Author: Jen P

In the wake of the apocalypse…

There seem to have been for a while now a certain fashion for apocalypse, zombies and the end of the world in general. It may be the will to know if we could survive in these terrible times, test our limits of some sorts. In books, TV series or movies, flesh eating monsters appear to be everywhere. If you are a fan of  movies such as Resident evil : degeneration and more recently World War Z  you will appreciate the Walking Dead series. The main character of the show is Rick Grimes, a police officer shot on duty and who has fallen into a coma....

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Sookie Stackhouse novels vs True Blood series

Charlaine Harris is the brilliant author of the Southern Vampires series. Published in 2008, her first book Dead after dark depicts the vibrant deep south of the United States as quirky and unique. It is in the small town of Bon Temps, near Louisiana that we meet Sookie Stackhouse. Surrounded by country folks, this waitress seems ordinary until we discover her telepathic abilities. We often dream of being able to hear people thoughts, we want to be a fly on the wall forgetting perhaps what a burden it can become. Would you be able to keep those secrets? Are you prepared...

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Unthinkable

Some movies are best seen with friends because they generate debates.  Animated debates! Everybody wants to give their opinion. I watched Unthinkable for the first time and, in this case, I’m still conflicted on where I stand on the topic. The movie starts with a video made buy a terrorists. He has hidden three atomic bombs in three different cities across the United states and they will explode in four days if his demands are not met. However, he did not state any demands! The government has to take the threat seriously and, before you know it, all the counter-terrorism agencies...

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Backpackers' worst nightmare…

If there is one genre that I detest it is horror. You might say that I am too sensitive but, for me, movies are a time spent on the couch relaxing and not tensing from fright. I use this downtime to help my stress level down not bring it up. However, a lot of my friends are backpackers and I have been hearing about Wolf Creek for a long time now. I have been told many different stories about this film. It is rumored among backpackers that all of it is true, that the killer is still running and...

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Sherlock Holmes in New York ?

There has been many attempt to bring sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s amazing characters back to life but never in New York City. Sherlock fits perfectly in America. In this clever new TV series, Elementary, Sherlock Holmes has moved to the “Big Apple” to recover from a drug addiction. Far away from Scotland Yard, he works as a consultant detective and manages to amaze us every episodes with his wits and deductive skills. However, what would be Sherlock Holmes without a Dr Watson ? Elementary, you would say. In this adaptation, Dr Joan Watson, a lady this time, played by the incredible Lucy Lu, is...

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In search of our inner caveman/woman

I’ve recently re-read my favourite book and I have to say that I enjoyed it like it was the first time. The clan of the cave bear by J. M. Auel has got a bit of everything for everyone. We meet the main character, Ayla, a child of five years old, after a devastating earthquake which separated her from her family of Cro-Magons. Lost, scared and hurt she is about to die when she is found by Neanderthals. It will be an incredible adventure for her to be able to be accepted and fit in this new environment. It is a story...

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