Film review for World War Z

 

I guess I was expecting a film along the same lines of The Walking Dead, after all it was the popularity of the TV show that called for a film to be made.  But I was surprised to see if was more of a thriller rather than a horror. Not that I’d let my oldest (9) watch it, but there was hardly any blood or scary faces, in fact, I could say that the ogres from Lord of The Rings were scarier than these Zombies.
However, the film was great.
I’m glad they didn’t go through a long scene of how the virus started and spread, instead it was done in a matter of seconds.
I think my favourite clip of the movie was when Brad Pitt counted the seconds it took for a person to turned into zombie. It was only 11. So you can just imagine how long it would take for a city to be overrun that was what was terrifying about the film.

As for Brad Pitt’s acting skills, I’ve seen better. The main character didn’t really have much to say or do. The film was about the action and the people around him. Although Brad was a hero in the movie, any leading actor could have done the part just as well. No Oscar sorry Pitt.
What was off putting about the film was the speed of the action scenes, they went through so fast it was hard to distinguish what was going on and then there was that dreaded shaky camera syndrome, seems a lot of film are doing this.
And the best thing about the movie was that they didn’t overuse the special effects.

Talk about snakes on a plane, try zombies!

4 stars for effort.

Book trailer for Road Rage

Book trailer to the new thriller ROAD RAGE

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Halloween special

English: BlackoINTERVIEW WITH A ….. WITCH

 

If you could sit down with a witch and ask her questions, what would you ask?

Please welcome the witch in question, Jerri.

Sit back with your brew everyone and enjoy this frank but fun interview.

:)

When people think of witches, they see broomsticks, black cats and a black pointy hat. Why do witches have such a bad rep?

It is true that when people typically think of witches, they think of the pointy hat and greenish complexion, and broom riding. This was said to have come from elderly women who were healers or herbalists in small villages; beginning as early as the 1600’s. They would cast them out for being non-traditional, not using proper medical procedures, even though they healed. The authorities would take all their belongings including their clothing, force them to wear a burlap sack and they were made to walk the streets of the villages that shunned them. Old, Haggard, that’s the look that stuck with Christians to portray us as creepy, evil, non-repenting. The broomstick riding comes from Gaelic Wicca mostly, as they believe that if you didn’t cast a spell on the broom, it was surely Fairies. As far as the familiars (black cats) the Christians chose that one too, because of its dark appearance, but a witch chooses any familiar he/she wishes. The pointy hat, however came from herbalists called “pagani.” They wore brimless conical hats at first, but then later Christians changed it to the large hat with the brim. Witches adorn many types of head-gear from headbands with the pentagram, images of the Goddess, green leaves and even antlers.

So you are a modern witch. Do you cast spells?

I have been a witch for 27 years, and although life can get hectic and busied it is important to keep the magic flowing. Yes, I cast spells and perform rituals and say small prayers and blessings every time I pass my altar.

You have a big holiday coming up, where witches and monsters are supposed to roam free. What does Halloween really mean to you?

Samhain/Halloween is my favourite holiday. We feast and decorate. It’s the beginning of winter and the beginning of the darker half of the year. The Greenman will rest, it will be the time of the Crone; harvesting, cooking and feeding friends and family. I’m starting to make some goodies this weekend. It’s a lot like the Christian version of Thanksgiving, similar foods and gathering of friends. It is most important to me because it’s when the doorway to the spirit world is open, just a crack, but it allows the spiritual presence of our loved ones that have passed to join in the festivities with us. It’s a time for me to honour the Dead and be closer to them.

Are you part of a coven if so what do you get up to?

No actually my Mother was a Christian Wiccan Herbalist/healer. I am a Solitary Eclectic Wiccan, no coven.  Another reason I don’t belong to a coven, I don’t like being told what to do or how to do it.

Isn’t the religion Wiccan supposed to be about mother nature. Can you clarify?

I don’t believe in organized religion of any kind. Yes, you call her mother nature, I call her Goddess. I follow the seasons. Everything around us is alive and worthy of respect, from the dirt, to the air around us. Each season change represents a different stage of the Goddess. Now it is harvesting, feasting and rebirth. Oh, and by the way, eclectic for a Wiccan means I take bits and pieces from different beliefs such as Druidry, Gaelic and Fairy Lore. My body is my altar and everything around me is my church.

Now for the ultimate question…. what is your favourite witch film?

hmmm… that’s a tough one because they portray witches so differently in movies and on T.V. I like The Craft, (one of my favourite as well) because there is some truth in it. Witches Of Eastwick is one of the best.

Got to fly now getting ready to make some Bewitching Brownies. I’m off to a Halloween Party  this evening.

Thank you, Jerri and blessing be.

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SOA

Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club

Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SOA, for those of you that have been out of the loop, Sons of Anarchy, is a TV show on FX based on the thrilling life of a bad ass outlaw motorcycle club.

SAMCRO  Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original  lives and runs Charming a fictional town in the central Valley of Northern California, and the residents don’t seem to care (it’s all about tough love.)

The programme showcases some of the meanest talent on TV, and even the women are tough; well you’d have to be if you want to earn the title of LADY.

It’s not worth me going through a list of who’s who, as SOA is on its 5th season and season four left us with a change of power which most fans thought was well overdue.

Creator, writer, genius, Kurt Sutter’s original idea was to base the show on Shakespeare’s Hamlet… and we all know how that story ends.

Mr Sutter is not afraid to speak his mind as those that follow his tweets know. He also films regular video blogs called W.T.F Sutter, where he answers questions from his hard-core fans. Although he won’t admit it, he cares about what people think regarding the show.

You can follow Kurt Sutter here blog and tweets

And if you’re a die-hard fan or a newbie, feel free to join one of the many friendly Facebook fan pages.

Love our SOA

SOA fan club

Sons of Anarchy season 5 aired on September 11th, with a spectacular opening that will leave you gasping . Awesome. Kurt has done it again.

SOA Merchandise

HUNTRESS published by MMP is my latest thriller.  Come and hang out with the Wolves the baddest MC in fiction.

Huntress

Stone Cold blog feature

interesting interview and an exciting excerpt to one of my books.

 

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U.F.O

Do you believe in U.F.O’s? 

Have you ever, or do you know someone who has seen a UFO?

Are we alone?

Three simple questions. It’s the answers that can be debatable.

Do you believe in a UFO?

Well, if you take the question literally, the letters U.F.O stands for unidentified flying object. It does not refer to spaceships or flying saucers.

Flying saucer (confectionery)

So yes, there could be an object flying in the sky that you may not be able to identify.

Have you ever seen a UFO?

Why are most UFO sightings in America? Do aliens from another planet think America is the capital of the world ( I ‘m sure certain presidents  that do.)

I’ve seen mysterious flashing lights in the sky, but haven’t given it a second thought.  I like watching a good Sci-fi movie with the best of them, but how close are they to the truth?

Are we alone?

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

Well, we all know from scientific evidence that there is life on other planets. If Earth could house this abundance of life, whose to say that in another solar system, universe or galaxy, there are not other planets that can sustain life forms. Do they look like lizard men, or jellied blobs? Who knows. I guess we have to leave that to the imagination of the movie studios.

So what are your thoughts?

Have you ever seen a UFO?

What’s your favourite sci-movie?

Does area 51 exist? Is there a conspiracy to hide the truth?

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Biker BoyZ vs Son’s of Anarchy

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Biker BoyZ      vs       Son’s of Anarchy

This will be my LAST publication and I’ve dedicated it to all those that have supported me through my writing years. Many thanks.

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International Day of Metal

 

 

 

I had a chat with Iron Mathew founder of the International Day of Metal.

Why did you want to do this and what made you decide on that date?

There are many recognized international days of this and that, but none for heavy metal music, and as an avid fan of this genre I decided to create one. As for the date, well it had to be something memorable and as 6/6 is International Slayer Day, I doubled the numbers and chose 12/12, which then makes the inaugural day 12/12/12

What are you trying to accomplish?

I want to get everyone talking about this day and maybe get it recognised as a yearly international day. Heavy metal is one of the most popular genres ever and it should be recognised and celebrated.

How many members have you gathered so far?

As at 21/4/12 the Facebook group has over 2,930 members, and there are 11 official supporters for this day. Official supporters are those organisations, people, bands or anyone who posts a link on their website for International Day Of Heavy Metal, in return, a reciprocal link is placed on our home page.  47 countries have signed up (so far)

Will you be organizing any get together or festivals?

Personally no, but my hope is that others will. I plan on taking the day off work and spend it with my windows open, playing  as many classic heavy metal songs as I can.  I hope clubs, and bars will organize get together. I know a few bands are planning on organizing some gigs.

So now you know the date 12/12/12

celebrate loud and proud the International day of Metal.

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As most of you know my favorite heavy metal band is Iron Maiden. If you want to know what going to a Maiden concert is like then you need to read In Times of Violence, YA urban thriller.   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/130101

Heavy Metal Road Sign!

Heavy Metal Road Sign! (Photo credit: Deanmetal)