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How about McDonalds?

McDonald's! McDonald's! What do you think about when I say McDonald's? I'm thinking about the yellow M, hamburgers and how there ALWAYS seems to be a McDonald's close by. And every McDonald's has the almost the same menu. Some of the food is local. But the biggest part is uniform all over the world. Tell me, is there anyone reading this who has néver eaten at McDonald's? I have no doubt that there will be people who haven't. But I expect that the majority of the people has tried it at least once. 

So... Have I changed Conmose in a food blog?  No. No worries ;), we're still writing about movies, series & conventions.

 

Then.. why I am mentioning McDonald's? Sig and I went to eat there! Yeah, I know that it's not very special. But it was for a special occasion! We were going to see the Founder!  The Founder is a movie about how McDonald's started. Sig and I decided to watch it in the cinema and thematically go to McDonald's before watching the movie!   We don't eat there often, so this was a nice excuse. 

   

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The eyes are the windows to the soul...

This article is about meeting the actress with the most beautiful eyes in Hollywood: Meg Foster. Whenever I saw Meg Foster on screen I found her eyes quite intimidating and scary (maybe it’s because of the roles she played), but when I met her the eyes were filled with kindness. 

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Series Tip: Fawlty Towers

This week’s Series Tip is an old one, but a good one. It’s a British sitcom from the 70s and it was ranked as the best British Television Program in the 100 Best British Television Programs drawn up by the British Film Institute in the year 2000. It’s one of my favorite (British) sitcoms and it’s written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Are there ringing any bells yet? Of course I’m talking about Fawlty Towers. Cleese got the idea for the show, when the Monty Python team (I absolutely adore Monty Python) was staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay. Cleese later said that the owner of the hotel was the rudest man he ever met in his life. So the show is based on a true life experience. Unfortunately there are only 12 episodes, but I must have seen them all dozens of times.

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Attending a panel at comic con

So, you're going to comic con.. Well done! I'm sure you'll love it. Today we will give you some tips about how to attend a panel/ Q&A. We have attended multiple panels at multiple conventions. We have quite some experiences. And there are definitely some things to keep in mind.

 

When you want to get an autograph, photo op or anything else at a convention, you might wonder: How does this work exactly? 

Well, that's what we are for! We'll help you through all the steps! If you also want to know more about getting an autograph or a photo op, make sure to check our articles  about that as well. Everything you need to know is in there. 

 

 

But here, we talk about panels! I always love to attend panels and I do it as much as possible at conventions. It gives you an opportunity to ask the actors/ actress/ artist etc a question. But it also gives you the opportunity to just listen to all the questions that are being asked and get to know them a bit better.

 

Every panel is different and every convention is different. I've seen panels that were just about 1 movie the actor played in. I've also attended panels where the questions where much more personal, where people were dancing and singing! It is what you make of it (and what's allowed of course).

 

Check out our tips below to make the most out of your panel experience!  Here's for starters a nice video of some dancing by Rick Cosnett at his Panel at Arccon. 

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Meeting Sibel Kekilli

In December 2016, we went to Dutch X-Mas Con in Utrecht. I was really excited that Sibel would be a guest. I know her for playing Shae in Game of Thrones. And as a big fan of Game of Thrones I'm always delighted when a convention asks someone from the cast to come over. And Sibel wasn't the only GOT guest: James Cosmo (who Plays Jeor Mormont) was also a guest at the comic con!  Yes! We love Game of Thrones guests! We were very excited to go to Dutch Xmas Con but we only had one day, so we had a very busy day ahead. 

 

Remember Shae? Shae was a prostitute in Game of Thrones. She began a relationship with Tyrion Lannister. Shae and Tyrion meet when Tyrion is fighting with the Lannister Army in the Riverlands. After a victory in the Battle of the Green Fork, Tyrion is made Hand of the King and he has to return to King's Landing. Tywinn forbids Tyrion to take Shae back with him, but he defies this order and sneeks her into King's Landing. I loved her character in Game of Thrones. She's so awesome! Tyrion and Shae grow closer together. Even though Shae seems a bit cynical and sharp at the beginning. You get the idea that they really care about each other. She disguises herself as a handmaiden for Sansa Stark so she can be close to Tryion. She also starts to care for Sansa and gives her some genuine advice. We see Shae develop during the seasons. I agree Shae is a very loveable charachter. Tyrioon is my favorite character in Game of Thrones, because he is fair and genuine. He has a good heart and that's what makes him stand out in the Lannister Family and makes him the black sheep of the family. When he meets Shae, he finally seems to meet someone that really loves him for the person he is. For the ones who haven't seen everything of Game of Thrones yet, we won't discuss what happens in season 4! 

 

Sibel is actually a German actress. Her family is from Turkish origin. She also plays a role in Tatort, a German crime series. Besides that, you might also know her for her roles in Die Fremde (When We Leave), Gegen Die Wand (Head -On) and Winterreise (Winter Journey). As part of my preparation for Dutch Xmas Con I watched "Die Fremde" and I have to say it's a very impressive movie. (I already talked about this movie in our post about "Movies we watched in December", so check that one out to see what it's about).  

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Let's talk: Movie Trivia

Let’s talk some movie trivia! We love watching movies, but we also love reading about movies. I love to read facts and trivia about movies and actors. Usually when I’m doing research for an article about an actor or a movie I stumble upon a lot of great facts. In this article we will talk about some random facts about some great movies.

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Chucky is back: Cult of Chucky!

Chucky is back! I'm so happy! I am a HUGE Chucky fan. I loved the child's play movies since the very first time I saw that Chucky doll. Have you seen the movies? What are your thoughts? I watched the first movie years ago. I thought it was great. My kind of horror movie. For the people who are not familiar with Child's play at all: A mother gives her son a Good Guy doll for Christmas. A Good Guy doll is a very popular toy. Every child wants one! This doll is named Chucky. And I love the line the doll says: "Hi, I'm Chucky. And I'm your friend til the end." But: This particular doll isn't as innocent as it looks.  The doll is possessed by the soul of a serial killer! 

 

After Child's Play, many more movies followed: Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky. And now also: Cult of Chucky! Okay, I'll admit: Even though I'm a big fan of the Chucky movies I don't think all movies are great. I was really disappointed by Seed of Chucky (Chucky's kid looked terrible!). And I didn't really like Curse of Chucky either (not really exciting). 

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The Flash challenge!

Since we're doing some challenges lately (Like the Movie Tagline Quiz), we made a separate page on Conmose for challenges and quizzes! Today we made a challenge for you about The Flash! Check out your knowledge about the series, about the actors and about the things we wrote about The Flash! Let us know in the comments what you thought of the challenge and if it was easy or not. We'll might make another one soon! If you want a challenge or quiz about another series, let us know! 

 

And... Do you want to challenge us? Let us know!

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Who ya gonna call? Interview with Ghostbusters Dutch Division

We were walking around at Dutch X-Mas Con, when we saw the stand of the Ghostbusters Dutch Division. It wasn't the first time that we saw them at a convention. We are all huge "Ghostbusters" fans, so this definitely caught our attention.  So this time we decided to have a talk. We asked if we could interview them by sending over a couple of questions via

e-mail. They instantly agreed! And we are happy to present this article to you today. It will give you a lot of insights in the activities of the Ghostbusters Dutch Division. We love it!

 

Let's start at the very beginning by introducing you to this awesome group:

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Meeting the Lord Commander: James Cosmo

 

Our last 2016 convention was Dutch Xmas Con in Utrecht (The Netherlands). I was very excited about the guest list and especially James Cosmo. This because he is in some of my favorite movies and series like: “Game of Thrones” (Lord Commander Jeor Mormont), “Braveheart” (Campbell), “Sons of Anarchy” (Father Kellan Ashby) and “Trainspotting” (Mr. Renton). But you may also know him from “Troy” (Glaucus), “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (Father Christmas), “Ben-Hur” (2016; Quintus) and “Highlander” (Angus MacLeod). Currently he is taking part in the UK Edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

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Movie review: Misery

Imagine waking up in a room that's not yours. You're a writer and you had an accident. A severe car accident. You instantly feel pain in your legs. You also hear a voice. The voice says "I am your number one fan. There's nothing to worry about. You're going to be just fine. I'll take good care of you." What would you think? 

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Tip of the week: Freaks and Geeks

This is a series about high school. But not just the typical series.. It's not about the popular kids. Nope, this series focuses on other kids in high school. It's 1980/ 1981 and it's all about Lindsey and her brother Sam. Lindsey is high school mathlete who decides to hang out with other people at school: The "freaks". He brother is a freshman and he and his "geeky" friends try to survive the first year of high school. 

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Movie quotes part 2

A while ago, we wrote articles about series quotes and movies quotes. We received a lot of great comments on these. So we decided to write another article on movie quotes for you! Enjoy :). 

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Our plans for 2017

A new year has begun! Well, Conmose started in 2016. But we will continue to write and grow in 2017! We're looking forward to year of awesome movies, series, comic cons and meeting lots of new people. So let us share our plans, thoughts and goals with you today! 

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Movies we watched in December

Here's another overview of movies we watched! This time it's movies we watched in December! 

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Our top articles of 2016!

Happy New Year!!!!!! We are wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year. Hopefully with lots of good movies and series ;). To start the new year with, we'll show the most viewed articles of 2016! Later on in the first week of this month, we'll also share the movies we watched in December with you and talk about our plans for 2017.

 

For now, let's look back at the most popular posts!  

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2016: Let's talk about the movies!

2016 has almost ended, so let's talk about movies! There's so much to discuss. We'll show you the best read movie/ DVD reviews we made. But we'll also discuss the movies I watched this year and what  I liked the best (Or didn't like at all!) How was 2016 for you? What was the best and worst movie you have seen? 

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2016: Actors we've met!

2016 was an AMAZING convention year. We met some many awesome actors. At the beginning of the year, I had no clue of how great it was going to be! We started with Walker Stalker Con London in February. And that was an unbelievable start. It was amazing to meet Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sarah Wayne Callies and Josh McDermitt. And we saw Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and much more actors from the Walking Dead. Today we're looking back on the actors we've met during 2016. We'll share our top memories with you and we will also show you which articles about meeting a specific actor or actress were the most popular on Conmose. Next year we will meet many many more actors. And we are already looking forward to it. We are so excited. 2016 is a beautiful year to look back to. And we're excited to think about the opportunities 2017 will have for us! That's just so true, I for one have met some of my childhood heroes this year. But other than that we met some amazing people this year and with the growing amount of conventions, 2017 will surely have a lot more in store for us. It won't be easy for me, to make a personal top 3 for you. There are just so many great memories to choose from!

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DVD review: The Church

We went to Dutch X-mas Con last week and again I bought some very nice DVDs. One of them being “The Church” released by Shameless  Screen Entertainment. The Church is an Italian horror film from 1989 directed by Michele Soavi (Deliria, Dellemorte Dellamore).  Since I just decided a while ago I want to collect all of the Shameless DVDs this was a very nice find (I also got “Who Saw Her Die?”).  Also, I’ve never had seen this film but I read some good things about it.

 

The film starts off in medieval times. A whole village is accused of witchcraft and heresy.  So a group of religious knights slaughters the whole village. This scene is very intense and has a crazy part where some woman gets her head chopped off and horses just keep walking over it. The camera just stays focused on the head while the knights are going around killing people. This goes on for quite a while and is very disturbing. After that, all the villagers get buried in a mass grave and a big stone cross gets laid on top of it. A big church will get build on the grave to prevent the demons from coming out. After that, we switch to present day. The church’s librarian Evan (played by Tomas Arana) accidentally opens the mass grave. Now the demons get unleashed.  A group of visitors gets trapped in the church. Strange and evil things start to roam the church and people are getting possessed.

 

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BamBox December Edition: Legends

It's BamBox time! This month's theme was: "Legends". We received an email last month, that the December Box would be the last box we would receive, because of the high international shipping fees. Fortunately BamBox decided that we will receive next month's Anniversary Box, but that will be the last one. So you can expect another BamBox Unboxing next month. Let's get back to this month: of course we made an Unboxing Vlog again and you can find it at the bottom of the article.  

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