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It's that time of the year again! It's time for a horror con. We always enjoy going to the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen in November. Same as this year. A few weeks ago we decided to go to Oberhausen for the weekend. We were at House of Horrors on Saturday and Sunday. It was a mix of exhibitors, cosplay, actors, panels, photo ops, food, drink and more!
We were mainly looking forward to watching some panels, buy some DVDs or games and talk to some awesome people again!
Our Friends-quiz "Who said it?" is one of our most popular articles up-to-date (have you tried it already?) and now we have a part 2! It's all very simple: we give you a quote...you tell us who said it. Are you a real "Friends"-buff or is it about time to start re-watching some episodes? Let us know how you did in the comments and tell us your favorite "Friends" quote...
Dutch Comic Con and Lena Headey just announced that Lena won't be able to be present at Dutch Comic Con Winter Edition this weekend. Everything was arranged, but unexpectedly she has to be present at the Game of Thrones set. At the Facebook page of Dutch Comic Con you can find a video of Lena explaining her cancellation.
Yeah, we did it! We went to New York and attended 2 days of New York Comic Con! It was amazing to be at such a big con. We went to New York Comic Con on Friday and Sunday.We ordered the tickets in June. On the day the tickets got available for sale, we bought these tickets. We just wanted to be sure that we would be able to attend the convention! Today we're talking about everything Sig and I did on Sunday when we visited New York Comic Con.
I read terrible stories about the queues to get in last year. So I was prepared for a long wait. Just like on Friday, we got in pretty fast. We arrived a bit earlier than on Friday. And I think we were in even before 10 AM! So no complaints here about that!
This time, we split up immediately. We both had a lot of things we wanted to do, so we needed all the time we could get. We picked one spot where we would meet in between panels and walking around and then split up.
Yeah! We have 2 cons planned very soon! This weekend (November 11th and 12th) we'll visit House of Horrors in Oberhausen. The weekend after that, we'll be at Dutch Comic Con on Saturday! We're excited to go to a few cons again! We did visit some other cons lately. Liv and Tristan visited FACTS and Sig and I went to New York Comic Con. Finally, all 4 of us will be at a con together again: House of Horrors. Dutch Comic Con will just be Liv & me.
A few weeks ago we went to FACTS in Ghent (Belgium) and they had an amazing guest list (again). One of the guests was Karl Urban and I was very excited about this announcement. I'm a big fan of the "Lord of the Rings"- trilogy, so I was glad to get a chance to meet the actor behind the character of Éomer. Of course Urban played in a lot of other great movies, but we'll talk more about that later. Since Sigmund and Carola only just got back from New York (Comic Con) they had to pass on this one, but Tristan and I packed our bags for the weekend. We decided to take the train and had to leave home very early. Since the whole trip would take approximately 3 and a half hours we left home around half past 6 a.m. Estimated time of arrival at Flanders Expo was somewhere around 10 o'clock. It all went very smoothly and the train was filled with people in costume (cosplay), also on their way to FACTS. Everything went smoothly up until Aalst (which is situated half an hour from Ghent. The train stopped and soon it became clear that an accident occurred and we would be there for quite some time. (Estimated time of arrival at Flanders Expo: later than expected but hey we had two days to spent so I was pretty optimistic). Time passed on and I think it was around 11 a.m. that we were asked to change trains. We would go to a place called Schellebelle and there we could transfer onto buses, which would bring us to Ghent. Estimated time of arrival at Flanders Expo: a whole hell of a lot later than expected but at least we were moving.
In the summer of 2016 Netflix came with a new show called "Stranger Things" and this little gem turned out to be one of the best television series of the last decades (in my humbe opinion). The first season consisted of 8 episodes and I absolutely devoured them. Just about everything about this show was right. The actors (especially the child actors) and characters were amazing, the story, visual effects and the music were great. The whole thing had a 80's Spielberg vibe and reminded me of some of the coolest movies of the 80s (like "The Goonies", "Stand by Me", "Alien" and "E.T."). For me the absolute star of the first season was Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven. Would you like to know more about her, check out our Spotlight article about this amazingly talented actress. "Stranger Things" was created by the Duffer Brothers. at the 2017 Emmy Awards the show received 18 nominations and won 5. Last Friday Netflix released the second season of the show and I can tell you I bingewatched the whole season in one day. In this article I will talk about both seasons. First of all I will do a recap of the first season and of course I will also share my thoughts on season 2. Now I am going to warn you one time: THE SPOILERS START HERE; IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED SEASON 1 YET, SHAME ON YOU AND OFF YOU GO...
Well that was one hell of a start of the season, right? We decided we are going to continue with the "Stuff&Thangs" articles and make Sunday "Walking Dead Day". Today we are going to highlight two fan favorites: Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Glenn (Steven Yuen). So sit back relax and let us tell you "Some stuff and thangs you might not know about Chad Coleman and Steven Yuen".
We have an interview for you with Simone van Galen. She runs a fan page for Annie. You can also find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr! Let's start by introducing Simone: "I’m Simone and as people call me Simy on the interwebs. Currently studying Mediadesigner MBO4 at Mediacollege Amsterdam which is an amazing school where I learn to do more in crafting and art and design which I can also use into my fan site. I have done some design things for Annie as well. I think I’m allowed to say it and if I wasn’t well I’m sure she will tell me after reading this, but before she posted the photo of her and Ritter as Mary Poppins she asked me to Photoshop the image of her. Some people believed it was real. But there are other things I do but I can’t talk about that here."
She's a big fan of Annie Wersching and she met her! She shared our story with us. And we're very happy about that! Thanks Simone for chatting with us and we're glad to work together! Let's talk about meeting Annie!
Recently we went on a holiday to New York! And it was amazing. Of course, we also had to go to the cinema. So one day, we did some shopping in a shopping mall in New Jersey. We thought it was a good idea to walk there (It was a walk of about an hour), even though rain was predicted. Well of course when we were halfway the rain poured down! Needless to see we were soaking wet when we arrived at the shopping mall. I was annoyed for a moment. But all these shops made me feel better instantly ;). We also noticed a cinema in the shopping mall and decided to watch a movie after shopping. We checked which movies were playing and we decided to watch the Mountain Between Us. I had never heard of the movie, but it sounded nice. After shopping, we first had dinner at this very American restaurant in the shopping mall. We loved it!
SPOILER ALERT! There may be spoilers for AMC's "The Walking Dead" in this article.
Yeah, we did it! We went to New York and attended 2 days of New York Comic Con! It was amazing to be at such a big con. We went to New York Comic Con on Friday and Sunday.We ordered the tickets in June. On the day the tickets got available for sale, we bought these tickets. We just wanted to be sure that we would be able to attend the convention! Today we're talking about everything Sig and I did on Friday when we visited New York Comic Con.
I read terrible stories about the queues to get in last year. So I was prepared for a long wait. Nice surprise: We arrived around 10 AM and there was a queue, but it only took like 10 minutes to get in. Well done!! Everything was very organized. Blocks away there was already staff guiding you to the con. That was great. And it was quite special to walk around New York City seeing people going to comic con everywhere around you! Besides that, there was a lot of NYPD as well! I saw quite some policemen and cars.
At the con, we mainly visited the show floor and attended 2 panels. We didn't do a lot of exploring actually till the end of the day. We just started on the show floor checking out merchandise. We watched 2 panels in between and just looked at more merchandise!
Last week we got a review request for "The Faith Community". We always love to watch indie movies and I decided that I was going to take this one. "The Faith Community" is a so-called found footage film. As far as I'm concerned "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) is the mother of this kind of movies. When this movie hit the cinemas the whole world seemed to be captured by the story of three students that went into Black Hill Woods , to make a documentary about the legend of the 'Blair Witch'. The ingenuity of the movie was the fact that no one seemed to know if it was the actual footage of a true story. The makers of the movie made good use of the rising power of the internet, while promoting the movie. When I read the story of "The Faith Community" I found some similarities with "The Blair Witch Project". It's also a found footage film about three students that go into the woods to make a documentary about their stay at Camp Nazareth.. The purpose of their stay is to form a closer bond with God. Another similarity is the promotion on internet. The makers launched fake propaganda videos of the camp and even launched a website for Camp Nazareth with posts going back to October 2014.
On our recent holiday to New York City, I picked up the DVD of the latest Child's Play/Chucky movie. Already the 7th in the series, Cult of Chucky. I knew it just had been released in the U.S. so I was kinda lucky since in Europe it hadn't been released yet. To be honest, I didn't have the greatest expectations of this film, but I want to keep my Chucky collection complete. I love the Chucky franchise very much. But the last two films, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky, I thought were just plain terrible. Especially the first 3 films are just classics and Bride of Chucky was also pretty decent I think. But for some reason, I still couldn't wait to see Cult of Chucky, so when we got home the first movie we watched was this one.
Just one more week until "The Walking Dead" saga continues. I've been watching the trailer for season 8 and it looks like we will finally see "our" group of survivors stand up to Negan's Saviors. Just one more week...7 days...that is quite long actually, so to make the wait bearable we give you another edition of our "Stuff & Thangs" articles. This week Lennie James (Morgan) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie).
A while ago, we had another email popping up in our inbox! A mail to ask if we were interested to watch and review Hell House LLC! And of course we were interested.
The summer is over again; it's raining and leaves are falling. I am not a big fan of the autumn and the winter, but there are some things that make these months bearable. One of those things is AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the long awaited season 8 is set to premiere on Sunday October 22. You might remember we did some trivia articles about (the cast members of) "The Walking Dead" late last year and earlier this year. We did four parts already and if you haven't already...check them out ( Part one , Part two , Part three, Part four). Are you ready for a new article about our favorite zombie apocalypse TV show?