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The Walking Dead Recap

AMC has done it again! When I say “it”, I mean leaving me speechless at the end of an episode. Last night’s The Walking Dead definitely did not disappoint. We began in Woodbury, where the Governor spoke with Andrea about taking over his responsibilities for a period of time. He claims that he needs to get his mind back and after her stirring speech to the citizens about staying strong the Governor feels that she is the woman for the job. Andrea looks perplexed while the Governor leaves her to think about his offer. The Governor then meets with Milton to explain that he needs his utmost loyalty—and that after what happened with Merle betraying Woodbury, he is not sure who he can trust.

Meanwhile at the prison, Rick has lost it. He is seen searching for Lori, and amidst the search, he leaves the friendly confines of the fenced-in area. Hershel hobbles down to where he is, and tries to talk him back into the safe zone. Unfortunately, Rick is not willing to return at this time. Glen has also left the prison grounds to search the outside area of the prison to see if any walkers are getting in thru a different entrance.

Rick's vision of bridal Lori (photo courtesy of tv.com)

Rick’s vision of bridal Lori (photo courtesy of tv.com)

It then cuts back to Daryl and Merle who are searching for food in the woods. There is a constant argument going on between the brothers about why Merle left Daryl as a child. It is then revealed thru scars on Daryl’s back that both brothers were abused by their parents. Out of the blue, Daryl hears what he thinks is a baby crying. They make their way to the sound and see a Hispanic family fighting off some walkers, but not doing well. Daryl saves the Mom and baby, and Merle even helps fight them off too. Merle begins to rob the people in broad daylight until Daryl aims his crossbow at him and tells him to leave them alone. Daryl then decides it is time to go back to the prison, with or without his brother.

The brothers are ready to save a child (photo courtesy of www.sfx.co.uk)

The brothers are ready to save a child (photo courtesy of http://www.sfx.co.uk)

Back at the prison, we see Axel finally begin to open up and talk about his story. He is outside with the others in the group talking to Carol when he takes a bullet in the head! The camera zooms to the edge of the woods, showing the Governor thru a rifle scope. He has led a group from Woodbury to attack those at the prison. Rick and Hershel are quickly pinned down with fire, unable to get clear shots off at the attackers. Carl, Maggie, and Carol fight back and are able to shoot down one attacker who got into one of the guard towers. All of the sudden, a truck starts busting thru the gates of the prison, and parks in the open area. The back door of the truck opens and walkers start pouring out. As my beautiful wife stated, “the Governor just dropped a zombie bomb on them!” The Governor then makes his exit, as Rick tries to get back into the gates—only to be completely surrounded by walkers…until Daryl and Merle come to the rescue! Glen comes to the rescue of Hershel who was stuck in the field by himself.

Rick Grimes is pinned down under heavy fire (photo courtesy of imbd.com)

Rick Grimes is pinned down under heavy fire (photo courtesy of imbd.com)

The episode ends leaving a lot of questions…who is really in charge at Woodbury? Will the group take back Merle? Will they have to leave the prison? Will Rick get his act together? Will they attack the Governor? Stay tuned to find out!

-Chris

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Why We Love Movie Trailers

Are you a connoisseur of movie trailers? I think one of the best parts about going to the movies is watching the movie trailers. If we are running late and miss the trailers, it totally ruins the mood for the rest of the movie. I love getting little snip-its of films that I hadn’t heard of before or haven’t seen a trailer, yet.

Last night my cousin, her friend and I decided to go see Warm Bodies. We loaded up on essentials first (Butterfingers, KitKat bar, Sour Patch kids, Cadburry eggs, Nutter Butters, Rasinets, Hot Tamales and ice cream–we don’t mess around). Which, we snuck in because, let’s be real, if we had bought the stuff at the movie theater our $15 dollar bill would have been close to $45. We made sure to get there just in time to grab the last remaining seats for optimal viewing pleasure, and sat down for the best part.

The trailers.

…and we were not let down. Summit/Lionsgate gave us some great trailers pre-Warm Bodies. It was a mixture of YA books turned movies, zombies, magic and dystopian films. Everything a girl could dream of! Here are the trailers our movie theater had:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

August 23, 2013

Side Note: I am so FREAKIN’ excited for this movie. This book series is one of my all time favorites!

Beautiful Creatures

February 14, 2013 (Coming soon!!)

World War Z

June 21, 2013

Tyler Perry’s Temptation

March 29, 2013

Kim K acts now??

The Heat

June 28, 2013

Oblivion

April 19, 2013

Now You See Me

June 7, 2013

We were pretty happy with this line up. They were all very good movie trailers. Did you guys go to the movies last night? What trailers caught your eye?

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‘Warm Bodies’: Early preview leads to movie review

Last night, My husband and I had the chance to go to an early screening of the Warm Bodies, the new “Zom Rom Com” as people are affectionately referring to it as, that opens in theaters on Friday.  This is the first of many book to movie adaptions that I have been patiently waiting for coming in 2013.

 
Warm Bodies is based off of Isaac Marion’s 2011 YA novel about “R” (who is not your typical Zombie) as he encounters and rescue’s Julie (a human) from a Zombie attack and the aftermath of their relationship. I read the book shortly after it came out. I remember thinking that I would give it a try because I liked ‘Twilight’ so I might as well give Zombies a try. This was not the case. In all honestly I wasn’t a huge fan of the book. That being said, the entire time I was reading I kept thinking to myself “This would make a really great movie!”, I even remember making that remark to a friend. I finished the book and archived it in my nook, not to be touched again. Then last year, 2 good friends of mine were selected as zombie extra’s for the movie filming up in Canada! I got really excited– this book was going to be made into a movie! I started paying attention to filming news and when I saw the first picture released of Nicholas Hoult as R, I knew that this was going to be good.
 
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So let’s get down to my review. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. When reading the book, I was not envisioning a comedy. At all. But believe me when I tell you, this movie is funny! The entire theater was cracking up! Laugh out Loud funny! It was endearing. You really find yourself caring for R. I was really impressed with how true to the book they stayed and that I still liked it. Nicholas Hoult was fantastic at developing his character. Teresa Palmer was a perfect Julie (I promise I won’t talk about how much she reminded me of Kristen Stewart). Dave Franco plays the typical douche character that he is used to playing. Rob Corddry was awesome as R’s best friend M. One of his line’s is my favorite in the movie SPOILER “Bitches, Man”. John Malkovich was a great overprotective post apocalypse dad. Analeigh Tipton was great as the perfect supportive bff. I have to say this movie was really wonderfully cast! Which says a lot coming from me, As Sarah can attest to, I’m picky about movie casting (aka Josh Hutcherson as Peeta….).
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I would have to say this is a definite must see! It is not your typical “zombie” movie. It’s for everyone… even if you think it’s not for you, give it a chance! I would like to share what my husband commented on my instagram about it last night. This mean’s a lot coming from him since he usually just lets me drag him along to movie’s just for the sake of being with me. (Isn’t he sweet?!)
He said:
“I thought for sure that it wasn’t for me. And I found that the movie was really funny, quirky, and entertaining” He also said #mywifeisthebest but that would be bragging to share that!
-April
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April is a 30 year old mom to 3 beautiful girls and married to her High School sweetheart. She loves pop culture, reading, music, movies with a major in all things Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and Young Adult Dystopian Novels.  She is a Cali girl born and raised with a passion for the SF Giants! 

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Walking Dead Recap: Killer Within

Where do I even start? How do I make you, as a reader, comprehend my feelings for this episode? Bare with me… This is a tough post.

If you’re a weekly watcher of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you went into this episode with no idea of what would happen. All the previews showed was that walkers had entered the prison.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

At the beginning of the episode, we see Michonne inspecting the Governor’s vehicles that are riddled with bullet holes, and asking him some pretty hard hitting questions, but at the same time keeping her distance, she does not trust him. Andrea is not ready to leave Woodbury though, that is very clear, and it annoys Michonne.

Rick is ready for the group to start breaking ground outside the prison, clearing out the rest of the yard and burning the walker bodies. But things are never THAT easy, are they? Glenn and Maggie are busy occupying their time up in the guard tower “again” and Darryl and Carol find this funny.*sigh* I love Darryl and Carol, it’s the little things, right Delena fans? The two prisoners Axel (O’ Brother Where Art Thou looking prisoner) and Oscar (The other black guy) appear, and really piss Rick off. They’ve broken their promise to stay in their cell block. Axel pleads with Rick that they just can’t stay in there anymore with men that used to be their friends, and that they just want to be apart of their group. After the men discuss it, Rick is the final decision and he decides to lock them outside the prison gates where they’ll be safe, but still outside.

Hershel is tired of his bed rest, and with the help of crutches, his daughter, Carl and way-to-pregnant Lori, he insists they “take a walk”.

Everyone is out in the yard at this point, when they notice something is VERY wrong… there’s walkers, inside the prison walls!

WHAT?! Who could have let them in?!

Carl open fires, Hershel, limping on one leg, slaps a walker with his crutch and gimps up the stairs with his daughter to safety. Carol and T-dog are holding off the walkers on their own, when T-dog gets his shoulder bitten, Carol screams for T-dog to get inside.

Rick, Glenn, and Daryl are sprinting to the yard, unlocking all the gates as they go. Maggie, Lori and Carl run into the jail, as well, to try to escape.

Is everyone accounted for ,as of now?

Back in Woodbury, Andrea gives Merle a map to find Hershel’s farmhouse, so he can track Daryl. She say’s that if it was her sister she’d want to know. Merle tells Andrea that the Governors “a good man”. Oh okay…

Glenn finds that the prison gates have been cut with bolt cutter and Rick immediately blames Oscar and Axel,who are standing there.

Just when you’re feeling nervous enough for the group, the yard alarm sounds! NOOO! That will draw every walker for miles! Oscar states that he used to work at the jail and that someone must have fired up the back up generators. Rick grabs Oscar, leaving Axel with Glen, Daryl follows Rick. Rick shoves Oscar inside and makes him show them where the generator would be.

Meanwhile, Carol and T-dog are trying to navigate through a walker infested jail. There’s only one way through… T-dog is looking bad, he knows this is the end of the road for him. He looks at Carol and simply tells her that, “This is God’s plan” and runs head on into the walker crowd sacrificing himself for Carol to get by. It’s a brutally gory, sad scene.

RIP T-dog.

Lori, Carl and Maggie are still wandering around when Lori announces that she thinks the baby is coming. OH GOD! Carl leads his mom and Maggie into a safe place, the boiler room. Maggie tells Lori to lay down and take her pants off :/ and Carl looks on helplessly. Lori is standing pushing, when Maggie screams for her to stop…. there’s blood.

Back in Woodbury, I really hate it when we go back there… Merle asks the Governor if he can go look for his brother but the governor says he can’t risk it, the place would fall apart with Merle. Andrea has a drink with the governor and divulges to much information. (like always) The governor tells Andrea he lost his wife 18 months before the outbreak in an accident, leaving him with their daughter. The Governor reveals his name is Philip.

Rick, Daryl and Oscar finally enter the generator room…. Do we all remember the little black guy that Rick locked outside? Ya, he’s in the generator room, and ready to kick some serious behind! Rick’s gun goes flying, and it’s not looking good. That’s when Oscar picks up the gun, shoots the other inmate and hands Rick the gun. BOOM! Rick has just made a new best friend.

Lori is suffering by now, and tells Maggie that she has to cut her open. Maggie refuses, but Lori pleads saying, “My baby must survive for all of us.” Carl shares a quite moment with his mommy. Lori tells him, “My sweet boy, you’re the best thing I ever did, I love you.” Maggie takes Carl’s knife and cuts Lori open across her lower stomach. Lori screams and then nothing… Maggie fishes for the baby. After a few minutes of holding your breath, wondering if Maggie will have a hand, she pulls out the baby gives him a quick pat and it begins to cry. Maggie gets up with the baby and tells Carl that they have to get out of there and find the group. Maggie gives Carl a finale moment with his mother. Carl remembers the conversation his dad had with him about people he loves dying. Carl then, off screen, shoots his mother, he doesn’t want her to become a walker. Maggie gasps.

By this point I’m sobbing.

Rick, Daryl, and Oscar come barreling back into the prison yard. Daryl has Carol’s head scarf, they haven’t found a body but she’s missing. Hershel and his daughter are safe. Glen is still with Axel. Carl and Maggie holding a whimpering baby, come into the yard with the others. Rick asks where Lori is. Maggie shakes her head and sobs into Glen’s shoulder.

Rick looks at his son Carl’s blank expression and starts with the, “NO NO NO NO… LORIIII” he falls to the ground and begins to sob.

I’m ugly crying. Mascara and snot are everywhere.

Now that Lori is gone, I want her back. I’ll have no one to blame Carl’s bad behavior on. How can they so easily replace T-dog?! All I have to say, if they keep this killing spree up, and they kill Daryl, you’re going to have to find someone else to blog about this show.

Please share your respect for our fallen friends below. Comments, concerns, theories, they’re all appreciated.

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