BOOK TO FILM: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Commas and Ampersands

This book to film comparison contains spoilers.

movie posterA spy organisation recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

After seeing the trailer for Kingsman, I decided it was time to read my first graphic novel. I had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I could instantly see how well it would translate into a film.

The movie blew me away with its humour, action, and the changes to the plot that strengthened the original story. Of course, some things have been changed in order to satisfy the requirements of the medium but in general the plot follows the same formula.

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What We Do in the Shadows


Look, let’s get this out of the way up front: I’m not really obsessed with Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. I just happen to like lots of things he’s in. Although he can be quite dishy.

Anyway, whilst on procrastination 4972445, I watched a very informative New Zealand documentary on vampire flatmates.

The film, What We Do in the Shadows, is very funny.

Done documentary style (and I believe  much of it was ad-libbed), follows the lives of four vampires, Deacon, the young wild vamp of the group, Viago, Vladislav and the 8,000 year old Petyr.

Things become more complicated when Petyr accidentally makes a new vampire, Nick, who joins their household. But Nick brings along his pre-deceased friend, Stu, who, though they all want to eat him (he’s so red!), they don’t because they really like him.

There are also zombies who make a brief appearance, and…

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Depuis quelques années, Jake Gyllenhaal a su retrouver de la crédibilité à mes yeux. J’aime croire que Denis Villeneuve a un petit quelque chose à avoir là-dedans car les films “Prisoners”  et “Enemy”, tous deux encensés par la critique et réalisés par Villeneuve, l’ont amené vers des projets plus intéressants comme « Nightcrawler ». « Prince of Persia », on oublie ça! 😉


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« Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) n’a jamais eu d’emploi stable. Il n’a pas d’éducation non plus. Les choses qu’il sait, il les a apprises sur internet. Un soir, il aperçoit un journaliste indépendant (Bill Paxton) capter des images d’un accident. Ceci l’inspire à devenir, lui aussi, un caméraman pour les nouvelles de dernière heure. Après avoir filmé ses premières images-chocs, il se rend dans une station de télévision pour les vendre. Les gens sont emballés par son travail, surtout la réalisatrice…

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Review – “Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water” – great movie for fans of Spongebob

Nerdy Soul

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Starring: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Tim Conway, Bill Fagerblake, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, and Clancy Brown
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Rated: PG
Movie site:

In the 2nd full-length Spongebob movie, Spongebob has a new enemy that he must face in Burger Beard as he is able to get his hands on the Krabby Patty formula and must call on an unlikely teammate to try and get it back.

The movie has everything that you would expect to find in a Spongebob film. It has sarcastic moments and some one-liners that some kids may not get. Antonio Banderas stars as the only actor and the pirate in the movie and he plays his role well.

And of course it wouldn’t be Spongebob without a little music. Sadly there is only one song in the movie but it’s a great little number. It’s called “Teamwork” and it’s a duet with Spongebob and…

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What is the Real Problem with 50 Shades of Grey?

It Is Trish

The Christian online community is blowing up, and this time it’s about 50 Shades of Grey.  As usual, I have come to the same conclusion (don’t read or watch it), but for very different reasons.  I’m always this close to fitting in.  Most of the concern I see is directed at either 1) the erotica or 2) the BDSM.  With some caveats, I don’t really see these issues as all that significant.  What bothers me about the story is, instead, the abuse.

Full disclosure:  I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey.  This makes me that absolutely annoying person who has an uneducated opinion.  I’m sorry!  I have, however, had many conversations with readers, and I have been devouring any and all information about the series, positive or negative.  If that still doesn’t count as good enough for you, I don’t blame you.  But I encourage you to keep…

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A picture is worth a thousand words


Everyone has heard of the famous quote explaining how pictures hold incredible amounts of information. It’s something that we have grown up on and it’s completely true. Pictures hold a lot more than what is first observed when viewing them. If you look with a close eye at the details of the photo you can see in most instances that photos hold a story. Even if the photo is of something simple such as someone eating or a room with a few objects, each photo is a gateway to a story. Before photographs were around paintings and drawings have always been able to portray stories as well. With the introduction of photographs and digitally manipulating photos though, there is now a plethora of new ways to tell stories. One photo on it’s own is worth one thousand words but with photo essays or collages, multiple photos together are worth infinite amount of words. For…

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