Natural disaster

Mitch Emhoff welcomed his wife, Beth Emhoff who just came back from Hong Kong .The day after, Beth had to be hospitalized for “a severe flu” but she died afterward. The same symptoms appeared on his son. Without knowing it, Beth brought a deadly virus from her trip. In few days, the world had faced the highest contagious disease ever. International team started to investigate on the origin of the virus, looked for the anti-virus, provided first aid and applied procedure to contain the disease. Nonetheless, panic and rebellion took place. Everyone tried to face the contagion as they could but some took advantage from it.

I wouldn’t mind watching this movie just for the bunch of superstars in it : Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Marion Cottillard. But the Director, an Academy Winner, Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s eleven, The informant!) gives us a clever point of view in  this thriller : “Nothing spreads like fear”. The movie follows different people who are facing a situation whom they don’t have any solution. All along, we discover many characters and their role, their ideas and we still can get to the main plot. “Contagion” (2011) is certainly a film worth seeing.

Very recently, Madagascar faced Mother Nature’s creation “Giovanna” . Rarely does a cyclone pass cross our island. Mostly, they shyly show up to our coast and leave. In my knowlegde, the only cyclone which had hit all Madagascar was “Geralda” in 1994. I was too young to know exactly what happened, all I could remember was that I was so glad we didn’t have class that day. This time, surprised I was that at 03:00 in the morning, I was awaked up by gusts of winds outside. The fear came along… The worst is when you are not aware of what’s going on. But to any situation, there should always be some measures to be taken. Having right information can help and save. For that purpose, some bloggers use crowd sourcing by creating crowdmap : a website which gather all pieces information related to the cyclone “Giovanna” sent by citizens of Madagascar.

Up to now, authorities report at least 10 dead, and this number would increase because there are many missing cases. Wherever you are in Madagascar, you still can report incidents, or share your testimonies by sending sms at 0326705819 / 0340222049, by emailing at cyclonegiovanna@gmail.com or by using directly the website http://cyclonegiovanna.crowdmap.com.

Here are some pictures of After Giovanna …

Final note, one of my favorite singer/actress passed away : WHITNEY HOUSTON , May you rest in Peace

My favorite Song : “Saving All My Love For You”

My favorite movie :

Deepest fear

Paranormal activity poster

Paranormal Activity

September 2006, Katie and Micah just moved in their new sweet home in San Diego, California. But some noises and weird incidents occurred in their new house. To have some evidence of what exactly happen, the couple decided to film everything at anytime. They discovered that something was hanging around in their home : doors slammed, furniture moved, light switched on… They decided to call for some help and it appeared that a non-physical presence has followed Katie since her childhood …

Paranormal Activity (2007) is presented as a documentary rather than a movie : no cast, no team, no music background, just people filming their every days life, and it makes it more too much believable. The whole movie is filmed with a camera handle like in “The Blair witch project” and “Cloverfield” but the camera stability is much more better, which makes you more enjoy it.

While watching it, there are already some frighten moment without showing any blood or monster. In life, there are always something that happen you can’t explain. When it is something good, you thank God or your lucky star to give you such thing. When it is something bad, you try to understand what it is and why it happen to you. When you don’t know the answer, you’re panicking and praying to the Lord to stop this nightmare. How can you defend yourself when you don’t even know what attacks you? In the movie, they exploited this part. They don’t give any explanation of what happen, you just face with the characters all the incidents and get their fear.

Katie ans Micah

As far as I’m concern, I labeled a movie as “scary” from my feelings not while watching the movie, but the “after the movie”. It is always the hardest time when you are alone in the dark. Even in your own bed, you don’t feel secured. Some flashback of the movie get back your mind, every little noise make your heart beat faster. And you have this fear running down your spine. Even though it was fiction, you can’t help yourself thinking it can happen to you right here, right now.

I have to agree with all critics about this movie. It is definitively, absolutely scary!

Killer inside of me


Mr BROOKS
MR BROOK (2007)

Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a successful businessman, a passionate husband and a caring father. But he has a terrible secret : he is addicted in killing people.

Known as the “Fingerprint killer”, he had been straight for two years. But Marshall (William Hurt), the psychopathic side of Brooks get over him. Mr Brooks killed again.

He is trying hard to get rid of this “addiction” by attending AA (Anonymous Alcoholics) meetings, Marshall isn’t far to remember him why he fights so hard against something he loves so much.

During his last murder, for once, he made a mistake, curtains were wide open and he was seen killing and photographed by someone. This witness, instead of going to the police, contact and blackmail Earl to take him to his next murder…

In a parallel story, there is Detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore) who is investigating Brooks’ murder. And she has a messy divorce and a criminal after her …

As far as I’m concern, this is one of the best thriller ever : the script is well written with clever dialog. And the director, Bruce Evans, as well one of the writer knew how to put it on screen : some scene are so brutal, and some make you laugh. For me, a movie is rated “good” when the evil part is a real wicked one. But here, the bad guy is also the hero and even thought Brooks is a vicious serial killer, the writers make him so interesting, so smart that obviously, I root for him and I want him to succeed . So complex, isn’t it?

Earl And Marchal : "Why are you fighting so hard?"

In addition to that, the acting is very well done. Kevin Costner (Time Cop, Dance with wolves) delivers one of the most intelligent and emotionless character on film since Hannibal Lecter. William Hurt (Syriana, The Village)  Oscar winner, the maniacal alter ego is always ironical and sarcastic and can show compassion at the same time. And Demi Moore (Ghost, G.I. Jane) portrayed a cop with strong personality who wants to kick some ass.

If you’re looking for an intriguing and smart thriller, you’ll be delighted with this one.

Rumours says this was the first of a trilogy. I cross my fingers it will be !

How beautiful we are!

the-mist
That night, a violent storm attacks a town in Maine. The next morning, a thick mist is approaching from off the nearby lake. David Drayton (Thomas Jane), his eight-year-old son and his neighbor Brent Norton drive to town to pick up food and supplies. On their way to the market, they see the army and the police, heading toward the mist. As they are shopping, an old man runs in the market with a bloody nose and screams “Something in the mist!”. Everyone looks outside, the mist is moving to the supermarket. After a while, nothing can be seen but white smoke : the mist has completely covered the supermarket and may be the whole city . People doing their shopping, sellers, everybody get trapped in the supermarket. Suddenly, unworldly horrific creatures appear and people start panicking …

The story is based on Stephen King’s novel, considered one of his scariest book. Personally, didn’t read it yet (anyway, I’m not into books!!) but the movie is incredible. That’s surely because of its originality next the others horror like “Hostel” or “Saw”, bloody scenes with psychological struggle. Besides, Frank Darabont (The Green Mile ),the director, agreed to make the movie only under the condition that no matter what, they wouldn’t change the scripted. And it works fine. I was absolutely gripped during the entire film. I recommend it to all of horror fan.
The movie played with people’s mind : it describes how easily people can be manipulated, fooled when they are scared. Trapped in a place, not knowing what’s going outside. The 911 doesn’t answer. And then, monsters attack you, you don’t understand what happen, you don’t even know how to protect yourself. In that case, we are ready to follow whoever says “I got the solution”, although this solution is insane, … Your brain doesn’t work normally anymore, there’s no right and wrong, there’s no rational or irrational, you just think of what can make you get out of there, whatever the consequences are, whoever gets hurt. “I wanna get out of here, I wanna feel in peace, I wanna feel secured!” that is your aim. And whoever dare to stop you, or disagree with you, you will come to kill them if it needs to.
Human being are so proud to say “We’re different from animals, we’re more clever and conscientious”. But put them in a damn situation where they are facing danger and fear, or just make them believe that all the things they have will disappear. And then the animal in them will rise above! Sometimes, it’s worst and they invent politics and religions to justify their actions . How beautiful we are!