Terrifically paced, this thriller links two teenagers who must work fast to unravel the past and discover the dangerous secret that unites them. Theo and Rachel have a lot at stake as they foil the plot of a group of extremists and get to the heart of their own identities. Sophie McKenzie holds the reader by the power of her storytelling. Nat and Charlie's courage and loyalties are pushed to the limit in the third and final part of the heart-stopping Split Second.
It is not the whole book. Please note that the whole book is also available now! Plus, get an exclusive look at the first chapters of the nail-biting conclusion Every Second Counts! Sophie McKenzie knows how to get her readers right on the edge of their seats. Split Secondis a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. I'll be watching this space for book two.
With bated breath! The tension mounts in part two of the action-packed thriller, Split Second. Bound together by the devastating consequences of a terrorist attack on a London market, teenagers Charlotte Charlie and Nat appear at first to have much in common. But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat, she begins to wonder - does he know more about the attack than he's let on?
Split Seconds a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend.
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Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat and his family, she begins to wonder if perhaps he knows more about the attack than he has let on.
Split Second is an action-packed thriller that shifts between the perspectives of its two main characters as their courage and their loyalties are tested to the limit. What would you do if you saw yourself as a toddler on a Missing Children's website? Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but when one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before, Lauren fears the nightmare might happen all over again.
Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missingand Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns more about their biological father and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems?
As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger This ebook bind-up includes Girl, Missing; Sister, Missingand Missing Me, plus a bonus chapter of when Wolfe met Madison. Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene capable of creating psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project.
But the lives are these four special teens are in extreme danger because, since their existence was uncovered, there are some people who will stop at nothing to see them destroyed Fast-paced, thrilling and full of action, this ebook collection includes The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted, Double-cross and Hit Squad.
It's been eight years since Geniver Loxley lost her daughter, Beth. Since that day, Gen has been floundering. While her husband Art builds his business reputation and their fortune, she can't let go of Beth. And then one day, everything changes. A strange woman shows up on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that Beth is alive. That she is out there somewhere, waiting for Gen to find her. It's insane.
But why would someone make up such a story? George A. Romero loosed a plague upon the world. Before his salvo, there was essentially no such thing as a zombie - certainly nothing in the mainstream, apt to spawn survival guides and HBO shows and twists on Jane Austen. But such was the power of the ultra low-budget Night of the Living Dead and its equally scathing, satirical sequels, that the zombie became the cultural powerhouse we all know and love. While the three zombie follow-ups Romero's made since have met with mixed receptions, there's no question that these three will gnaw their way into your brain and stay there.
Well, parts four, five and six actually; the original three are all rather brilliant. But if we have to choose, we'll say Day, which has suffered more than the other two from the endless imitations. Fun fact: Need some fake blood for your black-and-white genre-creating zombie movie? Why, just buy some stocks of Bosco Chocolate Syrup! Delicious and gruesome. They're multiplying too rapidly! From humble beginnings with funding gained by the director's willingness to undergo medical experimentation to a star-studded finale, Robert Rodriguez' Mariachi trilogy has - and we're willing to put our reputations on the line on this one - more weapons hidden in guitar cases than any other series on this list.
Like Evil Dead, the second film is more or less a remake of the first, and the moment when the series really hits its stride, but all three of them are stylish and improbably entertaining, what with the two-handed gunfights and the Mexican stand-offs of course and the thousands of squibs popping on every side. It'll make you want to learn guitar, and then want to carve out the middle of the guitar and hide a couple of machine guns in there. The finale, which pays for its star power in narrative coherence and originality. Fun fact: The villain in the third film and the Chihuahua in the third are both called Moco, which means boogers in colloquial Spanish.
Scientists have shown that every single London Underground train for the last two years has contained at least one person reading a Stieg Larsson book, and with great popularity comes great movie adaptations. What's nice is that the Swedes got a head-start on this, finishing their film trilogy while the English-speaking world was still waiting for the translation of the third book - and it's currently quite hard to imagine how David Fincher's film can measure up.
The first film is the best of these, but filmed back-to-back and with exceptional unity of style, they've set a very high bar for future adaptations of the series. Perhaps The Girl Who Played With Fire, which doesn't quite have the impact of the first film or the nicely rounded ending of the third. But they're all at least decent. Fun fact: Dolph Lundgren was offered the part of German giant Ronald Niederman, and had he taken it it would have been his first role in his native Sweden. Hard as it may be to remember, Blade was really the movie that started the current comic-book superhero trend.
From the moment that Wesley Snipes growled his way onscreen and dusted a room full of clubbing bloodsuckers, it was clear that this was a strong, silent vampire slayer we could believe in. Originally paired only with Kris Kristofferson's equally gruff tech-guy, the series opened out to include del Toro's "Blood Pack" in the second film and the third film's Nightstalkers - which, it's fair to say, had mixed results. Still, the series always gave us imaginative vampire kills we particularly like that UV bow and Snipes was born to play the Daywalker.
By several country miles, Blade: Trinity. With the exception of Ryan Reynolds' delivery of one of cinema's greatest all-time insults, it has very little to recommend it. Fun fact: Oliver Hirschbiegel was at one point in line to direct Blade: Trinity, but left to make Downfall instead when that came together.
YouTube parodies or not, that's what we call a win. You guys! You were kidding, right? Or maybe it's just the nostalgia of a certain generation kicking in, or the fact that many people brought up on Dawson's Creek will forever love Pacey, or "Charlie Conway" as Joshua Jackson was known here. Let's just take a moment and think about that - or, even better, let's not. And then let's draw a veil over this entire affair.
It's hard to say, but D3 is generally regarded as the weakest, what with its been-done snob team vs. I know, right? Wanna book our rooms now? Mike Myers dual performance may have paled from over-familiarity and a million pub mimics, but looked at with fresh eyes they're still genius. As the series wore on, however, it became crystal clear that it was Dr Evil who was the real star of the show, stealing most of the films along with his inspired pantheon of henchmen and hangers on chief among them Scott Evil and Mini-Me; least among them Fat Bastard, an unfunny one-note effort.
Last we heard, Myers was talking about a Dr Evil-focused fourth film; we can only hope. Goldmember, where the smuttiness finally battled the cleverness into submission. The combination of the admittedly ace and star-studded opening number with Spielberg, Cruise, Paltrow and Spacey and Michael Caine almost saved the day, but couldn't quite make it. That doesn't feel old to you? Born out of the same mix of Aussie can-do attitude, dangerous stunt work and tiny budgets that spawned the likes of Razorback, Roadgames and Long Weekend, Mad Max takes a stripped-down concept and a couple of souped-up motors and makes them into a legend.
The sequel amps up the action and feels a little like a do-over as is practically the law for sequels to mega low-budget originals , while number three goes all large-scale and Hollywood - but also gives us Tina Turner as a sort of super-violent ringmaster and the theme song We Don't Need Another Hero, so what it loses in isolation and nihilism, it gains in glamour.
The fact that the trilogy also gave us Mel Gibson may account for its current position outside the top Depends on your tastes, really. Beyond Thunderdome usually comes in for the most schtick, but that's more because it feels bigger and broader than the other two rather than down to a lack of quality. Fun fact: In the first film, Max himself was the only cast member to wear real leather. The rest had to make do with vinyl. Throw another shrimp on the barbie! The first film has the greatest why-didn't-I-think-of-that plot ever: a police mole among the Triads and a Triad mole in the police force try to smoke one another out.
But what makes it unique is the even-handed way that both characters are portrayed, and the compassion the film shows for the impossible situation in which each finds himself. The follow-ups, one a prequel and one a flashback-filled expansion on the original, expand on that theme but lack the simple elegance of the first film's structure.
There's a little back-and-forth between the second and third films, but conventional wisdom has it that the second is just a smidge superior. Perhaps that's because the third film's tricksy time-jumping between past and present makes it overly complicated. Fun fact: The first film's psychiatrist is called Lee Sum Yee, which sounds very like the Cantonese for "your psychiatrist".
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The first Terminator film changed the world far beyond cinema. Without it, we might never have known about the current Governor of California, for it was this film that broke Arnold Schwarzenegger and introduced us all to the Austrian Oak. It also gave us James Cameron, a man who's made by far the highest grossing film in the world - twice.
And it was, y'know, actually a good film to boot. You can get into a lengthy pub debate over the merits of the stripped-down original versus its bombastic successor, with Arnie reprogrammed as a good guy and Robert Patrick the new Most Sinister Thing Ever, but T2 is inarguably one of the slickest, most effective action thrillers the world has ever seen.
And the belated threequel, Rise of the Machines, may not quite stand on the same level, but it's a respectable attempt. That'd be Rise of the Machines, which is OK but further messes with the timeline, and really misses Linda Hamilton's steely presence.
I mean, if he's only born because he sends his own father back in time, he can't possibly change that future. The second film, however, delivered both human drama and mutant mayhem in adamantium buckets, showing just what director and cast were capable of, and all looked rosy for the future. But then Singer went AWOL to hang out with Superman, the studio decided to introduce a couple of dozen new characters and it all went a bit wrong in the still OK third film.
But at least we got to see them in one great film and two OK ones, right? That'd be The Last Stand, overloaded with characters and incoherent in its detail. Fun fact: Hugh Jackman's last big job prior to starting work as Wolverine was as Curly in the National Theatre's production of Oklahoma! Altogether now: oh what a beautiful morning.
Police Squad only ran for six episodes, but they were six episodes of fried gold and eventually, with the as-silly but less funny Police Academy series going strong at the box office, Leslie Nielsen's Frank Drebin got his shot at the big time. And thank goodness for that. The first film is a treasury of silliness, crammed with one-liners, absurd visual gags and defiantly dead-pan performances. But then, it did still have the full Airplane!
The two sequels, while not as packed with goodness, still provide at least 5 of your 5 recommended helpless giggles of the day. And in the words of Frank Drebin, "I like my sex the way I play basketball, one on one with as little dribbling as possible. The third entry, which still lands some zingers but feels more formulaic and less sharp than the previous two.
Returning from a music break, the presenter said, "Nice beaver! Made our day. Now, let's grab a bite to eat. Revenge is a dish best served cold, say the Klingons, but the Koreans might disagree. Park Chan-Wook's first film in this loose trilogy suggests that vengeance is a dish best not served at all, since it can lead to the death of everyone who gets involved in it.
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