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Inside this Issue: Bands to check out Helping out in your community Book Review Healthy Cooking Places to go: Art edition Health and Beauty Business Blog: How to make it work with stress. Surviving Stress Movie Reviews Fresh Faces Literary Corner

Text of Niche: July- August Issue

  • Niche July-August 2013 A Niche Webazine PublicationInside this Issue:Bands to check outHelping out in your communityBook ReviewHealthy CookingPlaces to go: Art editionHealth and Beauty Business Blog: How to make it work with stress.Surviving Stress Movie Reviews Fresh FacesLiterary Corner

    Featured:Omnia StudiosSabine Rosch

    AuroraChristopher Ledford

    Thomas WallaceShare my Seacret

    Finding your niche in life.

    Summer Fashions

    World War ZThis is The end

    Health and

    Beauty

  • Cover photo and inside cover photo

    provided by:Sabine Rosch

  • Sabine Rosch

  • World War Z Review

    Written by Rusheena Boone

    Marc Forster puts a new spin on the dreaded zombie apocalypse in his film World War Z, based on the novel by Max Brooks. World War Z follows Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), a former United Nations employee, who is forced out of retirement to find a cure for an epidemic of mysterious origins that turns its victims into bloodthirsty zombies. Ill be honest, I wasnt looking forward to watching this movie, but it actually turned out to better than I expected.Its surprisingly not as clich as youd think a zombie flick should be, and despite the film deviating almost completely from the novel, the story is engaging and very easy to follow. How-ever, you might have a hard time believing a few of those clichs we all know and love, like how quickly the post-apocalyptic scenarios began.

    The zombies had barely ravaged the entire city, before the looting broke out. The lack of gore (even for a PG-13 movie) was also very sur-prising, giving the genre, but thats good news for parents, who may have been worried about bringing their children along to the theater. There werent as many plot holes as I anticipat-ed, but there were far too many stale moments that couldve been cut, without affecting the story. For instance, Gerrys wife (Mireille Enos) and kids (Sterling Jerins and Abigail Hargrove) dont really serve a purpose. They make you more sympathetic towards Pitts character, yet all three of them are one-dimensional. They provide hardly any conflict in his race against time, and you rarely see them throughout the entire movie. All of the actors performed well enough, with what they were given, but its pretty obvious that there wasnt much thought put into any of the supporting characters.

    Speaking of the obvious, lets get to the zombies. While its clear that the editor was CGI-happy, the zombies are more than just a pile of rap-idly moving computer graphics, like the trailer portrays. Their interactions with humans are

    somewhat original, and their hyper speed adds a new dynamic to the trademark zombie char-acteristics. Will it stick? Probably not. But its definitely memorable. On the other hand, some of the most intense scenes only involve a hand-ful of zombies and the main characters; so, lets hope that the editor will learn that less is more, if he edits the sequel (Yep, theres already a se-quel in the works).

    Id give World War Z three stars. Its a solid B movie, but thats all it is. If you can ignore some of the oddities and repetition of the plot and get over the fact that Pitts character is probably the only interesting one in the movie, its an enjoya-ble popcorn movie; however, it doesnt do much for a theater experience. I caught plenty of zs during the movie, and the most memorable mo-ment was when I spent $6 on a small drink. Id recommend buying on World War Z on DVD or Blue Ray, but I wouldnt rush to spend my money just yet. The summer blockbuster season is still going strong, and I have a feeling that there will be better movies coming out soon.

  • This is The end: revieW

    Written by Rusheena Boone

    An ensemble cast of comedy all-stars bring the funny, as the world spirals out of control, in the film This is the End. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, writers of Pineapple Express and Superbad, team up again to write and direct their version of the Rapture, set in the City of Angels. Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride have to band together in order to survive the Apocalypse. Their friendship and loyalty will be put to the test, as outside forces and dissention within the group threaten their lives at every turn.

    Although Rogen and his crew are all play-ing themselves, This is the End isnt a vanity project; in fact, all of the characters poke fun at themselves and their real work that wasnt well-received at the box office. While crude comedy has become very popular, especially with young audiences, this film isnt for every-one. Theres a lot of toilet humor, pot smoking, genital references, and homoeroticism, even for an R-rated movie. So, if you arent a fan of brash or raunchy comedy, youre in for an unpleasant surprise.

    Nonetheless, its very enjoyable, and the cast delivers, with their signature styles. Although in some of their older work, their comedic styles, while unique, seemed to mesh together, but in This is the End, every character is brings something new to the table, despite all of them playing exaggerated versions of themselves. Its very much like a horror film, where each char-acter is an archetype, except it comes off natu-rally in the film. Today, most comedic horror movies fall flat, but this film is most definitely not one of them.

    I give This is the End 3 and a half stars. Ro-gen, Franco, Baruchel, and the rest of the usual

    suspects are on their A game. Its obvious that they put some effort into this film and didnt want to focus to be completely on them, not an easy feat for a cast playing themselves. This is a great movie to buy on DVD or Blue Ray and watch with your friends on any occasion. So, dont hesitate to pick it up at your local movie store or wherever movies are sold, as soon as it hits the shelves. .

  • Simply Riveting!

    - Niche WebazineRated 9-10 stars

    Written by a local Georgia Writer, From the Scroll of Alana: The Delve, Book One; takes you into a world of fantasy,

    filled with action and adventure. Christopher Ledford, takes his reader on an adventure they will not forget. Be sure to check out the first book in his series which is sure to leave you wanting more. The second book in his series is also

    available for your reading enjoyment. To find your copy of these new and ground breaking books you can follow

    Christopher on Facebook or purchase them directly from Amazon.com

    Cover Art: Concept and Line Art by Linton Broad, Colors and Inks by Yana

    Amazing detail and

    story line!

    From the Scroll of Alana:The DelveBy: Christopher Ledford

  • Simply Riveting!

    - Niche WebazineRated 9-10 stars

    Written by a local Georgia Writer, From the Scroll of Alana: The Delve, Book One; takes you into a world of fantasy,

    filled with action and adventure. Christopher Ledford, takes his reader on an adventure they will not forget. Be sure to check out the first book in his series which is sure to leave you wanting more. The second book in his series is also

    available for your reading enjoyment. To find your copy of these new and ground breaking books you can follow

    Christopher on Facebook or purchase them directly from Amazon.com

    Cover Art: Concept and Line Art by Linton Broad, Colors and Inks by Yana

    Amazing detail and

    story line!

    From the Scroll of Alana:The DelveBy: Christopher Ledford

  • Health and Beauty

    Are you curious about health and beauty care and tips? I would like to take this opportunity to intro-duce myself to you. My name is Catherine Nikkel and I am a mother (among many other things) out of the Toronto, Canada area of this fine world. Like many women (and men alike), I have spent many hours reading magazine articles on health and beauty, trying out various workout regimens and healthy eating programs, Ive experimented with makeup, sought out the latest fashions, meditated, and much more. I am sure you can relate. As hu-mans, we generally want to look and feel our best and I am going to suggest it starts with the basics. I invite you on this journey with me through Niche, to venture into various tips and tricks, dos and donts, myths and facts, home remedies versus store bought and much more. I invite you to contact me with questions you may need answers to, or tips we can share with others.

    I hope to cover anything and everything under the health and beauty umbrella which is a huge one be-lieve me! When I posted What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear health & beauty?, the answers ranged from stores like Shoppers Drug Mart, peoples names, healthy diet, exercise, and so on. I look forward to joining the Health and Beauty team here and covering these topics with you! A little about what I bring to the table... I am a wom-an who has struggled with weight since the birth of my son 15 years ago. In the past couple years, I have found things that worked and other things that didnt help me with this battle. Yes, a battle. Obesity is a war worth fighting. A year ago I made a commitment; I have lost 60+ pounds, rejoined a gym and feeling a million times better physically and in turn, emotion-ally. I tried multiple fad diets from no carbohydrates to high protein intake and so on. I needed a lifestyle change was the truth!

    I am also an agent with an amazing skin care compa-ny based out of the US and now expanding to Can-ada, Mexico, South Korea and more to come! I am a firm (pun intended) believer, that physical beauty starts with proper skin care. The products I use and promote are natural products based out of the Dead Sea in the Himalayas they speak for themselves. (www.sharemyseacret.com is my website please connect with me on how you can save 40-60% OFF retail prices) I believe in helping and empowe