Category Archives: Movies/TV

If I Stay

With few exceptions, every time I watch movie based on a novel I’ve enjoyed, I’m unable to appreciate the film. To me, the reading experience is more personal. My imagination is at work. I have the benefit of getting to … Continue reading

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A Failure of Adaptation

There’s always a risk when making a movie from a book. Let’s face it:  the choices are rarely, if ever, unknown titles. Studios pick favorites, hoping to cash in on reader loyalty. Sometimes this works (Hunger Games). Sometimes it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio existed before Titanic (uh, the movie). I’m always surprised that people don’t remember this. The dude was on Growing Pains, for crying out loud. He’s spent twenty five years acting. He has more credits to his name than a lot … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to M. Night Shyamalan?

I have a handful of favorites: authors, actors, singers, etc.  These people have earned such faithful loyalty that I will watch/read/listen to whatever they release simply because I have enough confidence in them to believe my time will not be … Continue reading

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I want to start with saying I don’t wholly disagree with censorship. There’s plenty of crap out there–books, movies, music–that probably SHOULDN’T be out there. Somebody once published a guide for pedophiles, and I’m pretty sure it didn’t include a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments

It was my intention to post my first book review today. I’d read the book, taken the time to organize my thoughts, and sat down to write when my kids turned on The Mortal Instruments. I’m sure you’ve heard of this … Continue reading

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The Purge

When I watch a movie I’ve never seen before, my habit is to do so late at night after my kids have gone to bed so I can actually hear every word of dialogue. I become annoyed with interruptions, preferring to immerse … Continue reading

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