Posted in November 2012

Slumdog Millionaire

Words cannot being to express my love for Dev Patel, the young lead actor in Danny Boyle’s 2008 hit Slumdog Millionaire. Having classified myself as a severe Anglophile since around 9 years old, I actually knew about Patel from the hit show Skins. In a film about underdogs and overcoming insurmountable odds, the specific gem … Continue reading

A Christmas Story

Have you recovered from your turkey coma yet? Good, that means it’s officially the Christmas season! And what better way to start off the holiday cheer, but with one of the best Christmas movies around (unless you’re my sister-in-law, who was born on the 24th and hates any film that is played 24 hours on … Continue reading

Les Miserables

Words cannot express how excited I am for the 2012 Christmas Day release of Les Miserables, featuring an outstanding cast of Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman. Les Mis has been my all-time favorite musical since I played a “Lovely Lady” aka a prostitute at the ripe old age of 15 in a school … Continue reading

The Chronicles of Narina: Prince Caspian

As I sit here, the night before Thanksgiving break, desperately willing the next 18 hours away, I’ve found myself rewatching my favorite Chronicles of Narina film (not my favorite book by any means — I’m still holding out hope that Disney makes The Last Battle into a film), Prince Caspian. The second of the three … Continue reading

Boy Called Twist

As I started to write this blog post, I realized that my knowledge of South Africa mainly stems from an excellent Disney Channel Original Movie and Matt Damon/Morgan Freeman collaboration, and I needed to do some research. In my last post, about the 1948 British version of Oliver Twist, I focused primarily on the anti-semitic portrayal … Continue reading

Oliver Twist (1948)

This is a start of a series of posts about Oliver Twist and it’s various adaptations (sadly, no Oliver and Co) but I need to preface with some vital information: I am only on Chapter 30 of a 53 chapter book. I don’t know the climax or where this story is heading; the most recent … Continue reading