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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest commercial failures, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, lays one of his best emotional stories; a plot that questions the very idea of morality. The future is ravaged by floods, over-population and robots. But these robots are how today’s society views them: unemotional, detached and only used to better humans. Until one man dares … Continue reading

The Hobbit

This month marks the first Hobbit film in a completely unnecessary trilogy by Peter Jackson, based off the epic tale by J.R. R. Tolkien. Honestly Jackson? Three films? I’m having a hard time adjusting to Hollywood’s new obsession with turning single books into two novels, starting with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (which made some … Continue reading

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

Freaks and The Fly

This week was Halloween week (a little early of course), so my class got to watch probably the scariest movies a university is allowed to show without prior warning. AKA they were more disgusting odd, than scary. First up for the doubleheader was the 1932 film, Freaks . I’m trying to find the best way to say this… … Continue reading