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The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel,¬†opens in black and white, with best friends Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), Fiona (Odeya Rush), and Asher (Cameron Monaghan) living in a dystopian community free of strife. Every …

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My Weekly REVENGE Ritual

January 5, 2012 – 12:53 am | 10 Comments
My Weekly REVENGE Ritual

It’s ridiculous how much I anticipated Revenge‘s return tonight. When it debuted last fall, it was the show I was least interested in watching. It had a generic title and marketing campaign, which didn’t make …

Reading Challenge for January

January 3, 2012 – 2:27 pm | 13 Comments
Reading Challenge for January

I never sign up for reading challenges because I’m pretty sure I will fail. Not that I’m afraid of failing (you should’ve seen me bowling last week!), but it stresses me out trying to keep …

Snapshot of a Nerdy Mind

January 2, 2012 – 9:55 pm | 10 Comments
Snapshot of a Nerdy Mind

I sat down this morning to write a new blog post, but kept getting distracted throughout the day by things I had to do after returning home from a two-week trip. Oh, who am I …

Favorite Books and Movies of 2011

December 31, 2011 – 12:47 am | 13 Comments
Favorite Books and Movies of 2011

I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, just traveling still and wrapping up my magical, mystery tour. During the past two weeks, I’ve often been uncertain of what day it was, but I’m …

My EXTREMELY LOUD Thoughts on the WAR HORSE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

December 19, 2011 – 11:57 pm | 7 Comments
My EXTREMELY LOUD Thoughts on the WAR HORSE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

OK, my thoughts aren’t THAT loud and there are no tattoos on Joey, the horse in War Horse (there is a birthmark), but I am combining my thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, …

Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

December 15, 2011 – 3:36 am | 12 Comments
Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Today I’m discussing The Adventures of Tintin with my regular contributor Eric Edwards. This is partly because I wanted someone else to do half the work, but also because I thought another point of view …

Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, YOUNG ADULT

December 12, 2011 – 10:15 pm | 2 Comments
Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, YOUNG ADULT

I’ve seen so many movies lately and am so behind on reviews that I realized the only way to get them done is to write mini ones. Today’s batch:
Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Dec. 16)
I didn’t like …

Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

December 7, 2011 – 11:42 pm | 9 Comments
Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

I went to a Variety screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, something I was looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, running on only four hours’ sleep from the night before, I nodded off at …

I’ve been TAKEN

December 6, 2011 – 5:35 pm | 12 Comments
I’ve been TAKEN

If my blog activity slows down a bit in the next week or so, it may not be due to my crazy-ass work schedule or Christmas shopping. After all, Christmas came early this year.
No, I …

Book Review: THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz

December 5, 2011 – 2:57 am | 7 Comments
Book Review: THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz

First, I have to mention the gorgeous cover, which this picture doesn’t fully depict. The gold letters are raised against a rich, deep navy background resembling curtains, which, taken with the “silk” in the title, …

Movie Review: SHAME

December 2, 2011 – 3:34 am | 4 Comments
Movie Review: SHAME

If you haven’t heard already, let’s just get this out of the way: Michael Fassbender goes full frontal and this movie is rated NC-17. But neither is the reason you should see it. Despite its …

Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

November 29, 2011 – 2:13 am | 6 Comments
Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

There’s much ado about We Bought a Zoo (out Dec. 23) being Cameron’s first movie in six years, and whether or not this skews closer to Almost Famous or Elizabethtown. Being a family movie, it …

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