Listen, Jena, don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Anne Hathaway. Since Nolan cited A Tale of Two Cities as chief inspiration for The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), it’s hard to miss the shades of Madame Defarge, that Dickensian revolutionary, in Anne Hathoway’s Catwoman. Just going by the trailer, we see similarities in the way these two characters think and speak.
In the newest trailer for…Continue
Added by Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster) on March 19, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Listen, Jena, old photographs are often beautiful and almost always creepy. I think they fall in the uncanny valley: convincingly human, but something in the color and unsmiling faces strikes us as alien. Ransom Riggs has taken the eerie, lonely feeling of looking at these images and made a book out of it: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It's good but sadly, like every good detective novel, it solves all its mysteries and shows all its…Continue
Listen, Jena, I don't like talking about the moral of Green Eggs and Ham. We all loved that book long, long before we realized the doctor was teaching us not to refuse new experiences. Now that I know, I can still enjoy the book, and even learn from it, but not if someone starts talking about its message or moral. Now that a film adaptation of The Lorax is in theaters, I'm seeing way too much about the movie's message and not enough about story, that…Continue
Added by Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster) on March 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments