The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

6/10 (-3) Yes, I will admit, I had high hopes for this movie, possibly too high. That having been said, I think I was justified in my high hopes: The Lord Of The Rings trilogy was phenomenal and very well crafted. Before I go into any kind of depth in this opinion based review, let […]

The Necessity of Theatre (by Paul Woodruff)

6/10 (-2) I will admit that I was expecting more from this book. With a title like “The Necessity of Theatre” it gives one the expectation that there is some great revelation in it. Woodruff, while quite articulate, takes far too long to get to his point. In the process of getting there he lost […]

My year with…Brandon Sanderson!

So, last year, I wrote a series of posts after I had read several of China Miéville’s wonderful novels. The year before that I read Neil Gaiman as my author of the year. This year: Brandon Sanderson! What a fun year it has been 🙂 There is one last book of his that I wanted […]

Ponyo (2008)

9/10 (+1) Another gem from master filmmaker and storyteller Hayao Miyazaki. This one is his take on the little mermaid story. I was completely enchanted and drawn into a wonderful world that was colorful, deep, rich and real. When thinking about what to share with you all about this movie, I was stumped. I could […]

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

8/10 (+1) Seven Psychopaths is a very entertaining film. One that, as per usual with this director, I’m not sure who I can recommend this to. It’s violent with plenty of colourful language. This alone, I know, would be enough to dissuade some people that I know. Why I like this movie though is that […]

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

4/10 Well, I am anticipating maybe a little flack on this one as my reviews of late have spawned their fair share of disagreements. However, maybe the few of you who read my blog will agree with me on this one… This movie fell completely and irreparably short of any expectations whatsoever. I don’t really […]

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

5/10 As much as I would LOVE to sing this movie’s praises, I simply can’t. Well, let me sing a few niceties about it before I go into all the things I didn’t like. The movie had loads and loads of flair! There was an army of great production personnel working on it to make […]

The Intouchables (2011)

9/10 (+2) This movie made me happy. So very, very happy. I don’t know if I have ever laughed so consistently in a movie before. Normally I would comment about so many different things, but for this film, I will simply focus on the one thing that stood out so profoundly for me: The acting.

Vic Harbour (TO Fringe 2012)

8/10 (+1) So, I’m not really in the habit of writing reviews for theatre. Not because I don’t like it, I LOVE theatre, but because theatre is, in one way specifically, even more difficult to comment on: each night is new! Each performance is unique because it’s LIVE! The benefit to film is that you […]

Prometheus (2012)

6/10 (-2) All along, from the beginning this movie, rightly or wrongly, was billed as an Alien prequel. And for all intents and purposes it was. There is a very clear connection between the series. As far as science fiction goes, this movie is classic material, especially in that it deals with the beginning of […]