The Drop Box (2014)

They’re not the unnecessary ones in the world. God sent them here for a purpose. ~ Pastor Lee Jong-rak ~ The Drop Box (2014) is an engaging documentary about a pastor in Korea who takes in abandoned children. Sadly, the situation in this movie is not uncommon, that of women and families abandoning children they […]

Favorite Movies/TV Shows watched in 2012

NOTE: these are not in order of the ones I rated the best OR were released in this year. This is simply the 9 most enjoyable tv shows/movies I watched in 2012… Slings & Arrows (2003) 10/10 I was introduced to this phenomenal series this year and have already started to watch it a second […]

Warbreaker (2009)

8/10 (+1) In my year reading Brandon Sanderson, I started with one of his standalone novels, “Warbreaker”. Doing these “My Year With…” series is tough, I never quite know where to start. My friend Mark had this book and suggested it, so I took it, read it and was enthralled. The plot, as summarized by […]

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 […]

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 […]