Movie/Television

7 Good Movies That Made Me Read the Book

I’ve said for years that I mostly prefer books over their movie adaptations. I usually prefer the source material to the adaptation because I’m in a habit of looking for fidelity to the source. But there are times when movies make me interested in their original books. A little while ago, I watched one of… Continue reading 7 Good Movies That Made Me Read the Book

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Fanfiction · Movie/Television

Make Halloweentown Better by Bringing Kal Back

Every October, I love watching all of my favorite Halloween movies on Freeform and Disney. (In case you live under a rock, Freeform is doing 31 Nights of Halloween this year!) One of my favorite Halloween movies is Halloweentown, and I like the first three movies in its series. I don’t like the fourth movie,… Continue reading Make Halloweentown Better by Bringing Kal Back

Book Tags

Characters and Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence

This week’s theme for the I Heart Characters! meme is brainiacs, who could show that by being sly, clever, book smart, etc. As I thought about the characters who could be brainiacs, I remembered the the theory of multiple intelligences. Multiple Intelligences Oasis says Howard Gardner is a psychologist and Harvard Professor who developed the theory… Continue reading Characters and Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence

Thoughts

What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?

In a creative writing class about three months ago, we briefly talked about what makes an adaptation good or bad. I had to put into words what I hate about bad adaptations. Where do they generally go wrong? Just as there is no one formula for a great movie, there is no one formula for… Continue reading What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?

Modern Fantasy · Movie/Television · Review

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them | Movie Review

Last night, I finally got to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the movie, at my university. Bonus: my birthday was this week, so it counts as a birthday present to myself. A month ago, I read the script, which left me a little rankled. Some of this review will compare what I remember of the script to the movie. After watching this movie, I am glad that I read the script first.

Historical Fiction · Modern Fantasy · Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

I waited too long to see the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I will hopefully see the last full week of February. Failing that, I will see it after it comes out on DVD. I am reviewing the screenplay with unspoiled eyes.

Nonfiction · Review

The Film Club by David Gilmour

A boy drops out of high school on the condition that he will watch three movies that his father chooses. The father-son film club is formed, and they discuss life, drugs, and other worries of life. The Film Club, by David Gilmour, relates films to the boy’s growing up, the changing relationship between father and son, and love. Starting with . . .