There are mainstream films that surprise you, delight you and find fresh perspectives on tired storylines, and then there are those that fail to throw off the shackles of cliche sentimentality. Trouble With The Curve falls into the latter category. There’s nothing new, nothing completely unexpected and yet the film is an enjoyable experience. The … More Trouble With The Curve (Review)
Why ever not? Sometimes it pays off! Just to clarify, I’m using the phrase in its literal sense and not at all metaphorically, when it comes to people I prefer getting to know them before coming to any conclusions. But yes books. I love them and can’t live without them, but can’t deny the effect … More Never judge a book by its cover …
When you read the words ‘movie about cancer’ you don’t normally think uplifting. And that’s what surprised me about 50/50. I was initially apprehensive about watching it because of the content but this film and its characters soon won me over. It’s a balance of comedy and drama that the narrative gets right more often … More 50/50: Review.
SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. Since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres, I’ve been reading a lot of articles, blogs and comments online about how it has nothing on The Lord of the Rings trilogy that came out a few years ago. That it’s too light, too simple, … More Why The Hobbit is not The Lord of the Rings and why it doesn’t matter
I’d bought Water for Elephants over a year ago but with the ongoing Masters the time to read it finally came just over a month ago. This isn’t a book I’m going to be raving about in terms of the wait having been worth it, and yet it is one I certainly enjoyed. It is … More Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book review)
My post on November 10, 2012 comprehensively established the fact that I’m a big Markus Zusak fan, and also that The Book Thief was responsible for my initiation. Here is why – You know that feeling when you pick up a book to be immediately gripped by the first line? There are few that can maintain … More The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (Review)