Movie review: Avengers Assemble

When Loki decides to attack Earth, it's up to the superheroes, Captain American, Iron Man, Thor, and Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, along with the Black Widow, to step in and fight alongside Nick Fury. That's quite a few massive egos in one team. How does that work out? Quite well actually, and one of the … Continue reading Movie review: Avengers Assemble

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How to cosplay like Princess Leia

Photograph courtesy Muzammil Majeed A historic event happened just two weeks ago - the first Middle East Film and Comic Con took place in Dubai, UAE. See all the pictures from the two-day event here. I won't go into detail about what happened; I'm hoping the pictures are sufficient. I will say though, that if … Continue reading How to cosplay like Princess Leia

Book-to-movie adaptations; what do authors think about it? An @EmiratesLitFest panel.

An author, whom I must admit I hadn't heard of before this year's LitFest*, said something I whole-heartedly agreed with: "It’s almost blasphemous to say this in a panel of writers, but a bad adaptation is when the movie is literal." - Tom Rob Smith *I shall add, Tom Rob Smith, that I've since purchased … Continue reading Book-to-movie adaptations; what do authors think about it? An @EmiratesLitFest panel.

Movie Review – Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Many who have grown up reading Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes may not recognize the character in the movie version. Holmes in the movie is snappier, more prone to action, and so much more debonair. When the first installment in the series came out in 2009, it enthralled. The second one is interesting, but in … Continue reading Movie Review – Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Top 100 sci-fi icons of the 21st century? Yeah I’m buying that.

It was slightly over a month ago when my Nathan Fillion-nut friend @TDAllonsy tweeted this to me: And when I clicked on that truly shiny link, I reached here. After eagerly reading the witty interview with Nathan Fillion, lo and behold! There was a link to buy an SFX special! The Top 100 Sci-Fi Icons … Continue reading Top 100 sci-fi icons of the 21st century? Yeah I’m buying that.

Review – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part 2) | The Graduate Times

Review – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part 2) Devina Divecha reviews the highly anticipated final installment in the Harry Potter series – CAUTION – SOME SPOILERS It’s the last bow for The Boy Who Lived. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), along with his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), work … Continue reading Review – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part 2) | The Graduate Times