I watch the sequel to Mamma Mia, out 10 years after the original, and find it still can make you sing and dance!
The premise of Game Night is relatively simple: a group of die-hard gamers (who indulge mostly in board games) enter a real-life 'game' of their own where the stakes are life or death. And hey, it's a comedy! Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, and they are introduced to us in … Continue reading Movie Review: Game Night
Do you like sci-fi (books, movies, everything)? Anime? 'Verses like Star Wars, Star Trek (yes you can like both - look at me!), Firefly and more? Comics? Gaming? OK, well you're going to want to know about Mystery Box ME, if you don't already! I'm not sure how I came across the geek-themed Mystery Box … Continue reading Geek alert: Mystery Box ME
Minor spoilers, none give away plot but refer to elements within the movie. Man of Steel follows the story of baby Kal-El from the planet Krypton who is jettisoned into space by his parents Jor-El and Lara when General Zod attempts to take over the planet, which is rapidly dying. Kal-El crashes into Earth and … Continue reading Movie review: Man of Steel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures in Middle Earth. I read the book after I read, and saw, the Lord of the Rings series. I remember when I read the books thinking that The Hobbit was an easier and quicker read than LOTR. So when the news broke that it would be broken … Continue reading The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review
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
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.
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
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
Review will hopefully be out in a few hours (I'm done writing it). That's my Harry Potter tattoo. Temporary folks, not to worry! And those are the tickets (taken with alarming speed before the ushers took them away!)