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  • As Seen on the Big Screen: The Fault in Our Stars

    I’m an avid reader, and I’m sure many people share the feeling I get when I hear the news that one of my favorite books is being adapted into a film: a potent cocktail of anticipation and dread.  Who will play my favorite character?  Which of my favorite moments will end up on the cutting […]


  • Get Swept Away by The Fault in Our Stars

    The first thing a book reader must reconcile themselves with when they hear one of their favorite books is being adapted into a film is that things will be changed.  Sometimes it’s for the better, but more often than not, it’s for the worse.  So a disconnection is usually necessary, treating the film adaptation as […]


  • Get Spellbound by Disney’s Maleficent

    I grew up on classic fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty.  I was swept away by the magical and kind-hearted fairies, frightened by the evil Maleficent and her wicked curse, and overjoyed when the valiant Prince Phillip defeated the witch in her monstrous dragon form and saved Aurora from her awful fate.  As a child, I […]



  • Game of Thrones 4×08 Review: The Mountain and the Viper

    WARNING: Please note that the following review contains some minor spoilers for the book versions of events in this episode. If I had to select the episode I anticipated since this season began, it would have to be this one.  I loved the fight between Oberyn Martell and the Mountain in A Storm of Swords and […]


  • HBO Movie Review: The Normal Heart

    Based off the play by Larry Kramer, Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart tackles the beginnings of the AIDS crisis.  Initially referred to as GRID or gay-related immune deficiency, the disease was viewed as something happening to bad people who did bad things.  We now know that is not the case.  The Normal Heart gives us […]



  • Hannibal 2×13 Review: Mizumono

    The last fifteen to twenty minutes of this finale had me hyperventilating big time.  A huge congratulations to Bryan Fuller and Company for such a fantastic season!  With so much in the air, we can only look forward to next year and theorize about what’s to come.  But before I give too much away, let’s […]



  • Game of Thrones 4×06 Review: The Laws of Gods and Men

    Bravo, Peter Dinklage!  He opened a vein and bled, giving us one of the best performances of this season.  Granted I’m a little biased – I am a big fan of his – but you’d have to be made of stone to not be moved by him last night.  The trial of Tyrion Lannister was […]