Archive for January, 2012

Special Edition Pre-film Book Review: The Hunger Games

Coming in March, The Hunger Games will be hitting the big screen. I decided to read the first (it’s a trilogy) novel to see what all the fuss was about. Continue reading


If you were able to know for certain when you will meet your soul mate, would you want to know? In Oona O’Leary’s (Emma Caulfield) world, a special chip has been created that calculates the time it will take for a person to meet their soul mate, provided the partner has purchased their own timer. Unfortunately for Oona, her “one” has not done that yet. Continue reading

Reader Request: Contraband

The amount of working parts needed to make a film flow smoothly never ceases to amaze me. What’s even more amazing is the ability of these details to derail a movie once they are made apparent. The confusing camera work in Contraband takes you out of a movie that has a surprising amount of suspense. Continue reading

Miss Nobody

“Ambition will put you in an early grave.” Sarah Jane McKinney (Leslie Bibb) always had high hopes for herself. She may have been a lowly secretary at a giant pharmaceuticals company, but she had aspirations of becoming an executive. She just never expected to achieve this goal through murder. Continue reading

16 to Life

In an effort to kill preordained gender roles, movies have featured more and more independent, intelligent and witty female leads (many of them younger, think Emma Stone), but they always include one stereotypical feature, or “dream” if you will: the desire for a real love that overtakes their emotions. 16 to Life throws that last feature at you for about eighty-five minutes. Continue reading

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