Tag Archives | based on book
In a small town in Alabama in the 1930′s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his […]
Posted on 3 May 2014 | By Fence | 1 response
In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a […]
Posted on 18 January 2014 | By Fence
Jack is a drone repair man. Before his assignment on earth his memory, and that of his communications officer, was […]
Posted on 14 April 2013 | By Fence
I really have no idea where to start this review. I mean, there is no point in recapping the plot […]
Posted on 16 December 2012 | By Fence | 1 response
In the 1880s a young Edgar Rice Burroughs is summoned to his uncle’s home. But when he reaches it he […]
Posted on 17 September 2012 | By Fence | 3 responses
I haven’t read any of the book in the Millenium series, nor have I seen the Swedish version of this […]
Posted on 7 January 2012 | By Fence | 5 responses
Billy Beane is general manager of the Oakland As, and they have just lost the final game of the season. […]
Posted on 27 December 2011 | By Fence | 3 responses
Scott Pilgram is dating a highschooler. A 17-teen year old Chinese American highschooler to be precise. But then he encounters Ramona Flowers and becomes a “nice guy” dick and starts seeing her two. But Ramona has a past, 7 evil exes, and for some reason Scott must fight and defeat them all.
Posted on 12 September 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a […]
Posted on 12 July 2010 | By Fence | 5 responses
I was a bit uncertain about this film. It sounded just a bit too heart-warming, as though it’d be full of overly sentimental “and everything works out in the end” stuff that makes me think of the flawed philosophy behind stories such as The Pursuit of Happyness:””:http://www.susanhatedliterature.net/2007/01/18/the-pursuit-of-happyness/, you know the sort of victim blaming that says you wouldn’t be poor if only you tried harder.
Luckily enough this film is not like that. Okay, it has the heart-warming aspect. Heart-warming by the bucket-full. But it is told in such a way that you just can’t help but smile.
Posted on 29 March 2010 | By Fence
I read the book this was based on a long time ago. So long ago that I don’t really remember the details. But I do remember thinking that it wasn’t the most film-friendly of novels when I heard that it was to be adapted. But of course neither was The Lord of the Rings and look how well Jackson et al did there. This, however, is a very different kettle of fish from LOTR
Posted on 8 March 2010 | By Fence | 7 responses
Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.
This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?