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HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

When J.K. Rowling came out with a new book post-Potter, many were not receptive to her story.  I mean, she is clearly destined to write in the Harry Potter universe for the rest of her life! So while many warned me about her new book, I jumped into the pages willingly.  And I’m so glad I did. The Casual Vacancy provides an idyllic setting for a seedy and complex story.  I wrote about my dream casting when I found out HBO and the BBC were teaming up to film.  Now that the finished product has been revealed, let’s discuss. The basic story revolves around the sudden death of a parish council member and the ensuing fight of candidates...

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

One sick love story.  The tagline for the Fault in Our Stars seems more apt for a zombie rom-com or horror movie about a patient who falls for their doctor and tries to kill them.  But instead, the interesting phrase describes the film that has taken hearts and tissue boxes by storm. Based on the outstanding YA novel by John Green, the Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of two teenagers dealing with cancer.  The elegance of this story is that we get a story about cancer where cancer isn’t the main character.  When someone gets sick, their illness becomes the defining aspect of their lives.  But we forget about who the person is...

Who’s Your Daddy, Jon Snow?

Who’s Your Daddy, Jon Snow?

Spoiler Alert: This article relies heavily on information in the books and speculates on the future of the series.  Tread lightly. I love conspiracy theories.  Roswell, Area 51, Bigfoot, the Lochness monster.  But there are theories I love even more than aliens… book theories.  I know, call me a nerd, but I love a good fan theory about book characters.   One recently that has grabbed my attention is the questionable parentage of Jon Snow.  Which has been flying around the internet like a pissed off dragon. The theory itself isn’t new, but it’s been gaining attention as the series becomes more and more popular.  So while...

Movie Review: Divergent

Movie Review: Divergent

I’m a huge fan of dystopian literature, especially young adult novels. Having enjoyed the books, I was thrilled to hear Divergent was being adapted.   Based in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, the society remaining has created a faction system.  When parents have children, they are raised in their parents’ faction until they turn 16 at which point they take an aptitude test to determine in which faction they truly belong.  The factions are Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the intelligent), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), and Dauntless (the brave).  If you cannot pick a faction or fail out of your choice, you become...

The Girls of Girls: Who are You?

The Girls of Girls: Who are You?

I’m waiting for season 3 DVD news to drop and I’m contemplating just digitally downloading, and well I couldn’t help but think about which Girls character I most emulate. With shows like Sex and the City or Girls or others of that ilk, you can’t help but profile yourself to see which character you most resemble. At least I do that…and I’m hoping I’m not the only one. So it just begs the questions: Are you manic like Marnie? Jazzy like Jessa? Hopeful like Hannah? Or social like Shoshanna? Do you waffle over your feelings for your spouse? Do you often find yourself “downsized” from work and contemplate reevaluating your...

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