Category Archives: movies

Macbeth

In a way, this is hard. There is no denying that this film was absolutely gorgeous to look at. Fassbender and Cotillard are beautiful, of course, and the rest of the cast, if not beautiful, has a great deal of … Continue reading

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On love and death and fiction

So, I started writing this the night there was a (possible) (unconfirmed) (oh please no) major character death on The Walking Dead. (And then I forgot all about this, perhaps distracted by the long wait for confirmation.) I sat watching … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson is clearly deranged.

I know. There are a hundred other things I should be doing rather than writing here – and if I’m going to write here I have about sixty book reviews I ought to write. But I’m thoroughly disgusted. I’ve expressed … Continue reading

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“Star Trek”, so far Into Darkness I can’t even…

So. Star Trek. Huh. Wait, let me rewrite that: So. “Star Trek”. Huh. ETA: Meant to put this here before: spoilers abound. Also, I did after all write about the first reboot movie, on the blog intended for posts about, … Continue reading

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Why? Why??

I know, I know – I’m so far behind in book reviews I’ll never catch up. Plus I haven’t written about Much Ado About Nothing or even Twelfth Night. But – Tumblr updates strike again. The Hobbit Extended Edition is … Continue reading

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When I said I was “back”…

Right, so that was a couple of weeks ago already. Time flies when you have no points of reference. So I guess by “back” one could say I meant “no longer a quivering heap incapable of stringing together coherent thought” … Continue reading

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Grandpa – maybe you could come back and read it to me again tomorrow?

I am wicked far behind on reviews, and the fact that a dozen keys are still missing from my keyboard is no good excuse. You know what is? The 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride. Which is now. From Tor.com’s … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park (1999 film)

I had read about this version of – no good things, really, with the main complaints focusing on the inclusion of drawings of slaves being raped. A few months back I listed to an audiobook of Mansfield Park, and I … Continue reading

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Anonymous postscript

So, it’s been a little while. Last post was my review of a fairly bad movie, Anonymous. I expected some kind of reaction – but not what I got. I did not expect the childish name-calling and wrong-headed abusiveness that … Continue reading

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The most tragicall comedie or comicall tragedie of Anonymous

I’m a Stratfordian, which means that I have no doubt that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare: Occam’s Razor – there is no reason to question it. But I have to say, some time back there was a PBS presentation outlining the claim … Continue reading

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