In Tolkien, the new movie based on the early life of J. R. R. Tolkien, myth and romance are the antidote to war. Guest Review by Boze Herrington “To be caught in youth by 1914,” wrote English novelist J. R. R. Tolkien in a second-edition foreword to The Lord of the Rings, “was no less hideous an experience than to be involved in 1939 and the following years. By 1918 all but one of my close … [Read more...]
Three Movies I Loved in 2016 (and One I Didn’t)
Since I’ve been to see more movies this winter than I usually do in a year, I thought I’d share some thoughts! Let’s start with the one that (to my surprise) disappointed me: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Maybe I should have known that when Rowling branches out from the original canon, it doesn’t seem to go well (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child *cough cough*). But I really had high … [Read more...]
The Unoriginal Awesomeness of Stranger Things
We're the sort of unpleasant people who assume that because everyone else likes something, we probably won’t. (We sound charming, don't we?) Anyhow, it it took us a little while to try out Stranger Things. At first I fell in love with the aesthetic, but we were surprised that it just didn't seem very original. The cop battling his inner demons, the nerdy middle schooler outcasts, the good girl … [Read more...]
Les Misérables Review and DVD Giveaway!
Going to the movies is something that happens once in a blue moon for us. Due to the outrageous prices and having to find childcare for the little ones, we’ve gone to the movies once in the past 18 months and we went to see the new Les Misérables. I simply couldn’t miss it because I’ve been a huge fan of the musical since I was a little girl. To be honest, I was anxious that the new film wouldn’t … [Read more...]