Page To Screen: Around the World In Eighty Days

Jules Verne's Around the World In Eighty Days has captured the public's imagination ever since its publication in 1873. It follows Englishman Phileas Fogg and his valet, Frenchman Jean Passepartout, as they go around the world in (surprise, surprise!) eighty days or less. To say Phileas Fogg is precise and punctual is an understatement. We're talking … Continue reading Page To Screen: Around the World In Eighty Days

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Mick and Jootes

One of Old Hollywood's sweetest stories is the long-enduring relationship between Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. They knew each other almost all their lives, and while romance never entered the picture, there was always more than friendship there. Both started in vaudeville at very young ages (Mickey was eighteen months old, while Judy was two-and-a-half), … Continue reading Mick and Jootes

Page To Screen: Anne of Green Gables

This is the first installment in my new, semi-regular series, "Page To Screen". I thought it would be interesting to analyze books that have been made into films--what was changed, cut, expanded, whether or not the adaptation was effective, and so on. I wasn't planning on starting with Anne of Green Gables, but you know how life is. It … Continue reading Page To Screen: Anne of Green Gables

Back To Stars Hollow, Part Two

Warning: Sorry, but you're no safer from spoilers today than you were in Part One. Less so, in fact, since I will be revealing the mysterious final four words Ms. Amy's been holding in her head for years. If you haven't watched A Year In the Life yet, well, you know what to do. When we … Continue reading Back To Stars Hollow, Part Two

Back To Stars Hollow, Part One

Warning: There are spoilers a-plenty here, so if you're planning on watching A Year In the Life and haven't yet, go watch first. Unless you like spoilers, which I totally get. Anyhoo... If you remember my review of the MacGyver redux, you already know my position on Hollywood's reboot craze. Retreads, prequels, sequels, and adaptations make up more … Continue reading Back To Stars Hollow, Part One

Das Reboot

Caveat: This review isn't spoiler-free, so if you haven't seen "The Rising" yet, proceed with caution. 🙂 It's no secret that Hollywood is crazy for prequels, sequels, and remakes. Even properties that haven't gone cold yet (like Dirty Dancing) are trotted out for makeovers. Hollywood has always remade films, but lately it seems to be the majority … Continue reading Das Reboot