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Book to Movie Review: The Book Thief

My friend Marina is a movie aficionado and podcaster and invited me to a special press screening for The Book Thief last week. After seeing the movie, we recorded a special podcast for Row Three: After the Credits (Episode 140:… Continue Reading →

Book to Movie Review: Ender’s Game

We went to go see Ender’s Game on opening weekend and were really pleased that it wasn’t in 3D. We saw it in UltraAVX, which was quite sufficient. Having just finished reading the book, I was really interested in the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Horns by Joe Hill

Horns by Joe Hill is already being adapted for the big screen, starring Daniel Radcliffe (the photo is worth seeing!). I am vain about keeping on top of reading trends—although it’s probably impossible—and I wanted to read this before the… Continue Reading →

Talking about lit to flick: Before the Dawn podcast

This past week I was thrilled (and nervous) to be a guest host for Before the Dawn, a podcast for book to screen adaptations, especially YA fiction. The show originated in 2009 as a Twilight podcast created by movie bloggers… Continue Reading →

VIFF 2012: No Job for a Woman & A Liar’s Autobiography

I’ve been remiss posting on the blog. Partly because I’ve been busy and uninspired, but also because I’ve also been writing for my university’s student newspaper, The Peak. The Vancouver International Film Festival celebrated their 31st annual event from September… Continue Reading →

This is Halloween, everyone scream

Happy Halloween everybody! This is my favourite holiday… so I go all out. This year I dyed my hair red to complete my Sally costume. My BF even suggested he go as Jack—no coercion required! To make Sally’s dress, I… Continue Reading →

Happy Hunger Games

I just got home from a midnight screening of The Hunger Games and it was really well done. When the cast list was first announced, I was a little worried about Katniss and Peeta because they didn’t look the same… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I picked up this book when I heard about the series HBO was producing and the guy at the till said “your friends won’t see you for weeks.” Confused, I asked why. “You’ll need to catch up on the entire… Continue Reading →

Pride & Prejudice (movie review)

Last January I read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and I recently (finally) watched Pride & Prejudice the movie (2005 version) starring Keira Knightly. This is less of a ‘movie review’ and more of just my thoughts on the… Continue Reading →

VIFF: Cry Rock & Mammalian

While looking through the Vancouver International Film Festival program guide, I was very interested in seeing both Cry Rock and Mammalian. Ironically, I discovered they were screening together on Monday, October 11th. They both have similar themes — documentaries looking… Continue Reading →

VIFF: Winds of Heaven — Emily Carr, Carvers, and the Spirits of the Forest

One of the films at the Vancouver International Film Festival that was highly anticipated was Michael Ostroff’s documentary about Emily Carr — Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers, and the Spirits of the Forest. Carr is one of BC’s most… Continue Reading →

VIFF: In the Wake of the Flood

Yesterday, Friday evening I went to see a screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival (aka VIFF or “Film Fest”) called In the Wake of the Flood. The film is about Atwood’s latest book tour for The Year of the… Continue Reading →

Julie & Julia (movie)

Today (home sick, stomach flu?) I watched Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I had wanted to read the book first (as always) because the story is based on two books, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell… Continue Reading →

The Time Traveller’s Wife (movie)

I read The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger almost two years ago and absolutely loved it. It’s probably one of my favourite books; fiction, a bit of fantasy, and some romance, what’s not to love? When I read the… Continue Reading →

Almost time to roll out the Red Carpet…

The 81st Annual Academy Awards are just around the corner (this Sunday, February 22) and I’m gearing up to put in my votes! Every year, with my friends Nigel and Deepinder, we cast our votes for who will win the… Continue Reading →

Mamma Mia!

I was having a pretty crappy Friday so my best friend and I went to the movies together. It was a perfect way to cheer me up — I found myself grinning through the movie (Mamma Mia! if you hadn’t… Continue Reading →

Sex & the City the Movie

Evan & I went to go see Sex and the City the movie on Monday night, assuming that it wouldn’t be as busy as it was the opening weekend. Evan wanted to go to the new-ish theatre downtown but the… Continue Reading →

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End

Official Opinion: “Better than the second, not as good at the first.” WARNING: SPOILERS ARE IN THIS POST! First off, I was peeved with the ending; however, things that weren’t explained in Dead Man’s Chest were explained in this movie…. Continue Reading →

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