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Initial Thoughts on Growing Room’s “Literary Gatekeepers & Accountability” Panel

Usually I like to take a lot of time to process my thoughts after panels and workshops. However, with all these thoughts running around my head, I wanted to at least record some of the initial discussion that took place… Continue Reading →

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 →

Another Successful Year at the Oscars

Last night I went to an Oscar Party at La Fontana Caffé in Burnaby. My friend Marina (who is a huge cinephile) was hosting as part of her local movie meetup group. Part of the fun is filling out a… Continue Reading →

VIFF 2011: Miss Representation

When the trailer for Miss Representation started making the rounds on social media, I knew I wanted to see it. Fortunately, it screened as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival 2011. This documentary film, written and directed by former… Continue Reading →

Housekeeping… err Blogkeeping?

Updates on a variety of fronts! Books: I’ve finished Voyager by Diana Gabaldon and need to write up a review. Before that I read a few graphic novels that I need to post reviews for. Now I’m into the second… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Movies Based on Novels

It’s always been a trend to make movies and plays based on books and novels. Adapting written works for the screen is nothing new. However, there are some movies in pre-production and filming right now that I’m excited to see…. 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 →

April: A Month of Books, Busyness and Blossoms

April is the crazy month at work, hence the silence on the blog. But, fear not, I have a huge update and lots of good things to share. So grab a cuppa something nice and sit back. First, let’s get… 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 →

Triple Feature at the Drive-In

CW arrived on Friday evening aamd we headed out to camp on Saturday to say hello to his family and catch up. We went horseback riding with some friends just before dinner on Saturday. Myself, RB, and KS showing off… Continue Reading →

Letters to Juliet (movie)

At Northern Voice I received an advance screening pass from Miss604 to see Letters to Juliet last night. I love Amanda Seyfried (ever since Mamma Mia!) and was very excited to attend. I invited Marina along as she is a… Continue Reading →

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (movie)

A few weeks ago I’d had to give up advance passes to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo before it came out in theatres on Friday, April 16, 2010. I’d received the passes from Biz Books, a local movie/theatre-focused… Continue Reading →

Oscar Predictions (updated with wins)

My friends Nigel, Deepinder, and I have been voting on the Oscars each year since 2003 (I think). One of these days I swear we’re going to have an Oscar party! Bascially we vote beforehand and then keep track who… 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 →

Don’t forget to Honk

We love going to the Twilight Drive-In located in Aldergrove, BC. It is very near to the camp and a great deal ($11.50 per person for 3 movies). The movies start at dusk, and go till 3 or 4 in… Continue Reading →

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