North & South

Yesterday evening was movie night at my house, and I finally had the opportunity to watch North & South, a four-episode BBC mini-series, based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. North & South tells the story of a young woman named Margaret Hale (played by Daniela Denby-Ashe), whose father decides to move the family from…

Yesterday

While I love a good movie, I have to confess that I don't always do a good job of staying on top of new releases, or watching movies that friends and family members have recommended to me. Part of the reason for this is because I spend most of my free time reading, but I…

The Dark Tower

When it comes to watching movie adaptations, do you try to read the book first? Usually I prefer to read the book prior to seeing its movie adaptation, but there are times when a movie just looks so good that I don't want to wait until I've read the book...particularly if the movie in question…

Comic Book vs. Movie – Aliens vs. Predator

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I had a wonderful time participating in the Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon on August 7th and 8th. I had the opportunity to read a lot of great books, and I've enjoyed sharing them with you during the past couple of weeks. If you missed out on any of…

Kill the Messenger

I love a good movie! While I tend to do a lot more reading than movie-watching (which probably doesn't come as a surprise to any of you), I really enjoy watching movies in the evenings. Since the start of quarantine/self-isolation, I've been watching a lot of old favorites, but I've also been inspired to watch…

Movie vs. Book vs. Comic Books – Labyrinth

Do you have specific movies that you like to watch when you are ill, or during times when you are sad or stressed out? I certainly do! While I tend to spend more time reading and writing than watching movies or television, there have been many times over the past several months when I've found…

Book vs. Movie – Austenland

Have you ever dreamed about having the opportunity to step into the world of one of Jane Austen's stories? Maybe you've imagined dressing up in Regency Era clothing, attending a ball, and falling passionately in love with your very own Mr. Darcy (or Colonel Brandon, Mr. Bingley, Captain Wentworth, Mr. Knightly...or another of Austen's fictional…

Comic Book vs. Movie – Bloodshot

When you see a trailer for a movie based on a book, how do you react? I usually have one of three possible responses. If the movie is based on a book I loved, my reaction will either be, "I can't wait to see that!" or "Oh no! They're going to ruin it!" But when…

The Scarlet Pimpernel

With yesterday marking the beginning of National Poetry Month, I thought it would be appropriate to start out the month of April by re-watching a movie that I knew contained a little bit of poetry...The Scarlet Pimpernel. "They seek him here. They seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven? Or…