Alright, alright, alright. If you follow me on Twitter, you can see just how much I wish I was part of Taylor Swift’s squad. Seriously. Taylor has created a group that defines #SquadGoals. But, to be honest, I can’t even keep up with who’s actually in the squad or who’s just a special guest. That is why this article needs to happen. We’re about to give you a break down on Tay Tay’s squad once and for all. Continue reading
Romeo and Juliet is pretty widely accepted as the most famous love story of all time, which is why there are so many screen adaptations and references to the tragedy in literature and pop culture. While it’s often seen as some sort of ideal love story, I think the tag line for the newest adaptation, “The most dangerous love story ever told.”, shows that the creators see things a little more clearly.
When I first heard that Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) was playing the iconic role of Juliet in a new adaptation due out on October 11, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. Did director Carlo Carlei figure out a way to make the story work in a world with cell phones? Did Julian Fellowes write something brilliant to pull it all together? Wait, Julian Fellowes? That guy is responsible for Downton Abbey and won an Academy Award for writing Gosford Park. And Carlo Calrei turns out to be an Italian native. They’re not going for something new here, they’re going to make a fantastic period piece and I don’t know how to explain my excitement to you. Continue reading
Ender’s Game is a sci-fi film based off of the 1985 novel by Orson Card. The story takes place in the future when Earth has already been through two major attacks. A school is established to train brilliant kids so there is a ready defense. Ender Wiggin (played by Asa Butterfield in the movie) especially shines during his time at the Battle School. Continue reading
I reread Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game in January in anticipation of the upcoming movie adaptation and also because I love the book. While I’m a little worried about how the filmmakers will handle the material, everything I’ve seen about the movie lately has worked toward putting those fears to rest. Continue reading