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GIRLS: Season 1

A while ago, I read an intriguing review of HBO’s comedy drama Girls. It talked about how the main characters were flawed and ‘real’. This seemed intriguing to me, given the lack of ‘real’ characters on TV. The review also ...

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Much Ado About Nothing: Trailer

When I was a kid, one of my favourite films was the 1993 Kenneth Branagh version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. And I really do mean when I was a kid – I’m talking from the age of seven ...

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Django Unchained

*There are many spoilers to follow. Consider yourself warned.* Watch the trailer here. By now you probably know whether or not you like Quentin Tarantino’s shtick. On the whole, I’m generally a fan. I admit that he has a lot ...

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Once Upon a Time: Pilot

As an enormous fan of the awesome Fables comic series, I approached this show with trepidation. Hadn’t Bill Willingham been approached several years ago to develop a tv show based on Fables? And hadn’t that studio been ABC (after NBC ...

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Les Misérables

This is the second very long film I have seen at the cinema in a very short space of time. Clocking in at 12 minutes less than The Hobbit, Les Mis was ass-numbingly long and had me wondering why they ...

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The Hobbit

I think I should preface this review with the following statement: I am not a Tolkien, LOTR, or The Hobbit fan. I was forced to read The Hobbit for my year seven English class while living in Texas, and I ...

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Cabin in the Woods

To be perfectly honest, I’m a wimp. I don’t like scarier films, especially psychological thrillers, or anything that could be at all ‘real.’ I’m ok with monsters or ridiculously over-the-top films, like those of my teenage years – things like ...

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Sunshine by Robin McKinley

One of my favourite books of all time, that book that I reread every year whenever I need a pick me up, is Robin McKinley’s Newberry Award winning The Hero and the Crown. If you haven’t read it, and get ...

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The Guild: Graphic Novels, volumes 1 and 2

The Guild

For Christmas this year, my wonderfully thoughtful partner bought me volumes 1 and 2 of The Guild graphic novels (and also completed my DVD collection for the web series). I am still new to comics and graphic novels – having ...

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