Blightyvision: “The First Men in the Moon”

based on the novel by H.G. Wells directed by Damon Thomas written by Mark Gatiss starring Mark Gatiss and Rory Kinnear Good ol’ H.G. Wells.  Sometimes he makes all the sense in the world, and sometimes he makes precisely none.  What little Victorian faux-science there is behind “The First Men in the Moon” invites your […]

First Night Flicks: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010) Luftslottet som sprängdes (The Air Castle that was Blown up) Directed by: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin Based on the Novel: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson Rated: R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief […]

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 12:43 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Blightyvision: “Lost in Austen”

Written by Guy Andrews Directed by Dan Zeff Starring Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, and Hugh Bonneville Any girl of any sort of classic literary bent in high school had a thing for Jane Austen.  No, sorry, let me rephrase that … had a thing for Pride and Prejudice. No, wait, that’s still not entirely right.  […]

Trisha’s Take: The Social Network review

[Editor’s Note: We’re trying something a little new here where more than one person writes a review of a given thing. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. – TL] The Social Network Directed by David Fincher Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Armie Hammer, and more Rating: PG-13 for sexual […]

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 09:06 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Social Network

The Social Network (2010) Directed By: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. Every fall, there seems to be one […]

Blightyvision: “The Colour of Magic”

Directed and adapted by Vadim Jean Mucked about by Terry Pratchett Starring Sean Astin, Tim Curry, and Jeremy Irons I suppose Sky One realized they had something rather good when they aired “Hogfather” during the 2006 holidays to the delight of British viewers (and those abroad who found other ways of getting their fix).  Between […]

Blightyvision: Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal

Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett Adapted by Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti Starring Richard Coyle, David Suchet, and Andrew Sachs Directed by Jon Jones I hate book adaptations.  I hate them.  The things that have been done to the series I like are utterly intolerable.  I never pass them on to friends anymore, […]

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 01:59 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Sherlock”

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Based on the books by Arthur Conan Doyle Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman It’s all well and good for me to try and convince you that you should be excited about a second season of a show you may not have seen.  I covered “Luther” last week […]

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower coming to big and small screens

I am tempering my excitement. This has the potential to be absolutely amazing or a destructive travesty of one of modern fantasy’s epic works. In an exclusive over at Deadline, Universal has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and will be turning the seven volume epic fantasy into a […]

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 20:38 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks set for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and a critically acclaimed novel. Who’s ready for awards season? Indiewire reports that the two have signed on to star in Stephen Daldry’s (The Reader, Billy Elliot) adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The film, to be put out jointly by Paramount and Warner Bros, tells […]

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 14:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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