Religion And Books – The Connection

Reading a book can be likened to a spiritual experience and for good reason, because the images that we choose to associate with a brilliant text can stay in our minds forever. The moment when the book’s plot and sub-plot come together it is an enlightening experience for us. It is very sad when we endure a film adaptation of a great novel, and the producer doesn’t manage to capture the real meaning of the book. But it would be impossible to get every individual’s personal perception of the novel onto the big screen. Religion has been connected to literature … Continue reading Religion And Books – The Connection

Being Human – A Superb Tale of a Vampire, a Werewolf and a Ghost

It’s not every day that I’m introduced to a tv show and find myself dropping almost everything just to keep watching. It’s one of those moments that are few and far in-between, where someone recommends something and I give it a try, only to find out it isn’t as good as I was led to believe – it’s  better. Being Human (US) has recently captured my imagination and driven me to marathon the entire series. Watching episode after episode was a test of endurance that no doubt would have made even the staunchest of Olympians green with envy. For a … Continue reading Being Human – A Superb Tale of a Vampire, a Werewolf and a Ghost

Why Don’t People Watch More World Cinema?

Image via screen capture – clip from ‘Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain’

It is a sad notion to think that our cinematic world is guarded by a big white sign on a big green hill; must we fall on bended knee at every new rom-com featuring Matthew McConaughey?

Is there anything else out there? How do we find it? Is it better, worse than or just as soul-crushing as that one-liner in ‘Road House’? (“I see you’ve found my trophy room, all it’s missing is your ass!”)

Buried Treasures

When something’s not readily available or right in … Continue reading Why Don’t People Watch More World Cinema?

Great Franchises That Need to be Made Into Blockbusters

With the success of Transformers that surprised many people, and the previous acclaim of the Pirates of the Caribbean story, it seems safe to say that almost any franchise can be turned into a successful series of films – even if that franchise is based on children’s toys or a ride at a theme park. As long as the concept is strong, and film makers give enough respect to the source material, then there are countless different places where studios can plunder ideas for films. Of course it helps if the franchise also has a fan base … Continue reading Great Franchises That Need to be Made Into Blockbusters

8 Movie Villains Who Were Awesome Negotiators (But Still Lost The Battle)!

Villains are the movie characters we love to hate, but they wouldn’t be very good at their job if they were easy to catch. The best movie villains are also charismatic, strangely likeable and highly skilled negotiators.

They may always lose out in the end but the most captivating villains manage to put on an awesome show beforehand. Here’s a look at eight movie villains who showed the best negotiation skills and almost talked their way out of their demise.

1. The Joker, Batman

Whilst Jack Nicholson’s Joker was for a long time the only Joker worth talking about, … Continue reading 8 Movie Villains Who Were Awesome Negotiators (But Still Lost The Battle)!