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“Anne of Green Gables”: The Code

Jul 20th, 2007 | By

Recently, rereading Anne of Green Gables, I had to stop and ask myself why. The answer was, “Because it was the first thing I grabbed on my way to the subway,” but the general idea is that the book is a little weird. Long the domain of spinsters-in-training, children’s literature enthusiasts, and hordes of preteen

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Abridged Classics: “The Tudors”

Apr 20th, 2007 | By

Like any costume geek, I’m watching The Tudors on Showtime. But, despite the costuming, there’s something a little…different about this Henry VIII. And by “different,” I mean “flaming.” ———— Genevieve is a prolific writer of speculative fiction living in New York, but you’ll never find her there because millions of people live there and Genevieve likes

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“Eragon”: An Epic Mad Lib

Dec 12th, 2006 | By

Well, gentle readers, recently that _________, ________ fantasy movie Eragon was released. Rather than go see the film, I thought I would leave you with a clichéd fantasy movie summary with blanks you can fill in yourself. It’s what the filmmakers did, and I don’t know why I should put in more effort than they

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“The Prestige”: Dicktacular.

Nov 20th, 2006 | By

DISCLAIMER: Okay, so, The Prestige is the best movie of the year, and everything here is the world’s biggest spoiler. If there were any more spoilers, it would be a road race. There’s a lot of run-of-the-mill dickery in movies; assfaces have pushes forward movie plots from Birth of a Nation (awkwaaard) to Silence of

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“Equilbrium”: An Abridged Classics Video

Aug 20th, 2006 | By

Science fiction is such a hard genre to pin down. By which I mean it’s terrible. Don’t believe me? Have a look at Equilibrium, where Christian Bale spins his wheels and works on his American accent, where Sean Bean is not a bad guy and is therefore quickly dispatched, and where kids are little assholes.

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