The Stephen King Movie Guide for the Adventurous Movie Watcher Who Adds Anything Described as Laughably Bad to the Must See List and Isn’t Scared of Anything (Even Really Scary Things).

Because bad is good. There are plenty of best and worst Stephen King adaptation lists out there. And while I think the tendency is to remember how many truly terrible movies he’s put out there, there are a lot of great ones that don’t quite seem “Stephen King” – like The Shawshank Redemption, Stand byContinue reading “The Stephen King Movie Guide for the Adventurous Movie Watcher Who Adds Anything Described as Laughably Bad to the Must See List and Isn’t Scared of Anything (Even Really Scary Things).”

Movie Adaptations: The Unknown Edition

I make an honest attempt to read the book before seeing the movie, but sometimes I see a movie (or watch a show) that I had NO IDEA was based on a book. From the ‘book to film adaptation’ genre, which I made up solely for today’s list, I’ve somehow missed reading these staples: 10.Continue reading “Movie Adaptations: The Unknown Edition”

Favorite Film Adaptations: A Top Ten List

I like books. I like movies. I like movies based on books. Surprising, no? This is a topic I’ve discussed quite a bit, but it’s always been in the context of best or worst adaptations. What about favorites? Looking back, I’ve never discussed which ones I love, whether they are high quality adaptations of not. AdmittedlyContinue reading “Favorite Film Adaptations: A Top Ten List”

Miscellaneous Movies To Watch: A Top Ten List

In all honestly, I had no intention of writing a list this week, as the topic is top ten favorite things other than books. And books are my thing. But yesterday…was not a good day. It was an exasperating, stress inducing, tear-filled kind of day. This resulted in eating pizza, ice cream, and watching a favoriteContinue reading “Miscellaneous Movies To Watch: A Top Ten List”

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril

It’s September 1st. You know what that means: RIP (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril). Or, if you’re me, just an average couple of reading months… Here are the categories to choose from: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories,Continue reading “R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril”

Fiction to Film: A Top Ten List

In a topic near and dear to my heart, this week’s top ten list is movies based of books. I’ve done this a few times already (see here, here, and here), luckily there is no shortage of material for lists like these. I’m splitting this into five good and five bad adaptations. As I’ve previouslyContinue reading “Fiction to Film: A Top Ten List”

One Year. 200 Posts.

Post 200. In some sort of splendid coincidence, my two hundredth post roughly coincides with my one year blogging anniversary, or blogoversary, as those less proper than me are wont to call it. After all, I am nothing if not grammatically correct – check out that first sentence. And I can’t tell you how manyContinue reading “One Year. 200 Posts.”

Boston: A Top Ten List

With all of the horrible things going on in Boston right now (Illinois and Texas, I’m thinking of you too), I thought I would share some of the wonderful things about the city. I love Shakespeare on the Common, the Red Sox, Swan Boats, the Freedom Trail, and the pizza – it’s better than NewContinue reading “Boston: A Top Ten List”

Roger Ebert: A Top Ten List

I adored Roger Ebert and still do. He was an interesting, giddily playful, intelligent human being and I will miss him dearly. One of my fondest memories from my childhood is watching Siskel and Ebert and The Movies every weekend – it was on in the mornings on public access television. He came to the CenterContinue reading “Roger Ebert: A Top Ten List”

The Trouble with Harry by Jack Trevor Story

Every child is different. That is what we say, right? When in reality, it goes something like this: every child is different, but some are more different than others (paying homage to a classic there). No one says the latter portion aloud and, of course, as a child I fell squarely in the ‘more different’Continue reading “The Trouble with Harry by Jack Trevor Story”