Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers was released in 2007, starring Hilary Swank. It is a drama based on the nonfiction book, The Freedom Writers Diary, and is based upon a true story. The book and the movie tell the story of a remarkable teacher and group of kids from Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, in California. At the timeContinue reading “Freedom Writers (2007)”

The house with a clock in its walls (film)

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 children’s film, based on the book of the same name that was written way back in the 1970s by John Bellairs. It is a beautiful blend of mystery, fantasy and thriller and although not overtly a Halloween story, it is one I can seeContinue reading “The house with a clock in its walls (film)”

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a beautifully written and utterly gut-wrenching story. It is about the life, death, and after-life of a young girl, as she watches her family from Heaven. Susie Salmon was lured into a field one afternoon on her way home from school, by a neighbour who had built an underground bunker hiddenContinue reading “The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold”

The longest ride – a film review

The Longest Ride is the newest romantic-drama based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. It follows two generations through the trials and tribulations of falling in love and merging two lives. The main characters are Luke and Sophia. Luke, played by Scott Eastwood, is a good ol’ country boy, with the morals and manners toContinue reading “The longest ride – a film review”

The Lucky One – a film review

The Lucky One is a romantic-drama, based on the book of the same name, written by Nicolas Sparks. Released in 2012, it stars Zac Efron (“Logan”), Taylor Schilling (“Beth”), and Blythe Danner (“Ellie”). Trailer (via Youtube) While I don’t think that any “Sparks” movie could ever come close to topping the masterpiece that is TheContinue reading “The Lucky One – a film review”

Dark Places – book review

Gillian Flynn seems to be the darling of bookclubs and studios all over Canada and the United States. Everyone loved Gone Girl and 2015 is the year of Dark Places. Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars. Since then, she has been drifting. But when sheContinue reading “Dark Places – book review”

Jurassic World – a review

I saw Jurassic World yesterday and it was so much better than any of my expectations! If you haven’t seen it yet, you should, even if you are not a big fan of the first three movies. I’m 26 and I hadn’t seen any of the original Jurassic Park movies until this year, when IContinue reading “Jurassic World – a review”

Allegiant: Parts I & II?

I could be way behind the curveball here, but I just heard that they are splitting Allegiant into two movies. So maddening. It is a huge turn-off for me when production companies do this, because it is purely for profit and always produces a sub-par product. Of course, the only movie franchise that I thinkContinue reading “Allegiant: Parts I & II?”

A third sisterhood of the travelling pants movie?!

Holy Moly, am I excited. America Fererra has confirmed that they are working on a third film in the sisterhood of the travelling pants series! I have always loved these movies. They are about friendship, and love, and growing up and finding your way in the world. I grew up with those four girls, agingContinue reading “A third sisterhood of the travelling pants movie?!”