The complaint always seems to be that when a book is made into a film, it never quite captures the magic of the words on the page, whether things are changed, lost for time, or what have you. But when the author just so happens to be the one to write the script and then direct the film, odds are the magic will remain. [Read more...]
This week’s Suggestion Box contains trailers for the movies Hereafter and Priest, my brief writeup for some of the premiered shows this fall, and then videos for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Portal 2 in games.
Hereafter Trailer - The newest film paring Clint Eastwood as director and Matt Damon has Damon cast as a genuine psychic who has trouble living with his ability connected to the afterlife, interweaving stories of those who come into contact with him, bringing questions of their own about what lies ahead due to personal experiences. Not to put too much into the trailer, but the brief clips alone of the acting shows a glimmer of the performances ahead, which will hopefully live up to what comes in the film.
Coming from Glee’s premiere Wednesday night to the premiere of The Vampire Diaries is like jumping into a pool right after stepping out of the hot tub. Gone is most of the comedy, the general feelings of happiness, and worst of all, gone is the singing. But as much as I wish Diaries were a comical musical about longing and vampires, I will have to make do with what was dealt. And what we have right now feels like a serialized version of Twilight, just with more characters that seem like they are seriously contemplating slitting their wrists.
The show is based on a book series by L. J. Smith, but all I know about the story is what has been shown so far in the pilot, which is: At the beginning of the summer, Elena and Jeremy Gilbert’s parents were killed in a car crash, which Elena survived. However, she bas been able to deal with it a lot better than her brother has, where she has turned to soul searching with her diary, he has turned to drugs, alcohol, and black nail polish. [Read more...]