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5 films to watch if you can’t read the original book

Friday, 25 September 2015 | Written by
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It’s the chorus you’ve heard many times as everyone leaves the cinema: “The book was better.” This article is in support of the underdogs, a few of the films that made us cheer the loudest and proved that sometimes the movie can actually be better than the book. Disclaimer: The films I reviewed here are those adapted from books that I have also read;…Read More »

Wherever there's a Pixar movie, tears are sure to flow. (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.)

The feels: How Pixar movies make us cry

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 | Written by
Wherever there's a Pixar movie, tears are sure to flow. (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.)

If you’ve never cried in a Pixar movie, you are not human. Admit it—those animated characters can go on the wildest of adventures and give you the biggest of laughs, but they somehow always know how to tug at just the right heartstring. Haven’t we learned by now that Pixar knows what it’s doing, and that we should expect that…Read More »

'Before We Go' might have been a homage to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy with its dialogue-heavy treatment. (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.)

‘Before We Go': Pleasant, heartwarming, but regrettably forgettable

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 | Written by
'Before We Go' might have been a homage to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy with its dialogue-heavy treatment. (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.)

During interviews with Chris Evans in the past year, he’s expressed interest in trying his hand at directing. (Remember when all the nerds and women OF THE PLANET gave a collective gasp at the thought of Evans leaving Captain America behind and quitting acting?) This week, we’re finally being treated to his directorial debut in Before We Go. And while…Read More »

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Be the Batman: Play ‘Arkham Knight’

Monday, 31 August 2015 | Written by
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… If you had a choice between being BATMAN or getting any wish you can think of… Which Batmobile would you drive? Because YES, WE ALL WANT TO BE BATMAN! THIS QUESTION IS INVALID. Batman has been an icon in pop culture for decades! We all love him and what he represents –…Read More »

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Inside Out: Balancing emotions

Monday, 31 August 2015 | Written by
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“Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head?” – Joy Pixar has come up with another dazzling movie that will tug the hearts of both young and old. The comedy-adventure “Inside Out” is currently making waves at the theater. The story is set inside the brain of 11-year old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn…Read More »

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Rise of adult coloring books

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Written by
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Adult coloring books seem to be the newest craze. Coloring books used to be for kids but now they are coveted by the young-at-hearts. What used to be a favorite childhood activity has become a trendy habit of adults nowadays. People who are looking for a relaxing past time have joined the coloring bandwagon. Adult coloring books feature more detailed…Read More »

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Kick-ass fictional schools

Monday, 24 August 2015 | Written by
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Go to school! It’s the mantra responsible parents all have. But as children, we rarely ever saw the value of academic study. I remember the sheer joy of finding out classes were suspended, or when the bell rings at 4pm and it was time to go home, or PE. But I’m sure not all children/student find school so bemoaning. Especially…Read More »

I'd like to check out that book, please.

7 Things you can learn in an actual library

Saturday, 8 August 2015 | Written by
I'd like to check out that book, please.

by Cathy Dellosa-Lo Google—the “be all and end all” of information. All the data you will ever need at your fingertips—it’s every researcher’s dream. Will the next generation ever set foot in a house of books, or will they even have the slightest idea of what a library card is? In this fast-paced world of single taps and instant information, have…Read More »

Comedy is courage.

5 indie films you can watch with your kids

Saturday, 1 August 2015 | Written by
Comedy is courage.

Let’s stop polluting children’s minds with unnecessary gore, blonde superhero antics, or mushy love stories. Below are 5 alternatives to the usual, sappy, confusing, mainstream kid films. Life is Beautiful Gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice, meets pretty schoolteacher Dora and wins her over with his charm and wit. Eventually they marry and give birth to their son, Giosue. Their happiness…Read More »

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