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- Doris Lessing has passed away, aged 94. 17/11/2013 03:09:06 PM
- Hooray New Zealand! Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker prize with The Luminaries. 16/10/2013 07:52:47 PM
- 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced 12/09/2013 05:59:04 PM
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The LEGO Movie
Given the track record of movies based on toy lines, it was absolutely justified to be rather skeptical about the making of a Lego movie. The console games the company produced over the years have been fun though, and everyone deserves a chance, right?
Well, as it turns out the Lego Movie is much closer to the Toy Story trilogy than to G.I. Joe or Battleship, thank heavens. It's incredibly fast, it excels at being silly and extremely detailed. Of course there is plenty of humor, some of which may be over the youngest viewers heads. There is just so much to see and explore that you will definitely need more than one viewing to get it all, that's how overwhelming things are, and not just in the fun action sequences. The voice acting is great, especially the unbelievably silly crap they have Morgan Freeman say is already worth the price of admission.
The final plot twist - yes there is such a thing in an animated movie - is so logical and simple yet stunningly surprising and also shows that the movie has a huge beating heart under its brick skin. It's a love declaration to the ...
Wives and Daughters (Gaskell), NW (Zadie Smith) and The Moonstone (Collins)
I figured I'd refrain from spamming the board with three separate reviews, and try my hand at writing reviews that are actually (relatively) concise - not usually my strongest suit.
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell is one of the many Victorian writers who remain popular to this day and whose works keep being turned into TV series or movies. I hadn't read anything by her yet, and figured I'd start with this one, possibly her best-known novel.
The novel is in many ways reminiscent of Jane Austen, in terms of setting and plot. Protagonist Molly ...
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
(This is a spoiler-free review of Neil Gaiman's new novel, released on June 18; only the most basic elements of the plot's setup are revealed.)
Once upon a time, when the world and I were younger, I read an entire novel in one day for the first time. I have never been a fast reader; I like to take my time with a story. So the fact that I devoured Neil Gaiman’s ...