Where Would We Be Without History?

I watched The Young Victoria over the weekend.  Finally.  I’ve been wanting to see it since I first heard about it.  I was not disappointed. The Young Victoria is about Queen Victoria of England, in the years before she became queen and the first few years of her reign.  I thought Emily Blunt did a wonderful…
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Why I Think Sherlock Holmes Is Awesome

I recently watched Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes again, and enjoyed it just as much as an in-theater viewing. The movie is not much like the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of which I’ve read quite a few. Doyle’s Holmes is obsessive, clever, silent, morose, and unstoppable. Ritchie’s Holmes is manic, obsessive, depressive, brutal…
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Leather Pants Must Be The Macho Version Of Tights

At last; I finally watched Robin Hood.  I wasn’t deterred by the negative reviews it’s been receiving, but I did have to wait until I had an evening free. The legend of Robin Hood is quite well known, so Brian Helgeland, the writer, and Ridley Scott, the director, took the story in as different a direction…
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Leather Pants Must Be The Macho Version Of Tights

At last; I finally watched Robin Hood.  I wasn’t deterred by the negative reviews it’s been receiving, but I did have to wait until I had an evening free. The legend of Robin Hood is quite well known, so Brian Helgeland, the writer, and Ridley Scott, the director, took the story in as different a direction…
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A New Take On A Classic?

As promised (whether you want it or not), here is a little review of the the new BBC miniseries Emma.  One might wonder why people are still making adaptations of Emma, since a number of them have been done already.  Not only does Austen seem to be gaining in popularity, however, but some of the…
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