A love letter to IT(2017) part 1: Pennywise Lives!

You might have noticed that the last post ended a bit abruptly, and an abrupt end is only justified if it leads up to something bigger. Like with this film, the ending just kinda happens. It’s not like there’s no build up at all, but the fight at the end is something the kid’s don’t really prepare for so when it happens, you’re not expecting it to be the climax. Continue reading “A love letter to IT(2017) part 1: Pennywise Lives!”

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A love letter to IT (2017) part 1: From Book to Film

Whenever Gordon Ramsay likes a dish, his go to saying is, ‘wowowow’. This trifecta of awe is a simply yet effective way of expressing, to me at least, that he approves of the ingredients, the way the food looks on the plate, and the way it tastes. The reason I bring this up is because I can think of no more fitting expression to summarise my thoughts on the new adaptation of, in my opinion, Stephen King’s best work – if I were to do it briefly that is. Continue reading “A love letter to IT (2017) part 1: From Book to Film”

‘IT’ (2017): Ideas from the book that should float in the movie too

For those who don’t know me, I have a huge love for the horror genre. And recently, I’ve been reflecting on why exactly that is. That was until I saw the trailer for the new adaptation of ‘IT’ (Adap-ta-tion, it’s not a pissing remake if it was a book first) which is, to me at least, in the top 5 greatest literary contributions to the horror genre – and then, I picked up the book again after nearly ten years of letting it whither on my book shelf. As I read, I feel like one of the adult members of the loser’s club from the book: flashes and fragments of childhood memories and fears coming back in waves.   Continue reading “‘IT’ (2017): Ideas from the book that should float in the movie too”

The Ten Best Moments from ‘Battle of the Bastards’

No matter how you’ve been feeling about Game of Throne’s sixth season, no one can deny the gravity of just how awesome it’s ninth episode was. One could argue that it was not only the best episode of the show so far, but also one of the best things ever to be aired on our television screens or to be streamed (naughty naughty) ever! Continue reading “The Ten Best Moments from ‘Battle of the Bastards’”

Justice is Coming: GOT

One of the truest statements that could ever be said about Game of Thrones is its constant handouts of injustice. We’ve seen the good die horribly, and the evil thrive; we’ve watched as characters walk into the televised world of Westeros, bringing with them hope that we may see actions or events that will make our heart’s fill with joy, only for the same characters to be killed off horribly, leaving our hearts, once again, a wreck. The list is long, and continues to grow as each episode passes, especially this season (RIP Doran, Hotah, Osha, Shaggydog, Summer & the greatest hero that ever lived, Hodor). Continue reading “Justice is Coming: GOT”

GOT: Books vs Show, what the show got right.

Firstly, I just need to get this out the way from the batting line: after watching the first episode of the new season, I was feeling a little uneasy on where the show was going to take us. It was a slow opener, with choices made I didn’t completely agree with (see Dorne rant post) and it just kind of underwhelmed me – what can you expect though eh? It was only the first episode after all, and it has the fun task of setting up the season, so nothing all that exciting could happen. Continue reading “GOT: Books vs Show, what the show got right.”

The Biggest Mistake of ‘The Red Woman’

Well, now that we’ve all had a chance to cool down from the season 6 premier of Game of Thrones, it’s about time we all sat down and discussed. A lot of the cliffhangers we were left with at the end of season 5 have been resolved, while also presenting new questions – obviously getting me and the rest of the thronies even more hyped. Continue reading “The Biggest Mistake of ‘The Red Woman’”