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  • They Both Die at the End – General Review
    Summer break is the perfect opportunity to get back into reading. Adam Silvera’s (2017) novel, They Both Die at the End, can serve as a stepping stone into the realm of reading. The pace is fast, action-packed, and develops loveable characters. Also, Silvera switches point of view each chapter where narration mainly focuses on the protagonists, […]
  • My Favorite Book – Freshwater
    If there’s one book that I believe everyone should read once in their life, it’s my favorite book – Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. From my course, Queer Literature under Dr. Bill Albertini, I discovered Emezi’s Freshwater (2018). Once more, my course, Creative Writing Thesis Workshop under Professor Amorak Huey, was instructed to present our favorite […]

2009 fall movie previews

Jennifer’s Body – Sept. 18 As if she hasn’t caught the attention of every movie-going male of today, ‘Transformers’ babe, Megan Fox, is already starring in a role of her own as a possessed high school cheerleader who preys on lustful teenage boys. The film titled ‘Jennifer’s Body’ is written by Academy Award winning writer for ‘Juno,’ Diablo Cody. However, don’t expect to see a risk-taking, charming, or even worthwhile story like last time. Seeing that the ideas of ‘Body’ are being entirely driven by the sexual presence of Megan Fox and would never have seen the light of day without her, a more appropriate title would be ‘Megan’s Body.’ At least that way, the marketing team will be honest with their intentions.

Shutter Island – Oct. 2 This psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane. As the same author who wrote the books that inspired the Academy Award winning ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ you can expect ‘Shutter Island’ to be an immediate factor when it comes to emotionally driven suspense. While it’s an out of character project for nearly all talents involved, simply having Scorsese at the helm leaves a peculiar questioning to the hype of this film.

Couples Retreat – Oct. 9 No matter how similar it looks to ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ Vince Vaughn’s new comedy, ‘Couples Retreat,’ did not have the assistance of Judd Apatow’s production company. It doesn’t help that they cast Sarah Marshall herself, Kristen Bell, in one of the lead roles. With similar comedic styles and a story about a vacation hinging on a breakup, ‘Couples Retreat’ is going to have to rely heavily on it’s star filled cast to be considered anything other than a copycat. Look for supporting actors Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau to supply a more eventful comedic relief than the leads.

Where the Wild Things Are – Oct. 16 The famed director of ‘Being John Malkovich’ and ‘Adaptation,’ Spike Jonze is attempting to bring Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ gloriously to the big screen. If there’s anyone in Hollywood capable of bringing this imaginative masterpiece to life, it’s Jonze. With his off-beat wit and a knack for forming original characters, Jonze has the rare opportunity to connect with generations of audiences with such a beloved spellbinding tale.

New Moon – Nov. 20 The sequel to last year’s adolescent vampire fantasy novel adaptation has been hastily rushed into production as if the producers were afraid you’d realize how atrocious the first film truly is. However, The Twilight Saga is successfully fooling legions of people by hinging on the life and death absurdity of teenage love. Buzz is already spreading about lead actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson locking lips. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a shirtless Taylor Lautner introducing a clan of fellow werewolves. While it will surely satisfy the hungry eyes of adolescent girls, ‘New Moon’ sounds like more of the same overcharged teenage melodrama waiting to explode once again.

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