Jane Austen is one of the most prolific authors of all time, and her body of work has been adapted from the page to the silver screen on a multitude of occasions, from Ang Lee’s 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility to Joe Wright’s feature directorial debut rendition of Pride and Prejudice. One of the most famous Austen adaptations was Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, which left audiences howling with laughter and left speechless over its creativity in modernizing Austen’s novel Emma in a mid-90s era high school in Beverly Hills, California. Read more
For those Pokemon fans out there, I apologize. I’m the worst possible person to review Pokemon Detective Pikachu. I know nothing about Pokemon and that’s going to show with every sentence in this review. Literally I’ve only heard the word and know that there was some app that got people walking around to catch digital things that to …fight… each other? I’m still unclear. But one thing I do know about the Pokemon Universe is this: there’s a lot of it. Making this movie to be comprehensible to the uninitiated and still interesting actual Pokemon fans must have been tricky. Read more
Finally a show without a lot of hype. I didn’t know much about Norm of the North going in and that was alright with me. It was an original film, not based on anything (that I know of). It wasn’t Ride Along 2, which also came out today which looked terrible. And it was an animated kids movie, which means lots of bright colors and silly jokes. What could possibly go wrong?