Month: August 2019

chronicles of narnia: prince caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

Originally published August 7, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was perfect. In most book to movie adaptations, things are lost and the spirit of the book is never translated. But I think the filmmakers really captured the spirit of the book. And Caspian is my favorite character from the series.

I will concede that they deviated from the book in key parts (I’ll try not to post spoilers). I will say that the flirting glances (and the ultimate resolution) between Susan and Prince Caspian set this little fangirl on fire. Caspian is meant to be with Ramandu’s daughter dammit.

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unforgettable with love by natalie cole album cover

Unforgettable with Love by Natalie Cole

Originally published February 25, 2014

Back when I was a wee Gilly, my family used to be a member of Columbia House. Now, if you’re an American kid who grew up in the 80s/90s, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

For the uninitiated, it was a mail-order music club. You could order cassette tapes (tapes!) and CDs. They were sneaky though. They reeled you in with some unbelievable offer like 5 tapes for a penny (or whatever). What they put in the very fine print is you joined their mandatory, nearly impossible to unsubscribe from, subscription service.

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a page from a Not Quite What I Was Planning

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith

Originally published August 26, 2008

Basically, the premise of the book is if you could write a memoir in six words, what would yours be?

“Nobody cared, then they did. Why?”

Chuck Klosterman

They were taking submissions from every writer: professional, non-professional, famous, and the not-so-famous.

“We still don’t hear a single.”

Adam Schlesinger

As I was reading it, I was laughing about how truly easy it was to sum your life up in six words.

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silence (2016)

Silence (2016)

Originally published January 11, 2017

Silence is a 2016 epic historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based upon the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Sebastião Rodrigues, Adam Driver as Francisco Garupe, Liam Neeson as Father Cristóvão Ferreira, Tadanobu Asano as the Interpreter, and Ciarán Hinds appears briefly as Father Alessandro Valignano. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholicism.

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Not the glamorous ghouls from the moviesOr the pending apocalypse from the booksBut the ones who wear monkey suitsPlasters on a fake smileAnd pretends they are not dead insideLike me. I shall never forget the dayThat I lost all hopeSay it out loudCried like an anxious childWho lost their invisible…

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