First I want you to know that Orson Scott Card is a crazy man and I don’t know if he’s in on the joke or if he’s become the joke. He’s Westboro Baptist Crazy.
Before I saw Ender’s Game I was struck by a simple truth that I was shocked that has never occurred to me: that due to the limits of time, books are a super medium for storytelling. Continue reading “Book was better; Ender’s Game”
Looks like I haven’t updated my 2013 Movie List in a while. Fear not, there is a new addition: The upcoming adaptation of the bestselling book with the same name, The Book Thief. This past week has been mostly about The Book Thief for me, on Monday there was a pre-release screening as it has not opened yet (next week! or the week after) and then an author event with Markus Zusak, and then a roundtable on Friday with Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Brian Percival and Markus Zusak.
I have ranked it #5, behind Jurassic Park in 3-D. Some people have complained that I have included a twenty year old movie in my list of 2013 films. It also disrupts the ranking as Jurassic Park is my favorite film directed by Spielberg. Continue reading “I’ve seen 30 movies in 2013: The Book Thief”