Category: Entertainment

Bloodroot by Amy Greene

By: Hannah Johnson. Published: March 14, 2011

imageThere are so many things that I could say about this book. This book takes place in the Appalachians, primarily on a mountain, Bloodroot Mountain to be exact. The dialect in the book makes you feel like you are sitting on a porch at the top of this beautiful mountain. With the character’s personalities and voices, one can become quickly dazzled by this rural area. I thought the book was extremely interesting and dark.

The Dilemma

By: Kyle Hintz. Published: March 14, 2011.

clip_image002The Dilemma is the latest comedy from director Ron Howard, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. Basically, the premise is Kevin James and Vince Vaughn are best friends and James’ wife, played by Winona Ryder, is having an affair with Channing Tatum. Vaughn discovers this and struggles with how to tell James while hilarity ensues. Or does it?

It’ll Get Messy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By: Kyle Hintz. Published: February 11, 2011.

imageBased on the international best seller by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a Danish film directed by Neils Arden Oplev and starring Noomi Rapace and Mikael Blomkvist. Don’t worry, I’m aware that you have no idea who these people are, I didn’t either until I saw this film. This is one of the best thrillers I’ve seen in recent times, not surprising, given the source material.

“Who is Zala?”: The Girl Who Played with Fire

By: Kyle Hintz. Published: February 11, 2011.

girl who played with fire_normalThe Girl Who Played with Fire is the second film adapted from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, this time helmed by a new director, Daniel Alfredson, brother of director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and a new writer, Jonas Frykberg. Noomi Rapace and Mikael Nyqvist reprise their roles with equally great performances as in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Dralion

By: Chris Moore. Published: February 11, 2011.

dralionAs I walked into the darkened arena, my eyes drawn to the circular stage set up in front, I wondered what I’d be in for. I had never been to any sort of circus, least of all the one that had dominated my thoughts for weeks. Would my younger sister, who sat by me in the front row as we watched the colorful lights on stage undulate back and forth, be as captivated with the spectacle as I was sure to be? Could the show possibly compare with the fanciful scenes that I had built up in my head ever since hearing about the St. Louis show? Would it be worth the rather pricey sum for two front row tickets to what I long considered must be the true greatest show on Earth?