Everybody has been frustrated when a good book gets turned into a bad movie. There are times however, when a good book becomes a good movie as well. I can even think of one not so good book that got…Continue
"I think the 'watchmen' was a good movie. I know many people didn't and hated it etc. But honestly the movie's not a bad movie. and for those who HAVEN'T read the graphic novel (yes it's a 'comic' but it's…"
"I thought that 'Thank You for Smoking' by Christopher Buckley was a fantastic book and made for a great movie. There were some changes from one to the other, most notably the fact that in the book, Nick Naylor's son doesn't…"
"Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (pretty much all of his work but this book stands out)
The books I love the most are Treasure Island and the Count of Monte Cristo. I was given these 2 and a few more from my Grandparents. They had received them Christmas…"
"I thought the latest version of the Count of Monte Cristo was a pretty good movie. Upon reading the book, I realized that the book was far superior, but nevertheless consider the film to be one of the better ones out there."
"To my mind, Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger was a slightly above average ghost written biographical effort. Interesting but not truly gripping. It was not bad, just a little weak. The movie that was made from it, Apollo 13 was absolutely…"
I've been working in a department store (Belk) inside of a mall for almost three years now. I've never had any security problems and I've always felt safe up until last Friday. I departed from school around 2:20 and I arrived at work at 2:40pm for my 3 o'clock shift. Belk employees have to park on the third floor of the parking deck which I've been doing. On this particular day, the deck was a bit fuller than usual due to the Easter weekend so I parked in the very back of the deck against the…See More
"I can't remember if I have mentioned this before, but there is a book that lays the groundwork for such a question and it was by an author called Barry Fells. He posited that there were many groups here in what we call the United States…"
"There has been no era that the following era did not think was oppressive. 100 years from now, they'll think we are all backwards asshats, too. How exactly, is hard to discern. But asshats in their eyes, we will be.
I was having a conversation with a woman today and I made a positive comparison to the style and composition of women in the Antebellum South. An African-American lady overheard me speaking and became extremely angry that I made a positive reference to a time when her ancestors were enslaved. I asked her if she thought the bubonic plague was the only thing going on before the European Renaissance, then I asked her if taxes would be the only reason an American would have stayed loyal to Britain…See More
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