Video game adaptation an unengaging experience

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:07

Beautiful Creatures' not a pretty sight

Newest young adult adaptation feels dull, derivative

There's no doubt that with the recent conclusion of the wildly successful 'Twilight' saga, the powers-that-be in Hollywood are all desperately searching for the next young adult literary property to be turned into box office gold.

The folks at Warner Brothers seem to think they may have found it. They have produced 'Beautiful Creatures,' based on the novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It is the first in a four-book (so far) series known collectively as the Caster Chronicles.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:26

Words, words, words

The Words' offers story-within-a-story-within-a-story

As a lover of the written word, I was intrigued when I first heard about 'The Words.' The idea of a movie built around the nature of authorship and the siren's song of literary fame and fortune sounded pretty good to me. But then a simple, fundamental question occurred to me - can they actually make this interesting?

For me at least, the answer was 'yes.'

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