Movie Review : The Book Thief

The first thing that struck me in the movie was how quickly Liesel learnt to read. Perhaps because when I was reading the book I had the opposite reaction and wondered why it took her so long. I did find it a little disappointing that they slightly adjust the...

Towards Belief – DVD series

I recently watched the DVD series Towards Belief and was very impressed with the high level of research and the depth and variety of the information provided. The presenters were highly qualified and brought a perspective that had great validity. Furthermore, the...

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

I saw the movie, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, recently and enjoyed the story. One of the main characters was a scientist who professed not to have faith and only believed in science. However it was a Muslim who proved to him that he actually did have faith! As a...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I went to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the movies last week. In keeping with Hollywood culture, it was completely implausible; nevertheless it was also very funny. Maggie Smith in her role as a racist old lady was particularly amusing. My favourite line in...

Legally Blonde (again!)

I have posted about this movie before; here. I watched it again the other night and I was again surprised to realize that it is more profound than it appears. The movie industry has lead us to expect a romantic comedy to be amusing, shallow, have doubtful morals, mild...

The American President pt.2

Continuing the movie review of The American President: The third issue is ‘just war’. Liberia bombs an American missile base. This scene is included in the movie in order to portray the president as a caring person who is not just interested in political gain. He is...

The American President

As part of my ethic class we were required to write a movie review. It had to be a movie that contained ethic issues. I chose the American President which was an unusual choice given that it is a romantic comedy. However I thought it contained some very interesting...

Legally Blonde (2001)

I requested and received Legally Blonde on DVD for Christmas. There are several things I really like about this film. Firstly Elle (Reese Witherspoon), the main character makes friends with everyone, university professors, lawyers, fellow students, her ex-boyfriend’s...