2 items from 2014
Director: Brian Percival.
Running Time: 131 minutes.
Synopsis: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
The Book Thief is adapted from the best-selling novel by Markus Zusak, but this process isn’t something unusual these days. The success of Life Of Pi has most probably spiked the realisation in the general consciousness that it can be done successfully – massively in Pi’s regard – and the best ones don’t deviate too much from the original story to keep the heart and soul. What’s slightly ironic is when we speak of The Book Thief, there will always be Death at the centre. Yes, Mr. Death himself, »
- Dan Bullock
The Following, Season 2, Episode 2
Written by Vincent Angell
Directed by Joshua Butler
Airs Mondays at 9pm (Et) on Fox
Here’s the thing- The Following is crazy. Like eye-rolling, “you have got to be kidding me, did that just happen?” crazy. But for all the craziness and terrible law enforcement techniques, The Following is really, really fun. Last week’s premiere, “Resurrection”, was a great reintroduction to the show and a way to meet the new characters, but far and away the best moment was Joe’s reappearance at the end of the episode. “For Joe”, the second episode, is even better.
“Resurrection” was slightly confusing, because there was so much ground to cover and so many people to introduce, but “For Joe” is more tightly constructed, exciting, and it manages to answer a few more questions, chief among them, where exactly Joe (James Purefoy) has been hiding out for the last year. »
2 items from 2014
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