Posts tagged with updates

Nov 7 2019

I've been burned before.


I have never liked Peter Pan much, and I am by no means certain that this new, Wendy-centric film adaptation of the story will make me feel any more positive about it. It certainly looks beautiful and wild, but I can sense the angst...

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Apr 30 2019

Very cute


The official trailer is out for Lifetime's Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, and it looks good—way less obnoxious than, say, this offering from the Hallmark Channel. I'm standing by what I said, though: this...

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Sep 14 2016



NPR recently featured an article about Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, the recent attempt to update Betty MacDonald’s beloved (albeit decidedly dated) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books for the modern era. I'm just not feeling this idea: I still get creeped out when I think about the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle story about the little girl who refused to take a bath...

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Feb 4 2016

What about that car, though?


Additional, far more exciting TV news: according to Variety, NBC has given a formal pilot order for a TV update of Cruel Intentions. The potential series "picks up 15 years after the movie left off and...

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Nov 19 2013

Insulting one's core audience: as illustrated by Joanna Trollope


I was never inclined to read Joanna Trollope's modern-day rewrite of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, seeing as A) it's my least-favorite Austen novel, and B) Trollope doesn't exactly rock my boat, either. (Plus, most the reviews have been lukewarm at best.) But...

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Mar 31 2008

The Once and Future Sweet Valley High

I would like to think that this is an April Fools' joke, but, sadly, it's still March.With typical elegance and restraint, Gawker is reporting that the Sweet Valley High books have been updated. (...

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