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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

9 Oct

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Year: 2012
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Writer: Stephen Chbosky, based on his own novel
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack
MPAA Rating: PG-13, mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens
Runtime: 103 min
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the book from Stephen Chbosky published by MTV back in 1999 is one of those novels that, if you read them at just the right time and at just the right age, can have the power of changing your life, at least a little bit. I first read it when I was about 14 or so, and I’ve probably read five or six times since and I will probably read it a few more times again; I just can’t get enough of that story about Charlie and Sam and Patrick. It really has been one of my favorite books for a while now, so when back in 2010 it was announced that there was going to be a film adaptation of it I was really guarded about setting my expectations high because, as most book-to-film adaptations go, chances are they wouldn’t capture what made those pages so special.

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