Studied English Literature and Film at the University of Central Florida. Love talking about movies with fellow movie lovers :)
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Classic British Literature
What are some classic British novels that Americans should read? I’m currently reading The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie and Blandings Castle by P. G. Wodehouse. Blandings Castle is one that I think my fellow Americans should read because of its particularly hilarious, sarcastic, British humor. If there are any Brits out there who can come up with a list like this, do it!
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I recently read an article about how the English language is drastically changing thanks to the internet. For example, we all know the "that moment when…" trend and how it’s missing the independent clause. That being said, the article I read made the point that when we start our statement off with "that moment when" the people reading feel more a part of the story because "we’ve all been there." I thought it a really interesting topic! Because of the internet, the English language is changing rapidly and constantly. And not just written, it affects how we speak too. How do you feel about this? Personally, I think the changes give us more freedom to be creative with language than we ever have. Does anyone feel the same/have a different argument?
What shows should be rebooted
Since Full House is getting Fuller House, are there any other shows you think should get spin offs or that should just have their story continued? There’s also "Girl Meets World," which isn’t quite as good because Cory isn’t the main character, but at least he’s in it!
You could also go in another direction with this by arguing why these spin offs aren’t a good idea. I, for one, would like to see what happened to Lizzie McGuire!
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This is, of course, subjective and broad. But the music in movies plays a HUGE role. What we hear while we watch a good movie affects our reaction. List what you think the best movie soundtracks are and back up your choices!
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Eastern Asian Horror Films
Many American horror films are based off Japanese or other Eastern Asian horror films. What makes Eastern Asian horror movies so good? Perhaps a list of some of the best examples can be made. A personal favorite of mine is I Saw the Devil (South Korea).
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Comparing 50 Shades of Grey with other erotic novels
Compare 50 Shades to another erotic novel. For example, Taming the Beast I thought was an excellent book about a girl who has [what I think is considered] too much sex. It had intriguing characters and an interesting plot. I’ve never read 50 Shades but everyone has told me it was terrible. Why is it so bad? Is it just this erotic novel that is poorly written or is the whole genre just terrible?
This was a good topic to write about because Autism awareness is important today. You could have written a whole article about Sheldon himself! Nice work 🙂
Good article! French movies always get to me. I’ll have to check these ones out! 🙂
Good article! this movie has been written about quite a bit recently in The Artifice, but yours has particularly well written and objective. Nice work!
I see your point about HIMYM, but I think it’s purposefully exaggerated to be funny. Of course no man has the time or energy to sleep with as may women as Barney does! That would be gross! It is exaggerated to show Barney’s character. WHY does he feel the need to sleep with that many women? WHY does he have a whole “play book” or even a bro-code? Of course it’s not realistic, but the reasons why Barney does those things are.
Cool article 🙂 The zombie genre is always a favorite! And my two personal favorites happen to be Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead!
I think it sets a standard because after this movie, why the heck would we want to go back to watching romantic comedies like “Bride Wars?” or “Failure to Launch”? Those movies are not funny in the slightest and gives a stereotype about girly romcoms. For me, now that I’ve seen a romantic comedy like Bridesmaids, I want every women-filled comedy to be just as witty and clever.
No your totally right! I wasn’t precisely aiming to say this is the only film to prove women can be funny as funny as men, I just thought it was a great example of the fact. I was not necessarily trying to make a huge sexism argument, because I wouldn’t waste my time with people who ACTUALLY think women can’t do things that men can, it was really just meant to be a fun article to read. Anyway, I also respect your opinion, too! And you do make a good point. I appreciate your response!
Great analysis. R&J is over-talked about, but I was really interested in what you had to say. Good job!