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Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio: Anachronism Gone Bad

Ugh, terrible movie. At least Leo's cute? Image courtesy of

Ugh, terrible movie. At least Leo’s cute?
Image courtesy of

This morning did not start out well for me. I woke up at 5:30, and decided that I might as well start work on watching a movie for the blog. So what do I do? I get on Netflix and choose the movie that looks like the most intriguing. Being a 90’s girl, I naturally gravitated towards the movie that starred Leonardo DiCaprio.  Read more…

Review: Twelfth Night (1996)

Twelfth Night in 1996, photo courtesy of

Twelfth Night in 1996,
photo courtesy of

It occurred to me last night that I have not done many movie posts, not since I first began the blog. Well, no time like the present!

I ran a search for adaptations of Twelfth Night, and found out that there was one which starred Helena Bonham Carter as Olivia. And thus my search ended quite quickly.

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Macbeth: the Forerunner of American Politics


Lady Macbeth, the Modern Version Courtesy of

Ah, October. The leaves changing color and crunching underfoot, bonfires, bobbing for apples, hot cider, and for us Shakespeare fans, the perfect time to read Macbeth. After all, you have not one but three (count them, three) witches open the play, plus a pretty awesome ghost pageant in the fourth act. Now, there are several movies which either have quotes from the play, or that draw directly from the plot. Read more…

Doctor Who and “Much Ado About Nothing”

     This is a post that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. David Tennant made a great tenth Doctor, but he has also done some wonderful Shakespearean work, including starring as Bendick in Much Ado About Nothing. What is even more interesting and nerd-happiness inducing, is that he stars opposite Catherine Tate as Beatrice.Tate also played Donna Noble, his companion on Doctor Who. Read more…

Disney’s Hamlet (a.k.a. The Lion King)

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The Lion King is probably one of the best known children’s movies of the 90’s. What many of you may not know is that this served as your introduction to Shakespeare. Surprised? Read more…

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