American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!”

I’ve come to expect a certain level of cheesiness from Coven. I’m still annoyed by the painful one-liners (“She done mess with the wrong witch” being perhaps the most repellant thus far), but I can tolerate them. What I cannot tolerate from this show, however, is predictability, and “Burn, Witch, Burn!” contains some surprisingly clich├ęd moments. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!””

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Carrie the Remake versus Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie did not need to be remade. The book is awesome, and the original movie is pretty darn good. Of course, when I heard that an updated version was being released, I knew I had to see it. I quickly reread the endearing little novel, and prepared myself to be amazed. Okay, maybe not amazed, but at least entertained. As it turns out, I was not amazed or entertained. My sister and fellow critic, Tarah, has a way of pointing out crucial downfalls of films and literature, and she hit this one right on the head: what the Carrie remake is so desperately lacking is a point. Continue reading “Carrie the Remake versus Carrie by Stephen King”