G. A. McKay
I am a Scottish writer and filmmaker who loves to write about films, TV shows, and literature!
The Little Mermaid (2023) ... why?
The Little Mermaid (2023) is set for theatrical release on May 26th in the US. In the run-up to this new Disney remake, the studios released a teaser trailer back in September, and have now released the highly anticipated full-length trailer just a few days ago. As usual, people have their issues with it. Myself included. Based on the fact that I have not seen the full film I cannot comment on it as a whole, or the acting as such, but I do not need to see the whole film to know why I have an issue with it.
The Silent Patient: Review
I have just turned the last page of The Silent Patient, and I have to admit that I am impressed. I am pleasantly surprised by this, considering how I felt about his second novel The Maidens, which I read first. Unlike The Maidens, The Silent Patient has a cunningly well-thought-out plot and a jaw-dropping twist to finish. A twist that makes you want to go right back to the beginning to see how you missed it.
The Maidens: Review
I should start by saying, I have a lot to say about this book. I should also say that this is the first book by Alex Michaelides that I have read. Michaelides is known for his debut novel The Silent Patient which was No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller list upon its release in 2019. Since finishing The Maidens I have ordered his debut novel and it arrives tomorrow.
Within the Walls
Home can be heaven Home can be hell
5 Films/TV Shows that took inspiration from Fairy Tales
There are many films and tv shows that adapt their storylines from fairy tales, sometimes quite literally. For example, Once Upon a Time (2011-2018), an American fantasy adventure series, which utilizes all the classic fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, etc. However, once they ran through those stories, they began incorporating Disney stories like Frozen, which, if I'm being honest, is where they lost me. Another example is Grimm (2011-2017), an American detective drama based on The Grimm Brother's fairy tales, showing the darker side of the tales. I would recommend it if you are a fan of fantasy shows.
3 Fairy Tales to Tell Your Daughter
“Rather than design a life for themselves, the women “in thrall” to fairy tale patterns wait for male rescue, or at least for something to happen. They half-consciously submit to being male property, handed from father to suitor or husband without complaint or violation. And it is the gender economy of the often-repeated fairy tales that has betrayed them.” Elizabeth Wanning Harries, in The Mirror Broken.
Before You Say 'I do'
Marriage is a promise that, in this day and age, cannot be kept. There are several reasons for this, one of the simplest explanations is that over the span of a lifetime, people are subject to change. This is nobody’s fault; it's just basic human nature.