Category: Classic Challenge

Reviews of Classic Books

Movie Review of “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002)

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo  Rating: PG-13 Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama Film Production Studio: Touchstone Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Run Time: 131 minutes Starring:  Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris… BLURB: A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous “friend”, escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his…

Review of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Release Date: December 19, 1843 Pages: 104 Genre: Classic, Fiction, Fantasy, Holiday BLURB: “I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!” The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better…

Review of “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Slaughterhouse Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Release Date: October 6th, 1998 Pages: 215 Genre: Autobiography, war drama BLURB: Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller – these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is…

Review of “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Slaughterhouse Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Release Date: October 6th, 1998 Pages: 215 Genre: Autobiography, war drama BLURB: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous…

Cinema Review of “Dracula” (1931)

Rating: Approved Genre: Fantasy, Horror Film Production Studio: Universal Pictures Run Time: 85 minutes Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners… BLURB: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy: If you…

Movie Review of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Rating: R  Genre: Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Film Production Studio: Columbia Pictures Run Time: 128 minutes Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins… BLURB: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc…

Movie Review of “Pride and Prejudice Zombies” (2016)

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. PG-13      Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Lionsgate/Screen Gems 108 minutes Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston… Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy:…

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