Browsing All posts tagged under »hype«

Where the Wild Things Are

October 18, 2009


I got to see this three days before it came out in theaters, at a special screening. I was very excited. I really, really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, the movie falls incredibly short of all the hype that has been building for so many months. At the very least, the film is visually stunning. […]

Man Gone Down

August 10, 2009


This novel made the Times ‘Top 10 of the Year’ list—a credential I admit to being easily wooed by—and the praise seems to keep flooding in (Kaiama Glover’s glowing review is just the tip; the book also grabbed the Impac Dublin Prize, which brought debut novelist Michael Thomas a cool $140,000 reward). So is it […]

The Dark Knight

July 30, 2008


The praise for this movie was enormous enough to make me pretty skeptical. To my friends who constantly nagged me to see it, I would say things like, “But don’t you think it’s just hyped because Ledger died? I know that’s not politically correct, but come on… if he hadn’t died there wouldn’t have been […]