Genetic modification and walls to encase your citizens, what is the measure of the human spirit in desiring personal sovereignty?
A little girl with an incurable disease falls from a tree, hits her head, and a fall that should have killed her actually heals her. Do you think this miracle can truly happen? Did she really see Heaven and Jesus?
Check out my latest review on The Jungle Book, a story that has been redone and rewritten in several ways, most notably the Disney animation. How does the original book hold up against the live action/CGI remake? Check out the BSBS Review below!
Full House was an important sitcom for me to watch in my childhood as it did provide for me an alternative to what other parenting styles were out there. So when I heard that the story would continue in the reboot/spinoff Fuller House, I couldn’t help but shed my thoughts on both shows and compare them.
Mind you, my thoughts on Full House were based on a tiny impression I got last year when I gave it a shot at a rewatch. It wasn’t until Fuller House and this scene where Stephanie’s classmate admits to being beaten at home, did I get interested in what I’m doing now: binge watching Full House.
So right off the bat, I will retract what I say in my review and let you know that I am finding myself more inclined to identify with the legitimate conflicts they faced in Full House, as well as stating that the heart of the original is bigger than the new series because the feels sure hit me at times.
This review is my first non-book, non-movie review and made me realize that I don’t have to restrict myself to book to film adaptations and maybe branch out. I felt so ansy about wanting to make another video and I couldn’t wait for the next two BSBS reviews I’ll post in the next couple days, that I just had to randomly do this retrospective one.
In BSBS fashion, following a ranty review on something I loathed, here’s something I loved. Thanks to this desire of mine to review book to film adaptations, I caught wind of How to Be Single, a book about the modern love life and how it has changed since women have become more independent to pursue careers and become financially stable without having to get married.
It was complimentary to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being about women exercising their power to choose the right man to marry for life, in hopes of landing a nice and wealthy man. But gone was the wordiness and stupid pointless zombie decaptation scenes and presented to me what I prefer in my fiction now; contemporary and grounded in reality.
For this video, I strayed away from getting too detailed on the plot and storyline and focused more on the philosophy of it. I wanted to leave those details for others to enjoy at their own leisure and talk more about the cultural impact this book can have if more people read it, or even watched the movie. The idea that being single shouldn’t be a shameful affliction, rather a liberating time in your life where you can develop self-knowledge and heal from your pain before you find a lover to share your life and self with.
Greetings, fellow WordPressers, I have a confession to make. I’ve been living a double life and having done so, I have done you and myself a giant disservice. While I do value the work I do on here in terms of presenting to you inspiration for writing tips and self-knowledge, I have another passion you might not be aware of; and that’s dissecting film and literature to their philosophical core.
Coming to you from YouTube Land is Book Shelf to Big Screen Reviews! Where I review novels that get adapted for film in order to get a sense for what’s hot in our current market and seeking to understand what all these stories have to say about our current state as a species and society.
Being an aspiring author, I have the goal to educate through entertainment, injecting my stories with philosophy and universal themes such as love, kinship, personal actualization, adversity and triumph, and much much more–hopefully one day getting my novels massive appeal through film adaptations that can and will capture, if not improve on the source material.
I started this journey two years ago and shelved it for a while, but now I am back and determined to bring philosophy to the masses through my dissection of film and literature. Most reviewers will talk about how amazing plotlines and action sequences are, and I will do the same, but also so much more in addition to that. I want my reviews to uncover the veil and rip away the surface of these stories in order for others to see that there is so much more going on in stories than mere entertainment.
There is education to be found amidst all the cliffhangers that keep you at the edge of your seat and turning the page. So without further adieu here is the intro to my channel as well as the first episode ever I did a couple years back near the highest end of Twilight’s fandom–a novel that swept the world in more camps beyond Edward vs Jacob, but also good literature vs trash.
If you enjoy my content, I would appreciate if we could open a discussion on the deeper aspects of all these stories that are making it big in the mainstream and seek to understand with me why they are creating such massive appeal in the first place. On top of that, I would also appreciate if you could share these videos with the people you love and cherish who love and cherish film and literature as much, if not more, than I do.
Sure I’ll make the crass joke here and there, and maybe even praise the surface aesthetics of certain stories, but at the end of the day BSBS Reviews isn’t just about me goofing off and geeking out about what I’ve read and watch (and on occassion ranting about the ones I’ve disliked). It’s about giving film and literature their deserved attention in terms of what they all have to say about us as viewers and consumers of these stories, and driving the market toward better content.
In the upcoming days I will be starting from square one sharing my videos from the beginning up to the most recent ones, and eventually as I create more videos, share those as well here. Let’s connect. Follow me on WordPress and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you feel as I do in recognizing that there are more to stories than mere entertainment.