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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Posted: June 19, 2012 by Manavatty in Book reviews, Novels
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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, the chances of you not hearing about The Hunger Games is very minimal. The latest teen sensation…well, at least book wise, is this dystopian trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

The Hunger Games is set in Panem, a (futuristic) nation consisting of 12 districts (district 13th has been destroyed) and the Capitol. In disctrict 12, we meet our heroes. Katniss Everdeen – the main protagonist, along with her bestfriend Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark, the baker’s son. (more…)

Movie Review: The Vow

Posted: March 8, 2012 by Manavatty in Movie

The Vow is a 2012 movie starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.

The movie is about a married couple who are head over heels in love, and one day tragedy strikes them. They get into an accident and the wife (McAdams) suffers from memory impairment. She wakes up with no recollection of even meeting her husband. He then has to get his wife to fall back in love, while she is struggling to understand her own life choices.

Although I enjoyed the movie, I felt it lacked a certain level of …relatibility that other movies such as  The Notebook or When Harry Met Sally were able to achieve.  The movie is completely relatable solely to those in relationships. Although those who are single are able to understand Tatum’s character’s pain, it is only those who are in relationships, that can identify it as their own.