Posts By: Laura Seymour

Laura Seymour

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: The Ring

“Oh crap! Why did I start watching this!?” You know when those words come out of your mouth, that a film has got you! In this particular case it is a 2003 release from Dreamworks. The Ring is a reworking of the original Hideo Nakata 1998 hit Japanese film called Ringu, which in turn is… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: The Eugenics Wars II

Remember last year I reviewed the first book in this original Star Trek series? Well: I finished the second book with as much relish as the first. It’s not that the book is so supremely clever in plot although it has many good ideas “? that isn’t my thrill. It is Greg Cox’s writing that… Read more »

Chrétien Action Figure

The ultimate Christmas action toy? Perhaps not, but a conversation piece to be sure! Published on January 8, 2003 [v11 i02], Chrétien Action Figure might have been the result of a night terror brought on by holiday over-indulgence, or maybe it was simply a Christmas wish for an Canadian leader with a modicum of personality…. Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Brotherhood of the Wolf

Magnificent camera work and intricate plot make you stay put. I am astonished at this film’s impossible to describe genre. It is a sludge pile of martial arts kick-fest, medieval art project, baudy sex romp and science fiction. This project from France is labeled a “horror,” but honestly I see that as only one aspect… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: About Schmidt

This is a really recent film for many students but is so well-done I really had to review it! Plus it’s on local cable now. About Schmidt is the oddly funny tale of Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson). The film opens with Warren sitting in his Omaha-based insurance office. He is staring at the clock. The… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Quentins

Maeve Binchy is a new author for me. I’ve been drawn by her lushly-colored covers in my local bookstore, but never looked inside one until now. In one way Quentins is a collection of stories – almost vignettes of people and their lives and how they relate to the restaurant of the same name. This,… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film review: Bullet to Beijing

In most of Michael Caine’s films he plays a loud Cockney – an irritating but charming fellow – but not so with this spy thriller with more twists and turns than a mountain road! The film begins by revealing some of the traits of Caine’s character, Harry Palmer. He’s a healthy, sexually interested Brit who… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Tower of Terror (1997)

Well, Hallowe’en was coming up soon when this flick aired on the Family Channel, so, the TV world decided to look up “scary” in the film purchase books. This film is a harmless Disney flick, but it’s entertaining and well done. I’d consider it ok for some of the older children out there as long… Read more »

Taking Notes: AU needs to review course!

We love to hear from you! Send your letters to, and please indicate if we may publish your letter in the Voice. RE: Taking Notes: Eye on Education, November 5, 2003. Just a quick comment. I’m very impressed with the description of a course [HUMN 285], but there is DEFINITELY a problem when… Read more »