Jza Rizvi

Jza Rizvi

A copywriter at an advertising firm in Lahore. She is a graduate in Economics and is interested in sci-fi, fantasy and history

The Deathly Hallows: Harry Potter comes of age

The Harry Potter series has come a long way since the first book. The film adaptations have managed to stay true to J K Rowling’s books and the latest film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – the  seventh in the series – tells the darker side of the that story audiences world over have come to love. The film takes us into the mind of Lord Voldemort, the darkest wizard of all time whom Harry must defeat by the end of his quest. Unlike previous films, there is no attempt to tone down the dark cruelty of the Death ...

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Narnia loses its magic with Voyage of the Dawn Treader

It all started from a forgotten old closet in the largest mansion the Pevensies had ever seen. Today, five years later, Lucy and Edmund are still adventuring in Narnia in the third film installment The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The missing siblings This time, Peter and Susan do not accompany them. Do we miss William Moseley, who plays the boyishly cute Peter? Yes, we certainly do, but certainly don’t miss Anna Popplewell , who plays the conscientious, nagging and whiny Susan. Although it’s sad to see the Pevensies part ways I, for one, am glad that Susan ...

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Oscars dominated by politics and cliches

The Oscar nominations were announced early on the morning of January 26th. The list of nominees almost always includes overrated films, which the Academy proudly hand out in little envelopes, while viewers complain about them. When The Social Network got the nod for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, it was an outrage. It’s exactly how I felt the year Slumdog Millionaire walked away with eight Oscars; disbelief, a sense of ‘are they joking?’ and then finally, resignation. After all, it is the Oscars, and we know it is about politics. This was as close to a golden year as the Academy could ...

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