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10 Classic Films You Probably Didn’t Know Are Based on Books

This isn’t the first time I’ve delved into film adaptations of novels. I’ve listed movies that barely resemble the books they’re based on and movies that contradict their books’ endings. This time I’ll go a little more obscure and share … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Pride and Prejudice (1995)

As a man who likes Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice, I feel like I’m in on a huge secret. By that I mean that the book is a gem that is hiding in plain sight, and it requires … Continue reading

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10 Films That Contradict the Endings of the Books They’re Based on

My article “10 Films That Barely Resemble the Books They’re Based on” was a huge hit a few weeks ago, receiving more comments than any of my other articles. One commenter, who went by the initials HJ, said, “I’d like … Continue reading

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10 Films That Barely Resemble the Books They’re Based on

Adapting a book into a film is hard, which is why some filmmakers just say “Forget it,” and make their own movie while paying lip service to the source material. Sometimes this cavalier attitude leads to some surprisingly amazing films. … Continue reading

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Announcement: No More Joke of the Week

I have an announcement. In light of the U.S. presidential election going on today, my announcement is quite small. But it is nevertheless a big step for me, as well as for the Deja Reviewer website. Effective immediately, I am … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I have mixed feelings about the Harry Potter series. I first heard about it in 2000 when the retail store I worked at started carrying paraphernalia from the books. I had no idea what words like Quidditch, Muggle or Voldemort … Continue reading

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10 Movie Remakes That Are Better Than the Originals

Movie remakes get a bad name because of such misfires as Poseidon, The Haunting, and let’s not forget the infamous Psycho. I’ve noticed quite a few remakes in recent years, which make Hollywood filmmakers look desperate to come up with … Continue reading

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