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My Book Is Finally Ready

I am filled with joy and anticipation. Six years ago I came up with my first joke. Do you want to hear it? Okay, here goes: What did the plumber say to his customer when he walked up to their … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof’s Story Is in the Tradition of Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single film in possession of a good story must be in want of a remake. Thus, we see the reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic story of manners Pride and Prejudice as a … Continue reading

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10 Ways American Sniper Missed the Mark

I wanted to love American Sniper. I finally saw it for the first time a few days ago, and I was excited. This is an R-rated movie that attracted bigger audiences in the U.S. than any other blockbuster in 2014. … Continue reading

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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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