Tag Archives: movies based on books

Andrew Garfield and the George Lazenby Effect

In the Spider-Man film series, will Andrew Garfield be remembered in much the same way that George Lazenby is often seen as the odd man out among James Bond actors? Both of these actors faced the tough task of being … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Swiss Family Robinson

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of Disney’s old live-action movies. They were so boring and quaint, like The Parent Trap (1960) and Freaky Friday (1976). I probably would have had a whole different perspective on the matter … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. It just so happened … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember Offers Hope to Bullied and Bullies Alike

I want to share something near and dear to my heart this week. When I was a kid growing up in Washington state, I was very socially awkward and some of my classmates made fun of me mercilessly. Mocks became … Continue reading

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Will Avatar 2 Share the Same Fate as Alice Through the Looking Glass?

Alice in Wonderland debuted in March 2010 and it took Disney remakes of their own films to a whole new level. It was the first of its kind to make $1 billion worldwide, and every live-action Disney remake since it … Continue reading

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The Glaring Omission at the End of The Pursuit of Happyness

Remember the title cards at the end of American Graffiti that reveal the fates of the four male main characters? Some people were annoyed that there was no mention of the female characters. I wasn’t bothered by that omission at … 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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Short Stories That Grew Into Big Films

Films can come from anywhere. They can be original ideas or adaptations of stories from other media. When they’re based on literature, they usually have a lot of source material to draw from. But what happens when they’re based on … Continue reading

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The Art of Stuttering in Film

This is a deeply personal article that touches on the author’s awkward speech impediment and how it is portrayed in films. Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Martian vs. Mission to Mars

The Martian is a good version of Mission to Mars. Everywhere Mission to Mars fails, The Martian succeeds. It’s as simple as that. They have a lot of plot points in common, but they diverge wildly in what they do with them. Continue reading

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