Posts Tagged ‘adaptation’
Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

The worst movie Tom Cruise has ever made. Sadder still? He knows it, too.
The Bennet sisters turn badass in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," a 2016 Sony release adapted from the book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Two great tastes that may not taste great together per se. But the flavor is so novel and irresistible you won't mind taking down an entire box just this once.

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These new “Hunger Games” character posters will blow your mind

New character posters for the upcoming YA novel adaptation "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

Blue is the Warmest Color

With literary elegance, two perfect performances and a powerful erotic charge that’s explicit but not exploitative, this French epic is one of the year's best.


Class of 1983: “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Like all of Ray Bradbury's greatest works, it shines a harsh light on the true cost of shame, greed, vanity, anxiety and other very human fears.
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Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon's modern adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" is sure to please Shakespeare fans but leave the rest out in the cold.


Class of 1983: “The Dead Zone”

In a career built on unsettling, uncompromising bleak visions, "The Dead Zone" is among David Cronenberg's most poignant, powerful and strangely humane works.
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Bullet to the Head

“Bullet to the Head” is a pretty fitting title for Sly’s latest because that was all I wanted by the time the credits started.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon tackles iambic pentameter served under the guise of modern day aesthetics in "Much Ado About Nothing."
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Class of 1983: “The Outsiders”

Despite great moments, "The Outsiders" feels like two movies awkwardly thrown together by an auteur who was adapting to being cowed by bankers and executives.

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Think Like a Man

Despite brief flashes of genuine hilarity, "Think Like a Man" remains a one-dimensional film told from an all-too-familiar male perspective.

Dark Shadows

Mostly self-assured in its silly-serious storytelling, "Dark Shadows" is pitched somewhere between a timeless play's tragedy and '70s pop-song punch.


21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.

The Three Musketeers (2011)

Always beautiful to look at, but always an empty shell, "The Three Musketeers" is a busy, noisy gobbledygook of goofy action and dopey dialogue.