10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

“Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.” – John Le Carré

A lot of writers sell the rights to their books to producers who seem to have nothing but the best intentions for their works. Unfortunately, most often than not, the end result is nothing but disappointing.

Indeed, on rare occasions, the opposite is true: the adaptation improves greatly the source material. Here are 10 movies that are better than the book they were based upon. Continue reading 10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

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The 10 Best Superhero Movies of All Time

This is probably the best time to put together such a list:  the technology is there, allowing for special effects to help us suspend disbelief, the actors who have been cast to play the parts are as brilliant as they come, and studios are investing more and more money into big budget adaptations of comic books.

I have no doubt that we’ll see more and more superhero movies, some of them quite brilliant and easy to recommend.

That being said, here are the ten best superhero movies of all time. Continue reading The 10 Best Superhero Movies of All Time

Westworld Season Two

First of all, I am obsessed with this cover of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box.

Secondly, in case you didn’t know, I am a big fan of HBO’s Westworld, a Western/Sci-Fi/Thriller/A bunch of other genres.

Last but not least, with the premiere of the second season of this TV show, we get a chance to better understand not only how the AIs in this theme park function, but also the motives and the desires of the main characters, especially the late doctor Ford.

I’m just rambling now, I guess.

This is well worth watching. Well worth your time.

Other than that, more thoughts to be shared after the release of all episodes.

Movie Review: The Titan

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.

Director: Lennart Ruff
Writers: Max Hurwitz (screenplay by), Arash Amel (story by)
Stars: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson

Okay, so I have no idea if I liked this movie or not. The critics seem to pretty much hate it.

The thing is, this is quite a strange movie. The premise is good, the first hour of the movie is quite good. You got your “end of the world is near and everyone dies” scenario, a bit of drama, a bit of hope, it’s quite interesting. The acting is good. Continue reading Movie Review: The Titan

IMDb Top 250 Challenge

Hi guys,

So me and a friend decided to review all the movies in the top 250 on IMDbIt’s going to be fun. Think in terms of short, no spoiler, movie reviews that are supposed to help you decide if what a great deal of people consider to be the best movies ever made are worth your time.

We’re going to start from #250 and work our way up. One movie per day.

Reviews:

#250: Dead Poets Society(1989)

#249: Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

#248: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Continue reading IMDb Top 250 Challenge