“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
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
I know that some of you will say that I am late to the party, especially after The Disaster Artist, but I just want to write about the movie that made me laugh until I felt my ribs break.
Tommy Wiseau, the man behind this movie, stars as the main character in what was supposed to be a drama. Sort-of. I suppose one can guess what happens when one guy tries to produce, write, direct, and star in a movie. Oh, and this guy never had any sort of prior work experience in the cinematic world.
So, yeah, as a drama, this is the worst drama ever.
If judged by what it tried to be, The Room is most certainly the worst movie ever made. Without a doubt.
Just the number of glaring mistakes is…
But if you want to laugh, and Adam Sandler stopped being funny some ten years ago, then The Room is well worth the time.
And one thing you can be sure of: you never imagined that such a movie could ever be released, let alone produce. It’s hilarious in a way that you never even thought possible.
This could easily be a one sentence post.
Because it’s Frank Herbert’s Dune.
But, well, let’s elaborate on that. Continue reading Why Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is So Difficult to Adapt into a Movie
- Yes, we’re fully aware that 2018 hasn’t ended yet.
- There have been quite a lot of titles released this year.
- Most of them didn’t receive the type of attention that they should have deserved.
Here are five underrated movies released this year that you must, absolutely, really, really see. Continue reading 5 Underrated Movies of 2018 You Must See
There’s no doubt that art has always aimed not at recreating reality as it is, but at enhancing it. Art represents our hopes and ambitions for a better future.
Here are some fictional universes you’d (most probably) love to live in.
1. The Harry Potter Universe
We have J.K. Rowling for making us all want to be wizards when we were kids. Imagine attending Hogwarts, working for the Ministry of Magic or even hanging out with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Continue reading Fictional Worlds You’d Love to Live In [+ Vote for Your Favorite]