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Chloe Benjamin-The Immortalists

What would you do to live forever?

Top 5 Worst Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Not a definitive listing, just the ones I currently find the most egregious.  Anne With an E (2018, TV)     I am a purist in that I think movie or television adaptations of well-loved books should stick as close as possible to the…

Ant-Man and The Wasp: A Review

Director: Peyton Reed Rating: PG-13 Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena Screenplay: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Music By: Christophe Beck Cinematography: Dante Spinotti Running Time: 118 minutes Premiered: July 6, 2018 (USA) Synopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero…

Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom: A Review

Director: J.A. Bayona Rating: PG-13 Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong Screenplay: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow Based On Characters Created By: Michael Crichton Music By: Michael Giacchino Cinematography: Oscar Faura Running Time: 128 minutes Premiered: June 22, 2018 (USA)  Synopsis: When…

Top 5 Films That Should Have Been Better

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey Synopsis: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. Once he pulls the sword from the stone, he…

Neal Stephenson-Seveneves

Synopsis: What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far…

Movie Review- Solo: A Star Wars Story

Director: Ron Howard Rating: PG-13 Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, Donald Glover Screenplay: Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan Based on Characters By: George Lucas Music By: John Powell Cinematography: Bradford Young Running Time: 135 Minutes Premiered: May 25, 2018 (USA)…

Andy Weir-Artemis

Synopsis: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right?…

Movie Review: Bright

Lord of the Rings meets Bad Boys meets Die Hard is the best way to describe this film. Will Smith (Daryl Ward) plays a LA cop counting down the next five years until he can retire. Joel Edgerton (Nick Jakoby) portrays the first Orc, yes orc, to become a cop under the LAPD diversity program.

The Eyre Affair-Jasper Fforde

Themes Explored: fantasy, libraries, magic, time travel, books, love, father-daughter relationships, work-life relationships, meta fiction  Synopsis: Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really…

Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

  Director: Justin Kurzel Rating: PG-13 Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons Screenplay: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, & Bill Collage Based On the Video Game by: Patrick Desilets, Corey May, & Jade Raymond Music By: Jed Kurzel Cinematography: Adam Arkapaw Running Time: 115…

Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

Director: Denis Villeneuve Rating: PG-13 Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Screenplay: Eric Heisserer Based On the Short Story by: Ted Chiang Music By: Jóhann Jóhannsson Cinematography: Bradford Young Running Time: 116 Minutes Premiered: November 11, 2016 (USA) DVD Release (USA): February 14,…

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