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'American Pastoral' adapts a literary masterpiece

American Pastoral (2016)

Directed by Ewan McGregor

“Things don’t happen for a reason—they happen because they happen.” That’s how director and star Ewan McGregor describes Philip Roth’s seminal 1997 novel “American Pastoral,” the work that writer John Romano faithfully adapted for the screen in the 2016 film of the same name. 636 more words

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War Of The Worlds (2005)

In 1938, during The Great Depression, future filmmaker, Orson Welles, was working for a radio program based on H.G. Wells’ novel “The War Of The Worlds.” Many families tuned in their radios (this was before Television was introduced) to know what was going on in the world or listen to some jazzy tunes. 1,058 more words

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War of the Worlds (2005)

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. (IMDb)

There are some great set pieces and special effects here that combine with consistently tense action and adventure–spiked with just the right amount of chilling horror–to keep you entertained despite a script that continually raises questions (why didn’t Ray immediately go back to his children when things started happening? 32 more words

Underrated Masterpieces: The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat (1950) was adapted into a 2003 live-action film of the same name.

It was immediately trashed because of all of the hidden jokes. 143 more words

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Production hell for Brimstone

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BILLY SUTER reports on Brimstone, an epic thriller which, after some early production hell, is finally opening in South African cinemas on August 4. 847 more words

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Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning & More Stars You Forgot Were In 'Twilight'

Believe it or not, a lot of today’s biggest stars had roles in the ‘Twilight’ movies! Lets take a look back at the cast and see which familiar face truly surprises you. 312 more words

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