There are times when the film-of-the-book leads us back to the original text, either to re-live the story or to compare the merits of one medium to the other. Then there are times when a film adaptation is so profoundly dissatisfying that it demands recourse to the book.
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Saturday 04 February 2012
The production company behind the Bridget Jones's Diary movies was yesterday forced to deny reports that Hugh Grant had quit the third instalment because of issues with the script.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
The success of The King's Speech and The Inbetweeners has helped independent British films to a greater share of box office receipts than ever before.
Friday 27 January 2012
Tomas Alfredson's perfectly cast adaptation of John le Carré's thorny tale of double-crossing spies doesn't quite equal the peerless BBC series from the Seventies, but it's still a sensationally nimble achievement.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Hollywood royalty Colin Firth was today awarded a CBE by the Prince of Wales - whose grandfather the actor brought to life on the screen.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
I've always viewed the Oscars roughly the way I view Formula One: I'm quite interested in knowing the results, but the process by which they're produced is basically unwatchable. Over here, where things are still amateur enough that something is liable to go wrong – see Freddie Starr's recent inscrutable performance at the Comedy Awards – they're still reasonably entertaining.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
David Cameron urged the British film industry to concentrate on making more mainstream movies today.
Saturday 31 December 2011
New Year Honours: Entertainment
Friday 30 December 2011
The action film Fast Five, the fifth in the Fast and the Furious franchise, has been illegally downloaded more than any other film this year.
Friday 09 December 2011
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker
Sunday 08 May 2011
A reassuring tale of friendship and determination overcoming every obstacle, The King's Speech was the safe, conventional choice for Oscar voters.
Sunday 06 March 2011
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories