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To kill a mockingbird [based on the book]
To kill a mockingbird dir. by Robert Mulligan

In a small town in Alabama in the 1930′s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his […]

12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir]
twelve_years_a_slavefeat

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a […]

Oblivion [based on book by]
Oblivion

Jack is a drone repair man. Before his assignment on earth his memory, and that of his communications officer, was […]

The hobbit : An unexpected journey [based on the book by]
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey poster

I really have no idea where to start this review. I mean, there is no point in recapping the plot […]

John Carter [based on the book by]
John Carter dir. Andrew Stanton

In the 1880s a young Edgar Rice Burroughs is summoned to his uncle’s home. But when he reaches it he […]

The girl with the dragon tattoo [adaptation]
The girl with thedragon tattoo

I haven’t read any of the book in the Millenium series, nor have I seen the Swedish version of this […]

Moneyball

Billy Beane is general manager of the Oakland As, and they have just lost the final game of the season. […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgram is dating a highschooler. A 17-teen year old Chinese American highschooler to be precise. But then he encounters Ramona Flowers and becomes a “nice guy” dick and starts seeing her two. But Ramona has a past, 7 evil exes, and for some reason Scott must fight and defeat them all.

Eclipse

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a […]

The blind side

I was a bit uncertain about this film. It sounded just a bit too heart-warming, as though it’d be full of overly sentimental “and everything works out in the end” stuff that makes me think of the flawed philosophy behind stories such as The Pursuit of Happyness:””:http://www.susanhatedliterature.net/2007/01/18/the-pursuit-of-happyness/, you know the sort of victim blaming that says you wouldn’t be poor if only you tried harder.

Luckily enough this film is not like that. Okay, it has the heart-warming aspect. Heart-warming by the bucket-full. But it is told in such a way that you just can’t help but smile.

The lovely bones [based on the book]

I read the book this was based on a long time ago. So long ago that I don’t really remember the details. But I do remember thinking that it wasn’t the most film-friendly of novels when I heard that it was to be adapted. But of course neither was The Lord of the Rings and look how well Jackson et al did there. This, however, is a very different kettle of fish from LOTR

Alice in Wonderland

Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.

This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?