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madame-bovary
There have been plenty of film adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” but it is perhaps Sophie Barthes’ version that assigns the most sizable emphasis on the titular character. Based on the 1856 novel of the same name, “Madame Bovary” tells the tale of the disillusioned Emma Bovary (played by Mia Wasikowska) who attempts to elevate her social status by engaging in lavish spending and amorous secret affairs. As expected, this excessive lifestyle catches up with her forcing her to face the consequences, and face them, she does,Read More
Those eagerly grabbing up classics just to lure audiences with the promise of modernized and revisionist plot twists, take heart. A classic is a classic for a reason, and no fancy trickery is needed to retell a well-loved story to an audience that probably already knows it by heart. Cary Fukunaga mounts the 15th – at least! – film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 gothic novel “Jane Eyre”, yet manages to make it just as riveting and fresh as if it isn’t a story you’ve been forced to read inRead More
Adapted from the New York Times’ best selling novel of the same name, “I Am Number Four” attempts to build a franchise on a story surrounding John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), an alien teenager from the planet Lorien. After his planet’s destruction by the Mogadorians, he and eight others were shipped off to Earth with their guardians (John’s Henri played by Timothy Olyphant). For reasons unexplained in the movie, the Loriens have to be killed in sequential order, and with the first three dead, John is next. Assuming their new identities,Read More
Thus far known mostly for being a dramatic actress, and a hell of a one at that, Rachel McAdams proves she really can do it all in her latest, “Morning Glory”, from Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada” and Roger Michell, the director of “Notting Hill”. A zingy, fast-paced romantic comedy that has McAdams doing some sustained physical comedy one wouldn’t have predicted she had in her, it’s a predictable but nonetheless thoroughly entertaining and satisfying ride, anchored through every frame by McAdams’ winning charm andRead More