Tag: Movies: Adaptations


Movie: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Posted 27 May, 2018 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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Squeezing this review post quickly before my hiatus post goes up tomorrow 😉 But yes, I took my whole family to watch this movie (yesterday, actually!) since we’ve watched almost all of the Marvel movies to date (well, except Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther. Need to get a move on those). 10 years in the making, yeah, you can say I was psyched for this movie even though I knew it would be devastating. Suffice to say: Super major massive SPOILERS if you haven’t watched the movie (or are not caught up with the MCU movies to date (more or less))!

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Movie: What Maisie Knew (2012)

Posted 14 June, 2017 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle.

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I remember this movie came to my attention after it got good reviews a few years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival. I had read the Henry James book shortly after finding out about this adaptation (see book review) and thought it was interesting that they had adapted it and set it in the modern day. Took a while but I finally checked it out 🙂

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Movie: Macbeth (2015)

Posted 9 August, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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I finally watched this movie, hurray!!! I’ve been eyeing this movie for so long, yet when I finally got my hands on it, it still took me a number of weeks before I finally settled down to watch it.

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Movie: The Martian (2015)

Posted 27 April, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 8 Comments

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

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I finally got around to reading the book by Andy Weir last year (review) and greatly enjoyed it. Admittedly, it was watching the first trailer to the movie adaptation starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastin that prompted me to pick the book up sooner rather than later 😛 Contains spoilers if you haven’t watched the movie or read the book!

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Movie: Romeo & Juliet (1996)

Posted 20 April, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments

Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

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I remember when my classmates in elementary were going nuts over this movie and over Leonardo DiCaprio. I didn’t watch it until much, much later when I caught a bit of it on television and found myself really enjoying this glitzy, frenetic envisioning of the story. I suppose I was digging my heels a bit too in the delay in watching this as the 1968 version is my favourite (review) but suffice to say the cast was quite an ensemble and the music choices were excellent. As I’ve been mentioning the past few days, in light of it being the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, I decided to revisit this adaptation from this play.

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