Tagged: based on a novel

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Gore-meister Eli Roth tones his usual style way, way down for The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a PG-rated, semi-Spielbergian big screen adaptation (no surprise, given Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is the production house)...

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Based on the satirical 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, which itself became so popular that it resulted in (so far) two literary sequels, the less biting and more streamlined film version of Crazy Rich Asians...

Annihilation (2018)

Written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), who very loosely adapts the acclaimed Jeff VanderMeer ‘Southern Reach trilogy’ novel of the same name, Annihilation continues the sophomore auteur’s string of challenging genre films that provoke...

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Adapted from Austin Wright’s 1993 novel, “Tony and Susan”, Nocturnal Animals has two storylines to follow, one the presumed reality, and the other a presumed fictitious one dramatized from the contents of the manuscript of a...

Ready Player One (2018)

In the year 2045, orphaned teenage Columbus, Ohio resident Wade Watts (Sheridan, X-Men Apocalypse) lives, like seemingly everyone else around not working in the upper echelons of a corporation, in squalor (called ‘The Stacks”, which...

Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

Fifty Shades Freed continues what you already expect from the series, and despite giving us better interplay among the leads, and reducing the amount of instances of overtly laughable dialogue, it can’t be “freed’ from...

It (2017)

The works of Stephen King are a strong influence on the popular Netflix show, “Stranger Things”, which, in an interesting twist, becomes the influence on a Hollywood studio pushing for a popular Stephen King...

Their Finest (2016)

Set in 1940, around the time of the London Blitz during World War II, Their Finest stars Gemma Arterton (The Girl with All the Gifts, Gemma Bovery) as Catrin Cole, a fledgling screenwriter from Wales who has...

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

In this follow-up to the wildly popular kinky romance drama Fifty Shades of Grey, we find perpetually blushing publishing-house editorial assistant Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, A Bigger Splash) making it through life without the help or attention...

Silence (2016)

Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel provides the basis for Martin Scorsese’s (The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo) adaptation set in the 17th Century, regarding a couple of Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge) and Father Francisco...