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‘The Mountain Between Us’ Trailer: Idris Elba and Kate Winslet survive a plane crash

Posted by Matthew on June 01, 2017
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This looks melodramatic, but I mean that in the good way.

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Review: Divergent

Posted by Matthew on March 21, 2014
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Divergent

There’s a fine line that adaptations of novels have to walk. Leave too much in and you risk your movie becoming plodding and boring. take too much out and you risk dumbing down or losing a theme or moment or sub plot integral to that story. Nowhere is this more clear than with Young Adult novels. Because they are generally fairly easy to follow in the first place the smallest choice a director makes can have drastic consequences for the movie you are making.

Case in point, Divergent is a movie that I am sure is based on a good book that discusses and explores interesting themes, but the movie itself glosses over all of this to tell a pretty by the numbers story about a girl in a not-that-dystopian future.

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Divergent Trailer. Not Sure Why I Should Care

Posted by Matthew on August 27, 2013
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Divergent

With Harry Potter and Twilight being over (at least until someone figures out how to wring more cash out of them) we’re going to be hit with a whole slew of new young adult books being turned into movies. Here’s another one.

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Matt Watches Bad Movies: Movie 43

Posted by Matthew on April 28, 2013
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Movie 43

So I decided to start watching bad movies again and I figured a good place to start would be with a recent movie which had a funny as hell trailer but turned out to be pretty much the worst thing in the world. The films tagline is “once you’ve seen it you can’t unsee it” and it’s true, just not in the way they intended.

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