Movies + Books

Book review: The best actor’s autobiography ever?

May 12, 2013
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Book review: The best actor’s autobiography ever?

The word knows him as Mr Spock, the logical, pointy-eared Vulcan of the original Star Trek series. Well, we also think that he is the author of the best autobiography written by an actor. Yes, we know that is quite a statement and yes, we wrote that down after every careful consideration. The fact is…

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The Bond XI: Eleven Stars Who Said ‘No’ To Playing James Bond

April 25, 2013
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The Bond XI: Eleven Stars Who Said ‘No’ To Playing James Bond

Perhaps no spy in the history of literature has made as smooth a transition to the silver screen as Ian Fleming’s creation, James Bond. In fact, the man with the licence to kill remains one of the few cases in which the film version of a character has totally overshadowed the literary one. Which makes…

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11 Scintillating Films Based On Stephen King Stories

March 6, 2013
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The Shawshank Redemption

If you’re a fan of classic horror films, or maybe prison stories, chances are you’ve seen some of Stephen King’s work immortalized on the big screen. While 11 films aren’t nearly enough to showcase his extensive work, we’re picking the creme de la creme, the cream of the crop, the best of the best. Here…

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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

March 4, 2013
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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

When it comes to literary figures who have had screen avatars, there are few who have had as many as the legendary occupant of 221B Baker Street. A number of actors, some illustrious, others less so have tried their hands at being the most famous detective in literature with varying levels of success. Here in…

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7 Oscar-Winning Films That Are Better Than The Books They Are Based On

March 2, 2013
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Munich

Here’s our look at seven such films that did not just do justice to the books they were adapted from, but actually outdid them in terms of impact

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Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

November 25, 2011
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Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

By Nimish Dubey Most people remember him as the eccentric captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, but  The Examiner in an excellent article points out that some of Johnny Depp’s most notable performances have come in films based on books. The actor, who turned 46 on June 9, has the following…

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