movies inspired by books

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Get Shorty - (1995 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113161/

After meeting people trying to make it big in Hollywood movies, a criminal weans himself off of his old life to try it for himself.

Maybe it's because I saw it "back in the day", but even after re-watching it I still really like it.



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The Invasion - (2007 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427392/

People have a refreshing nap and wake up to be suspiciously-nice.

A remake of a remake of an adaptation of a book. And it shows. At least Nicole Kidperson is hot.

Be certain to skip the first couple of minutes; they are a horrible horrible spoiler.



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Wonderstruck - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5208216/

Something about a boy in the 70s wandering around and a girl from earlier who also wandered around because reasons and things happen but they're not exciting so just give this a miss.

I don't know what the fuck these people were thinking, but this is beyond confusing and awful.



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



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Nerd.
Nerd.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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Last Knights - (2015 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493486/

Inspired by the story of the forty-seven rōnin. If you don't know it, then don't look that up. I can't give a description without spoiling it. Consider yourself lucky to have a fresh mind.

This is a patient yet tense movie. I have next to no notes, because there's really nothing to write or even think about. Recommended, though not "highly recommended", as there are a lot of movies which execute this general manly-man theme extremely well. Though it's not among its number, anyone who likes the samurai genre should give this a watch.



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Atomic blonde - (2017 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
http://www.atomicblonde.com/

As a commentary on Edward Snowden or WikiLeaks or some such, a list, that somehow exists, is out in the clear and being hunted by various spies.

It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.



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