Turning Best-Selling Books Into Films

Every year, studios and production companies look to books for new ideas for films. Often, these books are blockbuster hits with a large fan following, which is almost a guarantee there will be plenty of interest in a film. All it takes is one person in the movie production industry to show interest in the rights to a book.

Movie Review: Thor

Title: Thor Director/Stars: Chris Hemsworth (Actor), Natalie Portman (Actor), Kenneth Branagh (Director) Genre: Comic-book Action Read: May 9, 2011 Summary: Weird. Other than Marvel’s apparent desire to pull a kind of cinematic equivalent of the 1980s “Secret Wars” there really aren’t a lot of reasons why this movie needed making. It’s actually kind of bizarre, and I can’t really imagine that the Thor (as in comic) audience is immense.

Movie Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Director/Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer, David Fincher (Director) Genre: Mystery/Thriller Watched: January 9, 2012 Summary: Very stylish dark thriller TGWTDT is a peculiar literary and cinematic phenomenon. Wildly successful, it’s not your typical story or route to success. It also proves that some people, at least, still have an attention span.

3 Ways for Invigorating Your Current Headshot

So, you’ve spent a lot of money and effort on your new headshots, however, you’re still not getting the auditions you want. And spending more money to take additional headshots is totally out of the question. But, you know that you need to be proactive and do something about it. So, what are you going to do? My advice is to invigorate your current headshots by making a couple of subtle changes. I’ll show you how in my article: “3 Ways for Invigorating Your Current Headshot.”

Films to Look Forward to This Fall

As the summer movie season fades away, many are looking forward to the new releases in the fall. Audiences are sure to enjoy some family fun, an old favorite and an action-filled romp or two. Some of today’s biggest stars are heading to the big screen, and here is a look at what to expect.

How To Be a Real Ghostbuster and a Ghost Hunter

If you ever wanted to start you own business in the world the paranormal this is the article for you. Learn the different type of equipment and what it takes to be a true ghostbuster.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games

The film: Of course this is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, particularly for book lovers. I have to say that it executed effectively and faithfully as a translation. The story is identical to the book, although reduced of course. At a meta-level I thought that the pre-arena period, although a tad too long, was actually slightly better than in the book, and the area slightly inferior.

The Lorax

Let me be honest. I bought The Lorax because there was an edition that came with a fake orange mustache. I thought it was funny, which it was. But when the amusement ended (after wearing it for all of two minutes), I decided that I should probably watch the film. Although I love Dr. Seuss stories- Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas- The Lorax was not one that I was truly familiar with.

‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ Movie Review

Occasionally, I get the pleasure of seeing a movie that not only leaves me feeling a little more hopeful about the world and the people in it, but that is also one I can feel good about taking my kids to. ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ is THAT kind of movie.

Disney’s Top Five Princesses

Throughout Disney’s expansive movie collection, it has developed a number of princesses in its storylines that has become dear to people’s hearts. Picking just a handful for a list is quite a task. Through an analysis of the combination of popularity, impact, sales and movie reviews, this list pulls up five princesses almost anyone will recognize.

TV’s Top 10 Geeks (That We Owe Big Time)

Spanning at least six decades now Television has broadcast some exquisite geeks into our living rooms. But who are the real standard bearers? Who has left their mark in a way that will inform future geeks for generations? Well, I decided to come up with a list of some worthy candidates.

The Best Documentaries of the Summer of 2012

Choosing the most successful documentaries of the summer might seem like an impossible task. Different people might use different criteria. While one reviewer might look at box office receipts, another reviewer might focus on the impact that the movies have on viewers’ lives.