The Da Vinci Code

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Book: Author: Dan Brown | Published: 2003 Movie: Director: Ron Howard | Released: 2006 Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautao, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany The Da Vinci Code is as controversial a novel as it is brilliant. Love it or hate it, this story’s depth and insight into the past–and using the past as […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Book: Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Published: 1954 Movie: Director: Peter Jackson Screenplay: Fran Walsh, etc. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Ian McKellan, John Rhys-Davies Release: December 2002 The Two Towers is the second installation of J.R.R. Tokien’s Lord of the Rings saga. Director Peter Jackson took greater departures from this […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Book Author: J.R. Tolkien Published: 1954 Movie: Director: Peter Jackson Screenplay: Fran Walsh Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom Release: 2001Rating: PG-13 It was only a matter of time before someone made a film of The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R. Tolkien’s first book of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy. […]

Revolutionary Road

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Book: Author: Richard Yates ©1961, Vantage Books. Movie: Director: Sam Mendes Screenplay: Justin Haythe Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Release: 01/23/2009 Rating: R If you’re going to see Revolutionary Road because you’re anxiously anticipating the conclusion of the love story between Leo and Kate that started in Titanic, well, you’d best stay home. Revolutionary Road […]

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

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Book:
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
©1922, P.F. Collier & Sons Co.
Short Story

Movie:

Director: David Fincher
Screenplay: Eric Roth
Starring: Brad Pitt, Kate Blanchett
Release: 12/25/2008
Rating: PG-13

If someone had told you about an amazing autobiography he read about a man-child who was born old and died an infant, then the next day another person were to recount a wonderfully strange documentary film about an un-aging man named Benjamin Button, you would be hearing two starkly different tales. These men share a name, yes, but with different families, upbringings, home towns, personalities, adventures, romances, and growing up in different time periods, it’s hard to say that there is only one curious case of a Button.