Gacked fromt the current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Basically, a discussion thread for films made from beloved books or series.
First up: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Based on my kids' reactions, the movie is well worth the price of admission. It's also closer to Roald Dahl's 1964 classic than the trippy 1971 version with Gene Wilder.
I'd have to say that Jaws was an excellent film, although it bore little semblance to Benchley's novel. It's one of the reasons that Spielberg is considered the best living director. Speaking of which, what about War of the Worlds. If you ignore star Tom Cruise's recent erratic behavior, critics and audiences still seem to like the film itself, which remains fairly true to H.G. Wells' 1898 alien-invasion novel.
I'm looking forward to seeing Must Love Dogs with John Cusack and Diane Lane. Lloyd Dobler holding a puppy--need I say more?