“Draft”: in this world, the book was spoiled
What book adaptations can be called successful? The first head of the average citizen is likely to be “Lord of the rings” “Hobbit” and “Harry Potter”, more sophisticated remember, for example, “blade Runner”, “johnny Mnemonic” or some version of “Sherlock Holmes”, and from recent works, even a “First player to get ready.” But who exactly will not fall into the lists of successful film adaptations-the newly released “Draft” based on the novel of the same name by Sergei Lukyanenko.
What is the secret of a successful film adaptation? Clearly not to transfer to the screen every word written in the book — even in “the hobbit” six hours of video footage does not correspond to 100% of the story in the 60-plus pages. Continue reading
“Predator” 2018: it would all be funny if it wasn’t tasteless
September 13, “Predator” (the Predator) returned to the big screens. The film was directed by Shane black (Shane Black), who played one of the roles in the cult action film in 1987. We watched the sequel to the famous franchise and tried to understand what “Predator 2018″ has to do with the original, if at all.
Everyone knows the merits of the first two films of 1987 and 1990. Director John McTiernan turned a commando RAID into an ancient Greek tragedy in the midst of a green jungle hell, a March of the doomed. The second film gave way to the debut of” Predator ” commercially, but still Stephen Hopkins also managed to impress with the atmosphere of a sultry bloody summer in Los Angeles and the will to live of the protagonist. Further in the epic there came a time of timelessness when the former assistants of assistants on special effects pitted “Predator” with “Stranger”, and even charged to deal with a monster to the comic suffocator Adrian Brody. Continue reading
Short on the main thing: five mini-series that you can watch in one day
2018 gave a lot of good projects mini-format, and we have selected for you the best of the best. The list includes the premieres of the outgoing year, which appealed to us, critics and viewers around the world: from the nominees for the “Golden globe” to those who are almost unknown to us. One season, ten episodes at most, and a lifetime of events.
Patrick Melrose (Patrick Melrose)5 series, 60 minutesimdb: 8.2 drug Addict, alcoholic, psychopath and just handsome Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns about the death of his father. To celebrate, he is going to permanently get off drugs, but there it was. To erase the nightmarish memories of his childhood, Melrose Jr. drinks, sniffs, swallows, stabs and harasses others .The series doesn’t drive hunter Thompson’s books (“Fear and loathing in Las Vegas”) or Danny Boyle’s movies (“on the needle”) as it might seem at first glance. Bad trip is a completely different kind of hero: traveling through the mazes of memory, Melrose goes a long way of accepting himself. Continue reading