Since the dawn of cinema, it has become the standard for any successful novel to make the transition from text to film. This is something that many purists distain saying that it taints the original and eventually make it obsolete (despite the fact that a successful movie will, in almost all cases, raise sales on the original novel). Literary critique aside it has to be said that some of the best movies ever made are adaptations of novels, and as such we have compiled a top ten list of the best adaptations from Sci-Fi/ Fantasy literature to film.
High School. It’s all cringing in gym class, avoiding detention, chastely kissing the school jock and going to prom. Sod that for a game of British Bulldog, we all know school is really about sex, drugs and er, demonic possession. Roll up, roll up for the ten greatest alternative High School Movies ever made…
Who, in the entire history of the movies, has been the most badly behaved? Whose pursuit of sex, drugs and glory was the most relentless, debauched or just downright deplorable? We raise our shot glasses to our Top 10 real life movie LADS, all of whom go to prove that rock and roll is alive, well, and probably trying to sleep with you.
Following up on our list of best horror remakes, guest blogger Richard has bitten the bullet and sat through some of the worst. Reading this blog may be cause for a little sympathetic squirming; still, at least you’ll never have to feel the real pain of seeing a classic defiled. Tedium. Silliness. Irrelevance – these films have em all!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. and there are a lot of great film gifts out there, from budget DVDs to some exciting box sets. Movie fans will be in a winter wonderland with this wishlist to Santa. We have scoured the web for the best sites to pick up some real Christmas crackers. Read on for more awful festive puns!
Kubrick mega-fans listen up! Rarely seen film Fear and Desire is set to be released on DVD . So, you can stop watching the ten-minute segments on Youtube, save up your pennies (it’s said to be a valuable film) and treat yourself to the newly restored version. Warning, the tag line is “Trapped…Four Desperate Men and a Strange, Half-Animal Girl”. Sounds wild!
Do you have a favourite actor? How about a least favourite? In our semi-regular J’Accuse feature, two of Best For Film’s most opinionated writers go head to head in a no-holds-barred tussle over an actor or film which one thinks is super and the other reckons to be shite. This week: everyone’s favourite couch-jumping superstar, Tom Cruise!