With the rise of Comic Book movies, film studios are granted access to an immense library of characters. More often than not, directors and screenwriters take the elements of some of these characters and implement them into another for their vision. Here are five examples that, intentionally or not, combined two characters into a single one for their cinematic debut.
The Ladykillers, by the Coen Brothers, definitely qualifies among overlooked movies of recent years. So if you can, give Tom Hanks a gander as he heads a quartet of unlikely compatriots who join to rob a floating casino.
Is it possible to start a Jar Jar Binks fan club?
Athletics not really an option for tv actor Michael Emerson as a kid growing up in Iowa, the after school activity left to him was the Midwestern tradition of speech and debate. He’d enter state and local contests and eventually got involved in drama clubs before deciding to study theatre at Drake College. Devoid of any real practical knowledge on pursuing the discipline, his move to the tougher New York City of the 1970s really knocked the “wind out of him,” and forced him to quit.
BBC One is joining forces with New Line and Bad Wolf Productions, the very talented Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter, to create an eight-part TV event of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Book Trilogy. (You may recognize these two as former producers of Doctor Who.) His Dark Materials are often better known as The Golden Compass, (or Northern Lights if you’re from the UK) The subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Although this was originally announced in 2015, the mini-series has been gaming headway with the announcement of a sequel to the much-loved trilogy. While Harry Potter & The Cursed Child brought a new range of readers to the Potterverse, this TV adaptation is sure to garner more fans for His Dark Materials.
If you don’t have a problem with Hollywood turning nothing into something then Sully is a pretty entertaining movie that adds even more to the our hero’s legend. But I couldn’t help feeling jaded as the “nothing” in question seemed grossly over dramatized, and I came away feeling mostly empty of the contrived effort to drive the plot with a format that would make fake news proud.
This is the third article in an ongoing series about films you should watch if you want to work for the most powerful people in the world.
The East pits environmental terrorism against the corporations that fully deserve the wrath their actions engender. Caught in the middle, Jane (Brit Marling) is a freelance intelligence officer for the private intelligence firm Hiller Brood and is eager to make her mark. Although her journey can’t help but blur the lines between the letter of the law that protects the powerful and those willing to mete out justice as they see it.