Why People Hate Adrian Lyne’s Lolita (1997) For Being Faithful to the Novel

Why People Hate Adrian Lyne’s Lolita (1997) For Being Faithful to the Novel

No story has gotten me angrier than Nabokov’s Lolita–not because of its subject matter but because of the pseudo-intellectual fanfare and the romanticizing that fans of the novel and first movie have heaped upon the novel.

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James Cameron is Robbing Hollywood Fauxminists of their Fake Feminist Icon and They Hate It

James Cameron is Robbing Hollywood Fauxminists of their Fake Feminist Icon and They Hate It

So in case you don’t know, there’s a huge brouhaha over comments that James Cameron made about Wonder Woman. You can read the article here at the Guardian, but in summary, he pretty much called out Hollywood for virtue signaling the movie as some kind of revolutionary, new groundbreaking step forward in the depiction of “strong female characters,” when it was anything but.

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Why Dr. Strangelove is a Masterpiece and Fail Safe is Not

Why Dr. Strangelove is a Masterpiece and Fail Safe is Not

You know how everyone now is totally in love with Fail Safe and think it’s the most awesome nuclear war paranoia film ever made? Sorry, but I dislike it immensely. In  fact, I think it’s quickly becoming one of the most overrated movies of all time.

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Why Total Recall Was All Just a Dream

Why Total Recall Was All Just a Dream

If there were ever a question to kick off a raging, exhaustive debate, it’s whether Douglas Quaid from Total Recall had really gone to Mars or whether the last two thirds of the movie never, ever happened and he wound up a vegetable as the result of an embolism.

For me personally, the matter became settled years ago. After I carefully weighed both sides of the debate and re-watched the movie multiple times, my conclusion was this–Total Recall was neither embolism or reality.  It was all a dream.

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