Remaking the 1979 film of the same name (which starred George Burns and Art Carney amongst others) is Going in Style, directed by Zach Braff. This cast boasts Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Lloyd, and Michael Caine as retirees whose pensions have been frozen….so they decide to rob a bank. This is a terrific cast, the trailer looks really promising, and I’m hoping it delivers when it opens April 7, 2017
Blockbuster books used to be a prime source for Hollywood adaptations, and still are when they happen, but the sad fact is that there are a lot fewer blockbuster books than there used to be. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins certainly broke out and became that rare novel that everyone was talking about, and, therefore, because I happen to run in very literate crowd, I was peer pressured into reading it. They sold me on, “Oh it’s even better than Gone Girl!” No. No it is not. Gone Girl was written by Gillian Flynn, who is extremely dark and twisty, but is also one of the best, most-compelling authors writing today, and the film adaptation of that by David Fincher was fantastic.. The Girl on the Train is a slog as a novel and, in that respect, its adaption is a very faithful one.
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