May 18, 2018 · When I learned that “Book Club,” Hollywood’s latest bid to please the senior-discount demo with a glittering array of big-screen notables of a certain age, was partly inspired by the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy—aka “The Joy of Sex” for semi-literates—I shuddered a bit.
Sep 20, 2007 · Jane Austen wrote six novels, which are pillars of English literature in spite of being delightful, wise, warm and beloved. Robin Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" centers on its six members, who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have an uncanny relevance to events in their own lives, just as the newspaper horoscope always seems to be about you.
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Missing are the four star reviews Ebert gave to Marjoe and The Boys In the Band. These are important films and I would love to see those reviews!!! Also, Ebert did not give Pale Rider four stars-it was three stars. If he later changed his mind it's not reflected in this book, which reprints the original review.
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"The Breakfast Club" uses a high school library and five teenage kids. The movie takes place on a Saturday. The five kids have all violated high school rules in one way or another, and they've qualified for a special version of detention: all day long, from 8 to 4, in the school library. They arrive at the school one at a time.
Miss Fiske would have loved this movie. And I would have loved seeing it with her, through her eyes. I almost even loved it myself, because "84 Charing Cross Road" is a movie made for people who love London and books. The only problem is that the heroine doesn't get to London until it's too late, and nobody ever seems to read in this movie.
critics consensus Book Club only intermittently rises to the level of its impressive veteran cast; fortunately, they're more than enough to bring pedestrian material entertainingly to life.
May 18, 2018 · Directed by Bill Holderman. With Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen. Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Book Club underscores why the romantic comedy remains a viable genre. Full Review. Blai Morell Fotogramas. March 30, 2019 The chemistry between the leading ladies is a virtue. ...
"Fight Club" is the most frankly and cheerfully fascist big-star movie since "Death Wish," a celebration of violence in which the heroes write themselves a license to drink, smoke, screw and beat one another up.
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