Author Archives: Dan Rorabaugh

From Page to Projector: ‘The Prestige’

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan is back in theaters with his space epic “Interstellar.” A fair amount of my favorite movies of the 21st century — “Memento,” “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” — are Nolan works. One that often gets lost in the shuffle … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Princess Bride’

Few movies pull at all emotions quite like “The Princess Bride,” a fantasy movie from 1987 that has become a cult classic for its particular sense of humor, its blending of romance and action and its enduring list of quotable … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Pet Sematary’

‘Tis the Halloween season, and few authors’ works are more fitting for the occasion in both book and movie form than Stephen King. I’ve reviewed King classics “The Shining” and “Carrie” previously in this space, and this year, I thought … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Gone Girl’

When “Gone Girl,” a thriller by Gillian Flynn, became a rapid best-seller almost immediately after its 2012 publication, people knew a movie would shortly follow. Sure enough, just two years later, a film adaptation directed by David Fincher (of “Fight Club” and … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

There are so many childhood staples that I realize I missed out on while growing up, it’s hard to know how I managed to develop any kind of social cognition. I watched a bunch of Disney cartoons as a kid, … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Maze Runner’

The latest in a string of young-adult novels to be translated to the big screen, “The Maze Runner” feels the most like “The Hunger Games” than any YA dystopian tale this side of “Divergent.” The film, which sat atop the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Eat Pray Love’

I took my (admittedly late) summer vacation last week and figured I bring with me the book that most screamed “beach book” with me. My choice: “Eat Pray Love,” a story of a woman who goes on a yearlong trip of … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Matilda’

Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books have been translated to the big screen several times. We’ve taken a look at “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach” in this space previously. This week, with the kids headed … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘If I Stay’

With Hollywood targeting the young female demographic in recent years, it seems that the young-adult novel has become a treasure trove of adaptation ideas. The most recent book to get the big-screen callup is “If I Stay,” published in 2009 … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Giver’

Young-adult adaptations are all over the Hollywood landscape as of late. It seems like every other month, there’s a new teen book being made into an epic-looking movie. This month, there have been two, the first being a young-adult novel … Continue reading

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