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Maybe We Do Need Another 'Little Women' Adaptation After All

The cast of the upcoming "Little Women" (Photo: WILSON WEBB/COLUMBIA PICTURES)

When the news broke that another adaptation of Little Women was headed our way, some fans were naturally uneasy.

It was kind of hard to imagine that this was a time in which we needed yet another version of this story.

However, once the first trailer for director Greta Gerwig’s new take on the Louisa May Alcott classic arrived, well. Let’s just say some minds were changed. Including mine.

'Yesterday': A Fanciful Tribute to the Enduring Power of the Beatles' Music

On its opening weekend, I decided to see for myself if the Danny Boyle film Yesterday was as promising as the trailer made it appear. The details regarding a case of very specific mass amnesia in the story should not be examined too seriously or you’re bound to find issues. However, if you go along for the ride in this fanciful tribute to the enduring power of the Beatles’ music, our own Carmen Croghan has a feeling you’ll enjoy it as much as she did. And here’s why.

Everyone Looks Incredible in These New ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Posters

Leslie Nichol and Sophie McShera in "Downton Abbey" (Photo: Focus Features)

Thank goodness for Downton Abbey.

In a world that can often feel like it’s gone mad from general awfulness, the cast of everyone’s favorite period drama can always be counted upon to look amazing in promotional materials. And, thankfully, we’ve got some more of them, as a whole new set of character photos have dropped in advance of the highly anticipated feature film’s September release.

'Rocketman' Blends Fact with Fantasy for an Entertaining Musical Ride

Rocketman celebrates the career highs and personal lows of pop music legend Elton John, depicting his childhood as piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, his rise to international fame and the plethora of destructive dependencies he developed.

Make no mistake. Rocketman isn’t your run-of-the-mill account of a celebrity’s life. Even the trailer declares that “the only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy." And it's not wrong.

Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine Gets to Tell Her Own Story in 'Ophelia'

Daisy Ridley as Ophelia (Photo: IFC FIlms)

William Shakespeare’s plays always provide rich fodder for the feature film industry, as every generation seemingly wants their own takes on the Bard’s most famous works. Often times, these leads to somewhat unconventional interpretations, in which main characters are gender-swapped, contemporary settings are used, or the plays are used to provide commentary on various modern-day issues.

But there’s one character who almost never gets her due, no matter what production we happen to be discussing. And that’s Hamlet’s doomed love, Ophelia, who is often regulated to a simpering madwoman with little agency over her own life beyond the method of her death. 

A feature film is looking to change all that. 

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