Aaron Sorkin

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Will Soon Be an Aaron Sorkin Play

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Harry Potter can be a play. Spongebob can be a play. Carole King can be a play. It actually even makes a little more sense for the newest, just announced, surprise-it-can-be-a-play play to be a play: To Kill a Mockingbird will be a play. Especially because it’s already been a play, adapted by Christopher Sergel, in the past. The big news is, rather, that this new version will be adapted by Aaron Sorkin
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2015: The Year the Biopic Bubble Burst

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Steve Jobs was just one of several high-profile biopics to eat it commercially this year. And the problem isn’t just that these movies aren’t making money; most of them also aren’t very good. So if most of them stink and no one’s seeing them, why are so many biopics still getting …Read More

10 Terrible Ideas That Turned Into Great Movies

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Creed, Ryan Coogler’s Rocky sequel/spinoff, is looking like the most critically acclaimed movie of the high-profile Thanksgiving weekend — a real surprise, considering what a goofy idea it is. After all, the Rocky series is (to put it mildly) uneven, its only entry since 1990 was a blatant nostalgia play by star/writer Sylvester Stallone, and the idea of continuing the franchise by focusing on the long-lost son of Rocky’s opponent-turned-friend seemed to be a bit of a stretch. Yet Creed is a rousing, moving, endlessly enjoyable picture, which serves as a reminder that you can’t always judge a movie by its dodgy concept.
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Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ and the Risks of Biopic Trope-Tinkering

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It’s a film about Miles Davis—and not about him, as it manufactures situations from whole cloth, jettisons huge swaths of his life, and basically focuses (much like last spring’s Love and Mercy) on two moments in his life, interspersed. This unconventional approach is both the movie’s blessing and its curse; it’s what makes it unique, while simultaneously blunting its effect. …Read More