An Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time Was Never Going to Work

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An Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time Was Never Going to Work

But of course, that's never stopped Disney before - they'll do anything if they think it produces money - so here we are.

While it's not a particularly long book, A Wrinkle in Time is a very dense piece of literature that structurally isn't very similar to a movie. "Which.' And then I'm going to say, 'Yes, and I had a talk show too, thank you!'" Her two magical colleagues are played by Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon who introduces herself to the kids and to us as, Mrs. Whatsit. And while the visuals are spectacular, DuVernay's treatment feels too clinical, leaving out the sense of wonder and discovery that should accompany such a film. "I wanted to make a story about a girl..." "A Wrinkle In Time" is from Disney - owned by the same parent company as WABC-TV.

Greenfield's rationale: Based on Black Panther's domestic take so far, the film's actual reach is smaller than it would have been on Netflix. The book is such an ethereal, spiritual, different journey that, I think is very personal.

R 1:32 3 stars out of 4 The first feature from writer-director Cory Finley, "Thoroughbreds" is a darkly comic tale - shot through with the hard-boiled fatalism of film noir - about two teenage girls in an affluent CT suburb of NY.

That, of course, has nothing to do with the actual quality of the film. The amount a person enjoys A Wrinkle in Time depends largely on their ability to just go with the flow.

Which (Oprah Winfrey), who help Meg and her brother search for their father across space and time. Alex was right on the brink of some incredible scientific discovery - something that could potentially unlock all the secrets of the universe, or something like that - before he disappeared. Reid's Meg is bi-racial, born to a black mother (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and a white father (Chris Pine). In the movie though, it's never explained, and they didn't actually do much to help anybody. But if you have, beware that some elements - including a pretty major plot twist involving Meg's road to heroism - are either compressed beyond recognition (as in a tesseract, perhaps) or deleted altogether. She shared three who many movie-goers may not have previously heard of, all of which come "from a cadre of filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion", who had all attended UCLA from the late '60s to late '80s. And I don't write animated films for kids, they just happen to be animated. In addition to the diverse casting of the film, one of the more inspired changes from the book comes in the detail that Charles Wallace, Meg's younger brother, is adopted. Sadly, it will end up a wrinkle best smoothed away.

"He was just coming off of "Crede" at the time and it was the flawless film for him". "We took liberties to be true to the spirit, but we freed ourselves and freed our imagination to bring these fairy tales and fantasies into the current time, which is one that should be much more inclusive".

If only there was a good script to accompany those bold chances. "And we've all seen things". Which, Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and Mrs. Little moments like that still exist, but the movie itself doesn't feel exactly like the book. The whole thing falls completely flat at this point, as there's no stakes to be felt.

So, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay ("Selma") deserves kudos for turning a seemingly unfilmable book into a visually exquisite adventure that is by turns amusing, exciting and thoughtful, with an inspiring message and a dynamic young heroine.

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