The Golden Compass

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Top Book-to-Movie Misfires

Read it and weep, perhaps literally

(Newser) - With warm weather comes the usual wave of summer blockbusters, but sometimes the best story is buried in a book. Entertainment Weekly lists 23 disappointing adaptations, including:
  1. The Da Vinci Code: An utter lack of chemistry between Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou and an uber-creepy Silas (Paul Bettany) made this
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Compass Leads at Top Spot, Yet Falls Short

Small films fare well as New Line admits dismay over megapic

(Newser) - The Golden Compass took top spot at the weekend box office but fell short of its expected $30-40 million tally, Variety reports. The flick grossed $26.1 million, chump change for a film costing $180 million—and New Line execs didn't hide their disappointment as they touted its sales abroad.... More »

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