As much fun as it was to read along while Twitter users live-blogged, there were moments that were actually worth watching, especially with regard to adapted works.
Tagged: The Descendants
Also in today’s news: “The Descendants” picks up an LA Film Critics Association award, Daniel Craig excoriates his own screenwriting, and ex-Catwoman Julie Newmar puts paw to page.
Could anything be more entertaining than watching George Clooney suffer the trials of Job in “The Descendants”? Adapted from the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the film follows a lonely widower (Clooney) as he turns over horrible family secrets in the wake of his wife’s accidental death. So why are we laughing? The art of mingling comedy with tragedy is as old as storytelling itself…