jamie goode's wine blog: Film vs. TV: State of Play

Monday, September 21, 2009

Film vs. TV: State of Play

As well as Julie and Julia, which I reported on here a couple of days ago, I've seen two enjoyable films recently.

The first was a fantastically creative childrens' film, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, in 3D. If you have kids, go and see it. It's brilliant.

The second was State of Play, a hollywood adaptation of the excellent BBC series. I really liked the BBC series, one of the best political thrillers of recent years, and so was expecting to be disappointed by the film version. However, I was pleasantly surprised: the film is really good. Tense, engrossing, and not ruined by having seen the TV version first.

But the BBC version is even better, and if you haven't seen it, you should.



At 4:55 PM, Blogger Peter F May for The Pinotage Club said...

Agree re the original. I have just finished viewing State of Play for the first time.

Superb entertainment. Can't see how a 90 minute film could come near this 6 hour serial with actors of the calibre of Bill Nighy.


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