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Willy Wonka Hated Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka
Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka

In a recent news article, Gene Wilder who played Willy Wonka in the 1971 children’s classic ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory‘ said he thought the 2005 reboot, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘, directed by Tim Burton was an insult to his film. I love Gene Wilder and loved the 1971 film but I think he is wrong about Burton’s adaptation and the author of the original book might have thought the same. Come on Gene, can’t we love both versions?
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The Hunger Games: A Young Adult Film That Is Actually Good

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image of The Hunger Games posterI was concerned before seeing The Hunger Games movie if I would actually enjoy it since the film isn’t for me. I was worried too, not having read the books, and hearing about the plot, if young people should be seeing a film with violence as a primary plot device. Luckily I was wrong on all accounts. The Hunger Games is a young adult film that was actually good and the violence wasn’t as graphic as I feared. I recommend it.
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