‘The Great Gatsby’ comes to the big screen…again

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in 'The Great Gatsby'
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in ‘The Great Gatsby’

[rating=3]Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Brendan Maclean and Amitabh Bachchan
Writer(s): Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Director(s):  Baz Luhrmann

The Great Gatsby is actually the fifth time that the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel has been adapted as a motion picture (history of the other four later).  Any conversation about “the Great American novel” must include Fitzgerald’s most successful tome, although many will offer other possibilities for that particular label.

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‘Bachelorette’ isn’t brilliant, but it’s funny

Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher  in 'Bachelorette'
Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher in ‘Bachelorette’

[rating=3]Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, Kyle Bornheimer and Adam Scott
Director(s): Leslye Headland
Writer(s): Leslye Headland

In Bachelorette, “Becky” (Rebel Wilson) and her friend “Regan” (Kirsten Dunst) are having lunch together and while everything in Regan’s life is all about Regan, Becky has news and she finally blurts it out. She’s getting married.

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