Lord of the Ring – why Tolkien is most successful author ever

When it comes to perfect material for the big screen you can't beat the works of JRR Tolkien, it seems. Chris Price looks at the most successful book-to-film adaptations of all time including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Next time you are chatting to your mates down the pub or at work…

World Book Day: Harry Potter best movie adaptation ever, claims survey

The Harry Potter franchise has been voted the best movie adaptation of a book of all time, according to new research marking this Thursday's World Book Day (March 4). The study, by Showcase Cinemas, shows that a third of Brits voted the magical movies as the greatest film adaptations of all time. Following close behind…

40 films that disappoint on small screen: Star Wars tops list

  Star Wars, Titanic and Jurassic Park top the list of blockbuster movies which lose their magic on the ‘small screen’. A study of 2,000 movie fans revealed the 40 films which all disappoint at home, with Harry Potter, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings also featuring in the top 10. Other films Brits…