THE AGE OF ADALINE – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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Adaline has been 29 years old for 80 years. Her life must be amazing, right? Not so much, actually. She has built up a truly stunning wardrobe over the decades, allowing her to dress with classy timeless style. She kicks ass at Trivial Pursuit; apparently a good memory for current events goes along with extended lifespan, though you might think at some point her brain would get overfull. (Yes. A movie about a person who must have had some extraordinary adventures spends time on a “she plays a board game” scene. Perhaps the film is saying, “Look, it’s even harder to fill your days when you’re immortal, okay?”) But that’s about it. Read more>>

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).