Adjustment Bureau: or, the deus ex machina may have had its day

The movie of the week was Adjustment Bureau, in which Matt Damon and Emily Blunt run hand-in-hand around New York City while hatted men run in pursuit. Betty does not wish to spend undue amounts of time reviewing the movie, which was fun but only shallowly memorable; instead, she will provide a list of film adaptations of the work of Philip K. Dick.

In 1982, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” became Blade Runner.

In 1990, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” became Total Recall.

In 1992, “Confessions of a Crap Artist” became Confessions d’un Barjo. Pardon the French.

In 1995, “Second Variety” became Screamers.

In 2001, “Impostor” became Impostor.

In 2002, “The Minority Report” became Minority Report.

In 2003, “Paycheck” became Paycheck.

In 2006, “A Scanner Darkly” became A Scanner Darkly.

In 2007, “The Golden Man” became Next.

And this year, “The Adjustment Team” became Adjustment Bureau.

You’re welcome. It had its good points, actually — the hats were sweet.

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