All posts tagged: film adaptation

I’m Already Mentally Casting Emma Cline’s The Girls

Originally posted on couldreads:
On paper, Emma Cline is the kind of girl I want to punch. A?stylish waif with a successful?middle-part and piercing blue eyes. The owner of a near-monochromatic wardrobe that’s both simple and defiant in?its simplicity. The recipient of a $2 million advance, at the age of 25, for her first book (and two to come),?the end result of a bidding war between 12?major publishers. The author of a debut novel whose film rights were snapped up by Scott Rudin before the?manuscript even sold. Cline is living a charmed life, a romantic-comedy-set-in-Manhattan kind of life, an I-live-in-a-shed-for-the-novelty-of-it kind of life. I want to find her wherever she’s tapping away on her laptop at twee essays for vaunted?literary magazines and punch her right below that middle-part. There’s only one problem with this plan—several, if you count the unlikelihood?of my finding her shed or her even still living in the shed, or my managing to punch anyone in the face, arguably?unprovoked, without consequence. The problem is that The Girls, the novel loosely based on…

Film Review – The BFG (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The BFG (2016) Director – Steven Spielberg (E.T) Cast – Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader Plot – Orphan girl Sophie (Barnhill) is one night kidnapped by a giant known as the BFG (Rylance) who takes Sophie back to his giant kingdom. Once there, a friendship develops between the two but so does the danger posed by The BFG’s giant enemies lead by the child eating Fleshlumpeater (Clement). “Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain” Review by Eddie on 5/07/2016 Steven Spielberg doesn’t make “bad” films; even his oft ridiculed 1941 isn’t actually “that bad” and lets just forget about The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull but the Great Beared One’s The BFG is certainly below middle of the road leaning towards downright average Spielbergian fare, which is a great big shame when you consider the seemingly perfectly suited combination of the famed director and author extraordinaire…

*NEW* THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
The relentless bestselling blockbuster franchise comes to a close. Did it fly high or flop like a turkey? As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow (Donald Sutherland), while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. And now it comes to an end. A billion dollar franchise that spawned more bestselling adaptations than I could take and launched the career of one of Hollywood’s top leading actresses. Was it all worth it? After four films with one being split into two parts, did it conclude to my liking? To an extent, it did. A mixed bag would be the best phrase to sum up my thoughts. A little disappointing after all that promise and build up. Now, I will admit straight off the bat. Like I normally do. I have never read the books BUT speaking with fans, they have generally been impressed…

*NEW* INSURGENT REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
Dull-vergent returns. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice . . . Well, shame on me again, I guess. Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Well, it killed the time. But would I watch it again? Would I recommend it? Ah, no. I haven’t read the Divergent books (and I’m certainly not going to after this) BUT I actually liked the first feature film adaptation. It was racy, engaging if a little predictable. BUT as I said back then, if there was going to be a sequel, they would need to take it up a notch. It was watchable enough but if anything, Insurgent took the wind out of Divergent’s sails. It was slow, overlong and cliched as hell. It only really got going in the last twenty minutes. Not good enough. It doesn’t help that the silver screen has been flooded with endless teen bestseller adaptations…

Book to Screen Adaption Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
You can see my review of The Martian here 🙂 I went and saw The Martian the movie a couple of days after finishing the book so it was all fresh in my mind and I got to say I think they did a pretty brilliant job of it!! As usual with adaptions a lot was left out but, in no way a badly done movie! The movie follows the book pretty damn accurately, even some of the dialogue was pulled straight out of the book. I watched a Buzzfeed video  were they got a NASA scientist to review the movie and the scientist said that all the stuff Mark does is pretty accurate to how it would happen on mars. Just proving that Weir is a brilliant researcher!! Like, all the scientific journals he would have had to have read to be able to make this story so accurute that a NASA scientist is saying that it is pretty spot on blows my mind! The casting for this movie…

5 Things About the ‘Paper Towns’ Movie

Originally posted on The Fault in Our Blogs:
The book it’s based on. This one is kind of a cop-out because DUH, the book is the reason I’m interested in this movie in the first place. But Paper towns was (I think) the first John Green book I read, and the one that led me to the vlogbrothers youtube channel – which in turn led me down the road of youtubers, and now here I am at VidCon! But of all his books, I think this one is his least ‘romanticized’ novel, which is something that people complain about in his other books. So if you didn’t like TFIOS, maybe try Paper Towns. It’s very different. This Interview with Nat Wolff  If the first paragraph alone isn’t enough to get you hooked, read on for some serious Nat Wolff sass and realness. This Interview with Nat Wolff AND John Green. Their friendship is adorable. The interview starts out serious and quickly degenerates to silliness, which is just as charming as far as I’m concerned. I…