Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Jan 2 2018

Well-reviewed (but I have my doubts)

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There's a review over on the Guardian of the first installment of BBC One's miniseries adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and it's downright glowing. I'm obviously not the right audience for this production, because...

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Dec 21 2017

Stretching the limits of "inspired by"

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Oooohhhkay. I just watched this trailer for the upcoming Disney adaptation of The Nutcracker, and it doesn't seem to have much to do with the ballet or the book. Plus, no one seems to speak much, so I'm wondering if...

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Dec 20 2017

At least it's not Tolkien

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The trailer is out for the upcoming movie adaptation of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, which will be directed by Christian Rivers, but...

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Dec 14 2017

I don't know about the artwork, though...

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Variety recently announced that actresses Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones are joining forces to make a film version of the graphic novel series Goldie Vance. Washington is producing, and Jones will write and direct the adaptation...

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Dec 14 2017

Might work, might not

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According to Deadline, Netflix has acquired the movie rights to John Scalzi’s space opera Old Man’s War, the first novel in the six-book series of the same name. The production has been in stuck in development limbo...

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Dec 7 2017

Maybe the CGI is a work in progress...

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If your brain, like mine, stalled out from trying to process all the information shoved into the bloated Avengers: Infinity War trailer, here's a helpful scene-by-scene guide. It's obviously jam-packed with spoilers, but...

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Dec 6 2017

And no dragons

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According to io9, George R.R. Martin has confirmed that his horror novella Nightflyers is going to be adapted into a SyFy television series, with an 10-episode first season order. I'll be curious to see how well Martin's work is received when the contents are edited down for a non-premium cable channel...

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Nov 30 2017

Intense

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I've been reading about the drama surrounding the upcoming Bollywood movie Padmavati, which is loosely based upon a (possibly fictional) queen who appears in a 16th century epic poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. According to Deadline, an extremist caste group has threatened...

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Nov 21 2017

More mustache

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According to Entertainment Weekly, the recent movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has already made enough money to justify making a sequel, this time of Christie's Death on the Nile...

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Nov 14 2017

Wait, what?

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How did I miss this? Apparently, Starz is making a miniseries adaptation of E.M. Forster's Howards End. This new version will star Hayley Atwell as Margaret Schlegel and Matthew Macfadyen as Henry Wilcox, which is a nice change from the 90s adaptation, which tried (and failed) to...

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Nov 8 2017

Holiday Gift Pick #5

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Gift Idea #5 Asgard Twill Ladies' Jacket ($59.99)

Okay, so we weren't big fans of the first two Thor movies (to say the least), but...

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Nov 2 2017

Yet another one (yay)

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Enchanted with all the money IT has been raking in, Paramount has decided to remake Stephen King's Pet Semetary, too. They've hired Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer as co-directors. Kolsch and Widmyer previously...

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Oct 26 2017

Um, what?

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According to Pajiba, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are planning to adapt James Frey's discredited "memoir" A Million Little Pieces into a feature film. This confuses me. If the contents of Frey's book are made up, and Frey's actual writing skills...

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Oct 24 2017

Tell me more

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Yesterday, someone on Jezebel posted a loving tribute to the 1946 film Dragonwyck, which I had never heard of but now need to watch immediately. The movie is based on a book by Anya Seton, and the plot sounds like it will be familiar to anyone who has ever read a gothic novel, but...

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Oct 19 2017

I think not.

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Just what the world needs: more grim Scandinavian horror! The trailer is out for the Icelandic film I Remember You. The movie is based on a best-selling ghost story of the same name by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, described as "The Queen of Icelandic Crime"...

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Oct 12 2017

The Tell-Tale Heart (plus corn)

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Here's the trailer for (yet another) Stephen King movie adaptation, in case you were longing for more. The movie is based on King's novella 1922, and is currently available to stream on Netflix. I haven't read the short story, but...

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Oct 4 2017

Maybe on TV?

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The trailer is out for the upcoming movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's Crooked House. It has a great cast and the sets look amazing, but if you haven't read the book, be warned: Crooked House is one of Christie's most...

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Sep 21 2017

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

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I am informed that today is Stephen King's birthday. He can celebrate with this news: his novel IT has been holding the #1 slot in the "Fiction and Literature" category of Apple’s iBooks store for a couple of weeks now, presumably due to the success of the recent movie adaptation...

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Sep 20 2017

It works for Game of Thrones locations!

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According to the BBC, the upcoming Hellboy reboot was allowed to film inside the 900-year-old Wells Cathedral, but only after church officials checked out the comic book and verified that it was a traditional good-versus-evil story. Nobody has mentioned how much the filmmakers paid for the church's use, but...

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Sep 19 2017

As long as the John Wick movies keep making money...

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The trailer is out for Red Sparrow, the movie adaptation of Jason Matthews's 2013 novel of the same name. The film will star Jennifer Lawrence, and while it frankly looks a little cheesy (and a lot like someone decided to take advantage of the popularity of Marvel's Black Widow character), I am...

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Sep 7 2017

Thumbs up (for the review, anyway)

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I've never heard of this movie, but the AV Club review is pretty great: they're giving the J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye a D+. Even the few notes of praise are extremely muted ("Hoult doesn’t embarrass himself..."), and the rest of the review is full of lines like these...

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Aug 31 2017

On Wednesdays we wear BLOOD SPLATTERS

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According to Deadline, two (male) screenwriters have made a deal to create a new film adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies, only this time? All the characters will be girls. This...

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Aug 17 2017

And poor Divergent, I suppose

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Well, the concept for "Lionsgate Movie World" sounds a lot cooler than I would have imagined, considering I don't really think of Lionsgate as a Marvel-style household name. But Lionsgate has made some marquee projects in the past decade or so, and...

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Aug 16 2017

Dora Gray?

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According to Variety, Lionsgate is developing a gender-swapped version of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The film will be directed by Annie Clark (better known as the musician St. Vincent). I have...

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Aug 15 2017

I'm sure Marvel still makes out O.K.

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I am frequently confused by the tangled business ties between Marvel and the other studios that develop Marvel properties, but are not considered part of the Marvel 'verse. (This group includes the X-Men series, as well as the last set of Spider-Man movies.) But Sony's current version of...

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Aug 15 2017

My hat is off to the casting director

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The trailer is out for the upcoming film adaptation of Molly's Game, based on Molly Bloom's memoir of the same name. The movie will be out on November 22nd, and while I don't understand a damn thing about poker...

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Aug 10 2017

Suppressed passion... and bees

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Variety informs me that Anna Paquin will star in a movie adaptation of Fiona Shaw's 2009 novel Tell It To The Bees. According to the article, the story is set in the 1950s, and Paquin will play a doctor who returns to her hometown to take over her late father’s medical practice. Her situation grows complicated when...

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Aug 9 2017

This will not be G-rated.

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According to Deadline, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King, and director-writer Victoria Mahoney have bought the rights to make a TV adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s 1987 sci-fi novel Dawn...

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Aug 8 2017

With bells on

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I was just asking for another TV or movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and the universe has responded: according to Radio Times, ITV is planning an new TV version of the novel that will "tease out the story's 'darker tones'". My first reaction is: do the darker tones take take much teasing? I mean, this...

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Jul 27 2017

I dunno...

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The trailer is out for Netflix's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace, which was inspired by the life of Grace Marks, an Irish-Canadian maid who was convicted in 1843 of murdering her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. The adaptation looks extremely well-made and acted and everything...

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