Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Oct 20 2009

Austen done wrong

The AustenBlog readers are still giving the recent BBC adaptation of Emma an overwhelming thumbs-down, and while I'm sorry to hear the show is so sucky I've been enjoying their complaints, which r...

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Oct 19 2009

Maudlin with a side of sap

I can't stand Nicholas Sparks's books, and therefore have never seen any of the film adaptations of his novels. (I've always suspected that his stuff would have received far fewer accolades if it ...

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Oct 16 2009

Hardcore Heyer fans take note...

The fine people at Georgette-Heyer.com have posted 9 YouTube links to the 1950 film version of Heyer's novel The Reluctant Widow. They can't find all of it (apparently it ends a little prematurely...

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Oct 14 2009

The Tripods on the big screen?

According to Cinematical, director Alex Proyas's next project might be a three-film adaptation of John Christopher's Tripods series--a trilogy near and dear to our hearts. A screenplay for the fir...

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Oct 8 2009

Emma's reviews are in

And they're not pretty. AustenBlog readers have weighed in on the first episode (of four) of the most recent TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and they're tossing around phrases like "huge disa...

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Oct 6 2009

Good clean fun?

So, the film adaptation for the first book in Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak series is coming out, and I'm not sure what to think:On one hand, the trailer is strangely hokey*, but on the other, tho...

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Oct 2 2009

Girls on skates

If you've got anywhere between nine and thirteen dollars burning a hole in your pocket this evening (depending on how outrageously expensive your local movie theater is), you might check out Whip ...

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Oct 1 2009

Here's hoping they invest in better CGI than the New Moon producers

We've had a review copy of Maggie Stiefvater's novel Shiver floating around Wordcandy HQ for a few months now*, so I was interested to see that it's been picked up by the producers of the Lord of ...

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Sep 24 2009

*sigh*

It was only to be expected.MTV's Movie Blog has announced an upcoming movie adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host.Are there any actresses out there specializing in glum fa...

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Sep 24 2009

If at first you don't succeed...

Since Jennifer's Body tanked at the box office, Diablo Cody has apparently decided to inflict her (highly questionable) talent for creating teen-girl dialogue on a very different style of story: s...

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Sep 15 2009

A Christmas Carol gets (even more) cartoonish

I'm sorry, Jim Carrey, but I don't like watching old people fall and get hurt. Not even cartoon old people. I only find slapstick funny when the participants are practically made of rubber, and I...

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Sep 4 2009

Emma on the TV

Take note, dear readers: AustenBlog is saying that the BBC's new version of Emma is due to air "early in October". And while that means that us poor souls in the States won't get to see it until 2...

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Sep 3 2009

Robert Downey Jr. continues to work the comic book angle

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has apparently signed on to star in a film adaptation of Cowboys and Aliens, a graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg in 2006. I haven't read it, but I ...

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Sep 1 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox movie smells of win

And in slightly bigger-budget promotional news, here's the trailer for the upcoming film based on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox:I was a little taken aback by the animation style, but this film lo...

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Aug 26 2009

Youth in Revolt trailer's up...

...and while I'm not a huge Michael Cera fan (he's precious) and I haven't read the C.D. Payne book the movie is based on, the trailer's teen-romance take on Fight Club shtick did make me snicker ...

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Jul 30 2009

Not for the young'uns

I didn't realize this was coming out so soon...

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Jul 22 2009

Want to see the Alice in Wonderland teaser trailer a day early?

I'm not sure it's worth signing up for Facebook just to see a teaser trailer one day before the rest of us, but hardcore Alice fanatics with Facebook pages might want to check this out: MTV is rep...

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Jul 20 2009

The Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief trailer is out, and....

...it is exactly what you'd expect from a Chris Columbus joint. Why, Hollywood? Why? Seriously, he is such a bad director. This series could have been so much fun (and let's not lie, I'm still ...

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Jul 15 2009

For your viewing pleasure

After a seven-month delay, the release date has finally hit for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and people seem to really, really, really* like it.*Although the Roll...

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Jul 14 2009

Comic book casting news

There's been a fair number of movie casting announcements over the past few days. Natalie Portman has been cast as Jane Foster, the love interest in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming adaptation of Marve...

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Jul 6 2009

I don't think I'll be able to handle this in 3D.

There's a new, official, HQ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs trailer out, and this one features more Mr. T. (always a good decision):

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Jun 30 2009

A new take on a classic

Brace yourselves, dear readers: we are getting yet another Hollywood remake of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Normally this news wouldn't result in anything other than the fervent hope that its star...

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Jun 23 2009

Ponyo in English

The English-language trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's latest film (the Little Mermaid retelling Ponyo) is finally up, and while they didn't quite sync up the voices and the mouths, it still looks pret...

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Jun 22 2009

Alice... from Hell!

USA Today has a bunch of exclusive images from Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, but if this is the kind of thing we're going to be subjected to, I'm not sure I'm old enough...

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Jun 16 2009

Meh.

You know, I was fine when I heard that Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze was heading up the movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. I was calm when they used an Arcade Fire song in ...

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Jun 15 2009

Amy Poehler serves up justice

Amy Poehler has signed on to star in a film adaptation of Jarrett Krosoczka's upcoming children's graphic novel series Lunch Lady:I love me some Amy Poehler, and the combination of her + a series ...

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Jun 12 2009

Shutter Island trailer's up

Check out the brand-new trailer for Shutter Island, based on Mystic River author Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name:Eh. It looks The Sixth Sense-y.

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Jun 9 2009

From evil vampire to... less evil vampire!

Twilight fans and manhwa fans take note: The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Cam "Evil James" Gigandet will star opposite Paul Bettany in Priest, an adaptation of the well-known horror/Weste...

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May 20 2009

Free book-based movies GALORE

Those of you with kids (or those of you who ARE kids) might want to check out the Free Family Film Festival at various Regal Cinemas locations around the US this summer. Over nine weeks between J...

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May 20 2009

Sherlock Holmes, uncensored(?)

Ooooh, the trailer for the Sherlock Holmes movie is out: ...it looks a bit like "Iron Man In a Cravat", but that's okay, right?

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