Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Dec 15 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer is up and running.

Seriously, casting Hugh Jackman in this role? Best. Decision. Ever.Because I'm pretty sure nobody else would have a snowball's chance in hell of selling it.

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Dec 15 2008

Take a gander at Where the Wild Things Are

Cinematical has posted a gallery of early images from the upcoming film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, and I gotta say: this movie looks gorgeous. I was worried about how Maurice Sendak'...

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Dec 10 2008

Random (but exciting!) movie news

Dude, they're making a movie out of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, one of my favorite kids' books! (Does anybody else remember that episode of Reading Rainbow?) Cinematical is currently giving...

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Dec 4 2008

What happened, Gurinder Chadha?

So, Gurinder Chadha's (Bend It Like Beckham) adaptation of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging is apparently coming out on video NEXT WEEK in the U.K. What happened? Did it come out...

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Dec 3 2008

Pick your poison: Watchmen or The Spirit?

Which glossy, violent, mildly pretentious-looking comic book adaptation tickles your fancy? This one? Or this?Neither? Both? I'm voting for Watchmen. I have yet to actually enjoy an Alan Moore ...

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Nov 26 2008

Lazy college-prep high schoolers, set your TIVOs.

PBS has posted their 2009 Masterpiece Classic Season schedule, featuring adaptations of novels by Thomas Hardy (ugh), Jane Austen, Emily Bronte (double ugh), and Charles Dickens (sometimes ugh). ...

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Nov 20 2008

The full-length Coraline trailer is up...

...and frankly, it's something of a disappointment:It's not that it looks bad, exactly (although I still want to know why they went with American actors). But I think the original illustrator, lon...

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Nov 18 2008

We've got movie news coming out of our ears.

Media blog Buzzsugar has posted a ton of literary film-adaptation news in the past few days:*Children's book illustrator Gris Grimly will be directing a movie adaptation of Pinocchio, based on a b...

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Nov 17 2008

New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer up...

...and while my favorite HP trailer of all time remains the one for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (with the school choir clutching toads and singing "Something Wicked This Way Comes"), ...

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Nov 13 2008

The Angels and Demons trailer is up...

Do we have any fans of overwrought fake religious revelations in the house? 'Cause the teaser trailer for the new Dan Brown movie is up:

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Nov 11 2008

Conan remake to compete with Red Sonja?

Remember our earlier posts about the prospect of a Red Sonja remake? Well, it turns out the consistently-awful director Brett Ratner is thinking of updating another cheeseball-adventure-series-tu...

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Nov 3 2008

Lois Duncan tries, once again, to make a decent movie.

Despite some very, very bad film adaptations of her books in the past (including 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer), author Lois Duncan has sold the movie rights to yet another story, the 197...

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Oct 30 2008

Another casting match made in Heaven!

According to MTV, eccentric character actor Crispin Glover has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, playing the Knave of Hearts. Seriously, is every quirky actor in the English-sp...

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Oct 29 2008

Another famous fantasy series I've never heard of is getting the LoTR treatment.

According to the Powell's Books blog, Deryni Rising, the first book in a "classic sci-fi series" written by Katherine Kurtz, is on its way to the big screen. I'd never heard of this author or this...

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Oct 27 2008

New Harry Potter trailer's out...

...and while the first few scenes come across as a little, uh, Biblical, I really like the final fifteen seconds:

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Oct 14 2008

Um, ew.

Reviews of the current City of Ember movie have been mixed, but I'm less concerned by complaints regarding Bill Murray's smirking and some amateurish acting than I am by the addition [SPOILER!] of...

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Oct 10 2008

More Twilight trailer action:

New and questionably improved!

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Oct 6 2008

Hansel and Gretel: the Un-dead

Speaking of Korean entertainment, Variety is reporting that practically everybody but the Americans will have an opportunity to see the Korean horror film based on the (already pretty horrific) fa...

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Oct 3 2008

Striking while the iron is hot

Has everybody seen this awesome fake political ad for the upcoming City of Ember adaptation?I like the idea of this spot, but I think Bill Murray is too smirky for the role. We like our politicia...

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Oct 2 2008

It does make a nice change from Shakespeare.

And, in other movie news, Variety is reporting that Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Marvel comic book Thor, scheduled for release in 2010. He doesn't seem like the likel...

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Oct 2 2008


Cinematical has posted a pair of early photos from Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland adaptation:I realize it's a little costume-y (hello, Sergeant Pepper!), and I would totally get it dirt...

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Sep 26 2008
Sep 25 2008

Dupond et Dupont!

Rumors are afloat that Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will join the cast of Steven Spielberg's adaptations of Hergé's The Adventures of TinTin, thereby increasing the project's cool...

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Sep 25 2008


In news that should surprise exactly no one, Johnny Depp has agreed to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Brilliant? Or has the B...

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Sep 9 2008

The Confessions of a Shopaholic trailer is up...

...and, despite Isla Fisher's considerable charm, it looks almost as painfully stupid as the books it was based on:

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Aug 27 2008

French Women Don't Get Fat: the movie

Yes, dear readers, Hollywood would like to make a movie (a romantic comedy, no less!) out of Mireille Guiliano's diet-advice hit French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret to Eating for Pleasure.My mi...

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Aug 26 2008

That long-awaited Hobbit adaptation starts looking up!

According to Variety, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (the people who brought us the recent film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy) have officially signed...

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Aug 22 2008

Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging: the movie

I had no idea they were making a movie of this (and I see they've done a lovely job of translating Louise Rennison's excruciating sense of humor to the big screen), so this trailer came as an exci...

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Aug 21 2008

Lost In Austen

Remember my earlier post about fanfic authors gone mad? Well, that's how I feel about ITV's upcoming film Lost in Austen:Yeah, the heroine looks cute, and if it was a book I wasn't so close to, I...

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Aug 20 2008

But... but... WHY?!?

GYAH! According to Meg Cabot's (usually totally awesome, but in this case quite depressing) blog, Kristen Bell, star of my beloved Veronica Mars, has agreed to play Lizzie Nichols, the main chara...

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