Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

May 21 2008

Books I don't care about are going to be made into movies I won't see

According to this, they're going to make a movie out of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series (big when I was in sixth grade), according to this they're making another Nicholas Sparks adaptation (ugh!), ...

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May 16 2008

Death Note promotion

I just got the following notice from VIZ Media:"San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, anim...

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May 12 2008

Hollywood matchmaking

There's been action on the Bronte movie adaptation front: according to Variety, Natalie Portman will NOT be playing the heroine in the upcoming Wuthering Heights movie, and according to BuzzSugar...

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May 7 2008

Behold: A low-budget vampire version of the Gossip Girl cast!

Holy moly. Are they serious?What am I saying? This is the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight: of course they're serious! And just because I find those poses hilarious, it doesn't mean ...

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May 7 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret gets even more visual

According to this, Brian Selznick's graphic novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret is going to be made into a movie:"The adaptation is being ushered into production by GK Films, whose last project was...

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May 6 2008

Picture shows

A literary movie adaptation I definitely will not be seeing:A literary movie adaptation I definitely will see:Dude, Hellboy versus Lucius Malfoy's evil alien cousin?! I can hardly wait!Although...

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Apr 29 2008

Anime fans take note:

VIZ Media has announced that they have partnered with the entertainment division of National CineMedia to present Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody. The film (accompanied by exclusive interview...

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Mar 25 2008

I will undoubtedly regret watching this, but at least it's free.

PBS's The Complete Jane Austen is concluding with the only Austen adaptation I haven't already watched on YouTube: the 2008 TV miniseries version of Sense and Sensibility, adapted by screenwriter ...

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Mar 21 2008


The trailer for the film adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel Wanted is out:Huh. Adorable James MacAvoy seems miscast as a budding supervillain (particularly one who was orginally modeled on ...

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Mar 13 2008

The Fug Girls are at Powell's

Well, kinda. Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, creators of GoFugYourself are the guest bloggers this week for Sadly, they haven't talked much about books at this point (although ref...

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Mar 12 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winnifred Watson


Winifred Watson’s 1938 novel Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day has just been made into a movie, and—for once!—we’re totally grateful. We’re usually the first in line to complain about film adaptations, but if it wasn’t for the fine people at Focus Features we might never have heard of this charmingly optimistic romantic comedy...

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Mar 10 2008

Bone: the movie

Meg sent me this link over the weekend. Apparently, Warner Bros. has bought the movie rights to Jeff Smith's Bone. See, a Bone movie would only work for me if they got the people who make Wallac...

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Mar 4 2008

Hogfather: the movie

We are happy to report that the Sky One made-for-TV movie adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel Hogfather is finally available here in the U.S. This unique holiday story (Hogfather, the Discwor...

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Feb 26 2008

Gnomeo and Juliet

(Sometimes I double-check the dates when I read these things, just to be totally certain they weren't posted on April Fools' Day.)It turns out that there WILL be an animated version of Shakespeare...

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Feb 19 2008

Just in case.....

I thought I would post the latest trailer for Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (the movie adaptation of the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series), just in case you missed it during t...

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Feb 12 2008

Highly unlikely

A link on BuzzSugar took me to this article:"Harry Potter fans are set to get a double treat in the film of the final story – and movie makers are set to double their money. Crew working on the si...

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Feb 5 2008

Ballet Shoes, the movie

I've been periodically checking up on the progress of the BBC adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, but I still managed to totally miss the boat: this made-for-TV movie aired on December ...

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Feb 1 2008

Why, movie gods? WHYYYY?!?

Variety is reporting that Hollywood is making ANOTHER film adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Now, as longtime Wordcandy readers know, I am not a fan of Wuthering Heights (classic lo...

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Jan 10 2008

Holy CATS.

Is there GROPING* I see in this trailer for the upcoming BBC adaptation of Austen's Sense and Sensibility, or am I just filthy-minded? *Okay, maybe it's not full-blown groping... but there are tra...

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Jan 7 2008

A new "Dune" movie?

I'm not sure whether I'm more excited or horrified by this news:'Ladies and gentlemen, the next huge sci-fi franchise has a director. During an interview with "The Kingdom" director Peter Berg, he...

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Dec 6 2007

There's a fine line between optimism and stupidity...

...and I frequently find myself walking it. After all, it's not like I enjoyed the first Narnia film adaptation, but I have a sinking feeling I'll end up seeing the second one. Click here for th...

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Nov 30 2007

Bad movies abound.

New York Times book reviewer Rachel Donadio just wrote an article about the increasingly tangled relationship between books and movies. According to Donadio's article, some publishers are now part...

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Nov 29 2007

Welcome to the O.Z.

Pros: I like Zooey Deschanel well enough, and I like the concept of updating The Wonderful Wizard of OZ. Cons: Unfortunately, this trailer looks like 100% pure Velveeta.

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Oct 25 2007

The Birds redux

In surprisingly positive movie adaptation news, Naomi Watts is said to be starring in an upcoming remake of The Birds. According to the article I saw, this time they're apparently trying to stick...

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Aug 31 2007

Another day, another iffy film adaptation

BBC One is making a feature-length film adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's children's classic Ballet Shoes. This production will star Victoria Wood, Richard Griffiths, Marc Warren, and Emma Watson ...

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Aug 13 2007


Usually we enjoy retold fairytales, but this film adapation of Snow White looks dorky as hell:And just what did they do to that poor girl's neck?

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Aug 10 2007

Ooh, classy!

I totally encourage everybody to check out the trailer for the upcoming "digitally-enhanced live action" movie adaptation of Beowulf--it had me giggling for hours. Literary purists might be a lit...

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Aug 8 2007

Austen geeks take note

The people behind the upcoming film adaptation of The Jane Austen Book Club are currently running a contest with an excellent grand prize: a ticket to one of the 2008 JASNA-sponsored tours of Engl...

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Jul 24 2007


Why, Hollywood, WHY?!?Why isn't Will British? Why is there a romantic subplot? Why are there magical hijinks? WHY DID THEY EVEN MAKE THIS TRAVESTY?

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Jul 13 2007

Harry Potter Toolishness, Part II

CURSE YOU, SIENNA MILLER!!!When will British girls learn? I don't care HOW cute you are, Emma Watson, NO ONE is cute enough to carry off this kind of outfit. Those BOOTS! That SATIN! Those... dang...

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