Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Mar 19 2007

Movie news is reporting that Daniel Craig and Julianne Moore* are in talks to star in a film adaptation of José Saramago's Nobel Prize-winning novel Blindness. I've never read Blindness (I'm still w...

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Feb 13 2007

A Nancy Drew movie, too?

The trailer is out for the new Nancy Drew movie and I have to say: I am not sure that I'm going to enjoy this film. Maybe it is all of the Veronica Mars I've been watching for the past few years, ...

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Feb 9 2007

Movie news

We're rarely happy about Wordcandy movie adaptations, but we've found that if we play it safe and keep our expectations very, very low, we can usually get through them without too much trauma. Un...

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Feb 2 2007

Odds and ends.

A few reactions, some Harry Potter bits, and another anime/manga rec:1. I have now seen the first episode of the the Wallflower anime, and yes, the artwork is awful. (Plus, they chose a disturbi...

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Jan 26 2007

Only to be expected

The film adaptation of Annette Curtis Klause's wonderful YA novel Blood and Chocolate is out today, and the reviews are uniformly unenthusiastic. There's a lot of comments along the lines of "it'...

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Jan 5 2007

Lyra! Mrs. Coulter! Lord James Bond!

New Line has released a load of Golden Compass stills, and they look lovely:You can view the rest here and here.

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Dec 26 2006

Mmm, cheese....

Last night, after countless hours of gifts, desserts, and relatives, it was time for Nathan, Meg, and me to meet up for our annual Christmas movie outing. This year we decided to see Eragon. We k...

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Dec 19 2006

More Stardust pics...

Including one of Claire Danes, looking be-wigged (although that might just be a really unfortunate dye job):One of Michelle Pfeiffer and some goats, looking misty:And one of Sienna Miller and Char...

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Dec 6 2006

More HP news...

This last Saturday's broadcast of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on ABC Family included several sneak peeks of the upcoming Order of the Phoenix movie. In case (like me) you don't regula...

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Nov 28 2006

He'll get my $8.75.

Although just last week there were rumors to the contrary*, now we're hearing that Peter Jackson will be directing the film version of The Hobbit, although the film won't be made by New Line. Con...

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Nov 22 2006

More preview action

Well, I'm trying to be all adult and mature about this, so I can only say this: the newest Harry Potter trailer looks totally awesome. (That's me being restrained.) The last shot's a little giggle...

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Nov 14 2006

Harry Potter odds and ends

Warner Bros. has released this set of five Hogwarts-themed Christmas ornaments, retailing for a mere (HAH!) $55. (For those of you doing the math, that's approximately two-thirds of a Goong Box Se...

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Nov 6 2006

Jane Austen movie news, now 100% clearer.

Okay, I was a little confused by all this--maybe it was too much awesomeness for my simple brain to comprehend--but I think I'm clear now. There is an upcoming feature film about Jane Austen's lif...

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Oct 30 2006

Holiday movies are approaching.

The HD trailer is now up for the big holiday blockbuster-to-be Eragon. I am still not really sure how I feel about this film adaptation, but so far the trailers have been working for me.

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Oct 3 2006

Ready for a little grave-spinning, Miss Austen?

Apparently, there are upcoming film versions of Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park in the works.Thought #1: YAY!Thought #2: This version of Mansfield better be a hell of a lot better...

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Sep 30 2006


I finally got around to watching Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's movie MirrorMask last night, and it was pretty good! I put off watching it for ages because (and I'm sorry to say it, but it's true) ...

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Sep 26 2006

One more shot...

The rest of the recent batch of Harry Potter promo stills didn't particularly interest me, but I thought I would share this last picture:Man, everybody looks so grown up! Also... mad as hell, for ...

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Sep 25 2006

Check out that poncho!

So, the first stills from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie have been released, and I am pleased to announce that the windblown Monkees shag appears to be a thing of the...

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Sep 19 2006


Much to my delight, I hear that Aardman Studios (the people who made Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run) will be making a film adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Scarecrow and his Servant. I've be...

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Sep 16 2006

More from Hollywood

Hollywood is having another Wordcandy author lovefest! The new Eragon trailer is out, and it looks like it will be one of the big holiday films.

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Sep 15 2006

Movie Update: Fast Food Nation

So, last time we checked, we had a few pictures of this ill-fated project. But guess what, kids: today we have the trailer. Enjoy!

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Sep 11 2006

There and Back Again

Aintitcoolnews posted an article this morning about MGM's desire to make a film version of The Hobbit, to be directed by Peter Jackson. Unfortunately, Jackson says that no one has spoken to him ab...

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Sep 8 2006

Gaiman movie update

The official homepage for the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust is up. There's hardly anything there, but it looks awfully pretty.

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Aug 18 2006

Upcoming adaptation news...

Sony has apparently acquired the rights to make a film version of Isaac Adamson's Tokyo Suckerpunch, starring Tobey Maguire. Judging by the outline of the script floating around, it sounds like th...

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Aug 16 2006

More totally gross Fast Food Nation movie news!

Behold! Today we have pictures:I don't think anything good is going to happen to those cows, kids. [Source]

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Aug 10 2006


In honor (...or something) of Jan Svankmajer's new Edgar Allen Poe-inspired movie Lunacy, we present to you a history of some of his previous dabbles in Wordcandy-approved literature:From his vers...

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Aug 7 2006

Harry Potter news

The Leaky Cauldron is reporting that the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will open on November 21, 2008, continuing the trend of one movie in the summer, the next in the fal...

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Aug 4 2006


In case we offended you by leaving your favorite book-to-movie adaptation off of our list of the Ten Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations, please rest assured that it caused considerable squabbling amo...

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Aug 3 2006

Wordcandy casting news

Bond girl Eva Green has been cast as Serafina Pekula and Nicole Kidman has been cast as Ms. Coulter in the upcoming Golden Compass movie adaptation; Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as Bellatrix...

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Jul 30 2006

Hollywood brings the creepy

While Ruth Rendell's books consistently give me the heebie-jeebies, P.D. James has also been known to scale pretty high on the give-Julia-the-creeps-o-meter, and her novel The Children of Men has ...

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