Bird Box | adaptation review

Title: Bird BoxMotion Picture Rating: RRelease Date: 2018Director: Susanne BierProduction Co.: Bluegrass FilmsRuntime: 124 mins. ***Please note: this review contains spoilers for both the film and the novel Bird Box. If you have not yet read or watched it and do not want anything spoiled for you, please come back to this review later!*** Let’s talk horror. […]

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The Great Gatsby (1974 & 2013) | adaptation reviews

Ever since my girlfriend and I met in college 4 years ago, we have had differing opinions on The Great Gatsby, both the novel and its adaptations. It was a never-ending source of amusement to those around us in our English classes and continues to be so for our friends who know us now. Because my girlfriend and I read …

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Annihilation | adaptation review

Annihilation, the film, follows a woman named Lena, a biologist and former soldier, who is married to Kane, also a soldier, and one that’s been “missing” for a year, now, after setting out on a secret mission. Kane suddenly turns up, but he’s not who … Continue reading

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The Circle | adaptation review

Mae Holland, recently graduated from college and working a crappy dead-end job, gets the opportunity of a lifetime: she is hired by The Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company. Through The Circle, anonymity is eliminated — everyone’s accounts … Continue Reading

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A Monster Calls | adaptation review

If you’re anything like myself, you were ecstatic when you discovered Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls was being adapted to a film. It was supposed to be released October 2016 — it wasn’t. Then it was supposed to be released December 2016 — it wasn’t, at least, not worldwide. Finally it came out in January of this […]

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Before I Fall | adaptation review

If you haven’t heard of Lauren Oliver’s novel Before I Fall, are you really a YA fan? The novel, which came out in 2010, gained a large following and is arguably one of Oliver’s best works. I didn’t read it for myself until about a week ago, right in time for the film release. I do that a […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children | adaptation review

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Motion Picture Rating: PG-13 Release Date: September 2016 Director: Tim Burton Production Co.: Twentieth Century Fox Runtime: 127 min I saw this film a week ago and needed some time to think about it before reviewing it. I really enjoyed the book (so much so that I stayed up all night reading […]

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