Thursday Movie Picks: Adaptations

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some of my favorite book to movie adaptations!

#1 It (2017)

Well, I wasn’t thrilled by the first It adaptation, but the new one is certainly haunting! Definitely one of the best Stephen King films out there.

#2 Room

Everybody loves Brie Larson now that she’s Captain Marvel, but let me tell you how brilliant she was in Room. This movie is frightening and will get under your skin.

#3 Trainspotting

I tried to read the Trainspotting book. It’s written in Scottish dialect, so everybody who isn’t a native English speaker might have a hard time. I soldiered through but didn’t enjoy it as the iconic 1996 movie with Ewan McGregor. That one is a must-watch!

What’s your favorite adaptation? Let me know in the comments!

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19 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Adaptations

  1. It just isn’t my kind of film and I doubt that anything could ever induce me to see it. Stephen King adaptations are so wildly variable. I loved Dolores Claiborne and Stand by Me and liked the TV mini The Stand (my favorite of his books back when I read him) but the list of misfires is long.

    For me Room was all about that young boy. Brie Larson was fine but I don’t get the Oscar win she didn’t rivet me.

    I HATE, HATED Trainspotting!

    I went with three adaptations of my favorite author John Steinbeck as a way to narrow the vast field of choices.

    The Moon is Down (1943)-During WWII a Norwegian mining town falls under Nazi domination because of its strategic location. The commandant attempts to bring the townspeople to his mindset through gentle persuasion, instead the citizenry form a clandestine underground to combat the enemy.

    Of Mice and Men (1939)-Two migrant workers, the clever George (Burgess Meredith) and the strong but feeble minded Lenny (an exceptional Lon Chaney, Jr.) drift through Depression era California relying on each other’s friendship to get them by until a turn of events leads to tragedy.

    The Wayward Bus (1957)-In a remote California backwater a collection of downtrodden people-chief among them hard luck bubble dancer Camille (Jayne Mansfield), traveling salesman Ernest (Dan Dailey), bus driver Johnny Chicoy (Rick Jason) and his insecure alcoholic wife Alice (Joan Collins) embark what starts as a routine bus trip but ends up being a journey of discovery both good and bad.

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  2. I wish the second It movie was better but it does have the same flaws as the first one, only this time the story wasn’t as strong. The first one is so entertaining and flows much better than the second, even though the second is imho way funnier

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