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. However, since it’s the last Thursday of the month, it’s all about TV shows instead. Today I get to talk about one of my favorite things which is book adaptations. Here’s some stuff that I read and absolutely need to be turned into a TV series!
Cinder or rather the entire Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would make for a stand-out show. The story has it all, magic, fairytales, cyborgs, action, romance. What else could you want?
#2 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
This is one I finished only a couple of weeks ago. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue tells the story of Addie who is more or less immortal. Can you imagine how could a show would be? We’d get to follow her through the centuries!
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. It’s the last Thursday of the month which means we’re doing TV instead of films. Specifically, today we’re talking about TV shows that are based on books!
Let’s start with Good Omens. By now, I’ve read a couple Neil Gaiman books and watched their adaptations. Most of the time I really appreciate the idea but I don’t love the execution in written form. It was the same with Good Omens. The adaptation, though is amazing. They took all the bits I loved from the book and made them perfect. Also, David Tennant and Michael Sheen (!!!).
I’m in a similar boat with this one. I read the comics and found them a bit confusing but I loved the idea. Netflix really nailed it with this adaptation. The two season we have are amazing, I love the soundtrack of both but was especially excited about the setting and costumes of the second one.
Hey, guys! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. Today we’re gonna talk about some adaptations that I enjoyed way more than the books they are based on.
#1 Enola Holmes/The Case of the Missing Marquess
I saw the Netflix movie the day it came out and was so impressed by Millie Bobby Browns prensence in this film. What an outstanding actress. I swear, she played everybody else against the wall easily. Naturally, I was curious about the book, so I immidiately went to grab a copy. Unfortunately, it was rather disappointing. While the movie made me want to watch another 10 like it, I don’t really have any interest in picking up another one of the novels. It was too shallow, somewhat boring and just didn’t do anything for me.
#2 Lord of the Rings
I know people will come for me over this, but I found the Lord of the Rings movies far more intriguing than the books. Especially the first one was dragging on a bit in written form. To be fair, I read the novels in German and I would be willing to give them another shot in English. But as it is now, I definitely prefer the films!
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.
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.
I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter book series and was reminded of so many great details I loved while reading the novels. Unfortunately not all of them made it to the adaptations. Here’s what they missed!
#1 – Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare:
In the books Hermione starts this little movement after she finds out that elves are practically slaves. She tries to get others to join, has a programme and begins knitting hats for the elves.
#2 – Dudley’s Goodbye:
In the movie adaptation the farewell between Harry and his family is rather cold (just like the relationship was in general). But in the novel the goodbye between Harry and Dudley was so wonderful it warmed my heart. The two finally make up and Dudley even thanks him for saving his life. It almost broke my heart that this scene wasn’t in the film! Continue reading →