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.

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Halloween Horror: It Chapter 2

Hello, hello!
We’ve almost reached the end of my horror blogathon (one more review to go!). So today I finally get to write about one of my most anticipated movies of the entire year: It Chapter 2. I quite enjoyed the first part, so I couldn’t wait for this one to be released!

The Plot:

The Losers Club has to reunite and return to Derry. They may have defeated It 27 years ago, but no Pennywise is back – and hungry…

The Rating:

My feelings about this are a bit mixed.
But let’s start with the positive parts first!

The casting is absolutely on point. I wasn’t too sure about some of the choices before watching the film but now my doubts are blown away. It’s amazing how good of a match the adult actors are with the kids from the first part!

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Top 5 Tuesday: F – G – H – I – J

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day.
This is the second post, so we’ll talk about F, G, H, I and J.

F – Fairest

This year I finally caught up on all extra books that go with Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. Fairest is a prequel that tells the story of evil Queen Levana. A fascinating insight into her deranged mind!

G – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I’ve named this book a couple of times now for different T5T themes. It’s just too good not to keep bringing it up. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most fascinating, intricate and smart thrillers I’ve ever read.

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Book vs. Movie: It (2017)

Hey Guys!
Today I want to talk about the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s famous horror novel It. You may have read my post on the 1990 films which I didn’t like at too much. So let’s see whether this one is better!

 

The Plot:
1960 in Derry, somewhere in Maine: 6 children you could call losers meet each other under very unlikely circumstances and become the best friends anyone could ever wish for. But the summer of their lives is overshadowed by a tragedy, or better said a monster that has been haunting Derry for a long time. Kids disappear or are found dead. Our 6 friends soon get to the core of things and have to deal with more than any kid ever should…

 

Book vs. Movie:
Stephen King’s novel is intense. I share a bit of hate/love with his novel as they may not be too well written (I guess some people would consider them trashy…) but are nevertheless thrilling, breath-taking and get under your skin. I’ve read several of King’s books by now and It is definitely one of the most fucked up ones.
The characters are very relatable. I’m sure everyone who ever was bullied or mistreated at some point in life can see him- or herself in at least one of the characters. The way King told the story, alternating between childhood flashbacks and present day events made the novel even more fascinating.
Let’s talk about the new movie. Or better, the first one of two movies. While the novel covers the events in Derry 30 years later as well, in this case we’ll have to wait for part two. First of all, I appreciate the decision to split this thing. It would be virtually impossible to put the entire book into just one film. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Stephen King’s It

Hello my lovely readers!
A few days ago I shared my thoughts on the novel It by Stephen King. Well, I finally found the time to check out the movie as well. The film was released in 1990 and consists of two parts, with a total length of 180 minutes. Is it really worth investing 3 hours of your life?
By the way, I recently found out that a new It movie is to hit the cinemas next year! Who’s excited? 😀

 

 

The Plot:
1960 in Derry, somewhere in Maine: 6 children you could call losers meet each other under very unlikely circumstances and become the best friends anyone could ever wish for. But the summer of their lives is overshadowed by a tragedy, or better said a monster that has been haunting Derry for a long time. Kids disappear or are found dead. Our 6 friends soon get to the core of things and have to deal with more than any kid ever should.
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Book Review: It by Stephen King

Hey Guys!
Today I want to ramble a bit about a very famous novel: It by Stephen King. It took me forever to finish this book and carried it halfway across Europe. But last week I finally read the last chapter of this more than 1200 pages long horror thriller.
You could almost consider this novel a classic, but is it worth checking out?

 

The Plot:
1958 in Derry, somewhere in Maine: 6 children you could call losers meet each other under very unlikely circumstances and become the best friends anyone could ever wish for. But the summer of their lives is overshadowed by a tragedy, or better said a monster that has been haunting Derry for a long time. Kids disappear or are found dead. Our 6 friends soon get to the core of things and have to deal with more than any kid ever should.
However, almost 30 years later it is time for them to reunite and finish what they started in the summer of 1958… Continue reading