Love, Simon | adaptation review

Okie doke. Let's go. Okay. I've been waiting to watch Love, Simon until I could get my hands on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I noticed the film on HBO, I decided to just go ahead and listen to the audiobook at work, as I wasn't actively searching for the physical copy, anyway. I really enjoyed the audiobook and was excited to watch the film. So last weekend, I . . .

The Great Gatsby (1974 vs. 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 ...

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…

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…