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…

The 5th Wave | adaptation review

Title: The 5th Wave Motion Picture Rating: PG-13 Release Date: January 2016 Director: J Blakeson Production Co.: GK Films Runtime: 112 min I've been waiting for the film to come out ever since I read the novel in early January. I know that's not a long time to wait compared to longtime fans, but it's been hard…

A Clockwork Orange | adaptation review

Title: A Clockwork Orange Motion Picture Rating: R Release Date: February 1972 Director: Stanley Kubrick Production Co.: Warner Bros. Runtime: 136 min My Rating: 4 stars I'm not very good at reviewing films, but I like to think I am somewhat qualified to review film adaptations of books. Maybe not, but hey, let me pretend. After finally getting around…

The Martian | adaptation review

Title: The Martian Motion Picture Rating: PG13 Release Date: October 2015 Director: Ridley Scott Production Co.: Twentieth Century Fox Runtime: 144 min My Rating: 4.5 stars This is my first adaptation review and I am happy to be starting with the film The Martian, the adaptation of the novel written by Andy Weir. I've been meaning to…