In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .
I've been dying to watch this movie ever since it came out on Netflix. But you know me... Can't watch the movie till I read the book. I usually prefer reading series as opposed to listening to them on Audiobook, but I knew it'd be ages until I ever decided to buy the To All the Boys series. So I just went ahead and listened to the . . .
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 . . .
Stella is a typical teenager—she goes to school, hangs out with friends, and makes YouTube videos. But she also has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease she's determined to not let kill her. All she has to do is make her way up the transplant list and get herself a new lung. That gives her an extra 5 years. She needs . . .
Do you consume the book or the movie adaptation first? And what factors contribute to your decision? This has always been a matter of importance to me, though I've found other people (my girlfriend, for instance) aren't necessarily concerned with the decision. To most people, especially those that don't read, it's not important. If one . . .
Vee is not the adventurous type... Her best friend Syd, however, can pretty much do anything---and does. When Syd suggests Vee do something wild and dangerous, Vee surprises her and does just that: she becomes a player in Nerve, a game where you complete dares for prizes. Seems easy enough—especially backed by her deliciously hot . . .
Another year means another batch of adaptations to either enchant or disappoint us all---or maybe just me. As it's only the first week of 2019, all the movies coming out this year haven't necessarily been announced; however, of those that have, here are some of the big book-to-film adaptations coming out this year that you may want to mark on . . .
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not a movie I was expecting to love, but am so glad it turned out to be one of the best films of the year for me. Seriously. If I had to describe it in as few words as possible, I'd say this: visually stunning. The animation is incredible. I thought I'd be disappointed with an animated superhero flick, but I . . .
Malorie lives in an abandoned home with her two young children. They do not look outside—ever. Malorie’s children have never seen the outside world. Malorie hasn’t seen it herself in five years. Something is out there, something that, if seen, will make you go mad. Make you hurt those around you. Make you kill yourself. But Malorie wants more for . . .
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 ...