Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Nov 26 2019

No, on so many levels


I just saw a trailer for an upcoming film adaptation of Jack London's The Call of the Wild, and it was extremely off-putting. A) I hate Jack London. B) Why is CGI still so bad?!? It might have improved (slightly) since the terrifying Polar Express movie, but...

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Nov 13 2019

65+ melodrama


I just saw the trailer for The Good Liar, a new film (based on a book of the same name by Nicholas Searle) starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. I definitely want to support movies starring older actors that aren't about them facing imminent death...

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Nov 7 2019

We hardly knew ye


According to Slashfilm, the upcoming X-Men solo movie about Kitty Pryde is dead. They're blaming it on the failure of the Dark Phoenix movie, but I don't think anyone is surprised that when things get even remotely dicey, Disney/Fox/Marvel...

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Nov 7 2019

I've been burned before.


I have never liked Peter Pan much, and I am by no means certain that this new, Wendy-centric film adaptation of the story will make me feel any more positive about it. It certainly looks beautiful and wild, but I can sense the angst...

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Nov 5 2019

Better than all those made-for-TV musicals, I suppose.


The first trailer is out for the BBC's upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and it looks creepy as hell. Were people really clamoring for more authentic Victorian horror with their...

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Oct 22 2019

Surely he has enough money?


The trailer is out for the new Robert Downey Jr. adaptation of Dolittle. This production has been beset by rumors of strife and drama, but it's apparently a...

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Oct 3 2019

Another $10 I will not be spending


The full-length trailer for the upcoming Birds of Prey trailer has debuted, and it has three major strikes against it: Ewan McGregor's attractiveness may have been dealt a fatal blow by that velvet leisure suit...

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Sep 11 2019

Positive signs


There are some good reviews coming out for the movie adaptation of How To Build a Girl, based on Caitlin Moran's coming-of-age novel of the same name. I'm never going to see this movie (even reading the plot summary makes me cringe), but...

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Sep 10 2019

Big no


There's a trailer out for Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit, based on Christine Leunens's book Caging Skies. I don't know about this one, guys. I mean, I like Waititi, and he continues to be super, super good-looking, but...

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Aug 28 2019

So much no


Continuing with our full week of movie trailers: today it's the final trailer for Warner Bros.' Joker. Clearly, the filmmakers behind this movie thought they'd one-up Heath Ledger's take on the character by going for the "depressed and angry loser" approach...

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Aug 27 2019

A lot of terrible hair


And in our next featured trailer, we have The King, which is rife with strange head-styling choices, from Lily-Rose Depp's wimple to Timothée Chalamet's bowl cut to... whatever is happening to Robert Pattison's hair...

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Aug 13 2019



There's a trailer out for the upcoming movie adaptation of Little Women. I'm pretty sure it's a bad sign that I find Jo to be a judgmental bore even when depicted by a talented and appealing actress, but...

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Aug 1 2019

Hard pass


If you (unlike me) are anxiously awaiting Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, apparently there's a documentary about Schwartz's work freshly out on DVD. Needless to say, I'll be skipping that, too...

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Jul 25 2019



Classic sci-fi nerds take note: there is both an awesome-sounding new audio drama and a comic book adaptation based on Neuromancer author William Gibson's never-filmed script for Alien III...

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Jul 24 2019

Stop trying to make Henry Cavill happen.


Hmm. They're doing their best to emphasize the "based on a book series" angle, rather than the "muuuuch better known as a video game" approach to promote The Witcher, but this doesn't look like Netflix's answer to the high-minded fantasy of Game of Thrones...

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Jul 23 2019

Nightmare fuel


If you haven't already seen the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the musical Cats, get ready to pinch yourself: don't worry, you're not high (I mean... I assume) and you're not having a nightmare...

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Jul 9 2019

Either way, probably not.


According to Variety, George Clooney is going to star in an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix. There's a hideously gloomy Jean Rhys novel with the same name, but I'm hoping the stories have nothing else in common than their titles: Rhys's book is about a...

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Jun 25 2019

Future so bright


I really enjoy these photographs of the cast of the upcoming "adaptation" of Jane Austen's Sanditon. I have no idea how the actual film will turn out...

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Jun 25 2019

Money was spent


Vanity Fair recently revealed an exclusive first look at Gretta Gerwig's upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, which will star Saoirse Ronan as Jo. As longtime readers of the site know, I can't stand Little Women, but I can admit that this looks like a very handsome, well-cast production...

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Jun 20 2019

That'll be a no


The trailer is out for the upcoming movie version of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, the sequel to his classic novel The Shining. Ewan McGregor plays a grown-up Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel. He's a solid actor, but they're clearly making a lot of references...

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Jun 4 2019

Yes spoilers


And in sharp contrast to our earlier post, the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of Vertigo Comics' miniseries The Kitchen gives away pretty much the entire plot. On the other hand, the presence of Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss...

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Jun 4 2019

No spoilers


Good job, trailer editors: I have literally no idea what this film adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Goldfinch is about, other than an explosion in a museum, a rather depressing painting of a chained bird...

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May 15 2019



The trailer is out for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, the upcoming adaptation of Shirley Jackson's horror/suspense novel of the same name. I tend to get this title confused with Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle...

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May 9 2019

That will be a big HELL NO.


Okay, even the trailer for IT: Chapter Two was waaaay too creepifying for me, so I will be skipping this movie. If I can't handle mediocre child actors looking scared...

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May 7 2019

Boo, but also yay?


I was originally bummed to see an announcement on The Wrap that Disney was pushing back their Artemis Fowl movie update by nearly a year. But while I'm sorry to have to wait, a May release...

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Apr 30 2019

Very cute


The official trailer is out for Lifetime's Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, and it looks good—way less obnoxious than, say, this offering from the Hallmark Channel. I'm standing by what I said, though: this...

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Apr 17 2019



Remember when I was surprised by the intensely negative fan reaction to the Hellboy trailer? Well, if this Tor review is accurate, the trailer did what it was supposed to do...

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Apr 16 2019



If you are a braver person than I am, feel free to check out the teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark...

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Apr 10 2019

As ever, I have Notes.


And speaking of Jane Austen, Lifetime has made a movie called Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, which will air on June 1st. It's a contemporary retelling featuring an African-American cast, and I'm definitely checking it out, but I can't let go of my one bone-deep...

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Apr 9 2019

It's about... them?


The trailer is out for the upcoming animated Addams Family movie, and, while it conveys absolutely no sense of the plot, it does look like...

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