Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Aug 7 2018

The money continues to roll in

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This morning Deadline reported an update about yet another Stephen King movie adaptation: filming is underway In the Tall Grass, based on a short story King co-wrote with his son Joe Hill. The movie will star Patrick Wilson and be released by Netflix in 2019...

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Aug 2 2018

Older and wiser, sure, but not old and wise

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So much Jane Austen news recently! I just learned that there are TWO modern-day film adaptations inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion in the works. I have always loved the 1995 movie version of Persuasion, and I thought the 2007 version was... reasonably watchable, but I'd like to see an adaptation that plays up what I consider to be a central aspect of the novel...

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Jul 17 2018

Hell no

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I'm sorry, but everything about this Mary Queen of Scots movie looks terrible. Some dude on Vulture posted a solid little explanation of the fundamental things the promotional posters are getting wrong, but...

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Jun 28 2018

When it comes out on DVD

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Okay, this movie looks incredibly well made and timely and important... and absolutely wrenching. The trailer is out for the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give. I've watched it twice, and have firmly decided that there is absolutely zero chance of me watching this movie in public...

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Jun 21 2018

If only...

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I want to go here: Dumbarton House in Washington D.C., headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, is hosting its 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival on Wednesday nights from July 11th through August 1st 2018. I don't actually like any of the films that they've chosen, and...

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Jun 14 2018

Fishy DRAMA

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Entertainment Weekly is currently doing their level best to make Aquaman look serious, and Lord knows Jason Momoa's face is doing some heavy lifting... but I'm sorry, nothing is going to make this movie seem anything other than goofy...

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Jun 12 2018

Mysterious

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The official trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines is out, and I'm assuming (based on the December release date) the producers have high hopes for it... but I'm not really seeing why. This is not a good trailer: the dialogue is clunky and clichéd, the biggest name involved (apart from Peter Jackson) is Hugo Weaving, and...

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Jun 7 2018

Not DC or Marvel, but it looks like it

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The trailer is out for The Girl in the Spider's Web, Sony's attempt to re-launch the Lisbeth Salander series, this time starring The Crown's Claire Foy. They appear to have done everything possible to make this look like a superhero movie...

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May 24 2018

I'd even pay FULL PRICE.

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There are some big, awesome names indicating interest in making a movie adaptation of Marvel's Ms. Marvel: Mindy Khaling, Riz Ahmed, Jameela Jamil. Right now, I suspect the similarity of the Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel names would cause confusion...

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May 15 2018

Captain Marvel, explained

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LaineyGossip recently posted an article about the upcoming Captain Marvel film. This article is ostensibly about casting updates (Annette Bening is gonna be in it!), but it also offers a helpful guide to...

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May 8 2018

Lies in advertising

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The reviews for this movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull have been glowing, but the trailer is not enticing, despite the big-name cast. What's up with that music? And that font?!? Anyone...

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Apr 26 2018

Eating my words

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Okay, the full trailer for Marvel's Venom has hit, and it looks considerably less dorky than I exected. (Plus, Riz Ahmed is pretty.) I'm not sure why I'm so surprised by this—if Marvel can translate Ant-Man into...

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Apr 24 2018

Don't hold your breath

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LaineyGossip recently published a get-a-grip post regarding the news that Steven Spielberg is going to make a superhero movie for DC. The whole post is worth reading, but here are the highlights...

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Apr 19 2018

Almost!

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Okay, this still isn't a trailer (and I've been waiting so patiently!), but Constance Wu just posted a teaser on her Instagram for the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians movie adaptation. I'm really hoping this movie is as fun as the book, so I'm pleased to see they've clearly spent serious money...

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Apr 10 2018

Research, people!

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Wow: actor and YouTube "star" Kian Lawley has been dropped from the upcoming movie adaptation of award-winning novel The Hate U Give after a video surfaced of him making racist comments. Riverdale star KJ Apa will take over his role...

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Apr 3 2018

Unexpected

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Hmm. There's going to be a film based on Neil Gaiman's short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", and it appears to have a much bigger-name cast (Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman) than its premise or somewhat low-budget-looking production values...

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Mar 29 2018

A little cheesy, but whatever.

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The trailer is out for The Darkest Minds, based on the YA novel of the same name by Alexandra Bracken and starring The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg. I hear they're delaying some of the X-Men reboots...

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Mar 21 2018

Oscar bait

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It's a little weird to see Melissa McCarthy in a serious period picture, but the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? has awards-show-bait written all over it: it's an adaptation of a memoir, it features an impressively de-glammed actress, and appears to have been filmed mostly in the dark...

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Mar 13 2018

From page to screen

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Pajiba recently posted an article about the various book-related movie projects being produced by Reese Witherspoon. It's quite a list, ranging from Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere to S.J. Watson's Second Life. Not all of Witherspoon's choices appeal to me, but...

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Mar 9 2018

It's lurking

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The trailer is out for Disney's live-action film Christopher Robin. I'm sure it will be very affecting and make a bazillion dollars, but I'd feel more enthusiastic about it if my first reaction wasn't: 'DEMON BEAR!' Seriously...

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Feb 27 2018

Flaming hellscape

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The first trailer is out for HBO's upcoming film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, starring two of my favorite Michaels: B. Jordan and Shannon. The movie looks good, but do either one of these actors ever play...

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Feb 13 2018

At least there's that

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I don't really see the need for yet another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie adaptation, but apparently one is in the works. At least this version won't be...

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Feb 8 2018

Bored already

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The teaser trailer is out for Sony's upcoming Venom adaptation, and I am underwhelmed. First, this movie appears to be devoid of humor. Second, I'm still confused as to how these movies connect with the Marvel universe. And third, where the hell is Venom's costume? I want to see something that looks like demonic bug...

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Jan 31 2018

Award-worthy

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The first pictures are out from the upcoming movie adaptation of Angie Thomas's much-buzzed-about debut novel The Hate U Give. I still haven't read this book (though I mean to!), but the movie adaptation has attracted a great cast...

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Jan 30 2018

Hopefully it makes loads of money

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The first trailer is out for Ant-Man and the Wasp. It's apparently the first Marvel film to name a female character in the title, so: yay for progress! On the other hand, I...

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Jan 25 2018

Ugh, no way.

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I just ran across a review for the movie Colette, starring Keira Knightley and inspired by the life of the famous French author. I had no idea this movie was a thing, and while I see the reviewer describes the film as "politely sexy", I have my doubts that a biography of Colette could be anything other than profoundly depressing...

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Jan 24 2018

Sure, why not?

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According to Deadline, Legendary Entertainment has picked up the rights to Claire McFall's YA trilogy Ferryman, with an eye towards turning it into a create a franchise. I haven't read the books, but the article offers a nice summary...

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Jan 17 2018

Saga, the musical?

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Man, Brian K. Vaughan is having a moment: first Runaways on Hulu is a success, and now there are rumors floating around that Lin-Manuel Miranda might, just possibly, one day adapt Vaughan's space-opera comic series Saga into a musical...

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Jan 11 2018

Pre-teen Holmes

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According to Deadline, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown has signed on to star in a movie adaptation of the popular Enola Holmes mystery series, about the crime-solving baby sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes...

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Jan 2 2018

Well-reviewed (but I have my doubts)

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There's a review over on the Guardian of the first installment of BBC One's miniseries adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and it's downright glowing. I'm obviously not the right audience for this production, because...

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