Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Mar 25 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2 brings the pain

At first I was surprised to hear that they'd made a sequel to last year's excruciating Diary of a Wimpy Kid adaptation, but then I read some reviews that tossed around phrases like "has 'straight ...

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Mar 24 2011

RIP, Dune movie (for now, at least)

Aw... apparently the Dune film reboot is toast. While they dithered over the project for four years, Paramount has finally chosen to let their option expire. The film isn't totally dead (the prod...

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Mar 22 2011

Odd Thomas on the big screen

BuzzSugar has posted their spring list of Books To Read Before They're Movies. Most of these film adaptations have already been extensively covered here and elsewhere, but I was excited to discov...

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Mar 16 2011

RASL on the big screen?

According to The Beat, Jeff Smith's trippy sci-fi/noir series RASL is being developed into a feature film. Several things about this idea concern me: A) The film adaptation of Smith's infinitely ...

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Mar 15 2011

A stroke of genius

PopEater is reporting that Bradley Cooper hopes to play Tom Buchanan in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Sadly, the article makes it clear that Luhrmann has never express...

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Mar 14 2011

So very unnecessary

Remember how creeped out everyone was by that sorta-realistic-looking animation technique they used to film the The Polar Express? Well, they've made an equally disturbing adaptation of Berkeley ...

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Mar 8 2011

At least Harrison Ford looks like he's having fun

I'm about three months behind the times, but I finally got around to watching the Cowboys and Aliens trailer, and I have to say, I'm pretty stoked about it:It was originally reported that Robert D...

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Mar 3 2011


My, my: people are apparently all concerned that Lionsgate's upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games has put out a casting call for a pretty, tomboyish, 15-to-20 year old Ca...

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Feb 18 2011

A "romantic" comedy, sans romance

Another book-to-movie adaptation I will not be watching:Ugh. I hate books where infidelity is excused because the "other woman" is unpleasant, and this one looks even more irritating than most. ...

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Feb 17 2011

A book-to-movie adaptation for the Tea Party crowd

Huh. Apparently, a film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged actually got made: When I first heard about this project, it was a big-budget production rumored to star Angelina Jolie and Brad P...

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Feb 14 2011

I do like her haircut, though.

I've never been particularly impressed by Emma Watson's acting, but maybe I'm alone in that: she's apparently starring in two buzzed-about YA movie adaptations: Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Bein...

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Feb 11 2011

X-men... back in the day

Okay, forget the Captain America stuff. This I'm excited about:

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Feb 9 2011

It's been so long.

Thank goodness: someone's making a movie adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story! It's been, what, fifteen minutes since the last one? I was beginning to worry the Hollywood PTB had run out of sour...

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Feb 7 2011

Like a Ken doll on steriods

I don't know why, but I'm totally excited about this, even though I actually found the beefed-up version of Chris Evans a little off-putting. (Hey, those mega-shoulders make his head look tiny.) ...

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Feb 3 2011

Snow White and Jet Li

And speaking of poorly-conceived reworkings of classic plots, Disney is apparently in talks to develop a new live-action version of Snow White. This fresh take on the fairytale would feature seve...

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Jan 31 2011

I'm actually surprised they haven't already made this.

According to the MTV Movies Blog, the long-rumored film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game might finally be happening. Nothing has officially been greenlit, but the project has apparen...

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Jan 27 2011

The stomach churns

And in far, far more horrifying movie news, when I was looking up Hunger Games director Gary Ross, I found out that his next film (after HG) is apparently going to be a movie adaptation of one of ...

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Jan 27 2011

Coming soon to (every) theater near you...

According to Cinematical, Lionsgate Films has announced a release date for their upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games: March 23, 2012. As far as I know, they have a director ...

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Jan 24 2011

Kiss that diet goodbye

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Anthony Hopkins is in talks to star in a film adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Stephen Rebello's 1998 non-fiction book. I'm havin...

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Jan 4 2011

The Green Lantern flexes for the big screen

I have my doubts about this Green Lantern trailer: It looks seriously hokey, and I've never really been into the whole golden-child appeal of either Blake Lively or Ryan Reynolds. However, my ...

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Dec 28 2010

Setting yourself up for disappointment

The BuzzSugar staff has helpfully compiled a list of 15 books to read before their film adaptations are released. Considerate of them, although why'd they leave out The Invention of Hugo Cabret?

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Dec 22 2010

Jane Eyre on the big screen. Again.

Why, look at this, another Jane Eyre adaptation! That would be... what, the fourth version made for television or film in the past 15 years? Most of me thinks we should let poor Jane get some re...

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Dec 16 2010

Oscar bait

The movie trailer for Sara Gruen's Water For Elephants is out. Behold:Wow, middlebrow angst, cute animals, period costumes, and Edward Cullen? It's like they're trying to smash every successful ...

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Dec 14 2010

Figure-skating... WITH THE GODS!

The official trailer for Marvel's Thor movie is out, and it left me with two burning questions. Is that dark-haired dude all in black meant to be Loki, and, if so, is he supposed to look just lik...

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Dec 6 2010

Tron 1.5

I've never grasped the appeal, but fans of Disney's Tron franchise might want to pick up a copy of Tron: Betrayal, the graphic novel prequel to the upcoming Tron: Legacy movie. Apparently, the bo...

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Dec 2 2010

Dry your tears, Buffy fans.

I've only been keeping half an eye out for news about the proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, but I did see an article on the MTV Movies Blog that (gently) chided series creator Joss Whedon—...

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Nov 17 2010

"You better watch yourself." Seriously, film?

Behold, the dark-and-sexy new film take on Little Red Riding Hood:Okay... that looks hilarious, and unintentionally so. I am so there.P.S. Is it just me, or did they steal most of their costumin...

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Nov 15 2010

Jumping the gun?

Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has bought the rights to a projected YA trilogy written by Julianna Baggott. The series doesn't actually have a publisher yet, much less a release date or cove...

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Nov 2 2010

Goin' to the movies

Time for another film adaptation news round-up!According to the MTV Movies Blog, Johnny Depp might be playing the Huntsman in the movie Snow White and The Huntsman. The Hollywood Reporter is offer...

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Nov 1 2010

So confused

Well, here's the trailer for From Prada to Nada, the latest film version based (obviously very loosely) on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility:Huh. Is Wilmer Valderrama playing the Colonel Brando...

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