Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Jul 14 2008


I was convinced this had to be an April Fools' Day joke, but apparently I was wrong.

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Jul 11 2008

Weird bunch

In honor of the theatrical release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, I gathered up several of the odd commercials that have been showing this month on TV to promote the movie. I'm torn on which one ...

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Jul 10 2008

Bodice-ripper, anyone?

I know it's late in the day, but this was just too good to hold onto until tomorrow:Hee hee hee.Seriously? A dude in an open shirt, clutching a nightgown-clad (and kinda bored-looking) woman to h...

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Jul 8 2008


The trailer for the film adaptation of José Saramago's novel Blindness is out:I won't be the first person to say this, but this looks like a total remake of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids....

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Jul 3 2008

No trailer yet, but...

Cinematical has an article up featuring links to several pictures from the upcoming film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and I'd just like to say that I totally covet Luna's ...

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Jun 25 2008

The licensing opportunities alone boggle the mind.

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios have acquired the film rights to The 39 Clues, a mystery series/online game that Scholastic Books is debuting in September.The 39 Clues is a planned 10-book s...

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Jun 24 2008

Which to choose?

After what feels like months of nothing watchable coming out in video stores, there are two very different Wordcandy-approved film adaptations out on DVD today: The Spiderwick Chronicles and Perse...

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Jun 13 2008

And in other movie news...

Spike Jonze is really, truly, absolutely making a movie of Where the Wild Things Are. No, I can’t imagine it either, but MTV has pictures, so it must be true. The CW is NOT doing a Gossip Girl s...

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Jun 13 2008

Brendan Fraser: still out there.

Somehow I missed the fact that Brendan Fraser is going to be starring in the adaption of Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. I really thought we'd seen the end of his career af...

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Jun 10 2008

Twilight fans take heed!

The Twilight preview is out, and Edward's hair is magnificent:Aw, man... this looks so bad, and I know I'm going to see it. (I always do--I went to see Blood and Chocolate on opening night, and i...

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Jun 5 2008

Runaways: the movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel's Runaways series will be getting its very own film adaptation sometime in the (probably very distant) future. Series creator Brian K. Vaughan is writin...

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Jun 2 2008

Studio Ghibli takes on The Little Mermaid

We're seeing early images from Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming film Ponyo on the Cliff:Ponyo is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale The Little Mermaid. The plot centers on a gold...

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May 28 2008


Check it out:Wow! I've never read Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember*, but Bill Murray? Tim Robbins? Martin Landau? Those are some big names for a kid movie--not that ths particular preview seems a...

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May 21 2008

Books I don't care about are going to be made into movies I won't see

According to this, they're going to make a movie out of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series (big when I was in sixth grade), according to this they're making another Nicholas Sparks adaptation (ugh!), ...

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May 16 2008

Death Note promotion

I just got the following notice from VIZ Media:"San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, anim...

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May 12 2008

Hollywood matchmaking

There's been action on the Bronte movie adaptation front: according to Variety, Natalie Portman will NOT be playing the heroine in the upcoming Wuthering Heights movie, and according to BuzzSugar...

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May 7 2008

Behold: A low-budget vampire version of the Gossip Girl cast!

Holy moly. Are they serious?What am I saying? This is the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight: of course they're serious! And just because I find those poses hilarious, it doesn't mean ...

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May 7 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret gets even more visual

According to this, Brian Selznick's graphic novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret is going to be made into a movie:"The adaptation is being ushered into production by GK Films, whose last project was...

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May 6 2008

Picture shows

A literary movie adaptation I definitely will not be seeing:A literary movie adaptation I definitely will see:Dude, Hellboy versus Lucius Malfoy's evil alien cousin?! I can hardly wait!Although...

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Apr 29 2008

Anime fans take note:

VIZ Media has announced that they have partnered with the entertainment division of National CineMedia to present Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody. The film (accompanied by exclusive interview...

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Mar 25 2008

I will undoubtedly regret watching this, but at least it's free.

PBS's The Complete Jane Austen is concluding with the only Austen adaptation I haven't already watched on YouTube: the 2008 TV miniseries version of Sense and Sensibility, adapted by screenwriter ...

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Mar 21 2008


The trailer for the film adaptation of Mark Millar's graphic novel Wanted is out:Huh. Adorable James MacAvoy seems miscast as a budding supervillain (particularly one who was orginally modeled on ...

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Mar 13 2008

The Fug Girls are at Powell's

Well, kinda. Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, creators of GoFugYourself are the guest bloggers this week for Sadly, they haven't talked much about books at this point (although ref...

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Mar 12 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winnifred Watson


Winifred Watson’s 1938 novel Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day has just been made into a movie, and—for once!—we’re totally grateful. We’re usually the first in line to complain about film adaptations, but if it wasn’t for the fine people at Focus Features we might never have heard of this charmingly optimistic romantic comedy...

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Mar 10 2008

Bone: the movie

Meg sent me this link over the weekend. Apparently, Warner Bros. has bought the movie rights to Jeff Smith's Bone. See, a Bone movie would only work for me if they got the people who make Wallac...

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Mar 4 2008

Hogfather: the movie

We are happy to report that the Sky One made-for-TV movie adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel Hogfather is finally available here in the U.S. This unique holiday story (Hogfather, the Discwor...

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Feb 26 2008

Gnomeo and Juliet

(Sometimes I double-check the dates when I read these things, just to be totally certain they weren't posted on April Fools' Day.)It turns out that there WILL be an animated version of Shakespeare...

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Feb 19 2008

Just in case.....

I thought I would post the latest trailer for Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (the movie adaptation of the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series), just in case you missed it during t...

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Feb 12 2008

Highly unlikely

A link on BuzzSugar took me to this article:"Harry Potter fans are set to get a double treat in the film of the final story – and movie makers are set to double their money. Crew working on the si...

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Feb 5 2008

Ballet Shoes, the movie

I've been periodically checking up on the progress of the BBC adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, but I still managed to totally miss the boat: this made-for-TV movie aired on December ...

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