Tag: Books to Film

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) – “The Bad Beginning” (SPOILERS!)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) – “The Bad Beginning” (SPOILERS!)

Posted December 1, 2021 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

It’s exceedingly rare that a book gets a second chance in Hollywood. I am still waiting for Eragon to get remade and goodness knows that would be an awesome show. I am praying to the gods of streaming television that someone gets on top of that. Every once in a while, though, we get lucky. Every once in a while, someone looks back at a movie that was poorly translated and says, “You know what? We can do better.” They sell it to some fancy television executive who finances a pilot and if all goes well… BOOM. Redemption. A Series […]

Book Vs. Movie: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2019) (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2019) (SPOILERS!)

Posted September 22, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

The film adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is perfectly fine.  I know this was a well-loved film – the community blew up with enthusiasm after its release – so please don’t take any of this comparison review as bashing the film.  I genuinely believe it was perfectly fine as it was. But you know us readers. We love to compare things to the books, and often, adaptations just don’t hold up. On it’s own, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is adorable.  It’s a sweet teen chick flick and in that way, I loved it.  Lana Condor […]

Book Vs. Movie: Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019) (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie: Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019) (SPOILERS!)

Posted August 18, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

I read Where’d You Go, Bernadette for the first time not too long before the movie came out.  I fully intended to watch it and do one of these reviews at the time, but one thing led to another and I just… never saw the movie.  After rereading the book in June, it seemed like time to watch the film. Unfortunately, Where’d You Go, Benadette the movie is a bit of a mess. To the credit of the creators, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a tricky story to bring to screen.  Approximately half the book occurs in letters between Soo Lin and Audrey, […]

Book Vs. Movie: She’s The Man (Twelfth Night)

Book Vs. Movie: She’s The Man (Twelfth Night)

Posted July 14, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

I really enjoy a good modern retelling of a Shakespeare play and, in general, I think She’s the Man is one of the best.  There are a few moments that really do not age well (including a scene with some cringeworthy homophobia) but other than that and the whole aspect of cross-dressing (central to many of Shakespeare’s comedies), She’s the Man takes what I think is one of the more mediocre of Shakespeare’s plays and uses it to tell an empowering story about gender equity and blasting through gender stereotypes. Also, when this movie came out in 2006, I was a junior […]

Book Vs. Movie: Moxie (2021) (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie: Moxie (2021) (SPOILERS!)

Posted May 26, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

When I read Moxie a couple years ago, I knew I was going to love it.  It was like that book was formulaically written for me, and I weep that it wasn’t available when I was a teen and struggling with and against so many of the things Mathieu addressed in the novel.  I was thrilled to hear Amy Poehler was getting involved and the film rights had been picked up.  Then I immediately forgot about it. Until Netflix dropped the movie. My loves, Netflix’s Moxie is not a movie to sleep on.  It’s a film that has a lot of energy, […]