Much of my first watching of Peter Pan Live! was spent thinking about the film Hook (1991). Every time something bored or bothered me in the 2014 live version, every … Continue reading
In which Kendyl lists those characters that are really enjoyable to watch and really satisfying to hate. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Watch, mock, and complain about X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) with us.
In which Kendyl pays tribute to the great Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman Interview iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jenn lists our hosts’ choices for best mythological adaptations–both filmed and written! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Our hosts agree that the story and writing of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave are outstanding and kept them on the edge of their seat. But they also agree that … Continue reading
In which Dorin keeps it real when telling the true story of Heracles – NOT Hercules! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Jenn and Kendyl discover what the real meaning of “based on the true story” according to Hollywood and despair at the twisting of the story that In the Heart of … Continue reading
Jenn and Kendyl love The Peanuts Movie, but come to some distressing realizations about the characters. Still, the movie did a great job refreshing this iconic crew.
In which Jess deals with both the past and the future in listing our hosts’ choices for worst adaptations of mythology! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Jenn and Kendyl discuss the first nonfiction narrative that we’ve covered on Adaptation, Nathanial Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. While sometimes confused by the many names to remember, … Continue reading
Dorin and Kendyl pick apart Victor Frankenstein (2015). They hoped for something closer to the novel but got an confusing and occasionally interesting take on previous adaptations—an origin story that … Continue reading
Wrapping up this series is a true accomplishment for our hosts, having covered The Hunger Games novel on episode #6. And now they’ve made it to the final film, Mockingjay … Continue reading
In which Kendyl lists some geographical areas that are really underrepresented in adaptations.
While the holidays kept the Adaptation staff pretty busy, we took a break from the crazy to indulge in some fun and recommend it to you!
In which Jenn lists the adaptations we’re most looking forward to in 2016!
Just in time for Christmas, a room full of hosts watches A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965).
In which Jenn lists our favorite adaptations of 2015!
Kendyl and Jenn are back to discuss the film Brooklyn. In some ways more satisfying than the book, they don’t have many negative things to say about this adaptation. Great … Continue reading
This year’s P4A video, in which we tell you about another great charity that starts kids on the path to being great readers. Reach Out & Read: http://www.reachoutandread.org/ Project for … Continue reading
In which Kendyl goes over just some of the elements that turned St. Nicholas into Santa Claus. Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Santa Claus Who is St. Nicholas? Santa Claus Wiki Saint … Continue reading
Through the busy month of November, the Adaptation staff were still able to find some things to recommend to you.
In which Jenn thanks several authors for their literary input–and impact–to the world! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Dorin explains how the original Thanksgiving story differs from the adaptation. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jess dream-casts the Bachelor…Okay, it’s actually The Selection by Kiera Cass, but it might as well be! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The hosts don’t exactly have a glowing review for Pan (2015). While they liked the visual elements, the plot just gave us another “chosen one” and changed everything that we’ve … Continue reading
In which Kendyl discusses the 1953 play, and the two film adaptations of Sabrina Fair. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jenn starts to freak out over the impending NaNoWriMo challenge. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Dorin and Kendyl watch A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) along with you, talking about why the original is better than the remake and drooling over young Johnny Depp.
In which Dorin freaks us all out while highlighting the genius of horror film guru Wes Craven. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Kendyl struggles to pronounce the Irish names in Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn, while Jenn patiently corrects her and they talk about moving away from home, memories that fade, and choosing between … Continue reading
In which Jenn spotlights adaptations of Dracula over the years. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
While listing the horror films that our Adaptation hosts want to see rebooted, Jess has a bit of a conundrum to solve! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
With Pan, a new adaptation of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, being released in theaters soon, we at Adaptation Podcast have been talking about ALL THINGS PAN. Unlike most … Continue reading
We’re back to talk about Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015). With all the major plot differences from the book, the hosts are a little concerned for the next film, … Continue reading
In which Kendyl gives her ideal cast for the many characters in Angie Sage’s Magyk, first in the Septimus Heap series. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The Adaptation staff were a little obsessive about things last month. We strongly recommend you check them out.
Kendyl reads a bit of Forever by Judy Blume, the 2nd most challenged book in 2005. Enter to win some BBW pins and Adaptation merch here! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube BBW.org Virtual Read-Out … Continue reading
Everyone gathers again for more Peter Pan discussion, this time on the novel by JM Barrie and all the ways it’s been adapted on stage and screen. The hosts talk … Continue reading
In which Dorin details some silly or strange reasons why some books have been banned over the years.
Our hosts commentate their way through Peter Pan (2003), finding all the ways that it could be a very dark story and wondering at the parallels between the lost boys … Continue reading
In which Kendyl tells you why we should stop with the the book banning, and how you can celebrate Banned Books Week. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube BBW.org Virtual Read-Out ALA’s 2015 Library Report … Continue reading
Jem fans Dorin and Kendyl and newbie Jenn watch the first 5 episodes of this 1985 television show along with you while commenting on the technical aspects of Synergy and … Continue reading
In which Kendyl shares the 7 books that the people of GeekyCon 2015 want to be turned into films. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Kendyl and Jenn discuss the second book in the Maze Runner series, The Scorch Trials. There’s good. There’s bad. There’s nervousness about the upcoming film. And there’s more advice about … Continue reading
In which Jenn dream casts The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Our hosts think that the Paper Towns film was a fun adaptation of the John Green novel, much lighter than the book and with a few unresolved plotlines. They’ve also … Continue reading
In August, the Adaptation staff have been keeping busy with these great shows and books!
This time around the hosts discuss the film Dark Places based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. They admire how accurate the plot was, but wonder why the characters seem … Continue reading
The Adaptation hosts were not too happy with Fantastic Four (2015). This probably doesn’t surprise you. Bad balance and pacing, no character development, and awkward moments consisting of “Hey! I … Continue reading
I went to see Minions for my birthday, and I got to see the Jem trailer. I have some severe judgements about it, but before I share them, see the … Continue reading
In order and with commentary for your reading pleasure, I present part 3 of 3 of my GeekyCon 2015 livetweet! If you were following my livetweet…live, then you might have … Continue reading
In order and with commentary for your reading pleasure, I present part 2 of 3 of my GeekyCon 2015 livetweet! If you were following my livetweet…live, then you might have … Continue reading
In order and with commentary for your reading pleasure, I present part 1 of 3 of my GeekyCon 2015 livetweet! If you were following my livetweet…live, then you might have … Continue reading
Jenn travels back in time to complete our Harry Potter month, gushing over the written Golden Trio, and bemoaning the differences in the films!
The Adaptation staff are keeping cool indoors with these entertaining recommendations for July!
Our hosts find a lot of tropey things in Ant-Man (2015). But despite the issues, they still enjoyed the humor and the action.
The hosts can barely get their thoughts in order after binge reading Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. They have a lot to say about these very twisted and mostly unlikable characters, … Continue reading
Our hosts brains are a little scrambled trying to figure out how the timeline works in the film Terminator Genisys. As a reboot it may work, but having just marathoned … Continue reading
In which Kendyl tells you the reasons you should say hi to her at GeekyCon.
Nicole and Jess talk Paper Towns by John Green, giving Margo more than her share of character analysis and comparing the treatment of this Manic Pixie to that of Green’s … Continue reading
Continuing with our Harry Potter month, Jess outlines the many exploits of Peeves from the book series, and bemoans the absolute absence of his antics from the films.
Just after Christopher Lee’s passing, we have lost another great, Patrick Macnee. The two of them were the last surviving members of Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet (1948). I wrote last month about the … Continue reading
In our second vlog about mistreated Harry Potter characters, Jess gets a little emotional over the representation of the Marauders in the Harry Potter books…and the lack thereof in the … Continue reading
Adaptation talks Game of Thrones season 5, going over all the major storylines—cheering for some, groaning for others—and making predictions for next season! NOTE: We do not spoil anything past … Continue reading
In this week’s Adaptation, the team discusses Jurassic World (2015), and they have a lot of feelings…mostly about the park, the dinosaurs and who the real monsters are. While it … Continue reading
Here’s what the Adaptation staff have been up to in the month of June!
In which Jenn presents fan responses for adaptations that were better than the book!
Kendyl and Ryan sit down to watch The Terminator (1984) and discuss the weirdness of time travel and the rudeness of the person that decided to mow the lawn outside … Continue reading
In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
On June 7, 2015 the great actor and icon Christopher Lee passed away due to heart failure. He was 93 years old. Most people know him for his portrayal of Saruman … Continue reading
In which Jess goes a little overboard in dream-casting not only Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, but her entire Lunar Chronicles series!
by Sarah J. I fell in love with Jurassic Park the way most people of my generation did: sheer, abject horror intermingled with an intense curiosity and juvenile fascination with … Continue reading
Once again fitting two seasons into an episode, Jess and Jenn discuss season 1 of The Flash and season 4 of Arrow. Time travel, secret identities and character relationships all … Continue reading
In which Kendyl lists the actors that did their best to shine, despite being in awful adaptations.
After loving Thomas Hardy’s novel as much as we did, it’s somewhat surprising that we ended up being really happy with Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). There were a … Continue reading
In which Jess speeds through our list of superhero adaptations that our hosts found lacking in…everything. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The Adaptation staff have some top-notch recommendations for you in the month of May!
Full up with hosts and content this week, the Adaptation team takes on the monumental task of covering season 1 of Agent Carter and season 2 of Agents of SHIELD … Continue reading
In which Jenn raves about the new Daredevil series on Netflix! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
As far as first seasons go, I would say that Gotham was really strong overall. It brought to light backstories of characters that had not had them before and was … Continue reading
The gang gets out some pretty intense rants about the storylines in Once Upon a Time season 4 in this episode. They admire the best character arcs, despair over the … Continue reading
In which Dorin takes us through some amazing female superheroes from DC and Marvel that you should definitely know. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
With mother’s day just passing, I find myself reminiscing and missing more the things I use to do with my mom rather than past ways we celebrated the holiday. One … Continue reading
Despite the internet uproar, our hosts liked Age of Ultron overall. They wished some things had been set up better, but they discuss the character layers in depth and get … Continue reading
In which Jessica gives you a list of the best versions of our favorite superheroes, with a little help from our friends. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading
The hosts could not be happier that Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy made it onto our schedule. They enjoy getting back to their roots with some classic … Continue reading
It is official, Kiera Cass’ series The Selection are becoming movies. After the CW lobbied to make a television series out of the soon to be quartet, Warner Bros has … Continue reading
The hosts sit down and watch Jurassic Park, talking through the film about all the inferior security planning, the character development, and how it all differs from Crichton’s novel. iTunes … Continue reading
Kendyl and Jenn discuss the film Home (2015), what is lost and found in the changes from Adam Rex’s novel and what aliens would really think about the weird stuff … Continue reading
In which Kendyl takes you through some of the comic characters that were inspired by other things. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
April got the Adaptation staff back to its book-loving roots! What have you been reading? Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Breaking Sky is a Young-Adult, fast paced thriller about a … Continue reading
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A book review by Kendyl Bryant If you’ve seen the new Dreamworks film Home starring the vocal stylings of Jim Parsons and…
The Last Unicorn was a favorite childhood film of mine; maybe not THE favorite, but in the top ten. I had watched it many times over the course of my … Continue reading
Jenn lists off the top five quotes that we would love to scrub from our brains. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
After our episode chalk-full of different versions of Cinderella, the hosts are slightly disappointed that the new live-action Disney version is twist-less. On the other-hand, they can’t deny that is … Continue reading
In which Dorin casts pretty much every character you can think of for her ideal live-action version of The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook … Continue reading
I read Fallen by Lauren Kate about two years ago when I found it on the discount table at my local Waterstone’s. I had just finished The Hunger Games and … Continue reading
The hosts are back to discuss about the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series. Listen to them talk about their likes, dislikes and concerns for … Continue reading
In which Jessica and our Adaptation hosts go quote-crazy! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Just in time for the start of season 5, Kendyl and Ryan hash out the events in A Dance with Dragons and what theories they have as well as what … Continue reading
In which Kendyl gives the origins of Casablanca and it’s most famous quotes. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Television is in the air this March and the Adaptation staff have been watching these killer shows. What have you been up to? W.I.T.C.H., concluded after Part XI For March, … Continue reading
Dorin and Kendyl sit down to talk about Adam Rex’s novel The True Meaning of Smekday. Funny, sweet and surprising, this is another one that we love discussing, especially since … Continue reading
In which Jenn gives our picks for the worst adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Haven has been one of my favorite shows since it first aired in 2010 on the Syfy network. The premise is that every 27 years, for a few years, the … Continue reading
This time, we’re sitting down to watch the 1989 version of Batman, talking through the fun, the dark and the slightly unbelievable. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading
In which Kendyl talks about the many influences that Shakespeare has had on language, jokes and the stage. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Book readers and non-readers alike were unimpressed by the film Seventh Son, based on Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series. This one is going down in Adaptation history as one … Continue reading
In which Dorin explains the confusion that is Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and contemplates how the recent film with update it. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
It took my small town theater a week to get The DUFF, based on the book by Kody Keplinger, after its release date and the waiting built up my anticipation … Continue reading
Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to … Continue reading
In which our Adaptation hosts had the impossible task of picking just five amazing Shakespearean adaptations…and Jessica has a bit of a crisis in listing them! iTunes – Twitter – … Continue reading
If you’re anything like me coming off of Oscar season, you have a long list of films that are now on your To Watch list (okay, you had that list … Continue reading
If you couldn’t tell by the length of the episode, Dorin and Kendyl have a lot to say about Kingsman: The Secret Service and the original comics by Mark Millar … Continue reading
The Adaptation staff have spent their February with these lovely characters. How about you? The World of Ice & Fire by George RR Martin I’ve heard a lot of people … Continue reading
In which Kendyl gives the short list of movies we prefer over the original books. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Our hosts are back, discussing the second book in the Divergent trilogy, Insurgent. There is a lot to go over in this book: visiting the different factions, Tris’s PTSD, the … Continue reading
Recently, a commenter turned us onto the film Predestination (2014) and the short story it is based on, “All You Zombies”, written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1958, so I … Continue reading
In which Kendyl goes over the 1978 mini series and the 1994 film adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Little … Continue reading
When reading a book, do you ever say to yourself, “I would never do what such-and-such character just did!” or “why on earth did they do that?” or “oh, if … Continue reading
Jess and Kendyl discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, remembering how they felt reading it in younger years and how their opinions have changed. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook … Continue reading
In which Jess talks angels, demons, and audio in her spotlight on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book, Good Omens, and its BBC Radio4 radio version. iTunes – Twitter – … Continue reading
When I saw the movie preview for The DUFF I was most definitely intrigued. It looked beautifully hilarious as well as uplifting and hopeful for the everyday girl that doesn’t … Continue reading
In the first of two videos, Kendyl goes over the good and the bad of the 1933 and 1949 film adaptations of Little Women. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – … Continue reading
This week our hosts have read The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (or The Wardstone Chronicles: The Spook’s Apprentice for the UK, still by Joseph Delaney). … Continue reading
The Adaptation staff have started the new year off right with these recommendations for January! What have you been into this month? Void by Rhiannon Lassiter I have been reading … Continue reading
In which Kendyl gives a brief history of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Podcasts on fairytales: #9 Snow White and the Stranger … Continue reading
As fairytale connoisseurs, the team has been looking forward to the film Into the Woods for a long while. Most are extremely pleased, but someone has some issues with the … Continue reading
In which new vlogger Dorin details our list of worst adapted fairy tales and bemoans their inadequacies. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Related Podcasts: #9: Snow … Continue reading
Jenn attempts to dream cast Gail Carson Levine’s The Two Princesses of Bamarre… but keeps getting interrupted. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jessica lists our top choices for fairy tales on screen – from classic tellings to “historical” renditions! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
After rolling their eyes through the 1982 Annie, the hosts are pleasantly surprised with the 2014 version. The plot changes, the updated music, and better character development led to … Continue reading
Here is the trailer for the second installment of the Divergent series Insurgent. I admit, it has been a good while since I read the book. I read it before … Continue reading
Kendyl lists all the films we’re finding it hard to wait to see in 2015. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In discussing the final installment of The Hobbit, the hosts get into a heated debate about where the film starts, but agree on many of the other aspects like the … Continue reading
The Adaptation staff have been relaxing over the holidays with the following. How about you? Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman My recommendation is Good Omens by Terry … Continue reading
Jenn lists off our favorite Adaptations of the year! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
After multiple issues with the first try at recording an episode on Mockingjay Part 1, we’ve finally gotten out an episode for you to listen to and discuss with us. … Continue reading
In which Sarah – in true festive spirit! – lists our favorite Christmas adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The team sits down to watch and dissect the 1982 film version of Annie to prep for the upcoming remake. Pop in your DVD and watch with us! iTunes – … Continue reading
In which we tell you why you should support Room to Read and build Christmas trees out of books. Room to Read Project For Awesome Other Room to Read P4A … Continue reading
In which Jenn talks about her first time NaNoWriMo-ing! Jess’s novel on Fanfiction.net More on Swan Lake More on The Six Swans iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading
There are just too many things to talk about with Pemberley Digital latest endeavor Frankenstein MD. After reading a record number of comments, the hosts go over how a gender-swapped … Continue reading
The Adaptation staff have some recommendations for you from their November exploits! Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Concluded after 1 Season I’ve been watching through Studio 60 on the … Continue reading
In which Jess tries to keep her cool while talking about the films that royally screwed-up friendship dynamics. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jenn tells you what book characters we’d love origin stories for. Horns Book Review iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube