Adaptation: A Podcast Dedicated to Film Adaptations

The podcast for in-depth discussion on films and the original material they're based on.

Vlog: Dragonriders of Pern Dreamcast

In which Dorin gives you her casting choices in the event of an adaptation of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #172: The Nerve to Be Anonymous

Jenn and Kendyl discuss the pros and cons of Nerve (2016), the film adaptation of Jeanne Ryan’s novel. Question of the Week: Could there be a sequel to this film? … Continue reading

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Adaptation #171: What’s the Opposite of Squad Goals?

Adaptation expresses their (mild?) disappointment in Suicide Squad (2016) and try to keep their hopes up for future DC endeavors. Question of the Week: What do you think will happen … Continue reading

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Staff Recommendations – July 2016

Here’s what the Adaptation staff has been consuming this month:

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Adaptation #170: Ghostbustin’ Makes Me Feel Good

In this surprise episode, Kendyl confesses and Dorin consoles as the two reveal how they felt about the 1984 and 2016 Ghostbusters films. Question of the Week: Did the media and … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #169: Star Trek Above and Beyond

A packed episode leads to a lot of opinions–some on opposite ends of the spectrum–on Star Trek Beyond (2016), the film series as a whole, and how well it interprets … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #168: The Big Friendly Sandman

Covering all The BFGs in one episode, the hosts talk Roald Dahl, 1989, and 2016 versions, with an extra shot of farting corgis in for good measure. Question of the … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: The Mortal Instruments Spotlight

In which Jess highlights the light and dark of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and its (plural) adaptations. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #167: Hit a NERVE

Talking over Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, the hosts have a lot of questions about how the game works, how much pull the Watchers have, and how they get all their … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Commentary #15: Pete’s Dragon (1977)

Getting ready for the 2016 remake, Dorin and Kendyl commentate Pete’s Dragon (1977) and try to find accurately cute Elliot plushies.

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Vlog: Life as We Knew It Dreamcast

In which Kendyl casts a television series based on Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, the first in the Last Survivors series. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #166: Winter Has Come

Jenn, Ryan, and Kendyl discuss the best season yet of Game of Thrones! Question of the Week: What are your predictions for next season? What’s John’s real name? How is … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #165: Once Upon a Test of True Love

Adaptation covers the fifth season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which started off promisingly before it crashed and burned. Question of the Week: How does True Love work in … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Recommended Reading for a Harry Potter Fan

  Jenn gives some suggestions for books reminiscent of the Harry Potter series iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #164: Me Before the Wreckage

This episode is a roller-coaster as Dorin and Kendyl begin by saying they enjoyed watching Me Before You (2016) and end by calling it a train wreck. Question of the … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: The Kingdom Keepers Dream Cast

In which Jess presents her choices for actors to star in a hypothetical Disney film set in the Disney parks! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

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Adaptation #163: Magnetocast

The Adaptation hosts discuss how the X-Men cinematic world has developed in X-Men:Apocolypse (2016) and then get into a very serious discussion about McKellen!Magneto versus Fassbender!Magneto. Question of the Week: … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #162: Alice Through the Ocean of Time

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) turns the hosts to discussions of time travel, colorful characters, and what exactly qualifies as an adaptation. Question of the Week: Does this film … Continue reading

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Vlog: Voiceovers Done Right

In which Kendyl goes over the best voiceovers in adaptations and why they were so well executed. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Clips from: Veronica Mars (2014) – (C)  Warner Bros. Digital Distribution,  Spondoolie … Continue reading

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Adaptation #161: Super-Mega-Foxy-Awesome-Hot-Girl

Girls run the Supergirl world and we love it! We discuss the great female-centric relationships, the comic villains, and where Supergirl fits in the DC television universe. Question of the … Continue reading

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Adaptation #160: Putting Me Before You

Corey, Nicole, and Kendyl have a lot of feelings about Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Through all the heavy concepts in the book, it’s still gray as to how … Continue reading

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Adaptation #159: Civil War Makes Civil Hands Unclean

The hosts discuss the many heroes, twists, and ideologies of Captain America: Civil War (2016). Question of the Week: What else? Cap or Tony?

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Vlog: Looking Glass Wars Dreamcast

Jenn dreamcasts another hypothetical adaptation, this time of The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Commentary #14: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Adaptation watches Alice in Wonderland (2010) along with you to prep for the sequel.

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Adaptation #158: The Law of the Jungle Book

Ryan and Kendyl discuss the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book. Question of the Week: Do the prominent actors voicing these characters distract or add to the movie? We also … Continue reading

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Vlog: Voiceovers Done Wrong

In which Jess’s imagination exceeds her abilities in producing a bad voiceover vlog to accompany our hosts’ choices for voiceovers done wrong in adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #157: The Huntsman and the Queen’s War

The huntsman takes a back seat in this discussion as Jenn and Kendyl cannot get enough of the fierce fairytale queens in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016). Question of the … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – April 2016

The Adaptation staff has started reading quite a few books this month. Here’s what we thought:

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Vlog: Eleanor & Park Dream Cast

In which Kendyl thinks she might have found a good cast for Eleanor & Park, but would really like your input. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Commentary #13: The Jungle Book (1967)

The Adaptation staff had a really great time commentating Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967) in preparation for the new “live-action” film.

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Vlog: Worst Animated Adaptations

In which Jenn might make some enemies by listing our choices for Worst Animated Adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #156: Dawn of the Justice League

The hosts are hot and cold in this discussion of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). We can’t love certain casting choices any more, but full-on hate others; we … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Staff Recommendations – March 2016

Our March recommendations are a little late (blame Kendyl), but the Adaptation staff has a few ideas about what you should check out now that it’s April!

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Adaptation #155: Divided Allegiances

In discussing the film Allegiant (2016), the hosts discuss the flip in Tris and Four’s judgement, the pure versus damaged perspective, and what all these changes mean for Ascendant. Question … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who did Batman v Superman better?

March 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Best Animated Adaptations

In which Jess waxes nostalgic when talking about the best animated adaptations… and our many criteria for choosing them! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

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Adaptation #154: What Would Peggy Carter Do?

The hosts gush once more over Agent Peggy Carter, the vibrant, loyal characters around her, and the excellent way the writers subverted our expectations this season. Make sure you check … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commentary #12: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012)

A few Adaptation hosts watch Part 1 & 2 of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in preparation for the bat to face off against the boy scout on the big … Continue reading

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Adaptation #153: The Right to Refuse Allegiance

Kendyl and Jenn discuss Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and make predictions for how off-kilter the films will go. Check out our episodes on … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #152: Deadpool Talks to Walls

Like the rest of the world, the hosts loved Deadpool (2016). Listen to them go over the good, the bad (there’s always something) and what Hollywood should but probably won’t … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Seven Sobbin’ Women for Seven Brothers

Kendyl breaks down the differences between Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and the short story it’s based on. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #151: A Flirty Pissing Contest and Zombies

Jenn, Sarah, and Kendyl discuss Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the film, the movie and the original Jane Austen novel they are descended from in this entertaining episode. They could … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Lunar Chronicles Spotlight

https://youtu.be/UGm3PNWheIk%5B/embed%5D Jenn spotlights the amazing Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer!   iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

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Vlog: Characters We Hate to Love

In which Jess lists the characters that we can’t help but love — even against our better judgment! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #150: We Are the 5th Wave

The Adaptation hosts aren’t in total agreement about the film The 5th Wave (2016); some enjoyed the film and others didn’t, but one thing that they do agree on is … Continue reading

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Get HOOKed! – Why Hook Has Stood the Test of Time

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

February 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Characters We Love to Hate

In which Kendyl  lists those characters that are really enjoyable to watch and really satisfying to hate. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Vlog: Alan Rickman Spotlight

In which Kendyl pays tribute to the great Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman Interview iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Commentary #11: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Watch, mock, and complain about X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) with us.

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Vlog: Best Adaptations of Mythology

In which Jenn lists our hosts’ choices for best mythological adaptations–both filmed and written! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #149: Riding the 5th Wave

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

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Heracles Spotlight

In which Dorin keeps it real when telling the true story of Heracles – NOT Hercules! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #148: #TeamWhale

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

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #147: The Peanut Gallery Is Back!

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.

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Worst Adaptations of Mythology

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

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Adaptation #146: Breaking the Heart of the Sea

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

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #145: The Origin of Victor Frankenstein

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

January 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #144: The Hunger Games Finale

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

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Underrepresented Mythologies

In which Kendyl lists some geographical areas that are really underrepresented in adaptations.

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Staff Recommendations – December 2015

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!

December 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Most Anticipated Adaptations of 2016

In which Jenn lists the adaptations we’re most looking forward to in 2016!

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #10: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Just in time for Christmas, a room full of hosts watches A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965).

December 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Best Adaptations of 2015

In which Jenn lists our favorite adaptations of 2015!

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #143: There’s No Place Like Brooklyn

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

December 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Project for Awesome 2015: Reach Out & Read

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

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: The Adaptation of Santa Claus

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

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – November 2015

Through the busy month of November, the Adaptation staff were still able to find some things to recommend to you.

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Vlog: Thanks to the Authors!

In which Jenn thanks several authors for their literary input–and impact–to the world! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Vlog: How Thanksgiving Has Been Adapted

In which Dorin explains how the original Thanksgiving story differs from the adaptation. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Vlog: The Selection Dreamcast

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

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Adaptation #142: When Sh*t Hits the Pan

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

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Sabrina Fair

In which Kendyl discusses the 1953 play, and the two film adaptations of Sabrina Fair. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Vlog: NaNoWriMo Prep

In which Jenn starts to freak out over the impending NaNoWriMo challenge. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Commentary #9: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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.

October 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Spotlight: Wes Craven

In which Dorin freaks us all out while highlighting the genius of horror film guru Wes Craven. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Adaptation #141: A Guilt Trip to Brooklyn

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

October 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Dracula Spotlight

In which Jenn spotlights adaptations of Dracula over the years. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Vlog: Horror Films We Want to See Rebooted

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

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peter Pan Productions that Fly from Stage to TV

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

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #140: Running the Scorch Trials

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

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Magyk Dreamcast

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

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Staff Recommendations – September 2015

The Adaptation staff were a little obsessive about things last month. We strongly recommend you check them out.

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Vlog: BB 2015 Virtual Read Out – Forever by Judy Blume

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

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #139: Peter Pan, #NotAllChildren

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

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Strange or Silly Reasons for Banning Books

In which Dorin details some silly or strange reasons why some books have been banned over the years.

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Commentary #8: Peter Pan (2003)

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

September 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Banned Books Week 2015

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

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #7: Jem and the Holograms (1985)

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

September 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Adaptations We Wish Existed – GeekyCon Edition

In which Kendyl shares the 7 books that the people of GeekyCon 2015 want to be turned into films. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #138: The Scorch Trials and Tribulations

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

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: The Ranger’s Apprentice Dreamcast

In which Jenn dream casts The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #137: A Paper Trail to a Paper Girl

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

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – August 2015

In August, the Adaptation staff have been keeping busy with these great shows and books!

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Adaptation #136: A Shot in the Dark Places

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

August 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #135: Fallible Four and the Fantastic Flop

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

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jem is Truly Outrageous – This New Adaptation Might Just Be Truly Truly Truly an Outrage!

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

August 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

GeekyCon 2015 Live Tweet – Part 3 of 3

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

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

GeekyCon 2015 Live Tweet – Part 2 of 3

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

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

GeekyCon 2015 Live Tweet – Part 1 of 3

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

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Rest in Print Golden Trio

Jenn travels back in time to complete our Harry Potter month, gushing over the written Golden Trio, and bemoaning the differences in the films!

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Staff Recommendations – July 2015

The Adaptation staff are keeping cool indoors with these entertaining recommendations for July!

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Adaptation #134: Ant-Man Is Watching You

Our hosts find a lot of tropey things in Ant-Man (2015). But despite the issues, they still enjoyed the humor and the action.

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #133: Dark and Twisty Places

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

July 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Harry Potter in the Eyes of a Non-Reader

In which Dorin explains how the Harry Potter films failed the non-readers.

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #132: Terminating the Genisys

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

July 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Find Me at GeekyCon!

In which Kendyl tells you the reasons you should say hi to her at GeekyCon.

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #131: Free Willy from the Paper Towns

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

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Rest in Print Peeves

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.

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ever the Gentleman…The Loss of Patrick Macnee

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

July 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Rest in Print Marauders

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

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #130: A Losing Game of Thrones

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

July 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #129: On Top of the Jurassic World

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

July 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Rest in Print Neville Longbottom

The first in our month of mistreated Harry Potter characters, Kendyl talks about the character traits and plot points left out of the films that lead to Neville being misrepresented.

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – June 2015

Here’s what the Adaptation staff have been up to in the month of June!

June 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Adaptations Better Than the Book: Fan Edition

In which Jenn presents fan responses for adaptations that were better than the book!

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #6: The Terminator (1984)

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

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Terrible Performances in Good Adaptations

In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Legendary Christopher Lee

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

June 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Dream Cast: The Lunar Chronicles

In which Jess goes a little overboard in dream-casting not only Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, but her entire Lunar Chronicles series!

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.…

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

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #128: The Causal Flarrow of Time

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

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Stand Out Performances in Bad Adaptations

In which Kendyl lists the actors that did their best to shine, despite being in awful adaptations.

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #127: Still Pretty Close to the Madding Crowd

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

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Five Worst Superhero Incarnations

In which Jess speeds through our list of superhero adaptations that our hosts found lacking in…everything. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Staff Recommendations – May 2015

The Adaptation staff have some top-notch recommendations for you in the month of May!

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Adaptation #126: Perfect Peggy and the Agents of SHIELD

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

May 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Daredevil Spotlight

In which Jenn raves about the new Daredevil series on Netflix! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

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Gotham: the Gritty City with the Bright Future

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

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #125: Once Upon a Soap Opera

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

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Lesser-Known Female Superheroes

In which Dorin takes us through some amazing female superheroes from DC and Marvel that you should definitely know. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Misselthwaite Archives Adapts The Secret Garden on 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

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #124: Avengers, Age of Cameos

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

May 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Best Superhero Incarnations

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

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #123: Right in the Middle of the Madding Crowd

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

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass to Be Made into Film Series

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

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #5: Jurassic Park (1993)

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

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adaptation #122: Home Is Where the Boov Is

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

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Comic Character Inspirations

In which Kendyl takes you through some of the comic characters that were inspired by other things. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – April 2015

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

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
A book review by Kendyl Bryant If you’ve seen the new Dreamworks film Home starring the vocal stylings of Jim Parsons and…

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Unicorn Cannot Be the Last Adaptation

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

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Five Memorable Quotes You Wish You Could Forget

Jenn lists off the top five quotes that we would love to scrub from our brains. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #121: Cinderella and Her Fairy Goose Mother

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

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dream Cast Vlog: The Last Unicorn

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

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bonfires and Bad Boys – A Fallen Review

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

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #120: In Case of Insurgency…

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

April 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Top Five Memorable Quotes From Adaptations

In which Jessica and our Adaptation hosts go quote-crazy! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #119: A Dance with Selmy

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

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Casablanca (1942)

In which Kendyl gives the origins of Casablanca and it’s most famous quotes. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – March 2015

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

March 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

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#175: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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