The hosts prep for the live-action remake by watching Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast and recounting the well know fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
Adaptation covers both A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Lion (2016) in one episode, lamenting the added drama of the film but loving the acting and the story … Continue reading
In which Kendyl talks Hairspray (1988), Hairspray (2007) and Hairspray Live! (2016). iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jenn lauds those adaptations where POC actors were cast for roles not specifically stated as POC characters. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Jenn and Kendyl discuss A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron, the different personalities of our IRL pets and wonder if the overall purpose of this dog pays off. Question(s) … Continue reading
After gushing over the book on the last episode, Adaptation returns to talk about the film A Monster Calls (2016) and gushes a little bit more. Question(s) of the Week: … Continue reading
Jess and Jenn rave over the book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, discussing the monsterousness of “the monster” and other characters, the morals of the monster’s stories and what … Continue reading
In which Jess lists the 2017 adaptations we are most looking forward to! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Kendyl and Dorin return to the merry ol’ land with Ozland (2015). Inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the hosts bat around several theories about the world of the … Continue reading
Adaptation dives into the Wizarding World for the first time! They discuss American wizarding society, the revelation of the obscurious, and all the beasts included in Fantastic Beasts (2016). Question(s) … Continue reading
It’s that time again, folks–Jenn lists our hosts’ favorite adaptations from 2016! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
RAINN.org ProjectForAwesome.com Vote for this video! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube “I have to keep moving to escape the reality that my body is no longer mine.” -The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy, … Continue reading
Dorin and Kendyl discuss “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and Arrival (2016), get into the paradox of the Book of Life, and wonder at how the adaptation amped … Continue reading
Adaptation covers the film Doctor Strange (2016) in this episode, talking pace, character development and representation while looking ahead to what Marvel has in store next. Question of the Week: … Continue reading
The hosts cover both the book and movie versions of The Girl on the Train and wonder who was really surprised by the ending. But on the bright side, discussing … Continue reading
Yet another dream cast by Jenn–this time of Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jess lists the characters that give our hosts shivers. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The hosts discuss the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), whether there’s room for a sequel and if they think Miss Peregrine is actually a villain as well … Continue reading
In which Kendyl takes you through the original material that led to Bedazzled (2000). Doctor Johann Faustus (1587) Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, performed by Oxford Theatre Guild (December 2013) iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jenn gives you our Adaptation hosts’ yearly choices for adaptations that we would literally pay money to see! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
The Adaptation host discuss time loops, relative ages, and mortality in this episode covering Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Question of the Week: What are … Continue reading
Dorin and Kendyl just want to know more about Phiona in this episode on The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers. Question of the Week: Did you think that Phiona’s … Continue reading
Dorin and Kendyl spent more than a little bit of time discussing Grease Live!.
In which Dorin presents her magical casting choices for the first book in Anthony Horowitz’s Power of Five series. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Dorin and Kendyl were mega-impressed with Pete’s Dragon (2016), but worry that it was too intense for the kiddies. Question of the Week: How does this movie come across for … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
In which Jess highlights the light and dark of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and its (plural) adaptations. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Here’s what the Adaptation staff has been consuming this month:
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
Getting ready for the 2016 remake, Dorin and Kendyl commentate Pete’s Dragon (1977) and try to find accurately cute Elliot plushies.
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
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
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
Jenn gives some suggestions for books reminiscent of the Harry Potter series iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The hosts discuss the many heroes, twists, and ideologies of Captain America: Civil War (2016). Question of the Week: What else? Cap or Tony?
Jenn dreamcasts another hypothetical adaptation, this time of The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Adaptation watches Alice in Wonderland (2010) along with you to prep for the sequel.
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
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
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
The Adaptation staff has started reading quite a few books this month. Here’s what we thought:
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
The Adaptation staff had a really great time commentating Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967) in preparation for the new “live-action” film.
In which Jenn might make some enemies by listing our choices for Worst Animated Adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
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
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!
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
In which Jess waxes nostalgic when talking about the best animated adaptations… and our many criteria for choosing them! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
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
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
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
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
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
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
https://youtu.be/UGm3PNWheIk%5B/embed%5D Jenn spotlights the amazing Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
In which Jess lists the characters that we can’t help but love — even against our better judgment! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
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
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
In which Kendyl pays tribute to the great Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman Interview iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube
Watch, mock, and complain about X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) with us.
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