The Adaptation hosts discuss Mulan (2020), their criteria for liking these Disney live-action remakes, and what exactly makes stories like Mulan empoweringContinue reading
Jess and Kendyl discuss The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, the introduction of other words and characters, and the religious symbolism.Continue reading
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss the choices made in Rebecca (2020) compared to the book by Daphne du Maurier, which they agreed with and which they could have done without.Continue reading
The Adaptation hosts watched The Witches (2020) and could truly go on-and-on about all the visual elements, from the updated way the witches look to every piece of clothing. But there’s more to talk about with our hero, the grandmother, and the addition of a new mouse friend.
Dorin, Jenn, and Kendyl have a lot of theories as to what the heck happened in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Basically, everyone is sus, children are terrifying, and always pay attention to what’s in the corner of your eye.
With some hosts that have read the book by Nancy Springer and some that have not, Adaptation covers the film adaptation Enola Holmes (2020), complete with a rant about corsetry and concerns about the tone of Holmesian mysteries.
Adding fire to the nightmare fuel, the hosts watch the 1990 film adaptation The Witches.
Dorin and Kendyl talk the magic of The Secret Garden (2020), the themes it pulls from the source material, and the changes made.
In what might be the biggest difference of opinion Dorin and Kendyl have ever had about a film, the two discuss The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), the structure and tone, and most importantly, the waistcoats.
In this episode, the Adaptation hosts break down their issues with Artemis Fowl (2020)…and there are many.
Jess and Kendyl cover the film All the Bright Places (2020), how it played with audience focus and expectations, and how fixing someone else doesn’t fix you.
Trigger warning: Just like the novel, this episode contains discussion of suicide, depression, mental illness, abuse, grief, and death. Please, keep yourself safe and skip this episode if these topics could be harmful to you. If you do proceed, please keep in mind that we are in no way mental health experts.
Adaptation gets down to business in this commentary on the 1998 Disney film Mulan!
The colors. The music. The farce. There was so much to love about the 2020 film adaptation of Emma and the team gets into it in this episode, but not without a few disagreements along the way.
Jess, Jenn, and Kendyl watch the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in what might be the most talk-filled commentary we’ve ever done.
The team is back to praising Lana Condor’s acting while covering To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020), even though they have some fairly big issues with the movie’s structure. But who can say no to John Ambrose McLaren?
In this episode, Jenn and Kendyl have some differing reactions to Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020), from the pacing to the character interpretations.
Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss the 2019 film adaptation Little Women, the important character beats, and how it compares to past adaptations.
It might not technically be an adaptation, but the hosts couldn’t resist talking about Frozen II (2019): the emotional new songs, cute new sidekicks, and Kristoff’s Best Boyfriend award.
In this episode, Adaptation discusses Let It Snow (2019) with hosts that have and hosts that have not read the John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle novel it’s based on.
Covering Jojo Rabbit (2019) in this episode leads the team to discuss the absurdist tone, unlearning prejudice, and the great shifts in plot from the original novel.