Episode #296: A Passive Hero

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.

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Episode #294: The Cheese Is Thick with This One

In this episode, the Adaptation hosts break down their issues with Artemis Fowl (2020)…and there are many.

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Episode #293: Bright Places Will Guide You Home

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.

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Commentary #21: Mulan (1998)

Adaptation gets down to business in this commentary on the 1998 Disney film Mulan!

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Episode #288: The Highbury Farce

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.

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Commentary #20: Emma (1996)

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.

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Episode #287: Two All the Boys

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?

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Episode #286: The Fantabulous Hot Mess of One Harley Quinn

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.

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Episode #283: The Transformative Little Women

Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss the 2019 film adaptation Little Women, the important character beats, and how it compares to past adaptations.

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Episode #282: But I Believe Elsa Can Save the World

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.

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Episode #281: What Tin Foil?

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.

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Episode #279: Go Go Rabbit Courage

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.

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Episode #278: All Together Ooky

With all the love they have for the Addams family unit, we try very hard to find something to love in 2019’s animated reboot The Addams Family.

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Episode #275: Free as a Goldfinch

Dorin and Kendyl cover the film The Goldfinch (2019), what it focused on from the very long book, how the themes came through, and how the characters were adapted.

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Episode #274: IT Takes Two

Dorin, Jenn, and Kendyl discuss the character journeys in It Chapter Two (2019), the adult casting, and how the flashbacks worked with the story.

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Episode #272: Go Create, Bernadette

Corey and Kendyl are back for the movie adaptation Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (2019), still worrying over the portrayal of mental illness in this story, but also discussing how sympathetic the characters are and how the movie focuses the book themes.

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Episode #269: The Prince of the Pride Lands

Jenn, Corey, and Kendyl get into the remake of a movie that caused many a meltdown in 1995 and in the years since, The Lion King, and all the reasons to love and hate it.

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Episode #268: If It Weren’t for the Peter Tingle

In this episode, Adaptation covers Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the MCU after the blip, and a world without Tony.

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Episode #267: International Queen in Black

Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl are ready to pledge loyalty eternal to Agent M while discussing the recent reboot, Men in Black: International (2019).

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Episode #266: The Dark Phoenix Rises

Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss Dark Phoenix (2019)—the character arcs, the dialogue, and the girl power—and how it all comes together.

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