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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Episode #264: Connect the Stars

Dorin and Kendyl talk fate, types of love, and immigration stories in this episode on The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).

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Episode #261: Rear End Game

This episode was stolen from the time stream and Cap just returned it. Ridiculous. We weren’t supposed to notice it was even missing, but what can you do.

Anyway, this episode contains our discussion of Avengers: Endgame (2019), the character arcs and endings, and the fan service.

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Episode #260: Fate Is Also a Star

Jess and Kendyl read Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star and have a ton to say about destiny versus chance, identity, and the butterfly effect.

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Episode #259: Buried in a Pet Sematary

Dorin and Kendyl tackle Pet Sematary (2019), despite not being big fans of the source material. But there’s still plenty to discuss about the changes⁠—good, bad, and scary.

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Episode #258: What Some People Want

Kendyl and Dorin discuss how weird it is to have vague magic based on binary gender, women performing sexual aggression at bachelorette parties, and the perils of working in male-dominated fields in this episode on What Men Want (2019), the gender-swapped remake of What Women Want (2000).

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Episode #257: Captain Danvers

In this episode of Adaptation, the team talks about Captain Marvel (2019), having bias toward human features, the colonization of planets, and blindly believing what you are told… We also declare our love for Brie Larson.

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Episode #253: Free as a Bird Box

The Adaptation Team discuss the many, many characters in Bird Box (2018) compared to the book, how the tension held up when we could actually see what was going on, and how they see Malorie’s maternal instincts.

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Episode #252: The Evolution of Aquaman

The team covers the latest DC movie, Aquaman (2018), the wisdom in throwing two sea creatures into the desert, the cinematic timeline, and how Atlantis evolved.

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Episode #251: A Little Bird Box Told Me

Jenn and Kendyl read Bird Box by Josh Malerman and now they are theorizing about mystery creatures and discussing living versus surviving—all with their eyes tightly shut.

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Episode #250: Mary Poppins’ Magic

Jess and Kendyl talk Mary Poppins Returns (2018), how it stacks up to the original, references to the books, and the gorgeous costumes.

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Episode #249: Medieval Batman

Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl compare Robin Hood (2018) to the legend, other adaptations, and… Batman Begins (2005)…

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Episode #248: Percival Dumbledore and the Mating Habits of Dementors

The team plays fast and loose with the definition of “adaptation” so that they can cover Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), the newest addition to the Potterverse, about which ours hosts hold very strong opinions.

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Episode #247: The Nutcracker in Wonderland

Jenn and Kendyl return with a discussion of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) and the book and ballet it’s based on.

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Episode #246: What a Guy! Monsieur Hood

Our team gets together to figure out where they learned the Robin Hood legend, and talk through all the adaptations of it that they’ve seen.

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Episode #245: The Prejudice U Give

This time around, Jenn and Kendyl discuss the film adaptation The Hate U Give (2018), the standout performances, and the changes from the text that might have strengthened the story.

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Episode #244: Cyrano de Bergerac Is a Loser

Jenn and Kendyl compare Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) with the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand as well as several other adaptations of this catfishing origin story.

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