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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Episode #243: Rolling in the Wind

The team talks Venom (2018), have a bit of trouble talking about Eddy and Venom as separate beings, and wonder at this films place in the future movie-verse.

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Episode #242: The Hate U Give Life

Nicole, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, complete with talk about the way it speaks to multiple audiences, covers difficult topics, and portrays real experiences accurately.

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Episode #241: The Prince William of Singapore

In this double episode, the team cover both the book and film versions of Crazy Rich Asians while falling in love with Awkwafina’s comedic timing and Henry Golding’s . . . comedic timing.

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Episode #240: To All the Adaptations We’ve Loved Before

We’re pretty proud of this adaptation for doing things right. Jenn, Corey, and Kendyl discuss the John Hughes vibe, the exceptional acting, and the possibility of a sequel to Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018).

*SPOILER WARNING* Corey and Kendyl talk a bit about the next books in the series, so beware if you’re planning to read them and are spoiler adverse.

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Episode #239: Slender Mythology

Adaptation recalls their history with slenderman and have some laughs over the new movie, Slender Man (2018).

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Episode #238: To All the Letters I Never Sent

Jenn, Corey, and Kendyl dig into Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before complete with discussion of the let’s-pretend-we’re-dating trope, family dynamics, and Nice Guys™.

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Episode #237: Own Your Power

Dorin and Kendyl discuss The Darkest Minds (2018) adaptation, what was left out, and Kendyl reiterates how terrified she’d be of Oranges.

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Episode #236: Justice for Harry!

We talk Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018), the songs, the flashbacks, and who got the short end of the stick.

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Episode #235: The Physics of Ant-Man and the Wasp

Adaptation talks villains, physics, and skateboard trucks in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).

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Episode #234: The Darkest Power

Jenn and Kendyl talk about all the members of the misfit group of super-teens and the representation of trauma and manipulation in Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds.

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Episode #233: Jurassic World: Fallen Franchise

The hosts get into genetic manipulation, the hubris of man, and why they brought the action to the mainland in this discussion of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).

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Episode #232: We Can Count Past Eight

Our own league of ladies talks about Ocean’s Eight (2018), the good, the confusing, and the girl power.

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Commentary #19: Ocean’s 11 (1960)

Dorin, Corey, and Kendyl watch the original Ocean’s 11 (1960) and give it a new tagline: They learned nothing and lost everything.

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Episode #231: On Less-Ambiguous Beach

Dorin and Kendyl discuss the film adaptation of On Chesil Beach (2017), author intent, and how very cringy we felt watching it.

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Episode #230: Every Other Day

Jenn and Kendyl discuss the film adaptation Every Day (2018), and whether focusing on Rhiannon was the right choice, or took away from the interesting parts of the premise.

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