Adaptation: A Podcast Dedicated to Film Adaptations

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Staff Recommendations – June 2015

Here’s what the Adaptation staff have been up to in the month of June!

June 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Adaptations Better Than the Book: Fan Edition

In which Jenn presents fan responses for adaptations that were better than the book!

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #6: The Terminator (1984)

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

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Terrible Performances in Good Adaptations

In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Legendary Christopher Lee

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

June 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Dream Cast: The Lunar Chronicles

In which Jess goes a little overboard in dream-casting not only Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, but her entire Lunar Chronicles series!

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.…

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

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #128: The Causal Flarrow of Time

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

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Stand Out Performances in Bad Adaptations

In which Kendyl lists the actors that did their best to shine, despite being in awful adaptations.

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #127: Still Pretty Close to the Madding Crowd

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

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Five Worst Superhero Incarnations

In which Jess speeds through our list of superhero adaptations that our hosts found lacking in…everything. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – May 2015

The Adaptation staff have some top-notch recommendations for you in the month of May!

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #126: Perfect Peggy and the Agents of SHIELD

Full up with hosts and content this week, the Adaptation team takes on the monumental task of covering season 1 of Agent Carter and season 2 of Agents of SHIELD … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Daredevil Spotlight

In which Jenn raves about the new Daredevil series on Netflix! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gotham: the Gritty City with the Bright Future

As far as first seasons go, I would say that Gotham was really strong overall. It brought to light backstories of characters that had not had them before and was … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #125: Once Upon a Soap Opera

The gang gets out some pretty intense rants about the storylines in Once Upon a Time season 4 in this episode. They admire the best character arcs, despair over the … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Lesser-Known Female Superheroes

In which Dorin takes us through some amazing female superheroes from DC and Marvel that you should definitely know. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Misselthwaite Archives Adapts The Secret Garden on YouTube

With mother’s day just passing, I find myself reminiscing and missing more the things I use to do with my mom rather than past ways we celebrated the holiday. One … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #124: Avengers, Age of Cameos

Despite the internet uproar, our hosts liked Age of Ultron overall. They wished some things had been set up better, but they discuss the character layers in depth and get … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Best Superhero Incarnations

In which Jessica gives you a list of the best versions of our favorite superheroes, with a little help from our friends. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #123: Right in the Middle of the Madding Crowd

The hosts could not be happier that Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy made it onto our schedule. They enjoy getting back to their roots with some classic … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass to Be Made into Film Series

It is official, Kiera Cass’ series The Selection are becoming movies. After the CW lobbied to make a television series out of the soon to be quartet, Warner Bros has … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commentary #5: Jurassic Park (1993)

The hosts sit down and watch Jurassic Park, talking through the film about all the inferior security planning, the character development, and how it all differs from Crichton’s novel. iTunes … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adaptation #122: Home Is Where the Boov Is

Kendyl and Jenn discuss the film Home (2015), what is lost and found in the changes from Adam Rex’s novel and what aliens would really think about the weird stuff … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Comic Character Inspirations

In which Kendyl takes you through some of the comic characters that were inspired by other things. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – April 2015

April got the Adaptation staff back to its book-loving roots! What have you been reading? Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Breaking Sky is a Young-Adult, fast paced thriller about a … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
A book review by Kendyl Bryant If you’ve seen the new Dreamworks film Home starring the vocal stylings of Jim Parsons and…

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Unicorn Cannot Be the Last Adaptation

The Last Unicorn was a favorite childhood film of mine; maybe not THE favorite, but in the top ten. I had watched it many times over the course of my … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Five Memorable Quotes You Wish You Could Forget

Jenn lists off the top five quotes that we would love to scrub from our brains. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #121: Cinderella and Her Fairy Goose Mother

After our episode chalk-full of different versions of Cinderella, the hosts are slightly disappointed that the new live-action Disney version is twist-less. On the other-hand, they can’t deny that is … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dream Cast Vlog: The Last Unicorn

In which Dorin casts pretty much every character you can think of for her ideal live-action version of The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bonfires and Bad Boys – A Fallen Review

I read Fallen by Lauren Kate about two years ago when I found it on the discount table at my local Waterstone’s. I had just finished The Hunger Games and … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #120: In Case of Insurgency…

The hosts are back to discuss about the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series. Listen to them talk about their likes, dislikes and concerns for … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vlog: Top Five Memorable Quotes From Adaptations

In which Jessica and our Adaptation hosts go quote-crazy! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #119: A Dance with Selmy

Just in time for the start of season 5, Kendyl and Ryan hash out the events in A Dance with Dragons and what theories they have as well as what … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Casablanca (1942)

In which Kendyl gives the origins of Casablanca and it’s most famous quotes. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – March 2015

Television is in the air this March and the Adaptation staff have been watching these killer shows. What have you been up to? W.I.T.C.H., concluded after Part XI For March, … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adaptation #118: The True Meaning of Gratuity

Dorin and Kendyl sit down to talk about Adam Rex’s novel The True Meaning of Smekday. Funny, sweet and surprising, this is another one that we love discussing, especially since … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: WORST Shakespeare Adaptations

In which Jenn gives our picks for the worst adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Haven for Unsolved Mysteries

Haven has been one of my favorite shows since it first aired in 2010 on the Syfy network. The premise is that every 27 years, for a few years, the … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Commentary #4: Batman (1989)

This time, we’re sitting down to watch the 1989 version of Batman, talking through the fun, the dark and the slightly unbelievable. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spotlight Vlog: William Shakespeare

In which Kendyl talks about the many influences that Shakespeare has had on language, jokes and the stage. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #117: The Seventh Son and the Stone of Destiny

Book readers and non-readers alike were unimpressed by the film Seventh Son, based on Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series. This one is going down in Adaptation history as one … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

In which Dorin explains the confusion that is Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and contemplates how the recent film with update it. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The DUFF: What the Hell Happened?

It took my small town theater a week to get The DUFF, based on the book by Kody Keplinger, after its release date and the waiting built up my anticipation … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #116: Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Five Best Shakespearean Adaptations

In which our Adaptation hosts had the impossible task of picking just five amazing Shakespearean adaptations…and Jessica has a bit of a crisis in listing them! iTunes – Twitter – … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Still Alive, Still Alice

If you’re anything like me coming off of Oscar season, you have a long list of films that are now on your To Watch list (okay, you had that list … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #115: Ever the Kingsman

If you couldn’t tell by the length of the episode, Dorin and Kendyl have a lot to say about Kingsman: The Secret Service and the original comics by Mark Millar … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Staff Recommendations – February 2015

The Adaptation staff have spent their February with these lovely characters. How about you? The World of Ice & Fire by George RR Martin I’ve heard a lot of people … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Adaptations That Are Better Than the Book

In which Kendyl gives the short list of movies we prefer over the original books. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

February 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #114: From Initiate to Insurgent

Our hosts are back, discussing the second book in the Divergent trilogy, Insurgent. There is a lot to go over in this book: visiting the different factions, Tris’s PTSD, the … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where Are All You Zombies?: How Predestination Swirled Up My Brain

Recently, a commenter turned us onto the film Predestination (2014) and the short story it is based on, “All You Zombies”, written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1958, so I … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Little Women (1978 and 1994)

In which Kendyl goes over the 1978 mini series and the 1994 film adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Little … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Classic Alice Lives Classic Lit

When reading a book, do you ever say to yourself, “I would never do what such-and-such character just did!” or “why on earth did they do that?” or “oh, if … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #113: Little Women Meet World

Jess and Kendyl discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, remembering how they felt reading it in younger years and how their opinions have changed. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Good Omens Spotlight Vlog: Book and Radio

In which Jess talks angels, demons, and audio in her spotlight on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book, Good Omens, and its BBC Radio4 radio version. iTunes – Twitter – … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)”: It could be any one of us

When I saw the movie preview for The DUFF I was most definitely intrigued. It looked beautifully hilarious as well as uplifting and hopeful for the everyday girl that doesn’t … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Little Women (1933 and 1949)

In the first of two videos, Kendyl goes over the good and the bad of the 1933 and 1949 film adaptations of Little Women. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #112: Revenge of the Last Spook’s Apprentice, A Seventh Son of Wardstone

This week our hosts have read The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (or The Wardstone Chronicles: The Spook’s Apprentice for the UK, still by Joseph Delaney). … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Staff Recommendations – January 2015

The Adaptation staff have started the new year off right with these recommendations for January! What have you been into this month? Void by Rhiannon Lassiter I have been reading … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: The Brothers Grimm

In which Kendyl gives a brief history of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Podcasts on fairytales: #9 Snow White and the Stranger … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #111: Into the Woods of Deconstruction

As fairytale connoisseurs, the team has been looking forward to the film Into the Woods for a long while. Most are extremely pleased, but someone has some issues with the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Vlog: Five Worst Fairy Tale Adaptations

In which new vlogger Dorin details our list of worst adapted fairy tales and bemoans their inadequacies. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube Related Podcasts: #9: Snow … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dream Cast Vlog: The Two Princesses of Bamarre

Jenn attempts to dream cast Gail Carson Levine’s The Two Princesses of Bamarre… but keeps getting interrupted. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Five Best Fairy Tale Adaptations

In which Jessica lists our top choices for fairy tales on screen – from classic tellings to “historical” renditions! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #110: We Got Annie

  After rolling their eyes through the 1982 Annie, the hosts are pleasantly surprised with the 2014 version. The plot changes, the updated music, and better character development led to … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Trailer Talk: Insurgent

Here is the trailer for the second installment of the Divergent series Insurgent. I admit, it has been a good while since I read the book. I read it before … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Most Anticipated Adaptations in 2015

Kendyl lists all the films we’re finding it hard to wait to see in 2015. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #109: And a Hobbit with the One Ring

In discussing the final installment of The Hobbit, the hosts get into a heated debate about where the film starts, but agree on many of the other aspects like the … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Staff Recommendations – December 2014

The Adaptation staff have been relaxing over the holidays with the following. How about you? Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman My recommendation is Good Omens by Terry … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Favorite Adaptations of 2014

Jenn lists off our favorite Adaptations of the year! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #108: Do You Hear the Districts Sing?

After multiple issues with the first try at recording an episode on Mockingjay Part 1, we’ve finally gotten out an episode for you to listen to and discuss with us. … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Favorite Holiday Adaptations

In which Sarah – in true festive spirit! – lists our favorite Christmas adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commentary #3: Annie (1982)

The team sits down to watch and dissect the 1982 film version of Annie to prep for the upcoming remake. Pop in your DVD and watch with us! iTunes – … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Project For Awesome 2014 // Room to Read

In which we tell you why you should support Room to Read and build Christmas trees out of books. Room to Read Project For Awesome Other Room to Read P4A … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: NaNoWriMo Reflections

In which Jenn talks about her first time NaNoWriMo-ing! Jess’s novel on Fanfiction.net More on Swan Lake More on The Six Swans iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #107: Victoria “Ghoulish” Frankenstein, MD

There are just too many things to talk about with Pemberley Digital latest endeavor Frankenstein MD. After reading a record number of comments, the hosts go over how a gender-swapped … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – November 2014

The Adaptation staff have some recommendations for you from their November exploits! Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Concluded after 1 Season I’ve been watching through Studio 60 on the … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Worst Friendship Chemistry in Film

In which Jess tries to keep her cool while talking about the films that royally screwed-up friendship dynamics. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Four Book Characters We Want Origin Stories For

In which Jenn tells you what book characters we’d love origin stories for. Horns Book Review iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #106: Big Hiro 6

The gang discusses the film Big Hero 6, wondering why it wasn’t set in Japan, wanting their own Baymax, and loving the range of characters and emotional depth in the … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #105: Of Mockingjays and Monopoly

Jess, Jenn and Corey come together this week to discuss the final book of The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The trio talks through their own emotional wounds as … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Horns Film Review

In which Kendyl tells you why Horns was a good movie and just an alright adaptation. Horns Book Review iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spine-tingling new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

Well then- is really all I could think to say after seeing the newest trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. For those of you that don’t know, that is what … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kendyl was on this week’s Maze Runner Chat!

This week, Kendyl joined Ben and Dillon on Maze Runner Chat to discuss chapters 3-5 of The Scorch Trials. You might remember Ben from the episode of Adaptation where we … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cancelling shows this early in the fall season is totally ‘Selfie’

As we pass the quarter season mark, it seems it is that time of year when networks “trim the fat” of their weekly line-up and begin to cancel shows. The … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Best Friendship Chemistry in Books and Movies

In which Jessica tells you our picks for the best friendships in books and on screen. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #104: A Feast of Trust Issues

In our first book-only Game of Thrones discussion, the hosts cover A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin in order to prep themselves for season 5. They take (too … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #103: Alexander and the Delightful, Wonderful, Not Bad, Very Good Film

Dorin and Kendyl discuss the children’s book by Judith Viorst along side the film and are extremely pleased with how well the themes are portrayed on screen and how the … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Vlog: You’ve Got the Good Old Parfumerie Around the Corner

In which Kendyl gets a little out of hand talking about the different films adapted from the 1937 play Parfumerie, including The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Staff Recommendations – October 2014

See what the Adaptation staff have been reading and watching in the month of October! Hustle I recently started watching a 2004 BBC show called Hustle, which is about a … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Enjoyably Dark Fantasy – Horns by Joe Hill

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Horns by Joe Hill A Book Review by Kendyl Bryant In preparation for the new film starring Daniel Radcliffe and to properly…

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Best Horror Adaptations // Horror Month

In which Sarah explains the why the best horror adaptations had us quaking in our boots! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lost Boys and Giant Spider-Scorpions: A Recap of The Maze Runner from a Non-Reader’s Perspective

*** WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the whole of The Maze Runner film *** Another in a long line of young adult dystopian tales has hit the big screen. … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #102: There Were Grievers in the Glade, James!

Along with a special guest from Maze Runner Chat, our hosts talk about the film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. The scary Grievers, the emphasis on Gally and … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #101: I’m Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone Girl

After seeing the film adaptation of Gone Girl, our hosts discuss how Gillian Flynn brought her novel to the screen. While many things were stunningly accurate, there were still a … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vlog: Underrated Movie Monsters // Horror Month

In which Ghost Jennifer regales us with folklore and monster tales that are severely underrepresented on film. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation Celebrates 100 Episodes!

In this special celebratory episode, a few of our hosts get together to discuss how the podcast got started, how they each got involved and which episodes they look back … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gracepoint: Why aren’t we just watching Broadchurch?

There have been many disastrous (Life on Mars, Coupling, etc) and some surprising (Three’s Company, Sanford and Son, etc) US remakes of UK television. The most recent is one without … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adaptation #100: Get Out of Your Box, Trolls

Kendyl and Dorin have a million great things to say about the film The Boxtrolls as well as the book it is based on, Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Worst Horror Adaptations // Horror Month

In which Jessica gets a little worked up over our HORROR MONTH choices for Worst Horror Adaptations! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #99: Gone Crazy on You Girl

The hosts have some things to say about the roller-coaster that is Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, complete with some serious character discussion, questioning of Nick’s decisions and trying to figure … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spotlight Vlog: Stephen King // Horror Month

In which Kendyl gives a run down of the insane amount of media based on Stephen King’s works and some ideas of what to read before the adaptation comes out. … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pretty Little Liars, aka, Strong Women Leaders (Part 3)

For those of you who missed it, you can get the first articles of this blog series by visiting: Pretty Little – Young Adult – Liars (pt 1) Pretty Little Liars … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Staff Recommendations – September 2014

It’s time again for the Adaptation staff to tell you what they have been enjoying in the month of September! Orphan Black A fascinating sci-fi series about a streetwise girl … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #98: Emma’s Approved Improvements

Back to discuss another Pemberley Digital creation, the hosts get in depth about Emma Approved, a modern day interpretation of Jane Austen’s Emma. What translated well, what was shaky and … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Starting the Season of Scares with Origin of Horror – Frankenstein

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – a book review by Kendyl Bryant In honor of last month’s premiere of Frankenstein MD, a web…

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spotlight Vlog: How to Train Your Dragon

In which Jenn explains why How to Train Your Dragon is a series you need to pick up, be it print or audiobook. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mockingjay, Part 1: The trailer so amazing, it needed its own trailer!

The OFFICIAL Mockingjay: Part 1 trailer is here! I am a little baffled by the fact that they advertised for this advertisement, but because I love this series, I will … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #97: WICKED is… Good?

The hosts discuss James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, speculating more about the rest of the series than the upcoming film. They wonder at the society created in the Glade, the … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dream Cast Vlog: The Name of the Star

In which Jessica lists her dream casting choices for a much-desired adaptation of Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

What really makes a good adaptation?

Here at Adaptation, we are soon to be recording our 100th podcast and we just passed the one-year anniversary of our YouTube channel. *Pops the champagne* So let’s take a … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #96: The Giver of Mental Breakdowns

After being extremely apprehensive about the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver, the hosts are surprised to find that despite popular opinion, they rather liked it. They discuss the … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #95: If I Stay, It’s For the Music

In this two-in-one episode, Dorin and Kendyl discuss the novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman and it’s film adaptation. After falling in love with all the characters in the … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Six On Screen Characters We Want Origin Stories For

Sarah J returns to tell the viewers what characters from the world of screens big and small that we need origin stories for! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Six MORE Adaptations We Wish Existed

In our anniversary episode, we give you a shiny new list of books we wish would be adapted to the screen. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pretty Little Liars – Decisions that Make a Story (Part 2)

For those of you who missed it, you can get the first article of this blog series by visiting: Pretty Little – Young Adult – Liars (pt 1) Alright – Let’s … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Staff Recommendations – August 2014

Welcome to our first monthly recommendations blog where the Adaptation staff tells you lovely readers what we’ve been loving in the month of August! Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I just … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

True Blood Finale Takes the Cliche Way Out

Well, my fellow Truebies, the end has finally come. The last episode of True Blood EVER aired Sunday night. If you have not had a chance to see it, I … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #94: Misfits of the Galaxy

Dorin and Kendyl sit down to talk about the film that has dominated this summer! It’s been a while since Marvel has introduced new misfits into it’s film universe and … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kristin’s Tuesday Touch Base: Inspire Readers!

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
? HIYA! Okay Readers, I know you’re waiting for some RRP content in a chapter-book format. Guess what, it’s coming! We have two…

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pretty Little – Young Adult – Liars (Part 1)

Let me start by admitting that I was captured by Pretty Little Liars immediately, but I only happened to start watching a month after the fifth season ended through the recommendation of … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Commentary #2: The Lion King

In this commentary episode, the girls try very hard not to sing along with The Lion King… and mostly succeed while discussing Disney’s musical adaptation of Hamlet with lions. iTunes … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Judy Blume, Forever in the hearts of teens and adults everywhere.

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Forever… by Judy Blume A book review by Kendyl Bryant I’m 26 years old, female, and have just finished my first-ever Judy…

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades Trailer Might Set You Reading

By Corey Brooks The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James seemed to pop up out of nowhere and become a cult phenomenon overnight. Within 2 years her books … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Five Worst Parodies to Watch

In which Kendyl tells you about the five worst parodies and the team responsible for three of them. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

TRB: Behind the Scenes of Chase Pifer’s ‘Non-Compliant’

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
This past April, I was fortunate to be featured as the Ram Boutique Highlighted Author of the month. Of course, with such…

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog Spotlight: Starkid Productions

In which Jenn gives us a rundown of the amazing work of Starkid Productions. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #93: The Giver of Apprehension

The Giver by Lois Lowry was many of our hosts first experience with YA distopias and is truly unique to what the genre has to offer these days. We discuss … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Nine Best Parodies to Watch

In which Sarah lists the nine best parodies to watch… and two honorable mentions. What can we say, there are a lot! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

What a waste of good banter!

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Rowell’s Attachments delivers excellent characters in a cliché romcom. It might be a great waste of good characters and witty banter, but…

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commentary #1: The Princess Bride

In their first ever commentary episode, the Adaptation Team sits down and watches The Princess Bride together and discusses all the reasons that this film became a classic! iTunes – … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Introducing: Sailor Moon Crystal

As a fan of Sailor Moon for the past 20 years, I was more than excited to hear that they were creating a new “season” of Sailor Moon called Sailor … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #92: It’s Anyone’s Game of Thrones

Regicide, patricide and uxoricide: Game of Thrones season 4 was full of artful deaths and shocking moments, but was lacking in lingering questions. While this season felt more like setting … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Author Spotlight Vlog: Jane Austen

In which Jenn turns our author spotlight onto the unparalleled Jane Austen. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Four Worst Musical Adaptations

In which Jenn follows up the Best Musicals with the Worst, once again in song. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #91: The Fault in Our Accuracy

After covering The Fault in Our Stars novel by John Green in a previous episode, the hosts return to talk about the new film adaptation of this teenage life story. … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Vlog Dream Cast: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

In which Kendyl gives her ideal cast for the much hoped for film adaptation of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. She also wrote a review … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #90: Stefan Started the Maleficence

In the new film Maleficent, based on the character from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, we see that the Mistress of All Evil has more of soft side than one might think … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vlog: Books That Should Not Be Films

In which we list what books we hope they don’t try to make into films. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

June 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #89: X-Men and the Day Everyone Died

… but then they didn’t. In the new installment in the X-Men series, Sentinels created by Trask Industries have decimated mankind. In order to prevent this future, Wolverine travels back … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adaptation #88: Once Upon a Bratty Child

In this episode of Adaptation, the hosts have a magical time discussing Once Upon a Time season three and three and a half. From the manipulative genius that was Peter … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus on the London Stage

It is hard to know what to expect from a stage production of Frankenstein, especially when all of the films called Frankenstein have been off the mark on their adaptation … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Literary Retellings: Youtube

Originally posted on Infusions of Wit from an Everyday Girl:
Recently, Hello Giggles wrote an article highlighting some of the best web series on Youtube: the literary retellings (if you…

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: Eight Best Musical Adaptations

In which Jenn gets musical while listing the best film adaptations of musicals! iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

GOJIRA!

“Damn, I love the sound of Godzilla’s roar,” was the first thing my husband said as we walked out of the movie theater, and I have to admit it was … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – Who can pass up a two-for-one deal?

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan A book review by Kendyl Bryant of The Adaptation Podcast.   It…

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vlog: What Are We Watching? (May 2014)

In which we tell you what we’ve been watching in the month of May and Kendyl makes an announcement. iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Tumblr – YouTube  

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adaptation #87: Dorothy’s Legendary Return

Dorin and Kendyl sit down to talk about the new film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger S. Baum that it is based … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Next Time on Adaptation

#194: The Circle by Dave Eggers
#195: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
#196: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon