Adaptation: A Podcast Dedicated to Film Adaptations

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Adaptation #193: Morphitudinal Power Rangers

Power Rangers (2017)

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Adaptation #192: The Handmaid’s Pedestal

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Adaptation #191: There’s Something There That Wasn’t There Before

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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#190: Go Back to the Way Jem Was

Jem and the Holograms (2015)

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#189: Papa Logan’s School for Pugnacious Punks

Logan (2017)

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#188: Hidden Figures Make History

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures (2016)

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#187: The Game of Katwe

Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)

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#186: A Dog’s Fluffy Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

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#185: A Long Way Home for Lion

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

Lion (2016)

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#184: A Dog Is a Time Lord

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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#183: A Monster Counsels

A Monster Calls (2016)

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#182: Does a Monster Really Call?

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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#181: The Road to Ozland

Ozland (2015)

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#180: Adorable Beasts and How to Catch Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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#179: Arrival of Your Life

“Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang

Arrival (2016)

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#178: The Strange Case of Dr. Privilege and Mr. Wong

Doctor Strange (2016)

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#177: The Women Near the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train (2016)

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#176: A Villainous Trap for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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#175: Miss Peregrine’s Loop for Tiny Adults

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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#174: The Queen of the Castle (…it’s called a Rook)

The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

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#173: There Dragons Will Be

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

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#172: The Nerve to Be Anonymous

Nerve (2016)

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#171: What’s the Opposite of Squad Goals?

Suicide Squad (2016)

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#170: Ghostbustin’ Makes Me Feel Good

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (2016)

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#169: Star Trek Above and Beyond

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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#168: The Big Friendly Sandman

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG (1989)

The BFG (2016)

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#167: Hit a NERVE

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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#166: Winter Has Come

Game of Thrones season 6

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#165: Once Upon a Test of True Love

Once Upon a Time season 5

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#164: Me Before the Wreckage

Me Before You (2016)

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#163: Magnetocast

X-Men:Apocolypse (2016)

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#162: Alice Through the Ocean of Time

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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#161: Super-Mega-Foxy-Awesome-Hot-Girl

Supergirl (season 1)

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#160: Putting Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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#159: Civil War Makes Civil Hands Unclean

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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#158: The Law of the Jungle Book

The Jungle Book (2016)

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#157: The Huntsman and the Queen’s War

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

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#156: Dawn of the Justice League

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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#155: Divided Allegiances

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

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#154: What Would Peggy Carter Do?

Agent Carter season 2

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#153: The Right to Refuse Allegiance

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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#152: Deadpool Talks to Walls

Deadpool (2016)

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#151: A Flirty Pissing Contest and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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#150: We Are the 5th Wave

The 5th Wave (2016)

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#149: Riding the 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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#148: #TeamWhale

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

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#147: The Peanut Gallery Is Back!

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

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#146: Breaking the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathanial Philbrick

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#145: The Origin of Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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#144: The Hunger Games Finale

Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

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#143: There’s No Place Like Brooklyn

Brooklyn (2015)

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#142: When Sh*t Hits the Pan

Pan (2015)

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#141: A Guilt Trip to Brooklyn

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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#140 Running the Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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#139 Peter Pan, #NotAllChildren

Peter Pan by JM Barrie

Adaptations of Peter Pan

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#138 The Scorch Trials and Tribulations

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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#137 A Paper Trail to a Paper Girl

Paper Towns (2015)

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#136 A Shot in the Dark Places

Dark Places (2015)

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#135 Fallible Four and the Fantastic Flop

Fantastic Four (2015)

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#134 Ant-Man Is Watching You

Ant-Man (2015)

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#133 Dark and Twisty Places

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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#132 Terminating the Genesys

Terminator Genesys (2015)

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#131 Free Willy from the Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green

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#130 A Losing Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones season 5

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#129 On Top of the Jurassic World

Jurassic World (2015)

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#128 The Causal Flarrow of Time

The Flash s1

Arrow s3

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#127 Still Pretty Close to the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

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#126 Perfect Peggy and the Agents of SHIELD

Agent Carter season 1

Agents of SHIELD season 2

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#125 Once Upon a Soap Opera

OUAT season 4

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#124 Avengers, Age of Cameos

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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#123 Right in the Middle of the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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#122 Home Is Where the Boov Is

Home (2015)

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#121 Cinderella and Her Fairy Goose Mother

Cinderella (2015)

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#120 In Case of Insurgency…

Insurgent (2015)

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#119 A Dance with Selmy

A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

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#118 The True Meaning of Gratuity

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

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#117 The Seventh Son and the Stone of Destiny

Seventh Son (2014)

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#116 Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

Many different versions of the Cinderella fairytale

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#115 Ever the Kingsman

The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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#114 From Initiate to Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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#113 Little Women Meet World

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

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#111 Into the Woods of Deconstruction

Into the Woods (2014)

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#110 We Got Annie

Annie (2014)

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#109 And a Hobbit with the One Ring

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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#108 Do You Hear the Districts Sing?

Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

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#107 Victoria “Ghoulish” Frankenstein, MD

Frankenstein MD (2014)

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#106 Big Hiro 6

Big Hero 6 (2014)

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#105 Of Mockingjays and Monoploy

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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#104 A Feast of Trust Issues

A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin

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

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

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#102 There Were Grievers in the Glade, James!

The Maze Runner (2014)

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

Gone Girl (2014)

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#100 Get Out of Your Box, Trolls

Here Be Monsters! By Alan Snow

The Boxtrolls (2014)

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#99 Gone Crazy on You Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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#98 Emma’s Approved Improvements

Emma Approved (entire series)

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#97 WICKED is… Good?

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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#96 The Giver of Mental Breakdowns

The Giver (2014)

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#95 If I Stay, It’s For the Music

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (2014)

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#94 Misfits of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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#93 The Giver of Apprehension

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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#92 It’s Anyone’s Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones season 4

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#91 The Fault in Our Accuracy

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

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#90 Stefan Started the Maleficence

Maleficent (2014)

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 #89 x-Men and the Day Everyone Died

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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#88 Once Upon a Bratty Child

Once Upon a Time season 3

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#87 Dorothy’s Legendary Return

Dorothy of Oz by Roger s Baum

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014)

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#86 the Villain Creating Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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#85 Even Voldy Cried During TFIOS

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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#84 I’m Telling Ya’ll It’s Sabotage

Sabotage (2014)

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#83 OUAT’s Adventures in Wonderland

OUAT in Wonderland Season 1

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#82 Captain America and the Bromantic Soldiers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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#81 A Game of Secret Targaryens

HBO’s Game of Thrones seasons 1-3

A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin books 1-2.5

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#80 Two Factions Diverged in a Wood

Divergent (2014)

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#79 And Then There Were No More Biscuits

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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#78 The Divergent Sorting Hat

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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#77 Lost in a Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter’s Tale (2014)

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#76 We Shave For Sherlock Holmes

BBC’s Sherlock Series 3

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#75 I, Frankenstein. You, Human.

I, Frankenstein: Genesis #1 by Kevin Grevioux

I, Frankenstein (2014)

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#74 The School Boy and the Curse of the Midas Gun

Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by GP Taylor

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

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#73 The Book Thief is Death’s Best Friend

The Book Thief (2013)

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#72 Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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#71 Two Sides to Every Twisted Tale

Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013)

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#70 What Frozen Things Do In Summer

The Snow Queen- Hans Christian Andersen

Disney’s Frozen (2013)

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#69 The Spark Catches Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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#68 Thor and the Trickster

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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#67 Graff Shot First

Ender’s Game (2013)

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#66 If It Weren’t For Catching Fire

Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins

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#65 Haunted by The Book Thief

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

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#64 Free Opportunity Dirty Pillows

Carrie (2013)

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#63 Lord of the Buggers

Ender’s Game- Orson Scott Card

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#62 Engagingly Clueless Emma

Emma- Jane Austen

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#61 Rest In Peace, Dead-Os

RIPD- Peter M Lenkov

RIPD (2013)

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#60 Carrie Can’t Control the Crazy

Carrie- Stephen King

Carrie (1976)

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#59 You Too Can Be Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass- Mark Miller and John Romita Jr

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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#58 City of Inconsequence

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

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#57 Hi-Yo Stupid, Away!

The Lone Ranger (1949-57)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

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#56 Fashionably Early Kronos

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

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#55 The Not Actually Mortal Wolverine

The Wolverine (2013)

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#54 TMI and Incestuous Canoodling

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones- Cassandra Clare

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#53 Twice Upon a Fairytale

Once Upon a Time Season 2

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#52 Much Ado About Whedon

Much Ado About Nothing- William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

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#51 Percy Jackson and the Bermuda Triangle of Monsters

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters- Rick Riordan

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#50 World War Zombie Apocalypse

World War Z (2013)

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#49 Alien of Steel

Man of Steel (2013)

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#48 Ironically Epic

The Leaf Men- William Joyce

Epic (2013)

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#47 World War Z Lies and Propaganda

World War Z- Max Brooks

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#46 The Not Quite Oscar-Worthy Gatsby

The Great Gatsby- F Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby (2013)

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#45 Star Trek Into the Bluest Blue

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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Mini #2 From Page to Screen Interviews – A Bronte Double Feature

Wuthering Heights (2011)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Interviews with Olivia Hetreed and Moira Buffini

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#44 Iron Man Suit Up!

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Extremis (2010)

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#43 The Evil Dead Are Coming For Our Souls

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (2013)

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#42 All About the EL-BEE-DEE!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012-13)

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#41 A Host of Issues

The Host (2013)

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#40 Fee Fi Fo Fum

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

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#39 Nothing to Get Green Over

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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#38 Mind, Host and Soul

The Host- Stephenie Meyer

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#37 Hansel and Gretel, So Hot Right Now

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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#36 What Beautiful Creatures These Mortals Be

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

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#35 I Am a Zombie Pregnant with Importance

Warm Bodies (2013)

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#34 The Merry Old Land of Manipulation

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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#33 Beautiful Outcasters

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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#32 Hot Blood, Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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#31 Vive la Revolution pour les Miserables

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les Miserables (stage)

Les Miserables (2012)

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#30 Do Bananas Float?

Life of Pi (2012)

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#29 Toners for Dwarves

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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#28 Cloud Atlas 6ever

Cloud Atlas (2012)

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#27 Where’s the Silver Lining?

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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#26 Luckily For Hobbits, Size Doesn’t Matter

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

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#25 Vampires Taste Like Freeze Dried Chicken

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II (2012)

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#24 Cloud Atlas Takes Over Our Brains

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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#23 Frankenception

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenweenie (1984)

Frankenweenie (2012)

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#22 Because… High School

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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#21 Don’t Stand Under the Umbrella

Resident Evil films

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#20 Pi of the Tiger

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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#19 All the World’s a Stage

Anna Karenina (2012)

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#18 Living in a Powder Keg

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

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#17 Arnold’s Muscles of Doom

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K Dick

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall (2012)

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#16 Anna’s Love is a Battlefield

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy

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Mini #1 From Page to Screen – The Interviews

Women in Love (1969)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

Interviews with Corinna Wagner and Simon Beaufoy

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#15 The Perks of Being an Infinite Lorax

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Lorax (2012)

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#14 Joseph Gordon Levitt Rises (Literally)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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#13 M. Night, You Used Your Power Irresponsibly

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08)

The Last Airbender (2010)

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#12 AL Vamp Hunt (dig)?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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#11 Things Disney Taught Us

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

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#10 Joss Whedon is a God… Among Men

The Avengers (2012)

Dark Shadows (2012)

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#9 Snow White and the Stranger Danger

Snow White – A bunch of versions of fairytale

Mirror, Mirror (2012)

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#8 From Page to Screen – The Committee

From Page to Screen Committee Interview

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#7 Seneca Crane’s Beard Invalidates Your Opinion

The Hunger Games (2012)

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#6 Hunger Games, Y U So Brilliant?

The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins

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#5 One for the Lorax

One for the Money (2012)

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

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#4 Where We Feel Worse When Animals Die

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Woman in Black (2012)

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#3 Heavy, Light, Scary

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

One for the Money- Janet Evanovich

Woman in Black- Susan Hill

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#2 Hugo Has a Sexy Dad

Hugo (2011)

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#1 Cinemagic and the Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret  by Brian Selznick

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