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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Vlog: Terrible Performances in Good Adaptations

In which Dorin lists the actors who almost ruined perfectly good adaptations.

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Adaptation #100: Get Out of Your Box, Trolls

header100Kendyl 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. The two pull out some fairly intricate metaphors from the stories and for once, don’t lament that the book and movie are very different.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Hobbit, Mariah Mundi, Percy Jackson, Epic/The Leaf Men, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Adaptation #90: Stefan Started the Maleficence

header090In 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 for someone that casts a curse on an innocent baby. The hosts discuss the astounding visuals, the character’s motivations and the possible themes in the film.

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For a other superhero discussions, check out our episodes on Once Upon a Time Season 3, OUAT in Wonderland, Starkid’s Twisted, Frozen and Snow White.

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