Jenn, Dorin, and Kendyl discuss Dark Phoenix (2019)—the character arcs, the dialogue, and the girl power—and how it all comes together.
The Adaptation hosts discuss how the X-Men cinematic world has developed in X-Men:Apocolypse (2016) and then get into a very serious discussion about McKellen!Magneto versus Fassbender!Magneto.
Question of the Week: What theories do you have about the end credits scene and what it’s hinting at for the future of the series?
Wrapping up this series is a true accomplishment for our hosts, having covered The Hunger Games novel on episode #6. And now they’ve made it to the final film, Mockingjay Part 2, screaming names in despair and drooling over JLaw’s performance.
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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. The hosts talk about what was cut, what was added, and how the film will transition to Part 2 in this long-awaited episode. Let us know what you thought in the comments!
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver, and Emma Approved.
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 disregard this blatant capitalistic ploy for now.
We get our first real glimpses of District 13 and all I can say is: holy gray. I knew about the greyness of district thirteen, but seeing it is a whole different story. You can just feel the regimented nature leaping off the screen. It is definitely going to be interesting to see Katniss in that setting.
Also, I am really excited to see that they did not just drop Effie completely out of the movies like they did the books. Show of hands, who else always wondered what the heck happened to her? I always assumed they killed her off like Cinna, but that always made me really sad. Since they down played the prep team in the films, it makes sense that they would need Effie to make a semi-prep team for Katniss in 13.
This makes me wonder if they are going to waste any time on the period that Katniss completely falls apart after they arrive in 13. It definitely was not represented in the trailer which makes me think they might leave it out. I guess it makes sense though, in order to just move the story along. I am really looking forward to seeing the scenes of Katniss out with the people in District 8. I love when she shot down a ship with an arrow in the book; it looks just as awesome in the film!
So take a look at the trailer and let me know what you guys think. What are you most looking forward to seeing? Also, please feel free to comment on the fact that we needed an advertisement for an advertisement. I really want to know everyone’s thoughts on that.
… 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 to the 70s to stop the event that set these events in motion. Our hosts come together to try to figure out the intricacies of this new time-line, what it means for the future and how thankful they are for the fixed mistakes.
For a other superhero discussions, check out our episodes on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, and Man of Steel
The hosts are pretty happy with Francis Lawrence’s film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, discussing the additions to the cast, the accuracy to Suzanne Collins’ novel and some of the missing pieces that will hopefully show up in the next two installments.
For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Ender’s Game, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Percy Jackson, and The Host.
The new Catching Fire trailer teaser came out finally at the MTV Movie awards to a rapt audience all over the world. Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games Series, will be premiering on November 22, 2013. Check out the trailer below: Continue reading
Also check out our episode on the movie!
Coming this November, Jennifer Lawrence stars in a new comedy opposite Bradley Cooper. Silver Linings Playbook is an adaptation of the debut novel by Matthew Quick published in 2008. It follows the story of Pat Peoples (Cooper) after he is released from a mental institution and attempts to recreate himself for his estranged wife in the hopes of winning her back. Along the way he meets the widowed Tiffany (Lawrence) who has her own mental skeletons and the two form a uneasy friendship.
The film is written and directed by David O. Russell and also stars Robert De Niro and Julia Stiles. Watch the first trailer below: