The Adaptation hosts watched The Witches (2020) and could truly go on-and-on about all the visual elements, from the updated way the witches look to every piece of clothing. But there’s more to talk about with our hero, the grandmother, and the addition of a new mouse friend.
The Adaptation hosts just can’t stop gabbing about the new live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Despite their previous doubts, they’re pretty happy with the extra backstories, songs, and details from the original fairytale.
Question(s) of the Week: How did you feel about the balance of backstories between the Beast and Belle? Would you have liked more from one, the other, or both?
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 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.
After taking some time to cool down after seeing Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the hosts are able to see the merits of the new installment in the series, despite their original outrage at its variances from the novel. Listen as they discuss their favorite parts (and actors) and how the film will lead into the next one.
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For more adaptation chat, check out our episodes on City of Bones, Star Trek, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games!
In anticipation of the new Percy Jackson film, the hosts talk about the second book in the series, what they thought of the first film and how its shortcomings could effect Sea of Monsters.
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Jess, Jenn and Kendyl get together to discuss Bryan Singer’s film Jack the Giant Slayer, which is definitely worth watching. Though unsure about Isabella’s character, they agree that the film blends Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant Killer well, while adding some new mythology to the mix.
It’s finally happened. Three years after Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released in theaters, our wait is nearly over. The next installment of the film series is due to hit theaters this summer, and in the meantime, fans can whet their appetites with this first trailer for Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters. Continue reading