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

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.

Watch the 1991 animated film along with us in our commentary.

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?

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Adaptation #144: The Hunger Games Finale

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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.

Other episodes in the series:

The Hunger Games – novel and film

Catching Fire  – novel and film

Mockingjay – novel and film part 1

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Adaptation #108: Do You Hear the Districts Sing?

header108After 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!

Our other HG episodes: The Hunger Games (book) (movie), Catching Fire (book) (movie), and Mockingjay (book).

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver, and Emma Approved.

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Vlog: Ten Best Casting Choices

In which we have The Hunger Games on the brain and tell you our picks for the best casting choices.

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Adaptation #69: The Spark Catches Fire

header069The 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.

Our other HG episodes: The Hunger Games (book) (movie), Catching Fire (book), and Mockingjay (book) (first movie).

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Ender’s Game, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Percy Jackson,  and The Host.

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Adaptation #56: Fashionably Early Kronos

header056After 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.

Don’t forget to check out our episode on the novel by Rick Riordan!

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For more adaptation chat, check out our episodes on City of Bones, Star Trek, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games!

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Adaptation #51: Percy Jackson and the Bermuda Triangle of Monsters

header051In 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.

Edit: Check out our episode on the film, out now!

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For more young adult adaptation discussions check out our episodes on:

The Hunger Games, novel and film

Beautiful Creatures, novel and film

The Host, novel and film

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, novel and film

Life of Pi, novel and film

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Adaptation #40: Fee Fi Fo Fum

header040Jess, 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.

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New Trailer for Sea of Monsters Welcomes New Faces and Plot Points

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