Category: Book vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie: ‘The D..

Book vs. Movie: ‘The DUFF’ film is the Disappointing, Unoriginal Frenemy Flick

Fair warning, people! Some spoilers lie ahead for both the book and movie. Don’t hate me if you read something you don’t want to read. I have long prided myself on being able to separate a book from its movie version, but I think I finally found my match with The DUFF. And I spent money on the DVD! But here’s where I made my mistake. I watched the movie version starring Robbie Amell and Mae […]

July 10, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: I refuse to give up on ‘The Mortal Instruments!’

(We’re going to pretend it’s Monday, okay everyone?) Sometimes, books are made into movies and they’re not horrible, but they’re just not right. And sadly that generally means they get little to no attention in theaters, get cast aside as second-rate entertainment, and the story is lost to everyone who hasn’t picked up a copy of the novel to read the story’s original words. And that’s what happened to The Mortal Instruments series, and it’s […]

March 4, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘Divin..

Book vs. Movie: ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and why I’d share all of mine with Maggie Smith

There are only two types of people involved with Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: those who love it, and those who want to throw it off of a bridge. Personally, I belong in the first group. And I am so considering myself a Ya-Ya. But the thing is, I have a particular soft spot for the 2002 movie adaption of the novel (originally written by Rebecca Wells) and when I read the book after […]

February 24, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘Vampi..

Book vs. Movie: ‘Vampire Academy’ is a lesson in great books becoming disappointing movies.

Vampire Academy is a fine example of what happens to good books when they get stuck with not so great movies, and this makes me really sad for both the characters, and the novel’s author Richelle Mead. Personally, I think the biggest mistake that Hollywood made when laying out Vampire Academy was to try and make it a comedy. Because the novel, while definitely having some comedic moments, was not supposed to be funny. It […]

February 17, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘Harry..

Book vs. Movie: ‘Harry Potter’ and the Battle of the Mediums

The magical world of the Harry Potter series is something everyone knows at least a little something about, even if it’s just the name. But the ultimate question is how do people know about the Boy Who Lived? Was it because of the smash hit novels written by the then unknown J.K. Rowling? Or was it because of the films that broke more box office records than many can name? And really, does one form […]

February 10, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘Erago..

Book vs. Movie: ‘Eragon’ only breathes fire on its pages, not screens.

I’m the type of person who, for the most part, can take a movie or TV show based on a novel and appreciate it for what it is (we’re totally not going to count The Shining in the above statement). But one movie I’ll never, ever, in a million years be able to appreciate for its value as an adaptation is Christopher Paolini’s Eragon, the first novel in The Inheritance Cycle series. It’s a tale […]

February 2, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘The F..

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ needs to be seen.

I am, admittedly, a late bloomer when it comes to John Green and his novels. I’d never really even heard of his work until this small novel, The Fault in Our Stars, kind of blew up and then I just had to pick up a copy because all I was hearing was “It was so sad! I have to read it again!” Picking up TFIOS was one of the best reading decisions I ever made, […]

January 27, 2015
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Book vs. Movie: ‘The S..

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Shining’ belongs to 1977, not 1980.

Welcome to the very first Book vs. Movie Monday! I wanted to bring something different to the site beyond book reviews every week, and this is one of the post themes I thought would be fun to try. I’d love to hear your reactions to either the book, the movie, my comments, or all three! The Shining, the notably-out-there Stanley Kubrick 1980 journey into the realm of horror, has captivated and thrilled audiences for over […]

January 20, 2015
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