In the "I'm not crying you're crying" adaptation of the year, we discuss A Monster Calls, written by Patrick Ness with the movie being directed by J.A. Bayona. We'll break down the story and all of its feels, but don't worry, there's also a huge CGI tree monster.
In this episode we cover our first return author Neil Gaiman and his novel Stardust, which was adapted for the big screen in 2007 by Matthew Vaughn. But can any movie compare to the silky smooth voice of Neil Gaiman in audiobook form? Listen and find out!
Happy Holidays! We decided to treat ourselves by reading and watching the biggest pile of Christmas trash around: Christmas with the Kranks! Directed by Tim Roth and based on the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas (Yeah, THAT John Grisham). Get cozy by the fire and listen to us rage against this Christmas adaptation!
This episode we discover why we'll never hike the Pacific Crest Trail as we talk about Wild, the memoir by Cheryl Strayed and the 2014 film adaptation directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Put on your hiking boots because we explore the themes of the book and the challenges of adapting non-fiction.
In this episode we break down Slumdog Millionaire, the 2009 Best picture winner, and the novel the inspired it, Q&A! We'll walk the tight rope of discussing the slight, yet important differences between these two tales, including how the murder crazed protaganist of the novel became the subdued lead of the film.
On this special episode we sit down with J.D. Barker, author of Forsaken, The Fourth Monkey, and the upcoming Dracula prequel Dracul. J.D. tells us what it's like to sell your adaptation rights along with his writing method, how Stephen King let him borrow a character for Forsaken, and how he even solved a real-life murder.
This episode we discuss the graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color and the film adaptation that made a big impact at Cannes, for better or for worse. Grab a glass of wine and settle in for our discussion on the love story that manages to be tragic in two different ways.