If we were counting down our Top 5 All Time romantic comedies about self-centered record store owners searching for love, you can bet High Fidelity would be at the top. In this episode we break down the hilarious novel by Nick Hornby and the incredibly faithful adaptation directed by Stephen Frears.
Cross the border into Area X with us this week as we attempt to unravel the insanity that is Annihilation, the novel by Jeff Vandermeer and the film adaptation directed by Alex Garland. Is it aliens? Is it a mushroom trip? Or is it just a Sia music video? We'll cover it all in this episode.
We're celebrating this Valentines Day with Gone Girl; the story of a crumbling marriage, murder, and the impossibility of truely knowing your partner! The novel was written and adapted for the screen by Gillian Flynn and the film adaptation was directed by David Fincher.
In this episode, Adina and I recount the tales of a less than coneventional childhood from the memoir The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls, and the film adaptation directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. We also dive deeper into the challenges of non-fiction adaptation, and question what responsibilities the filmmakers have to the real life people.
In our first episode of After Credits, we discuss some of our favorite books and movies of 2017 (adaptations or not). Also, we begin our recurring segment where we compete to accuretley guess the Rotten Tomatoes score of upcoming movies! Join our Patreon now to have access to all future episodes!
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.