I was definitely on the hype wagon for Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast film. Just the trailer was enough to give me chills. Max and I knew we’d be splurging and seeing it in theaters (we’ve been picky about the movies we see in theaters these days since it costs almost $30 for the both of us to see a MATINEE. No concessions included) and when my aunt got us movie passes for Max’s birthday we knew we’d been saving them for Beauty and the Beast. Since we were busy with social events on opening weekend, we went […]
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Reel Talk in the Pages is a feature done by my Bookish Boyfriend Max, in which he critically compares a popular work of fiction to it’s film counterpart. Being rather new to the YA world, Max finally read The Hunger Games this past year, and now having seen all of the movies, has quite a lot to say. Well, here I am Mr. Johnny Come Lately. I know I know. The phenom has passed. All of the films of the Hunger Games series are finished and either on the big screen or on Blu Ray. And here I am […]
Last weekend I saw Gone Girl opening night, as I had been eagerly anticipating the release having read the novel just the week before, so everything was fresh in my mind. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed, and immensely enjoyed the movie despite knowing all of the major plot twists. My boyfriend who had not read the book also enjoyed it from solely a film perspective, which always credits the text-to-film translation if non-readers can watch it and follow along enjoyably. I can safely say that Gone Girl is my favorite book to movie adaptation of 2014.
So this weekend I saw The Maze Runner in theaters, but I committed a bit of book blogger blasphemy as I haven’t read the book (yet). I know, I know, how did this happen? Because I am currently number 43 on my library waitlist for the book. So, while I didn’t have the book background to compare the movie against, I found that I actually quite enjoyed it, particularly the protagonist, Thomas. Now, I haven’t seen Dylan O’Brien play in anything else so a love for the actor himself wasn’t clouding my vision. I found that from the get-go I […]