Category Archives: Pop Culture Adaptations

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett Published by Amy Einhorn on February 10, 2009 Genres: Historical Pages: 465 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Amazon • The Book Depository • Audible Goodreads Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women: Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is […]

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The Movie Did It Better

Unpopular opinion time! Well, maybe. In general, as bookish people, we look on film adaptations with a whole lot of excitement that often ends in disappointment when the movie gets crucial things wrong, miscasts an important character, or just has to leave a lot of great moments out of the film. These movies (or mini-series), […]

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Books Made Into Movies: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Alright, I know that I already did a post about the movie version of The DUFF after I saw an advanced screening. Check this post for my initial reaction. I had a lot of issues with the movie, but I wasn’t entirely sure how it compared to the actual book. My guy instinct said poorly, […]

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DAM: Thoughts on the Advanced Screening of The DUFF

Alright, guys. I just got back from seeing an advanced screening of The DUFF. I was SO excited, because I love the novel and the trailer showed some promise, though I wasn’t without reservations. Unfortunately, this was a DAM (Designated Awkward Movie). Let’s talk about the movie on its own first, which is pretty easy […]

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Manga Made into Dramas: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007)

These reviews of pop culture adaptations of books were something I did back in the day and which I have revived lately. I’ll only be reviewing movies/miniseries/television shows based on books/manga/graphic novels that I’ve not only read but feel I remember pretty well, though this is by my own discretion. After rereading (for the third […]

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