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Book vs. Movie

All About Emma Donoghue’s Room Movie

One of fall 2015’s most anticipated movies is Room, based on the psychological suspense novel by Emma Donoghue. We loved the book and can’t wait to see how the Room movie adaptation turns out. Here’s what we know about it so far! (Besides our book review, that is.) The U.S. release date is October 16, 2015. Watch the official teaser trailer and the second trailer. The director is Lenny Abrahamson (Frank). It stars Brie Larson as Ma, Sean Bridgers as Old Nick, and Jacob Tremblay as Jack. See the full cast list on IMDB. See the official Room movie website. [...]

September 9th, 2015|

Book vs. Movie — The Princess Bride

True Love Always Wins The Story True love is the driving force behind The Princess Bride, a gentle spoof of the classic fairy tale.  In the picturesque country of Florin, the exceedingly handsome yet humble Westley and the extraordinarily beautiful Buttercup – having quietly pined for years – finally conjure up the courage to express their great love for each other.  But cruel fate intervenes, taking Westley far overseas where he tragically falls victim to the Dread Pirate Roberts.  Years pass by and the still mourning Buttercup has no choice but to accept the hand of the ethically challenged Prince [...]

April 13th, 2014|

Book vs. Movie — The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien vs. Peter Jackson The Story The evil Lord Sauron has been slowly building his strength in the East, plotting his takeover of Middle Earth – a magical and bounteous land of Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits and dozens of other creatures.  The only missing piece to his malevolent puzzle is the One Ring, which he treacherously created in the depths of time, but subsequently lost in an ancient battle.  Over the following millennia, he has been biding his time, striving to regain the lost ring and restore himself to indomitable power.  Meanwhile, the ring has fallen into the hands [...]

December 3rd, 2013|