Tag: book movie

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

TITLE: NerveDISTRIBUTOR: LionsgateSTARING: Emma Roberts & Dave FrancoRATING: PG-13RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2016Official Website | IMDb SYNOPSIS: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly […]

Posted July 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 1 Comment

Another Rant About Adaptations of Books

Another Rant About Adaptations of Books

Welcome to my yearly rant about book to movie whatever adaptations. I’ve done a lot of posts about them in the past like this one and this one and this one. I have mixed feelings about adaptations in general. I just feel like they were the product of laziness. And I say that in the nicest way possible, as I’m pretty lazy myself. Sometimes adaptations feel like the child of someone too lazy to come up with a new story. Someone too lazy to look […]

Posted July 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

The actual BEA might be over, but Armchair BEA still is not (although today is the last day). Today’s topic is Book to Movie Adaptations. I’m going to just try to focus on the diversity aspect of them and keep this section short and sweet because well… let’s just say when I get started on book movies, I have a hard time stopping and it usually ends up in a rant. A very long rant. One I do not have the energy for right now. […]

Posted May 30, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 3 Comments

Investigated – I don’t like book to movie adaptations

Investigated – I don’t like book to movie adaptations

If I’m being honest, I don’t like book to movie adaptations. At least, not as much as other people seem to. I’m just, I don’t know, so over them. It feels like every time I go to the movies, there’s a different book movie playing. Yes, it can be exciting when a book you love is being turned into a movie. But I am often also filled with dread and nerves. I’ve seem too many movies based on books that were messed up. (The Mortal […]

Posted May 18, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

Movie Review – If I Stay

Movie Review – If I Stay

  TITLE: If I Stay DIRECTOR: R.J. CutlerSTARRING: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Liana Liberato, and moreRUN TIME: 107 minutesRATING: PG-13 ADAPTED FROM: If I Stay by Gayle FormanSOURCES: Official Site of If I Stay and IMDbRATING: Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree […]

Posted September 2, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Investigated – The Popularity of Books with Adaptations

Investigated – The Popularity of Books with Adaptations

I went on vacation and discovered this… If you can’t read the picture above, it is a list of the nations best sellers according to USA Today. The top three books on the list are If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now this paper is from August 20, 2014, so it’s a few weeks old. But that’s not the point. The point is that I was kind of surprised at the […]

Posted September 1, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

If I Stay – Movie Info + Trailer Reaction & Review

If I Stay – Movie Info + Trailer Reaction & Review

  TITLE: If I Stay RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2014 (USA)RATING: PG-13 TYPE: Movie adaptation of the book by Gayle FormanSOURCES: Official Movie Site of If I Stay Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own […]

Posted July 17, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

The Maze Runner Trailer – Reaction and Review

The trailer for the Maze Runner came out on Monday, but I didn’t get a chance to see it until today. I now shame on me, but I just had heaps and heaps of schoolwork to do. Anyways, I finally got around to watching and it and can I just say WOW!? It was a LOT better than what I expected. And honestly, it looks a lot better than the Divergent trailer. Sorry, Divergent. The acting looks really good, as well as the graphics. The […]

Posted March 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Movie Review – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Movie Review – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

TITLE: The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesDIRECTOR: Harald ZwartSTARRING: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, and more.RUN TIME: 2 hours, 10 minutesRATED: PG-13ADAPTED FROM: City of Bones by Cassandra ClareSYNOPSIS: Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must […]

Posted February 4, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Investigated – Critics and YA

Investigated – Critics and YA

Okay, so I actually had something else planned to post today, but I just couldn’t wait to post this one. I apologize before hand if this starts turning into a rant. And it probably will. As a lot of you guys (should) know The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (the movie adapted from the book of the same title by Cassandra Clare) came out on Wednesday last week. Along with the movie, a bunch of critics and reviews came out for it. That is to be […]

Posted August 26, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments