Books in Motion

Books in Motion: The DUFF

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As a fan of The DUFF (the book, that is), I was partly excited and partly horrified when I learnt that it was being adapted into a movie. It’s not a book that I ever thought would be adapted, if I’m honest, and I kind of wish it hadn’t been. While the overall message of “be yourself, don’t let anyone else define you” is still very much present, it all fell short of the mark and the movie didn’t turn out so great.

Initial Thoughts

Well, it’s not as bad as Vampire Academy, but it did have that same “WE MUST BE FUNNEH” feel to it. That Mean-Girls-but-not vibe. You know the one I mean. I actually really liked some scenes but those were few and far between. I didn’t like the movie, in short.

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Books in Motion: Books That Should Be Adapted, Part 1

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the final empire

The whole series needs to be adapted really, but obviously The Final Empire would be the starting point. Can you imagine how this would look on a giant cinema screen? Vin and Kelsier flying around everywhere, the landscape, the mists, all of your favourite characters. From what I’ve heard, the movie rights were bought previously but then returned after some time, so they’re up for grabs again. Hopefully with the steadily increasing popularity of Brandon Sanderson, someone will pick them up again and actually adapt them. I’d be more than okay with either a TV series or a set of movies, as long as they remained faithful to the books.

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Books in Motion: Before I Go To Sleep

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Prepare for spoilers about a really bad movie.

Initial Thoughts

I’m not going to lie, I fell asleep during this movie. I can’t even say that it started off well, because after an embarrassing fifteen minutes I was ready to switch off and rewatch something more exciting. I’m very disappointed because I thought the book was thrilling and it kept me on my toes, but the movie was poorly done. Continue reading

Books in Motion: The 100

the 100 poster

(The CW always has the most awful posters oh my GOD)

So this past weekend has been an adventure for some of us in the blogosphere, one in which Gillian, Meg, Amber and I fell into a magical pit and have yet to find a way out. If any of you have been following us, you’ll know that the pit is the CW (I HATE you) show The 100, and by extension the realest otp, known in fandom as ‘Bellarke’. It’s been kind of hilarious actually to watch the snowball effect this show has had because our constant enthusiasm has pulled in more people, who have then gone and encouraged even more people to join in. I’m still not entirely sure how this happened…wait, that’s a lie, I totally do. It started with a still:

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From 2×05, or as we like to call it ‘the greatest thing that has ever happened to us’

and it basically was all Gillian and Meg needed to embark on a night-long binge that ended in them screeching excitedly, which then gave Amber the motivation she needed to watch (she watched an entire season plus the four episodes of S2 that are out already in a DAY, and is already rewatching. DEDICATION) and then I joined in to catch up and now there are so many people watching The 100 that I can’t keep up. Snowball effects, man. They’re wild. Continue reading