It’s a whole new decade and I was thinking about what book world and reading would look like this time in 10 years. How will the 20’s shape and change books for us? Or books change the 20’s? Below are my predictions.
I’ll get to the dragon news but in already filming news have I been sleeping on the fact we’re getting a new adaptation of The Stand? It’s only my favorite King book and I actually really liked then 90’s miniseries. How in the hell did I miss that?
It Chapter 2 Directed By: Andy Muschietti Stephen King is well-known for not always sticking the landings as they say. It is probably a big part of that. The film makes fun of that as well teasing writer Bill that no one likes his endings. Overall I have to say I enjoyed the film. Lots … More It Chapter 2: Thoughts & Spoilers
Love, Simon Directed by: Greg Berlanti Grade: B+ Love, Simon is based on Becky Albertalli’s book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which was one I really enjoyed a couple of years back now. I didn’t catch this in the theater either and it didn’t seem to get a lot of attention outside the book community … More Love, Simon Deserved More Love
Persepolis Directed By: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud Grade: B+ Persepolis was my Blind Spot pick for May. (Five months in and sticking with it!) I actually do remember reading Persepolis in college. The story is about Satrapi’s youth during and after the Islamic Revolution.
The Circle Directed by: James Ponsoldt Grade: B- Mae Holland (Emma Watson) gets the job of a lifetime working for a cutting edge tech company called The Circle. She’s only there for like a week before her life is immeasurably better. They have concerts and yoga and health care for her parents. It’s the perfect … More The Circle
Directed by: Ridley Scott Based on the Novel By: Andy Weir Grade: A I’ll admit I have been waiting for this one for a while. It’s the first of a crop of exciting movies this fall and winter and based on a novel that I absolutely loved. So did it live up to my expectations? … More The Martian