Tag: books to screen

Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

The box office success of Crazy Rich Asians (the sequel has already been announced!) has the interwebs a-twitter with discussions of how one movie with a fabulous all-Asian cast has increased diverse representation in Hollywood. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, released just two days later on Netflix, features a trio of Korean-American sisters and […]

In honor of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

In honor of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

The New York Times has reported that wealthy Asian-Americans have waged a campaign to make Crazy Rich Asians, opening today, a “bona-fide cultural phenomenon.” As Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks writes: [From] New York City to Los Angeles, Houston to Honolulu, these industry leaders and others have spent many thousands of dollars renting out dozens of theaters for special screenings […]

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“The Lottery” and More Short Stories on the Big Screen

“The Lottery” and More Short Stories on the Big Screen

Last month, Paramount announced a feature-length adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” a famously chilling short story that featured a sacrificial lottery, children-on-children violence, and a cruel, opaque government 60 years before the The Hunger Games. This marks the fourth time the tale has been made into a movie; the penultimate time, NBC cast Keri Russell […]

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We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before starts streaming on Netflix on August 17. The film—whose trailer (above) has accrued more than four million views at the time of this writing—began as a 2015 novel from Jenny Han, which imbues a night-sweat inducing scenario (all your secret crushes find out!) with humor, charm, and swoon-worthy romance. […]

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The Five Worst Crime Novel Adaptations

The Five Worst Crime Novel Adaptations

For last year’s #MysteryMonth, Michael Cart gave us a list of his top suspense films of all time. However, most films are nowhere near as good as Double Indemnity or Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The sad truth of it is that some films are just the worst. And some of the very worst thrillers are adapted […]

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Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Jenni L. Walsh is an author of historical fiction. Her two novels, Becoming Bonnie and Side by Side (out on June 5 from Forge Books), imagine the iconic Bonnie and Clyde through Bonnie’s eyes. You can visit her at jennilwalsh.com and follow her on Twitter at @jennilwalsh.   When discussing […]

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Booklist Goes to the Movies: A WRINKLE IN TIME

Booklist Goes to the Movies: A WRINKLE IN TIME

  Everyone knows we love books here at Booklist, but we love movies, too! (When we’re not too busy reading to watch them, that is.) We’re excited about the recent spate of film adaptations of kids books, which presents the perfect opportunity to indulge both interests simultaneously. For this post, we saw A Wrinkle in Time—Maggie and […]

Watch DARK, Already!

Watch DARK, Already!

Netflix has billed its first German series, The Dark, as a grown-up Stranger Things. Little wonder: it features a small town with a creepy government facility, weird and inexplicable events, kids on bicycles, and 80s nostalgia out the wazoo. But where Stranger Things is quite funny and has a certain coziness, The Dark is maudlin and […]

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YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

YA Twitter Explodes over Film Adaptations

For the last few days, some big names in YA Twitter have been setting the record straight about how much control they have over the marketing of their own books. Angie Thomas—whose blockbuster 2017 novel, The Hate U Give, is presently being made into a movie—lead the charge: Authors. Don't. Control. Movie. Castings. — Angie […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 13-16 We’re grinding down a bit here. If you’re like me, fellow readers, you’re starting to wonder how many traumatic childhood incidents our adult Losers’ Club needs to relive before the diminishing returns […]

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