Aug 202014
 
From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 2

Outlander on Starz: Episode 2 (Aka, Episode ‘Jamie Shows All His Sexy’)   Alright, alright, let’s get serious… Episode 2, I thought, was even better than the first.  I hear others talking about ‘voice over’ but I barely noticed it in this second installment.  It wasn’t all Jamie, either.  I think a lot of it was just the pacing. In episode 1, I felt that the first half, though it was important and needed, felt like it was dragging.  As a long time fan of the book series let me say that this is actually reminiscent of the books.  When [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 112014
 
From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 1

  Outlander on Starz: Episode 1     Regina: I admit to not being much of a TV watcher.  Books are my vice, when I have time away from my kids and work to do anything else.  I do watch a few shows, but mainly when I am working out.  So while I knew Outlander was being produced on Starz, I wasn’t focused on it or waiting for it.  Okay, well I have now watched the first episode twice — twice! It was amazing, perfect and well done.  The scenery is beautiful and lush; and the characters are just as Diana [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 11, 2014 at 8:00 am
Jun 132014
 
From Page to Screen: The Fault in our Stars

Let me take this introduction paragraph to brag for a moment.  I was one of those few people to spend extra money to see the very first viewing that they called ‘The Night before our Stars’.   The first official show, followed by a live simulcast with music and a question and answer via Twitter with the one and only John Green.  Oh, and also, he was joined by Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, Nat Wolff, director Joshua Boone and Producer Wyck Godfrey.  It was… spectacular!  And now I’m going to attempt to harness all these feels into a fair impression of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 13, 2014 at 8:00 am
Apr 252013
 
From Page to Screen: Kelley Armstrong's Bitten

Welcome to “From Page to Screen,” Badass Book Reviews feature about television and film adaptations of the series we love.  Today we are going to look at the cast from the television adaptation of Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten, the first novel in her very popular “Women of the Otherworld” series.  Space released this press release and Kelley Armstrong posted this message to her Tumblr account, but let’s take a more in-depth look at some of the principal cast members.   Bitten by Kelley Armstrong Book #1 in the Women of the Otherworld series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 1 October 2001 Synopsis from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jan 122013
 
From Page to Screen

2012 featured a plethora of movies that were adapted from original books.  From blockbusters like “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ (book|movie) and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (book|movie) to smaller, more arthouse fare such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (book|movie) and “John Dies at the End” (book|movie), this past year featured some wonderful book to movie adaptations.  This month’s From Page to Screen feature is dedicated to the upcoming 2013 movies that are based on popular novels. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular young adult novel is coming to the big screen this year.  “Beautiful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 072012
 
Review + Movie Trailer: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures will make its big screen debut on February 2013. If you haven’t read the book and are intrigued by the movie, watch the trailer and read the Badass review to see what the fuss is all about! Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Book #1 – Caster Chronicles Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy Audiobook narrated by Kevin T. Collins Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 7, 2012 at 7:43 am
Mar 222012
 
The Hunger Games - Movie

Squee! The Hunger Games Movie opens March 23! Oh, the anticipation…. The Hunger Games is dear to me because it opened up a whole world of reading to my boys, aged 12 and 15. Both were reluctant readers. Both devoured the entire series. I don’t even know where my copy of the book (or the rest of the series) is. I suspect that kid #2 has them stashed under his bed. We listened to the audio version of The Hunger Games in the car on a very long road trip. The cool part was that we were on I-81 driving [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 am
Feb 082012
 
Movie Review: One for the Money (Based on the Stephanie Plum Series)

So, on Saturday the 4th, I left all the kids with my husband and embarked on a movie journey with my mom and aunt. Our destination? One for the Money. I haven’t been to the movies in years. Years! I may have been in a wee bit of shock over the prices. Holy crap. $11.50 for a movie? Damn. Anyway. We finally got there, and got settled. Oh, side note, the seats were so comfortable. They reclined and everything. It felt like memory foam cossetting my ass. Nice! I enjoy the first twelve Stephanie Plum novels. One for the Money [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 8, 2012 at 6:26 am
May 232011
 
Game of Thrones ~ HBO

OK ya’ll, who watches Game of Thrones on HBO.  I’m currently reading the novels, but I am enjoying HBO’s version so much!  God I really hate the Freaking Queen and her Incestuous family.  I’m only up to episode three.  Well, I’ve watched through three, I’m up to four.  I’ll watch that one tomorrow night.  I can only watch after the kids go to bed, and then I only watch one episode because I need my beauty sleep.  So who wants to discuss the series/show? Try to keep in mind spoilers from future books if possible.  Do you think HBO is [ Read More of this Review ]

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