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From Page to Screen: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Not too long ago I reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl here on Badass Book Reviews and for the most part I absolutely loved it.  I can still say, with confidence, that it was the absolute funniest book that I’ve ever read.  Ever.  It should win awards …

From Page to Screen: Outlander, Episode 14

Outlander: Episode 14 The Search was one of the slower episodes, I thought.  The episode didn’t even contain Jamie!  Not even a little!  Not even a glimpse!  That’s not a complaint, because it wouldn’t have made sense to cut to Jamie onscreen.  They certainly didn’t in the book.  Still, when he’s not in an episode …

From Page to Screen: Outlander, Episode 13

Outlander: Episode 13 Watching episode 13, The Watch this weekend made me feel soooo much better about where I’m at as a viewer.  I’ve been feeling like most of my Outlander Starz blog posts have been kind of negative, especially in the second half of the season.  I started to wonder if I’m not quite as understanding of adaptations …

From Page to Screen: Outlander, Episode 12

Outlander: Episode 12 I’m sorry folks, but I can’t say that I was thrilled with this episode.  All of the things that I enjoyed before still stand, of course.  The acting was amazing.  The scenery is gorgeous.  Jamie is… so handsome and dynamic. Then of course there was the near rape scene, which became the …

From Page to Screen: Outlander, Episode 11

Outlander: Episode 11 The witch trial… fans of the books have been waiting for this episode.  I feel it’s safe to say that Claire’s trial is one of the biggest scenes in the book, not only because of the trial itself but for what happens afterwards.  It’s ‘The Big Reveal’ between Claire and Jamie. Sadly, …

From Page to Screen: Outlander, Episode 10

Outlander: Episode 10 Episode 10 was a lot of filler, I thought.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that it wasn’t good.  It was still very good, it was just that it was an episode that’s purpose was to hop through the time spent at Leoch, before everything that goes down with the Witch Trial. We got …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 9

Outlander: Episode 9   Welcome back, fellow rabid Outlander fans!  Have you missed Heughan’s Jamie Fraser as much as I have over these long months??  Were you hanging on the same precipice?  Or, window ledge as the case may be… Outlander’s opening scene did not pick up on that ledge with Jamie pointing his pistol at …

From Page to Screen: Outlander episode 8

************ ************   I’ve been dreading the mid-season break episode.  Especially after I heard that it wasn’t going to return until April 4th!  Just in case you didn’t figure it out, that is six whole dang months.  Nevertheless, no matter how much I dreaded it, the mid-season finale came anyway.  Thank goodness it was a …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 7

September 20, 2014 9PM Wedding of one James Fraser to one Claire Beauchamp The world of Outlander has been bracing for this moment, this exact moment, since Ron Moore and Diana Gabaldon announced that Outlander was optioned for the screen.  I’m pretty sure I remember our first words were, ‘OMG, The WEDDING!’.  I know that …

From Page to Screen: The Maze Runner

It’s true that, in the end of this series, I was very unhappy.  My review of Maze Runner on Goodreads has gotten the most attention, more than any of my other reviews.  I think it’s because there are so many others who felt as let down as I did.  I can’t post it here for …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 6

Outlander: Episode 6 First off, Jesus H Roosevelt Christ!  That episode was fan-fricking-tastic in all it’s horrific brutality!  I don’t even know exactly where to start, it was so great. I think first off we should talk about the terrifying magnificence of Tobias Menzies.  It’s being said that he gave the performance of his career …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 5

Outlander: Episode 5 Episode 5 was a slower episode.  It was a lot of travel and taking the rents, and packing the bag full of funds for Bonnie Prince Charles.  Claire struggled with the attitudes of the men.  But there were a few new or special things that I’d like to point out in this …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 4

Outlander: Episode 4 While Episode 4 covered the course of the Gathering and the subsequent Scotch games and boar hunt, I think of this episode more as the Episode of Dougal.  Thus far we’ve gotten small glimpses into Graham McTavish’s version of Dougal MacKenzie.  He, at least I think, seems colder than he did in …

From Page to Screen: Outlander Episode 3

Outlander: Episode 3 30 second Episode recap: Claire has nightmares that she’s accused of witchcraft due to her time travel experience, which just cements the fact that she doesn’t believe she can tell anyone the truth.  She’s very likely right.  Claire decides to settle into life at Leoch in the hopes of proving to Colum how she …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.  …

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, …