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GIFT GUIDES

What to Give Your Favorite Wes Anderson Fan this Season

What to Give Your Favorite Wes Anderson Fan this Season

What do you get the hipster-with-heart on your gift list? The one who’s seen every Wes Anderson movie, from the totally indie short films to the director’s cut masterpiece? If you’re obsessed, or know someone who is, you can start with […]

by × December 16, 2014 ×

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Here Are the Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2015

Here Are the Books Hitting the Big Screen in 2015

If it weren’t for books, movie theaters would be a whole lot less interesting. From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, to Gone Girl, to Unbroken, the most talked-about movies of 2014 were based on books, and 2015 promises more of the […]

by × December 15, 2014 ×

ONE TRUE PAIRING

5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

The novels of Thomas Pynchon have generally been considered unfilmable. Dense, chaotic, cerebral—Pynchon’s oeuvre is composed of novels that don’t lend themselves readily to cinematic moments and the condensation required to turn a book into a two-hour (or even three-hour) film. […]

by × December 8, 2014 ×

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5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed (hey there, Mockingjay) are sometimes turned into multiple movies. Now, it looks like another planned book-to-movie project will be […]

by × November 24, 2014 ×

MOVIE REVIEWS

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Rebuilds the Mockingjay From the Boots Up

If the Hob still existed, everyone (read: Greasy Sae) would be gossiping about whether or not they can survive Mockingjay being chopped in half for the final two Hunger Games films. Tributes, I have been beyond the fence and can tell you: YOU WILL NOT […]

by × November 21, 2014 ×

AUTHORS WE LOVE

Joe Hill: Author of Horns and Hero of Horror

Joe Hill: Author of Horns and Hero of Horror

When you’re a child of Stephen King, it’s perfectly understandable if your mind is a little…twisted. Luckily for the world at large, Joe Hill and his canon are just that, as well as deliciously subversive, cleverly outlandish, and universally spooky. All of […]

by × October 28, 2014 ×

ADAPTATIONS

Why You Should Read Before I Go to Sleep Before It Hits Theaters

Why You Should Read Before I Go to Sleep Before It Hits Theaters

Sleep, for most of us, is the perfect ally. There’s no one I’d rather see at the end of a long day than Mr. Sandman. But what if the peace of slumber was the enemy—what if it wreaked havoc with your […]

by × October 22, 2014 ×

ADAPTATIONS

Why You Must Pack All the Kleenex Before Seeing If I Stay in Theaters Tonight

Why You Must Pack All the Kleenex Before Seeing If I Stay in Theaters Tonight

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE ALMOST DETACHED OUR TONSILS TRYING NOT TO CRY. For those of you who haven’t read Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, the film introduces us to Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz), a talented 17-year-old cellist from an Oregon […]

by × August 22, 2014 ×

SUMMER READING

7 Books that Capture that Summer Blockbuster Magic

7 Books that Capture that Summer Blockbuster Magic

Seen any good movies lately? The numbers suggest the answer just might be no—for the month of July (prime blockbuster season), box-office receipts are lagging some 30 percent behind last year. While I’d love to call it a referendum on […]

by × July 31, 2014 ×