10.11.15

Top Ten Tuesday: Movie adaptations that I need to see immediately or I might combust

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c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten


one All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven 

Not only is this one of my favorite books of 2015, but it's one of my favorite books of all time.  And while Elle Fanning has a sort of cutesy look that I'm not sure is Violet-ish, I'm willing to suspend judgment and hope the filmmakers don't ruin it by doing something stupid like changing the ending.  Grrrrrr.  
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Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins 

Part 2!  Luckily I don't have to wait long for this one, but I'm still freaking stoked to see what they do with it.  OMG if it's just about the love triangle I'm going to vomit all over everyone in the theater.  

three Vampire Academy - Richelle Meade 

I'd always thought this book sounded dumb.  Being one of the post Twilight vampire horde, and all.  But trusted sources tell me it's actually good, and the movie looked really edgy instead of sappy, so now I'm forced to admit that I might have been wrong.  
four Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs 

Tim Burton.  Miss Peregrine.  This could only be more "me" if you threw in Neil Gaiman and some death metal.  
five
Hugo - Brian Selznick  


I'd wanted to see this movie, then found out it was a book just this year, and now I need to both (a) read and (b) see it.  You know.  Sometime.  When I have a minute to breathe.  
six It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini 

I discovered after I read the book that it had been made into a movie.  I like Emma Roberts, so I'm curious to see how she does.  Also hoping they didn't ruin it...   
seven Paper Towns - John Green 

I love this book, but I suck at life and didn't see the movie in theaters and then I forgot about it in a haze of work-related terror.  

eight The Maze Runner - James Dashner 

Okay, so I still have to read the book, but this is one of those "everyone but me has read it" and I love dystopian movies, so eventually I need to get around to it.  
nine Insurgent - Veronica Roth 

I haven't read the sequel yet, because I wasn't totally blown over by the first one, but I still would like to see what they did with the second movie.  Even just for Tobias and Eric... 

ten 13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher 

It has an IMDB page!  This is one of the most powerful YA books I've ever read and it'll probably make me cry but it's worth it because MOVIE.   



17 comments:

  1. Hugo was AMAZING. I watched it with my nephew and he was in AWE. I would like to read the book soon!

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    1. I just skimmed it but the pictures are SO gorgeous.

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  2. Ha, I cannot wait for Mockingjay. I've seen some good critical reviews - as far as I can deduce, there is a much larger focus on the political message than the love thing.

    Also, VA was quite cheesy, but the actress who plays Rose really carries the film, IMO. She's super sassy.

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    1. That gives me hope!

      Eh, I can go for cheesy sometimes. Teen movies are fun.

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  3. Hell yes Mockingjay!! I'm so satisfied with that series as an adaptation, and let's be honest: we all need closure after how Part 1 ended XD Like you, I learned about Hugo from the movie and THEN found out it was a book o.O I own a copy but I have yet to dig into it. Ditto one Maze Runner too^^ I haven't seen any of the Divergent movies but I fell out of love with the series…slowly with the second book and then completely with the third. I'm both curious and scared about the films LOL! Awesome list! xx

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    1. Ugh, yes, Part 1 was just devastating. I've heard a lot of people saying that about Divergent, which makes me even less enthusiastic about reading on.

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  4. Nice list!! I realize now that I forgot to add The Book Thief to my list this week too as I still have to read this book or watch the movie adaptation.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/11/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-to-movie.html

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    1. I haven't read the book, but the movie was absolutely phenomenal. SO MANY FEELS.

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  5. 13 Reasons Why was one I loved! Didn't realize it was being made into a movie. I still need to see Insurgent and Paper Towns. I am so slow and still haven't read All the Bright Places. I need to get on that! Great list!

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    1. Neither did I until I was looking for more movies to add to this list. READ IT IT'S AMAZING AND YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. Hem.

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  7. AHHHH I CANNOT WAIT FOR MISS PEREGRINE'S. I actually didn't like the book. (I know! I know! Shame on me!) But if Tim Burton is making the movie, then it's going to be fabulous. I'm like 10000% sure of it. OH. And you must just pause everything and go see Hugo. :') It's beautiful. It's not really fast paced? BUT IT'S BEAUTIFUL. And the book is huge but it's like 60% pictures, hahaha, so *nods* Get thee onto that CJ.
    The Maze Runner movie 1 was PERFECTION but I haven't even seen the Scorch Trials yet...omg I haven't even finished Insurgent. I NEED 395083 MORE HOURS IN MY DAY TOO.

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    1. (Ha, I'll forgive you! I didn't 100% love it, I just liked it.) YES. Tim Burton is my creepy spirit animal. Not fast paced is okay. MUST HAVE HUGO IN MY LIFE. I have Marvels too, which I should really get to.

      Is it like the book? Not that I've read it. UGH GIVE ME TIME. SO AGREE.

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  8. I can't wait to see Miss Peregrine's! Love the books! Hugo is wonderful! The Maze Runner and Insurgent are both totally awesome!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  9. So looking forward to Mockingjay Part 2!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  10. I loved Vampire Academy regardless of how dumb it sounds. The movie though could have been better. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  11. I heard recently that 13 Reasons is being made into a TV show, so there’s that! No idea who’ll be in it anymore, since five or six years ago it was supposed to be Selena Gomezx and she’s an executive producer for the new show.
    I adore, adore, *adore* Hugo! The film is really enjoyable, although my love for the book meant I didn’t like it so much as I otherwise might have. It’s incredibly inventive and wonderous, both film and book, so you’re in for magic.
    Mockingjayyyy. I am so incredibly excited for that, although also nervous. I’m a little afraid I’ll either love it or... not.
    Brilliant list! x

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