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Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Adaptations I Still Haven’t Seen

Hello!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and Bookish!

It seems that book to movie adaptations have been pretty popular recently (YAY!). And the film industry has begun to show a lot of interest in in YA, and even some MG, fiction with many movies based on YA books in the works. (YAY!!!)

Well, this isn’t just a new phenomenon and there are still quite a few book to movie adaptations that I haven’t seen yet. Usually when I read a book and a movie is made I immediately rush to see it. With that in mind, not only are the titles in this list movies I have yet to see but they’re also books I haven’t yet read (for whatever reason).

Winn-DixieposterBecause of Winn-Dixie

based on the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

WarHorseposterWar Horse

based on the book War Horse by Michael Morpugo

BEastlyposterBeastly

based on the book Beastly by Alex Flinn

I did read this one…and wasn’t a huge fan….

PerksOfBeingAWallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

based on the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

HolesPosterHoles

based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar

Layout 1 (Page 1)Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

based on the book Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Georgia Nicolson

PercyJacksonPosterPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

based on the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I did read this one. You can read my review here.

BridgeToTerabithiaposterBridge to Terabithia

based on the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

NickNorahposterNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

based on the book Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

FlippedposterFlipped

based on the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanan

I’ve heard some of the movies on my list are “meh” although the books are good…but that’s pretty normal right? Have you seen any of these? What are your thoughts on these book to movie adaptations?

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Movie Update: The Official Hunger Games Movie Trailer

This morning Lionsgate premiered the official trailer for The Hunger Games movie on Goodmorning America. If you haven’t watched it yet, go for it!

This just gets me so excited; everything looks amazing! First the characters, Jennifer Lawrence just looks amazing and I get goosebumps when she volunteers to take Prim’s place at the Reaping (and I’ve seen it like six times now!). Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket looks and sounds perfect; the over-the-top hair and make up with the obnoxious sing-song voice are exactly what I’ve imagined!

I LOVE the scenery! District 12 looks just as it should, like a dingy and poverty stricken mining town. And the extras at the Reaping? The 1940s style clothing brings images of Europe during Nazi occupation to my mind, which makes so much sense!

I’m impressed that they didn’t show us too much of Katniss in her Girl on Fire costume and I’m hoping they won’t so we can be just as awe struck as the people of the Capitol when she enters! Plus I’m glad that this trailer doesn’t pay much attention to the romantic triangle, because although I love that piece of the plot (LOVE!) it’s not the thing that makes the story as great as it is.

Now that you’ve seen it, what do you think?