LitFlix 2015

For the third year now, we will be reviewing movies that come out based on books or comics. We’re not doing this to say “the book is better!” (though apparently reading makes you a better person), but to be able to see how they do adapting, whether they change to fit the medium, whether they adapt word for word, whether they fail utterly. It’s been a fun project! You can find all of our LitFlix titles for 2013 here and for 2014 here.

Later on last year, we started falling behind – not getting the books read in time, or not catching the film before it left theaters. I think Holly gives a bit of an explanation why here. Anyway, we have been returning to titles once they are available for rental and playing catch-up. So we are still working our way through 2014 in early 2015, and more importantly, many 2015 titles may be delayed.

This is maybe good. We have noticed that the later-release LitFlix reviews might actually do better – by rental time, far more people have seen the film, by seeing it late in release, or maybe on a plane, or maybe with a delayed international release, or maybe on rental or disc like us. So the list below will be listed by U.S. release date (and updated if those change), but we’ll also list whether we intend to see the movie in theaters or rent, and we’ll update that too and add links to the finished LitFlix! This is your one-stop shop for all of our LitFlix this year, which can included added titles if some later-in-the-year release dates materialize!

Also, notice how most of them this year are changing the movie title from the book title… that didn’t go well last year for Live. Die. Repeat./Edge of Tomorrow/All You Need Is Kill

January 9 – Predestination

All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein (short story, Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

February 13 – Kingsman: The Secret Service

The Secret Service: Kingsman by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, and Matthew Vaughn (160 pages, Paperback)

Thought we missed it, but no! Stuck around forever. Read the LitFlix here.

March 20 – Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (545 pages, Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

May 1 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron by Brian Michael Bendis (10 comics, Marvel Unlimited App)

Read the LitFlix here.

July 17 – Ant-Man

Second Chance Man by Nick Spencer (Paperback, 120 pages)

There’s a Character Study and a Comic Review

August 17 – Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four 570-588, 600-611 and FF 1-23 by Jonathan Hickman (Lots of pages, Marvel Unlimited App)

Read the LitFlix here.

November 20 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (403 pages, Kindle Edition)

Read the LitFlix here.

December 18 – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (361 pages, Library)

Theatre or Rental? Theatre

Maybe Someday…

We’ve missed these in theaters – and we’ll see about seeing them rented. Some are less exciting than others…

January 23 – Mortdecai

Don’t Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli (198 pages, Library)

February 6 – Seventh Son

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney (384 pages, Kindle Edition)

March 20 – The Gunman

The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette (155 pages, Library)

May 1 – Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (482 pages, Kindle Edition)

September 18 – Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

Scorch Trials by James Dasher (370 pages, Kindle Edition)

Theatre or Rental? Rental

October 2 – The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir (385 pages, Kindle Edition)

Theatre or Rental? Rental

Moved to Next Year

March 4, 2016 – Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

“Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs, 352 pages, Kindle Edition

April 15, 2016 – Jungle Book

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (177 pages, Kindle Edition)

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  3. Suggestions for the following films:
    AGE OF ULTRON – As far as I know Bendis’ Age of Ultron is unrelated. Instead I recommend Bendis’ Avengers Disassembled and Avengers issues 55, 57 and 58 – available on the Marvel Comics App or check out my post about them here: https://graemesliterarytimemachine.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/1968-ultron-and-the-vision/

    ANT MAN – Ant Man: Scott Lang tpb available in June and Avengers #93 (also in the App and part of the Kree/Skrull War TPB

    FANTASTIC FOUR – Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol 1 by Brian Bendis and Mark Millar

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