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Holly’s Best of 2015

Obviously this is continuing in the grand tradition of end of year best of overviews. David did his yesterday and pointed out correctly that this year has not been quite as productive as last year. Although this year has also been a big year because the arrival of Geek Baby made this an exciting and interesting year. When we did have time this year we were able to consume a few things and so with that in mind here are my “Best of 2015”. Continue reading

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Insurgent, a LitFlix

David and I got to go see Insurgent recently and it was interesting. It has been a while since I finished reading the book, but I remembered a lot of the important points and often watching the story played out in a movie will bring back those memories. With this movie it was not the case because there were points that were similar, but then there was a lot that went a completely different direction as well. Some of the problem is that they hit some of the larger points, but then missed the bigger picture of the story. Some of this stems from the ways that they changed the first story, but then there are a lot of things that seem to get changed due to time. The biggest thing though is that it felt like the movie was telling a different story. (Spoilers for Insurgent after the jump) Continue reading

LitFlix 2015

So another year another season of LitFlix. Even though these do not necessarily get the most views I still really enjoy doing them so we are going to continue in the tradition. Now this year there will be a few changes to the LitFlix with the change in our family dynamic coming soon. For one thing it is just not feasible to see all the movies in the theatre. This means that we are going to move more of the LitFlix to be based on rental times instead of the theatre release (although here I will still list theatre release as that is the dates that we have). The other thing is that just because there is a movie based on a book does not mean I am going to do a LitFlix on it (Fifty Shades of Grey). So without further ado here are the movies based on books that I will be diving in to, three of which are continuations in a series. I have heard about other movies that are supposed to be released, but until there is an official date I am holding off on adding them. Are there any other movie / book adaptations that you think I should take a look at? Continue reading