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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

Litflix Delayed: MockingJay Part II

So life has been crazy and I have been dealing with some other things lately, which I am planning to talk about in more detail tomorrow. Suffice it to say I have not been writing as much as I want or should be, thus no Litflix for Mockingjay Part 2 until now.

It is really interesting try to compare one whole movie to half a book. Honestly part of the problem I had with Mockingjay Part 1 is that it is not the whole story. The first part is all about Katniss coming to grips with being the symbol of the revolution and what that means. Dealing with the after effects of watching people dying around her when she thinks she is the one who really should be dead. The second part is about a plan of action. It is the culmination of all the turmoil that has been happening leading to the final confrontation. It means that in this movie we get a lot more of the action happening. Now this does follow along with the book, but the pacing between a movie and book function very differently. 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

What are we excited for in 2015?

So last year Holly and I each wrote a post about what we were excited about for 2014. Well, the lists were pretty similar, and we also feel like there were more things that we knew were coming in 2014. As in, we can’t name all that many things coming this year.

There are a bunch of movie announcements for the next several years, like from Marvel, but 2015 is a bit quieter on that front. And without the new consoles there aren’t a lot of games coming for us to be excited about. There are a couple of spring season shows coming, but they both start in the next few days and don’t feel like a big this-year sort of thing.

Anyway, it seems like our big news yesterday will be the biggest thing we’re excited for this year, but I’ve included a poll with the few things on our radar. If there’s more you’re excited for this year, let us know in the comments below!

Litflix 2014

Last year was big for movies based on books. We had Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, Catching Fire, The Hobbit, and more. It has been a fun journey seeing how studios have chosen to interpret the books in to the movies and see where they hit or missed the mark. So now it is a new year and there are new Litflix coming out. So here is the list of all the books turned movies that I am going to be examining over the next year.

There is definitely something to be said for reading the book before seeing the movie. I will admit it might taint the experience a little bit, but I still find the practice fascinating. Sometimes when you are too familiar with the story you can be distracted from the story being told. At the same time if the book is good then it can be difficult to watch a movie that seems to totally veer away from the story that was told. So we will see what this new batch of Litflix brings and feel free to join in. (This is not a complete list, but there are only so many books I can read and movies that I can watch in a year.) Continue reading