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LitFlix: Warm Bodies

Screenshot from Warm BodiesSo, this past Friday was the opening night of Warm Bodies, our first LitFlix of 2013. Initially the previews leading up to the release date made me think that they had removed some potentially crucial pieces from the book. I still saw how they could have pulled it off in the movie and was interested to see how they did it. Before I saw the movie I read the spoiler-heavy io9 review (http://io9.com/5980780/warm-bodies-is-something-way-better-than-just-romeo-and-juliet-and-zombies) that made me realize that the movie was probably going to be more like the book than I initially thought.

Having now read the book AND watched the movie, I can say they did a pretty good job of sticking to the source material, while still making it understandable in a different medium. There are still quite a few things that were changed in the movie, but I appreciate and can understand why these changes were made. (SPOILERS for both the book and movie Warm Bodies after the jump.) Continue reading

Trailer Watch: Upside Down and Warm Bodies

Originally, this was going to be a Trailer Watch for the first four minutes of Warm Bodies, which you can still find after the jump. Then last night I was dinking around on my iPad, as you do, and went to IMDB to see if there were any new trailers posted. There was a couple of movies, Red 2, Evil Dead, etc, and then there was this movie called Upside Down. At first I skipped over it, but then noticed it was Kirsten Dunst and I had not seen anything with her in it for ages so I was curious. What I found was an incredibly innovative topic for a movie that defies the laws of physics. Continue reading