Category: Let’s Talk

9 Books Becoming TV Shows in 2017

9 Books Becoming TV Shows in 2017

It’s a new year, and with that comes many, many, many new movies and new TV shows that are based on those oh-so cherished things called books. I honestly think it’s so exciting to see how directors and writers interpret what’s on the page and translate it to a visual format. And I’m not one of those people who’s offended if something changes from book to screen; it’s a different format, a different medium, and it only makes sense to me that some things may change as a result. I was going to include a full list of all the book-to-screen adaptations, […]

Posted January 14, 2017
Discussion, Let's Talk Movies

Six Thoughts About Collateral Beauty

Six Thoughts About Collateral Beauty

Okay, this movie. Collateral Beauty. I’ve been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer because I thought it sounded really intriguing. And Will Smith is almost always phenomenal. So I was excited. And I just went and saw it. And my excitement has transformed into all these conflicting feelings, mostly because my brain and my heart sometimes like to fight with each other (which is a-okay, in my opinion). Anyway, I’m going to mark all spoilers, so if you haven’t seen this, you can still read my review! And if you haven’t seen it or the trailer yet, watch that now! […]

Posted December 20, 2016
Let's Talk Movies

Non-Spoilery Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Non-Spoilery Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Guys guys guys guys guys. So I went and saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I’m still just in awe. I just want to go see it again tonight, basically. I 100% loved it. These have been my two tweets since seeing it: I am BLOWN AWAY by #FantasticBeasts. Seriously. — Carlisa Cramer (@carlisajc) November 18, 2016 Current status: Daydreaming about a Newt Scamander — Carlisa Cramer (@carlisajc) November 18, 2016 And I hope I actually have coherent thoughts and things to say about it, but this might just end up being a rambling mess of my feelings and […]

Posted November 18, 2016
Let's Talk Movies

My Tips on How to Enjoy Reading Plays

My Tips on How to Enjoy Reading Plays

I’ve seen a lot of discord about the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, simply because it’s a play. And I understand the frustration. As an English major, I’ve definitely read my fair share of drama throughout high school and college. And they’re harder to get while reading—because they’re not meant to be read. They’re meant to be watched and performed. We’re meant to catch nuances in how the actors say things and in their facial expressions and body language. We’re meant to hear music that will direct our thoughts and emotions. We’re meant to be influenced by […]

Posted August 3, 2016
Bookish Thoughts, Discussion

When Watching Movies Leads to a Re-Read Craving

When Watching Movies Leads to a Re-Read Craving

Let me set a situation up for you: You’re hanging out with some of your friends on a weeknight. “You wanna watch a movie?” one of them asks. You reply with an enthusiastic, “Sure!” You all go to pick out a movie, and your friends pick one that you haven’t seen in ages but that you really love. You’ve also read the book that the movie was adapted from, and you tell your friends so in a slight “Yeah, I’m pretty cool” tone. You all sit down. You watch. You re-live the moments that you loved the first time around. Maybe […]

Posted July 27, 2016
Discussion

My Excitement for Fantasic Beasts | Potterhead July

My Excitement for Fantasic Beasts | Potterhead July

I’m writing this as part of Potterhead July—an event that Aentee from Read at Midnight set up! Let me just take you on my own little Harry Potter journey. In fourth grade, I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I was immediately taken. At that point, the first five books had already been published, and I ate them up. Then when the sixth and seventh books came out, I’d go and buy them the day of publication and read them in one or two days—staying up late, late, late. I remember once I fell asleep reading the last one and […]

Posted July 24, 2016
Bookish Thoughts, Let's Talk Movies