Category: Let’s Talk Movies

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
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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
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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
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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

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

Let’s Talk Movies: Finding Dory

It’s here. It’s real. The sequel to my childhood. Finding Dory was released this past weekend, and I jumped on the opportunity and watched it Saturday night. And long story short: I loved it. It was funny and endearing and thought-provoking and sweet and much deeper than I thought it was going to be. That’s what I kind of love about Disney animation recently. Or animation in general. I have a blog post on this in its entirety brewing…but I feel like animation is being used as a children’s movie on its most basic level and as a commentary on social issues on its […]

Posted June 20, 2016
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Let’s Talk Movies: Ten Reasons You Should Go See the Jungle Book

Let’s Talk Movies: Ten Reasons You Should Go See the Jungle Book

I DID IT. I just went and saw The Jungle Book, and I super loved it. It was fun; it was action-packed; it was everything it could’ve been. But we’ll get to that later. I honestly probably haven’t seen the cartoon version since I was five or six, so I couldn’t tell you much about the plot going in. But I was still very excited…because if you know anything about me, you’d know that I’m all about these Disney remakes. I get to relive my childhood in amazing CGI, and what more could you ask for, really? Anyway, here are ten reasons why […]

Posted April 27, 2016
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