Category Archives: book into movie

Movie review: Adventures of Aladdin (2019) directed by Glenn Campbell

Product info: A new remake of an old fairy tale. With the help of a magical lamp, an impoverished young man transforms himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. My impressions: This was … Continue reading

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Movie review: Red Sparrow (2018) directed by Francis Lawrence

Product info: Dominica Egorova’s (Jennifer Lawrence) life turns upside down when, during a Bolshoi Theatre performance, she collides with her partner and breaks her leg. An accident or not, a prima balerina with a broken leg has to end her … Continue reading

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Movie review: You Were Never Really Here (2018) directed by Lynne Ramsay

Product info: It is a movie adapted from a Jonathan Ames novella and it features Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a horribly messed- up individual. As a combat veteran and former FBI agent with post-traumatic stress disorder he pops pills constantly. Pills are expensive so he earns … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis (from Goodreads): EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I heard about this one from Melfka a writer, a reviewer and a friend – thank you very much for the tip! Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they … Continue reading

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TV series review: Jessica Jones season one, episodes 1-13

Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg , based on Jessica Jones comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. I watched it because of Heidenkind/Tasha who writes an excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books – thank you my dear for everything! … Continue reading

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Movie review: Horns (2014) directed by Alexandre Aja

Movie info: Ignatius “Ig” Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is the prime suspect when his girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple) is raped and murdered. After all they quarreled in public the same night and she broke up with him. Despite his declarations of … Continue reading

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Book to movie review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed vs. Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) and written by Nick Hornby

Synopsis: A road to hell or a road to redemption? A foolish project of an unbalanced individual or a life-saving pilgrimage? After a premature death of her beloved mother and a divorce Cheryl nose-dived into troubles. She dropped out of … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Synopsis: A naïve young woman whose name is supposed to be ‘rare’ and ‘original’ (Daphne?) but is never revealed in the book, stays in a Monte Carlo hotel along with a rich woman, Mrs. Van Hopper, who has employed her as … Continue reading

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Review: Horns by Joe Hill

Synopsis: One morning Ignatius Perrish woke up in his flat, completely hung over after an all-night bender, and found a nice pair of small horns growing on both sides his forehead. Just like that. Ig wasn’t the worst or the … Continue reading

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