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Popcorn and a Book (41): Before I Fall

Popcorn and a Book (41): Before I Fall

The Book: 2010 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Harper) The Film: 2017 Before I Fall directed by Ry Russo-Young (Awesomeness Films) Sam Kingston is at the top of the high school food chain. Her life is perfect. Until the car she’s in crashes. Sam wakes up caught in a loop of living the same … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (40): The Scorch Trials

Popcorn and a Book (40): The Scorch Trials

The Book: 2010 The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Delacorte Press) The Film: 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed by Wes Ball (20th Century Fox) It’s been about a week since I saw The Scorch Trials in theatres and I still can’t decide if I liked it or not—I’m really on the fence with this one. It was … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

The Book: 2010 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence (Lionsgate) If, like me, you weren’t a big fan of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, don’t let that stop you from seeing the movie because it is worth it. So worth … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

Popcorn and a Book (37): The Giver

  The Book: 1993 The Giver by Lois Lowry (Laurel-Leaf Books, an imprint of Random House) The Film: 2014 The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce (Walden Media) If you’ve read my review of the book, you will know that I wasn’t blown away by it. But I was looking forward to seeing how the film handled this dystopian story … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (35): Divergent

Popcorn and a Book (35): Divergent

The Book: 2011 Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) The Film: 2014 Divergent directed by Neil Burger (Summit Entertainment) SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the book, this review will contain plot spoilers. I loved Veronica Roth’s book Divergent (read my review here) and was excited to see the movie, but YA books-turned-movies tend to have … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (34): The Hobbit vol. 2

Popcorn and a Book (34): The Hobbit vol. 2

  The Book: 1937 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (HarperCollins; originially published by George Allen & Unwin) The Film: 2013 The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug directed by Peter Jackson (New Line Cinemas and MGM) ***WARNING: SPOILER ALERT*** As soon as I got home from the theatre from finally watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

The Book: 2009 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Gavin Hood (Lionsgate Entertainment) [If you haven’t read Catching Fire yet (And seriously, why haven’t you? There is no excuse), then this will contain a few plot spoilers.] Catching Fire is my favourite book in the Hunger … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (32): Ender’s Game

Popcorn and a Book (32): Ender’s Game

The Book: 1985 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Tor Books) The Film: 2013 Ender’s Game directed by Gavin Hood (Summit Entertainment) In a very tight nutshell, Ender’s Game is about a boy prodigy who has been recruited by the government to train to fight “Buggers”—an insect-like alien species that decades before attacked earth. The … Continue reading