The Umbrella Academy (Adaptation Comparison) [Ongoing Review]

In this Adaptation Comparison revival, I’m going to be taking a look at the new Netflix show The Umbrella Academy, and the Dark Horse comic book series that inspired it. Specifically, I’m going to be reading The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas before diving into the Netflix series and comparing the source material to the new adaptation.Continue reading “The Umbrella Academy (Adaptation Comparison) [Ongoing Review]”

Week In Review #2

(January 7th-January 13th) This post will be updated as my week (in entertainment) continues! This week, I’m expanding my 2019 horizons by reading, watching, and writing as well as continuing last week’s indie gaming theme. Here are my thoughts and recommendations, from my heart to your…eyes. Enjoy:) Last week, I played a few games likeContinue reading “Week In Review #2”

Story of Your Life / Arrival Review

Story of Your Life is a 1998 short story written by Ted Chiang and is the inspiration for the 2016 film Arrival, adapted by Eric Heisserer. Both the short story and the adaptation follow the same tale about a linguist specialist who is brought on to help the US Government communicate with the aliens thatContinue reading “Story of Your Life / Arrival Review”

Adaptation Comparison: The BFG

The BFG is a 1982 young adult fantasy novel published by Roald Dahl about a young girl, Sophie, who gets taken away in the night by the titular Big Friendly Giant. The story is very simple and takes place all in one day: the Giant takes Sophie back to his cave, they learn about each other’sContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: The BFG”

Adaptation Comparison: Old Man Logan & Logan

The Book Old Man Logan is a graphic novel published in 2008, written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven. This story is about a post-apocalyptic world in which the Super Villains have wiped out all of the heroes and taken over the world. The Wolverine has long since retired and is living on aContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: Old Man Logan & Logan”

Adaptation Comparison: Memento Mori (Memento)

Spoiler warning here for both! The Book (Short Story) Memento Mori is a short story written by Jonathan Nolan about a man named Earl who has short term memory loss. The story is written nonlinearly and alternates sections in italics written in the first person addressed “you,” and the others in the third person as EarlContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: Memento Mori (Memento)”

Review: House of Leaves

House of Leaves is a novel released in 2000 by Mark Z. Danielewski about a house and the effects that this house has had on anybody who steps foot in it or reads about it. That’s probably about as simple as a synopsis could go on a plot this big; there is an unbelievable amount ofContinue reading “Review: House of Leaves”

Adaptation Comparison: Berlin Syndrome

In this post, I will review Berlin Syndrome (the novel) written by Melanie Joosten, and then review the film of the same name, partly in comparison with the novel. I will analyze what was changed in the adaptation, and what effects those changes had on the overall story! Enjoy! (but there are spoilers, so you have beenContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: Berlin Syndrome”

Adaptation Comparison: Silence

In this post, I will be reviewing the book, and then reviewing the movie as I would any other, but also review it as an adaptation of the book. During the review, I will compare the contrast the two, and at the end, I will recommend neither, one, or both, and tell you in which orderContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: Silence”