Adaptation #118: The True Meaning of Gratuity

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header118Dorin and Kendyl sit down to talk about Adam Rex’s novel The True Meaning of Smekday. Funny, sweet and surprising, this is another one that we love discussing, especially since we forgot that we didn’t actually live through these events ourselves.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Boxtrolls, Annie (2014), Big Hero 6, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.

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The Haven for Unsolved Mysteries

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Haven has been one of my favorite shows since it first aired in 2010 on the Syfy network. The premise is that every 27 years, for a few years, the people of a small harbor village called Haven, Maine are plagued with the “troubles”, which are supernatural occurrences caused by a “troubled” person. Troubles run in families and can be triggered by a traumatic or emotional event. The people of Haven, of course, keep this hushed amongst those who need to know only and any news reading disguises a trouble as a gas leak, or something else explainable so that any outsider is none the wiser.

At the start of the show, the troubles are just starting again and no one knows why or where they came from, or at least the viewers don’t, but over the seasons the mystery has slowly unraveled. Except for the Colorado kid.

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Adaptation #117: The Seventh Son and the Stone of Destiny

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header117Book readers and non-readers alike were unimpressed by the film Seventh Son, based on Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series. This one is going down in Adaptation history as one of our least favorite, and a gigantic missed opportunity for what could have been a great movie series.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, I, Frankenstein, The Curse of the Midas Box, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

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Adaptation #116: Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

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header116Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to the 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. We get into themes of beauty and it’s worth, social status and neglect as well as why there are just SO many birds.

Make sure you let us know in the comments if there are any other versions we should pick up!

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on all the versions of Snow White, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time, Starkid’s Twisted, and Frozen/The Snow Queen.

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Adaptation #115: Ever the Kingsman

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header115If you couldn’t tell by the length of the episode, Dorin and Kendyl have a lot to say about Kingsman: The Secret Service and the original comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. They discuss the improved themes, the interesting characters and, of course, the annoying sexism.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Kick-Ass 2, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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