Adaptation #191: There’s Something There That Wasn’t There Before

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The Adaptation hosts just can’t stop gabbing about the new live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Despite their previous doubts, they’re pretty happy with the extra backstories, songs, and details from the original fairytale.

Watch the 1991 animated film along with us in our commentary.

Question(s) of the Week: How did you feel about the balance of backstories between the Beast and Belle? Would you have liked more from one, the other, or both?

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Adaptation #190: Go Back to the Way Jem Was

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Dorin and Kendyl have a real good time dragging the Jem and the Holograms (2015) movie, talking about how it could have been better and admitting that there were parts they actually liked.

Watch the first five episodes of the TV show along with us in our commentary.

Question(s) of the Week: Would you have rather seen a more straight-forward version of Jem or something that would have been more like the cartoon? What other 80s cartoon would you like to see made into a movie?

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Adaptation #189: Papa Logan’s School for Pugnacious Punks

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This time, the hosts discuss the first comic book movie of the year, Logan (2017), the major character deaths, and one of them gets a little obsessed with imagining her own future for the series.

Question(s) of the Week: What would Logan name his school for gifted youngsters? Who would you cast at these kids in the future? What mutants would you like to see join the film series?

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Adaptation #188: Hidden Figures Make History

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In this episode, Adaptation reviews Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the 2016 film that’s based on it. The hosts marvel at the fact that they were unaware of these amazing women and how hard math is while comparing the two.

Question(s) of the Week: Do you know of any other hidden figures that should have movies made about them?

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Adaptation #187: The Game of Katwe

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Kendyl and Dorin follow up their discussion of Tim Crothers’ book by talking about Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016), why they never quite got the hang of chess, and what would make it a little more interesting to them.

Listen to our episode on the book by Tim Crothers.

Question(s) of the Week: What two teams would you tape to your chess pieces to battle? What character would each piece be?

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