TV Tuesday | Sleeping with the Enemy

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation

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Sleeping with the Enemy was an infamous movie starring Julia Roberts, known for surpassing Nancy Prince’s original novel in greatness. The story follows Laura Burney, a woman who appears to have everything, but has secretly endured the brutality of her husband’s domestic abuse. That is until she fakes her death and flees – with a new name and appearance – to a small town where she’s a stranger to everyone. During this time she finds herself…sorta. This was a favorite of my aunt’s, therefore, I’ve seen it an ungodly amount of times. There’s nothing impactful about the movie despite the strong plot/subject matter, but it’s watchable.


The This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag | Random

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Tis’ the season to post every single day, starting – NOW!

This wonderful tag was created by the big bad (you know where I’m going with this) Drew@ TheTattoedBookGeek. Huge thank you to the the orang-utan librarian and icebreaker694 for tagging me; also, don’t forget to check out their answers because they’re great!

The Rules:

  • Credit my bad bad self Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to my blog.
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want.
    No long list, simple really!

 

What’s your favorite genre?

Movie-books. I know this answer is totally a cheat answer and I should be disqualified, but I don’t necessarily have a favorite genre. Therefore, I decided to be unorthodox and just throw this genre (non-genre) out there because it’s a combination of a vast amount of genres. However, some might not consider it a genre…

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Who’s your favorite author from the genre?

Um, I don’t think this question has a fair answer because of my chosen genre. But for the sake of answering I’m going to choose:

My selection of these two authors is based solely on how wonderfully their storied adapted to the big screen.

 

What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I enjoy being a vagabond regarding book genres. Movie-books give me that freedom, while also allowing me to compare them to the movies – it’s fun. But I must reiterate, I don’t sojourn with any particular genre, which is even true for this one.

What’s the book that started your love for your favorite genre?

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The first movie-book book I read was Jumper by Steven Gould. I remember loving the movie (yes, I know) and later learning it was based off the novel Jumper. With this information stored away, I went out and bought the book. Read it. And my first observation was, “The fuck am I reading! None of this happened in the movie!” But then I completed it and came to the realization that I enjoyed both the movie and the book equally, although they were immensely different. It was then that I concluded to seek out movies turned into books more often, until it just became a thing.

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

Therein lies the beauty of the movie-book genre (or non-genre) because there’s not such thing as the right or wrong book! Whatever movies or tv shows you enjoy are most likely adapted from books, so you can take those and explore that on the page. My only suggestion would be to pick a movie you enjoy immensely to read.

 

Why do you read?

Escapism was my original motive, but as I’ve matured, so has my understanding of the reasons. I’ve come to realize my pleasure of reading is purely the enjoyment of imagination and exploration. I cannot go to Mars, but with The Martian I can experience  living there, surviving is an adventure, a discovery, a challenge that mere mortals could never ascend to. That’s why I read, not to escape – although at times that is my motive – but to explore and capture a moment in time that I’d most likely never explore otherwise.

 

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I tag:

Alex

Rachel

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TV Tuesday | The Election

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)

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Clearly you can guess the inspiration for this week of TV Tuesday. The 2016 presidential election is today, so what better way to show my support of the two individuals that’ll be ruining this country come tonight! The Election is a dark comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. The movie is very funny, with Witherspoons crazy antics and warped thinking that makes her do anything to become her high school’s President. After learning about Tracy’s unethical voting tactics, Broderick enlists a dumb, yet popular, jock to run against her so that she cannot become president. The entire movie is Broderick trying to uproot Witherspoon, and Witherspoon doing something crazy for votes and revenge against Broderick. Overall the movie is fun, dark, and oddly uncomfortable to watch, but captures (from what I’ve read) the essences of the novel Election by Tom Perotta quite well. God Bless America…we’re gonna need it.



TV Tuesday | Nerve

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation



Nerve  is a mystery thriller, novel by Jeanne Ryan that focuses on two players teamed together to play a daring game called Nerve. It begins exhilarating and adventurous, but slowly begins to take a dark and twisted turn when they’re suddenly forbidden from quitting – or risk losing their lives. Overall, It has a very ominous summary, but the movie trailer is what peaked my interest in the novel. However, the reviews for the book aren’t the best, it’s actually the opposite, but I still might give it the old college try (what am I 50?!). I think it’s important to note that I haven’t seen the movie, it just looks like something I’d be into for fun.


TV Tuesday | John Carter

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

John Carter, while not held in high-esteem for its, “uneven pacing and occasionally incomprehensible plotting and characterization,” (Rotten Tomatoes) it cannot be easily dismissed. There’s adventure and exploration on our neighboring Red Planet, Mars, with clarity and distinction (although inaccurate). John Carter is simply a fun movie with an extreme variety of creatures, customs, and cultures directly originated from the imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of the Barsoom series. It’s because of the lackluster feel of the film adaptation, John Carter, that I decided to read the novel. Figuring that the novel would provide more clarity and sustenance – along with a proper ending – I ventured into the world of written Barsoom and realized (rather quickly) that the movie worked off of what it was given as an original. My review will be up soon.



 

TV Tuesday

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Movie that prompted you to read a book?

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is one of those novels you shouldn’t go your life without ever reading, however I didn’t read it until after I saw the movie. It’s a story overflowing with adventure, childlike humor and amazement in the eyes of Bilbo Baggins of Bag-End. There’s trolls, dwarfs, hobbits, goblins, and other fantastical elements that engender an extremely vivid picture that’s so magical. This novel is a wonderful bedtime story (trust me – I’ve done it on more than one occasion), and the audiobook is very fun to listen.

New Release|Fight Club 2 (Graphic Novel) by Chuck Palahniuk

This is unexpected. Fight Club was originally published in 1996 and the movie adapted in 99′. Fight Club 2 is the sequel to Fight Club 20 years later(!), however, unlike it’s predecessor, Fight Club 2 will be in form of a graphic novel. It’ll be released on June 28, 2016, but it’s currently available for pre-order. Although I wasn’t impressed by the first Fight Club novel, I’m excited about this graphic novel and believe that it’s got some serious potential. 


Some imaginary friends never go away . . .

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die.

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Back to the Future Tag

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the orang-utan librarian tagged me on this like, hmmmmm….last century? That’s sounds about. Well, thank you so much to her for tagging me – check out her post.  I LOVE Back to the Future and am so happy I was able to do it, finally.

Name a movie/book/show that makes you want to go back in time when you were younger and enjoy it all over again!

To be honest when I was a child I liked childish things, nothing I’d like to repeat even with my childish mind. The only thing I still watch as a semi-adult that I’d like to re-watch in all it’s glory would be….I really don’t know!

Book would be Jane Eyre

What’s your favorite sci-fi and or fantasy book/show/movie?

I watch so much fantasy and sci-fi and have so many favorites that I can’t possibly choose that. Book would probably be The Hobbit.

Harry Potter would be number two as of now. I should probably read more Science Fiction.

What’s a moment in a book that takes place in the past or future that you’d like to visit?

Future is really hard since the majority of the futuristic novels I read are dystopian’s – no one wants to go there.

Past is hard too because I’m black and….well we know history (at least American) lol. But I’m thinking that I’d love to do a Doctor Who and go to a Shakespearean play than going back to an actual moment in the past – except maybe the Harlem Renaissance.

Wonderful time for music, literature, food, and just a happening time to be alive.

What’s a fictional store, cafe, etc. in a book/show/movie you’d like to visit?

It seems like all of Harry Potter should be mentioned here. I’d also like to visit Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop

Name an automobile or way of travel in a book/show/movie that you’d like to take for a ride. What book/show/movie is it from?

I know it’s unconventional, but I’d love to travel by dragon. Jumper would be cool, too.Along with the DeLorean of course!

 

Favorite fictional scientist?

Haha, that’s so sneaky.

Dr. Emmett Brown of course!

I’m forced to mention these too, though:

Dr. Kreiger (Archer)
The Doctor (Doctor Who – He’s kind of a scientist)
Barry Allen (The Flash)

Fin

I’m not gonna tag anyone, but if you’d like to do it, please tag me so I can read your answers!

 

TV Tuesday Meme

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these four:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?
  • A movie you thought was a book
  • Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

 

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I’d actually never heard of Douglas Adams or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy until I happened across this movie. Best decision ever!

Stardust [Movie]

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Admitting I didn’t get into Charlie Cox until after Daredevil seems wrong, but it’s true and I did really enjoy this movie. Based on the book Stardust by Neil Gaiman, it’s surrounding a hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest. Check out the trailer below: