Category Archives: From Page to Projector

From Page to Projector: ‘If I Stay’

With Hollywood targeting the young female demographic in recent years, it seems that the young-adult novel has become a treasure trove of adaptation ideas. The most recent book to get the big-screen callup is “If I Stay,” published in 2009 … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Giver’

Young-adult adaptations are all over the Hollywood landscape as of late. It seems like every other month, there’s a new teen book being made into an epic-looking movie. This month, there have been two, the first being a young-adult novel … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Shoeless Joe’ / ‘Field of Dreams’

Probably my favorite sports movie of all time is “Field of Dreams,” a film baseball romantics can point to as illustration for why they love the game with such passion. The characters, the story and especially the language draws out … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Eight Men Out’

Now that we’re in the heart of summer, there’s only one thing running through my brain at the moment: the upcoming football season. But before that, there is America’s pastime, the lone sporting event that carries us sports fans through … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Planet of the Apes’

This month saw the release of the latest in one of science fiction’s most well-known movie franchises, “Planet of the Apes.” The franchise that includes eight movies and a TV series all spawned from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel about an … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Killer Angels’ / ‘Gettysburg’

The Battle of Gettysburg took place 151 years ago this month, the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. The events of those three days changed the tide of the Civil War and contained several fascinating stories from both the … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘I, Robot’

Classic science-fiction is one of those strange genres of literature that seem to lend well to film adaptations in their imaginative look at the future and what may lie ahead for the human race. However, it is easy for movie-makers … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

HBO’s popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s continuing book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” concluded its fourth season last week. The third book, “A Storm of Swords,” was split between seasons 3 and … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Young-adult novel adaptations are hardly anything new in recent years, but unlike the vast majority of installations in the genre, the one sitting atop the box office as of the publication of this review is neither fantasy nor dystopian. “The … Continue reading

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From Page to Projector: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

I’ll always remember 2010 as a killer year for animated movies. “Despicable Me” was charming and fun, “Tangled” issued in a new era of Disney cartoons (setting the path for “Frozen” to take over the Internet), and “Megamind” was an … Continue reading

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