I was at a writing conference last week (more on this later) and someone mentioned The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme. Which I’d done a couple of times a few years ago and then dropped, due to the fact that I forget stuff unless it’s written down. So now I have a post it note on my desk to remind me. (Like what you see of my desk? It is awesome. Worthy of its own post someday.)
Today’s topic: Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations I Can’t Wait to See. Whether or not I’ll actually get to see them in the theater is another matter – if it’s not Hotel Transylvania 2, I probably can’t talk my kids into going.
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – These always come out around my birthday and my husband and I take the day off work and have a kid-free movies day to watch the latest Hunger Games movie. Not sure what we’ll do next year….
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – because J. K. Rowling.
3. The Fifth Wave – I saw the preview when I took my kids to see Goosebumps (see, I get out…sometimes). The preview looked amazing, I loved the book, although I was not a fan of seeing the airplane fall out of the sky during the preview. I went into overdrive mode: “Okay, boys, it’s just pretend! It’s just a movie! Haha!”
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – While I wasn’t a huge fan of the book (I wanted it to be scarier), the visual nature of the book should translate well to the big screen.
5. The Selection – So I didn’t read the book & many of the book reviewers I follow and trust on Goodreads gave it one star. I probably won’t actually see the movie, but I LOVE the cover of the book, so I’m hoping the movie poster will be similarly awesome.
6. In the Heart of the Sea – The trailer looked amazing. I like adventure stories. Plus, Thor.
7. Everest – So I know this one is out already but I have yet to see it. I know that when I do I will cry. I will briefly consider mountain climbing as a hobby, then I will remind myself that it would be hard to stream Netflix on the side of a mountain. The movie will get even sadder and I’ll cry some more.
8. The Martian – Again, I know it’s already out, but did I mention how I almost never get to movies? This one’s tricky for me. I’ve heard great things, but I’m on the fence because I’m mad at Matt Damon & his remarks about diversity.
9. Captain Underpants – I’m not so much looking forward to it as already resigning myself that it will be one of our family movie outing selections.
10. Pride & Prejudice – Yep, the Keira Knightley version is 10 (!!) years old, but I love it & am looking forward to watching it again. (And go ahead and add Sense & Sensibility and Bridget Jones’ Diary to the list, while we’re at it.)
Those are mine – what are yours?