Bored at the Movies? Check out these Board Game Movies

Continuing on with the game theme this week, today’s post covers past and upcoming board game adaptations. Board games have always been a great family bonding activity. They’re easy enough for kids to play and entertaining enough for adults to join them. Naturally, Hollywood doesn’t want to be left out of the fun. In 2008, … Continue reading

Babes in Toyland: How Toys Took Over Hollywood

Today’s post features a growing trend I’ve observed over the last few years: the strategic alliance between hit toy makers and Hollywood. Capitalizing on nostalgic young adults, numerous toy makers have sold the film rights for their merchandise. Major board game manufacturer Hasbro has a major motion picture deal with Paramount to develop their properties … Continue reading

Eat Pray Love

Background Memoir: Eat, Pray, Love by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. Premise: A recently divorced woman rediscovers who she is by exploring the meaning of life in Italy, India, and Bali. Adaptation Status: The film Eat Pray Love was released to American audiences 13 August 2010. America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts stars along with Javier Bardem as her Brazilian man candy. Billy … Continue reading

Never Let Me Go

Background Novel: Never Let Me Go by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro Premise: A group of friends discover the dystopian truth that awaits them beyond the walls of their boarding school. Adaptation Status: The film Never Let Me Go premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. It stars current British It-girl Carey Mulligan alongside Keira Knightley and … Continue reading