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Page To Screen | Every Book To Movie Adaptation Coming In 2021 (that i know of…)

January 28th, 2021

Hi Readers!

2020 ended up being a bit of a dud year for movie releases with most of them getting cancelled or delayed due to cinema’s being closed (thanks Covid). Online streaming ended up being the saving grace for the flm industry and it’s where most of these adaptations will be released this upcoming year…

Films

The White Tiger
Netflix – January 22nd
Book: Aravind Adiga
Starring: Priyanka Chopra and Adarsh Gourav

The Dig
Netflix – January 14th
Book: John Preston
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Lily James and Ralph Fiennes

Fear Street Trilogy
Netflix – ?
Book: Fear Street by R.L. Stine
Starring: Sadie Sink

To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Netflix – February 12th
Book: Jenny Han
Starring: Lana Condor and Noah Centineo

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Netflix – February
Book: Stephenie Perkins
Starring: Sydney Park and Theodore Pellerin

Moxie
Netflix – March 3rd
Book: Jennifer Mathieu
Starring: Josephine Langford and Patrick Schwarzenegger

The Last Letter From Your Lover
Netflix – March 12th
Book: Jojo Moyes
Starring: Shailene Woodley and Joe Alwyn

The Woman In The Window
Netflix – ?
Book: A.J. Finn
Starring: Amy Adams

A Boy Called Christmas
Netflix – November
Book: Matt Haig
Starring: Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Kristen Wiig

Without Remorse
Prime Video – February 25th
Book: Tom Clancy
Starring: Mihael B. Jordon and Lauren London

Cherry
Apple TV – February 26th
Book: Nico Walker
Starring: Tom Holland

French Exit
Theatres – February 12th
Book: Patrick Dewitt
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges

The Nightingale
Theatres – ?
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning

Two Kisses For Maddy
Theatres – April 30th
Book: Matthew Logelin
Starring: Kevin Hart

Marry Me
Theatres – June 18th
Book: Bobby Crosby
Starring: Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez

Dune
Theatres & HBO Max – October 1st
Book: Frank Herbert
Starring: Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya

Infinite
Theatres – May 21st
Book: Reinarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz
Starring: Dylan O’Brien and Mark Wahlberg

Cruella
Disney+ – May 26th
Book: 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith
Starring: Emma Stone

Deep Water
Theatres – August 13th
Book: Patricia Highsmith
Starring: Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck

The Last Duel
Theatres – October 15th
Book: Eric Jamer
Starring: Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Matt Damon

The Power of the Dog
Netflix – ?
Book: Thomas Savage
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thomasin McKenzie and Kristen Dunst

Blonde
Netflix – ?
Book: Joyce Carol Oates
Starring: Ana De Armas and Evan Williams

Chaos Walking
Theatres – March 5th
Book: Patrick Ness
Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas

TV Series

Firefly Lane
Netflix – February 3rd
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke and Ben Lawson

Shadow and Bone
Netflix – April 23rd
Book: Leigh Bardugo
Starring: Ben Barnes and Jessie Mei Li

The Handmaids Tale (S4)
Hulu – ?
Book: Margaret Atwood
Starring: Elisabeth Moss

Anatamy Of A Scandal
Netflix – ?
Book: Sarah Vaughan
Starring: Rupert Friend, Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery

Nine Perfect Strangers
Hulu – ?
Book: Liane Moriarty
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans

Conversations With Friends
Hulu – ?
Book: Sally Rooney
(Cast not yet known)

You (Season 3)
Netflix – ?
Book: Caroline Kepnes
Cast: Penn Badgley

More that have been confirmed, but probably won’t come in 2021…

Heartstopper
Netflix
Book: Alice Oseman

Daisy Jones and The Six
Amazon
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Cast: Riley Keough & Sam Claflin

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Freeform
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Percy Jackson And the Olympians
Disney+
Book: Rick Riordan

Bridgerton Season 2
Netflix
Book: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

I’m sure there are more, but these are what I could find so far. What are you most excited for?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

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Best Ever Christmas TV Specials | Blogmas

December 21st, 2020

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Hi Readers!

Every year, one thing I look forward to is the Christmas specials of my favourite TV shows! Every year there’s something to get excited about, and the family gathering around to watch it always creates lovely Christmas memories. Here are some of my favourites.

// Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion //

David Tennants first proper bout at being the Doctor, and he stole all of our hearts this Christmas. And then went on to shatter them five years later!

// Downton Abbey (Season 2) //

I mean, you’d have to be heartless not to gush over this episode! It’s the one Christmas special that has all the festive feels.

// Victoria //

They only ever did one Christmas special, but it was so festive that it’s enough to keep me going each Christmas. It explores how Victoria and Albert popularised the Christmas Tree.

// Outnumbered (All Of Them) //

If you want a hilariously relatable Christmas special, this would be the one. This shows all the stresses of Christmas and also the wonderful innocence of children.

// Great Festive Bake Off //

I love that they’ve started doing this every year. Seeing old bakers come back and bake festive treats is a must watch every Christmas for me.

// Gilmore Girls (Season 2) //

I just love this scene of Jess and Rory in the horse and carriage whilst it’s snowing around them. I’m such a Jess stan, so this episode was made for me!

// Gavin and Stacey Christmas Specials //

We’ve been gifted with two of these treasures now, and both are incredible! If you haven’t watched Gavin and Stacey, it’s such a feel good TV Show, it’s a must watch if you’re feeling stressed and just want something with great dead-pan humour. It’s basically a love story between to people and how it brings two very different families together.

// The Goes Wrong Show (2018 & 2019) //

If you haven’t watched this yet, you absolutely have to get on it. It’s based on a stage play and it’s literally what the name says. Everything in this show ‘goes wrong’ and makes for some hilariously awkward moments for the cast. It’s silly slapstick comedy and is perfect for Christmas!

What I’m Looking Forward To This Christmas!

The Goes Wrong Show: The Nativity! – Can’t wait for this to have me in stitches again this Christmas!

Ghosts Christmas Special – This was one of my favourite TV shows of this year, so getting a Christmas special was fantastic news for me! This will also have me and my family in stitches, I’m sure.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse – This looks so adorable! It’s airing Christmas Eve and is about an encounter Roald Dahl had with Beatrix Potter when he was a kid.

Call The Midwife – I mean, it’s become a Christmas staple, hasn’t it? It’s one of those shows that will make us feel all the emotions. My entire family loves it and it’s a great way to spend Christmas evening.

Bridgerton – I’ve been reading the book bit by bit since last Monday. It’s so good that I just want to savour every moment. I can’t believe I had never heard of it before. I’m very excited to see how they’ve adapted it, it looks amazing.

Death To 2020 – Still not sure what this is going to look like, but I’m intrigued.

Doctor Who: Revolution Of the Daleks – Another staple for every Christmas, although recently they’ve moved it to New Years Eve which I’m not a particular fan of but I’ll still be watching it for sure. I think this is Bradley Walsh’s last episode which I’m gutted about, but it does look like a great episode.

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Heart-Warming and Comforting TV Shows & Movies

Hi Readers!

I have a question for you. Have you taken to marathoning box sets and/or setting up a cinema in your living room during lockdown? Well if you haven’t you’re doing it all wrong.

Whether it’s for an evening or a whole day from sun-rise to sun-down it’s time to give yourself a chance to pack those troubles away somewhere and watch something that will truly lift your spirits. And I have a few suggestions…

 

 

 

 

 

  • Disney Nostalgia, especially Beauty and the Beast 
    (1991)

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

  • Instant Family (2018)

  • Anastasia (1997)

 








  • The Breakfast Club (1985)

  • Arthur Christmas (2011)

  • Love, Simon (2018)

  • Emma (2020)

 

 

 

 

  • Miss Potter (2006)

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

  • You’ve Got Mail ( 1998)

  • This Is Us (2016-Present)


 

 

 

 

  • 13 Going On 30 (2004)

  • Outnumbered (2007-2016)

  • Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

  • Brooklyn Nine Nine (2013-?)

What movie/tv show never fails to warm up your heart?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

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2020 Book to Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To

Hi Readers

If you’re anything like me, when a book is turned into a movie you absolutely have to read the book first. There are a bunch of exciting movies coming out in 2020 that were adapted from books so now is the time to get a head start on them so you’re well prepared for their release.

Films

The Personal History of David Copperfield
– Released January 24th
– Book by Charles Dickens
– A new trend in film that I am loving is taking classic books that have been around for generations and giving an updated and more modern spin to them. We saw it in Little Women and we see it in the newly released David Copperfield. It’s bright and vibrant with a diverse cast and a comedic take.

The Invisible Man
– Released January 28th 
– Book by H.G. Wells
– This is also a new take on a classic but rather than going down the humourous road like Copperfield, this turns the plot into a much more sinistar affair. This stars the incredible Elizabeth Moss, whose characters husband has turned himself invisible and uses it to torment her. Tip, don’t watch the trailer. It gives way too much away. Just know it looks really, really disturbing. 


Emma
– Released February 14th
– Book by Jane Austen
– Another one to follow the trend is this adaptation of Emma. It stars rising actress Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma and Bill Nighy as her ailing father. The trailer is absolutely hilarious, they’ve really captured the ironic humour of Jane Austen’s book well. 


P.S. I Still Love You
– Released February 12th
– Book by Jenny Han
– The sequel to the adorable To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I loved the feel good adaptation of the first book and whilst I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book I’m looking forward to seeing this cast on my TV screen again. 


The Secret Garden
– Released April 17th
– Book by Frances Hodgsen Burnett
– This one I’m not too sure about just because I feel so attached to the 1997 adaptation and I’m not sure it needs a new one. Although I did feel the same way about Little Women and then loved it so I’m not writing this one off just yet. Bit confused as to how there’s a tropical jungle in the middle of the Yorkshire moors though. 

The Woman in the Window
– Released May 15th
– Book by A.J. Finn
– This thriller book took off when it came out and the movie adaptation has been gifted a stellar cast with Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman playing the main roles. I haven’t read the book to this one yet but it seems like it’s going to be quite a suspenseful journey. 

TV

Little Fires Everywhere
– Released March 18th
– Book by Celeste Ng
– This is one I didn’t even realise they’d started filming, let alone was coming out this yet. It’s be on our screens in March with Reese Witherspoon starring and I’m sure will draw in the fans of Big Little Lies. 




Normal People
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Sally Rooney
– Another one I was shocked to see coming out this year. This has been adapted by BBC and doesn’t have a release date yet but does have a trailer. I’m not sure if this looks like a great adaptation yet but I liked the book so will definitely give it a watch. 

The Luminaries
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Eleanor Catton

– Another one with no release date yet and no trailer but I’m pretty certain is coming out this year. We have a couple of pictures of Eva Green looking stunning as Lydia Wells and know it was adapted by the author herself.


Which of these are you most looking forward to seeing? 

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X

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Cosy Autumn Movie Night Recommendations

Hi Readers

The nights are beginning to draw in and with it the promise of Christmas and cosy season. I can’t think of a better way to spend these longer evenings than with a good movie. Here’s some of my favourites.

Harry Potter
– Of course I had to put Harry Potter. There is nothing that comforts me more than these films and I don’t think I’m alone in this. I’ve watched them countless of times and probably know the script word for word.

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
– A war story told by members of a bookclub. It’s funny and charming but also tells the gripping story of what happened in Guernsey during World War 2. I wasn’t expecting to but I actually learnt a lot from this.

How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy
– I love all three of these and now I want a dragon for a best friend. The story of Hiccup and Toothless is so heartwarming and packed full with character growth and laugh out loud comedy.

You’ve Got Mail
– Bookshop wars, New York and a hate to love romance. What more could you want to watch for a lazy winter day of hiding under the duvet?


Sleepless in Seattle
– And one you’ve watched that but want more Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Then I’ve got you covered. No bookshops but still a really cute romance between the two.

When Harry Met Sally
– This is a true classic and I really didn’t understand what the fuss was all about, until I watched it. It really won me over and proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that Meg Ryan is the original queen of rom-coms.

Anastasia
– I swear I’m not obsessed with Meg Ryan; Okay, I might be a little bit. But as a tweet I saw the other day said; you either love this movie or you haven’t seen it yet. 

Big
– Nostalgic and so incredibly heartwarming. There’s something so funny and charming about a movie that brings out the inner child of an actor.


Little Women
– This is a story of four sisters that was way ahead of it’s time. There’s a March sister that everybody could relate to.


What’s your favourite movie to watch when you want to feel cosy? 

Thanks for reading, Jess X (2)