A few days after I saw the first Hunger Games movie, I overheard a couple of women discussing how bad it was over coffee. One woman said to the other, “Oh, it was awful. They cut out entire characters! Katniss was supposed to get that Mockingjay pin from the mayor’s daughter, but in the movie she gets it from her sister! Ugh, terrible. Hollywood always ruins books.” I remember that so

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Catching Fire comes out this week, and like many book fans I’m very excited about the sequel. The Hunger Games did what was almost impossible: launching a commercially and critically successful film franchise based on a young adult novel. So far, the franchise draws much of its strength from how faithfully it sticks to the book and its strong cast—particularly Jennifer Lawrence, who makes the idea of anyone else embodying

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Movie studios are always looking for the next sure thing, and ever since Twilight took over teenage girls’ hearts and wallets they’ve been hoping that YA Lit lightning will strike twice. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the books by Cassandra Clare, is the latest contender in this category, and while it certainly is better than Twilight, it leaves something to be desired as a book adaptation. City

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The Veronica Mars Movie: A Sneak Peek

San Diego Comic-Con. Just typing the words fills my mind with the sheer magnitude of cosplayers, nerdy tv shows, or regular tv shows that everyday people nerd out to. If I’d been at  Comic-Con, I would have done my best to be at the Veronica Mars panel. As a fan of Neptune and a follower of “The Bitch”, I proudly let my Marshmallow flag fly! When the Kickstarter campaign for

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