Charlie Derry is a Journalism student currently living in Falmouth, Cornwall. Brought up reading Harry Potter, this was the start of her love for literature and soon enough their adaptations onto the big screen. Now with an aspiration towards writing about film, Charlie spends a lot of her time writing for her personal blog and for various university projects.
Website URL: http://charliederry.wordpress.com
Having read and finished The Host novel only days before seeing the film, I was eagerly anticipating the release of this adaptation. Despite enjoying the novel, however, The Host was the biggest disappointment of 2013 so far, and it is the worst novel adaptation I have seen yet.
Welcome To The Punch is a confident and stylish British action thriller that, whilst it looks quite average from the outskirts, is a refreshing cinematic experience. With all too much of the same being released lately, it makes a nice change to see some of Britain's talent coming together to give us something a little different. It may be all guns shooting and cars swerving, but this police thriller is a breath of fresh air to its genre.
Published in 2004 and written by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction fantasy novel consisting of six nested stories, spanning from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future. Having read the book, one of my favourite pieces of literature, its adaptation was one of my most anticipated films of this year. Released this month, written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, it was thought that Cloud Atlas was an unadaptable story because of its complex structure. But how wrong we were. Cloud Atlas, instead, shows us how marvellous cinema can be when it pushes itself beyond all limits.
Based on Isaac Marion‘s novel of the same name, Warm Bodies follows an interesting story and takes a unique approach to the genre as it is told from the perspective of a zombie. We’ve seen zombies die in every way possible over the years, with directors mixing the genre with gore, violence, comedy, and sometimes even a little bit of fun, but this time around it’s time to actually care about them.
Director Bryan Singer has been thinking in 140 characters or less again this week, as he tweets yet another set picture from his upcoming sequel X- Men: Days of Future Past, as production on the film approaches closer.