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What is the Best Young Adult Book Movie?

This week on the Agents of FILM podcast, we talk Maze Runner and the future of young adult book adaptations being Hollywood money-makers (or not). Plus we evaluate upcoming movies that will try to be the next Harry Potter/Hunger Games/Twilight.

Maria also talks about her interview with Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and we go over which films we think you should check out next week.

(On the go? Download the audio podcast here.)

Cool things we mentioned:

Maria’s interview with Michelle Monaghan.
Supergirl confirmed for CBS.
Deadpool movie confirmed for Fox.

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Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

When Harry Potter jumped from book to major motion picture, it crossed a cultural threshold that truly shaped the new millennium of not just cinema, but books, television and even theme park rides.

We began to demand for stories rich with lovable characters, epic moments and fantastical settings on a mainstream scale, something that hadn’t really been demanded since Stars Wars.

hunger games

Recall that it was during this era that comic book movies exploded with appeal, and an “impossible” story like The Lord of the Rings captured everyone’s attention. Basically, fantasy was king over the last decade.

Of course, all good things come to an end (that is hopefully as good), and we said goodbye to Harry Potter and his friends toward the end of the 2000s. Since 2008, we’ve been bombarded with more book-movies than ever before, with studios rushing to create the next Twilight franchise of success.

Surprisingly for movie-makers (but not moviegoers), 2013 was not the year that Beautiful CreaturesThe Host or The Mortal Instruments achieved mainstream appeal (for good reason I might add). No, it was the sequel to a movie based on a book that isn’t about vampires, chosen ones, destiny or other fantastical themes. It’s about people.

Go on…Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

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