Top Ten Movies That Were Better Than Their Books (well, kind of)

Bonjour mis amigos! So today’s post, the top ten movies that were better than their books,  is courtesy of the fab. Sally who thought of this wonderful idea a couple of weeks ago so thank you! Enjoy everyone!

1) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2) Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton version)

3) Catching Fire

4) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

5) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian*

6) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader*

7) All Harry Potter movies save Harry Potter #6**

8) Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In the Hat***

9) City of Bones

10) Hunger Games

Well, that’s it. Now there are probably some movies that you weren’t expecting me to put in and there are probably some movies that you don’t know why they are placed in the order they are in, but that will be explained all below! Have a fabulous day/night, don’t forget to comment your thoughts and suggestions, and tata for now!

 

*Okay, so I read the books when I was younger and they were insanely confusing for the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. I was just so confused with the timeline of events but the movies cleared that up.

**So #6 was pretty awesome however there were still some moments missing from the movie that the book had and that I loved. The placement is a bit weird probably but honestly for most of them, the books matched the movies in how much I loved them so they are a bit closer to the bottom.

***You probably weren’t expecting to see this one, but it is there because it was better than the book. I absolutely loved the movie more than the ‘book’ as it was longer and could be for all ages, not just younger kids.

My Writing Tools

Fantasy Angel:

This list is amazing……

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I find these kinds of posts helpful, so I thought I would share the tools I use for my writing.

  1. Number one. Most important is Scrivener. I would be lost without this tool. I can write scene by scene into separate notes/documents, keep multiple versions, organize them into chapters when I’m ready, and collate a selection of them into a draft manuscript ready for printing or my Kindle. I do my world building and back story creation and cataloging in a section separate from the manuscript. I can describe my characters, one per note/document, and places. I also keep much of my extracted research in a separate Research folder. You can delete things and keep them in a trash folder as well. I use the Windows version, but wish I were a Mac user. Theoretically they will have an iPad version in the future. — $40 US
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On Mediocrity and Writing – Guest Post

vyas guest postEver since I can remember, I’ve hated mediocrity. I’ve always wanted to go one step above. If someone went above me, then I would do anything to go two steps above. I hate average. Average isn’t something to be proud of. I grew up in a rather stereotypical Asian household, and well, mediocrity wasn’t well received. That being said, these same stereotypical Indian Parents gave me so much more freedom than any other Asian parents I know. I’ve been given the gift of allowing to explore my thoughts and passions. I’ve been able to explore writing, in a way most other children of my age and race would not. That being said, they raised me in a way to hate any sort of average, may it be in swimming, school, or my instrument, the flute. The climb to the top is king. That translated into my own novel in a pretty hard way. I could have been done 5 months ago. I could have begun looking for publishers and agents and what not. People who read the initial transcript loved it. But I didn’t. What the hell is wrong with you, people asked? And I just smiled, and said, it’s not good enough yet. And I began trudging along. Even as my second draft comes to a close, I’m still not happy with it. But it’ll have to do, for now. There’s only so long someone can go. However, this concept of mediocrity also began my own perception of other books. Books that I used to love, like the Percy Jackson series, began declining in my own mind. I felt that they were not engaging. Honestly, they bored me. Rick Riordan is an amazing author, probably better than I’ll ever be, but to be honest, all his characters in any book, in my opinion, began sounding the same. I couldn’t stand it. I’ll finish the Heroes of Olympus. Percy Jackson has been with me forever. I’ll see it to the end. And then there are those books that I just don’t care about. Namely, the Mortal Instruments. At the insistence of Luci Morin (Team Leyana, Assembled Creatively/Bleeding Freedom), I read the first three. I began reading the fourth. Somewhere in that journey, I just quit. I literally handed the book back to her, and said, “This just sucks.” I didn’t care what happened to the main characters! And you know what, I never had! What makes a book great are engaging characters, that change over time. I saw nothing of that. What made the Hunger Games so good? The characters changed! And the plot was one of the best I’ve seen. John Green was good because I cared about the characters!  They changed, they evolved, they realized things. But TMI? All I can say is meh. I can’t remember anything that happened in the book. There were some Angels, right? Mediocrity is the reason why I finally watched Avatar and the Legend of Korra, because in the pile of crap in television, these two were two great shows. These two shows singlehandedly changed me and my novel forever. I stopped focusing on plot so much. I began focusing on the characters, how they interacted with each other, and more importantly, how they changed. You know what, hiss at me all you want, boo at me all you want, I don’t care. As in the words of Avatar Korra, “You gotta deal with it!”

-Vyas Muralidhran, Assembled Creatively Senior Editor/Lead.

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The Gladers “Get Ready to Run” in New Poster for THE MAZE RUNNER

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THE MAZE RUNNER dropped a new poster today in the midst of ecstatic fan reactions from the Comic-Con screening last night pouring in!

The poster features The Gladers rushing through the maze and introduces a new tagline, “Get Ready to Run”.

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The next trailer for THE MAZE RUNNER comes out on Tuesday, July 29th. The movie hits theaters on September 19th.

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Four New Concept Art Posters from THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Fantasy Angel:

Amazingness!

Originally posted on TheFandom News:

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON isn’t just introducing a couple posters at Comic-Con. A full-scale banner of original concept art is slowly getting revealed!

After the release of Scarlet Witch and Iron Man images on day one, four more images from a stunning concept art mural featuring Captain Widow, Black Widow, Quicksilver, and Hawkeye were released.

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At present, the mural looks like this:
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Thor and Hulk should be coming tomorrow!

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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