You know the old saying that the book is always better than the movie? Well in this column we put that theory to the test.
Column by Christopher Shultz
Though not a direct adaptation, the Chandler-esque film from the Coen brothers nonetheless captures the essence of the sixth Marlowe novel.
Column by Christopher Shultz October 28, 2013 (6) comments
At three film adaptations now, Stephen King’s first novel is shaping up to be one of his most enduring. But which version really gets it right, and which ones don’t?
Column by BH Shepherd
How The Wolverine pulls off a pitch perfect adaptation.
Column by Christopher Shultz July 5, 2013 (6) comments
The contentious, loosely-adapted zombie picture comes face to face with its celebrated literary predecessor. Which one will emerge the supreme flesh-eater?
Column by Kelly Thompson June 20, 2013 (10) comments
Though not adaptations, two new major Superman properties debuted last week. Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" film and Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" comic book. One is quite good!
Column by Christopher Shultz May 3, 2013 (4) comments
The original novel by Michael Crichton or Steven Spielberg's epic film adaptation: which one has the bigger T-Rex?
Column by Karina Wilson April 8, 2013 (1) comments
Documentary Room 237 explores some of the convoluted theories behind the meaning of "The Shining," wrenching it further away than ever from Stephen King's original authorship. What gives?
Column by Meredith Borders March 22, 2013 (24) comments
The author of the book hated the film. So how do we feel about it?
Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013 (2) comments
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 25, 2013 (6) comments
Somebody made an unauthorized film adaptation of Will Christopher Baer's 'Kiss Me Judas.' Legalities aside, is it any good?
Column by Meredith Borders November 30, 2012 (1) comments
Stephen Rebello's intricate look at the making of 'Psycho' is turned into a scandalous romp in this month's 'Hitchcock.'
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 30, 2012 (6) comments
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski Siblings bring David Mitchell's 'unfilmable' opus to the silver screen. Is it a success or a suckfest?
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky August 20, 2012 (9) comments
Is there any way the heightened linguistics of Don DeLillo can be done justice in a film starring Robert Pattinson? Maybe, if director David Cronenberg has anything to say about it.
Column by Jon Korn August 10, 2012 (4) comments
Does the remake of the adaptation live up to its source material? Like Philip K. Dick's stuff wasn't meta enough already... Start the LitReactor!
Column by Karina Wilson June 26, 2012 (14) comments
King vs. Kubrick vs. King? Who gets to smack who down in the three-way Tragedy of the Overlook Hotel?
Column by Kelly Thompson April 3, 2012 (9) comments
Can 'The Hunger Games' adaptation live up to Suzanne Collins' NYT bestseller? What does the film get right and what gets missed? Find out in our latest Book Vs. Film.
Column by Jon Korn March 9, 2012 (4) comments
Can Edgar Rice Burroughs' hundred-year-old classic stand up to a new 3D adaptation from the director of WALL-E? Does a white-ape poop in the mantalia groves? Jon Korn has some answers.
Column by Keith Rawson March 5, 2012 (33) comments
Does Nicolas Winding Refn's adaptation of James Sallis' 'Drive' live up to the novel? Or does it surpass it? We find out in the latest Book versus Film column.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 9, 2012 (9) comments
We break down all three versions of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'- the book and both film adaptations- in an attempt to determine which one is the best.