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.

Comic Book vs. Film: Guardians of the Galaxy

Column by BH Shepherd September 3, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy may be a box office success, but how does it measure up to its source material?

Book vs. Television Premiere: 'Outlander'

Column by Riki Cleveland
How does the Starz television adaptation of 'Outlander' stack up to Diana Gabaldon's best-selling novel?

Book vs. Film vs. Mini-series: 'Rosemary's Baby'

Column by Christopher Shultz July 9, 2014
Rosemary got pregnant. Again. This time, on TV! How does this new incarnation fare against its big screen predecessor, and the novel that started it all?

Book vs Film: 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' vs 'Blade Runner'

Column by Cath Murphy June 19, 2014
When I saw 'Blade Runner' I expected 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' to be just the same. Boy was I in for a surprise.

Book vs. Film: "The Fault in Our Stars"

Column by Christopher Shultz June 11, 2014
John Green's novel was a mammoth success upon publication and continues to be widly popular among "Nerdfighters." Does the screen adaptation hold a candle to the book?

Book vs. Film: 'The Killer Inside Me'

Column by Christopher Shultz May 8, 2014
Or, a study in nuanced violence vs graphic violence, as executed by Jim Thompson and Michael Winterbottom, respectively.

Book vs. Film: 'A Christmas Carol' vs. 'Scrooged'

Column by Leah Dearborn December 20, 2013
In this self-referential version of 'A Christmas Carol,' Bill Murray demonstrates that a “Scrooge” is not just one man, but a man that just about all of us know in some facet of our lives.

Book vs. Film: "The Long Goodbye" vs. "The Big Lebowski"

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.

Book vs. Film(s): "Carrie"

Column by Christopher Shultz October 28, 2013
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?

Book vs. Film: How The Wolverine Masters the Art of Adaptation

Column by BH Shepherd
How The Wolverine pulls off a pitch perfect adaptation.

Book vs. Film: World War Z

Column by Christopher Shultz July 5, 2013
The contentious, loosely-adapted zombie picture comes face to face with its celebrated literary predecessor. Which one will emerge the supreme flesh-eater?

Comic Book vs. Film: Man of Steel vs. Superman Unchained

Column by Kelly Thompson June 20, 2013
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!

Book vs. Film: Jurassic Park

Column by Christopher Shultz May 3, 2013
The original novel by Michael Crichton or Steven Spielberg's epic film adaptation: which one has the bigger T-Rex?

Book vs. Film vs. Audience: The Shining and Room 237

Column by Karina Wilson April 8, 2013
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?

Book vs. Film: A Clockwork Orange

Column by Meredith Borders March 22, 2013
The author of the book hated the film. So how do we feel about it?

Book vs. Film: Warm Bodies

Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.

Book vs. Film: Kiss Me Judas vs. Fractured

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 25, 2013
Somebody made an unauthorized film adaptation of Will Christopher Baer's 'Kiss Me Judas.' Legalities aside, is it any good?

Book vs. Film: 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' and 'Hitchcock'

Column by Meredith Borders November 30, 2012
Stephen Rebello's intricate look at the making of 'Psycho' is turned into a scandalous romp in this month's 'Hitchcock.'

Book vs. Film: Cloud Atlas

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 30, 2012
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski Siblings bring David Mitchell's 'unfilmable' opus to the silver screen. Is it a success or a suckfest?

Book vs. Film: Cosmopolis

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky August 20, 2012
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.

Book Vs. Film: Total Recall / We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

Column by Jon Korn August 10, 2012
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!

Book vs. Film vs. Mini Series: The Shining

Column by Karina Wilson June 26, 2012
King vs. Kubrick vs. King? Who gets to smack who down in the three-way Tragedy of the Overlook Hotel?

Book vs. Film: The Hunger Games

Column by Kelly Thompson April 3, 2012
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.

Book Vs. Film: John Carter

Column by Jon Korn March 9, 2012
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.

Book vs. Film: Drive

Column by Keith Rawson March 5, 2012
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.