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14 Movie Adaptations on Netflix to Watch Now

Are you stuck for something to watch? Have you read all of the books on your shelves? Kill two birds with one stone and catch some of the many awesome adaptations streaming on Netflix now!

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Based on the novel by Jenny Han.

Starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

A shy high schooler accidentally finds out the five letters she sent to her crushed have been sent. The following journey shows her what can happen when crushes are confronted.

 

2. The Little Prince

 

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Based on the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Starring Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, and Rachel McAdams.

A young girl befriends an aviator, who tells her the story of the boy he met who lived on an asteroid.

 

 

3. Mudbound

Based on the novel by Hilary Jordan.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, and Mary J. Blige.

Two World War II veterans- one African-American and one white -return to their home and families in Mississippi and, simultaneously, confront issues of racism, poverty, and PTSD.

4. The Witcher

Based on the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan.

This show takes its viewer on the journey of a rogue witcher, a magically-enhanced monster hunter for hire. He travels through the dangerous Continent as he attempts to discover his destiny.

 

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

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Based on the series by Lemony Snickett.

Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, and Malina Weissman.

The Baudelaire children are moved from foster home to foster home after the tragic and mysterious death of their parents. They go through many misadventures as they’re moved through foster homes while the evil Count Olaf endeavors to steal their inheritance.

 

6. Alias Grace

Based on the novel by Margot Atwood.

Starring Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, and Paul Gross.

A psychiatrist studying criminal behavior has to face the decision as to whether a notorious murderer should be pardoned or not in 19th-century Canada.

 

 

7. Anne with an E

Based on Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery.

Starring Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, and R.H. Thomson.

An unexpected family forms around a strong-willed orphan as she connected with a stubborn old woman and her kind brother. She rocks the small Canadian town she finds herself in to its core.

 

8. You

Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes.

Starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, and Victoria Pedretti.

An NYC bookseller falls in love with a customer. This interest turns obsessive and dangerous as his true past and potential are revealed.

 

9. Orange Is the New Black

Based on the novel by Piper Kerman.

Starring Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Danielle Brooks.

This show follows the story of a privileged, rich New York woman who finds herself in prison. It follows her the swirl of interactions and relationships found in the prison around her.

 

10. I Am Not Okay With This

 

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Based on the comic by Charles Sanford Forsman.

Starring Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, and Kathleen Rose Perkins.

This series explores the classic turmoil of adolescence. Yet, this time there’s a superpowered twist. As main character Syd is grieving her father’s recent suicide, she begins to experience psychic powers that she can’t control.

 

11. Anna Karenina

Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.

Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Anna Karenina, a Russian imperial minister’s wife, causes a high-society scandal because of an affair with Count Vronsky. Anna’s husband, Alexei, offers her a choice: She can go into exile with Vronsky but never see her young son again, or remain with her family and abide by the rules of discretion. Meanwhile, Levin, a farmer, pines for Princess Kitty, who only desires Vronsky.

 

12. Dumplin

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Based on the novel by Julie Murphy.

Starring  Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, and Odeya Rush.

The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom’s pageant as a form of protest that escalates as more contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing their small Texas town.

 

 

13. 1922

Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Starring Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Dylan Schmid.

In this 1920s murder, A Nebraskan farmer kills his wife to stop her from selling her part their land. This secret slowly consumes his family and his sanity.

 

14. The Haunting of Hill House

Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Starring Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti

This show follows two timelines. In the first, five adult siblings are still haunted by their paranormal experiences at Hill House. In the next, flashbacks depict events leading up to the night in 1992 when the family finally fled from the mansion.

 

Which one is on your Friday night watchlist?

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BOOKSTR’S WEEK IN REVIEW ICYMI

As we near the end of February, New York is finally starting to feel the cold (thanks for holding it off this long, global warming). If you’re reading from somewhere in a bathing suit and sunglasses, just know I hate you. Kidding. Besides, we’ve got some red hot new releases that might just keep us warm through the season, and so I give you Bookstr’s week in review!

P.s. i still love Noah centineo

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This week, Lametria gave us the scoop on the long-awaited sequel to All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. While the movie received mixed reviews, I think we can all agree that hunky Centineo’s smile on its own deserves a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Take a peek here, but beware of spoilers!

 

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Okay, just this one last post and I promise we’ll quit forcing the whole romance theme on you (momentarily, at least). This is a big deal: Cecilia Ahern is finally back after sixteen years with a sequel to the bestselling novel PS I Love You… not to be confused with the Netflix sequel discussed above. Check it out along with the rest of Nehal’s swoon-worthy recommendations for Valentine’s month here.

retrograde got you down?

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‘Tis the season to blame all your problems on Mercury being in retrograde. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of books both lighthearted and motivational to get you through it. Bonus: These five books feature protagonists tackling new beginnings… great for anyone going through major (or minor) life changes. Let’s be honest, Mercury in retrograde always brings about some sort of weird change. If all of these recommendations are too soft for you because you actually thrive under chaos and are a heavy metal reader, you can also scope out these great new thrillers. I like your style.

 

out with the old, in with the new

 

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Apparently there’s a new genre in town… this one’s meant for people between the ripe ages of eighteen and thirty. “New Adult” is basically YA but with slightly older characters, as to appeal more to folks in this transitional period of life. Getting old never has to mean getting boring, guys! See what all the fuss is about here.

Speaking of genres, we lost an icon of western literature this week, True Grit author Charles Portis. He died of natural causes at the age of eighty-six and will be remembered as a true American legend.

There you have it my hungry little bookworms, you’re all caught up for now. Check back next week for the short and sweet version of all things lit. Until then, you can tag along with Bookstr on our socials; FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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P.S. I Still Love You Movie Review!

The wait is finally over! The long awaited sequel to All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has finally graced Netflix’s with its presence. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is a great follow up and it picks up right where we left Peter and Lara Jean. The two are officially dating for-real this time and the film starts off with their first date at a fancy restaurant. Lara Jean is beautiful in red and Peter is a gentleman, and they end the night at a lantern festival, where Lara Jean writes hers and Peters initials on a lantern and sends it into the sky as a wish that they stay together forever.

How sweet! Then, Lara Jean gets a letter from one of the boys Kitty, her younger sister, sent a letter too, John Ambrose. Lara Jean, must now decide if she wants to reply or not, but she doesn’t have to decide because John Ambrose is volunteering at the same retirement home she is volunteering at. What a coincidence! NOT! She hasn’t seen or heard from this boy since middle school and then she gets a letter from him and now they’re working together? COME ON!

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So, now is when you would think Lara Jean would be conflicted about her feelings for John and her feelings for Peter, but that’s not what we get, at least not really. However, Lara Jean doesn’t tell Peter she’s working with John and she doesn’t tell John she has a boyfriend. Secrets come to light when they all gather together to say good-bye to their childhood treehouse. Peter gets jealous because Lara Jean didn’t ask him to bring pizza. Seriously, pizza? According to him it makes it seem like Lara Jean and John planned it, instead of him and Lara Jean, but John and LJ did plan it. Anyway, that leads to a little dispute between the two and then they forgive and try to move on.

Now comes the part in the movie that I think a lot of girls can relate too, Lara Jean dumps Peter because of his friendship with Gen, his ex. Chris, LJ’s best friend, shows her a picture of the two hugging and before he can explain LJ lets her insecurities come to light and she bites the bullet and dumps him. As a female, being in your first relationship or any relationship and not feeling enough is real and I loved how LJ showcased those emotions and her constant worrying about Peter not being happy with her because she isn’t Gen.

Which brings me to another part in this movie, the treehouse scene with LJ and Gen, and how LJ opens up to Gen about her feelings towards her and it’s a nice moment. Are the two BFFs again? No, but they do realize that they will always be connected, by Jung, which is what LJ says is Korean for a relationship that can’t be severed. Best part of the movie in my opinion.

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As the movie continues, Lara Jean is still struggling with her break up with Peter, and even though John is still available, he isn’t Peter and John realizes that when the two share a kiss during the dance they put together for the retirement home. LJ feels absolutely nothing during that kiss and as much as she likes John, her heart belongs to Peter, so Stormy, one of the senior citizens who befriends LJ, encourages her to follow her heart and go find Peter. Lucky for LJ she doesn’t have to go find him because he comes to her, which brings me to question, how did he know she was going to be there? That is too ironic and too perfect, but it’s a movie so stuff like that is supposed to happen, so with that said you can guess what happens next right? If not, then well Peter and LJ kiss and get back together and the movie ends with the happy couple watching as their beloved treehouse gets taken down.

What an ending right? I expected a little more but oh well. It’s a good enough to hold my attention for an hour and forty minutes, and even though I enjoyed the first movie more, this one is still good, and I recommend it if you’re in the mood for a good teen romance movie.

If you would like to read the book, you can purchase it here.

 


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