Shutter Island Book vs Movie Review

Martin Scorsese teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio to adapt the Dennis Lehane thriller, Shutter Island! This movie is stays very close to the book, bu there is still just so much to talk about with this mindbending story!

Dracula Book vs Movies Review

Bram Stoker’s Dracula has taken on a life of its own. After reading the book I watched 6 different Dracula movies to find out which one is the most faithful, and if being more faithful makes for a better adaptation.

Casino Royale Book vs Movie Review

The first James Bond book wasn’t (truly) adapted until 2006, when Daniel Craig made his first appearance at the British spy. Find out how the movie compares with the book!

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Zodiac True Story vs Movie Review

The San Fransisco Zodiac killer has sparked numerous movies, but the 2007 David FIncher movie is based on the book by Robert Graysmith who has spent decades trying to crack the case.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back Book vs Movie Review

Terry McMillan’s book (that is based on a real experience of hers) was adapted into the popular movie starring Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs. Find out how the movie compares to the book and what happened in the true story behind the book!

The Birds Book vs Movie Review

The Birds directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Tippi Hedren has become so iconic. But did you know it is based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier? Find out how the two compare and which I like best!

BlackBerry Movie vs True Story Review

The new Matt Johnson movie starring Glenn Howerton and Jay Baruchel documents the true story of the BlackBerry phone. But how close does it stay to the truth? Check out today’s episode to find out!

Peter Pan and Wendy Book vs Movie Review

David Lowery’s adaptation of the beloved Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is a fun, beautifully shot movie. But how does it compare to the book? I was surprised how much I loved the book, so the movie had a lot to live up to!

The Mist Book vs Movie Review

Frank Darabont adapted Stephen King’s novella The Mist, which is about a group of people that are trapped in a grocery store when a mysterious mist takes over the town. Find out how the two compare and what the movie changed!

One True Loves Book vs Movie Review

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a popular author who is finally being adapted! One True Loves tells the story of a women who is torn between two loves. Is the movie able to capture the chemistry between the characters in the book? Check out today’s episode and find out!

East of Eden Book vs Movie (1955) Review

John Steinbeck’s magnum opus was adapted into a movie starring one of the three roles James Dean was in. The movie captures just a fragment of the book, so here I get into the details that the movie left out and what they changed.

Revolutionary Road Book vs Movie Review

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite after Titanic to play an unhappy couple who form a plan to rejuvenate their life. How does the movie compare to the Richard Yates novel it is based on?

Gerald’s Game Book vs Movie Review

Stephen King’s sister novel to Dolores Claiborne was adapted by Mike Flanagan for Netflix. Does the movie change the the details of the plot? DO they keep the terrible book ending? Find out here!

L.A. Confidential Book vs Movie Review

James Ellroy popular noir crime thriller was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie. The book is very complex, so the question is: how were they able to make such a successful and faithful adaptation of an “adaptable” book?

I Am Legend Book vs Movie (2007) Review

Richard Matheson’s ground breaking novella has inspired so many other books, movies, and even video games. But how does the original story compare with the 2007 Will Smith adaptation?

Frankenstein Book vs Movie Review

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the most famous science fiction/monster stories of all time. It has been adapted many times, but I will be comparing it with the Boris Karloff movies as well as the 1994 version.

The Uninvited Book vs Movie (1944) Review

The Uninvited is about a brother and sister who buy a house which is haunted by not one ghost, but two! Find out what the mystery is behind these two spirits, and how the 1944 adaptation compares!

Rebecca Book vs Movie (1940 and 2020) Review

Rebecca is the famous gothic novel which was adapted into a movie directed by none other than Alfred Hitchcock. Find out why this book is still so famous nearly 100 years later, and how the movie compares.

The Grapes of Wrath Book vs Movie Review

John Steinbeck of one of America’s great writers, and today I am talking about one of his most famous books which was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie-The Grapes of Wrath. The movie leaves out a bit from the book as well as changing the ending. Check out this book vs movie to find out what was changed and what the end of the book means.

The Red Pony Book vs Movie Review

These coming of age stories written by John Steinbeck are about Jody as he faces adult situations and emotions for the first time. The movie stays true to the book in some ways, but find out why the books wins!

About a Boy Book vs Movie Review

This feel-good novel by Nick Horny was adapted into a movie starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Does the movie capture the humor and heart of the book?

The Silent Twins Book vs Movie Review

The true story of two twins who had a co-dependent relationship has been adapted into a vibrant, beautiful, and tragic movie. But how does the movie compare to the true story?

Native Son Book vs Movies 1951, 1986, 2019 Review

Richard Wright’s famous novel has been adapted multiple times, the most recent version being modified to take place in todays day. Can any of these movies really compare to the book which goes so in depth into the character of Bigger Thomas and what led his to make the choices he did?

Book vs Movie season two recap! Review

Looking back on the 53 book vs movie episodes I have covered on Why the Book Wins! Sharing what I think are the best books, the best movies, as well as the ones I wasn’t too keen on. I also share what you can expect going into season three!

Bullet Train Book vs Movie Review

Bullet Train is a fast paced action comedy by Japanese author Kotaro Isaka that was adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt. I loved this book so much, so the movie had big shoes to fill. Did it do the book justice, and what changes were made? Listen and find out!

Doctor Sleep Book vs Movie Review

Doctor Sleep is a kind of the sequel to The Shining-one of the most beloved book and movies of all time! Can Stephen King pull it off? And what about the movie adaption?? Find out how the two compare as well as how they each incorporate The Shining.

The Gray Man Book vs Movie Review

The Gray Man is an action movie about a CIA agent who becomes the target of every assassin in the world. Does this impressive cast and blockbuster directors give us a movie as exciting as the book??

Dark Places Book vs Movie Review

This Gillian Flynn novel is about a woman uncovering the truth of who killed her family. The adaptation stars Charlize Theron, and even though it is true to the book-the book wins. FInd out why!

Sometimes a Great Notion Book vs Movie Review

Ken Kesey’s magnum opus isn’t nearly as well known as his first novel, despite being adapted into a movie starring Paul Newman, Henry Fonda and Lee Remick. Today I talk about why I love this book so much, and how it compares to the 1971 movie.

The Beguiled Book vs Movie Original vs Remake Review

The Beguiled is a tense story of an injured man who is brought back to health by a group of women and girls. It has been adapted twice, once with Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page, then again with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. But does either film do the book justice?

Holes Book vs Movie Review

This great kids book by Louis Sachar was adapted into a movie starring Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight! Sachar wrote the screenplay himself, so does that mean the movie stays faithful?

Dolores Claiborne Book vs Movie Review

This underrated Stephen King book was adapted into a movie starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Even though we get great performances, there is something lacking and some changes made which cause me to not like the movie as much as the book.

Joe Book vs Movie (2013) Review

Joe is a novel by Larry Brown that was adapted into a movie starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan. Everyone in this movie delivers an amazing, real performance. But are these performances enough to make me say the movie wins over the book?

The Phantom of the Opera book vs movies (1925 & 2004) Review

This novel is more of a horror story than the romance Andrew Lloyd Weber turned it into. Having said that, the musical is surprisingly close to the book! The Lon Chaney stays true to the horror side of the story, but that movie has its own differences in regards to speeding up the story. Listen to how all three compare!

Firestarter Book vs Movie Original vs Remake Review

This Stephen King novel about a girl who has the ability to control fire has been adapted twice. Does either do the book justice? can John Carpenter and Zac Efron save the 2022 adaptation from being a disappointment? Is Drew Barrymore a bad child actor?? Check out this book vs movie to find out!

Secret Window Book vs Movie Review

This Stephen King novella was made into a movie starring Johnny Depp, who was riding the high from his Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The movie makes a change that totally took me by surprise! But does this change make the story better or worse?

Room Book vs Movie (2015) Review

Room by Emma Donoghue was adapted into a movie starring Brie Larson and Jacob Trembley. This powerful story has some changes from book to movie, and in the end, which wins?

Their Eyes Were Watching God Book vs Movie Review

Zora Neale Hurston is a famous African American author who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was adapted into a movie starring Halle Berry and produced by Oprah Winfrey. How does the movie compare to this classic novel about a woman finding true love, and finding herself?

Matchstick Men Book vs Movie Review

This Ridley Scott movie starring Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell was adapted from the novel by Eric Garcia. The story follows the story of a conman whose daughter shows up and changes his life and the life of his partner. The movie makes some changes to the end, but overall follows the book pretty close!