Book vs Movie

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.

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?

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 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!

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??