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Tuesday | Interesting Ten – Books to Films 2019

This Tuesday the ‘Interesting Ten’ list of books that are adapted to films anno 2019.

If you have read one of those books, maybe you want to compare it to the film that will be in theatres this year. Or if you are a big fan of an actor or actress that is starring in the film. Or maybe a fan of the director or the producer… and ten more reasons why you are probably in a way interested in one of these films.

So in short this list a a list of ten books that will be adapted this year to the screen, their status in filming and their film trailers. These ten books to films are the ones I am most interested in so hereby my question and a list ordered alphabetically:

In which books to films are you interested?

A Dog’s Journey

Written by: W. Bruce Cameron
About: Through the life of the humans he meets, a dogs finds the meaning of its own existence.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FRUK | USA
The book on NL

Film status: Completed
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Dennis Quaid / Abby Ryder Fortson / Daniela Barbosa / Kevin Claydon / Kenneth Liu



Written by: Anna Todd
About: The book ‘After’ is the first one the same named series written by Anna Todd. Tessa enters the student life as a dedicated and ambitious girl. Until she meets Hardin, a boy with dark secrets, a troubled past and an on and off rude attitude. A good girl bad boy story.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance
Release date: 18 April 2019
Starring: Josephine Langford / Hero Fiennes Tiffin / Meadow Williams / Peter Gallagher and Jennifer Beals.


The Aftermath

Written by: Rhidian Brook
About: A post-war story about a British couple, Colonel Lewis Morgan and his wife Rachael Morgan, who start a life after the war in Hamburg. In 1946 they move to this British Occupied Zone. The house they move into, will be shared by two families. The rightful owners and the Morgan family. How will this develop?

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DEUK | USA
The book on NL

Film status: Completed
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Release date: 28th March 2019
Starring: Keira Knightley / Alexander Skarsgård / Jason Clarke / Kate Philips / Fionn O’Shea
Fun fact: the film is accompanied by music from Claude Debussy


Artemis Fowl

Written by: Eoin Colfer
About: Artemis Fowl is a series about an incredible smart boy and the film will be about the first two sequels of the series. Artemis is a bit of the unimaginable boy. A millionaire who never worries about money, a genius mastermind and a criminal in hacking stuff.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | FR | ITUK | USA
The book on NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 7th August 2019
Starring: Ferdia Shaw / Miranda Raison / Judi Dench / Nonso Anozie / Lara McDonnell


Avengers | Endgame

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby
About: This is a sequel to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ when the universe is left in ruins. The Avengers come together again to restore order in the universe and reverse the actions of Thanos.

Film status: Completed
Release date: 24th April 2019
Starring: Bradley Cooper / Evangeline Lily / Josh Brolin / Scarlet Johansson / Brie Larson


Dark Phoenix

Written by – based on the comics created by: Stan Lee / Jack Kirby

Film status: Completed
Release date: 6th June 2019
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence / James McAvoy / Nicholas Hoult / Sophie Turner / Michael Fassbender



Written by: Helen Aberson
About: A young elephant has oversized ears and suddenly at a normal day he discovers he can fly because of those ears. It is a classic Disney story and this new remake will be in cinemas this year.

The official film special book on Amazon: AUS | CA | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 27th March 2019
Starring: Eva Green / Colin Farrell / Danny DeVito / Michael Keaton / Nico Parker


Five Feet Apart

Written by: Rachael Lippincott / Mikki Daughtry / Tobias Iaconis
About: Stella Grunt is a teenager with a severe long disease. In an out of hospital most of her life. Six feet apart, thats the closest someone is allowed to come near her. She lives an organised life until she meets another teenager named Will Newman, who desperately wants to get out of the hospital forever.

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | ES | IT | UK | USA

Film status: Completed
Release date: 14th March 2019
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson / Cole Sprouse / Claire Forlani / Parminder Nagra / Emily Baldoni


The Informer

Written by: Anders Roslund

Film status: Post-production
Release date: 16th August 2019
Starring: Rosamund Pike / Ana de Armas / Joel Kinnaman / Clive Owen / Ruth Bradley


The Sun is also a Star

Written by: Nicola Yoon

The book on Amazon: AUS | CA | DE | FR | UK | USA
The book on NL

Film status: Post production
Release date: 16th May 2019
Starring: Yara Shahidi / Charles Melton / Faith Logan / Gbenga Akinnagbe / Jake Choi


Summary motivation

I am very curious for ‘A Dogs Journey’ and ‘The Aftermath’ to read beside watching the film one day. The book ‘Artemis Fowl’ I have read a long time ago. The first sequel of this series I read in English. But at that time I did not understand everything so I think if I like the film, I should reread it and give the series another try. I am also curious for the books ‘Five Feet Apart’ and ‘The Sun is also a Star’. And I love to compare later on these books with the films.

Do you like it to compare a book with a film?

Greetings by Sophie


Mile 22 (2018)

Filmposter - Mile 22 - 2018

In my view…

This film is about intelligence services, politics, attacks and attempts of attacking and it is quite realistic. Well it seems realistic from a citizen point of view. A life at an embassy in a foreign country and what if a war – be it partially digital – is going on and you seek safety at an embassy. Those questions pop up when you are watching the film. Because the story is about a group of agents who are formed together as a special unit with a special mission to get another special agent out of his – for the agents a foreign – country. The story-line is very complex, it doesn’t look like it at the beginning but every little aspect plays a role which gets clear in the last five minutes of the film.

The first part of the film is well thought-through, every character get its form and there is a lot of violence. Now and then good combat and towards the end of the film it is too much and too quick, no slow-motions in combat and too quick play. Especially the plot which is told in just five minutes. And then you realise the beginning was a start of flashback storytelling. It was not that clear to me in the first part of the film.

The main character, a genius agent named Silva, is played by Mark Wahlberg. He plays a very good role of this high energetic, now and then aggressive and quiet, character. There is rarely a dull moment in the film but the actions are a bit too quick. And how the character named Silva is in the end is like…too easy or is it because he is a highly intelligent person and was one of the most intelligent characters in the film plot? The rest of the characters are not so in-depth explained.


In my reviews I am writing in descriptive facts and if the story was clear.. Not telling about the story itself too much – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film.

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Films · Music · YouTube

YouTube | Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring – Official Trailer

This little video inspires me so much in the things you do in life!

Do you recognize the different music pieces of different films?

Enjoy this little trailer, I hope this will inspire you as well!

Have a story, try to tell something, and give your music thoughts a try.

The YouTube video:

YouTube Description:

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring | Official Trailer

13.072.932 Views | 23K Likes | 205 Dislikes | 

MasterClass | Published on 18 November 2016 | 213K Subscriptions

Learn more at

Category: Education

The choice of this video

Today I finished a piece of study and I decided afterwards to go to some tryouts of an orchestra to maybe play part in it as an alto or soprano saxophonist. Who knows…take chances when you cross them. Very much looking forward to it!

The last couple of weeks I listen so often to music from Hans Zimmer. I can enjoy it, concentrate on stuff when I have to, relax with it, and now and then even play the ‘Hans Zimmer – Live in Prague’ record on Netflix. It is so full of energy and lovely medleys of the best filmmusic.

Since around 2016 Hans Zimmer has a video series of a Masterclass named ‘Teaching Film Scoring’, if you really are into film music and composing and just learning as an artist from it… try it! An all access pass is only €200/year and I say this freely because I love ABBA music as well and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are such great composers! Hans Zimmer is not one of the band but definitely the same level, the best composers of the world! Hans Zimmer is a music composer master!

Have a nice musicfully evening!

Greetings by Sophie

Books · Films · Lists · Series

Books to films in 2018

Not only YA books, áll books!

The book becomes a film anno 2018

The new year is already for two months on its way, so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2018! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.

Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (March, 5th, 2018).

The list sorted by release date

The release date is the date expected to be released in theatres in The Netherlands unless otherwise mentioned.

January 2018

  • 4th, You Were Never Really Here
  • 25th, The Maze Runner | The Death Cure – James Dashner


  • 1st, 12 Strong – Dough Stanton
  • 8th, Fifty Shades Freed – E.L. James
  • 22nd, Every Day – David Levithan
  • 23rd, War with Grandpa – Robert Kimmel Smith


  • 1st, Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews
  • 12th, Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer
  • 28th, Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
  • 29th, Ready Player One – Ernest Cline


  • 4th, A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  • 16th, The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer


  • 31st, Lean on Pete – Willy Vlautin


  • 14th, Love, Simon – Becky Albertalli
  • 14th, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – John Callahan


  • Unknown yet…


  • 3rd (USA), The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
  • 9th, The Meg – Steve Alten
  • 16th, Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
  • 17th (USA), Three Seconds – Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund


  • 21st (USA), The House with a Clock in its Walls – John Bellairs
  • 27th, The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
  • 28th (USA), Little Women – May Alcott


  • 4th, Boy Erased – Garrard Conley
  • 11th, First Man – James R. Hansen
  • 11th, I Still See You – Daniel Waters
  • 19th (USA), Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple


  • 8th, Book Club – book related
  • 15th, Fantastic Beasts | The Crimes of Grindelwald – J.K. Rowling
  • 28th, The Grinch – Dr. Seuss
  • 29th, The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz


  • 13th, Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
  • 20th, Mary Poppins Returns – P.L. Travers

To be announced in 2018:

  • Angels Four – David Nott
  • Ashes in the Snow – Ruta Sepetys
  • Beautiful Boy – David Sheff, Nic Sheff
  • Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
  • Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Mary, Queen of Scots – John Guy
  • Monster – Walter Dean Myers
  • Ophelia – Lisa Klein
  • The Aftermath – Rhidian Brook
  • The Aspern Papers – Henry James
  • The Bell Har – Sylvia Plath
  • The Black Hand – Stephan Talty
  • The Long Home – William Gay
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
  • We the Animals – Justin Torres
  • Zeroville – Steve Erickson


Anno 2019 – All new to the list!
Some books are already coming next year!
Total =  films

  • January 25th (USA), The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  • March 1st (USA), Chaos Walking – Patrick Ness
  • October 11th (USA), The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

Unknown exactly, but announced – Total = 

I have previously written about films in 2016 and 2017 and unknown coming ups in the blog post: Books to Films in 2016. This list underneath here is an addition to the unknown list.

  • A Book of Common Prayer
  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • All the Bright Places
  • American Tabloid
  • An Ember in the Ashes
  • Angelfall
  • Arclight
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Battle Royale
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • Birdsong
  • Blonde
  • Blood of Eden
  • Blood Red Road
  • Born to Run
  • Brilliance
  • Climb to Conquer
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Depth of Field
  • Earthseed
  • East of Eden
  • Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • Facing the Wind
  • Firelight
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • Forgotten
  • Gone
  • Graceling
  • Heist Society
  • Hourglass
  • I Would Tell You, But Then I Would Have to Kill You
  • Illuminae
  • In the Garden of Beasts
  • Incarceron
  • Infinity
  • It’s What I Do
  • King of Heists
  • Legend
  • Let It Snow – John Green e.o.
  • Lie Down in Darkness
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • Love May Fail
  • Matched
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
  • Men of Granite
  • Monument 14
  • Obsidian
  • One Last Thing Before I Go
  • Origin
  • Paranormalcy
  • Pure
  • Queen of the Tearling
  • Red Queen
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Shiver
  • Significance
  • Sister
  • Six Years
  • Sorta Like a Rock Star
  • Soul Seekers
  • Splinter Cell
  • Struck by Genius
  • The Age of Miracles
  • The Alchemist | Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
  • The Bell Jar
  • The Billionaire’s Vinegar
  • The Bone Season
  • The Chronicles of Narnia | The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
  • The Crowded Room
  • The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  • The Divergent Series | Ascendant – Veronica Roth
  • The Diviners
  • The Emperor’s Children
  • The Engagements
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • The Giant Under the Snow
  • The Good Lord Bird
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Graveyard Book
  • The Infernal Devices | Clockwork Angel
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Iron Trial
  • The Looking Glass Wars
  • The Merciless
  • The Night Circus
  • The Psychopath Test
  • The Raven Cycle
  • The Rules of Inheritance
  • The Scorpio Races
  • The Secret Life of Houdini
  • The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll
  • The Silent Wife
  • The Sky is Everywhere
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
  • The Testing
  • The Thicket
  • The Thin Man
  • The True American
  • These Broken Stars
  • Three Little Words
  • Three to Kill
  • Tiger’s Curse
  • Tunnels
  • Van Cliburn
  • Violet Town
  • Wake
  • Wicked
  • Wicked Lovely
  • Why We Broke Up
  • Wings
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity


Which film are you looking forward to, to see in theatres this year?

Greetings by Sophie

Animals · Films

Pandas (2018) Trailer

Last week I discovered this video on IMDb and can’t wait to see it in IMAX! It will be released on April 6th, 2018 in selected theaters. I hope it will be on screen in The Netherlands.

And oh… pandas. When life is rough now and then, a panda shows you the simple basic life of an animal. No harm, no violence, just happiness, fun, a bit challenging, a bit daring. Something like eat, sleep, a bit of fun or exploring and repeat.

Enjoy watching the video!

YouTube Description:

Pandas (2018) | OFFICIAL TEASER

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“Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown. David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmmakers behind “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography. Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Gen Xiong and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer. “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” editor Beth Spiegel and composer Mark Mothersbaugh collaborated with Douglas and Fellman once again, with sound design by Gus Koven. IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital and Panda Productions, “Pandas.” The film will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theaters starting April 6, 2018. The film is rated G.”

Spectral (2016)

Spectral (2016) Poster Source:; link to the filmpage

In my view…


Spectral (2016) is a film that touches a lot of genres with each a little bit of the story. It’s full of action, the enemy is a science-fiction mystery and the scene and timing feels like the beginning of an outbreak of war. World War III possibly if this would be real. The enemy is a ‘thing’ or a person that can’t be beaten by bullets. So the army is forceless without the help of a scientist and the new high-tech gear – the nice high-tech accessories the army is wearing to beat this threat.

How you interpret the term high-tech and imagine such items, could be completely different from the perspective of another person. In this film, the high-tech is partly pre-build before the mission and partly build during the mission and the whole story. That perspective is nice to see.

The cast of the film is diverse and it feels like, except for the scientist and the special agent and commander, that everyone has the same size of role. I really like that. It is not too centered on the main characters and every personage has a real addition to the story.

It is a film that is quite realistic – for me as just a citizen of a big city – to be developed or happen within 25 or 50 years. You never know how quick and up till how far certain technologies, people and their imaginations, grow. My rating is a 8 out of 10 on IMDb because I am still curious for what happens in the ending part what you can obviously imagine, you know the brain of the enemy literally and figuratively, but you won’t see. Feels like a – little minuscule but very important fact – missing scene.

This film is a Netflix Original so you can only watch it on Netflix.

In my reviews I am writing in descriptive facts and about the  feelings. Not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.


I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

Greetings by Sophie

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Animals · Films · YouTube

Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer | BBC Earth | David Attenborough

The Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer from the BBC Earth series and narrated by David Attenborough.

There is one kind genre in series, documentaries, films, photos and so on… I never get tired of! The genres that involve and envelop nature and animals! Especially when the text is written and / or narrated by David Attenborough himself! He is the professor who can explain to anyone how – a special part of – nature works. David Attenborough is has (co)written 42 distinct major works according to his profile on IMDb. When you count every episode…the score today is 137 episodes. Times the length of every episode, you understand you can watch this genre for many many relaxing hours! The music is written by Hans Zimmer and you recognise his style, it really suits ‘Planet Earth’. 

The love for animals, the love for nature. And the wonderful lessons of life you learn through these kind of series, documentaries, films and just everything that is captured on camera, in photo or by text. The relaxed feeling while watching an episode. But realising as well that this is nature and in somehow or some way this started on earth and the animals developed, adapted and evolved over time and still do. And we as human being live next to it, together with it or above or under it haha. Miraculous nature, I love it! Read the official description of this trailer too for more information!

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Events · Films · YouTube

MTV Movie Awards 2017 | Best Actor winner Emma Watson speech

Last Sunday were the MTV Movie and TV Awards of 2017.

I remember watching this event as a teenager, ready in front of the television to see the highlights that were broadcast in The Netherlands. This year Emma Watson has won the first gender neutral award for best Actor in a film. She has won this for her acting in the film ‘Beauty and the Beast’.  Once again, Emma Watson has given an incredible speech. Let her inspire you!

Enjoy watching  the short video!

Emma Watson Accepts Best Actor in a Movie | MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Emma Watson accepts the award for Best Actor in a Movie for her role as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. See more at #MTVAwards

A few favourite quotes:

  • “The first acting award in history, that does not separate nominees based on their sex. Says something about how we perceive human experience.”
  • “Empathy and the ability to use your imagination, should have no limits.”
  • “I am so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy and love the way that this one does.”

She give thanks to:

  • The person who announced her and gave her the award
  • The writer of the original Belle
  • The writer of the book on what the animated film was based on
  • The actor of the original Belle
  • Every single person who voted for Emma Watson
  • The other nominated people alongside her
  • Anyone and everyone who had anything to do with giving Emma Watson this opportunity and for supporting her on that journey.

Let her speech be an inspiration for your own speeches

Greetings by Sophie

Films · YouTube

The Pirates of the Caribbean | Dead Men Tell No Tales | Trailer

Next month, on May 24th the new long awaited Pirates of the Caribbean film will go in premiere!

This film can be watched in Real 3D and in IMAX 3D. Will this make the film experience more adventurous?

There are already different trailers of this Pirates of the Caribbean film.

The official teaser trailer


The official trailer

Do you dare to watch this in theaters?

Greetings by Sophie