Jake’s Picks: Have you seen any good film adaptations lately?

By Jake Myers

Film adaptations are simply works of art previously presented in another written form: novel, graphic novel, play or short story. In my opinion, 90 percent of the time, the book is better, but I love seeing the characters come to life on the big screen.

Oftentimes, adaptations are billed as such to increase ticket sales; for example, the “Harry Potter” film series by J.K. Rowling and “The Hunger Games” film series by Suzanne Collins. Recently, some good adaptations have hit the theaters that maybe you weren’t aware were adaptations.

“The Girl with All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey was released on film (2017) with the same name and was directed by Colm McCarthy. I would recommend both the book and the film. M.R. Carey also wrote the screenplay and the film is currently available on Amazon Prime.

I would also recommend “The Shack” (2017), directed by Stuart Hazeldine and written by

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