The holiday season is known for its excess -- packed malls, overbooked flights, feast after feast of gorge-worthy treats, and, as studios roll out their awards season hopefuls alongside big budget antidotes to too much family time, it’s an embarrassment of movie riches. Here at Word & Film, we’re particularly excited to report that the 2013 holiday movie slate is packed with a delicious assortment of page-to-screen adaptations diverse enough to please nearly any predilection.
From October’s remake of Stephen King’s “Carrie” to November’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” to December’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the breadth of onscreen entertainment is staggering, which is why we couldn’t just sit by and watch as moviegoers floundered, near-paralyzed by indecision. What have we done to rectify the situation? Herewith, we present your Word & Film Holiday Movie Adaptation Guide. Simply start with the first question — Are you in the mood for a sequel? — and we’ll guide you from there.
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Image credits: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - © Warner Bros. Pictures; Thor: The Dark World - © Marvel; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - © Lionsgate; Carrie - © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.; Jack Ryan - © Paramount Pictures; The Counselor - © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty- © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Oldboy - © OB Productions, Inc.; Romeo and Juliet - © R & J Releasing, Ltd.; August Osage County - © The Weinstein Company; Book Thief - © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; The Fifth Estate - © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC; 12 Years a Slave - © Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ender’s Game - © Summit Entertainment; The Wolf of Wall Street - © Paramount Pictures