Lise and Kevin look at The Martian, written by Andy Weir and published in 2011, and made into the 2015 film written by Drew Goddard and directed by Ridley Scott.
Lise, Kevin, and special guest Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner discuss The Ice Storm, written by Rick Moody and published in 1994, and made into the 1997 film, written by James Schamus and directed by Ang Lee.
Lise and Kevin show off their geek cred by examining The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of The Lord of the Rings series, written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1954, and brought to the big screen in 2001, with a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson, and directed by Peter Jackson.
Lise and Kevin dump (rightly) on the 2003 book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, made into a film in 2006, written by Akiva Goldsman and directed by Ron Howard.
Here’s a sampling of the websites we looked at about Dan Brown’s writing:
And if you’d like to get your own set of Critical Thinking Cards to help you spot the logical fallacies and cognitive biases of Dan Brown’s writing, you can get them here.
Lise and special guest Mike Marino examine Miami Blues, the novel that introduces Miami detective Hoke Moseley, written by Charles Willeford and published in 1984, then made into the 1990 film written and directed by George Armitage.
Lise, Kevin, and special guest Kolleen Hoepfner take on Jeffrey Eugenides’s 1993 debut novel The Virgin Suicides, made into a movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola in 2000.
For more about why Lise is so dead-set against Jeffrey Eugenides, here is an article from 2011 anticipating some writerly furor, and here is one from 2012 that recaps that furor.
Lise and Kevin explore the Isaac Asimov classic I, Robot, published in 1950, and the film based on apparently just the title: I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas and written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman.
Lise and Kevin argue vampires versus zombies in the classic I Am Legend, written by Richard Matheson and published in 1954, then made into a long list of films, including the 2007 I Am Legend directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman.