Premiere DateNov 9, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Intro
01:42 Top Entertainment News
06:38 Chit Chat
15:14 In The Sun Gringo Star
17:46 SPOILERS: Ender's Game (Part 1)
29:35 Tropes and Trends: Young Adult Fiction Films
41:55 SPOILERS: Ender's Game (Part 2)
52:01 Why Go To War William Onyeaber
56:49 Watch This, Not That
59:45 Send Off
60:25 Finish

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RAR is a movie review and entertainment news podcast that is not afraid of spreading spoilers or rumors. We review new films as well as yesterdays soundtracks that still resonate with us. Tune in for what’s hot and what’s not on the silver screen.

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Ender’s Game is a newly adapted film from Gavin Hood based on the best selling novel of the same name, written by Orson Scott Card. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, and Moises Arias. The story takes place in a near future on earth, after humanity has survived an alien invasion by the bug like creatures, the Formics. The International Fleet seeks out youths who will go on to become soldiers and lead a counter attack to ensure that the Formics are exterminated once and for all. Tune in to see what we thought about this Sci-Fi epic.

Ender’s Game Trailer

This week on Tropes and Trends DJ Molly comes back to the program to discuss the trend of adapting Young Adult Fictions into films. The trend began, arguably with the Harry Potter franchise, though, Hollywood has never shied away from targeting younger audiences. Beyond that, you have the success of the Twilight series and now The Hunger Games films. But are these films and their blockbuster status really what they’re made out to be? Tune in to get DJ Mollys take.

Young Adult Fiction Adaptations

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Jess Goulart and Zach Schepis have co-hosted BTR's Scotch & Cinema podcast since February 2014. Learn more about Jess and Zach.