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The name of this podcast is The Book Club Was Better. We are a book club podcast, but we don't read the classics. We read the crap that's getting turned into movies. TBCWB releases podcast episodes weekly leading up to the release of a film adaptation of a book.

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    TBCWB Book 6.1 - Battle Angel Alita Vol. 1 and 2 | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we discuss Volumes 1 and 2 of Battle Angel Alita aka Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro! The film is scheduled to release on February 14, 2019. The Cast Off discusses Rosa Salazar as Alita and Christoph Waltz as Doctor Ido. The next assignment is Volumes 3 and 4.

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    TBCWB Book 6.0 - Introduction to Battle Angel Alita | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we introduce Book 6 - Battle Angel Alita (aka Gunnm) by Yukiro Kishiro! The film, based on the Business Jump manga will be released on February 14, 2018. The adaptation is produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali. The first assignment is Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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    TBCWB Book 5.2 - Mortal Engines Ch. 13-23 | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we discuss Chapters 13 through 23 of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve! The film is scheduled to release on December 14, 2018. The Cast Off discusses Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine. The next assignment is Chapters 24 to the end of the book.

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    TBCWB Book 5.1 - Mortal Engines Ch. 1-12 | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we discuss Chapters 1 through 12 of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve! The film is scheduled to release on December 14, 2018. The Cast Off discusses Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw. The next assignment is Chapters 12 through 23 (to the end of Part 1).

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    TBCWB Book 5.0 - Introduction to Mortal Engines | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we introduce Book 5 - Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve! The film will be released on December 14, 2018. The adaptation is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, and Hugo Weaving. The first assignment is Chapter 1 through Chapter 12.

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    TBCWB Book 3.0 - Introduction to The Sisters Brothers | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we introduce Book 3 - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt! The film has a limited release on September 21, 2018. The adaptation is directed by Jacques Audiard and stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. The first assignment is Part 1 (Trouble with the Horses) and Part 2 (California).

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    TBCWB Book 2.5 - A Simple Favor The Movie | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, our friend Jenna joins us as an SGH (Special Guest Host)! We discuss the movie A Simple Favor. Director Paul Feig's film adaptation of a Darcey Bell novel stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding. The next assignment is listen to Episode 3.0 to hear what our next selection is.

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    TBCWB Speed Read 1 - Crazy Rich Asians (Book and Movie) | The Book Club Was Better

    In our first Speed Read episode, TBCWB invites our friend Minnie over to the living room podcast studio to discuss the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and its movie adaptation directed by Jon M. Chu. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, and many more!

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    TBCWB Book 1.7 - The Darkest Minds The Movie | The Book Club Was Better

    This week on TBCWB, we discuss the movie The Darkest Minds. Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson's film adaptation of an Alexandra Bracken novel stars Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickenson, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Patrick Gibson, and more! The next assignment is listen to Episode 2.0 to hear what our next selection is.

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