Audrina Patridge, Shel Silverstein And 'District 9' Hate Around The Blogosphere

-- Here's a nice, little, admittedly objective runthrough of the 25 best book-to-film adaptations on record. The picks are culled from across cinema's history, so you've got the 1939 adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" (at number 2) alongside the post-2000 adaptation of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (number 25). I have to say though, I'm terribly disappointed that the "Harry Potter" series (number 22) ranks higher than "Rings," and that Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is conspicuously absent. (Telegraph)

-- Speaking of adaptations, the blog portal for Spike Jonze's upcoming adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are" continues to dish out the goods. Today there are some vintage clips featuring poet/musician Shel Silverstein; an animated short set to his reading of "The Giving Tree" and a clip of him live and in person on "The Johnny Cash Show." (We Love You So)

-- I loved Neill Blomkamp's "District 9." A lot of people did. Not everyone though. And among those who didn't like it, there were quite a few common complaints. Sci Fi Wire rounded up five of the most noteworthy ones, using quotes from other outlets to back up the claims. Whether or not you agree with them, it makes for a fascinating read if you're at all curious about understanding how anyone in their right mind could not like "District 9." (Sci Fi Wire)

-- Back in July at Comic-Con, Movieline spent a little bit of time with Audrina Partridge, who you'll be able to see in "Sorority Row" starting tomorrow. Partridge is also a star on MTV's "The Hills," and she was joined at the 'Con by her "Sorority" co-star Leah Pipes. Asked what their single favorite movie scene of all time is, the two young actresses... well, let's just say they share a wistful moment. Enjoy. (Movieline)