‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Review: A Faithful Adaptation with Heart

The most important thing that a movie can do when it’s adapting a book is capture the spirit of the source material. We all know that when we say we want a “faithful adaptation” we don’t mean a scene-be-scene carbon…

‘The Darkest Legacy’ Review: A Thrilling, Emotional Ride Reflective of Society

Bracken’s newest installment of The Darkest Minds manages to weave a complex story filled with political awareness, compassion, thrills, romance, and a narrator that comes into her own. The last time I read The Darkest Minds series, which was about…

'The Darkest Minds' Clip Introduces the Betty Gang

When it comes to riding a bike, it’s something that should come second nature and is easy to do. Well, in the first clip from Fox’s The Darkest Minds, our protagonist Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) discovers that driving a van — in the…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #17: The ABCs of TDM (N-Z)

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. When it comes to The Darkest Minds, we cannot express enough our excitement for the upcoming film adaptation from 20th Century Fox. It’s…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #16: The ABCs of TDM (A-M)

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. When it comes to The Darkest Minds, we cannot express enough our excitement for the upcoming film adaptation from 20th Century Fox. It’s…

This New 'The Darkest Minds' Trailer Has Us Emotional Over Ruby & Liam

Excuse me because I’m currently flailing and gasping and crying over this new The Darkest Minds trailer, which features my OTP: Ruby & Liam. The trailer features a scene familiar with fans of the book of the same name by Alexandra Bracken,…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #15: 5 Questions We Want Answered at SDCC 2018

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. As we get closer and closer to the release of The Darkest Minds movie, our excitement continues to grow as one of our…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #14: Celebrating Difference & Power of Your Voice

There are many reasons why you should go see The Darkest Minds when it hits theaters in early August. Because it’s a damn good story. Because it can educate viewers. Because these characters are everything. Because the emotion is real.…

Giveaway: Win a 'The Darkest Legacy' Prize Pack

Read on into the afterlight because…The Darkest Legacy is almost here! We’re just a couple of short weeks away from the release of Alexandra Bracken’s companion novel to The Darkest Minds, which centers on Zu’s white-knuckle new adventure. Trust us when we…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #13: Five Reasons Why This Film Is Important

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. When it comes to movies or books or television, writers often rely on personal experience, personal beliefs, or personal thoughts to explore a…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #12: Staying True to the Heart of the Story

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. Why do people care about stories? Why are people so passionate about books or television or movies? What makes people care? What ignites…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #11: The Adaptation Process

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. Books and movies are two entirely different mediums. It’s why it’s virtually impossible for fans to be completely satisfied with a book-to-film or…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #10: Let’s Talk Book Rights, Author Control & Reaction

The first thing you need to know about book adaptations — be it to film or television or online platform — is that the author has no control. Zero. None. Once you sign away the rights to your work, the…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #9: Let’s Talk About the Color System

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. With every book to film adaptation there are obvious changes. That’s what happens when you transition from one medium to another. And while…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #8: Children in Internment Camps? When Fiction Meets Reality

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. Dystopian novels typically represent a grim future that we don’t ever expect to happen. How could we ever imagine moral lines could be…

'The Darkest Minds' Releases New Poster, Ruby/Liam Still & Teaser Video

We’re just about six weeks away from the release of Fox’s The Darkest Minds, which brings to life the story of empowerment and connection by Alexandra Bracken. It seems like Fox is gearing up for its promotional push for the film, as…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #6: Let’s Talk About Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release. When it comes to books and movies, they’re two completely different mediums. Both tell stories. But they tell them in different…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #5: Let’s Talk Auditions

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release When it comes to anticipated films of this summer — and year, to be honest — The Darkest Minds is at…

‘The Darkest Minds’ Movie Talk #4: Not Your Typical Dystopian Story

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release When it comes to classifying books — Young Adult, Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Dystopian — it’s not so black and white. Sure,…

'The Darkest Minds' Movie Talk #3: Let’s Talk About That Epic Trailer!

Every Monday and Friday we’re bringing you The Darkest Minds content leading up to the film’s Aug. 3 release There’s nothing like making a good first impression. Especially when it comes to Young Adult book-to-movie adaptations. If there’s a more…

Watch: 'The Darkest Minds' BookCon Panel Featuring Alexandra Bracken & Amandla Stenberg

If you were at BookCon this weekend, you probably noticed that The Darkest Minds was well represented. From The Darkest Legacy… To The Darkest Minds character posters… To The Darkest Minds photo booth… To Alexandra Bracken signing books… And then…