Matt Guion [[ActingForTwo plays both]] Regular Matt and [[PunnyName Matt Hatter]], two sides of the same coin, who compare and contrast which version of a story is better, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin books or movies.]] They are aided in this by several other of Matt's personas (such as "The Scottish Reviewer," who looks at theatre and stage productions), each one with his own gimmick or personality. Also appearing frequently is Matt's sister Cassie, who sometimes takes a third side in the argument or just [[{{Troll}} messes things up for the hell of it]]. Matt's brother Jeffrey and girlfriend Alicia make recurring appearances as well, as do a few of his friends -- several of them with YouTube accounts and personas of their own.

So far, they have tackled the following books/movies:

* ''{{Matilda}}'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''FreakyFriday'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''TheWizardOfOz'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (both the [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 movie]] and the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 movie]]) [[spoiler:Movie/Book]]
* ''{{Wayside}}'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''TheTimeTravelersWife'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''ThePrincessBride'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''{{Holes}}'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''[[Comicbook/VForVendetta V For]] [[Film/VForVendetta Vendetta]]'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''ReturnToOz'' (against ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' and ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Ozma of Oz]]'') [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''ThePrestige'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' (against five different film adaptations, including the [[Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol Muppet]] one) [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' (sort of...)
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (compared to the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Disney animated movie]]) [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'' [[spoiler: Book]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (the entire series) [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''PeterPan'' (against the [[Disney/PeterPan Disney version]], the [[Film/PeterPan 2003 movie]] and ''Film/{{Hook}}'') [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''Literature/TuckEverlasting'' [[spoiler:Book]]
* ''[[Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit Who Censored]]''/''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Framed Roger Rabbit]]'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* [[FairyTale Classic fairy tales]] against their {{Disney}} adaptations, primarily ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheInCredibleJourney Homeward Bound]]''/''Literature/TheIncredibleJourney'' [[spoiler:Movie]]
* ''WebVideo/BooksVsMovies'' (this being Matt's AprilFoolsDay joke for 2013)
* Literature/{{Frankenstein}}: [[spoiler: Book]]


Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/bandgeek8408 here.]]
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!!Books Vs Movies contains examples of:
* [[ActingForTwo Acting For Ten]]: Not only does he play both Regular Matt and Matt Hatter, he also plays Matt's Evil Twin, the various background singers, Editing Matt, and the Scottish Reviewer aka Mattbeth, the theater reviewing personae.
* AttentionWhore: Cassie shows definite traits of this, often butting in on reviews without being asked to and being more than willing to be contrary or make unnecessary points just to be part of the review. Takes it UpToEleven in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' review, where she's basically [[{{Troll}} trolling]] Matt throughout the entire review, showing up at regular intervals to compare the books/movies to distinctly non-canon material such as ''AVeryPotterMusical'' and ''PotterPuppetPals'', or complain that Neville Longbottom isn't getting enough attention in the review.
* BiasSteamroller: The entire point of Regular Matt's character and the primary reason Matt Hatter got involved in the show.
* CaptainObvious: One of Matt's personas, named exactly that. [[spoiler:As of the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' review, however, it seems that there might be more to Captain Obvious than just stating the obvious.]]
* TheCastShowoff: Matt Guion grew up on the stage, so he shows off his singing ability once or twice.
* CharacterDevelopment: Regular Matt goes through a bit of this. He starts out as completely unwilling to consider that movies might have some merit compared to books, but over time grows more open-minded and less biased.
* {{Crossover}}: Matt does a few with Jesse of CodedLockFilms; they teamed up to review ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'', and Jesse has made notable cameos in other books vs Movies reviews as well. Matt in his turn has appeared in several CodedLockFilms videos.
* CurseCutShort: Regular Matt, when he realised the next review would be... Literature/{{Twilight}}
--> '''Regular Matt:''' Oh, f-- (cutaway to the scoreboards)
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone on the show to a certain degree, even the supporting characters.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For starters the reviews only lasted for 5 rounds instead of 7, Regular Matt and Matt Hatter were pretty much the only characters in show, instead of having the clip of a particular movie digitally inserted on a TV, the TV actually had the movie playing on it, the episodes were even less plot based, and they weren't in the same frame together...at all. In many ways, it was more like At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert and in turn, an actual review show.
** You could say that the first season of the show (the first fourteen episodes) is where ''Books VS Movies'' is trying to establish its formula; there are a few trial-and-error moves, Matt and Hatter argue and interrupt one another much more frequently, there are fewer guest appearances, fewer characters and no sign of any sort of overarching plot. It's in the second season when the show finds its form; it becomes more "gimmicky" and creative with its locations and interactions, with many more characters, frequent use of split-screen and a clear (if sometimes confusing) ongoing plot.
* EvilLaugh: Cassie displays one on several occasions. Evil Twin, surprisingly, uses it much more sparingly; for the most part he's more low-key and deadpan.
* EvilTwin: He's even ''named'' Evil Twin, though he generally goes by his nickname, E.T.
* GrumpyBear: Jeffrey, especially in the MusicalEpisode where keeps complaining about all the singing.
* LargeHam: For the most part, Matt's acting is fairly understated and laid-back compared to many other Internet reviewers... though as Captain Obvious he really takes the opportunity to [[ChewingTheScenery Chew Some Scenery]].
** Cassie has been known to ham it up a little as well.
* LemonyNarrator: In the ''Roger Rabbit'' review, Hatter narrates the review like an over-the-top FilmNoir detective.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Mostly in the newer episodes.
* MusicalEpisode: Faerie Tales Vs. Disney
* NoFourthWall: Pretty much. At one point Matt and Hatter even comment upon how they switched to HD in the middle of a review.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most of the personas by now; Nominally they're all named "Matt," but they have started being referred to solely by their nicknames. Even Regular Matt usually goes by "Reg" in later reviews.
** The Scottish Reviewer is a ''triple'' case. His actual nickname is "[[Theatre/MacBeth Mattbeth]]," but since naming that play is considered bad luck he goes by "The Scottish Reviewer." This has in later videos been further shortened to "Scotty."
* ThoseTwoGuys: Background Singers #1 and #2 take on this role occasionally. Especially noticable in the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' review, where they are the analogues of Merry and Pippin.
* ScheduleSlip: Did not post an original review between June and November
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Matt's initial reaction to having to review ''{{Twilight}}''.
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