Apparently this is a leaked trailer, so it’ll probably disappear soon.
Alice in Teenland June 23, 2009
Check out this link for a little info on the upcoming Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland – I hope, I hope, I hope it’s as good as it could be!!
In the movie, Alice is 17, I wonder how that’ll be…
Snicket news June 17, 2009
I am far too excited about this possible news of a new stop-motion Lemony Snicket movie, but can you blame me?
It would be so awesome!
Reading books March 13, 2009
A few years ago I read this book and loved it; and then everyone I recommended it to didn’t love it. Which really, I’m fine with; different books for different people and all, but I did stop suggesting it to people. Now I see a news story about a screen adaptation with the dreaded Keira Knightley (nothing personal Keira, I’m totally willing to believe you’re a nice person, and I don’t even blame you for being in all of these movies because I wouldn’t say no to the offers either – but you’re not so much good at acting), and it makes me sad. For one thing, knowing nothing about the book upon reading it was a real joy, and once the trailers hit tv’s, that won’t be possible anymore. If you have any interest in reading a book that I liked, but others didn’t, and I won’t tell you about because I promise it’s better that way, you should probably go ahead and do so in the next year or two.
So, last night I finally started The Hunger Games. I put it off because I was reading through a lot of 2008 releases deciding what to buy for my branch, but this one I knew I needed just from other’s reviews, so I read the other books first. Last night I read the first 2 chapters and I already can tell that I’m gonna be hard-pressed waiting for the sequel that comes out on September 1st. I’m predisposed to like it as it’s a YA dystopian novel, my ultimate favorite, but when I say everyone’s been raving about this one, I mean everyone. Right away, I loved the tone of the writing, and couldn’t resist reading it aloud to the cat (who ran out of the room, which I take that as an indication of her bad taste, not my poor reading skills. I’ve got my pride, man!) and becoming instantly envious of the voice-over artist/actor who got to record the audiobook. This job, by the way, which people sometimes blithely tell me I should look into, as in a hobby, per se, is extremely competitive and hard to get – everyactor wants it, just in case you were wondering. I would love to get famous just so I could have this job, and I’m also pretty sure that’s the only way I could get it. But anyway, I looked up who did get it – Carolyn McCormick – don’t know her but she’s sooo lucky.
Boring days & scary nights February 6, 2009
Actually, my days are anything but boring – I have more work than can be done in any given day and a million distractions besides. But I know I’ve had a very boring blog, but I promise, my absence is not entirely a bad thing. I guarantee you don’t want a recounting of my daily efforts to convince library patrons that I’m not a tax expert, I don’t run any of the websites they’re visiting, and thus have no power to “fix” them, and that there really is a reason we require a library card rather than just handing out books, movies, cds and internet time to any and everyone who walks in.
Also, I’ve started writing a work blog in a vain attempt to actually get some information the the teens, and while it’s nothing great, you’d be surprised how taxing I find it to update:
But the good news is that I watched this scary movie last night and I can whole-heartedly recommend it. It’s light on the gore, and while not the scariest or most suspenseful movie I’ve seen, I did jump several times, I was riveted until the end; altogether, this movie truly transcends its genre. I can’t imagine an American thriller like this one, and I hope to high heaven we don’t have a remake coming our way.
BHM suggestions January 12, 2009
I need two dvd suggestions for movies that would be appropriate for Black History Month that teens might be willing to watch. They can’t be rated R, and should be something I can check out from Rochester Public Library. Remember the Titans is my back-up, but I’m not too excited about it.
Last night I watched the second part of Tess of the D’Urbervilles on Masterpiece Theatre. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t read the book since high school, so I do need to read it again, and looking at imdb I notice a 90’s version with Justine Waddell (how come this girl gets all the best parts?) that I’ve never seen, so I guess I need to do that before I name this version all-supreme, but I’m willing to bet that it will. If you missed it, I highly recommend you watch it online or get the DVD. I thought the leads were all really good, and I liked the script. I do have to refer to the book to see if Angel’s and Tess’ confessions really occur on the same day, because if so – man, Angel’s kind of an unforgivable jerk.