Archive for November 25th, 2008

…well, if the folks who make ’em want a good bet, then they look to the really cool teen books that we all know and love (or plan to know and just might love, if we ever get a spare moment to read for ourselves rather than school or work.  Sorry, sorry, must control the ranting…   🙂  *deep breath*

So, some movies to check out:

I’ve already mentioned Twilight a couple of times, so now you can read the professional reviews for Twilight here (Roger Ebert is pretty evenhanded), and salivate over the sequel: New Moon!

Another to take a look at is Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (10/08), based on the novel by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings playing the titular characters…

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…and there’s a screen adaptation of Daren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak (2009), featuring Selma Hayek and Chris Massoglia, due sometime next year. 

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Other notable releases now in theaters, on DVD, or coming soon:

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (5/08)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (7/08)

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City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau (10/08)

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The Clique by Lisi Harrison (11/08)

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (11/08)

boy-in-the-striped-pajamas-book  boy_in_the_striped_pajamas-movie

The Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (12/08)

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (1/09)

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2/09)

coraline-book     coraline-movie

Please note, some of these movies may be rated higher than PG-13.  You can always check the Internet Movie Database or the official websites for more information about each film. 

So, have you read any good movies lately?  (My latest fav is Blood and Chocolate starring Agnes Bruckner and Hugh Dancy, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause).   🙂

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Thanks for visiting!



WHOOPS!  Almost forgot, and just to make a long post even longer, in my many online travels I came across Dragonball, scheduled for release in US theaters sometime in 2009 (always so VAGUE!).

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