Thursday, July 30, 2009

YA Movie News

So the big news this week is the re-casting of the role of Victoria in Eclipse. Rachelle Lefevre was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard and there's a big who said/did what buzz going on. I hate re-castings, but I really like Bryce Dallas Howard and I think she'll end up doing a fantastic job.

I read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh in elementary school and I loved it. And of course, we then watched the movie, which I also enjoyed. News came out this week about a new adaptation of the novel.
And last, here's the trailer for the stop motion animation Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on the novel by Roald Dahl. I'm not a huge fan of the animation, but it could grow on me...maybe. Update: I figured it out! The animation reminds me of those old California Raisins commercials (and then TV specials) Anyone else remember those?


  1. Oooh! Thanks for the link to the Mrs. Frisby/Rats news. The first film adaption (animated) scared the heck out of me as a kid. That didn't keep me from watching it over and over, though...

  2. Aw. I loved Rachelle as Victoria. I thought she was perfect.

  3. I love your YA movie news. : )

    I loved Rachelle as Victoria but Bryce Dallas Howard is a great actress. So, we'll have to see how it all turns out.

  4. Ha, Mr Fox movie looks really cute. There are some great scenes in that the tube socks, and his trademark! :) George Clooney was a good choice.

  5. I think Bryce Dallas Howard will do well, and I think she'll make Victoria perfectly evil in Eclipse.

    Mr. Fox looks good and I like all the actors, I'm just not loving the animation style.

  6. thanks for posting the Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer! I'm excited for it. I like animation but I do really see the resemblence between the trailer and the raisins, lol. Kind of freaky.

    I keep thinking they had a cartoon of Fantastic Mr. Fox when I was a kid but I just can't remember if I"m making it up or not.

  7. I've never seen Bryce play a villain. I'm surprised they cast her because her face is so sweet. I liked Rachel because she seemed like a scary biker babe.

  8. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh was the first movie I remember seeing in the movie theater.


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