Skip to main content

YA Movie News

-Jim Carrey will take the role of Mr. Popper in Mr. Popper's Penguins. There were rumors of other actors (I was excited for Ben Stiller) but I think Jim Carrey will do a decent job. According to Cynopsis Kids “The movie will be somewhat different from the book, with Carrey's Mr. Popper a high-powered NYC business executive that inherits a small group of six penguins. Life changes for Popper as he becomes attached to the penguins, now living in his fancy NYC apartment, a big deal goes awry and he almost winds up in jail. In the end he discovers the importance of family.” I'm already planning on being annoyed by the movie with its modern updates and slapstick gross-out comedy that family movies all seem to have now.

-Cartoon Network has a 15-minute animated show airing in September based on MAD magazine. I'm always surprised at how well MAD is read at my library, so I'm sure the show will find an audience. Thanks to
Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-American Libraries Direct had a great interview with Rob Reiner, director of the movie Flipped which is based on Wendelin Van Draanen’s novel of the same name. Flipped is out this weekend!

-Love zombies? The Walking Dead, a new series based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novels, will premier on Halloween on AMC. Not a teen series, but with the rise in zombie popularity, this might end up with a teen audience as well. Thanks to IMDB for the news.

-Thank you to Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 for alterting me that there is a movie version of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life in the works. I agree with Betsy though, I don't know that I'd call the book "very popular"-but I do think a movie version could be good.

-With Mockingjay out, there’s buzz over who should play Katniss. Entertainment Weekly has suggestions up on their Shelf Life page. I wish Ellen Page was younger, I think she’d be good. Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan is voting for Anna Kendrick. Entertainment Weekly readers have a strong vote for Alexandra Daddario. Who do you want to see as Katniss?




Comments

  1. I am so ready for Flipped! I think it's gonna be great.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Of all those mentioned, I actually think the girl from the "Lemony Snicket" movie might be able to do it...but really, I'd love to see someone new...someone who is JUST Katniss, not so and so playing Katniss in this role...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love hearing from other readers! Share your thoughts and chime in!

Popular posts from this blog

Bedtime Books for the Weary

Today I'm over at the ALSC Blog talking about some of my new favorite bedtime-themed books!

Suite Scarlett Giveaway!!!

How would you like to win a paperback copy of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson ? I have FIVE copies up for grabs!! When Scarlett Martin turns fifteen she is put in charge of the Empire Suite, one of the rooms in her family’s hotel. Enter Mrs. Amberson, an aging C-list starlet who decides to employ Scarlett. Soon, she is taking dictation, running around New York City, and getting caught up in Mrs. Amberson’s crazy adventures. In the midst of it all, Scarlett falls in love–or so she thinks–and it takes Mrs. Amberson to help her see the light. Now in paperback from top-selling author Maureen Johnson! Here's the deal: -Contest ends July 20, 2009 -For U.S. Addresses only, sorry! -Comment on this post to enter. -Come back and comment again on this post for another entry-you may enter as many times as you want!! -Blog/Twitter/Facebook/E-mail this contest to others for +1 extra entries -Link me to your review of Suite Scarlett (or any other Maureen Johnson book) in the comments for +2

Dear Books: Please Update Your Libraries

There is nothing worse than coming across a book you are really enjoying only to be pulled out of it because of some outdated and incorrect library reference. I know that authors and illustrators will not always get everything 100% accurate, but I when I read books that show a very dated stereotype, or something that is just so incorrect, I always wonder why. I feel like authors and illustrators should know better! And it's not just older books-it happens in new books too! I recently read A Big Surprise for Little Card by Charise Mericle Harper and illustrated by Anna Raff.  I absolutely loved this book! It's a creative look at libraries through the eyes of a library card. It's perfect for my outreach visits and storytimes about the library and promoting what value there is in a library card. Anna Raff gets major points for illustrating a very cool and hip librarian as well! But the librarian tells card to shush and is a bit annoyed when he shows up. And then l