Thursday, September 8, 2011

YA Movie News

-The movie poster for the upcoming film Young Adult was released this week. I like the idea of it looking like a book, but it makes me annoyed as I feel like the designers haven't looked at a YA book since the 80's. It looks like a cover for Sweet Valley High or an 80's Judy Blume novel. Maybe that's what they're going for-for the nostalgia of 20 and 30 somethings? Still, I find it a bit demeaning. I also hate the tagline "Everyone gets old. Not everyone grows up." Like the main character isn't grown up because she writes for teens. I'm still interested in seeing the movie (maybe-we'll see after the trailer) but I think I'm going to end up annoyed.

-The same production company behind Coraline has bought the film rights to the middle grade novel Wildwood by Colin Meloy. Thanks to Publishers Weekly for the news.

-A movie version of the YA novel Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph will air on Disney Channel in 2012. The movie has had a title change and will be called Radio Rebel. It should be airing early next year. Thanks to Publishers Weekly for the news.

-Fall TV season is upon us and there are some book related shows debuting this time around. First up, The CW has The Secret Circle to go along with The Vampire Diaries, making an L. J. Smith night!

There are two fairy tale themed shows coming to TV this Fall-one is Grimm, which is a cop show with fairy tales:

The second is Once Upon A Time, which seems a little more all ages friendly and a bit more fantastical.

Any other Fall shows you're looking forward to? 


  1. I enjoyed Shrinking Violet, will be interested to see how Disney changes it.

    I have heard nothing about this Charlize Theron movie but my immediate reaction was "is that a Sweet Valley book?" You're so right, very bad poster.

  2. LOL, I had to look really closely at that movie poster. I honestly thought it was an 80s YA book not a movie!

    "Once Upon a Time" looks more promising than "Grimm" but I'll have to see a few episodes to find out where I'll continue to watch it.

  3. I really want to watch Grimm. I hope I can remember. Once Upon at Time might be good to watch with my 4 year old.

    I am crossing my fingers that Young Adult is good and doesn't do something stupid to the main character. I don't know, but I think I will see it.

  4. Both Grimm and Secret Circle are on my long list of new shows to try out. I'm hopful that Secret Circle will be as good as Vampire Diaries!

  5. Hmm, yeah I have to believe that the Charlize Theron (who I adore) movie is supposed to have some sort of "vintage" appeal. It will be interesting to see how they spin it. Not a big movie fan, usually but this will be one to watch for, for sure.

    I also have to say that I ADORE the trailer for Once Upon A Time and I'll definitely be checking that one out, too. Good stuff, thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh, wow, that movie poster is atrocious. It's like a train wreck. I can't look away . . .


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