Friday, November 4, 2011

YA Movie News

-The cast of The Hunger Games posed for a photo with Vanity Fair. The article featured a great photo slideshow of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, (Peeta is just so cute-love him!!) as well as an interview with Jennifer Lawrence


-Gotham Group has acquired the rights to the novel Where Things Come Back by Cory Whaley. My friend Heather read this book and loved it, so I can't wait to read it!

-Publishers Weekly reported  that Davis Films has acquired the rights to P.C. and Kristin Cast's mega-popular vampire series House of Night
-J.K. Rowling revealed this week that she nearly killed off Ron Weasley! I'm so glad she didn't-he's one of my favorite characters!

-Once Upon a Time has been given a full season order from ABC. I like the show, but Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan and I both wonder how they'll continue the story past a season. I also really liked the premiere of Grimm and loved that the aunt was a librarian!:) Did you watch either one?

-If you're hooked on Pretty Little Liars, good news! Pretty Little Liars will return on January 2 followed by The Lying Game on ABC Family. 

-Lots of Hunger Games news from Cynopsis Kids:
Scholastic unveils plans to publish a fourth movie tie-in title for The Hunger Games movie, which opens in theaters March 23, 2012. The newest title, The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, a guide to the 24 Tributes featured in movie, will release on February 7, 2012, the same day as two other previously announced tie-in titles, The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition and The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie        Companion.  Another already announced tie-in title, The World of The Hunger Games, will be released simultaneously with the movie.Additionally, a special gift edition of The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Collector's Edition, featuring a foil slipcase and new Mockingjay artwork, cloth cover, and deckled edges, releases this month.  The Hunger Games is the first book in the young adult The Hunger Games trilogy created by author and TV writer Suzanne Collins.
 


6 comments:

  1. I liked both Grimm and Once Upon a Time. So different from a lot of what's on TV!

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  2. I really really liked Grimm. I liked the Aunt and the main character...but I really liked the "good" big bad wolf! He was awesome!

    I need to check out Once Upon a Time. Looks great, I'm gonna be seein' it on Hulu!

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  3. Ok, that picture of the HG cast is WAY to perky for the story! :O) I know I KNOW it's just the cast for the movie not an actual shot from the book...just saying! :O)

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  4. I agree with Pam... I really don't like that cast photo for Vanity Fair.. it's soo nicey nicey. I don't care if it's not to do with the film, I still think it spoils the whole vibe of the Hunger Games! And that is something really precious coz no other film/saga/franchise has something unique like that.

    ohh and I love Grimm and Once Upon a Time!

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  5. I think I might be the only one surprised that JKR *didn't* kill Ron off. To me, that seemed like a gimme of YA lit--the mentor AND a close friend usually die by the end of a series. And she already showed her penchant for Weasleys in book 5--Arthur was supposed to die, but she couldn't bring herself to do it. So she chose another character to make a father and kill *him* instead (not making this up--it's in an interview posted on LeakyNews).

    And I'm definitely more of a Once Upon a Time Fan than Grimm (the latter of which hasn't impressed me at all b/c of the bland MC).


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  6. Jana-Agreed! Different is good!:)

    Brunette Librarian-I really like the "good" bad wolf too-I think he's my favorite part.

    Pam & A-It is a perky photo and doesn't really look like the books at all. I still think Peeta is adorable though!

    Lori-Mr. GreenBeanSexyMan had me convinced Ron was going to die for that same reason so I read books 6 & 7 very carefully and so scared for Ron! And Once Upon a Time is growing on me-I liked this weeks episode a lot!

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