Room on the Broom was nominated for an Oscar for best animated short film this year. Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the film is great fun to watch.
It’s available right now on Hulu for free, but it expires in the next five days. Enjoy it while you can!
The official teaser trailer for Paddington has arrived with just a glimpse of the beloved bear. But even with that little peek, I want to take him home, jam sandwiches and all:
Deadline has the news that CBS Films will be adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz into a film. The premise for the movie will be a group of outcast kids standing up their fears as their nightmares come to life.
Let’s hope that the films keep the feel of the illustrations by Stephen Gammell which manage to be creepy and wild rather than just jumpy scary.
If you have looked at almost any news today or yesterday, you will see reviews and commentary on the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. Here are some links to learn more about this second film:
From Salon: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Whose revolution is it?
There’s a naiveté to the politics of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second movie chapter, that’s simultaneously appealing and troubling.
From USA Today: Hunger Games: Catching Fire gets spark from Lawrence
Whether on the runway or shooting an arrow, Lawrence is powerfully convincing.
From the LA Times: Review: Hunger Games: Catching Fire burns bright with fiery Katniss
Jennifer Lawrence gives her all as the fight-to-the-death teen, elevating the thrills in the ‘Hunger Games’ sequel
From Slate: A Textual Analysis of The Hunger Games
Why might a reader take a shine to one series and not the other? The content, of course, differs considerably: Twilight is filled with fantasy romance, Hunger Games with fantasy violence. But what about the authors’ approach to writing?
And finally, something funny!
From The Week: The Hunger Games: Watch the 11 funniest parodies
…there are plenty of good spoofs of the dystopian teen franchise to be found — and we’ve collected some of the best for your perusal.
Thanks to Lee Wind for sharing the trailer of The Geography Club based on the book by the same title by Brent Hartinger. Looks amazing!
The first Divergent trailer has been released:
What do you think?
Huge thanks to BookRiot for sharing the IMAX version of the Catching Fire poster. It’s spectacular. What do you think?