May 25, 2016

[Review] In the After by Demitria Lunetta

“This is how I think of time: the past is Before, and the present is the After. Before was reality; the After, a nightmare.” 
You know when you're in a reading slump and you just want to be swept away by a story, so you pick up a book that has been well-received and just hope to love it as much as everyone else does? Yeah, no, me neither.

May 23, 2016

[Netflix Instant] To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth, a three-part BBC television mini-series based on William Golding's classic Sea Trilogy, is now available for instant streaming on Netflix.

[Review] The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio

“One mistake does not define you.” 
If you read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the story of Auggie Pullman - an ordinary 10-year-old boy with severe facial deformities, told by multiple narrators so that we get a pretty good idea of the way that others see and respond to him - then you are familiar with the most unlikable character in that novel. This is the short story about that boy. 

I was interested in reading the story of Julian because he doesn't get a voice in Wonder - his character and actions described only by the main characters in the book. 

[Video] Watch Teaser Trailer for Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

Disney has released the first teaser trailer for the Bill Condon-directed live-action film based on the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast.

The cast also includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, and Emma Thompson.

Take a look at the teaser trailer below.

May 20, 2016

[Video] Watch the Trailer for the Philip Roth Film Adaptation 'Indignation'

Watch the first trailer for Indignation, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Philip Roth, starring Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold).

The theatrical release date has been set for July 29.

[Friday Links] 40 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Independent filmmakers hope to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter to produce a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s novel Lullaby.

Random House Children’s Books will publish a young adult adaptation of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.