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Mockingjay – Trailer

I think we all know the plan is to split the third book into two movies, personally I’m not sure how that is going to work, I don’t know that there is enough substance to do this. However it’s not my decision to make.

This teaser trailer has been released and I’m not sure how I feel about it, the direction they appear to be taking and all, even though I love Donald Sutherland and he plays a smarmy dictator so well.

I guess only time will tell how people respond to this trend in movies to drag adaptations out.

Mockingjay Part 1 – Pics and Casting

This series continues to draw great actors to fill rolls, truthfully I’m not sure about making it two films, it just seems to be the way they do things these days but we will see what happens.

Julianne Moore on the film and her character President Coin.

Here are some awesome pics from the upcoming Mockingjay film.

Not sure how much Phillip is going to be in it but here he is with the wonderful Julianne Moore as Coin.

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Some favourite characters.

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The poster.

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Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters – Movie

So I did see it and yes I had issues with it but at least this time I didn’t quite want to throw my shoe at the screen like I did with the first film.

(Though I wouldn’t mind having one of these in my back yard)

The young cast seem more comfortable in their roles (though they are older than the characters are supposed to be) and there were a few casting changes, obviously some names didn’t want to come back. On the whole I think they did this book a bit more justice than the first, though there are plenty of things they miss out (Percy’s dreams of Grover), and they make loads of changes (how Percy and Tyson meet) both of which may very well be a bit annoying. I think with these movies they’d be better saying they are based on the books because as adaptations go they play fast and loose with quite a few details. Still an enjoyable way to spend a little time (unless you are a loyal fan of the source material), but the books are definitely better, sure that’s my opinion and you are more than welcome to your own.

Beautiful Creatures – Movie

So disclaimer to start, I’ve never read the books. They just never interested me.

This movie has a stella cast, I love Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and think Emmy Rossum and Viola Davis are pretty awesome too. This is a case of I want to see the movie because of the cast. I have to admit that the basic story line is pretty appealling as well – is the witch going to be good or bad, though with a boy involved it is also pretty predictable.

The movie itself is quite tight, quite enjoyable. Irons and Thompson simply rule the screen when they are on it. As a stand alone movie it does alright, as the first of a series I’m not so sure. It didn’t really leave me wanting to see another instalment. However it did serve to have me looking at the book series again to see if I might have missed something. Going back over stuff about the books I went back to my first decision to not read them, there is simply so much out there to read, I don’t have time to read something that seems frustratingly convoluted. I could be wrong, and I’m sure there are many who love the books, they just aren’t for me. The film though was a good introduction to the world and the characters and hopefully did it’s job in leading others to the books.

The Fault In Our Stars – Movie Trailer

Holy crap even this damn trailer made me cry. I am soooooooo looking forward to this film.

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort look like they’ve done an amazing job with a couple of the most amazing characters I’ve ever read.

Divergent – Movie Trailer

The talk is good, the book sales are going well again, I’m seeing more people reading the books. I really want to see this one.

Also Shailene Woodley, two big YA films in one year. Two very different films too.

Vampire Academy – Movie Trailer

So this is happening early next year and I know there are plenty of fans of the books.

So here is the teaser trailer:

And the full trailer can be found here.

 

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