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Reel Talk: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie

Can September come any faster?! This has been the main thought coursing through my head after seeing the amazing trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
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I’m a huge fan of the book, and I’ve been excitedly waiting for news on this movie ever since they started casting in 2014. I was a bit nervous as the release date for the movie shifted from July 31, 2015 to March 4, 2016 then to December 25, 2016 then finally to the official release date of September 31, 2016, but now I’m filled with nothing but excitement for the release.

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Set to star Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Ella Purnell, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s is sure to be a hit!

Now for those of you who haven’t read the book yet (which is something you should fix before you see the movie!) I’ll fill you in on what’s happening.
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When Jake’s (Butterfield) beloved grandfather leaves him clues to a mystery that spans different times and worlds, he discovers Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a refuge for children with some pretty incredible abilities. As Jake learns more about the residents and their powers the mystery and danger deepen.

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Now that’s all I’m going to say about the plot because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I would highly recommend reading the book before you go to see the movie in September! I’ll plan on posting a review of the movie after I watch it.

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With two more books in the series this could be the beginning of a new franchise, now that The Hunger Games series is over and The Divergent series is coming to a close in 2017. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more about this movie and getting a new trailer or some new stills in the future. What do you think of the movie trailer? Are you as excited as I am?

Read more about the movie and see the trailer here

Check out the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs from the library here

See the series on Goodreads here

Until next time,
❥Emma

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Reel Talk: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Please someone mention the pun I just made.

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I got the wonderful opportunity to see this two weeks before the release (shoutout to the Nerdfighters at UNT for hooking us up), and let me tell you… there are spoilers ahead.

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YOU GUYS

Raise your hand if you wish it was November 2016 already! (You can put your hands down. You know I can’t actually see them, right?)

You probably know that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is one of the books that J.K. Rowling wrote as a companion to the Harry Potter series, the book being Harry’s textbook from the Care of Magical Creatures class. If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not know the MOVIE is coming out next NOVEMBER, featuring Newt Scamander, the author of the textbook. This takes place pre-Tom Riddle, and in New York, which means we get to see American wizards! The first teaser trailer just got posted today, so watch it below!

 

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Random Fandom: Pitch Perfect

Hey “pitches”, it’s Nim here (using terrible puns oops)! If you were not there for our Random Fandom today, you missed out on a good one. First things first, do you see that awesome picture above? That was our recreation of the original Pitch Perfect poster! Can you tell which character I am? If you can’t tell, I’m the one with that huge white cardigan on, or the tiniest person in the picture (yay). Anyways, all we do at Random Fandom is geek out over the fandom and eat food. Like today, we watched the whole movie, sang along with Anna Kendrick, and we reenacted the cast photo! RF is a super cool event that you guys should totally come to. And say hi if you drop by, I love to talk!

 

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Let’s Review: Life of Pi

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Hello everyone! It’s Mayher, again. I know this book/movie came out a while back, but it really fascinated me and I wanted to share it with you guys. I saw the movie first with my family because we were all curious to watch a story about an Indian boy, and it got me really excited to read the book.

The story takes place in Pondicherry, India where a boy, Pi, is faced with the conflict of moving to a foreign country, Canada. He was already the awkward kid observing 3 faiths, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, and would observe each one very strictly following each individual practice. This is symbolic of the 3 main religions in South India. His father was completely against it as well as the respective priests. I feel like his father had quite a large influence on his life being atheist and all. They ended up sailing because Pi’s father owned a zoo back in India and had to take the rest of the animals through a cheap and efficient transportation means, so he decided to take his family along with them. One stormy night, Pi woke up to siren’s wailing and ran out to the balcony and noticed that the storm was too powerful for the boat. The boat was sinking rapidly and a few animals escaped and jumped into a lifeboat with Pi. The rest of the story discusses Pi’s conflicts at sea being vegetarian, alone, and trapped with a tiger, Richard Parker. At first, he was with only a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena. Eventually, the hyena went crazy and ate the other animals while Pi watched in horror, but the tiger emerged from under the tarp and killed the hyena.

Pi tries to learn how to train a tiger out at sea and learn to trust the tiger. In his childhood, Pi tried to lure the tiger to come towards him in the cage. Pi’s father caught him and basically scarred him for life by showing what a tiger does to a lamb. This plays a key factor into how Pi reacts to a large tiger sharing a lifeboat with a skinny Indian boy. Pi thinks he’s going to die because of this life threatening experience but in turn relies on his faith in God and multiple religions to get him out of the sticky situation. He was so close to getting rescued at one point in the novel when this large ship zoomed by, but the ship didn’t notice Pi’s life boat. Pi almost gave up at this point, but he stayed focused on surviving and didn’t give up.

This is a wonderful story of how miracles are possible if you believe in yourself and can trust your loved ones. I really enjoyed this story, and I liked how Martel kind of switches perspectives between Pi out at sea and Pi as an adult in Canada meeting with Martel. I hope all of you guys get a chance to read it, and decide for yourself: is this really a true story or just a made up miracle?

Read the book by Yann Martel!
Watch the movie!

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Let’s Review: The Maze Runner (Movie)

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Guess which gurl FINALLY got to see TMR in the Theaters? This guuuuurl! Read all about it here! 

WARNING: SPOILER-PALOOZA AHEAD

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