Monday, November 26, 2012

EvilEva's Trailer Park Rolls Out The Red Carpet For YA Books Into Movies

Welcome once again to EvilEva's Trailer Park!
i know it's been awhile since i've posted but Thursday was Thanksgiving and then i got into a verbal smackdown on Black Friday and well, then my suddenly sodium-enriched body made my hands entirely too puffy to type soooo... here we are. 
i hope y'all had a thankstastic Thanksgiving! i also hope you kicked serious ass on Black Friday in order to get your greedy little mitts on a copy of season 3 of The Vampire Diaries (i did!)

Today we're all about YA Books Into Movies here at the trailer park.
You may have already seen some of these trailers on other blogs or maybe you're like me and slightly addicted to YouTube. If neither of these is the case then check this shizz out right now and just look at what you've been missing.

We'll start with the highly anticipated Twilight replacement. And by that i mean the trailer for Stephenie Meyer's other book about peeps with fucked up eyes. And by that i mean the trailer for The Host.

So. That's happening. i don't know, y'all. Am i too jaded? Has the Harry Potter franchise ruined my faith in all other Book Into Movie endeavors? i mean, it seems like i just can't get all that whipped up about the idea of books being made into movies anymore. In fact, it kinda makes me cringe just thinking about it. i think my wariness has to do with the fact that if a movie is bad (a la Twilight) that shizz can seriously affect my impression of the book. Like if i ever decide to reread the Twilight series, i'll have to prep myself before hand. Because instead of focusing on the great book that i really liked and, in fact, recommended to friends, i'll be constantly picturing this instead:

Did i leave the oven on?
i don't know about y'all, but i REALLY don't wanna envision Kristen Stewart's Patented Awkward Face every time i wanna reread a book that i actually liked once upon a time.
Anyhoo, as usual, it seems i've gone off on a bit of a tangent. Let's return to the topic at hand: The Host trailer. i'm not really sure how i feel about this one. i don't remember all that much from the book because it's been a looooooong while since i read it. What i DO remember is that it was very desert-y and i was kind of squinked out at the end when they put that alien dealy thingamajig in a Shirley Temple-esque body. Or something like that. Am i remembering that part wrong?
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT FOR NON-READERS but to all that have read The Host i pose this question to you:
Isn't the whole deal that there are basically two chicks holed up in one melon? And don't they find a way to extract the alien part? And then don't they find like a body for the alien to live in because one of the cave dwellers like, falls in love with it? And the body that they pick that they think would go perfectly with the alien's personality or whatever is some kind of childlike body? Am i totally remembering this book all wrong? At the still tender age of 30 is my memory already turning to shit? UGH! Would those in the know PLEASE, PLEASE comment. We MUST solve this mystery! 
Anyhoozle, the only thing that i actually had something legit to say about in this trailer happened at the 2:05 mark. At which this very Ringer split screen happened:       

Wait. Am i Siobhan or Bridget?
i'm still not sure if i'll brave the theaters (and the theater prices) to see this one. But if you want to, The Host will be released March 29th.

Next we have the trailer for Warm Bodies which is based on the book by the same name written by Isaac Marion. i haven't read this one yet so i don't really know what it's about other than it appears to be a zombie love story. Which sounds pretty gross but based on the trailer (which, let's face it, could mean less than NOTHING as far as the book is concerned) it looks like it could be pretty good and maybe even a little funny. In fact, my only problem with this one is that i feel like after watching the trailer i've basically already seen the whole movie. That's a lot of shizz in 2 minutes and 32 seconds. See what you think. Check out the trailer and definitely tell me your opinion if you've already read the book.

Warm Bodies will be coming to a theater near you February 1st.

The next one is a YA biggie. It's the first official trailer for the adaptation of Cassandra Clare's series The Mortal Instruments. Check it: 

Like i said before, i think this is gonna be the big YA Book Into Movie of the year. The Mortal Instruments has a very intense and rabid fanbase, some of whom i believe refer to themselves as "Mundies." Much like the Twihards, i'm sure the Mundies will be out in full force come August 23rd when City of Bones will be released. i might actually shell out the dough to see this one. Although probably not. My town has a dollar theater so i'll probably just wait until it comes out at that one.
However, even though the movie looks pretty good, i'm still a little gun-shy as far a Miss Lily Collins is concerned. For, you see, i made the mistake of watching Mirror, Mirror. That movie was one steaming hot pile of doo doo with absolutely NO redeeming qualities. 
In all fairness though there doesn't appear to be anything "snow white" about this movie. There are demons and tattoos and swords and badassery. Plus Lily's new hair color totally masks the hugeness and Peter Gallagher-esque quality of her eyebrows! So i'll be more focused on the movie and less focused on the recurring thought "does this chick even own tweezers?"   

Now for the Beautiful Creatures trailer. i don't know about this one, y'all. i didn't really like the book and the trailer doesn't really do that much for me either. There are just some love stories that just make your lady business wanna roll its eyes. (You know if it HAD eyes.) i feel like this is one of those love stories. Personally my lady business isn't impressed with this trailer at all. (Is that too much info?) See what your Georgia O'Keeffe thinks: 

Well? Whaddidyathink? Is it just me or does it seem kinda Twilight-y? That's pretty much the kiss of death for me. Although Lena does seem a little more badass than Bella. i mean, she's shattering glass on her classmates, she's magically tatted up. And if Ethan steps outta line she'll just give him a good old fashioned open hand slap to the mouth:

Bella would never dream of smacking the sparkles off Edward. So, advantage: Lena. Although there IS a disadvantage column, and in it is the fact that the guy that plays Ethan isn't anywhere near as hot as Robert Pattinson. Plus i'm confused as to why Ethan is dressed like he just stepped out of Pleasantville? Beautiful Creatures is set in modern times, no?
Hmm. i just don't know if i'm feeling this movie. My lady business is at a firm hellllll no! But my brain isn't so sure.
The debate will continue until February 13th when Beautiful Creatures hits theaters.

Ok, now that we've all watched the trailers together, i'm dying to know what you guys think. Hit me with your rants and raves in the comments section below.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Books Into Movies And Other Noteworthy News

It's that time again, bloggermuffins! i've got Books-Into-Movies news to share. Plus i've got a little non-booky TV related news for ya. AND some just-plain-ol'-book news! So let's get this piece started: 

*i'm gonna start with some very troubling news, indeed. i am not jazzed at all to hear this, y'all. But let's not overreact just yet. Right now we're at mere rumor level so there's no immediate need to get all canned-goody and hunker down but i do fear that there might be some little shred of truth to this rumor.
So what am i so worried about? Well, as you may or may not know, Divergent, an amazing dystopian YA series by Veronica Roth, is being made into a movie. And apparently there's already an actress being considered for the role of Tris. And that actress is Shailene Woodley. From that horrible show Secret Life of the American Teenager. i fucking HATE that show. And i really fucking HATE Shailene Woodley's character on that show. 
If she's cast i don't know if i'll be able to accept her as Tris. i certainly won't be able to envision her as Tris. i believe that my mind will be set in the way it is when i'm foolish enough to get wrapped up in an episode of Secret Life (hey, it happens, people. not a lot, thank God, but it does happen.) Which is to say i'll be constantly mentally repeating "shut the fuck up, Amy!" while trying to squish her head between my thumb and forefinger. 
Needless to say, i don't like this casting choice AT ALL. i mean, what next, Ricky as Four? i fucking think NOT! i mean, this stupid show has been on for 5 fucking seasons and Ricky's hair STILL looks like Luke Perry's when he played Dylan McKay on a MUCH better teen show in the fucking 90s! Even Luke Perry has moved on from that hairstyle! i fucking HATE your hair, Ricky! 
Sorry about that. i just really fucking hate Ricky's hair. Anyhoo, so, yeah, i don't want my Tris to be a Secret Life alum, but what do you guys think? Are you for this casting? Against it? Googling "Secret Life's Ricky" so you can see his dreaded 90210 hair for yourself? Give me your opinions in the comments. 

*In slightly better news, Community FINALLY has a premiere date!!! The only problem is that season 4 will premiere February 7th. Yeah. FEBRUARY! That's sooooooo far away! Plus i was really psyched that it was gonna be on Fridays because now i could actually watch it in real time. But it's headed back to its old home of Thursdays at 8. When Vampire Diaries is on. Ugh! Stupid monkey wrench!          

*It's time to vote, y'all!  The ballots for the People's Choice Awards are up! It's like one of the only awards shows that WE get to decide who deserves to win! So help me vote for the greats, like Supernatural and Vampire Diaries, Psych, Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23, Happy Endings, the brothers: both Winchester and Salvatore and don't forget to write in Community for a best comedy nom for which it was unjustly overlooked.
THIS JUST IN: So apparently i didn't get this post out in time and these links are now useless. Boo, whore! However, starting November 15th you'll be able to vote for the five nominees that are still in the running for a PCA.  

*The book Life of Pi by Yann Martel has been made into a movie and will hit theaters this November (the 21st to be exact.) i've seen this book many times during my many journeys to the bookstore but i've never actually read it. So i really don't have any idea what this book is about. Based on the cover, and now this trailer, i'm gonna go with it's about a dude and a tiger on a boat. But why are they on a boat? And what's with the math-y pi? Is there math in this book? Because i really suck at math. In fact, math gives me horrible anxiety. i think i'd be more inclined to read this book if it were about the other pie. i like that kind of pie. That's the kind of pie that i can get behind. Especially if it's peanut butter pie! 
Ok, it seems i've gone off on a bit of a tangent. Let's get back to the topic at hand.  
First, check the trailer: 

i personally think it says a lot about your movie when no one even speaks in the trailer and yet, as a viewer, i MUST SEE IT. The scenery and the special effects alone are breathtaking. It looks like it might be movie-theater-price worthy to me.
What do you guys think? Have you read the book? Will you see the movie? Will you read the book before you see the movie?

*The cover for Requiem, the final book in Lauren Oliver's excellent Delirium trilogy, has finally been revealed!!! Check it:

Unfortunately it won't be released until March 5th, 2013. Which is waaaaaaaaay too far away! If you can't wait and you own a Kindle then you can check out the short story about Lena's mom, Annabel. It'll be available starting December 26th. 

That's the news for now. Sound off in the comments section below and tell me what you think.