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.  

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