Wednesday, May 7, 2014

All The Books-Into-Movies News I've Been Neglecting

Alright.  I know what you're probably thinking: where the hell have you been!?!?  ALL OF THE THINGS have been happening!!!  YA Books-Into-Movies news has been BLOWING UP and you're nowhere to be found!!!!
I know.  I know, you guys.  I've been a VERY bad book nerd and an even worse blogger.
So let's forgive me and get all caught up, kay?

So, because so much has happened lately (and because I've been so damn neglectful,) I decided that what this post really needs is some categorization!  I'll be breaking these trailers down into three separate categories.
I'll start with the tearjerkers.  Or as they'll be known henceforth:

The Weepies:

I imagine that all of you have seen this one already as it has been viewed OVER 17 MILLION TIMES!  But in case you missed it, here is the trailer for the much-talked-about, uber-hyped The Fault in Our Stars.  Check it:  

Are the tears flowing yet?  If that sob-fest of a trailer wasn't enough for you, be sure to check out this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly because it's dominated by the stars, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.  (I gotta admit, the photos of the two are pretty darn adorbs.)

I've also gotta admit that while I'm excited to see this movie, my excitement has basically nothing to do with either of these kids.  I'm in it for the Sam Merlotte

and the Birbigs!

The movie will be hitting theaters next month.  June 6th, to be exact.  So you've got plenty of time to pick out your opening day outfit!  This shirt from Hot Topic is my current fave.  Or you can show love for your book boyfriend with this one from My Tee Spot.  Or maybe this simple little number from Barnes and Noble is more your style.

And if you thought TFIOS was the only Weepie headed your way, you were very, very wrong.  Another life-obliteratingly sad YA book has recently been made into a movie and will be making its way to a theater near you (and making you openly weep at said theater) August 22nd.  I'm talking about Gayle Forman's beautifully written masterpiece, If I Stay
Break out the tissues while you check out the trailer:

It's been sooooo long since I read this book that I've more or less forgotten most of the specifics, but what I DO remember is that I LOVED it!  It immediately put Gayle Forman on my insta-buy author list.  And just watching the trailer makes me want to go back and read it all over again!

And speaking of Chloe Grace Moretz, not only will she be playing Mia in If I Stay, she'll also be kicking ass and taking names as Cassie in the film adaptation of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave!  I'm excited yet terrified that they decided to make this book into a movie.  I loved the book and can't wait to read the sequel (The Infinite Sea!  Out September 16th!  Dammit! That's too far away!) so I'm really hoping they don't fuck this one up.  Ya hear me, Sony Pictures!?   

Ok, let's move on to our second category:     

The Dystopias:

Because it's like, a law now that all YA dystopian novels MUST be made into movies.  It's called "The Hunger Games Effect."

Anyhoozle, the first trailer is for The Maze Runner, a dystopian series by James Dashner.  I've got this book TBR-ing on my bookshelf right now, so I haven't actually read it yet but, I gotta admit, the trailer has my interest piqued.  I'll have to read it soon because the movie hits theaters September 19th and a true book nerd ALWAYS reads the book FIRST!     

Next up is the trailer for The Giver, a Newbery Medal Award winning book all the way from the 90s written by Lois Lowry.  The movie doesn't come out until August 15th but already people are getting super pissy about it. 
This is another book I haven't read yet so I'm, personally, not all up in arms but other people are having all kinds of shit fits all over the internet about this movie for one reason or another.  After giving their IMDb page a gander, the only things I see wrong with the movie so far are:
A.  It has Katie Holmes in it.  And, let's be honest, homegirl hasn't been the same since Tom Cruise abducted her.
and B.  It has Taylor Swift in it.  And, let's be honest, her pie-eyed, gee-golly-willikers, bullshit REALLY gets on my nerves.
So I don't know about this one.  Give it a view and tell me what you think: 

Our final category might be the best!  And by best I of course mean the worst!  That's right! It's time for:

The Batshittery:

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I absolutely LOVED Lifetime's version of that completely bonkers, incest-filled mess, Flowers in the Attic!  Well The Baby Jesus has answered all of our prayers and the kooks over at Lifetime are making the sequel, Petals on the Wind!  Here is the first trailer to this insanity:  

Heather Graham is back!  And she's brought her crazy eyes!  Hooray! 
Petals on the Wind will premiere on Lifetime Monday, May 26th at 9 pm.  Just want to make sure you've got all the information.  If it's anything like the first one, you won't want to miss it!  And come hell or high water, I will be live-tweeting the shit out of it!  So follow me on Twitter @girlsleuth and we can snark like the best of friends!
P.S. Please, please, PLEASE check out the Petals on the Wind photo gallery on Lifetime's website in which Heather Graham gives you so very much crazy, 70s chic fierceness!
Here is a mere morsel:

Well, I feel like we got a lot done today, y'all.  Do you feel sufficiently caught up?  I know I do!  But, as you know, there's new Books-Into-Movies dirt to dish almost everyday.  So check back here soon!  

Now I'll turn it over to you guys.  Hit me up in the comments section and tell me which movies you're most excited to see!  

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