Thursday, July 20, 2017

Movies to enjoy - moviewraps






Today I have some movies that your kids will love I'm sure.  Keep an eye out for their grand openings.  Enjoy! 



Unwrapping...










"The Emoji Movie" 


Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence. Release date is July 28, 2017.  It is directed by Tony Leondis by Sony Pictures Animation. 



Unwrapping some books-to-movies...

These books are coming to the Silver Screen in 2018.  Will they get them right do you think? 


"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"



This classic tale follows the adventures of Beatrix Potter's most famous mischievious little rabbit.  Fans of the beautiful original illustrations will be interested to see how these translate to 3D animation when the film is released on February 9th.  It will star James Corden voicing the titular role, along big names such as Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.


About  the Author...





Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.









"A Wrinkle in Time" 







Sci-Fi lovers will love this adaptation of L'Engle's 1962 novel about life and death, good and evil and time travel.  The star-studded cast included Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey, and you can expect to see the movie on March 9th.  


About the author...
                                                  






Madeleine L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks More about Madeleine L'Engle"





"The Invisible Man"






This classic horror (documented for 11+) but take care, set for release on April 13th, follows a mad scientist who makes himself invisible.  It is not yet known if the upcoming movie, starring Johnny Depp, will stick more closely to the original novel than the 1933 version (which featured some major differences in plot), or if it will just be a modern remake.  "The Invisible Man" is set to be the second installment of Universal Pictures' Universal Monsters series, which began with "The Mummy" (2017) and will be followed by "The Bride of Frankenstein" (2019). 


About the author...






First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.


The son of a professional cricketer and a lady's maid, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist's assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.













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