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5 Books To Read If You Love ‘Winnie The Pooh’

Aside from the simplicity of the story, this book is filled with so much heart, as well as beautiful quotes to take to heart, especially for those who grew up either reading and/or watching 'Winnie The Pooh.'

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Watch Out! The Witches Are Back!

The Witches have made a comeback! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years since Roald Dahl’s masterpiece book was first adapted into a movie back in 1990, starring the fabulous Anjelica Huston!

 

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You’d think we’d be safe this time around, but the clan of evil women have joined forces with the fabulous Anne Hathaway as the The Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer as additional cast! Spooky, we know!

 

 

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Director Nicolas Roeg did a spectacular job with the movie in 1990, because it still has a cult following to this day. But rumor has it, Roald Dahl did not approve of the film, as the ending was changed from the book, so lets see how things turn out this time around.

 

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Even though the book came out in 1983, I remember reading it as a kid much later and being downright terrified. And the movie was perhaps one of the single most horrifying and equally thrilling children’s movies to have ever been released, in my opinion!

 

 

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So, safe to say, we are quite excited and thrilled for the upcoming adaptation, and hope it does justice to the previous fantastic 1990 movie, as well as the timeless book. And maybe this time around, Roald Dahl would finally be content!

 

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Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Is All Modernity

Writer/Director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is coming out Christmas Day. Gerwig (Francis Ha, Lady Bird) has most certainly brought an important anti-patriarchal text to life for a whole new generation. Of course, it’s for all generations of film-goers. In an interview with Time, Gerwig explains how she used not only the text from Little Women but also drew from other books written by Alcott, even her letters, to write the script. In response specifically to the book, Gerwig says that she, “reread it as an adult and (she) was bowled over by how modern it was, how much it was about women, ambition, art and money. There were lines that could have been written yesterday.”

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As you may already know, the film has a powerhouse cast, with Saiorse Ronan playing Jo March, Emma Watson playing the humble Meg, Florence Pugh playing Amy, and Eliza Scanlen playing Beth. Across the street, peeking out the window is Timothée Chalamet as good ol’ Laurie, Laura Dern is playing dear Marmee, and Meryl Streep is the cold but well-meaning Aunt March. Could you ask for stronger actors?

 

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What’s more, the characters eschewed in former adaptations are getting more attention. In the Time interview, writer-director Greta Gerwig says “Meg’s story doesn’t end when she gets married. She wants to be married and have children, but she is feeling like maybe she has made the wrong choice. That’s just as real a journey as anybody else’s. So I got to explore the most interesting part of Meg, which is what do you after you get the happily ever after?”

 

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On Amy March:

“I found Amy to be utterly compelling and modern. From the time she’s a little girl, she is able to stand inside her own desires: I want to be the best painter in the whole world and I want to marry rich and I want a mansion. For so many female characters and for women in general, the idea that desire and ambition are shameful is everywhere. ”

 

 

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On Jo March:

“I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Jo March was. I don’t know if I wanted to be a writer, which is why I liked Jo March, or Jo March was a writer, so I wanted to be a writer, too.”

 

 

It’s great to hear Gerwig identify with Jo, and also give so much attention to the other characters. It will be refreshing to see all of the girls in a multidimensional light. But what about sweet Beth?! We know how she meets her fate, but the in-between, and the character development? I guess we will have to wait until Christmas day!

 

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November Netflix: 3 Books to Screen Adaptations Coming Out!

Its a new month so that means new movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix! Can you name them all?

 

 

1-The King

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Based on Henry V by William Shakespeare, this adaptations come November 1st! Timothee Chalamet will be portraying Henry V, and Robert Pattinson will be in it as well, playing the Dauphin.

 

2-Let it Snow

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Based on the John Green Novel of the same name, this adaptations arrives November 8th! The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star, Kieran Shipka, will be in it. As well as Marvel star, Jacob Batalon.

 

3-Green Eggs and Ham

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Based on the Children’s book by Dr. Seuss, this adaptation comes out November 8th! Familiar names, such as Tracy Morgan, Diane Keaton, Adam DeVine, and Keegan-Michael Key, from Key and Peele will be narrator.

 

 

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‘The One And Only Ivan’ Is Getting A Sequel

In 2012, children’s author K.A. Applegate published The One And Only Ivan, a story about a gorilla named Ivan who lives in captivity in a mall. He teams up with an elephant named Stella and a dog named Bob to escape the mall and find a better life.

The book received positive reviews and was the winner of the Newbery Medal. A film adaptation is also in development by Disney, set for release in 2020.

 

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But before the release of the new film, Applegate will give us a sequel.

Entertainment Weekly reported today that a sequel novel, The One And Only Bob, will release next spring. All of the characters from the first book will return, but the story will focus on Bob the dog as he sets out to find his long-lost sister.

The official cover was also revealed:

 

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Applegate was very excited to write a story from Bob’s perspective:

 

“It’s been such a joy to spend more time with these three dear friends. I’ve had so many readers ask me to write a novel about Bob. He’s a great character: funny and loyal, if a bit rough around the edges. Turns out he has a tender side, too — and even a touch of hero in his heart.”

 

 

The One And Only Bob releases on May 5th, 2020. The film releases in August of the same year.

 

 

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