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Stream These Exclusive New Releases At Home

In the wake of this pandemic, places are shutting down. Restaurants, bars, and movie theaters are no longer open to the public until further notice. So, to make this shut down a bit smoother for people, the movies that were going to be released in theaters this month, are now going to be available to watch at home.

 

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Universal Pictures will be switching the movies currently in theaters, such as Emma, The Invisible Man, and The Huntto make them available to watch at home, where they will remain yours for 48 hours at a price of $19.99. You can watch them on cable demand services, and they will also be up for rent on GooglePlay, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and FandangoNow.  During a time as stressful as a pandemic, this offers an invaluable service to those stuck at home.

Movies usually have a delay of three months before they are made available for home viewing, but now there is no need to wait. Some film releases are being delayed, however, being that they are destined to be big hits, such as Disney’s live action Mulan, while the new Fast and the Furious has been pushed back a year. Disney + even added Frozen 2 to their streaming service a few months in advance. These movies are the little things that will make getting through this quarantine easier. It’s hard on movie theaters, and other establishments like restaurants, to get through this time, but everyone is doing the best they can. Right now, it’s important to stay indoors, watch a movie, and wash your hands.

 

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Get Ready Atlanta, Marvel’s Spiderman 3 Filming This July!

I’m beyond excited to hear and share this news! Since Spiderman: Far From Home‘s massive cliffhanger, I have been dying to hear more about the future for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. With Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio exposing Peter and making him seem like the bad guy in front of the ENTIRE city?! I left the theater with nothing but shock and the need to know what was happening next.

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We don’t have much about the film story wise as Marvel is always so tight lipped when it comes to projects, especially one as big as this one and even more especially when Holland is involved because we know he can’t really keep a secret. But we do have confirmation of when shooting will FINALLY begin. Holland confirmed it himself that Spiderman 3 will start shooting in Atlanta, this July! But he has no idea what Parker’s involvement will be in any other MCEU movie after that.

 

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It’s a bit of bittersweet news but sweet all the same. Oh and yes! Ms. Zendaya is back playing MJ! If she wasn’t we were going to have a serious problem, just saying!  Are any of you guys MCEU trash like I am? I’m stoked for 2021 Marvel. We’ve got Spiderman 3, Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder. And not to mention all of the Disney + shows. It’s going to be crazy.

 

 

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The Artemis Fowl Film Adaptation is Way Off the Mark

How do you feel about a childhood book series being totally changed in a movie adaptation? The new Artemis Fowl movie being released by Disney this year is changing its main character, 12 year-old Artemis, into a good guy, instead the villain he famously was in the book series.

 

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“Artemis Fowl” had been compared to “Harry Potter” in the past, but this comparison didn’t sit well with the author of the series, Eoin Colfer.  His response was that Artemis is an anti-Harry Potter figure, someone who robs and kidnaps and is largely unbothered by remorse.

 

In the first book, Artemis’s father, Artemis Fowl I, goes missing, and his mother goes mad with grief.  Artemis and Butler, someone he relies on for protection, discover a portal to the fairy underworld, and Artemis kidnaps a fairy and holds her for ransom in order to fund his search for his father.  The fairies fight against Artemis for doing this, and he has to fight back against their powers.

 

 

The trailer above opens with a dwarf named Mulch Diggums being investigated by a mysterious voice. The mysterious voice asks Mulch about the man he works for, to which Mulch replies, “This isn’t the father; it’s about the son,” grinning all the while.  We then see Artemis Fowl I praising Artemis Fowl II for his growth in strength and intelligence surpassing his expectations.

 

When Artemis senior disappears, Artemis junior receives a phone call that his father stole something important from an unknown group, and that he should return it or face consequences.  Butler then has no choice but to reveal Artemis senior’s underground lab to Artemis junior, stating that he has protected the world from secrets that could destroy Earth.

In the quest to find his father, Artemis partners with Mulch Diggums as well as a LEP elven reconnaissance officer named Holly Short.  There are then scenes of action-packed fighting against an otherworldly army.

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The problem with this movie, according to hardcore fans of the book, is that it’s a far departure from the “evil genius” character that is seen in the books.  The above Nerdist article links some of people’s opinions on the upcoming movie (I featured two I liked).

 

 

As you can see, some people are just… not happy. Their reasoning isn’t far off, though. The fact that the new Artemis Fowl movie features Artemis as a hero rather than as a villain is probably an attempt from Disney to make the film more kid and family oriented. Nevertheless, the entire premise is changed, and when that happens the film just doesn’t honor the novel it’s adapting.

Of course, if this doesn’t deter you, you can go see the movie in theaters when it releases. It’s not a bad premise, but the hardcore fans will probably be passing on this one.

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Fairytale Retellings You’ll Wish You Wrote

It’s National Tell a Fairytale Day! We here at Bookstr absolutely love classic fairytales. They remind us of simpler times when all we had to worry about was what we wanted to eat for lunch and who we wanted to play with on the playground. But as we grow, we expand our *very sophisticated* taste for literature, and we find ourselves fascinated with fantastical worlds with modern elements. So, to satisfy your thirst for classic tales with modern twists, we’ve compiled a list of magical fairytale retellings that will make you wish you wrote them.

CInderella- ‘cinder’ by Marissa Meyer

 

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Cyborgs and androids and princes, oh my! Cinder combines the best of the beloved fairytale with the best of science fiction, action, and romance. This book will capture your attention and pull you into the world of New Beijing, a world where technology rules and interests collide.

 

beauty and the beast-  ‘A court of thorns and roses’ by Sarah j. maas

 

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Beauty and the Beast takes on a fantastical new life through this complex story complete with faeries, curses, and of course, romance. A Court of Thorns and Roses brings a fantastical addition to the world of fairytale retellings.

Queen of Hearts- ‘heartless’ by Marissa Meyer

 

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Think you’ve had enough of Wonderland? Think again! Marissa Meyer completely transforms this classic world from a new perspective. Far from the character we think we know, Heartless allows us to dive deep into the world of the Queen of Hearts when she was just Catherine, a beautiful young baker in Wonderland.

SNOW WHITE- ‘THE SHADOW QUEEN’ BY C.J. REDWINE

 

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Snow White gets a fiery new twist with this one. Heir to the throne and fugitive Lorelai is armed with a vengeance and ready to kill the Queen who murdered and took her family’s throne. When Prince Kol of a neighboring kingdom makes a wicked deal with the Queen, he finds himself torn between his promised task and Lorelai, who has completely subverted his expectations.

 

Cinderella- ‘geekerella’ by Ashley poston

 

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Geekerella steps beyond the fantasy world and tells the story of Ellie Wittimer, book superfan. Sound familiar? As this fandom fanatic crashes into the world of heartthrob Darien Freeman, both learn they may have more in common than they think. This lighthearted story positions the classic fairytale in a modern, realistic setting, complete with movies, meet-and-greets, and cosplay. What’s not to love?

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‘Love, Victor’ Series this June in Pride Month!

Beck Albertalli’s popular book, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” was turned into a film in 2018 known as Love, Simon, a story about a closeted gay teenager growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta and having to come to terms with his sexuality and coming out.

 

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As someone who read the book, I was happy to see the film adaptation in 2018.  The LGBTQ inclusivity doesn’t stop there, though!  Excitingly, there is a television series inspired by Love, Simon called Love, Victor, which will debut in June, LGBTQ Pride month.

 

 

The series, from This is Us executives and producers, just finished it’s production of it’s 10-episode first season, and is opening up the floor for writers to come up with material for a second season.  The new film series follows the main character, Victor, in the same school as Simon, Creekwood High School.  Victor’s journey involves self-discovery: struggling with his sexual orientation and facing challenges at home, like alcohol use and parental marital issues.

 

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Disney made the decision to move the new series from Disney+ to Hulu, another service they own, as they want to keep Disney+ as a family-friendly streaming service while keeping Hulu as more adult-themed.  As a result, more adult-oriented programming will be shifted to Hulu and Disney+ will feature family-friendly content only.

 

 

Keep an eye out for Love, Victor, premiering sometime in June, if you’re interested!  Also, consider picking up Becky Albertalli’s book if you’ve never read it!

 

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