5 Disney Movies You May Not Have Known Are Based on Books

5 Disney Movies You May Not Have Known Are Based on Books

Growing up, Disney movies were always one of my favorite things in the world. I loved getting lost in the stories of unfortunate protagonists, handsome princes, unbeatable magic, and fairy tale endings. And as an avid reader, it didn’t take me long to figure out most Disney movies are based on books.   There are the obvious ones. Princess movies like Cinderella and Snow White are based on tales by the brothers Grimm. Alice in Wonderland was based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. And of course Hans Christian Anderson gave us The Little Mermaid.    …

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Screenwriter to Write Prince Charming Solo Movie!

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Screenwriter to Write Prince Charming Solo Movie!

Disney’s live-action Prince Charming film just took a massive leap forward. Beauty and the Beast screenwriter Stephen Chbosky will pen the script and may also direct.   Little is known about this one, including whether the Prince Charming in question will be Cinderella’s or Snow White’s. If it is Cinderella’s, then this may be a spin-off of 2015’s hit live-action Cinderella, in which Prince Charming was played by Robb Stark himself, Richard Madden. It’d be nice to see Madden return to the role, but it’d be even nicer to see Lily James back on the big screen.   Image Via …

5 Characters Who Should Look Directly at the Eclipse

5 Characters Who Should Look Directly at the Eclipse

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Today a solar eclipse will pass over the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Anybody lucky enough to see the total solar eclipse will be in for a literal once in a lifetime experience. It will be tempting to look directly at the eclipse, but scientists warn that this could seriously damage people’s eyes.   Not everybody deserves to hear this warning, though. Here are some characters who actually should look directly at the eclipse.   1. Tom Chaney from True Grit   Image courtesy of Amazon   For those unfortunate people who have yet to read Charles …

Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” Is Coming to TV!

Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” Is Coming to TV!

Victor LaValle’s 2017 hit “The Changeling” has been acquired by Annapurna Television. LaValle, who has won the American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others, will co-executive produce the project alongside Annapurna Television head Sue Naegle and Ali Krug.   via Amazon   “The Changeling” follows the story of Apollo Kagwa whose wife, Emma, murders their baby boy. After this tragedy, Emma goes missing. Apollo then embarks on a journey into New York’s hidden corners to track down his wife. The novel is twisty and elusive. Its tone changes from page to page, but still manages to cohere. It’s a horror …