Book About Alien Superstar Written by Superstar

Book About Alien Superstar Written by Superstar

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Henry Winkler of Happy Days fame is tackling fame and show business in his new short series about an alien who becomes a teenage sensation. Before we unpack this wild situation, let’s start with a little context. Happy Days was an American sitcom that aired from January 15th, 1974 to September 24th, 1984 on ABC. The show about a small family living in the mid 1950s become such a culture icon that all I need to say at this point is the young Henry Winkler played “The Fonz”. As the wacky neighbor of the group, the Fonz frequently worked with the Cunningham’s family …

The Original ‘Holes’ Screenplay Was by the Donnie Darko Writer and It Was Insanely Dark

The Original ‘Holes’ Screenplay Was by the Donnie Darko Writer and It Was Insanely Dark

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with the ever-popular Louis Sachar novel, Holes, along with the 2003 Disney feature film starring the one and only Shia LaBeouf.   via GIPHY   The movie was quirky, heartbreaking, heartwarming, thrilling, and all around just great. I mean, let’s be real, who doesn’t love Holes? The cast was diverse, offbeat, and resilient; from Kissin’ Kate Barlow, Zero (of whom I promptly printed out a photo, and hung it to the inside of my fourth grade locker), Stanley Yelnats, Madame Zeroni, and even the villainous counselors, The Warden and Mr. Sir.   The movie …

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

The ‘Holes’ Villains, Ranked from Least Evil to Most Evil

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The first time I read Holes by Louis Sachar it blew my tiny sixth-grade mind. My librarian had told me that the ending was incredible, but I was simply not prepared. The way all the little threads wove together, all the loose ends tied up so perfectly?? I was shook. Beyond shook. I was a new person. I was reborn. I was a phoenix, rising from the ashes of my former self. The ‘S’ shelf of my elementary school library was now a sacred space, where Sachar leaned against Jerry Spinelli, where Holes and Stargirl, the two most influential books I read …

Your Favorite Childhood Movie Is Finally on Netflix!

Your Favorite Childhood Movie Is Finally on Netflix!

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Netflix already has a pretty great collection of book adaptations available for your viewing pleasure, from ‘Anna Karenina,’ to ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ to ‘Gone Girl.’ But up until now there’s been something missing, a hole that wasn’t filled, one might say…    We need wait no longer! When Netflix refreshed this month, ‘Holes’ was added to its repertoire. Based on Louis Sachar’s classic novel about a wrongly accused teen and an ancient curse, the film, which gave Shia Le Boeuf his big break, is beloved by its millenial audience.    Image Courtesy of Sky   The film also stars Sigourney Weaver, …