Books on Screen
The movie adaptation of Judy Blume's TIGER EYES, directed by her son, is out June 7th for a limited time in select theaters but is also on iTunes and other online outlets. And following up The Great Gatsby, a modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing hits theaters this month, keeping English teachers happy and perhaps helping you clarify exactly what Shakespeare is saying.
Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead --- shot in a holdup at his store --- and now her mother is taking 17-year-old Davey and her little brother to New Mexico to stay with relatives while she tries to recover. Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. A complicated story of deep human drama.
Much Ado About Nothing
Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Fran Kranz
Director: Joss Whedon
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Release Date: June 7th
Based On: Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
After a zombie epidemic leaves almost everyone a mindlessly stumbling, brainless body, Julie, a human survivor, meets R. R isn’t like all of the other zombies. He saves Julie from a zombie attack and seems to become more human the more time he spends with her. Can they transform the other zombies?
A clique of teenage girls drift apart after the group's leader, Alison DiLaurentis, goes missing. Her body is found and the girls are reunited at her funeral. All four begin receiving text messages from the mysterious 'A', who seems to know many of the group's deepest secrets, some of which only the late Alison had knowledge of. The girls join forces against A's scheming and try to uncover the mystery of Alison's death.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Director: Sam Raimi
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: June 11th
Based On: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot --- fame and fortune are his for the taking --- that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity --- and even a bit of wizardry --- Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.