Friday, January 9, 2015

Book/Movie Trailer Friday #5: THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black (YA) / BIG EYES by Tim Burton (PG-13)



I have a new addiction: BOOK/MOVIE TRAILERS!!!

I'm an "old lady" who doesn't do much late Friday nights except read, 
catch up on some Big Bang Theory episodes or watch a few chick-flicks... 
and maybe bake a cookie or two... 
until I discovered that there are a lot of trailers out there, not only for movies, but more and more for books! And well, it's a new hobby of mine that I want to share with all of you!
Enjoy :) 




by Holly Black
Release date: January 13th, 2015
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary with Magical Realism
Format: Hardcover, eBook

SUMMARY

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?


BOOK TRAILER - The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black



MY THOUGHTS

I was super lucky to have already read an ARC of this, and it was quite... different, but in a really good way! A contemporary with magical realism; the author gave these characters life through her magical prose!

My review will be posted on its release date, January 13th, 2015.


Have you read it already???
If not, what are you most excited for???


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BIG EYES
Directed by Tim Burton
U.S. Release date: December 25th, 2014
Genre: Biographical Drama
Rating: PG-13
Starring: Amy Adams (Margaret Keane), Christoph Waltz (Walter Keane, Krysten Ritter (DeeAnn), Jason Shwartzman (Ruben) and Madeleine Author (Jane) 




SUMMARY

Based on true events.

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

For a complete synopsis (contains spoilers) click here.









MOVIE TRAILER for BIG EYES



MY THOUGHTS

WHY am I just hearing about this movie now?!?!

Keane 1962
These tremendously wide-eye doll-like children have caught my eye ever since I can remember. As a kid and teen, I always wondered who this artist was and what the meaning behind these pictures were... as I got older and finally learned of the artists dramatic life, the majority of her pieces are still a wonder and have never fully been discussed.

I have seen a lot of artist that have been influenced by Margaret Keane's work...
there is something completely mesmerizing, and sometimes eerie, when you look at those doe-eyed dolls from this early period of time in her life.
Her current work has a more cutesy and happier tone. To be honest, I am more drawn to her earlier pieces. There is so much to be found and said with those pieces...

I adore Amy Adams, and think that this role suits her well!

I am really looking forward to watching this really soon!!!


Have you seen it??? Heard of it???
Thoughts???

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