Monday, February 11, 2013

Movie Monday 2: Beautiful Creatures

 Keeping you in the loop with all of your favorite book to movie adaptations!
This Valentine's Day, book to movie adaptations are taking over the big screen and one little Movie Monday couldn't hold them both! (Movie Monday: Safe Haven)
One of the most anticipated YA novel adaptations of the year, Beautiful Creatures, hits the big screen this week (2/14/13)! Based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the movie looks great so far. Reviews are mixed as of today, but I will still be first in line to see this stellar cast bring some of my favorite characters to life.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything

“The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.”
“Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead” 
“I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.”

“Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.” 

IMDb Info - Release date Febuary 14th, 2013 (Midnight showings 2-13-13)


Writers: (screenplay), (novel) &   Margaret Stohl (novel)

Things are looking a little bleak for Beautiful Creatures on Rotten Tomatoes critics reviews (43%), but very few critics have weighed in so far (only 7). So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this movie will do justice to the novel! Audience anticipation is high at 94% "Want to See".

"Beautiful Creatures isn't pure camp -- there's some real emotion in there. But not enough to hit you on a primal level." - David Edelstein - New York Magazine - Full Review

"If you can turn your brain off - or tap into the adolescent girl within - you should have fun." - Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine - Full Review


Parade's End - Coming to HBO 2/26/13
Jack the Giant Slayer - In theaters 3/1/13
Oz: The Great and Powerful - In theaters 3/8/13
Rise of the Guardians - On DVD 3/12/13

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