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Book Trailer of the Week– the first clip released from Divergent the movie!

Interesting choice for the first official clip from the upcoming Divergent movie, since it is a quiet and emotional moment between Tris and four.  But it is a great look at what to expect from the two actors who will portray the two main characters.  Here it is:

What did you think!?  Divergent will hit movie theaters in March 2014.  If you haven’t read any of the books in the trilogy or you want to re-read them, follow the links below to find them in the Library!

Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

  1. Divergent
  2. Insurgent
  3. Allegiant

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 27, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies

Divergent Movie Teaser Trailer Premiere!

The first movie teaser trailer premiered at the VMA’s on Sunday!  Check it out:

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 27, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week–Catching Fire movie trailer

This week’s book trailer of the week is a little different than normal.  Check out the latest trailer for the Catching Fire movie!  It premiered at Comic Con last weekend.  Unfortunately, the movie won’t be out until November 22.  Can you wait that long!? (I can’t!)  Click here to find Catching Fire in the Library, in case you want to reread it before the movie’s premiere!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction

Check out the first trailer for Ender’s Game!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 8, 2013 Categories: Movies, Science Fiction

This Saturday: The Goonies!!! Totally Awesome 80’s Teen Movie

Join us this Saturday for a Totally Awesome 80’s Teen Movie at the Library! Bring your friends and enjoy The Goonies on the big screen!  Teens who dress up in their favorite 80s wear will be entered into a drawing to win some fabulous prizes including their very own DVD copy of The Goonies, pairs of AMC movie passes, and other fun prizes. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Check out the trailer for the movie:

The Goonies (1985; PG; 114 minutes; Adventure/Comedy/Family)
Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and Corey Feldman.
Directed by Richard Donner.
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

Click here to register in advance for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 25, 2013 Categories: Events, Movies

Check out the first Catching Fire trailer!

The first Catching Fire trailer premiered at the MTV Movie Awards.  Check it out!!!

I can’t believe we have to wait until November 22!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 15, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies

Teen books are being adapted to the big screen like crazy!

Check out all the most recent news about teen books that are being made into movies:

Unwind, a compelling and issue heavy novel by Neal Shusterman, has been optioned by Constantin Films to be adapted into a movie, according to the “Hollywood Crush” blog on MTV.comUnwind is a dystopian, sci-fi novel set in a future where teens can be unwound, or be taken apart and have their organs harvested, if they don’t fit into society’s norms.

 

 

 

 

 

Over a year ago, Universal announced that it was going to make Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone into a movie.  Last month, the studio announced that they were going to push forward and now have a producer for the movie, according to Deadline.comDaughter of Smoke and Bone is a fantasy novel that centers on Karou, a seemingly normal teen except that she was raised by a family of Chimaera.  With questions about how she came to be a human raised by demons, Karou gets swept up in a world where a dangerous war is being waged between angels and demons.

 

 

 

If you are a huge fan of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy, then you should be happy with the news that writer Daniel Water’s has finished the script for the movie!   (according to Hollywood Crush)  I am definitely looking forward to seeing who is cast in the movie, as I am a huge fan of the book series.  The first book in the series, Vampire Academy, introduces us to Rose and Lissa.  Lissa is a vampire of royal blood and Rose is the dhampir (part human, part vampire) who is bonded to protect her.  Together they attend St. Vladimir’s Academy, where they have recently returned after running away, and where they will both be trained for life outside the school’s walls.

 

 

According to Deadline.com, Monument 14 will be adapted to the big screen.  The rights have recently been acquired and there is a writer and director already attached to the project.  Monument 14 is an amazing novel about what it would be like to be trapped with fourteen other kids and teens inside a Walmart-like store at the end of the world.  It is action packed and there is a thrilling suspense with every turn of the page.  Click here to check out my earlier review of the book.

 

 

 

 

There is a Facebook page up for the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures.  If you like it, you’ll get updates about the production and be able to see the newest trailers as soon as they come online.  Like this one:

I cannot wait for this movie!  If you have not read Beautiful Creatures yet, click here to find it in the LibraryI highly recommend it!

I have also decided to jump on the band wagon and get excited about the first Mortal Instruments movie.  It happened after I just recently watched the movie trailer:

Click here to find the first book in The Mortal Instruments series, The City of Bones, if you’re like me and want to read the book right now after watching that trailer!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 16, 2013 Categories: Movies, Trending

Join us for the Teen Movie Night showing of Elf!

Join us Friday, December 7, from 7 – 9 p.m. for our Teen Movie Night showing of the classic holiday comedy Elf.  After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.  Elf is rated PG and stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and was directed by Jon Favreau.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.  This program is for teens in grades 6 – 12.  Click here to register for the program.  Also, check out a clip of Elf below:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 6, 2012 Categories: Events, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week– Beautiful Creatures Official Movie Trailer

Previously, we’ve posted about Beautiful Creatures Click here for a review and click here to check out another!  This popular series centers on Lena and Ethan and if their love can endure through Lena’s legacy as a Caster.  The first book in the series Beautiful Creatures is currently being turned into a movie that will hit theaters in February 2013.  Check out the official movie trailer below and click here to find the first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures, in the Library!

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 1, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Movies, Supernatural/Paranormal

Black Swan reviewed by Amanda

I’m in love with the movie Black Swan (2010).  I strongly recommend this movie for those who love ballet, dancing, or ballet performances. I take ballet, and every time I watch this movie (which has been more than a few times) I become so motivated to dance. The choreography of this movie is amazing, as well as the story line. However, since this is a Rated R movie, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this movie to anyone under the age of 16, maybe 15 at the least. There are some sexual parts of this movie that in my opinion (and from watching it with immature friends), is only for mature audiences. I also did have to watch it 2 or 3 times to realize the hidden parts to the story-line and once I concentrated and watched the whole movie, everything tied in together and it made sense (which only made me love the film even more!). Natalie Portman is both an amazing actress and dancer, and if I had to rate this movie, I would give it a 5 out of 5 star rating.

Click here to find the movie Black Swan in the Library, and please note that this movie is rated R and not intended for teens under the age of 17 to watch without an adult present.

review submitted by Amanda

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 30, 2012 Categories: Movies, Reviews By You