Books on Screen
As Halloween is coming up, you're probably brainstorming costumes --- should you go for a classic character or something spooky? Well, whatever your preference, there are some great movies coming out that are sure to match your mood. For those of you who love dressing up as a favorite fictional character, whether a Disney princess or a Hogwarts student, we know you'll be all about Pan, which tells the backstory of the boy who never grows up. It's sure to be filled with lush scenery and epic costume inspiration, from pirate hats to fairy wings. If scary is your scene, you'll be all over the new Goosebumps film starring Jack Black AS the legendary Goosebumps author R.L. Stine. As Stine's monsters come to life, we know you'll think of just the thing to frighten younger siblings and neighbors as they give you candy!
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Jimmy Vee, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Joe Wright
Distributor: Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: October 9th
Based on: PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny --- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Cast: Jack Black, Halston Sage, Odeya Rush
Director: Rob Letterman
Distributor: Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: October 16th
Based on: The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange...he is a prisoner of his own imagination: The monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.