Saturday, November 12, 2011

In Theatres Soon.....

If you've read Brian Selznick's Invention of Hugo Cabret, you will hardly be able to wait until November 25 when the film is released into theatres.

One of my daughters is a huge fan of TinTin, so The Adventures of TinTin, which will be released December 21, is highly anticipated in our house. Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, TinTin promises to be a thrilling cinematic adaptation of the beloved books by Herge. The Adventures of TinTin is based loosely on the TinTin books but especially The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. Starring Jamie Bell as TinTin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, and Daniel Craig as Ivanovich Sakharine,the movie traces TinTin's efforts to locate a treasure hidden 300 years ago by an ancestor of Captain Haddock, who scuttled his ship, the Unicorn, to prevent pirates from capturing it. Clues to the treasure's whereabouts are hidden in three tiny models of the ship, the Unicorn. Tintin, his faithful dog, Snowy, and Haddock race to locate the treasure before, Sakharine, a descendant of the pirate who attacked the original Unicorn centuries earlier. Check out the trailer below:

The other movie I'd like to see is War Horse which is also directed by Steven Spielberg and tackles the story about a young man, Albert, whose horse is sold to the calvary and sent overseas with troops to fight in World War I. This movie is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. War Horse stars Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor) as Captain Nichols and Jeremy Irvine as Albert.This movie might appeal to older viewers. Having read several of Michael Morpurgo's books and loved all of them, I will have to make a concerted effort to add this one to my gigantic "to read" list. The cinematography and the drama of the movie's trailer has captured my interest. The IMDB website indicates a Christmas Day release for those of us in Canada.

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