June 23, 2018

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“Mary Shelley” and Her Creature Return to the Screen | Movie Review

The author has the spotlight all to herself in the latest film retelling of the origins of Frankenstein. SLJ reviews the recent biopic about the teen author.

Island of Misfit Boys (and Girls) | “Miss Peregrine” Movie Review

At first glance, the pairing of Ransom Riggs’s macabre 2011 coming-of-age novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and director Tim Burton would seem like a match made in movieland heaven.

Mowgli, Mischief, and Music | “The Jungle Book” Movie Review

Disney’s new version of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic returns to the murky and mysterious Indian jungle.

Paddington Finds a Home on the Big Screen | Movie Review

Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that this frisky and good-natured take on Michael Bond’s beloved bear was produced by David Heyman of the “Harry Potter” film series. Both adaptations plant a big wet kiss on bustling, inclusive London.

Tiger Eyes Set to Sparkle on the Big Screen: Betsy Bird Talks to Judy and Lawrence Blume

Tiger Eyes, the 1998 book by Judy Blume, is about to become a major motion picture, the first feature film adaptation of Blume’s work. Elizabeth Bird talks to Blume and her son, Lawrence Blume, about their collaboration on the film.