From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
Movies Based on Books 2017 -- I always find that the best movies are based on books. I mean, it must be a great story to be made into a movie, right? Okay, the books are usually better but it's so much fun to give it the benefit of the doubt. Some movies can really surprise you, like The BFG and The Hunger Games. It's a new year and that means lots of new movies to watch and books to read. Here's a list of books to read before you watch the movie.
"The Help," (2011) is based on the book by Kathryn Stockett and is about a young white woman, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson during Civil Rights era America (the early 1960s). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids. (Starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis.)
What I love about the movie the most is its message: To Have Courage and Be Kind. Cinderella and her Prince embody characteristics we wish we have, and I left the theater determined to be a better person, however hokey it sounds. Some cynics may want a darker twisted fairytale, but I think in our world today we need happily-ever-afters more than ever before. Cinderella brings hope and awakens the child inside all of us, prompting us to see things not as they are, but as they could be.