Thursday, September 02, 2010

Yessssssssss! / Noooooooooooo!

Fuse #8 pointed me at these two little tidbits of kidlit movie news:

1. They're making a movie of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life! I love Wendy Mass's every sterling word, and it's a mystery to me why she doesn't get more critical love. Whatevs, I'll get to see this movie and if they don't completely turd it up, hopefully it will drive more kids to the M sections of my library. Yessssssssssss!

2. Remember the Mr. Popper's Penguins movie? Jim Carrey is going to be Mr. Popper. You heard that. Jim Carrey = Mr. Popper. Say it with me, kiddies: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

One of these days, I will make a book display called, "The Book is Always Better, or Yes I Know the Movie Sucked, That Was Not the Book's Fault." Today, however, I will tenderly cradle poor Mr. Popper and his penguins in my arms.


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Jenny said...

I second your NOOOOOOOOO! Why, why, why must Jim Carrey be the go-to guy for making my childhood books all creepy and weird?

Anonymous said...

I thought that "Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life" was great. I hope the movie does not spoil it.

Bibliovore said...

Jenny - I think it's cumulative. He's made a series of movies from books that did all right in spite of him, and now Hollywood goes, "Oh, a kiddie movie! Put Jim Carrey in it, he knows what he's doing." Blaaaaaaargh!