We’ve already covered 5 books that should Hollywood should bring to the big screen. However, it’s not enough because the literary world has published some of the most compelling stories ever told. There are always rumors of a popular book’s copyright being bought by Hollywood. Instead of letting the news sit in the rumor mill for too long, I say they carry out the idea and let the actors bring to life our much loved literary characters.

Below are more books that should definitely be turned into movies:

The Dark Tower (series) by Stephen King
There’s a reason why King makes this list twice, and that reason is because he’s the king of horror. No one can weave a more terrifying story than Kig does. With The Dark Tower, he takes it a whole different level with 8 books comprising this series. It’s about a gun slinger and his physical and metaphysical journey towards a tower. There are talks about a movie but nothing is made concrete.

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Curious how there’s very few movies based on Vonnegut’s works. He’s one of the best writers who ever lived, and his stories are always interesting and witty. Cat’s Cradle has the elements of apocalyptic suspense and dry humor that will be reminiscent of the classic Shaun of the Dead. Leonardo di Caprio apparently wants to make this movie, but that was 2005 and there were no news since.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The movie Simon Birch is loosely based on Irving’s classic, but there’s still a need for this movie to reach the big screen. The rich story of friendship, love, and self-acceptance gives heart and character to this book. Hollywood is in desperate need of more movies with heart, and they can start with this book if they want one.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Probably one of the greatest tragedy, we may never get to see Salinger’s timeless piece be adapted into a movie. When he was alive, he refused every movie deal and made sure that it won’t be made into a movie even after his death. Holden Caulfield is one of the most iconic characters in fiction, and it’s a shame that we will never see him in the big screen.

About the author: Kylie Prescott is a Journalism student who watches too many movies to kill time. You can contact her on Google+ or via www.essayontime.com

How I Met Your Mother

Here we go. We are in the home stretch of How I Met Your Mother and one of the fun ongoing stories throughout the series, the “Slap Bet,” is coming to a close. This season and the shift in storytelling (the whole season takes place in one weekend) has been jarring and very hit and miss, but it is great to see years of stories come to a head and ultimately, a close. In two weeks we get the Mother’s side of the story in an episode titled “How Your Mother Met Me.” I. Can’t. Wait.

Official Description: “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra” In their ongoing slaphappy “Slap Bet,” Marshall plans to land one final smashing blow to soon-to-be-married Barney.

After How I Met Your Mother is a new episode of 2 Broke Girls. What else is on tonight?

8PM

WWE RawUSA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
ABC: The Bachelor (reality)
FOX: Almost Human (sci-fi crime)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior: USA vs Japan (competition)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (teen drama)
SYFY: Lost Girl (sci-fi)

9PM

Beauty and the BeastCW: Beauty and the Beast (supernatural)
CBS: Mike & Molly/Mom (comedies)
FOX: Sleepy Hollow (supernatural)
ABCFAM: The Fosters (teen drama)
SYFY: Being Human (sci-fi)
TNT: Major Crimes (crime)
VH1: Single Ladies (comedy)

10PM

CastleABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Intelligence (drama)
NBC: The Blacklist (drama)
FX: Archer (animated)
HGTV: House Hunters (docu)
MTV: Teen Wolf (supernatural)
SYFY: Bitten (supernatural)

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Most people love watching movies to relax and unwind. And there are lots of parents who want their children to watch animation movies because of their moral lessons. Here are some of the best animation movies that children must watch. It is good for the heart for both kids and kids-at-heart.

FAMILY

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Finding Nemo (2003)
This is a stunning underwater adventure of an overly protected father clownfish named Martin who is looking for his son, Nemo. They become separated in the ocean when Nemo is unexpectedly taken by a diver and dumped into a fish tank. Like any father will do, Martin embarks on a dangerous journey to rescue his son and return home safely. Finding Nemo is a movie with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion. This father-and-son-relationship movie will teach children to obey their parents. It is also a must-watch film for every parents as well, for this movie will also gives every parents an idea to let their children explore and to give them a little freedom.

Frozen

Frozen (2013)
Different from the typical boy meets girl story of Disney movies. Frozen is about sibling relationship. When a prophecy traps a kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter because of the Snow Queen’s (named Elsa) icy spell, her fearless optimist sister Anna sets off an epic journey to find her and stop the spell. Teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff with his sidekick reindeer Sven, they battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Frozen is a nice movie for kids because of the story and humor. Also, they will surely love the snowman who wants to experience summer.

FRIENDSHIP

ToyStory

Toys Story (1995)
Known as the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer, Toy Story focused mainly about friendship. Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy thinks that he is Andy’s (a wide-eyed youngster owner) number one toy. But his supremacy is challenged by a space-ranger action figure who named Buzz Lightyear who thinks that he is real and not a plaything. The rivalry of Woody and Buzz turned into friendship when they are threatened to turned into hideous mutants by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid. This animation film will surely give your kids a good time watching an action movie with a great moral lesson. This movie will also teach children on how to appreciate their toys. Toy Story 2 and 3 are as good as this first movie as well.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
This story is about how monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children. Monsters, Inc. is a scream processing factory where blue-furred behemoth James “Sully” Sullivan and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowzki are employed. These monsters are lurking under beds and closets to scare children. But monsters are also terribly afraid of being contaminated by children. Top scarer Sully with his assistant find their world disrupted when they are followed back into the monster world by a very unafraid little girl named Boo. Monsters, Inc. is also a movie about friendship. Of how these monsters became friends with this little girl.

ENVIRONMENT

TheLorax

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)
This movie is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. Lorax is a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. He must be find by a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. This animated adventure is not only for kids and kids-at-heart but for everyone. For Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will help us realize the importance of nature. This will teach us appreciate and protect our environment.

CHASING DREAMS

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Up (2009)
Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old retired balloon salesman who longed to wander to the lost world (South America) of his childhood dreams in his entire life. He is ready for his last chance to fulfill his lifelong dream. One day, he shocked his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his house. But Carl is not alone in this high-flying excitement journey because an overeager 8-year-old wilderness explorer Russell is on his front porch. As the house touches down on the world’s second largest continent, the duo meet fantastic friends. Then, Carl realizes what true adventure means. Up is an animation movie that will teach you on chasing your dreams and to appreciate people around you. It is really a good movie to watch!

About the author: This article is written by Dawn Atkins, a college student who loves watching movies. She is dreaming to be a stage actor someday. Aside from acting, she also loves writing at au.essayontime.com and traveling. Follow her Google+.

The new year brings a new take on Hercules with Kellan Lutz stepping into the role of the mythical Greek hero in The Legend of Hercules. In the movie, the half-god/half-man son of Zeus is betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and is sold into slavery. He must using his enhanced strength to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom through a series of battles and gladiator death matches. Will he be able to overthrow the King and restore peace? Well, I don’t know, you’ll have to go see the movie to find out! We are happy to present an all new interactive movie poster for The Legend of Hercules along with the movie’s trailer and a contest that can let you take home a poster for the movie signed by Kellan Lutz.

The Legend of Hercules Giveaway Details

Entering the contest is as easy as Kellan Lutz is on the eyes. There are five ways to enter (you can do just one, or all four for your chance to win)!

  • Leave us a comment on this article telling us how excited you are for The Legend of Hercules!
  • Tweet with the hashtags #Hercules3D #MHD #Contest and a link to this Giveaway URL.
  • Leave a comment (say anything you want!) on the Facebook post for this article.
  • “Like” My Hollywood Dream on Facebook (new page “likes” between the time of posting this and the end of the contest will be entered to win!).
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If you do all of the above, you’ll have five entries into the contest and will have a better chance at taking home the prize! The Legend of Hercules opens in theaters & 3D nationwide on January 10, 2014.

DISCLAIMER (and other Details) This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes have been provided in promotion of the movie by Lionsgate/Summit. A winner will be chosen on January 13th, 2014. Each household is only eligible to win 1 The Legend of Hercules signed poster via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Posted on December 27th, 2013 by MHD | Leave a Comment (9)
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The Book Thief

The Book Thief is the new war drama, based on the book with the same name, written by Markus Zusak. This movie tells an overwhelming story of a girl who was robbed by life and she decided to rob it back. Her name is Liesel and she is a blonde cutie living the horror experience of the Second World War in the Nazi Germany. She has a secret passion for stealing books, even if she cannot read.

Hans and Rosa make a couple, that decides to adopt the girl, but they have a secret, which should not be revealed to anyone. Hans helped a young Jewish boy, named Max, hiding him from the Nazis, in his house. Liesel develops a strong connection with Max, as they both find the common love for words. The girl brings the stolen books to the young boy and in this way she gives him the hope and the kindness, his soul needs. Life has robbed them both and it made them feel like they do not belong to the place they are in. So Liesel, decides that stealing books is some kind of robbing the life back, because sometimes that is how you can take a little revenge.

The whole story is narrated by Death, which brings a special vibe to the movie. The Book Thief comes to show the biggest issues of those disastrous times, through the personality of Liesel, who has a delicate and at the same time very brave nature.

 There is a lot to see and to feel. The amazing cast, starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse and many others, does a great job with the way all the characters develop. The amount of work, dedication and talent is simply huge, in this film. The Book Thief is directed by the very talented Brian Percively and it brings to us a new side of the life of the people who lived in the Nazi Germany.

As the story goes, we understand that Liesel is completely right when saying that if life robs you, sometimes, you just have to rob it back. There is no other way of taking back the hope and the sense of belonging from life. This January, The Book Thief premieres in theaters. Make sure you watch this masterpiece of life and take the best lesson from it.

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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All New X-Men 20

Here we go! With the end of “Battle of the Atom”, the coin has flipped and the original X-Men have deflected from Wolverine’s side to join with Cyclops. How will this change the status quo? It’ll be nice to see the team back with Angel and from the cover and description writer Brian Michael Bendis has found a clever way to bring Wolverine into the mix through his younger female clone, X-23. Pairing her with young Cyclops is intriguing also, although covers have known to be very deceiving in the past. I love the promise of more Kitty and Illyana interactions and would LOVE to see Colossus added to the book.

All New X-Men #20
Official Description: The fallout of X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM continues! X-23 is back and kissing… WHO IS THE MYSTERY MAN??!

The issue hit stands this past Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. What do you think about the addition of X-23 to the original X-Men? Would you like to see any other characters join the team?

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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This post is brought to you by Arcy Darty.

Arcy Darty

It is very common knowledge that I love games- even more so when they are free. Arcy Darty is a game site with over 120 categories of games and a countless amount of actual games to play through for free online. Different categories include Puzzle Games, Batman Games, Fighting Games, Zombie Games, Toy Story Games, Racing Games, and so many more. My favorite games in the mix are the ones that remind me of classic NES and Sega Genesis games.

Turbo Tanks

Turbo Tanks.
I can play this game for hours. It is a side scrolling adventure racing game where you take control of a tank and have to charge forward going around obstacles and battling “evil” tanks. I didn’t know a tank could jump so high or go so fast. There are 15 levels of the game, and each gets harder than the last one. So it is sure to keep your attention for as long as it has kept mine! Click this link to play turbo tanks.

Mega Man vs Ghosts N Goblins

Megaman vs Ghosts N Goblins.
This game is one of the reasons I love the Internet so much. Never could I have imagined a crossover of two of my favorite games growing up – Megaman and Ghosts N Goblins – but here it is! Due to the power of fans and the accessibility of technology. The game is exactly what you’d expect from the title; you are Megaman and you have to fight through leagues of the undead. ’nuff said! Click this link to check out all of their megaman themed games!

Coconut Run

Coconut Run.
This game is a little different than Turbo Tank and Megaman vs Ghosts N Goblins, as it is a puzzle game. You have to design a cart that can carry coconuts to a destination through a tricky course. It is very much a thinking game and don’t expect your first designs to work, I know mine didn’t! Click here to play coconut run!

If you take the time to play any of these games, I want to hear about it in the comments! Which was your favorite? Did you find any other awesome games at Arcy Darty?

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