Archive for November, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 26, 2009

I saw “Fantastic Mr. Fox” today. It’s a great, fun, witty movie, and I definately recommend it.

And, sorry for the lack of updates. There just isn’t any news to report at the time. When we get closer to the release date, and images, posters, trailers, and interviews pop up, this blog will be a LOT more active.

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NOVEMBER 2010!

November 13, 2009

Instead of 2011, “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story” will now be released November 2010! ONLY 12 MONTHS AWAY!!!

Source: Indiewire

A Recommendation

November 10, 2009

“It’s Kind Of A Funny Story” will be released in 2011. So, it could be anywhere between 14 to 25 months until we see it on the big screen. That means that there may occasionally be long periods of time where there is no news to report, especially so early in advance. So, while I won’t use this blog to tell all you fans about my boring day or anything, I may post a few non-IKOAFS things during these dry spells. So, I will use this post to recommend another book that may also interest fans of the book.

cut

“Cut” by Patricia McCormick is the story of a fifteen-year-old girl named Callie, who, after getting caught cutting her arms, is sent to Sea Pines, a “residential treatment facility” for teenage girls. At first, Callie doesn’t want help, refusing to say even one word to anybody. But as Callie spends more time at Sea Pines, and gets to know the other girls there, she realizes she will have to become involved in her treatment if she wants to get better.

This was the first book I ever read about mental illness, and it inspired me to read more about it. So, if I never read this book, I probably wouldn’t have read “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story!” Anyway, “Cut” is a very good book. The book is told from Callie’s point to view, and it’s hard not to get attached to the girl. McCormick does an excellent job of giving her the right balance between depression and cynicism over her treatment, never making her too dreary or too sarcastic. The other girls aren’t quite as well-developed, but they’re still easy to care about. If there’s one thing I didn’t like about the book, it’s that it’s too short. At only about 150 pages, it’s a fairly quick read, making one wish it was a little longer. But, then again, don’t the best stories always leave you wanting more? So, I definitely recommend this book.

A little warning, however: The book does feature graphic descriptions of Callie’s self-injury, so if you’re a recovering self-injurer who thinks that might trigger you, it’s probably best to skip it.

Oh, and Ned Vizzini linked to my blog on his blog. Sweet. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is: ned-vizzini.livejournal.com/

FIRST POST!!!

November 3, 2009

Hello, fans of Ned Vizzini’s book, “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story”! Did ya know they’re making a movie based on the critically-acclaimed book? Well, if you didn’t, now you do! This blog will be the unofficial site to get all the latest news on the upcoming movie!

What, you’ve never heard of this book? Do you live under a rock or something? And if you do, how did you get internet access? Anyway, here’s the story: Craig is a 15-year-old New Yorker accepted into Executive Pre-Professional High School, a very tough advanced school. Though Craig is very intelligent, the schoolwork, along with various other problems in his life, cause him to become suicidal. One night, he decides jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, but instead calls the suicide hotline. He ends up checking himself into a psychiatric hospital, but the ward for teens is down for renovation, so he ends up in Six North, the adult psychiatric ward. What awaits him in Six North? Well, if you’ve read the book, you already know, and if you haven’t, I’m not gonna spoil it for you!

So, what do we know about the movie so far? It’s being released by Focus Features (Brokeback Mountain, Coraline, Burn After Reading) and is slated for a release sometime in 2011. It will be directed by Ryan Fleck (director of Sugar, Half Nelson, and quite fittingly, a few episodes of “In Treatment”) and written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Here’s the confirmed cast:

Keir Gilchrist (“United States Of Tara”) will play Craig.

Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) will play Bobby.

Emma Roberts (Hotel For Dogs) will play Noelle.

Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One) will play Nia.

Viola Davis (Doubt) will play Dr. Minerva.

Aasif Mandvi (The Proposal) will play Dr. Mahmoud.

Lauren Graham (Because I Said So) and Jim Gaffigan (Away We Go) will play Craig’s parents.

Shooting in New York is expected to start in December.

So, what do you think of the news? What are your predictions for the movie? Discuss your opinions in the comments! And don’t forget to come here for all your It’s Kind Of A Funny Story movie news!