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November 13, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Characters

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Meet the Characters in the New Star Wars Movie!

Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi (rated PG), episode VII The Force Awakens will also feature Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, but of course they are much older now.

star wars Luke, Leia, and Han

Photo courtesy of LucasFilm


There are also 3 important new characters. Here is what little I know about them so far. . .

Finn is a runaway stormtrooper whose TIE Fighter crashes on Jakku, a remote desert planet in the Outer Rim Territories. He also has a lightsaber in this picture. Where did that come from? Has he been trained as a Sith or a Jedi?Finn

Rey is a scavenger living on Jakku. She was abandoned there by her parents when she was 5 years old, so she’s, you know, pretty tough and independent. It looks like she and Finn become friends somehow.Rey

And Kylo Ren is the dark knight who wants to continue the evil reign of terror that Darth Vader left. He looks really mean, guys, and his lightsaber is homemade. How evil do you have to be to make your own lightsaber? He doesn’t look as scary as freaky, red-eyed Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace, but he does look like a pretty evil villain.


Strangely, we don’t have a picture of how Luke Skywalker will look in the new movie. Why? What are they hiding from us? Did he become a hermit like Ben Kenobi? Or has he gone to the dark side?? (That sound you hear is me screaming, “NOOOOO!!!!”)

We won’t know for sure until December 18 when the movie comes out.

Are you a Star Wars fan? What do you think of the new movie posters? Let us know in the Comments!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

Photos courtesy of LucasFilm

November 6, 2015

Peanuts Charlie Brown Would You Rather

The Peanuts MovieCharlie Bown and the Peanuts Gang Would You Rather

Earlier today, the Peanuts characters answered some of my most important questions, like “Why is Lucy so mean?” Now we will hear from the real life kids who voice characters in The Peanuts Movie (rated G): Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi, Marleik Mar Mar Walker, and Noah Schnapp. I asked them these would you rather questions. Their answers are pretty hilarious and a little surprising!

FrancescaCapaldiWould you rather . . .

Have a perfectly round head like Charlie Brown OR have red hair like the Little Red-Haired Girl?
Francesca (who plays the Little Red-Haired Girl)
: I already have red hair, so that’s easy! (If you haven’t seen Francesca on Dog with a Blog, you can see her gorgeous hair in this video.)
NoahSchnappNoah (who plays Charlie Brown): I would want a round head. That would be cool!

MarleikWalkerCarry a blanket with you everywhere like Linus OR wear Charlie Brown’s zigzag shirt every day?
Marleik (who plays Franklin): Can we change the color? I want the shirt to be red!

AlexanderGarfinHave Sally as a sister OR Lucy as a sister?
Marleik and Noah: Sally!
Francesca: Sally. Lucy is mean!
Alexander (who plays Linus): I would pick Lucy. Sally is annoying!

Have Snoopy as a pet OR have Linus as your best friend?
All 4 kids: Snoopy!
Me: Wow! No love for Linus?
Marleik: Linus is an old man and a baby.
Francesca: Yeah, he’s an old baby!

Harsh! Do you agree with the Peanuts cast’s answers? Leave YOUR answers in the Comments. Then watch this Kids Press Reporter’s interview with the stars and tell us if you are excited for The Peanuts Movie!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

Images courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Peanuts Worldwide LLC

November 6, 2015

Peanuts Characters Answer Our Questions

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The Peanuts Movie The Peanuts Movie (rated G) is coming to theaters today and we are excited because the Peanuts gang visited the STACKS to answer some of our questions. Read on to find out why Lucy is so mean, why Linus always carries his blanket, and how Charlie Brown can ever be a winner!

Q: What is it like to have a dog like Snoopy?
Charlie Brown: Well, it’s not without its challenges. He requires a lot of supervision. And costume changes. But I honestly think having a dog makes the world better. And I’ll tell you this— it’s never boring.

Q: How do you keep up hope even when everything goes wrong?
Charlie Brown: I try not to focus on all that’s going wrong but on what’s going right. And if nothing is going right, I go home and pet Snoopy.

Q: Linus, when will you stop carrying around your blanket?
Linus: I suppose when I’m a little older I’ll have to stop carrying my blanket. But then I’ll have it made into a sport coat. I think the bigger question is why don’t more people carry around blankets?

Q: Sally, what is it like being Charlie Brown’s little sister?
Sally: It’s not so bad. He’s kind of embarrassing. And sometimes I pretend we’re not related. But if he weren’t here, I would have to feed the dog! He’s actually very supportive and helpful. No matter how mean I am to him. It’s so annoying!

Q: Lucy, do you feel bad about being so mean to Charlie Brown?
Lucy: I don’t think I’m being mean. As a trained psychiatrist, part of my job is to make the patient examine himself on the inside. Sometimes that requires a lot of yelling from the outside. What you call “mean,” I call “caring with crabbiness.”

Charlie Brown, Snoopy , and thePeanuts gang

Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Q: Do you have any tips for Charlie Brown about how to be a winner?
Linus: Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, strive to be the Charlie Browniest.
Sally: Yes, don’t play sports. Play checkers. Don’t start any trouble— but don’t be afraid either. Remember what Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a beagle.”
Lucy: Yes, never fall in love with a musician and never pay more than 5 cents for advice. You have to be true to yourself. Unless of course you’re Charlie Brown. Then you have to just hope for a miracle.

Check back later today for a special Charlie Brown Would You Rather with the actual cast from The Peanuts Movie!

November 4, 2015

SPONSORED POST In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the SeaThis Blog Post is Sponsored by Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Way back in the winter of 1820, the New England whaleship Essex was attacked by a much bigger, mammoth-sized whale. The incident would inspire American author and poet Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick, but this was a real-life disaster in which a ship with a crew sailed into the Pacific and never returned.

In the Heart of the SeaIn the Heart of the Sea

An exciting new film, In the Heart of the Sea (rated PG-13), is based on the Nathaniel Philbrick book, In the Heart of the Sea—The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (for ages 12 and up).

The Pittsburgh-born author’s book is a work of nonfiction. It explores the grim path of the crew of the Essex, which headed out to sea after leaving Nantucket in the summer of 1819. The ship barely survived a bout of nasty weather not long after it set sail, enduring significant damage in the aftermath, and was sunk after the huge sperm whale attacked it during November of the following year.

Opening in theaters on December 11 and starring Chris Hemsworth, In the Heart of the Sea tells the powerful true story of the Essex and celebrates good storytelling.

Tell us in the Comments below about the last good piece of nonfiction storytelling you read, and leave your caption for this photo . . .

In the Heart of the Sea

October 29, 2015

Peanuts Movie

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The Peanuts MovieIt’s a New Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown!

Remember Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang? If you are like me, you watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown every year at Halloween, and A Charlie Brown Christmas every year in December. Well, they are back in a brand-new movie coming to theaters on November 6, 2015!

Peanuts Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Image courtesy 20th Century Fox

In The Peanuts Movie (rated G), Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest to befriend the new girl next door, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. Will they succeed, or will they go down in flames?

Also, if you are in New York City next week, you are invited to some cool events! Check it out and ask your parents if you can come celebrate with the Peanuts gang in NYC.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

October 23, 2015

Henry Danger Would You Rather

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HENRY DANGERHenry Danger Would You Rather . . . Dangerously Super!

We know you guys are “dangerously” deep into Nickelodeon’s hit show Henry Danger. It stars Jace Norman, as Henry, a 13-year-old boy who gets a part-time job as a superhero sidekick. His boss is the small town superhero named Captain Man. He pretends to work in a shop called “Junk ‘n’ Stuff” with a secret underground lair where Captain Man trains him. There, he becomes . . . Kid Danger. Only his best friend Charlotte knows his secret, while his other best friend Jasper is in the dark.

Kid Danger and Captain Man keep the city of Swellview safe and . . . swell. Campy adventures with zany villains round out the show. If you are obsessed with Henry Danger, check out our Henry Danger Would You Rather below!

Would you rather . . .

1. Be a superhero sidekick OR a villain henchman?

2. Be indestructible like Captain Man OR be able to come back to life?

3. Have a secret job in a candy factory OR a cloning lab?

4. Fly OR be invisible?

5. Have your baby brother turned into a monster (Episode 1) OR have an alien baby egg hatch in your house (Episode 7)?

6. Be captured by the mad scientist Dr. Minyak OR have to babysit “The Toddler” (dwarf baby criminal).

7. Have a crazy machine turn you into a manly beast (Episode 10) OR a living Barbie doll?

So today’s assignment, should you choose to accept, is to let us know your answers in the Comments below! And let us know what YOU think of Henry Danger!

Over and out.

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

October 16, 2015

Beetlejuice 2

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beetlejuiceBeetlejuice Sequel In the Works?

Made in 1988, the movie Beetlejuice (rated PG) is a Halloween classic now. It’s about a couple named Adam and Barbara Maitland who are ghosts trapped in their own house. When a new family moves in, the ghosts decide they want them out, but then they become friends with the depressed teen daughter Lydia (played by Winona Ryder). Trying to help the Maitlands, she summons Beetlejuice (played by Michael Keaton), “the afterlife’s leading bio-exorcist,” to help them. But it doesn’t take her long to regret the decision because this guy is a creepy, bug-eating ghoul and he is NUTSO!

So if you liked Beetlejuice, you’ll be excited to know that a spin-off movie is expected to begin production by the end of this year. The upcoming film will be called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, which I can only imagine which be equally as wacky and bizarre as the first movie. It is possible that Michael Keaton will again play his role as Beetlejuice, and Winona Ryder may be in the movie too.

Are you a Beetlejuice fan? What do you think about a new Beetlejuice movie? leave a Comment! And if you are looking for a Halloween movie to go see right now, the Goosebumps movie (rated PG) hits theaters today!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

October 9, 2015

Invisible Sister

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Invisible SisterRowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc star in the Disney “Monstober” movie INVISIBLE SISTER, premiering Friday, October 9!


Photo courtesy Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico

Set in New Orleans during Halloween, Invisible Sister follows Cleo (played by Rowan Blanchard), an introverted young science prodigy whose class project accidentally turns her popular older sister and the school’s star lacrosse player, Molly (played by Paris Berelc), invisible.

Cleo, who has become accustomed to living in Molly’s shadow, is forced to step outside her comfort zone and into the shoes of her older sister to take her place on the day of an important game. As the sisters try to convince their friends, teachers, and Molly’s lacrosse team that nothing is wrong, they must rely on each other like never before. In doing so, they gain a better understanding of one another and themselves.

Meanwhile, they are up against the clock to find an antidote to reverse the effects of Cleo’s experiment before Molly’s invisibility becomes permanent.

Invisible Sister also stars Karan Brar (BUNK’DJessie) as Cleo’s quirky best buddy and fellow science enthusiast; Rachel Crow (X Factor) as Molly’s outgoing best friend and teammate; Will Meyers (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Cleo’s crush and science scholar; and Austin Fryberger (Kirby Buckets) as Molly’s goofy but affable boyfriend.

October 2, 2015

Yo-Kai Watch

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Ever have a day where nothing goes right? Was it bad luck? Nope! That was the work of the Yo-kai, beings who cause life’s daily annoyances. With the Yo-kai Watch on his wrist, Nate, an average fifth grader, along with his Yo-kai companions Jibanyan and Whisper, can now communicate with the Yo-kai. There’s just one problem – they’re everywhere, and they love to cause mischief!YoKai

The wildly popular Japanese animated comedy series Yo-kai Watch is set to make its U.S. debut on Disney XD. Viewers will be treated to a new episode each day during the premiere week, Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9, before it begins ongoing weekly debuts on Monday evenings at 5:00 p.m., ET/PT.

Are you an anime fan? Will you be watching? Tell us in the Comments.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer