Miss Pere­grine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - – Mum­taj Begum

AREN’T we all pe­cu­liar in some ways? As the ti­tle of di­rec­tor Tim Bur­ton’s new fea­ture sug­gests, there’s a whole house­hold of chil­dren who are pe­cu­liar. Based on a best- sell­ing novel by ran­som riggs, the film tells of young Ja­cob who finds Miss Pere­grine’s home where peo­ple with spe­cial pow­ers live. As Ja­cob gets to know them, he dis­cov­ers he might be pe­cu­liar in a spe­cial way too. In a press re­lease from 20th Cen­tury Fox, Bur­ton said: “When I was first ap­proached to di­rect Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren I was given a sum­mary of the novel with all of the pho­tos in the book. I was im­me­di­ately in­trigued by the haunt­ing and mys­te­ri­ous pic­tures in ran­som riggs’ novel and knew I wanted to tell the story of those kids. A girl lighter than air, a boy with bees liv­ing in his stom­ach, a woman who turned into a bird – it was a world I wanted to ex­plore. So I made a film about them.” The same re­lease also quoted au­thor riggs say­ing: “For some­thing I wrote to have in­spired Tim Bur­ton to cre­ate a doodle on a cock­tail nap­kin would have been an hon­our. But to stand ring­side and watch him pour his whole heart into this film – that has been one of the great thrills of my life. I couldn’t be more ex­cited if you at­tached elec­trodes to my toes.” The film stars Eva Green, Asa But­ter­field, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Pur­nell, Al­li­son Jan­ney, rupert Everett, Ter­ence Stamp, Judi Dench and Sa­muel L. Jack­son.

Miss Pere­grine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren is sched­uled to open at cin­e­mas na­tion­wide on Sept 29.

Th­ese kids are ready to do some se­ri­ous gar­den­ing.

If you want to be el­e­vated in life, don’t ever let a boy string you along.

— Pho­tos: 20th Cen­tury Fox

Give th­ese kids some food for God’s sake. They’re both so skinny.

‘ The clock is tick­ing lit­tle girl. Learn quickly how to tell time with­out turn­ing on your smart­phone.’

‘ I may need to find a new hairstylist.’

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