Asa Butterfield

FREE PASSES to “The Space Between Us” (& The Time My Daughter Met It’s Star)

Asa Butterfield was in town recently. You might know him from movies like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Hugo, or Ender’s Game but my daughter, Emma, only knew him from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She was still pretty angry with Asa for that particular film (you can read Emma’s review of it HERE) so she balked when I asked her to see his new movie, The Space Between Us. Emma changed her mind when I told her Asa Butterfield would be there and that he would answer questions after the screening.
“Good, I’ll ask Butterfeet why he ruined my favorite books,” was her response. Continue reading →

Asa Butterfield


Aren’t you excited about The Space Between Us? WHAT? You didn’t know anything about it??? Well honestly, neither did it. There are just too many movies coming out right now and sometimes, a really special one slips through the cracks. The Space Between Us stars Asa Butterfield (who JUST starred in the Miss Peregrine movie) as a boy who is born on Mars. He wants to experience life on Earth, even though it will probably kill him. He develops an online relationship with a girl (Britt Robertson) and decides to risk his life to be with her. I have passes to see The Space Between Us EARLY and FOR FREE, but the screening is TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Continue reading →

Movie still for Emma review

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Movie Review- by Emma

I saw Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with my daughters last week and MAN, was I confused. I read the first book in the three-part series and loved it, but drastic changes have been made to the big screen version. I thought that maybe Director Tim Burton was using elements from all three books but according to my 12-year-old daughter, that’s not the case. Emma says that the second half of this movie about odd children stuck in a time-loop, had no similarity to the books at all. She had so much to say, in fact, that I had Emma write her own review.

“I was looking forward to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children from the moment I saw the trailer. I’ve read all of the books and adored them, but I was beyond disappointed in this movie. In fact, I was flat out offended. There were so many unnecessary changes which ruined an already great story. It’s like half-way through the movie, Tim Burton said, ‘Forget it. Put in some cheesy love story and a godawful battle scene and we’ll call it a wrap.’
The acting from the lead was horrendous. I think someone told him (Asa Butterfield), ‘Whatever you do, show as little emotion as possible.’
If you are a fan of the book series, avoid this movie at all costs.
I’m giving Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children a D-. Thanks for wasting my time with some Miss Peregrine wannabe. -Emma

Emma was pretty upset, as you can plainly see, and I don’t blame her. It’s heartbreaking to have your favorite book series destroyed onscreen. I feel bad for Emma, but I feel even worse for Ransom Riggs, who wrote the Peregrine books. How must he feel? Imagine the excitement of a legendary director like Tim Burton taking on your work, and the disappointment when he essentially ruined it. Maybe Riggs can take a few years to distance himself from this disaster, then try a Miss Peregrine movie again. With a different director, of course.

(Parent Review: Parents should know that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is rated PG-13, which is strange for a movie that targets kids. There are no foul words or sexual references of any kind, but it IS scary. There are monsters who eat eyeballs, which is graphically depicted and gross beyond words. This is also strange because there is NO MENTION of eyeball-eating in the books. Parents should also be prepared to console young fans of the book series because Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children barely resembles it at all.)