Monday, August 17, 2009

Read It First!

Lots of great movies are coming out this fall and many of them are based on great books. Read the book first and then compare.

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer I know, you've already read it! If you haven' of the vampire series from this author.

The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald True story of a man who exposed corruption in agribusiness.

Bright Star A movie based on the tragically brief life of British poet John Keats.

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane A gripping thriller set in a mental hospital on an island in Massachusetts. Scorsese movie with DiCaprio

Amelia Biopic about the famous aviatrix, Amelia Earhart

The Road by Cormac McCarthy A father and son travel across a post-apocalyptic world.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (Roald Dahl) and Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendack) Revisit your childhood may see things you missed when you were little!

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Jim Carrey as Scrooge? Works for me!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold I predict the book will be better but the trailer looked good. A young teen is murdered and her spirit/ghost watches the aftermath.

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle The famous detective gets a remake (with kung fu moves).

Invictus is a story of Nelson Mandela and his efforts to unite South Africa using rugby. based on Playing the Game by John Carlin

And on TV: Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer A particle accelerator is turned on in Switzerland and every person on Earth passes out. When they wake up, they have seen visions of their future lives.


  1. I don't know what to make of the fact that The Lovely Bones will be a movie. Kind of grim but I guess people like that.

  2. Yes, Marie, it will not be a feel good movie for me. The trailer did look decent. A real ghost story point of view.