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Wednesday, June 11

Books First, Movies Second

I admit, I'm not always a fan of movies that are based off a killer original novel. Of course there are exceptions like the wonder that is the Colin Firth Pride & Prejudice and all of the Harry Potter films. In general I go in to these kind of movies with low expectations. I don't know if that's cynicism or a good approach to enjoying a so-so movie? This summer there are several movies being released that are based off great books. Do you automatically boycott such films or will you go see them in theaters? 

The Fault in Our Stars. Please don't go see this without a family-size box of tissues. You'll need them  and those around you who pilfer your kleenex will thank you.

This Is Where I Leave You. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman. Could be good...

Gone Girl. I freely admit that Ben Affleck is the draw for me. When I was imagining Amy in my head reading the novel I wasn't expecting Rosamund Pike but her portrayal in the bits of pieces of the trailer seems encouraging.

1 comment:

  1. I usually enjoy films that are based off of books, but I always like to try to read the book first. And then I find it fun and interesting to see how my vision of the book is different or similar to the movie. I cant wait to see the movie version of Fault in our Stars, but I just have about 40 pages left in the book that I want to finish first!
    I haven't heard of This is Where I Leave You before, the trailer looks great! That will have to be my next book!