If you loved the book . . . Successful Book to Movie Adaptations

If you loved the book. . .

Gone Girl (2014)
David Fincher’s latest masterpiece is a gritty, gruesome thriller. Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller and screenplay, Fincher’s adaptation is a brilliant accompaniment to the book. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike bring Nick and Amy’s volatile relationship to perfect fruition in the film. Every pivotal scene is included in the adaptation and pays homage to the novel. Beware though, this movie is not for the faint of heart.
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The Help (2011)
The film takes the viewer into the social climate of Mississippi in the 1960s. It is a glance into a tumultuous era in America’s past. Viewers will laugh, cheer and cry during the movie. And yes, THE pie scene is included in the film.
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Atonement (2007)
The film adaptation is an homage to the beauty of the European countryside juxtaposed with the violence and grit of World War II. Ian McEwan’s tale of fated love and wartime horror transformed into a wonderful film nominated for seven Academy Awards.
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A Time to Kill (1996)
The cast alone – Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey – is reason to view this 1993 adaptation of John Grisham’s book. It is a thrilling ride into the judicial system and the politics often associated with justice. Matthew McConaughey gives his all in his portrayal of a young, Mississippi lawyer who fights for the innocent against all odds.
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Every line and scene you loved in the book is included in the film. Ansel Elgort is a newcomer, but he is the perfect Gus. Grab some tissues, it follows the book perfectly – both for the best and the worst.
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Romeo & Juliet (2013)
If you are a fan of Shakespeare, this is the Romeo & Juliet film for you. The film follows the play’s language perfectly and was even shot in Verona. It’s just the way Shakespeare would have wanted it, or so we imagine.
Romeo & Juliet Trailer

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

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Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies is the classic love story with a bit of a twist: the hero is a zombie.

Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) stars as a young zombie, who narrates the movie as he trudges along the apocalyptic city. While out looking for food, otherwise known as anything with flesh and a brain, he and his herd stumble across Julie (Teresa Palmer), and he decides to save her rather than eat her. As he spends time with her, the human connection he feels for her changes him, and it begins to cure him of his disease.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. This movie sounds incredibly cheesy and stupid; why on earth would I want to waste my time? Before you write this movie off as terrible, hear me out.

I went in with the expectation of Warm Bodies being the next “Twilight”; meaning I expected a ridiculously bad attempt at a zombie comedy (if such a thing existed). It completely blew my expectations out of the water. Yes, it is cheesy and could be considered the equivalent of Twilight to some, but I would beg to differ that it is quality entertainment. My best friend went with me and was very skeptical before the movie began. By the time we left the theater, all we could do was quote the hysterical one-liners.

Filled with quirky romantic moments, witty lines and blood-and-guts action, “Warm Bodies” is perfect for the night when you can’t decide on which type of film you want to watch because it has a bit of everything.

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