• Coming Soon: Movies Based on Books

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    Inherent Vice

     

    Inherent Vice

    Movie release: January 9, 2015
    Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
    Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
    Based on: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

    Summary: Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters and his own marijuana habit before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group.

     

    Paddington

     

    Paddington

    Movie release: January 16, 2015
    Director: Paul King
    Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
    Based on: Paddington by Michael Bond

    Summary: While waiting for their daughter to arrive at Paddington Station, Mr. and Mrs. Brown spot a small bear, recently arrived from darkest Peru, and take him home to join their family.

     

    Still Alice

     

    Still Alice

    Movie release: January 16, 2015
    Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
    Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
    Based on: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

    Summary: Feeling at the top of her game when she is suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, Harvard psychologist Alice Howland struggles to find meaning and purpose in her everyday life as her concept of self gradually slips away.

     

    American Sniper

     

    American Sniper

    Movie release: January 16, 2015
    Director: Clint Eastwood
    Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
    Based on: American Sniper by Chris Kyle

    Summary: A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

     

    The Mortdecai Trilogy

     

    Mortdecai

    Movie release: January 23, 2015
    Director: David Koepp
    Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor
    Based on: The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli

     

    The Spook's Apprentice

     

    Seventh Son

    Movie release: February 6, 2015
    Director: Sergey Bodrov
    Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
    Based on: The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

    Summary: As sixty-year-old John Gregory reflects on the past, he reveals how the world of ghosts, ghasts, witches, and boggarts was exposed to him and he later became the Spook, even though his first intention had been to join the priesthood.

     

    rosie dunne

     

    Love, Rosie

    Movie release: February 6, 2015
    Director: Christian Ditter
    Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
    Based on: Where Rainbows End / Rosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern

    Summary: Follows the romantic relationship between Rosie and Alex, best friends since childhood whose feelings gradually evolve into something more, but separation, an unexpected pregnancy, and other romances turn their lives upside down.

     

    Fifty Shades of Grey

     

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Movie release: February 13, 2015
    Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
    Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
    Based on: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

    Summary: When Anastasia Steele, a young literature student, interviews wealthy young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, their initial meeting introduces Anastasia to an exciting new world that will change them both forever.

     

    The Duff

     

    The DUFF

    Movie release: February 20, 2015
    Director: Ari Sandel
    Starring: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Allison Janney
    Based on: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.

     

    Cinderella

     

    Cinderella

    Movie release: March 13, 2015
    Director: Kenneth Branagh
    Starring: Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter
    Based on: Cinderella by Charles Perrault

    Summary: Cindrella is abused and exploited by her stepmother and stepsisters after her father's remarriage, but she is able to attend a royal ball with the help of her fairy godmother. The prince falls in love with her, and when she is forced to flee at midnight, the prince is able to locate her with the glass slipper she left behind.

     

    In the Heart of the Sea

     

    In the Heart of the Sea

    Movie release: March 13, 2015
    Director: Ron Howard
    Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
    Based on: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

    Summary: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

     

    Insurgent

     

    Insurgent

    Movie release: March 20, 2015
    Director: Robert Schwentke
    Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James
    Based on: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Summary: As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

     

    The True Meaning of Smekday

     

    Home

    Movie release: March 27, 2015
    Director: Tim Johnson
    Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez
    Based on: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    Summary: When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

     

    Serena

     

    Serena

    Movie release: March 27, 2015
    Director: Susanne Bier
    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
    Based on: Serena by Ron Rash

    Summary: Traveling to the mountains of 1929 North Carolina to forge a timber business with her new husband, Serena Pemberton champions her mastery of harsh natural and working conditions but turns murderous when she learns she cannot bear children.

     

    True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

     

    True Story

    Movie release: April 10, 2015
    Director: Rupert Goold
    Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill
    Based on: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

    Summary: The relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

     

    The Longest Ride

     

    The Longest Ride

    Movie release: April 10, 2015
    Director: George Tillman Jr.
    Starring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson
    Based on: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

    Summary: Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families.

     

     

    The Moon and the Sun

    Movie release: April 10, 2015
    Director: Sean McNamara
    Starring: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker
    Based on: The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre

     

    Child 44

     

    Child 44

    Movie release: April 17, 2015
    Director: Daniel Espinosa
    Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman
    Based on: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

    Summary: In Stalin's Soviet Union, it's a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer--much less a serial killer--is in the midst of the populace. Exiled from his home, a war hero must find and stop a criminal that the State won't admit even exists.

     

    Far From the Madding Crowd

     

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Movie release: May 1, 2015
    Director: Thomas Vinterberg
    Starring: Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts
    Based on: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    Summary: A headstrong young woman's life becomes entwined with three disparate men: a dashing soldier, a wealthy landowner, and a sheep farmer.

     

    Paper Towns

     

    Paper Towns

    Movie release: June 5, 2015
    Director: Jake Schreier
    Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne
    Based on: Paper Towns by John Green

    Summary: High school senior Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, his neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then disappears.

     

    Me Before You

     

    Me Before You

    Movie release: August 21, 2015
    Director: Thea Sharrock
    Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
    Based on: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

    Summary: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life--big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel--and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy--but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

     

    Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

     

    Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

    Movie release: September 18, 2015
    Director: Wes Ball
    Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario
    Based on: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

    Summary: After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.

     

    Black Mass

     

    Black Mass

    Movie release: September 18, 2015
    Director: Scott Cooper
    Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple
    Based on: Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

     

    The Walk

     

    The Walk

    Movie release: October 2, 2015
    Director: Robert Zemeckis
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon
    Based on: Man on Wire by Philippe Petit

    Summary:Philippe Petit's account of his walk across a high wire rigged between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York in the summer of 1974.

     

    Frankenstein

     

    Victor Frankenstein

    Movie release: October 2, 2015
    Director: Paul McGuigan
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, James McAvoy
    Based on: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    Summary: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

     

    The Jungle Book

     

    The Jungle Book

    Movie release: October 9, 2015
    Director: Jon Favreau
    Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray
    Based on: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    Summary: A children's classic, featuring Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves in the jungle, his companions, Baloo and Bagheera, and his enemy, Shere Khan.

     

    Mockingjay

     

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    Movie release: November 20, 2015
    Director: Francis Lawrence
    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
    Based on: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    Summary: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.

     

    The Martian

     

    The Martian

    Movie release: November 25, 2015
    Director: Ridley Scott
    Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig
    Based on: The Martian by Andy Weir

    Summary: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

     

    The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

     

    The Revenant

    Movie release: January 8, 2016
    Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
    Based on: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

     

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

     

    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Movie release: March 4, 2016
    Director: Tim Burton
    Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield
    Based on: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    Summary: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

     
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