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Brie Larson has been cast in the role of a woman only known as Ma in the book. Kidnapped as a teenager, she lives in a tiny room with her 5-year-old son, Jack and the story is told through his eyes. Also cast are William H. Macy, presumably as Ma’s captor, Old Nick and Joan Allen. The script is written by Donoghue. and is expected to be released in 2015.
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Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. 10 hrs 45 mins
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Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership. Stars, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman. April 2015
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2015 books to read before they become movies
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith | 21 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen In 2015- watch
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New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature. Shailene Woodley, March 2015.
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Summer reading: For legions of The Hunger Games fans salivating for their next dystopian survival rations, the Divergent series offers toothsome fare. Insurgent, the sequel to the first book, plunges readers deeper into Tris Prior’s brutal world, where the only certainty has been her love for Tobias, a fellow Dauntless Faction member. Wasn't my favorite book, but it was still pretty awesome. The first book was better
Cant wait to start divergent...and this is the follow up Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Amazon.com: Insurgent (Divergent Series, Book 2) (Divergent Trilogy) eBook: Veronica Roth - finished October 2014
Insurgent (Divergent Series #2) This series is possibly better than the hunger games :)
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The riveting true story—soon to be the subject of a high-profile film—of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty. Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo. November, 2014.
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Foxcatcher (2014). True story of multi-millionaire John du Pont in the late 80's and early 90's, sponsoring and hosting wrestlers on his property to train for events at his state of the art facility. Somber, low-key, yet compelling, and very well acted by all the principals. From the same director who made Moneyball. Worth seeing, but will leave you stunned. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo star.
Movie Review: Foxcatcher (2014) – An excellent psychological exploration of Du Pont. - Click movie poster to read the full Review!
Based on a true story: Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz ( #ChanningTatum ) joins millionaire coach John du Pont ( #SteveCarell ) at his estate to train for the 1988 Olympics. But as their relationship deepens and du Pont’s favoritism shifts towards Mark’s brother Dave ( #MarkRuffalo ), the trio is hurdled toward a tragedy no one saw coming. #FOXCATCHER
Foxcatcher (2014) The story of John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz. Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave Director: Bennett Miller #Foxcatcher #Bluray
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . . Stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman. January 2015
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He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ...
Amazon.com: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History eBook: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFel...
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A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem. the three-part series, which is adapted from a recent Jane Austen-inspired novel by P.D. James, will air in November 2014 on PBS. Cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Rhys from The Americans.
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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James...another one I'm reading right now. A murder mystery using Jane Austen's beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice.
A fantastic book worth reading again.
well written and stayed true to the pride and prejudice characters. well worth reading.
Death Comes to Pemberley -P.D. James "Pride and Prejudice" meets "Clue" book club selection Feb 2014
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE SOON TO BE AN HBO MINISERIES In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.
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Great book! Must read. Makes you think about every interaction you've had - and the impact. #OliveKitteridge #ElizabethStrout
Per Pinner: really worth reading
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Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout - F Strout. Pulitzer Prize 2009. At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer. A fascinating and exquisitely-written novel in short stories about the inhabitants of a small town in Maine, tied together by the title character. The portraits are so intimate, you feel like you're watching their lives unfold with your nose pressed to the living room window.
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Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth. September, 2014
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Before I go to sleep The sensational New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I am still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . . " Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love--all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
Stephen Spielberg is set to direct a live-action movie based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 picture book, The BFG, (Macmillan/FSG YR), about a girl named Sophie who is captured by a big friendly giant (presciently, Dahl came up with the shorthand title years before social media). Filming is expected to begin in early 2015, with release planned in 2016. Audio only at www.ebtpl.org
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Children's Books instead of cards
One of my favorite childhood books.
'Goosebumps' movie filming now, starring Jack Black
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On fire since the success of HBO‘s True Detective this year, director Cary Fukunaga has lined up his next project.Fukunaga will adapt and helm a big-screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony. It's the Pulitzer-winning 2012 biography written by Tom Reiss that chronicles the life and adventures of French Revolution-era General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.
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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. Just finished this excellent book. Wonderful true story about General Alex Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas.
Production has begun on the long-gestating Nick Nolte/Robert Redford adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir, which recounts his misadventures as he attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail, despite “years of waddlesome sloth” with his old pal Katz, a man even more ill-prepared for the effort than he is.
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"A Walk in the Woods " adventure on the Appalachian Trail - one of my all time Favorite books
A Walk in the Woods. A book worth reading.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson http://www.amazon.com/A-Walk-in-the-Woods-Rediscovering-America-on-the-Appalachian-Trail-Official-Guides-to-the-Appalachian-Trail/dp/B000S1LSAM%3FSubscriptionId%3D%26tag%3Dhpb4-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D390957%26creativeASIN%3DB000S1LSAM&rpid=og1391895981/A_Walk_in_the_Woods_Rediscovering_America_on_the_Appalachian_Trail_Official_Guides_to_the_Appalachian_Trail Still a great read and I highly recommend this book to anyone, you don't have to be a hiker or outdoors person to enjoy this great book. - This book was very funny in parts as well as being very informative with regard to the history and other interesting information of parts of the walk. - This is one of the funniest, laugh out loud books I have ever read.
Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Title: Live By Night Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck Based on: Novel by Dennis Lehane
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Worth reading but I enjoyed all his previous books more than this one.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane: What it's about: Set in the Prohibition era of the '20s, the novel tells the story of a Boston thief who find success as a rum runner. Who's starring: Ben Affleck is writing, directing, and starring in the film, marking his second time adapting one of the author's books — his directorial debut came with the adaptation of Lehane's Gone Baby Gone.
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Live by Night: A Novel by Dennis Lehane - A riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Title: Inferno Director: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks Based on: Novel by Dan Brown
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Can't wait for the new book! Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXIZ4TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6JCurb0HRVM6H
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante's Inferno.Against this backdrop, Langdon bat…
Inferno, not as good as A, but worth reading!
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle. Book Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/books/inferno-by-dan-brown.html?pagewanted=all
As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar.
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children - This is a fantasy book that begins with time-travel, morphs into World War II, and then reveals an alternate, magical realm. At the heart of the story is an abandoned orphanage, a home for very, very strange children and a modern boy who is dealing with the loss of his grandfather. ~Really good book
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Book worth reading
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - can't say this book is worth reading as I haven't read it yet. But I love, love, love the cover.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - on the must read list
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Excellent young adult book! The pictures are what first attracted me but the story woven around them was good as well.
Movie Title: The Longest Ride Based on: Novel by Nicholas Sparks Release date: April, 3, 2015
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So worth reading! Loved this book!
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Raised in chaos, forced to perform in their parents' "strange and memorable art," Annie and Buster have grown into confused and damaged adults whose lives come crashing down. With nowhere to go, sister and brother make their way home, where they discover that Caleb and Camille are planning their magnum opus-whether the kids agree to participate or not. With Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. (Sept.)
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The Family Fang: A Novel, Kevin Wilson. Pinner writes: "We all think our families are weird but meeting the Family Fang will put things in perspective. Camille & Caleb are performance artists who have been incorporating their long-suffering children Annie & Buster into their work. There’s little wonder that Annie & Buster are a bit screwed up in adulthood. The 2 younger Fangs are thrown together again when their parents go missing. Is this just another 1 of their stunts?"
The Family Fang - dysfunctional family drama at its mediocre level
Book review from HPL's blog
'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson...Family disguised as an art piece or is it an art piece disguised as a family? Dysfunction abounds.
Jen's Book Club Pick! The Family Fang: A Novel by Kevin Wilson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NNUY9C/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ogBNtb017Y1MY
First book in erotic trilogy by E.L. James. A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey. December, 2014.
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Fifty Shades Trilogy---best series I've read in a long time!!! Hope she continues where she left off in the epilogue of 50 shades Freed!!
Fifty Shades Trilogy...greatest book series ever!
Next on my reading list ....
Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James - When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. #Kobo #eBook
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) The next book we are reading in book club
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay. Release date: January, 2015.
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Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and has created a monster being by using this terrible power. The new movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, will focus on Igor, Frankenstein's young, hunchbacked assistant.
The BEST all time Science Fiction book I've ever read. It caught me by complete surprise.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – find out the whole story. #ThriftBooksSchoolClassics.
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Soon to be a vampire horror FX Channel series. A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll) and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors.
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The Strain Trilogy ("the strain" "the fall" "the night eternal") absolutely amazing trilogy!!
Joseph Hillstrom King (aka Joe Hill) is Stephen King's son and his 2010 supernatural thriller "Horns" has been adapted for the screen with Daniel Radcliffe starring in the lead role. Ignatius wakes with a thunderous hangover... and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. ..
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Horns by Joe Hill. I really liked this book but it can be a bit shocking at some points. Pick up this novel written by Stephen King's oldest son before the movie comes out, and you can only picture Daniel Radcliffe as the newly horned, deeply troubled protagonist Ig. It's proof that the scariest creatures in fiction are not ghosts or vampires, they are characters so twisted by grief and rage they've become unrecognizable.
A young man's life is ruined by the murder of his girlfriend & the belief of everyone in his small town that he did it. After a night of drinking, he wakes up with horns growing from his temples. I had no idea that 1) this was a 'horror' novel, & 2) Hill is Stephen King's son. I read it based on a 'read this before the movie comes out' list. I enjoyed it. I did not consider it a horror novel - though the 'bad guy' is pretty horrifying. It derailed a few times, but overall, I am glad I read it.
great book. Stephen King's son. Worth reading
Heaven is for Real is based on the #1 New York Times best-seller and tells the true story of a small-town father (played by Greg Kinnear) whose son claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience
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one of my all-time favorite books. Don't believe me? Read it.
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Great Book!!!
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004A90BXS/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_SG3Stb0KH16KJ
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo **** When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed--a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back. This is an amazing true story!
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At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone.
Cheryl Strayed took an 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in order to deal with her catastrophic past. This honest memoir is filled with suspense and humor, a journey worth the read. Reese Witherspoon takes on the role of Strayed and she’ll probably be her usual charming self.
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. "A great book worth taking the time to read"
Just finished reading 'Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail' by Cheryl Strayed. Never been much of a memoir fan but this book was excellent. Well worth reading if you are looking for a good summer read
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In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... This story is about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia makes.
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BOOKS WORTH READING: Gayle Forman’s "If I Stay" is already out in theaters, but this compelling novel says more than the trailer and movie. As any seventeen year old, Mia Hall’s life is full of choices she must promptly make. She battles between three of her most valuable loves: her family, her music, and her boyfriend, Adam...READ MORE AT WORDSNQUOTES.COM.
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If I Stay by Gayle Forman is available now through OverDrive! #svpl #overdrive #ebook #ifistay #gayleforman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Such a good book.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Beautiful and sad. This is definitely on my "To Read List."
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Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas." She survived--and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club--a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes--locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben.
Starring: Charlize Theron (Libby Davis), Nicholas Hoult (Lyle), Christina Hendricks (Libby’s murdered mother, Patty), Corey Stoll, Chole Moetz (Diondra, Ben’s love interest). .