Archive for the ‘Movie Review’ category

Movie Poll

October 24, 2012

Never Let Me Go

October 18, 2010

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a book-to-movie preview around here.  Never Let Me Go is in theaters now, starring Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.  It’s based on the novel of the same name by Kasuo Ishiguro. Check out some of the comments about the book on YouTube.  Wow!

Did The Hurt Locker deserve the Best Picture Oscar?

March 8, 2010

You tell us. Get it at the Tunxis Library.

Invictus: Read It Before You See It!

November 10, 2009

2009 has been a full year for book to movie adaptations.  One of the latest is the movie Invictus based on the 2008 book  Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made A Nation.  It’s the inspiring story of Nelson Mandela’s gutsy attempt to unite his bitterly divided nation through sport.
Watch the trailer below and check availability of the book at the Tunxis Library.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

August 18, 2009

Another book to movie adaptation is in theaters this summer.  The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger stars Rachel McAdams as Claire  and Eric Bana as Henry, the couple both united and torn apart by the vagaries of Henry’s genetic propensity for appearing and disappearing throughout their lives together, past, present and future.
The trailer makes the movie look sumptuously romantic.  As always, read the book first!

In theaters now: Julie and Julia

August 12, 2009

Julie Powell’s gamble of blogging her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking has certainly paid off, with her memoir now the impetus for the new movie, Julie and Julia. And who wouldn’t want to be portrayed by the cute Amy Adams?

Get the book at the Tunxis Library!  Check availability now.

Watch the movie trailer.

State of Play

April 20, 2009


Have you seen the new political thriller State of Play starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren?  The movie is a film adaptation of the 6 part British television serial of the same name from 2003.   I’ve seen the TV version, and it was excellent.  I’ve not seen the new movie and I’m curious to hear from anyone who has seen both.