'Tis the season — for movies. The holidays are a time for heavy-hitting blockbusters and films of all stripes.
As avid readers, we're almost always partial toward books over movies. After all, we know they get to the heart of things much better than movies do. But if your trip to the matinee involves revisiting your favorite novel through the big screen (even if it is to shake your head disapprovingly at everything the movie got wrong), we run down a list of potential nominees, some already released and the rest to show soon. So visit the concession stand, pick up that bucket of popcorn and you're good to go.
It takes a lot to get me into a movie theater. The expense combined with the smell and relentless chomping of popcorn are big turnoffs, but maybe two or three times a year I'll make a trip to the big screen. This Fall there are eight films that I'm keeping an eye on - a couple that I'll definitely leave the house for, the remainder I'll wait for on Netflix, or maybe spring for on pay-per-view - or, better still, put myself on the waitlist at our local library which carries a veritable cornucopia of film delights.
If you don't share my tastes or you just love, love, love the movies and like to know about everything new - keep reading to the end for an additional 9 movies based on books which hold less appeal for me but maybe just up your alley!
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If you enjoy seeing your favorite books interpreted in film, or just enjoy a good movie, there are a number to look forward to between July and September 2014 including films based on Jane Mendelsohn's Innocence, Lois Lowry's The Giver, Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Alan Snow's Ratbridge Chronicles series.
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If you're wondering what movies based on books will release between April - June 2014, you're in the right place! Check them out below including Every Secret Thing based on the book by Laura Lippman, How to Train Your Dragon 2, based on the book by Cressida Cowell, and the much anticipated film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
See more books into movies in our previous posts.
If you're wondering what films based on books will release between January and March 2014, BookBrowse has the answer! Check them out here in release date order (based on USA opening dates).
If you're wondering what films based on books will release in Fall 2013 (August - December), BookBrowse has the answer! Below you will find films opening in the USA, UK and elsewhere. There are films for youth, films for adults, films based on classics and films based on recent bestsellers.
As the weather turns cooler, the days grow shorter, and fall gives way to winter, keep an eye out for these new films! And tell us which you'd like to see by taking our quick poll (click to this page then scroll to the bottom of the page to see the poll).
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