July 3rd, 2016

News: July Book to Movie Adaptations

Read the Book Before You See the Movie!

Thank you IMDB.com for providing the movie plot summaries.

Date: July 1st
Adapted From: Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan series
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie
Plot Summary: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Date: July 1st
Adapted From: The BFG by Roald Dahl
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
Plot Summary: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Date: July 1st
Adapted From: Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré
Starring:  McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård
Plot Summary: A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

Date: July 22nd
Adapted From: Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella
Plot Summary: After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

Date: July 27th
Adapted From: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade
Plot Summary: A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Date: July 29th
Adapted From: Indignation by Philip Roth
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Blake Roth
Plot Summary: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Peeking into the archives...today in:
2015: The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation #3) by Lauren Willig
2014: News: World Book Night to Suspend Operations
2013: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
2012: News: Your eBook is Reading You (WSJ)
2011: Fashionista Piranha on hiatus for a while…
2010: Opinion: “Read” that classic novel by listening to it
2009: Contest #8 Winner
2008: I, robot by Howard S. Smith