Friday, February 13, 2009

Major Motion Pictures this Month...Based on Books!

As winter (hopefully) starts winding down, this is an ideal time to escape to the movies. There are three potential blockbusters due out this month which are based on well-known books:

"Coraline," based on the book by Neil Gaiman, is a stop-action film from the director of "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Henry Selick. Coraline is a young girl who discovers an alternative world through a secret door in her new home. This world mirrors her real world, only everything seems better...or is it? Will Coraline be able to return to her real life or will she be forever trapped in an alternate reality that has turned from wonderful to dangerous?

"He's Just Not That Into You," with a star-studded cast including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. While the book was more of a guide, the movie applies the lessons in the book to real life (as least as real as can be seen on the big screen.) The movie centers on a group of 20 and 30 year olds living in Baltimore and navigating the murky waters of the dating pool.

Chick Lit comes to the big screen! "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella features Isla Fisher taking on the role of Rebecca, a fun-loving young lady with a serious penchant for shopping. Will her past catch up with her as she tries to land her dream job working for her favorite magazine? Also stars the adorable Hugh Dancy, Joan Cusack and John Goodman.

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