Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Latest Books to Film

Turn the Pages, See the Film
Not a surprise to see that spring season's big screen films owe much to the books and stories that came before.  Here's a quick list :

The Lucky One (PG13) : based on Nicholas Sparks' tear-jerker novel of the same name.

Think Like a Man (PG13): the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man : What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment.

The Raven (R) :  A serial killer who bases his methods of killing on Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, beginning with The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Pit and the Pendulum and working his way through other stories.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel : The script is based on a novel by Deborah Moggach, previously published in the UK as These Foolish Things.

What to Expect When You're Expecting (PG13) : Adapted from Arlene Eisenberg's ever popular bestseller, written with her daughters Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff  and Sandee Eisenberg Hathaway.

The Avengers (PG13) : This tribute to the Marvel Comics series by Stan Lee features a team including iconic super heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.

Mirror, Mirror (PG) : Based on the classic fairy tale, Snow White, by the Brothers Grimm.  Previous book and film version versions abound.