Read the book first or see the movie first?

books into movies

Some interesting books are coming to a theater near you soon.  Are you the type who wants to read the book first to see if the movie would be worth going to, or do you look at who’s starring in the movie and see it first and then read the book later?  Which one of the following movies do you think you’ll go see?

slight trick to the mind

Book

mr. holmesMr. Holmes (PG) – based on the book A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Gullin.  Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney.  Release date July 17, 2015.  “In 1947, ninety-three-year-old Sherlock Holmes lives out his retirement in a remote Sussex farmhouse with a housekeeper and her young son, Roger, who stumbles upon information about Holmes’s secret past and long-ago infatuation with Mrs. Keller, while the one-time master detective tends his apiary, writes in journals, and copes with the fading powers of his mind.”

 

 

dark places book

Book

dark places movieDark Places (R) – based on the book by Gillian Flynn.  Starring Charlize Theron.  Release date August 7., 2015 ” After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.”

 

 

paper towns book

Book

paper towns moviePaper Towns (PG-13) – based on the book by John Green.  Starring Cara Delevigne and Nat Wolff.   Release date July 25, 2015.  “One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.”

 

 

black mass book

Book

black mass movieBlack Mass(R)  –  based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.  Starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch.  Release date September 18, 2015. ” A profile of FBI agent John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger, the godfather of Boston’s Irish Mob, describes how these two childhood friends, who grew up together on the tough streets of South Boston, conspired to bring down Boston’s Italian mafia in a scheme that spiraled out of control, leading to drug dealing, racketeering, and murder.”

 

 

 

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