So…I made it to the movies this weekend! Inspired by what I saw, I realized it had been some time since I posted about book adaptations for the big screen.
While not the best movie of all time, I was thoroughly entertained this weekend by Their Finest, a good-natured film that blends humor, drama, and romance into its narrative of a Welsh woman finding her path as a propagandist screenwriter in wartime London. The attention to period detail was lovely (yet not suffocating, as some historical pieces can be), the lead actors were engaging, and Bill Nighy (who I most recently enjoyed in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) was spot-on as an aging actor coming to terms with his diminishing opportunities.
Not sure if this English flick is your cup of tea? Check out what else is on offer this spring…
– Contributed by Diana T.
- Read The Circle, by Dave Eggers (near-future dystopian); watch the movie (PG-13, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson) – IMDB trailer/reviews
- Read Their Finest by Lissa Evans (WWII fiction); watch the movie (R, starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin) – IMDB trailer/reviews
- Read Lost City of Z by David Grann (nonfiction adventure); watch the movie (PG-13, starring Charlie Hunnam, David Pattinson, and Sienna Miller)- IMDB trailer/reviews
- Read American Gods by Neil Gaiman (fantasy); watch the TV show on Starz (TV-MA, starring Rickey Whittle and Emily Browning)- IMDB trailer/reviews
- The Dinner by Hermann Koch (suspense); watch the movie (R-Richard Gere and Laura Linney) – IMDB trailer/reviews
- Read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA/teen fiction); watch the movie (PG-13, starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson) – IMDB trailer/reviews
- Read Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory; watch the movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13, starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law) – IMDB trailer/reviews