Holiday Books-to-Movies Releases
The Wolf of Wall Street
This "morality tale for our time" is adopted from Jordan Belfort's gritty memoir that "dishes up the dirty details of his company and his life - from his days as a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption, and the federal govt. (Directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey)
The Book Thief
Based on the 2006 runaway bestseller, and Printz-Honor Award winner, by Australian author Markus Zusak, it is the unforgettable story of the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
The Hunger Games : Catching Fire
"A class-divided postapocalyptic world, teenage gladiators suffering from post-traumatic stress, and a fiery love triangle collide" in the film adaptation based on Suzanne Collins second book in the wildly successful series.
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Parkland is based on author Vincent Bugliosi's book which recounts the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas's Parkland Hospital on November 22, 1963, following a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions that changed their lives and the world.
Based on Emile Zola's famous novel, Therese Raquin (English translation on order) tells the story of Therese and her lover Laurent who plot to murder Camille, Therese's sickly husband. Set in 1860's Paris, this classic tale of passion, betrayal and tragedy is a tantalizing erotic thriller.