June's Books to Film

Green Lantern is based on the grahic novel series by DC Comics. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force call the Green Lantern Corps has been dependent upon as protectors of peace and intergalactic order. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power, the fate lies in the hands of Green Lantern's newest recruit, the first human ever selected to wear the ring that grants them superpower.

In Submarine, 15 year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair, Oliver forges suggestive love letters from his Mom to his Dad. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed, bossy, pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing --- especially the bits about her. I look forward to this delightful adaptation from Joe Dunthorne's humorous and imaginative novel (2008).

Based on the The X-Men comics created by Stan Lee, the current box-office smash X-Men, First Class is set up as a prequel. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men, closest of friends, working together to prevent nuclear Armageddon.

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Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins is also a recent movie that was a book.


Wait for the next post of June's Family Friendly Books to Film. You would be surprised how many there are coming out this summer.


These look pretty good, are they in the collection yet?


I think X-Men is the best one. Its really good


They all look like good movies


I grew up reading the X-Men comics as a kid, so I guess you could say that the film had a lot to live up to, as it concerns me. I was really impressed with Vaughn's direction, but felt like he had one too many subplots to juggle. However, the dichotomy between all of these opposing ideas (human/mutant, mutants/Shaw, young/old, X-Men/Brother, Americans/Soviets), was really executed well and handled superbly. The action sequences and dialogue were shot and written with the just the right amount of pacing, it really made your pulse jump. I didn't have many problems with the film overall, believing it on part with Dark Knight (certainly, it held its own at the box office), but Fassbender's Irish accent really was a problem at the end, and it distracted from the film.

4 out of 5 stars.


Don't let the box office or critics fool you. Green Lantern is an enjoyable movie. It's no Dark Knight, but then again, not all super heroes are gritty and dark. Take it for what it is and just have fun at the movies. That's what they are there for anyway.


Awesome! These sounds great.


They all are really good movies.


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I liked X-Men - First Class.


I'll have to see these movies