July's Books to Film (and a nice way to get out of the heat)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is based on the novel by Lisa See.
China. Parallel stories, generations apart. Two young girls bound together by circumstances, history, and a secret language written on the folds of a white silk fan.

Sarah's Key is based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Paris, July 1942: 10 yr.old Sarah locks her younger brother in a secret hiding place to save him from the Nazi round-up. Sixty-seven years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own romantic future.

The film Cowboys & Aliens is adapted from Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's work of the same title.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution, a town that lives in fear. But this stranger the town rejects might just be the only hope from the marauders from the sky.

Based on the real-life experience of Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia as detailed in his book I was Saddam's Son, The Devil's Double recounts how he was ordered to become the body double to Saddam's son- the notorious "Black Prince" Uday Hussein, a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality.

Good Neighbors is based on Chere Voisine by Chrystine Brouillet.
Neighbors Spencer and Louise have bonded over their fascination with a recent string of murders. When Victor moves in, they hit it off. But as they soon discover, each of them has their own dark secret. What they once thought of as a safe haven is as dangerous as any outside terrors they could imagine.

The First Avenger: Captain America is based on the Marvel Comics series by Ed Brubaker.
Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America, joining forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.


looks good

I read Snow Flower and Secret Fan and Sarah's Key. I loved both of those books and can't wait to see them in film.

looks good

I'll have to hurry up and read Sarah's Key and Snow Flower - both are on my list to read and I like to read the book before I see the movie (but not right before, because that ruins the movie!).

I guess it's finally time for me to buckle down and read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan!


Is this for kids,the event?




these look good!

I'm definitely going to see Cowboys & Aliens. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford? Yes, please!

Hey marshd:

So I gathered that you like them? Nice reviews too.

These look pretty good.

thanks for the suggestions!


Chinese culture makes people think differently



The ONE movie I really want to see this summer is Cowboy's and Aliens!

Another vote from someone really looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens. Looks like it will be lots of fun.


looks good

Sarah's key sounds particularly interesting.