Friday Morning Bookclub

March 10, 2010

Alice In Wonderland, The Movie

Filed under: Movies — susanbright @ 12:13 am

I just got back from seeing Alice in Wonderland in 3D and I can’t stop smiling. What a fun, entertaining movie. In this version of Alice in Wonderland, Alice is 19 years old, and once again chasing after a white rabbit. This time when she falls into the deep dark hole, she ends up in Underland, a place where animals talk, and anything is possible. Here she meets Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Mad Hatter, played by Johnny Depp  the Cheshire cat who appears and disappears and a hookah smoking catepillar. I especially like the “animal furniture”. Wouldn’t you like to have a pig ottoman at your beck and call, or monkeys holding up your table as opposed to legs? This movie was sheer fun and not to be missed, so put on those fancy 3D glasses, grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy!

December 15, 2009

The Lovely Bones Is Now A Movie

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Movies,The Lovely Bones — susanbright @ 7:11 pm

The movie The Lovely Bones opens nationwide January 15th. The movie is based on the best selling novel written by Alice Sebold. The Lovely  Bones is the story of Susie, a 14 year old girl, who is raped and murdered by a serial killer. The book is narrated by Susie, who watches from heaven as  her family and friends  deal with her disappearance  and the police investigate the crime.

Check out the trailer!

November 16, 2009

Julia Roberts To Play Joan Root

Filed under: Movies,Wildflower — susanbright @ 9:44 pm

This Month’s book is Wildflower, the story of Joan Root. Julia Roberts will play Joan Root, the environmentalist who was murdered in Kenya in the 2010 movie, A Flowering Evil.  The movie, also produced by Roberts was inspired by an article about the life of Root which appeared in Vanity Fair August 2006.

 For more information about the movie check out this article.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3953701.ece

To read the Vanity Fair article titled A Flowering Evil by Mark Seal ( the author of  Wildflower) go to:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/08/joanroot200608

November 3, 2009

Coming Soon: Eat Pray Love, The Movie

Filed under: Memoirs,Movies — susanbright @ 10:11 pm

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a single movie starring Julia Roberts that I did not like! If Julia Roberts is in it, it is sure to be a hit! Eat Pray  Love is based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Julia Roberts plays Elizabeth Gilbert, the 30 something author who after a difficult divorce,  decides  to spend a year traveling in Italy, India and Indonesia in order to “find herself”.

For more about the movie, check out: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/06/08/eat-pray-love/

For more about the book, check out: http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/eatpraylovejacket.htm

October 14, 2009

Grey Gardens

Filed under: Homer & Langley,Movies — susanbright @ 9:05 pm

During our discussion of Homer & Langely, several people  were reminded of the movie Grey Gardens, the story of Little Edie and Big Edie Bouvier Beale, relatives of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. This 2009 movie, stars Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore and is available on HBO.  Grey Gardens Won 6 Primetime Emmys. For more info check this out. http://www.hbo.com/films/greygardens/jessica_252x190

August 17, 2009

Julie and Julia

Filed under: Movies — susanbright @ 10:11 am

JulieI went to the movies with  my husband and son last night to see District 9. It was not until we walked up to the ticket counter that my son told me that he couldn’t believe that I was going to see this movie and that I was going to absolutely hate it! So, I bought a ticket to see Julie and Julia, and sat all by myself. I smiled and laughed the entire movie! In fact I may take my mother and go see it again! The only negative thing I can say is that I was not ready for it to be over! Now I want to read the book!

August 14, 2009

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Filed under: Movies,The Time Travelers Wife — Esther @ 10:50 pm

Check out this clip regarding the Time Traveler’s Wife

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/14/the.scene.time.traveler/index.html

July 24, 2009

Coming Soon: The Time Traveler’s Wife!

Filed under: Movies — susanbright @ 6:12 pm
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The Time Traveler's Wife

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