Monday, July 3, 2017

Three Movies for Book Lovers to watch this month

In theaters now: The Beguiled  

Some of us ‘girls’ remember the first time around for the Southern gothic story of an injured Union soldier imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school. As he worms his way into each of the women’s hearts, they begin to turn on each other and eventually on him. In that iteration a sexy 41 year old Clint Eastwood starred as John McBurney with Geraldine Page as the house mother and a bevy of young and beautiful actresses all swoony over the wounded soldier. The remake, directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell is out now and not to be missed.  

Based on the book by Thomas Cullinan.






July 14: Lady Macbeth


Lady Macbeth stars Florence Pugh and newish face Cosmo Jarvis. The film is set in 19th century rural England where a young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. The trailer looks like pretty juicy stuff and the movie's twitter feed shares LA Daily's take that "'The Beguiled' and 'My Cousin Rachel,'... look like tea parties compared to 'Lady Macbeth '.

Based on Lady Macbeth of Mitsensk by Nikolai Leskov.


I'd say watching the trailer is a must! Shall we?




In theaters & on Amazon now: 
The Exception


A German soldier (Jai Courtney)  tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman(Lily James) during his investigation.


Based on The Kaiser’s Last Kiss which the NY Times calls a  “crisp, adroit, and subtle tale of great personal power”



Here's the trailer, again, sexy & exciting! 






Coming in August



August 4:  The Dark Tower

Based on the Stephen King novel, the first in his The Dark Tower series, gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. Deschain is played by I124dris Elba with Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. I adored Idris Elba in Luther, and McConaughey is alright, alright, alright so I'll give this one a gander. Sequels anyone?






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