Popcorn and a Book (31): Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You #2

It’s November which means the movie schlump is over and there is finally must-see movies in theatres again! Here are a few of the awesome book-to-big screen movies coming out this season:ender

Ender’s Game: Out today! Wahoo! I am so excited to see this movie based on the book by Orson Scott Card. A boy genius is recruited to be a soldier in space and help Earth against an alien invasion. If you’re thinking “meh… aliens…” don’t let that dissuade you! That was my thought exactly when I read the book in high school and I was blown away by it. Perfect for sci-fi lovers and gamers. Starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield.

The Book Thief: Based on the book by Markus Zusak, this war drama takes place in WWII Germany where a young girl named Liesel steals books and shares them with the Jewish refugee her family is hiding beneath their stairs. I feel like tissues are going to be a must with this movie. Starring Sophie Nélisse and Geoffrey Rush. In theatres November 8th.

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How I Live Now: Based on the book by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now follows an American teen named Daisy who is sent to the UK only to find herself fighting for survival in a military state. I’m really curious about this one… Starring Saorise Ronan. In theatres November 8th.

hobbit2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: YESSS! The Hunger Games sequel based on Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian series is finally here! Catching Fire sees Katniss dealing with the consequences of being a Games victor, a feat which has sparked rebellion throughout other districts. Given how awesome The Hunger Games was, I can’t wait to see the sequel on the big screen! Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. In theatres November 22nd.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Bilbo has just escaped from goblins and finds himself in Mirkwood forest (and closer to Smaug’s mountain) in this second installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. Even though I really wasn’t impressed by part 1, I’m still going to see it because… you know…Smaug! Please, please, please don’t let me down! Starring Ian McKellan and Martin Freeman. In theatres December 13th.

“Popcorn and a Book” is a monthly meme where I compare one book with its adapted film. If you would like to participate in this meme, please visit the “Popcorn and a Book” main page for details.

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