October 9, 2009

Movies to watch

How creepy, yet eerily bewitching, is this movie tie-in book cover of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones? I read and loved and sobbed over this book years ago, but methinks a re-read is in order, especially considering the film comes out very soon (read: December). The director is the super talented Peter Jackson and the cast is pretty stellar, too: Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (she is definitely one to watch; you might remember her from Atonement), and a disturbing Stanley Tucci. You can view the trailer here.

I'm also itching to see Coco Before Chanel and Bright Star. Having a bounty of interesting, well-made films to choose from is yet another reason why I adore this time of year!

6 comments:

Taryn said...

i can't wait! this is one of very few books that has brought me to tears. over and over and over again!

Lindsay said...

So excited! Okay so how about coffee on wednesday or thursday? I haven't been checking facebook so I just got your message. Sorry, I am a crazy mess lately. Miss you!

Lexie said...

i really loved this book until i hit the bizarre ending! i'm interested to see how much will be cut out of the film version!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I LOVED the book SO much! It really was heartbreaking, wasn't it? And I can't wait to see coco and bright star either. too many movies, not enough time! (also, very hard when i have a chick flick hating husband...)

Life with Kaishon said...

Lovely Bones was a wonderful book. I had no idea it was being made into a movie. No idea at all!

Joanna said...

Anne: I SO empathize. Getting my boyfriend to watch my films can be like pulling teeth sometimes!