Orphan and mechanic Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), the daughter who resides in the home Peter believed to be empty. Thus begins the love affair between a middle-aged Irishman and a fatally ill young woman in a magical New York City. If you’re looking for a novel laced with fantasy and romance, this is a good place to start. Hopefully Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay do the characters justice! In theatres this Friday.
Jessica Brown Findlay played Lady Sybil in Downtown Abbey and was fantastic. I’m excited for both the book and this movie.
Judd Foxman’s (Jason Bateman) father just died, and on top of that, his wife Jen had an affair with his boss, which recently became painfully public. Judd is forced to sit Shiva and spend seven days and nights with the dysfunctional Foxman clan, facing confrontation and dealing with old grudges. The book is hilarious and the movie features Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. Enough said. Coming Sept. 12, 2014.
I’m a big fan of Jason Bateman, he was hilarious on Arrested Development. And who’s better than Tina Fey! Gotta see this movie and read the book.
Twenty something Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) lost her mother and her marriage all in a short amount of time. Four years later, with nothing to lose, Strayed took an 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in order to deal with her catastrophic past. This honest memoir is filled with suspense and humor, a journey worth the read. Reese Witherspoon takes on the role of Strayed and she’ll probably be her usual charming self. Coming out in 2014.
This sounds like a really interesting book and probably in the end, motivational.
It’s Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne’s (Rosamund Pike) fifth wedding anniversary when Amy mysteriously disappears. Nick is oddly evasive and evidence is slowly going against him, but did he really kill his wife? Gillian Flynn’s novel is packed with suspense, twists, and plenty of emotions. Readers are pretty split on their feelings about the end, but the entire book is definitely thrilling and the movie will probably be just as captivating. Set to be released Oct. 3, 2014.
Creepy, creepy, creepy. That’s all I have to say about this. I wonder if he did it. Must read.
Fun Fact for today … Your tongue has 9,000 taste buds.
Word of the day … deracinate (dee-RASS-uh-nayt)
2: to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from