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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. January 2015 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Happy New Year! 

Coming this January :

Two men holding guns and one woman stand in a winter landscape. Movie poster. A coming of age story set in rural North Carolina, The World Made Straight by Ron Rash focuses on seventeen year old Travis Shelton and his journey into the darker side of Appalachia. After a traumatic encounter with a rural marijuana farmer, Travis leaves home to live with a discredited teacher in a trailer outside of town. Travis' attempts to forge a better life for himself reveal connections between the violent history of Appalachia's past and the drug fueled misery of its present.

Watch the trailer here

Release Date - January 9, 2015


The image of a soldier in profile standing in front of an American flag. Movie poster.

American Sniper by Chris Kyle is the autobiography of the record holding sniper in U.S. Military history. During Kyle's years as a marksman with the Navy SEALS he logged a confirmed 150 kills, though his true number is rumored to be much higher. With deadly accurate aim, he protected his fellow soldiers and fought for his country. In this book, Kyle takes the reader into the world of Special Ops and his ten year career in the U.S. Military.

Watch the official trailer here


Release Date - January 16, 2015


An image of a bear with a hat and suitcase walking out of a train station. Movie poster.

A children's classic come to life, Paddington Bear by Michael Bond tells the story of Paddington the Bear and his adventures through London.

Learn more about Paddington's history and the film here





Release Date - January 16, 2014


It begins slowly, with fogginess and forgetfullness. But as language and memory begin to slip away, Alice Howland must face the terryfing reality of early onset Alzheimer's. How does a reknowned linguistics professor comprehend life with an increasingly shrinking vocabulary? Or this unexpected, and unwanted, dependence on others at all too early an age? The debut novel from neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Still Alice is a powerful look at one woman's struggle to hold on to herself as everything she knows begins to dissolve.

Check out the official Facebook page, Twitter account and trailer here

Release Date - January 16, 2014


A man with an ascot and a handlebar moustache stares at the camera. Movie poster. Meet Charlie Mortdecai; artistocrat, art dealer and general degenerate about town. Bonfiglioni's darkly comedic mystery series finds Charlie in the midst of priceless art theft, farcical manhunts and a disastrous plot to kill the Queen. A longtime cult favorite, the series begins with Don't Point that Thing at Me.


Watch the trailer and check out the official tumblr here






Release Date - January 23, 2015


Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen