Books: Read the Movie, Fall Guide to Movies Based on Books

brtm_fall2016Fall movies mean Oscar films on the big screens. Get a jump on the awards season by reading the books of some really great movies hitting theaters soon.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Jacob begins to discover different worlds and times and finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The dangers and mysteries grow as Jacob gets to know the residents and learn their special powers. Tim Burton directs, which should be right up his alley with all the quirky characters. Miss Peregrine’s stars Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson and Judi Dench. Look for this film September 30.



The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Recently divorced alcoholic Rachel Watson fantasizes about a seemingly perfect couple she sees as she rides the train past her old neighborhood, where her ex-husband and his new family still live. Then one morning Rachel wakes up with a bad hangover and no memory of what happened the night before when she went to see her ex and the woman from the perfect couple disappeared. Rachel is played by Emily Blunt, whose performance generating some awards buzz this fall. The Girl on the Train hits the big screen October 7.



Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his school’s rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Wanting to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan to break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild. Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life will be released on October 7.



Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn returns home from a tour of duty after a harrowing in Irap battle. Through flashbacks the film reveals what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions. Directed by Ang Lee, look for Billy Lynn to be a big player in the Oscar arena this year. In theaters November 11.



Jack Reacher: Never Go Back by Lee Child
Jack Reacher, played by Tom Cruise, must uncover the truth behind a government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starts October 21.


Enjoy the movies!

Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.


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