Catch new movies in original form—January 6, 2012
Happy New year! Now that it is 2012 there are going to be a bunch of movies coming out that are based on books. So before they hit theatres stop on by to Hastings Public Library and check out the book.
One of the most anticipated comedies this January is One For the Money staring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum. This movie is based off the first book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The first book follows Stephanie as she gets a job at a bail bonds office as an apprehension agent. Her first case involves tracking down a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one, a man who also happens to be her former lover.
Another highly movie adaptation is The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta respectively. This movie is based off the first book in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games is about a futuristic North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another in a fight to the death, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Several other movies based on books coming out in 2012 include an adaptation of Dr.Seuss’ The Lorax. This picture book is about a little creature called the Lorax who speaks up for the environment when a Once-ler comes into the neighborhood and starts doing business in a definitely un-eco-friendly fashion.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith will hit theatres this summer. The book is an alternate take on history where Abraham Lincoln discovers that his mother's death was caused by a vampire. He embarks on a mission of revenge that takes him all the way to the White House.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower based on the book by Stephen Chbosky is a story about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent. He deals with the usual teen problems, but also with the suicide of his best friend. The film will star Logan Lerman as Charlie and also stars Emma Watson from the Harry Potter films.
Check out all of these books at Hastings Public Library before you see the movie, because you never know what great scenes may be cut out of the films.