FILM OF THE BOOK
Collection of popular films that
have made it from the book, their
plots and other interesting
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Summer Movie Poll
Film:X-Men: Days of Future Past
22 May 2014 (UK)
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in
a desperate effort to change history and
prevent an event that results in doom
for both humans and mutants.
Nearly 36,000 total votes were cast in HitFix’s first annual
Summer Movies Poll, and film fans have spoken. If the
responses to our questions are any indication of popularity and
box office success, then “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “X-Men:
Days of Future Past” are about to have very a big summer. i
Film: Guardians of the Galaxy
1 August 2014 (UK)
In the far reaches of space, an
American pilot named Peter Quill finds
himself the object of a manhunt after
stealing an orb coveted by the
Film release date: 28th May 2014
A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an
infant princess only to realize the child
may be the only one who can restore
Book: Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent is a fictional character from Walt Disney Pictures'
1959 film Sleeping Beauty. She is the Mistress of All Evil who,
after not being invited to a royal christening, curses the infant
Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning
wheel and die" before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.
The character is Disney's
version of the wicked fairy
godmother from the
original French fairy tale.
Maleficent has been called
"one of the most sinister
Film: Edge of Tomorrow
Release date: 30th May 2014
A soldier fighting in a war with aliens
finds himself caught in a time loop of his
last day in the battle, though he
becomes better skilled along the way.
Book: All you need is kill
When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji
Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits
shoved into a suit of battle armour and
sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the
battlefield, only to find himself reborn
each morning to fight and die again and
again. On the 158th iteration though,
he sees something different, something
out of place: the female soldier known
as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key
to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?
Film: Fault in our stars
Release date: 19th June 2014
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who
share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the
conventional, and a love that sweeps
them on a journey. Their relationship
is all the more miraculous given that
Hazel's other constant companion is an
oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his
prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in
love at a cancer support group.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw,
The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's
most ambitious and heart-breaking work yet, brilliantly
exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive
and in love.
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep:
slowly, then all at once."
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical
miracle that has bought her a few years,
Hazel has never been anything but
terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon
diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist
named Augustus Waters suddenly appears
at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story
is about to be completely rewritten.
Film: The Giver
Release date: 15th August 2014
In a seemingly perfect community,
without war, pain, suffering, differences
or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn
from an elderly man about the true pain
and pleasure of the "real" world.
In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see
THE GIVER is the classic award-winning
novel that inspired the dystopian genre
and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff
Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in
the community wants for anything. Everything needed is
provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the
community has their profession carefully chosen for them by
the Committee of Elders.
Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought
there was anything wrong with his world.
But from the moment he is selected as the
Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that
their community is not as perfect as it
It is only with the help of the Giver, that
Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is
only through his personal courage that Jonas
finds the strength to do what is right…
The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and
adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the
forerunner of this genre.
Film: Before I go to sleep
Release date: 5th September 2014
A woman wakes up every day,
remembering nothing as a result of a
traumatic accident in her past. One
day, new terrifying truths emerge
that force her to question everyone
Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time
you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past,
even the people you love - all
And the one person you trust may
only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life!
Film: Hundred-foot Journey
Release date: 12th September 2014
A story centered on an Indian family who
moves to France and opens a restaurant
across the street from a Michelin-starred
The Hundred-foot Journey is the story of Hassan Haji, a boy
from Mumbai who embarks, along with his boisterous family,
on a picaresque journey first to London and then across
Europe, before they ultimately open a restaurant opposite a
famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote French village of
A culinary war ensues, pitting Hassan's
Mumbai-toughened father against the
imperious Michelin-starred cordon bleu, until
Madame Mallory realizes that Hassan is a
cook with natural talents far superior to her
Film: This is where I leave you
Release date: September 2014
A Jewish family that isn't used to
observing their faith's traditions is forced
to fulfill their father's final wish and sit
Shivah together for an entire week and
confront their problems.
Poor Judd Foxman returns home early to find his wife in bed
with his boss - in the act. He now faces the twin threats of both
divorce and unemployment.
His misery is compounded further with the sudden death of his
father. He is then asked to come and 'sit Shiva' for his newly
deceased parent with his angry, screwed-up and somewhat
estranged brothers and sisters in his childhood home. It is
there he must confront who he really is and - more importantly
- who he can become.
Funny, moving, powerful and poignant, THIS IS WHERE I
LEAVE YOU is the fabulous follow-up to HOW TO TALK TO A
WIDOWER and Jonathan Tropper at his best.
Film: Gone Girl
Release date: 3rd October 2014
With his wife's disappearance having
become the focus of an intense media
circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on
him when it's suspected that he may not
THE ADDICTIVE No.1 BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS
Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds
himself asking on the morning of his fifth
wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy
suddenly disappears. The police suspect
Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was
afraid of him, that she kept secrets from
him. He swears it isn't true. A police
examination of his computer shows
strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then
there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what
really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Film: Maze Runner
Release date: 10th October 2014
When the doors of the lift crank open, the
only thing Thomas remembers is his first
name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded
by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a
walled encampment at the centre of a
bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like
Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or
how they came to be there - or what's
happened to the world outside.
All they know is that every morning when the
walls slide back, they will risk everything -
even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal
horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find
Release date: 21st November 2014
At the center of Panem is The Capitol and
around it are 12 Districts, each devoted to
a different industry. District 13 was
destroyed in an uprising against the
President and his controllers and since then
each year the remaining Districts must
watch a teenager fight to the death in an
obscene reality television show called The
Hunger Games until just one survives.
the autocratic Capitol.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen
has survived the Hunger Games,
But now that she's made it out of
the arena alive, she's still not safe.
Katniss reluctantly becomes the
symbol of a mass rebellion against
Can Katniss save her family, can she save
The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants
Release date: 16th December 2014
A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an
Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by
Japanese forces during World War II.
This is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from
the author of ‘Seabiscuit’.
On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the
Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant
finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft.
So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the
Second World War.
The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini.
As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he
discovered a remarkable talent for running,
which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as
war loomed, he joined up and was soon
embroiled in the ferocious battle for the
Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands
of miles of open ocean on a failing raft,
dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy.
Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini’s fate, whether
triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of
Additional Films with Trailers
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Film: Heaven Is for Real
9 May 2014 (UK)
A small-town father must find
the courage and conviction to
share his son's extraordinary,
life-changing experience with
Film: The Two Faces of January
16 May 2014 (UK)
A thriller centered on a con artist,
his wife, and a stranger who try to
flee a foreign country after one of
them is caught up in the murder of
a police officer.
Film: Vampire Academy
4 July 2014 (UK)
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir,
half human-half vampire, a
guardian of the Moroi, peaceful,
mortal vampires living discreetly
within our world. Her calling is to
protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires,
Film: Sin City: A dame to kill for
29 August 2014 (UK)
The town's most hard-boiled citizens
Cross paths with some of its more
Film: Dark Places
A woman who survived
the brutal killing of her
family as a child is forced
to confront the events of
that day by a secret
society obsessed with
solving notorious crimes.
Bibliography and End Notes
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