Thank you, EW for always publishing movie calendars as a guide what is soon to hit theaters. And thank you Comcast OnDemand for your “trailers & reviews” tab so I can then proceed to watch trailers for said movies. As you can tell, I live for movies. Here’s the list of those soon to be released movies for the winter season that I’m most excited about with emphasis on all things independent.
Answers to Nothing: a collection of intertwining stories about lost souls throughout Los Angeles who search for meaning and redemption. Gotta say I’m intrigued to see Dane Cook in a dramatic role.
I’m sometimes inspired to read a book because I heard about a great upcoming film based on it or conversely, a great book that I just read inspires me to see the film. As it is always said, the book is always better. I have to definitely agree with that. Good rule of thumb for life: If you had to choose between the two, always choose the book. Many times a film can be a really horrible interpretation of the source material (NEVER watch the movie “The Time Travelers‘ Wife” but DO read the book) but sometimes the film can be spot on in terms of look, content, and depth. It doesn’t happen often in my opinion, but when it does, it’s great. I have compiled a list of my top five books to films from the last 10 years or so, great books that I have read and the worthy adapted films. In no way does this list represent the best of the books to films out there (This is directed to you, Harry Porter fans!), only my favorites of what I have read/watched :) I welcome your suggestions on what should be my next book/film combo!
So here goes…
#5 - Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
I remember picking up the book “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” (1999) shortly after I heard about the suicide of the critically acclaimed author David Foster Wallace. Shortly after Wallace’s death in 2009, John Krasinski released the film he wrote and directed, based on this book. “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” is a very involved and at times satirical collection of imagined (or as in the film, real) interviews with men on the subject of their relationships with women. All the subjects come from different backgrounds, different cultures, and different experiences but have one things in common - their hideous perversions and/or immoral attitudes.