Books Into Movies: Books Into Movies
On Chesil Beach
In 1962 England, two young people from drastically different backgrounds - well-to-do Florence and working-class Edward - meet and begin an idyllic courtship. Though their love is true, the societal pressures and sexual mores of the time cause strain between the young couple, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Murder on the Orient Express
In 1930s Europe, legendary detective Hercule Poirot probes a murder that occurs aboard the luxury train known as the Orient Express. As the thirteen passengers grow paranoid that the killer will strike again, Poirot realizes there's more to the case than meets the eye.
In a small town in 1989 Maine, seven bullied kids known as the "Losers' Club" discover that a malevolent force is preying on the local children. When they realize that the town's adults can't protect them, they band together to destroy the monster, a killer clown called Pennywise
A Wrinkle In Time
After her astrophysicist father goes missing, 13-year-old Meg meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. They transport her, her friend Calvin, and her brother Charles Wallace through the universe, where they must traverse strange new planets and unlock the power inside themselves to rescue her dad.
A ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his mother, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Meanwhile, those around him learn not to judge a book by its cover.
Big Little Lies
The drama series based on the novel of the same name written by Liane Moriarty starts off with a bang: Someone is murdered, but neither the victim nor the murderer are revealed. The story is told all in flashbacks, leading up to the trivia night when the murder occurred, and follows the lives of a few families in the town of Monterey. As the story progresses, secrets are revealed and a shocking murder might finally make sense.
Ready Player One
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger
Same Kind of Different As Me
A philandering husband volunteers at a homeless shelter in order to prove to his wife that he deserves a second chance. Later, she asks him to befriend a vagrant man whom she believes has a special destiny to fulfill.
In this adaptation of Jo Nesbø's best-selling crime novel, Norwegian police detective Harry Hole hunts a terrifying adversary known as "the Snowman Killer." Hole and a rookie cop named Katrine Bratt investigate cold cases in the hope of nabbing the killer, but they soon resort to more desperate measures to catch their prey