Based on the novel by Markus Zusak, ‘The Book Thief’ follows the story of a little girl named Liesel as narrated by ‘Death’. After being given up for adoption, Liesel learns to fit in with her new family while learning to read and follow the doctrine of Hitler in WWII Nazi Germany. Through her books, her new papa, and a Jewish man named Max who her family hides from prosecution, Liesel finds her courage and her voice.
If you haven’t read ‘The Book Thief,’ do it. Now! The movie is well done and depicts the story, but the book is amazing. The cast was well chosen, and Geoffrey Rush is incredibly loveable as papa. I love that the screen writers kept ‘Death’ as the narrator, but I’m sad his part was so small. In the book he was more of a main character.
‘The Book Thief’ is an incredibly moving and heart felt story. Bring the tissues and make sure you check it out!
After what seemed like forever the second installment of The Hunger Games is FINALLY here!
Catching Fire picks up where The Hunger Games left off. Peeta and Katniss begin their Victor’s Tour and see the effect of the hope Katniss has inspired in Panam. The Victor’s Tour precedes the 75th annual Hunger Games, and in an effort to stop the revolution President Snow uses the Quarter Quell to put the Victors back into the games.
Catching Fire is excellent! I loved the first movie, and the second is even better. If you’re a fan of the books, you’ll appreciate how well the book was translated into film. If you’ve never read the books, you’ll still love the movie. You don’t need to read the books to follow along and get the full power of the story, however if you have the chance they are worth the read.
Several folks from the station saw this movie (so more reviews may be coming) but it was honestly a great film! Boston even stayed awake throughout the entire movie which is rare! Jennifer Lawrence is hands down amazing and looks more beautiful than ever. I was one of the few who did not read the books...all of my girlfriends read them...SO... the ending was disappointing because it left me wanting more. I don't want to wait another year for more but that's me being impatient. If you've read the books, you're expecting it. Other than the ending and wanting more, it's definitely worth seeing! I spoke to people leaving the theater and everyone said "AMAZING"
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