Read The Book Before You See…

… these movies in January:

The Help, directed by  Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer.  Based on The Help by Kathrynn Stockett.  Originally scheduled to be in our theaters in January, but pushed forward to the end of December.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minnie are three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer among others. Based on the first installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy which does share the same title, this is an American version done by Columbia Pictures.

Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist involved in a publishing scandal that lands him in prison for 3 months. He is then hired by a millionaire to investigate the murder of his granddaughter 40 years before, and meet Lisbeth Salande, a cyber investigator who has socializing problems.  They get involved while investigating the millionaire’s family on their private island.

Beyond, directed by Pernilla August and starring Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Tehilla Blad, Out Mäenpää and Ville Virtanen. Based on the Swedish novel Svinalängorna (The Swine Rows), written by Susanna Alakoski, it unfortunately has no translation into English at present.

Set in the 70’s in Sweden, it centers around the experiences of a young woman growing up in an ambience of both alcoholism and abuse.

My Week With Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges, it stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Emma Watson, among others.

Based on the week Marilyn spent in Britain in the company of Colin Clark, a young film maker, her escort at the time, who later published his memoires in two books. Afterwards both were published together as one, in a book of the same title.  Keep an eye on this blog for a movie promotion very soon!