Friday, June 19, 2009

Upcoming movies

I decided to write a quick note about two upcoming movies I’m very much looking forward to seeing.

First, there’s Julie & Julia. For those of you who haven’t heard, this movie is based on two books: My Life in France (Julia Child’s autobiography) and Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell. The latter is the book based on Julie Powell’s blog, in which she regaled readers with tales of her year when she cooked all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Since that’s more than one recipe a day, I would say that’s an accomplishment in and of itself, but try doing it on top of your full-time job! I was going to read the book, but I’m time-deprived, and now that I’ve seen the preview, with Meryl Streep playing Julia and Amy Adams playing Julie, the movie looks so good that I’ll go straight for it on August 7th, 2009.

Those who know me might think this is unlike me. After all, the book is always better than the movie. Which brings me to my next point: one of my favourite books, EVER (which is saying a damn lot, believe me), is The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. The movie based on this book is due for release on August 14th, 2009. But you know how, when a book you love is turned into a movie, all you can do is hope and pray that it wasn’t messed up in the process? Because the book was just so good? That’s where I am with this movie right now. Watching the preview, half of me was thrilled to see the story come to life (even though the characters are different than those I pictured), but half of me became apprehensive , because it’s like I can already see which parts of the story will be cut out and which ones will be made more important than in the book. That being said, I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ll be seeing that movie the weekend it opens.

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