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June Movie Watch-a-thon Choices

Okay, movie peeps, let’s vote on something we’d all like to watch in the theaters in June.  I’ll post my thoughts at the beginning of the month with some discussion questions. When you write your post I’ll figure out how to use Mr. Linky (seriously, someone may have to walk me through that) so we can share. I have a few ideas on how to keep the conversation going that I’ll address in that first post, but for now we need to vote on a movie.

I hope that you’ll vote for the movie that you are most likely to watch and write a post on, but I understand that life happens and I don’t want there to be (too much) pressure.  For this first month, let’s keep it bookish.  Next month I’ll have new and old movie options 🙂

Me Before You (based on bestselling book by Jojo Moyes)

Me Before You PosterYoung and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

Cast: Emilia Clarke,Sam Claflin,Janet McTeer,Charles Dance,Matthew Lewis,Stephen Peacocke,Jenna Coleman,Brendan Coyle

Genius

Genius PosterRenowned editor Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) develops a friendship with author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) while working on the writer’s manuscripts.

Cast: Colin Firth,Jude Law,Nicole Kidman,Laura Linney,Guy Pearce,Dominic West,Vanessa Kirby,

Septembers of Shiraz (based on a novel by Dalia Sofer)

Septembers of Shiraz PosterAfter creating a prosperous life in Iran, a Jewish family may be forced to abandon everything as a revolution looms on the horizon.

Cast: Adrien Brody,Salma Hayek-Pinault,Shohreh Aghdashloo,Ariana Molkara,Alon Aboutboul,Anthony Azizi,Navid Navid,Armin Amiri

 

 

May 25, 2016 - Posted by | movies |

6 Comments »

  1. I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch Me Before You – the book wrung me out. I thought I kept up with movies but I’ve never heard of Genius.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | May 26, 2016 | Reply

  2. I’d love to play along, but I don’t think I could handle Me Before You and I’m not sure our theater will get Genius.

    Comment by Carol | May 26, 2016 | Reply

  3. I can’t watch Me Before You either. It’s so similar to my relationship with my husband that I wouldn’t be able to handle it. I couldn’t read the book either.

    Comment by Vicki | May 27, 2016 | Reply

  4. Colin Firth has a new movie? Hurray! thanks for the heads-up.

    Comment by Rosemary Wolfe, NoChargeBookbunch | May 27, 2016 | Reply

  5. I read Septembers of Shiraz years ago and remember liking it. I haven’t heard of Genius at all, I’m afraid. And I have yet to read Me Before You and so am not sure I will watch the movie any time soon. I’m actually really looking forward to the new Independence Day movie. LOL I so rarely get to go to the theater to see a movie. 😦 Unless it’s for Mouse. And getting her to the theater is like pulling teeth every time.

    Comment by Literary Feline | June 1, 2016 | Reply

  6. Sorry, but sometimes I’m slow to catch on. Are we all supposed to watch the move that gets the most votes, and if so when do you announce the winner. Or do we each watch whichever of the three we want to watch the most?

    I can help you with Mr. Linky if you’d like. It’s pretty simple once you figure it out.

    Comment by Vicki | June 4, 2016 | Reply


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