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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Movie Release Date: June 10th, 2011
Directed By: John Schultz
Starring: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham and Parris Mosteller
Movie plot:

Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. – imdb.com

Written By: Megan McDonald

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Books - 2000, Movies - 2011

 

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127 Hours

Movie Release Date: January 28th, 2011
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara
Movie plot:

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: September 7th, 2004
Originally Published as: Between A Rock and A Hard Place
Written By: Aron Ralston
Book Description:

Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beauty of the natural world. Then, at 2:41 P.M., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron”s right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape option one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder–and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable. – From ‘Simon & Schuster’ book jacket

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Books - 2004, Movies - 2011

 

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Atlas Shrugged (Part 1)

Movie Release Date: April 15th, 2011
Directed By: Paul Johansson
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler and Paul Johansson
Movie plot:

A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: October 10, 1957
Written By: Ayn Rand
Book Description:

The astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world – and did.

Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, “Atlas Shrugged” is unlike any other book you have ever read. It is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man”s body, but about the murder – and rebirth – of man”s spirit.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query “Who is John Galt?” Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. This is the book that made her not only one of the most popular novelists of our century, but also one of its most influential thinkers. – From ‘New American Library’ book jacket

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Books - 1957, Movies - 2011

 

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Cowboys & Aliens

Movie Release Date: July 29th, 2011
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde
Movie plot:

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. – imdb.com

Comic Book Release Date: December 2006
Created By: Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Written By: Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley
Comic Book Description:

In the Old West, settlers and Native Americans wage a bloody battle for control of the land. But when the Earth is threatened by conquerors from the stars, these sworn enemies must work together to save all humanity. – From ‘Image Comics’ book jacket

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