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The Adventures of Tin Tin

Movie Release Date: October 23rd, 2011
Directed By: Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson
Voiced By: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig
Movie plot:

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: January 10, 1929
Originally Published as: Les Aventures de Tintin
Written By: Hergé
Book Description:

Whether he”s trolling the high seas for treasure or blasting off for the moon, young reporter-sleuth Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, have delighted readers everywhere for generations with their timeless adventures. John Tintin and Snowy as they tackle the toughest mysteries around the world. – From ‘Little Brown And Company’ book jacket

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Norwegian Wood

Movie Release Date: 2010 (Japan) / July 15, 2011 (Canada)
Directed By: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, Kenichi Matsuyama
Movie plot:

Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki’s girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: 1987 (Japanese) /  2000 (English)
Originally Published as: ノルウェイの森 / Noruwei no mori / Norwegian Wood
Written By: Haruki Murakami
Book Description:

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.

A poignant story of one college student”s romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man”s first, hopeless, and heroic love. – From ‘Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group’ book jacket

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My Week With Marilyn

Movie Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Directed By: Simon Curtis
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh
Movie plot:

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. – imdb.com

Based on: “The Prince, The Showgirl and Me” (1995) and “My Week with Marilyn” (2000)
Written By: Colin Clark
“The Prince, The Showgirl and Me” Book Description:

When Colin Clark left college in the 1950s, he got a job as a gofer on the set of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film should have been a box office smash, but even before cameras rolled, things began going wrong–and Clark recorded it all in this beguiling, fly-on-the-wall diary. – From ‘Vhps Hardcover’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Books - 1995, Books - 2000, Movies - 2011

 

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A Dangerous Method

Movie Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Directed By: David Cronenburg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen
Movie plot:

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: 1993
Originally Published as: A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein
Written By: John Kerr
Book Description:

This explosive, revelatory history of the early years of psychoanalysis shows that the bitterly unresolvable split between Jung and Freud pivoted around a former patient and lover of Jung’s whose story and own potentially important theoretical contributions to psychoanalysis were blocked by both men. – From ‘Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books - 1993, Movies - 2011

 

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What’s Your Number?

Movie Release Date: September 30th, 2011
Directed By: Mark Mylod
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
Movie plot:

A woman looks back at the past twenty men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: June 22nd, 2006
Originally Published as: 20 Times A Lady
Written By: Karyn Bosnak
Book Description:

How many men does it take to find true love?

Delilah Darling’s magic number was supposed to be twenty. She always thought she’d find the perfect guy by the time she’d slept with twenty of them. But when she wakes up naked in her disgusting boss’s bed after a drunken night out, she’s filled with regret — and realizes she’s hit her self-imposed limit. Unwilling to up her number but unable to imagine a life of celibacy, Delilah does what any girl in her situation would do: she tracks down every man she’s ever slept with in a last-ditch effort to make it work with one of them.

A hilarious romp through Delilah’s past loves, 20 Times a Lady proves that in the end, numbers don’t matter. True love will come when you’re open and ready to accept it. – From ‘HarperCollins Publishers’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books - 2006, Movies - 2011

 

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Movie Release Date: July 22nd, 2011
Directed By: Joe Johnston
Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Richard Armitage
Movie plot:

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. – imdb.com

Comic Book Release Date: March 1941
Originally Published in: Captain America Comics #1
Created By: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Book Description:

Eager to serve his country during World War Two, Steve Rogers was transformed into a physically perfect man by the government”s Super Soldier Program. Armed with an indestructible shield and the physical prowess of an Olympic athlete, Rogers fought valiantly to uphold the ideals and principles of democracy until frozen in a block of ice where he was preserved for decades. Discovered by the Avengers and revived, Steve Rogers is a man out of time, who remains vigilant in his battle to protect the innocent and uphold the American ideals of truth, justice and honor. – From ‘Marvel’ book jacket

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Moneyball

Movie Release Date: September 23rd, 2011
Directed By: Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill
Movie plot:

The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: May 27th, 2003
Originally Published as: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Written By: Michael Lewis
Book Description:

The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought. A story about money, science, entertainment, egos, Moneyball traces the remarkable success of the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league budget. – From ‘Norton’ book jacket

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Books - 2003, Movies - 2011

 

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