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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Movie Release Date: January 20th, 2012
Directed By: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock
Movie plot:

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: April 1st, 2005
Written By: Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Description:

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.- From ‘Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’ book jacket

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Books - 2005, Movies - 2012

 

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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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Snow White and The Huntsman

Movie Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Directed By: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Movie plot:

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: Unknown
Originally Published as: Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge / Snow White & The Seven Dwarves
Written By: Brothers Grimm (best known version)

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Books, Movies - 2012

 

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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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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Movie Release Date: December16th, 2011
Directed By:Guy Ritchie
Starring:Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris
Movie plot:

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: 1887
Written By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Book Description:

Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero–a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!Volume II begins with The Hound of the Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling The Adventure of the Red Circle and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time. – From ‘Random House Publishing Group’ book jacket

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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Books - 1887, Movies - 2011

 

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