Kill Your Friends was a hilarious, hilarious book. And the movie was equally funny, though it was a sleeper hit back in 2015. Nicholas Hoult, star of the X-Men series did such a fine job as a desperate musician/artist trying to make it big in today's music industry. Yes — what will he do to get to the top?
Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch — Yup, two of the biggest stars today acted in a TV movie back in 2007.
Revolving around the life story of an ex-homeless, ex-junkie and small time crook, the life story is Stuart is not uplifting, neither is it one with a happy ending. But it was a pretty good TV movie, and for new fans of these men, it's a must-watch really.
This award-winning, critically acclaimed sci-fi novel has impressed critics and readers alike. And we can't wait to see how this novel translates from print to screen — with alien invasions, government conspiracies and a revolution dating back 50 years. The Chinese movie is set to be released July 2016 and stars A-listers like William Feng and Zhang Jingchu.
Where have you been if you haven't heard of The Revenant? Leonardo DiCaprio's screaming and crying and left for dead by his compatriots after being mauled by a bear. But he's determined to find his revenge and go after those traitors. But here's the bad news — he's injured, like really injured. And did we mention that it's 1892 and there's no Google Maps available?
Billy Lynn is part of a unit called the Bravo Squad, fighting in Iraq. After he and seven after survivors come home after an intense fight, they are not sent home, but instead on a brief victory tour. The novel is a great read into America's fascination with war, as well as highlights the differences in perception between the war at home, and the war in real life. The movie is slated to be out in 2016 and is directed by Academy Award winning director Ang Lee.
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska reprise their roles in this sequel to Alice in Wonderland. You can expect more madcap drama, more topsy-turvy antics and some crazy yelling from the queens. So much fun!
We've all seen the old-school Disney cartoon so the plot's all good. But this time round, there's gonna be a CGI/live-action of the tale starring the voices of huge A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupida Nyong'o, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken. We can't wait.
The novel starts off on Louis Drax's ninth birthday, where he falls off a cliff and goes into a coma. His psychologist, Allan Pascale, begins to look through the circumstances of his accident and life, and wonders if it may be more than just bad luck. Jamie Dornan plays the doctor, while Aaron Paul takes on the role of Louis' father.
Another supernatural YA novel gets the movie treatment, and this time round the plot centers around a young girl named Lucinda reform school after she is accused of murdering a boy by starting a fire. There she meets Daniel, whom she's sure she met before, but cannot recognise. The movie stars some pretty new faces, but who knows? Maybe they might be the next K-Stew and R-Patz.
For those who don't know, Joe Hill's actually Stephen King's son. So we're fairly confident that he's got the horror/thriller element down pat. When we found out Horns went into production, we devoured the book immediately because the premise was just way too interesting. Ignatius, played by the brilliant Daniel Radcliffe, wakes up to some new horns one morning and finds out that everyone now wants to say some pretty honest things to him. And also, did he or did he not murder his girlfriend?
Cara Delevigne acting? Yeah you best believe it. And she was pretty decent in Paper Towns too! Though not as fast-rising as The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Town remains one of the essential must-reads amongst young adults.
To be honest, when we envisioned The Great Gatsby in our heads as we read it, we didn't imagine it as opulent and fancy as director Baz Luhrmann did. The end product was flashy and glitzy, yet showing that the underbelly was all rotten and spoilt.
The Virgin Suicides is Jeffrey Eugenides first novel, as well as Sofia Coppola's first feature film. The book, now iconic amongst many teenage girls and 20 somethings, centres the life of five Lisbon girls who are stifled by their conservative parts and the cloying atmosphere of their suburban neighbourhood. Coppola's film is dreamy, wistful and full of nostalgia, but the book too, evokes plenty of summer memories that stick in your brain for years to come.
We think of On the Road as more memoir, but the film did a great job in showcasing the Beat Generation of writers and artists and presented a good storyline fairly true to the book. It never gained much critical acclaim but the film has a special place in our hearts.
For us here, we were cheering when we found out Reese Witherspoon was about to turn this iconic, inspirational book into a movie. If you winced watching her nurse her bloody feet in the movie, then all the details in print will really tear into your heart. Wild wasn't just a brilliant movie, it was an exceptional book first.
We found out about this memoir only when news of a movie production broke. So what did we do? We went searching for the book so we could read about the life of Solomon Northup. The images in the movie were disturbing, but it's Solomon's honest writing and painful memories that really made this book one of the most important pieces of literature.