Books That Will Be Released as Movies in 2014

Fandoms of all book series of the world unite!

2014 will be a year packed with amazing films based on some of the best selling books from previous years.

There are so many to keep up with, so here’s a list of movies to look out for this year:

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Endless Love
based on the book by Scott Spencer
Release Date: February 14, 2014

Starring: Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde

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Winter’s Tale
based on the novel by Mark Helprin
Release Date: February 14, 2014

Starring: Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe

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Divergent based on the novel by Veronica Roth

Release Date: March 21, 2014

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James

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Noah
based on the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark
Release Date: March 28, 2014

Starring: Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, and Logan Lerman

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The Fault in Our Stars based on the novel by John Green

Release Date: June 6, 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff


The Hundred-Foot Journey
based on the novel by Richard C. Morais
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Starring: Helen Mirren, Madame Mallory, and Om Purri


The Giver
based on the book by Lois Lowry
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Brandon Thwaites, Meryl Streep, and Taylor Swift


This is Where I Leave You base
d on the novel by Jonathan Tropper
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda


Gone Girl based on the novel by Gillian Flynn

Release Date: October 3, 2014
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Niel Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry


The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay (Part 1) based on the third novel from the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Release Date: November 21, 2014
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth

There’s still time to read all of the books on this list  if you haven’t already!

2014 is looking like it’s going to be a great year for film!

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The Royal Baby Might Become a TV Star

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Prince George Alexander Louis was born a mere 18 days ago, and he has already been offered a role in a British soap opera.

What a lucky baby boy.

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John Whiston, the creative director of the show Coronation Street, told The Daily Star that he wanted the royal baby to join the cast, Prince William and Kate included.

“It would be fantastic to get Kate [Middleton], [Prince] William and George there with a pair of tiny baby scissors,” he said.

Georgie just recently got his birth certificate for crying out loud! He hasn’t even been christened yet and they’re already trying to cast him in a television show?

Madness!

Coronation Street is the longest running British soap opera, so I can see how it would be an honor for the cast to work alongside the royal family.

If the family decides to take the role, they will not be the first Duke and Dutchess to appear on the show. The Duke of Bedford, John Ian Robert Russell appeared in Episode 1288 (21st May 1973) and Episode 1289 (23rd May 1973).

So is a television role in the cards for little Prince George?

North West, be jealous.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Has a Director and Release Date!

Woohoo!!

Even though I have only finished the first book of E.L. James’ trilogy, I am excited for the progress towards the production of this film. 50ShadesofGreyCoverArt Last week we learned that the film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. You may not recognize her name but you might recognize her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, from Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, Kick-Ass and Anna Karenina. He’s 23 and she’s 46.

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Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and husband actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Yeah.

That woman has been given permission to direct this film.

This should be interesting.

She has directed the film Nowhere Boy, which is how she met Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as he starred in the film.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to be released on August 1st, 2014.
Update: Release date moved to Valentine’s Day 2015.

Universal Studios is rumored to be casting Anastasia Steele first. The actresses most rumored/wanted are Alexis Bledel, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. I personally want Alexis Bledel to play Ana Steele so badly because ever since hearing that she is a possible pick for the role I can’t imagine her being played by anyone else but Alexis.

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Alexis Bledel

She’s innocently shy but smart, just as Ana is in the books, and she has the exact features that are required to play the role.

For Christian Grey, rumored actors are Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer. If Matt Bomer doesn’t play Christian Grey, I won’t watch the film in theaters. That’s right. I’ll boycott. Matt Bomer is drop dead sexy, as is Christian Grey, and he also has the perfect features to play the role.

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Matt Bomer

Some say he’ll feel uncomfortable in the role since he’s gay, but he plays perfectly straight in White Collar. This shouldn’t be a problem for him. And come on. Who doesn’t want to hear those words, “Laters, baby”, slide off of Matt Bomer’s lips?!

But for now we shall just wait and see who gets cast.

Meanwhile I’ll share with you an unofficial trailer featuring my two choices for the lead roles.

The Couples On “Pretty Little Liars”

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If you happen to be a Pretty Little Liars fan, you probably wish the couples on the show were real. The way the men treat their women (and in Emily’s case the women treat her) is something hard to come by in the real world. Nevertheless, fans crave the on screen action from Ezria, Haleb, Spoby, and Emaya.

Whenever there’s tension between the couples on the show, tweets fly from left and right about how sad we’ll all be if [fill in the blank] split. Fans have grown to love the on screen romance and want to see the couples make it through. Let’s take a closer look at each of the PLL couples and what makes them special.

Ezria (Ezra Fitz and Aria Montgomery):

Ezra and Aria’s relationship is by far the most risky of them all. Ezra and Aria met before they knew that he would be teaching at Rosewood High, where the girls attend school. This relationship is filled with the thrills of sneaking around, making it all the more interesting.
Ezra quits his job at Rosewood High due to a student’s treat to expose the relationship to the authorities. He soon lands a job at Hollis as a college professor and is coincidentally reunited with an ex, Jackie, who also threatens to expose the couple. Aria’s parents find out about the two, and her father, Byron, is furious. Byron tries to promote Ezra to a school out of state so that he would be away from his daughter, but fails to convince him that he should leave. When Ezra’s mom finally meets Aria, she tries to bribe her with money to break up with her son. Ezra becomes livid, because a similar incident occurred with his ex in high school. At the time Aria doesn’t know, but Ezra had gotten a girl pregnant as a teen and his mom gave her money to shut up about it and have an abortion.
Wesley, Ezra’s younger brother, drops in during season three with a skeleton from Ezra’s closet—a son he never knew about. Apparently Maggie, the girl he got pregnant, never had the abortion. Ezra learns about his seven year old son from Spencer because of a prank from “A”. He decides to go visit his ex Maggie and her son, leaving Aria to wonder if things will ever be the sane when he returns.

Haleb (Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers):

Hanna’s boyfriend Caleb is a former foster child. He’s a computer wiz who has come in handy as the girls run into technological obstacles while investigating “A”. Caleb begins living in Hanna’s basement, and one morning her mom almost discovers him. Hanna quickly jumped into the shower with Caleb in order to keep his basement residence a secret.  Calling those 3 minutes an awkward moment would be an understatement.
Caleb loses Hanna’s trust in season one and he leaves Rosewood, causing Hanna to believe that he never really cared for her. Before leaving though, he leaves a note with Hanna’s friend (now frenemy) Mona. Hanna never gets the note.
When Caleb returns he does everything to try to win her back. Hanna finally gives in, and it is now in his best interest to protect her from Mona, who has revealed her involvement with the “A” team.

Spoby (Spencer Hastings and Toby Cavanaugh):

In the beginning, none of us thought that anything would ever happen between creepy Toby and level headed Spencer. Boy were we wrong! Toby has become one of the sexier men of the cast, along with heartthrobs Ezra and Caleb.
The relationship between Toby and Spencer was not always smooth. Spencer once disapproved of Toby’s friendship with Emily, but as she saw him being taunted in the streets for Alison’s murder, she began to sympathize. Toby was proven guilty, and a romance formed between the two.
Sadly, Toby was reavealed as season three’s betrAyer. As part of the “A” team, he works closely with Mona, who is also part of the team. Spencer finds out about his involvement on the night of their anniversary, leaving her devastatingly heartbroken.
Spencer hires a private investigator to follow him around and find out what door the key she found labeled “A” opens. The private investigator gives her the address and she tells him that she hopes to find the things she and Toby always talked about behind the door. If she doesn’t, the investigator recommends that she move on.

Emaya (Emily Fields and Maya Saint Germaine):

The short lived relationship of Emily and Maya was by far one of the most tragic. On top of the fact that Emily was discriminated against for being lesbian, which caused people to treat her differently, Maya was killed in season 2. Maya was Emily’s first girlfriend and first love. She had a tendency to lead straight guys on, and that bothered Lyndon James, a guy that showed interest in Maya. He begins to stalk her, driving her decision to run away to San Francisco with friends. Lyndon follows her and kills her, causing Emily to fall into a deep depression.
Paige comes along and tries to be everything Emily ever saw in Maya. Unfortunately, Lyndon wants revenge from Emily. He wants to make her feel what its like to lose someone you care about. Therefore he tries to kill Paige, but Emily ends up shooting him with his own gun. Caleb gets mixed up in this mess as well, requiring surgery for a bullet wound. Of course, Emily is now traumatized.

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Let’s see how her relationship with Paige turns out.

We love the PLL couples, and hope that they can make it through any obstacle that “A” puts in their way.

Which PLL couple is your favorite?