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January 9th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Here are the books that coming to the big screen this month! Which one are you going to go see?

Coriolanus
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, John Kani, James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson, Lubna Azabel, Ashraf Barhom
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Rating: R
Release Date: January 20th
Based On: Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Caius Martius "Coriolanus," a revered and feared Roman General, is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius, to take his revenge on the city.


Watching TV with the Red Chinese
Cast: Ryan O'Nan, Leonardo Nam, Gillian Jacobs, James Chen, Keong Sim, Peter Scanavino, Michael Esper, Ron C. Johns, Idara Victor, Constance Wu
Director: Shimon Dotan
Rating: Not rated
Release Date: January 20th (limited)
Based On: WATCHING TV WITH THE RED CHINESE by Luke Whisnant

When Tzu, Wa and Chen come to New York City in the summer of 1980 to study, they find themselves in a strange land far, far away from life in communist China. Consuming a heavy daily diet of American TV, they are captivated by the cacophonous culture surrounding them. They make friends with their next-door neighbor Dexter, his sometimes girlfriend Suzanne and the struggling filmmaker Billy. They party. One falls dangerously in love. But a brutal mugging and an ex-boyfriend’s crazed jealousy plunge them into a state of cultural confusion and fear. When, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon is murdered, the trio fatefully confronts the social violence that surrounds them.

The Grey
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale
Director: Joe Carnahan
Rating: R
Release Date: January 27th
Based On: The short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

A group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves.


One for the Money
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: January 27th
Based On: ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum's got plenty of attitude, even if she's been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company...as a recovery agent. True, she doesn't even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn't stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny's biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli --- yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school.

Nabbing Morelli would be satisfying payback --- and a hefty payday --- but as Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger, a hunky colleague who's the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn't airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problem of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself...well, suddenly Stephanie's new job isn't nearly as easy as she thought.


In Darkness
Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, and Agnieszka Grochowska
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Rating: R
Release Date: January 27
Based on In the Sewers of Lvov by Robert Marshall

(Rated R)

IN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the Nazi-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
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January 10th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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none really look that great. but ya know i still havent seen breaking dawn :shy: so maybe ill see that instead.
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January 11th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Nothing I really want to see. I don't know most of them anyway - books or movies.

I love the Janet Evanovich books but not too sure about the movie. I'm not convinced by the casting.
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