Read ‘Em Before You See ‘Em

As we all know, many movies are based on books.  Plan ahead for these 2011 releases by reading the original source material now.

January 28, 2011

Movie: From Prada to Nada (A Latina version of Jane Austen’s classic novel set in modern-day Los Angeles)

Book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

February 18, 2011

Movie: I am Number Four

Book: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

February 25, 2011

Movie: The Eagle

Book: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

Spring, 2011

TV Show: Game of Thrones

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

March 11, 2011

Movie: Jane Eyre

Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Movie: Mars Needs Moms

Book: Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed

March 18, 2011

Movie: Beastly

Book: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Movie: The Lincoln Lawyer

Book: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

March 25, 2011

Movie: Dairy of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules

Book: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

April 15, 2011

Movie: Soul Surfer

Book: Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton

April 22, 2011

Movie: Water for Elephants

Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

May 6, 2011

Movie: Something Borrowed

Book: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

June 17, 2011

Movie: Green Lantern

Comic: Green Lantern

July 8, 2011

Movie: One for the Money

Book: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

July 15, 2011

Movie: Winnie the Pooh

Book: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

July 15, 2011

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

July 22, 2011

Movie: The First Avenger: Captain America

Comic: Avengers and Captain America

August 12, 2011

Movie: The Help

Book: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

August 12, 2011

Movie: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Book: Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

September 11, 2011

Movie: Drive

Book: Drive by James Sallis

September 23, 2011

Movie: Moneyball

Book: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

October 14, 2011

Movie: The Three Musketeers, 3-D

Book: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

November 18, 2011

Movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Book: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

December 9, 2011

Movie: Hugo Cabret

Book: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

December 21, 2011

Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (English version)

Book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

December 28, 2011

Movie: War Horse

Book: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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