I love going to the movies, even more so now that every other movie coming out is an adaptation of some of my favorite book. But I’ve always been into movies since I was a college girl. It was a great excuse to get off campus and pass the time with friends. Now, if only I could dictate to the studios which books I’d like to see on the big screen next.
Over the years, movie releases have followed a particular pattern. The year begins with war, moves to romance and secret agents and then end out with horror and epic tales.
Below is my wish list for movie releases.
Beginning of the year…
Movies that release in the beginning of the year tend to be focused around war, death, dark themes or the 19th century.
When Nick sees the artistic talent that Joseph has, he knows that he will become Odiley’s next victim and he seeks to keep him and his twin sister Sophie occupied so they won’t run into the siren. The siblings have their own ideas and use their connections with Nick to gain access to the wealthiest patrons in the city. Sophie woos Nick into introducing her brother to the right people. She may have done a little too good a job though because now she seems to be wooed by Nick too.
Tracy Crosswhite’s sister disappeared 20 years ago while coming home from a shooting competition. No one ever knew what happened to her. Then one day someone finds a skeleton in a shallow grave. Now a detective, Tracy’s quest to uncover her sister’s killer will lead to the unearthing of a multitude of town and family secrets that may have been better off buried forever.
As the flowers start to pop out of the ground and the April showers fall soft as silk, movies take a romantic twist. You’ll find most releases are romance, erotic or college humor.
Steven is a middle class kid whose father just left him and his mother. A typical 14 year old boy, Steven spends his time running around on the train tracks near his home with other boys his age.
Ben is a 17 years old juvenile delinquent that is also Steven’s best friend. Ben has a rough home life and has learned to hit first and ask questions later, a habit that has given him a bad reputation at the high school.
The year these boys spend together will forever change the way that Steven sees relationships, family and friendship.
This is the first in a 3-part series. Kate is a typical teenager of divorced parents until her grandmother shows up in time. Kathrine, as she’s known, tells Kate that she is genetically gifted to use a special medallion to travel back in time. Now Kate must risk changing the timeline and possibly never meeting the boy she loves in order to save her grandmother’s life. But on the other side, another boy waits for her, someone who has been waiting for her.
Summer is the blockbuster season for movies. Most movies that come out this time of year are superhero or secret agent movies.
Elaine grew up resenting the man who betrayed her and imprisoned her father. Her whole life was bent on doing everything possible to make it into the Secret Service so she could hunt down the counterfeiter and take her revenge. It wasn’t easy but eventually she makes it in only to find that it’s too late for her to take revenge as the counterfeiter has already passed away.
Eventually Elaine is betrayed by a colleague and sent right into the counterfeiter’s lair. Will she continue her duties to her country and help to bring down one of the most sophisticated counterfeiting rings the Secret Service has ever encountered? Or will she go to the dark side, tempted by the luxury and lifestyle of the handsome counterfeiting mastermind?
Jacob Lau, 14 years old, of Hawaii wakes to find himself recovering from a car accident in a hospital. His mother is missing and Jacob wad discovered behind the wheel of the car at the accident scene.
Because no one is around to take care of him, he’s shipped off to Paris, IL to live with his uncle and his family. While there, Jacob finds out that his neighbor is a fallen angel and that he has been genetically blessed with a special ability to wield water – what his neighbor calls a Soulkeeper.
With his new found power, Jacob is thrown into a supernatural battle that has been brewing since the beginning of time – Satan vs. God.
End of the year…
The end of the year is home to horror films, stalker tales, dark themes and epic tales.
Aaron Holbrook is on a downward spiral since he lost his son. With nowhere to go, he heads to Arkansas to his childhood home. Abandoned after the mysterious death of his aunt that left him an orphan, the house needs a lot of work to get it ready to go up for sale. But a mischievous little boy who’s known as the bird eater unleashes a terror that brings to light the true nature of the death that has surrounded Aaron. Now, will he chose to fight it or to embrace what he has learned.
The first in the Douglas Trilogy, James Douglas of Douglasdale has been shipped to France to hide from the English King after his father, a Scottish Lord, is captured and starved to death in an English prison. James returns to a world that is upside down. The alliances between the rebel Scottish and those loyal to the English keep shifting, friends are executed in hateful ways and conversations are only done in secret.
About the age of 18 or so, James finds himself in the service of the self-elected Scottish King, Sir Robert de Bruce. James becomes a Knight loyal to Bruce and travels throughout Scotland winning and losing small victories in an effort to restore Bruce to the throne.
The English King dies and his son is set to succeed him on the throne. Will the Prince have the same iron hand as his father, or will he give up this campaign to attempt to occupy Scotland once and for all?
What do you think of my choices?
Almost every book I read nowadays would translate well on screen. I think authors are keeping this in mind when they start to write. These are my choices, but yours may vary. While A Kingdom’s Cost is historical fiction, all my choices lie well within the fiction realm. It makes me wonder if I shouldn’t have put a few non-fiction picks in there too.
What books would you like to see turned into a movie?
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