Normally, I always read or cheer during the 24 RAT, but this year found me not much in the mood for reading. So, I decided that the next best thing would be to watch movies that were based on books. These are either books that I've read or want to read. I have been having a really enjoyable day watching movies and no stress about how many books I can get through during this time period.
Here's what I've watched so far:
Rating: Worth Watching
haven't read the book)- I really enjoyed this movie a lot. I'm a huge fan of Diane Lane and think she's fantastic. I love the story of the horse that won the Triple Crown. I did some research on my own and from the pictures I found, he was a magnificent beast! Horses are one of my all-time favorite animals and this one tugged at my heart. Great heartwarming story and one that the whole family could enjoy.
Rating: Worth Watching but I'm not going to read the book
The Accidental Billionaires)- I'm still divided on what I really think about Mark Zuckerberg. On one hand he was a real jerk, who was very socially awkward. But as the movie was progressing I googled the rest of the players in this big stakes game and realized that the movie left out a lot of back-stabbing events that pushed Mark into making rash decisions about cutting his closest friend out of the Facebook billions.
Rating: Totally worth watching..especially sitting here with the knowledge that many of us have been totally SUCKED into the time drain known as FACEBOOK!
EDITED: 10:00 pm
A Single Man (haven't read the book)- this movie was wonderful. I felt George's pain and even though I couldn't fully understand his isolation in his grief (he was a gay man in the 60's who lost his partner of 16 years in an accident) my heart broke with the pain he was experiencing and also that feeling he couldn't share it with anyone.
Rating: For those that loved The Hours....you will enjoy this one too. I'm going to watch it again and most certainly will be reading the book.
Rating: Great action packed adventure..will make you want to read the book immediately!!
Becoming Jane- (haven't read the book but I would like to)- I really enjoy this movie and I whenever I watch this one I always hope that Jane knew love, passion, and ardent kisses!!!
Rating: a must see movie for romantics and Jane Austen addicts!
Well, that wraps up my first movie RAT, but I'm sure it will not be my last. I still have to watch Invictus. I think I will save it for a rainy day!!!