Book review: “Mysterious Skin”

Way back in 2007, I finally worked up the nerve to watch the movie “Mysterious Skin”. I’ve been hearing a lot about it before, but because it tackles child abuse — a really big squick for me — watching it wasn’t exactly at the top of my to-do list.

It’s a good thing I finally got over my apprehensions, because as it turns out, “Mysterious Skin” is a wonderful movie. In a 2007 entry on my Livejournal, I compare the performance that Joseph Gordon Levitt’s eyes turn in as comparable to Nora Aunor’s — and I never use the name of La Aunor in vain.

It would several more years before I would get a hold of the book written by Scott Heim that the movie was based on. When I did get a copy of the book last year thanks to Doni, it would still take me several months before I could clear up some time and actually read the book. But when I finally did — I could not put it down.

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Book to movie EXTRAVAGANZA!

So last week, Summit Entertainment came out with its first trailer for Paul Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers IN 3D” (Emphasis mine) and it looks like a right mess. Slow motion musketeering (That is totally a legit word, shut up), Milla Jovovich’s Lady de Winter being all Alice from Resident Evil in the wrong era, and A FLYING SHIP. I mean, WAT EVEN.

If it weren’t for the fact that Orlando Bloom is in it, I wouldn’t even be mildly interested. I may watch it on October 14.

And as it turns out, it’s not the only book to movie adaptation coming out in the following months. Twelve book to movie adaptations are coming out this year, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at all of them and see which one is going to crush your book reading experience forever.
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