Films that are out in 2014 that are also Books
Borrow the book before you catch the film. Click on the book to
find it in the library catalogue. Don't worry if your library does
not have the book. You can reserve it from another Northumberland
Library for free.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life from his childhood through
to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president
of South Africa. It is in cinemas now and it stars Idris Elba
as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela.
The Railway Man
Based on a true story. A victim from World War II's "Death
Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture.Nicole
Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth all star. The book was
written by Eric Lomax who was a British Army officer who was sent
to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in 1942. Eric Lomax lived in
Berwick until his death in October 2012. Some of the film scenes
were filmed in Berwick and Holy Island.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort a stockbroker. He made
thousands of dollars a minute. But by night he spent it as fast as
he could.This film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and P.J. Byrne.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Based on the books by Tom Clancy. Chris Pine, Kevin
Costner, Keira Knightley all star in the film that tells the story
of Jack Ryan a CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the
U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. Why not borrow the books by
Tom Clancy before you catch the film.
The Book Thief
The novel by Markus Zusak has been adapted for the big scree.
Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson it tells the story of
Liesel,a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling
talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding,
as well as their neighbours set in World War II. It is in
cinemas from 26 February.
A Long Way Down
Narrated in turns by various characters, this is the story of
the Toppers House Four - a low-rent crowd with little in common,
save where they end up that New Year's Eve night. An what they do
next, of course. Sad, true, funny, Nick Hornby's new novel is about
suicide, strangers, C-List celebrities - and an angel. This
film stars Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike.
Captain America The Winter Soldier
Captain America is back where he is battling against a new enemy
- the Winter Soldier. Chris Evans, Frank Grillo and Sebastian Stan
are all cast in this second film. Why not borrow a Captain America
or one of the other Avengers graphic novel from your local
In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior's world, society is divided
into five factions - Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the
honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite
(the intelligent) - each dedicated to the cultivation of a
particular virtue, in the attempt to form a "perfect society." At
the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they
will devote their lives. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames
herself Tris, rejects her family's group, and chooses another
faction. Divergent is based on the book by Veronica Roth.
The Amazing Spiderman 2
Spider-man is back on 18 April so why not borrow a graphic novel
before you catch the film. In this film he is up against the Rhino
and the powerful Electro. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie
Foxx all star.
Based on the vampire series by Richelle Mead. St Vladimir's
Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place
where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human
teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a
bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess.
They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St
Vladimir's. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila
Kozlovsky which is out in cinemas from 23 April.
X-Men Days of the Future Past
Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Hugh
Jackman, James McAvoy and Halle Berry are just a selection of the
all star cast in X-men. In this film the ultimate X-Men ensemble
fights a war for the survival of the species across two time
periods. Borrow a graphic novel before it is out at cinemas on 22
From Disney this tells the story of Sleeping Beauty tale from
the perspective of Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened
her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora. Angelina
Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley all star in this film that is
out in cinemas from 30 May.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon is back. The voices
of Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig and Cate Blanchett all feature in
this great family film. It is in cinemas from 4 July so you have
plenty of time to take a look at the series of books by Cressida
Transformers: Age of Extinction
A new cast is introduced in this Transformers film. Mark
Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor all star in this action
packed film. It is in cinemas from the 10 July and tells the story
of a mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down
Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on
them. Why not take a look at out Transformer graphic novels.
Based on the comic. When prince Hercules learns of his real
identity, he must choose to leave with his true love - Hebe,
Princess of Crete - or to stay and meet his destiny by getting rid
of the tyrannical rule of the king and restoring peace. In cinemas
from 8 August the film stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss and Scott
Maze Runner by James Dashner has been made into a film starring
Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter. It tells the story of Thomas. When
the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers
is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who
welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a
bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't
know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the
world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls
slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers,
half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try
and find out. It is in cinemas from 24 October.
Mockingjay Part 1
The third part of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has
been split in to two parts. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has
survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of
the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry.
The Capitol wants revenge. Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss and
will be in cinemas from 21 November. Why not read the other books
in the trilogy before you catch the film. Or if you prefer you can
borrow the first DVD for a small charge.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo, Gandalf and the
Dwarves are in Smaug's lair, but will they get their gold and
return home safely? Why not read the book first before you catch
the film that is in cinemas from 19 December. Benedict Cumberbatch,
Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman and Cate Blanchett