Hitting Screens,
Week of March 6, 2017

The big hit at the box office over the weekend was Logan, pulling in an astounding $85 million and further solidifying Hollywood’s love with comic adaptations. The tie-in went to #224 on Amazon’s rankings. The real winner, in terms of book sales, is the #3 movie, The Shack. Its release caused all the titles by author William Paul Young to rise, especially his newest, to be published tomorrow,  Lies We Believe About God, (S&S/Atria; S&S Audio) which rose to #40.

9780525434665_1e0e6The week sees the debut of just one new adaptation, The Sense of an Ending starring Jim Broadbent, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling.

Based on the Booker winning novel of the same name by Julian Barnes, about a man trying to come to terms with his past and present, it opens in a limited number of theaters on Friday.

The tie-in came out last week. The Sense of an Ending (Movie Tie-In), Julian Barnes (PRH/Vintage; Brilliance Audio; OverDrive Sample).

As we wrote then, the reviews are reserved:

The Wrap says “Many of the best features of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel don’t make the leap to the screen … had this well-meaning movie been more willing to directly embrace its origins in Barnes’s luminous prose, it’s quite possible [it] might be something special rather than something worthy. It’s not quite the same thing.”

The Hollywood Reporter says it is “A mildly engaging adaptation of a bold book.IndieWire gives it a B.

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