Friday, October 22, 2021

6 Books to hit the Big Screen This Year

This year is going to be chock-full of bestselling books brought to the big screen. Adults, children and young adults alike are all bound to find something they will enjoy. Here is a sampling of what you can expect to see at the box office this year.

For the kids:
Wonder by R.J. Palacio – April 7
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that previously prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Now starting fifth grade at prep school, he just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey – June 2
George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school — and now they’ve accidentally brought him to life!

Young Adult:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – March 3
Popular high school senior Samantha Kensington enjoys a fun, wild day in February — until she dies in a car accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning…and the next, and the next, and the next. Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – May 19
A quarantined girl who’s allergic to basically everything and everyone falls in love with the boy next door, who becomes the biggest risk she’s ever taken.

Adults:
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman – March 31
A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
The Dinner by Herman Koch – May 5
The darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families united by the accountability of one horrific, criminal act their 15-year-old sons have committed. The foursome is struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal.
To read the books before they hit the silver screen click here to hold a library copy for you today!

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Norm of the North: Movies at The Marq

Join us Thursday, July 14 for the next Movie at The Marq as we watch Norm of The North on our brand new 17 ft. LED movie screen!

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab your family and friends and join in the fun! The party starts at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary inflatables, crafts and popcorn. Don’t forget to check out the food trucks too. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and remember, tents and tarps are not permitted.

Check out the entire line up of Movies at The Marq here.
For more information call 817-748-8900 or go to TheMarqSouthlake.com

Tomorrowland: Movies at The Marq

Join us Thursday, June 30th for the next Movie at The Marq as we watch Disney’s Tomorrowland on our brand new 17 ft. LED movie screen.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab your family and friends and join in the fun! The party starts at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary inflatables, crafts and popcorn. Don’t forget to check out the food trucks too. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and remember, tents and tarps are not permitted.

Be sure to check out The Marq Southlake on Facebook and enter the contest for the Best Seat in the House. Just share your favorite Star Wars character and tag three friends. The winner gets four VIP reserved seats.

Check out the entire line up for Movies at The Marq here.

Celebrating 75 Wonderful Years in Film

Bringing Up BabyAlthough 1939 is considered the “golden year” of classic Hollywood, 1938 was a banner year for enduring movies, as well, and 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of these great films.  Here are a few of the most influential movies marking their 75th anniversaries this year.

Bringing Up Baby Howard Hawks directs Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in this beloved screwball comedy about a madcap heiress and the leopard who helps her entangle a handsome paleontologist. Although it failed to earn a single Oscar nomination in 1939, “Bringing Up Baby” has become a true standard of the comedy genre. Who can resist Hepburn, Grant, and a supporting cast that includes Charlie Ruggles, Barry Fitzgerald, and May Robson?

You Can’t Take It with You  The Best Picture winner in 1939 would be this sentimental comedy from Frank Capra, which stars Jean Arthur, Jimmy Stewart, and Lionel Barrymore as the leads in another cast packed with treasures. Spring Byington was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the matriarch of the eccentric Sycamore clan, and the movie earned seven nominations in all, with a win for Capra’s direction joining the Best Picture award.

Jezebel  Bette Davis beats Vivien Leigh to the Civil War ball by a year with this costume melodrama from director William Wyler. Along with Davis, who won Best Actress for her role, the film stars Henry Fonda, George Brent, and Fay Bainter (who won for Best Supporting Actress), while Max Steiner provides the Oscar-nominated score.