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I finished reading the popular summer novel, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and of course, I tried to imagine how the movie will look. And this is a movie blog (although lately it’s been kind of a forgotten blog – sorry to the thousands of PB&Jers who refresh the site every few seconds for new content, things will pick up soon).

The Passage is the first part of a planned vampire trilogy with real vampires – no hair gel or teen hormones in sight. They’re more akin to Danny Boyle’s zombies in 28 Days Later if the zombies were on steroids. Here is a quick description from Amazon:

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Remember when Memorial Day Weekend was the start of the summer movie season? Iron Man 2 has been out for weeks – plus we’ve already gotten about a dozen 3D movies this year which requires a completely separate post – and I’m already pining for the super-serious fall/winter awards-hungry films. But this weekend we get Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: Gyllenhaal on PEDs – are you kidding me? Quick round-up of some stellar Sex and the City 2 reviews, which is currently rocking a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes:

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What would Holden do?

Sad to hear today that J.D. Salinger died, as Catcher in the Rye was one of my favorite books of all time. I think the word “timeless” aptly describes that book.  Over the past 15 years, I have read Catcher in the Rye several times, with each time invoking different thoughts and interpretations.

But now that he is gone, I wonder how long it will take before someone bases a movie on Catcher in the Rye? Apparently, Jerry Lewis (of the telethon fame) tried very hard to get the rights to the movie. Current rumors are that Terrance Malick (Badlands, Thin Red Line) is working on an adaptation.

Even if that is true, would you like to see a movie based on Catcher in the Rye?

Thoughts?

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Occasionally PB & J peal their eyes away from their home theaters to dust off an item that is typically being used as a beer coaster…that’s right, a book! Although these ancient artifacts may take a little longer to get through than a 90 minute Nic Cage masterpiece, I think I speak for P and J when I say that a good book is vastly rewarding and can actually be fun – but don’t start reading all the time and forget to watch television and movies; this is still a movie blog. I just finished “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright and had a few quick thoughts about the book.

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