I knew that The Men Who Stare at Goats was based on a nonfiction book, because I had heard the author on NPR. I haven’t seen the movie, and honestly, I’m not too sure about it. I don’t always “get” (or appreciate perhaps) the humor in some of George Clooney’s movies. But he is George Clooney, and that’s not all bad.
I receive the School Library Journal newsletters. The one I received this week linked to an excellent comparison of The Men Who Stare at Goats book to the movie. Instead of posting a new original post, I’m glad to link to Joy Fleishacker’s post exploring Book Tie-Ins.
The Box is based on a short story by Richard Matheson and
is also profiled in the article. My friend recently saw the movie and reported that it was bad — laughably bad. However, Fleishacker makes The Box: Uncanny Stories, sound interesting, especially if you enjoy macabre thrillers (and it happens to be listed for under $4 at amazon right now).
Have you seen either of these movies? Do you have any thoughts on them?
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