The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (12/20, wide) David Fincher’s highly anticipated adaptation of the Swedish novel.

The Adventures of Tintin (12/21, wide) Steven Spielberg’s moderately anticipated adaptation of the Belgian comic books.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (12/23, Ritz East) An impressive ensemble cast star in this anticipated-by-some adaptation of the John le Carré novel.

The Artist (12/23, Ritz Five) That silent film you’ve been hearing about, from the makers of the OSS 117 films.  My prediction for Best Picture.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12/25, wide) A barely-anticipated adaptation of the 9/11-related novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

The Darkest Hour (12/25, wide) Adaptation of the classic alien invasion novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

We Bought a Zoo (12/25, wide) A safe family film from Cameron Crowe based on the novel by Benjamin Mee.

War Horse (12/25, Ritz Five, wide) Another Steven Spielberg film based on a novel.

Eight films, six of which are literary adaptations.  Who says Hollywood has run out of ideas?  I do.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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