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trailer becomes most watched YouTube preview of 2014

The first trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has become the most watched movie preview of the year in less than a week.

Set to a new version of Beyonce’s hit “Crazy in Love”, the trailer has notched up more than 36.4 million views, according to the Hollywood Reporter, citing figures compiled by tech firm Zefr, since it was released with much fanfare on 24 July.
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about the movie here

Angelou’s legacy is twofold. She leaves behind a body of important artistic work that influenced several generations. But the 86-year-old was praised by those who knew her as a good person, a woman who pushed for justice, education and equality.

In her full life, she wrote staggeringly beautiful poetry. She also wrote a cookbook and was nominated for a Tony. She delivered a poem at a presidential inauguration. In 2010, President Barack Obama named her a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

Her lasting contribution to literature, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” bore witness to the brutality of a Jim Crow South, portraying racism in stark language. Continue reading here

Angelou’s Obituary in The New York Times

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  • Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” to hit theaters this holiday season.

    Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

    Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

    Find out more about the film here

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    Unbroken (MTI) by Laura Hillenbrand
    978-0-8129-8711-9 | TR | $16.00
    Random House Trade Paperbacks | November 4, 2014
  • Read the book that started it all!

    Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the Fifty Shades trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

    Watch the most-viewed trailer for the most anticipated movie of the season right here

    Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
    978-0-345-80348-1 | TR | $15.95 | Vintage | April 3, 2012
  • The bestselling book turns into one of the most anticipated movies of 2014!

    A genius director (David Fincher), a terrific cast (Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike) and a brand new ending make this film one that everyone will be talking about.

    Read the internationally bestselling book and
    watch the trailer here!

    Gone Girl (EXP - MTI) by Gillian Flynn
    978-0-553-41908-5 | MM | $7.99 | Crown | August 26, 2014
  • Veronica is back!

    Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown—just in time for her high school reunion—in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.

    Watch a trailer here and re-read the beloved series!

    Veronica Mars: Original Myst by Rob Thomas
    978-0-8041-7070-3 | TR | $15.95 | Vintage | March 25, 2014
  • Tracks, the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, wows audiences.

    The incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback. Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in Alice Springs and declares her ambition to cross the desert to the Indian Ocean to the amusement of the locals. However after months of camping out and working on a camel farm people begin to take her seriously. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smoland provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life changing journey of self-discovery.

    Watch the trailer here

    Tracks (MTI) by Robyn Davidson
    978-1-10187-245-1 | TR | $15.95 | Vintage | August 26, 2014
  • Reese Witherspoon stars in Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, “Wild.”

    At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

    A Best Nonfiction Book of 2012:
    The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly

    A Best Book of the Year:
    NPR, St. Louis Dispatch, Vogue

    Read an excerpt here

    Watch the trailer here

    Learn more about the true story here

    Wild (MTI) by Cheryl Strayed
    978-1-10187-344-1 | TR | $15.95 | Vintage
    November 18, 2014
  • Alice Munro’s heartfelt short story get adapted for the screen!

    Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is the title story of a book of short stories by Nobel Prize winner and internationally bestselling author Alice Munro. Johanna Parry, a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha’s estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment.

    In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.

    Watch the film adaptation of the story starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Nolte and directed by Liza Johnson:

    Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
    by Alice Munro
    | 978-0-375-72743-6 | TR | $15.95
    Vintage | October 8, 2002
  • Watch Season 2 of the Netflix Original Series, Orange is the New Black and read the no.1 bestselling book that started it all!

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.

    Watch the Emmy award winning series and
    read the book

    Watch the trailer here

    Orange is the New Black (MTI) by Piper Kerman
    978-0-8129-8618-1 | TR | $16.00 | Spiegel & Grau
    August 6, 2013
  • Finally the beloved, 20 million-copy bestselling series is a Starz original program!

    Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

    Learn more about the show here

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    Watch a trailer for the new TV series

    Outlander (MTI) by Diana Gabaldon
    978-0-553-39370-5 | TR | $18.00 | Bantam | July 1, 2014