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‘Red Sparrow’: Jennifer Lawrence’s New Film is in Theaters and the Final Book in the Trilogy is in Stores

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Red Sparrow (Scribner Books), the first book in Jason Matthews’ trilogy is a seductive tale of espionage and intrigue just ripe for Hollywood. Sparrow is a dark thriller about a Russian ballerina-turned-spy who infiltrates “Sparrow School,” a facility where students are taught to use sex as both a weapon and information-gathering technique. The book is a thrilling ride of suspense and emotion, it’s no wonder Hollywood actually did come knocking on Matthews’ door in 2013 with offers of turning his words into a cinematic masterpiece that book lovers and movie-goers, alike, will find engaging. Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, makes its theatrical debut today on the heels of some very mixed, but mostly favorable reviews across Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and Washington…

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Our Top Picks from Comic-Con’s Trailer Frenzy

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Our heads are still spinning from lollapalooza of entertainment excitement that is San Diego Comic-Con. We were on the edge of our seats every time we heard the word “trailer.” It was too hard to actually pick a favorite, or even agree on which one was the best, so the BookTrib team decided to do a roundup of the best trailers that dropped. You”ll be shocked, be excited, be held in suspense! Benedict Cumberbatch greeted fans in a video instead of showing up for the Sherlock panel – which he kindly apologized for—but make sure you watch until the end. Did he just say what I think he said? Is Moriarty back?! Guess we’ll have to wait to find out.…

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Your Hunger Games: Mockingjay cheat sheet

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opens November 21, and we can’t wait to watch Katniss kick some serious Capital ass. To where was she mysteriously whisked away at the end of Catching Fire? What, exactly, is District 13? When is she finally going to suck face with Gale? Those of us who’ve read the book know exactly what to expect this weekend. But for the rest of you, here are 10 things to prepare you for the newest Hunger Games movie (minor spoilers ahead): 1. The Capital is out for blood. Thought the Hunger Games were bad? Get ready for the rebellion. The Capital is pulling out all the stops to squash this uprising and they’re willing to use…

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Loved Jennifer Lawrence in WINTER’S BONE? You love Daniel Woodrell, too.

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Remember the teenage Jennifer Lawrence—pre-Katniss, pre-Hustle—who burst on to the scene in the grittier than gritty Winter’s Bone in 2010? That was thanks in large part to author Daniel Woodrell, who established himself as the voice of the hardscrabble South with the 2006 novel of the same name. Although it was not his first book, and Woodrell has long been admired in the crime fiction community, the public definitely took more notice of him after Lawrence’s portrayal of Ree Dolly earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. The film also earned nods for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for John Hawkes. Woodrell has a superior ear for dialogue and rural argot, and his depiction of…

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