Two book to film adaptations come out this weekend. One is an animated feature for kids and the other is a live-action movie for adults.
The first is an adaptation of Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday into the animated film Home with voice work by Rihanna and Jim Parsons.
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.
The second is an adaptation of Ron Rash's novel Serena into a film of the same name starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
This is a violent story about ambition, privilege, and ruthlessness played out in an Appalachian timber camp in North Carolina during the Depression. The novel opens with the camp's wealthy owner, George Pemberton, returning from Boston with his new bride, Serena.