Today I stopped by our (surprisingly well-stocked) video rental place in town. I picked up a movie I had meant to get for a while now, and then pulled a few others off the shelf to take advantage of their special.
When I checked out, I realized that I had a common theme of sorts: Movies Made Out Of Decent Novels. I had High Fidelity (based on the Nick Hornby novel), The Shipping News (based on the Annie Proulx novel), Little Children (based on the Tom Perrotta novel), and Gone Baby Gone (based on the Dennis Lehane novel.)
Just to mess up the theme, the fifth DVD on the stack was X-Men III The Last Stand, which I’m sure my hindbrain picked to keep the cerebral cortex from totally getting all artsy-fartsy on the rest of the brain.