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Stream These Exclusive New Releases At Home

In the wake of this pandemic, places are shutting down. Restaurants, bars, and movie theaters are no longer open to the public until further notice. So, to make this shut down a bit smoother for people, the movies that were going to be released in theaters this month, are now going to be available to watch at home.

 

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Universal Pictures will be switching the movies currently in theaters, such as Emma, The Invisible Man, and The Huntto make them available to watch at home, where they will remain yours for 48 hours at a price of $19.99. You can watch them on cable demand services, and they will also be up for rent on GooglePlay, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and FandangoNow.  During a time as stressful as a pandemic, this offers an invaluable service to those stuck at home.

Movies usually have a delay of three months before they are made available for home viewing, but now there is no need to wait. Some film releases are being delayed, however, being that they are destined to be big hits, such as Disney’s live action Mulan, while the new Fast and the Furious has been pushed back a year. Disney + even added Frozen 2 to their streaming service a few months in advance. These movies are the little things that will make getting through this quarantine easier. It’s hard on movie theaters, and other establishments like restaurants, to get through this time, but everyone is doing the best they can. Right now, it’s important to stay indoors, watch a movie, and wash your hands.

 

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Win Tickets, an Autographed ‘Emma’ Poster, And Tote in Our Exclusive Giveaway

You’ll be the envy of Highbury with these exclusive Emma prizes! Focus Features and Bookstr have some amazing gifts for a very lucky winner. Enter here for your chance to see the movie for free, take home a gorgeous, durable Emma tote bag AND a signed poster.

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About the movie

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is re-imagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless “queen bee” without rivals in her sleepy little English town. In this glittering satire of social class, Emma must navigate her way through the challenges of growing up, misguided matches and romantic missteps to realize the love that has been there all along.

Check out this sneak peek:

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role of Emma, alongside Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, and a whole host of incredible actors. Eagle-eyed Sex Education fans may even recognize some familiar faces. It is not one to be missed!

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

We have got three amazing prizes for you to win. We’ve got TWO tickets to see the film plus these awesome merchandise prizes. Carry all of your bits, bobs, and emotional baggage around in this exclusive Emma tote bag. The bag is a mint color, sturdy and sure to go with all of your best period costumes. That’s not all, though. We have an exclusive signed film poster. That’s right, SIGNED. The poster is autographed by stars of the film; Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, and director Autumn de Wilde.

Emma is released nationwide on Friday, March 6th.

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Anya Taylor-Joy Shines In Newest “Emma” Adaptation

Just because Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself some more love. Bookstr had the opportunity to see Emma. before it hits theaters and the experience was lovely.

 

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Here’s the synopsis: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Beautiful, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

The movie was great for a couple of reasons. The costuming was amazing. The sets and locations they shot on were stunning. Though this is Autumn de Wilde’s debut as a film director, she has directed countless music videos. The dancing scenes in the movie, in particular, had a great show of musicality to them. The entire film’s score, orchestral to fit the time period, had a light and airy feel to it.

 

 

Wilde is also an acclaimed photographer having works in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Her keen eye for detail was evident within the still shots of Emma, the setting, and the beautiful pieces of art. The coloring of the film is also worth noting: It seems they only shot with natural light for sequences outside. While inside, like in the Woodhouse estate for instance, they used the light that came through the windows. Furthermore, night scenes were candlelit and gave the characters a lovely soft glow. Don’t believe me? Check out more of the stills from the film.

 

Mia Goth (left) as “Harriet Smith” and Anya Taylor-Joy (right) as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Anya Taylor-Joy (left) as “Emma Woodhouse” and Johnny Flynn (right) as “‘George Knightley” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
image via Focus Features

As far as adaptations go, Emma. is one of the best I’ve seen. Anya Taylor-Joy brings Ms. Woodhouse’s character to life. She can be arrogant and unapologetic but still sweet and caring… Taylor-Joy strikes a delicate balance. Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightley makes a great match to Taylor-Joy’s Emma. He’s charming, nothing but honest with Ms. Woodhouse, and is completely in love with her. Thus, making me fall completely in love with him.

Going into the film, I didn’t have high expectations but I was pleasantly surprised. I walked away having really enjoyed myself as had a fellow editor here at Bookstr, Saoirse. Don’t just take my word, go and see it yourself!

To get more information on the movie EMMA , check out Focus Features on their website and on social media: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Emma. is out today in theaters in New York and LA and will be wide released everywhere on Friday, March 6th.

 

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release. Credit : Focus Features

 

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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Hello (book)lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a break from all the romantic pressure today and catch up on what we’ve been up to at Bookstr this week. No chocolate covered strawberries needed.

If you are celebrating though, this weekend is your last chance to enter our giveaway for 50+ romance novels. FIFTY. PLUS. They can all be yours. All you have to do is enter here.

 

                                      five by five

Speaking of romance. We’ve just launched Five by Five, an article series where we ask five authors of a similar background five questions. For our first article, we were lucky enough to speak to Black Romance Authors Network members and get their perspective. Catch it over here and keep an eye out for all the exciting 5x5s to come. Read it five times if you’re really committed.

 

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 black history month

February is Black History Month and we’ve got some great content on the go. Get inspired with these Alice Walker quotes. Check out this list of Nelson Mandela’s books. If you haven’t enough in those, try these.

 

 

literary legends

This week was an exciting one for Patti Smith, as she is to be honored with an incredible award from PEN America. I don’t know about the ghost of Charles Dickens, maybe it was an exciting week for him too? Previously unpublished letters by the legend have been discovered and put on display.

ADAPTATION NEWS

The world of book-to-screen adaptations is an ever-changing landscape, not a week goes by where there isn’t something new happening. This week we’ve learned more about The Woman in the Window controversy. It’s been ten years since first The Percy Jackson film adaption hit cinemas. I will be accepting NO hate for that movie at this time. For vampire fans everywhere, House of Night will be joining the legion of adaptations soon. Lot’s more here too.

Gnéas agus grá

Don’t worry, you’re not going insane. Those are actual words. Irish words to be exact, meaning sex and love. I couldn’t stay away from the romance for long and neither could our writers, it seems. We’ve got Notebook memes, top romance novels. If, like me, you’re currently swooning over Emma and Mr. Knightley, here’s some more romantic fodder to feed that appetite! Speaking of appetite, we’ve also got not one, not two, but SEVEN books on female sexuality.

 

 

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RIP Justgirlythings is all I’ll say. Nehal has some gorgeous romance for us on this week’s Three to Read and you can check it out here. There’s a very exciting Bookstagrammer installment here where we are talking to @michellereadsbooks. Check out her feed when you get a chance!

There you have it! You’re all caught up. I wish I could cover everything but alas, there’s no point to a highlight reel if everything is in it. The best way, as always, to keep up with all things Bookstr is to catch us on our socials; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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10 New Books for Fans of Jane Austen

Jane Austen will forever be an author readers and writers go back to for inspiration. With stories about fated love, family and fierce women, Austen’s classic books are important reads in every decade. If you can’t get enough of Austen, you’ll love these 10 new books.

 

1. The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

 


If you’ve ever wondered about the fate of Austen’s Mary Bennet, you’ll devour this new release from Janice Hadlow. Only when she realizes that she will only find happiness when she accepts herself for
who she is does Mary Bennet finally get her happy ever after.

Following her own path instead of going down the road her sisters did, she finds great joy when she meets a man she could fall in love with. But the real trouble lies in whether or not this new love interest is the man she’s been waiting for. Mary must
listen to both her head and heart in order to find true belonging and happiness in The Other Bennet Sister.

2. Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

 

Taking inspiration from Austen’s Persuasion, Sonali Dev’s new novel follows Chef Ashna Raje as she competes in a cooking competition that she hopes will get her approval from her mother and save her
restaurant. But everything comes crashing down around Ashna when the show pairs her with a man who once broke her heart: FIFA winning soccer star Rico Silva. Although the two had planned on ignoring one another as much as possible, their disastrous meeting goes viral and fans of the show begin to root for the two as a couple. As they get further into the competition, they come to find out that ignoring their feelings for each other is much easier said than done.

 

3. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

 

The love and admiration of Jane Austen brings together a group of unique individuals in Natalie Jenner’s
debut novel The Jane Austen Society. World War II has just ended and Jane Austen’s legacy is at stake as her distant relatives do their best to keep her estate afloat in Chawton. Knowing what’s in jeopardy, a
group of strangers gather to create the Jane Austen Society. While they’re all struggling with their own demons, they put their love for Austen first and do whatever it takes to ensure that her memory and
amazing work lives on.

4. Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

 

 

It’s 1840 in England and Cassandra Austen is still mourning the death of her famous writer sister Jane. For more than two decades, Cassandra has done everything in her power to preserve her sister’s
reputation. Now, in her old age, she’s on a mission to get back one more piece of Jane. Traveling to stay with the family of her late-fiancé, she goes in search of letters her sister wrote long ago. When Cassandra finally finds the letters, they’ll force her to confront secrets about both Jane and herself. Ultimately, she’ll
have to decide whether or not she wants to share this piece of her sister with the world.

 

5. Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen

 

Lady Victoria Aston’s life is the best it’s ever been… until things go awry and it’s now up to her to find a man to marry or leave her family to suffer. Using the lessons of love she has learned from Jane Austen
novels, she seeks a man. But finding a suitor isn’t Vicky’s only problem. As she tries to decipher the feelings of the men around her, she finds herself in the middle of a few strange accidents that could end up killing her before she ever reaches her wedding day.

 

6. The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz

 

 

Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz give Pride and Prejudice a contemporary spin in The Wrong Mr. Darcy.
Hara Isari is a sportswriter and when she meets basketball rookie Derek Darcy, things don’t go as expected. Writing each other off after their first catastrophic meeting, it’s not until fate reconnects the two
that they come to learn that sometimes first impressions can give us the wrong idea about the people we meet every day.

7. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

 

New in paperback, Unmarriageable tells the story of the Binat family after a scandal threatens to ruin the family’s prosperity forever. But all of that changes when they get invited to an important wedding that has been the talk of their small town. With the wedding comes the chance for Mrs. Binat to find proper suitors for her daughters. While older sister Jena sparks an immediate connection with successful entrepreneur Fahad Bingla, her younger sister Alys finds herself stuck in an unfortunate introduction with Fahad’s friend Valentine Darsee. As the luxurious wedding proceeds, Alys will come to find that under Valentine’s tough exterior is a man she could see herself falling for.

8. The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

 

It’s 1809 and Fanny and Anna have always believed that in order to be anyone, they have to marry a successful man. Stuck in this mentality thanks to Fanny’s mother, the girls receive a chance at building lives of their own when their wealthy Aunt Jane tells them that they don’t have to rely on a man to lead a beautiful life. Instead, Jane leads the girls on a rescue mission in Australia and in the process, both Fanny and Anna come to learn that they can be strong women all on their own.

9. Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

 

Sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth have all found their own paths in life. While Jo’s journalism career comes to a screeching halt in New York City, her sister Meg continues the perfect life she’s always dreamed of
as a wife and mother.

But no matter how successful the March sisters look to the outside world, on the inside they’re struggling with their own issues. Then their mother gets sick, forcing all four of the girls to
return to their home in North Carolina for the holidays. It’s at home with their mother and sisters that Meg and Jo regain the strength they need to reimagine their lives and start over.

10. The Spinster Diaries by Gina Fattore

 

As a somewhat successful TV writer in Los Angeles, the narrator of The Spinster Diaries wishes her life resembled something more like the romantic comedies she watches. Instead, she spends her days
flooded with anxiety and calling herself a spinster.

To get away from it all, she seeks inspiration from 18th century writer Frances Burney—the same woman who inspired Jane Austen’s best works. Gina Fattore’s new novel is a satirical and heartfelt novel that touches on life in the TV business and the chick lit novels we all know and love.