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Have You Been With Too Many Guys?

31 Jan

I’m not judging; that’s just the premise for the romantic comedy, What’s Your Number?

About the Trailer

I’m always wary about showing trailers since so many, like this one, give away the entire movie. In fact, sometimes I can watch a trailer and feel the same sense of satisfaction that I get from watching a whole movie.

I think, in the end, it’s good to watch a trailer so you know if you’d want to see the movie, and then wait a long-enough period of time so that you don’t really remember anything about it, other than it made you want to see the movie.

About the Movie

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There and Back Again: My Journey

22 Dec

The HobbitThis past year I read the Hobbit, and then I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy (hereafter dubbed “LOTR”).

I liked the writing style, and it was an interesting story, but those books were long and never-ending. Seriously, every time I thought the book was winding down, Tolkien just kept on writing.

Initially wary, I was persuaded to watch the movies and I’m so glad I did. In fact, I liked the LOTR movies so much, I watched the whole trilogy twice. And I was lucky enough to watch the last film in theaters when LOTR was re-released again this past summer.

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Ordinary People

10 Dec

Because, like Dead Poet’s Society, this understated, ’80s-style movie packs quite a punch (emotionally speaking).

Because Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Judd Hirsch, and Mary Tyler Moore are star performers in their respective roles.

Because you feel for them (except for Moore as the mom), and feel with them (except the mom), and cry with them (except the mom), more than you probably should since it’s fictional. Then again, maybe not, since it’s a very real reflection of real life events and consequences.

Best British TV

4 Dec

My newest squidoo lens is up – all about British TV shows I like and watch.

Check it out here http://www.squidoo.com/best-british-tv

Some of them may be familiar from my TV show list,  but you’ll also see trailers for each show, which I don’t have on my blog post.


Hungry for The Hunger Games?

14 Nov

The Hunger GamesSpeaking of books becoming movies, here’s another one: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The trilogy is set in a post-apocalyptic future where children from different districts of the former U.S. compete in a fight-to-the-death, while the rest of the country watches.

Welcome to the future of reality television.

The books are great – the idea is original, the writing is good, and the story is moving. I suggest reading the books before the movie comes out.

Unlike with One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, I was really excited when I found out that The Hunger Games was becoming a movie. Maybe because I think it’ll translate better on the big screen. Maybe because the cast seems more suitable.

Either way, I can’t wait for it to be released, but for now I’ll settle for the trailer:

Are you excited for The Hunger Games movie?

When Books Become Movies

12 Nov

It’s always a little nerve-wracking when books become movies.

You read this book, you think it’s awesome, you draw similarities between it and your own life, you really invest in it. Then along come these hotshots from Hollywood and they tweak the story, they add faces to the names, they make the story their own.

And by doing so, they take it away from you.

The next time you read the book, or go on to the next book in the series, you’ll see the actors’ faces instead of the ones you dreamed up and it’ll all take place on the film sets, as opposed to the settings you had in mind. So much for your imagination.

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like movies-based-on-books (Harry Potter comes to mind).

Sometimes the movies are even better than the books (like Lord of the Rings).

But sometimes the story gets butchered. One for the Money

The reason I bring this up is because one of my favorite books will soon be in a theatre near you.

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