i thoroughly enjoyed all three of stieg larson's "girl" books. i've not seen any of the original movies - though preston has and he said they were good.
I haven't read them yet. They kind of ended up in that "too much hype" category. I'll probably read them when I find them at the used book store.
i read them because i had borrowed a friend's kindle back in the fall and she had all three of them on there - i read all three straight through. quite a ride.
(and to think i was borrowing the kindle just to see how i'd like it - i forgot i was reading ebooks LOL)
I read ebooks on my iPhone, but I don't need another thing to carry around.
i understand that completely. i keep saying if my kindle took pictures and made calls, i'd get rid of my phone. LOLOLOL
my anthology is an apple app. i think that is so neat! lol
Even then, I'd stay with something phone-sized!
for real. using the kindle as a phone would be quite awkward ... LOL
More important, Kindle won't tuck into my bra at a Con when I want hands free but dressed in something without pockets!
I have a whole system: room key, credit card, and cash tuck into the back of the Con badge, phone goes beneath the bra strap. I can then wander about with nothing to misplace!
My bewbs ALWAYS come with me. It's convenient that way. ;-)
yeah, if you leave your bewbz behind, there's a problem. :(
preston laughs when i shut the freezer or fridge door on mine. LOL
Yeah, that's not gonna work for you. But the notion of you being jealous of me for anything is kind of ridiculous!
I will warn you that because they are translated, there are some things that seem to go too far into depth, explaining every last detail, but the story was engaging, and I really loved the main character. She's just plain awesome, an unlikely superheroine.
I will eventually get to it.
The original Swedish movie was quite good, but I still have to recommend the books. They are unbelievably gripping.
They definitely are popular, and there must be some reason!
I saw them, and while they are not as involved as the books, I thought they were a good adaptation. The lead actress is wonderful and real. They are making an American version, I'm not sure why.
that's what preston said, too. and i don't understand this need to make "american versions" of every movie that's not made stateside. :eye roll:
I saw The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3 and The Town. Since I actually saw those movies I'm going to assume none of them win Best Picture. Of those The Social Network seems to be the most well-liked. Which is kind of weird to me. I liked it, but I didn't love it and will probably watch it once more and then I'll eventually forget about it. I had the opposite reaction to Inception that you described. I now own the DVD, have already seen it five times and will probably watch it a few more times. It's one of those movies where every time I watch it I pick up a cool little detail that I missed before, or I start thinking about it a different way than I had previously. It's definetley the opposite of a Big Dumb Movie to me.
Oh I also saw MegaMind in order to sober up after a visit to the Hofbrauhaus. In my state I probably thought it was a lot more funny than it actually was.
Oh, I like it, own it on DVD, and like it on DVD, but I wasn't one of those people who thought it was SO MINDBLOWING, just a good SFX movie, so I am not disappointed by the repeat experience.
We'll eventually see MegaMind when it hits Netflix Instant.
Gosh - I haven't seen the Oscars or even been to the movies in so very long...The King's Speech and True Grit? Are those your highest recommends if I pick only two to watch from this year?
There are some other comedies and "just not Oscar" movies that I've enjoyed. But if someone said to me that they were only going to watch two movies out of ALL the movies that came out of the year, I would probably recommend Toy Story 3 and The King's Speech.
Out of the ones you've not seen, I recommend The Ghost Writer. Not only because there's lots of Ewan screen time [sigh] but because it has the eerie, bleak feel of a Hitchcock classic.
I do sort of wonder if "The Illusionist" will pull out a "we want to vote for an art film, dagnabit!" win. Especially since most recent Pixar films have won in this category, if I remember aright.
(Also, I always thought it was "shoo-in": http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/shoe-in.html .)
It probably is shoo-in.
Yes, most recent Pixar films have won. I have wondered myself whether an art film would break their streak.