The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — Are you in?

The trailers for this English film adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s popular book series was released months ago, but out of my excitement for the upcoming film that will be released next month, I wanted to share ’em on my bloggy. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the first of three books in the Millenium trilogy. It’s a thrilling mystery novel that’s gripping and quite addicting, but probably not a book I’d recommend to just anyone because the books, especially the first, are full of graphic scenes such as violence and rape. Plus, not everyone’s into crime novels either.

Interestingly enough, it was my own brother who introduced the book series to me earlier this year. I remember devouring the trilogy over a single weekend and by the time I had finished, I didn’t feel satisfied. Instead, I had questions that needed answering. I also felt the story itself was unfinished, and that the plot was just getting good when it ended all too abruptly. Continue reading

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which Snow White shall win the brawl?

I was watching T.V the other day and was surprised to come across two movie trailers that are based off of the same fairy tale story. Although both movies are set to be released later in 2012, that’s where the similarities end. Just from the trailers, it’s apparent that the two contain different plot twists and emit contrasting semblances. Continue reading

Soul Surfer: A Preview

“I don’t know why terrible things happen to us sometimes. But I have to believe that something good is going to come out of this.” —Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer premiered last Friday at the box offices and according to Entertainment Weekly, generated $3.7 million on its opening night. Starring AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia) as Bethany, Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven, The Special Relationship, Yours, Mine, and Ours) as Tom Hamilton, Helen Hunt (Twister, What Women Want) as Cheri Hamilton, and singer-now-turned-actress Carrie Underwood in her first movie role playing Sarah Hill, Soul Surfer is based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a teen surfer who lost her arm during a tragic shark attack.

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