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Best of 2011: Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest

December 22, 2011 20:03:42 Posted at December 22, 2011 20:03:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My favourite book of the year. Forrest is an awesomely gifted writer. It’s not just the story, but the way she tells it, the words that describe it, so that you can feel so acutely her joy and her sadness and her gratefulness for the person who helped her go forward. I’ve probably read this book 3 or 4 times this year just to review some of Forrest’s most beautiful passages. Full Story

Shailene Woodley is my Jessica Darling

December 8, 2011 15:59:24 Posted at December 8, 2011 15:59:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Frazer Harrison/Getty

Have you seen The Descendants? I’m not as hard for The Descendants as everyone else. Clooney wasn’t believable to me.  And that voiceover was the worst. And why was it so obvious? From the father-in-law to the punk kid who turns out to be not so punk to his final decision at the end... You know when you look around and you’re like, sh-t, I must be a dumb, artless bitch because I don’t see what everyone else is seeing. Full Story

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Film or Television: the Ewan McGregor edition

November 23, 2011 18:07:28 Posted at November 23, 2011 18:07:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, AFP/Getty

One day I’d like to get a liveblog going with Duana and Sarah to discuss or debate the whole Movies vs TV argument. The quality is on television these days, no doubt. But the prestige, the prestige is still, always, in film. They ALL want to be in film. It’s a hierarchy that they, themselves, the Hollywood players, live and die by. Full Story

Professional Geeks Unite

November 7, 2011 19:18:02 Posted at November 7, 2011 19:18:02
Duana Posted by Duana

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling With this, it becomes official.   It has been whispered in the hallways of your work or school, you have remarked on it over drinks.   But with the publication of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) the zeitgeist has officially rolled over, such that … Being able to say you were some brand of geek is now essential for future success. Full Story

Going to The Night Circus

November 4, 2011 16:16:33 Posted at November 4, 2011 16:16:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern I’ve been thinking here in the Maldives how much I would have enjoyed The Night Circus on the beach. How I would have ripped through it the way a beach book should read. How it would have possibly cost me a sunburn. You don’t stop and savour and take your time with The Night Circus. Full Story

It’s not a romantic comedy

October 12, 2011 13:51:19 Posted at October 12, 2011 13:51:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer

So why is Kate Hudson in it? Fair question. But finally, right? Here’s Kate Hudson with Riz Ahmed in New York and brown hair shooting outside the Met yesterday. It’s called The Reluctant Fundamentalist based on the book by Mohsin Hamid which made the Booker Prize shortlist a few years ago. I would imagine she’s playing Erica? If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend but it’s super, super tense. Full Story

Sloppy Casting

August 30, 2011 09:14:57 Posted at August 30, 2011 09:14:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Sometimes the good just keeps on coming. I’m so happy for all of you who love Sloppy Firsts, who have been celebratey with us or who have discovered it for the first time. And now – now, there’s a movie in the works. Full Story

Jessica Darling is 10

August 22, 2011 06:31:47 Posted at August 22, 2011 06:31:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Those of you familiar with the Jessica Darling series, by Megan McCafferty, need no introduction. Those of you who’ve been through my book section will know that McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts, and all that came after, is on the list of my All Time Reads Full Story

Dragon Tattoo poster & the 7 lost Stiegs

June 2, 2011 13:25:53 Posted at June 2, 2011 13:25:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The other day, the first trailer for the film was bootlegged online. I like it more and more every time I watch. The clip is now legal, I’ve attached below. Now they’ve released an international poster. It hasn’t gone over as well as the video, at least not for me. I’m not sure Blomkvist is supposed to be Lisbeth’s protector. Full Story

Funny Women

May 26, 2011 08:49:00 Posted at May 26, 2011 08:49:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana sent over the link yesterday with an excerpt from Mindy Kaling’s upcoming book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Duana’s note with the message read as follows: Funny, not revolutionary, but funny. Very true. It is funny. At times very funny. And smart but not smug and honest and adorable and I want to read more. Full Story

This is Katniss

May 19, 2011 07:15:04 Posted at May 19, 2011 07:15:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So this is what happened when I was in flight yesterday. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. Thank you for your emails and your reactions. And my reaction? Medium. Does that count as a reaction? I think they’re going in the right direction. Full Story