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50 days and the 2nd trailer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 20:01:20 February 2, 2012 20:01:20

I was just actively trying not to think about a new teaser trailer the other day. Oh look! Here it is!With 50 days to go until The Hunger Games opens, we now have another preview.I love it when she pleads with Gale to make sure her family doesn’t starve. I am...not sure what to think about her red dress. Full Story

Emma’s voice in your head?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2012 19:51:36 January 9, 2012 19:51:36
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The paps are trying to tell me that this is her new boyfriend having broken up with Johnny Simmons. I dunno. I mean she’s studying at Oxford, she’s meeting new people, I’m not sure a guy she goes shopping with, who spends the night and doesn’t change his red pants, qualifies as a bonafide boyfriend. Let the girl be 21. Full Story

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2011 15:59:24 December 8, 2011 15:59:24
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 23, 2011 18:07:28 November 23, 2011 18:07:28
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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