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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

Funny Women

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

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

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

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

Dystopia is the new Vampire: DIVERGENT

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 25, 2011 06:43:00 April 25, 2011 06:43:00

A book reviewDivergent by Veronica Roth For a while there, we were inundated with vampires. Pop culture everywhere. But The Hunger Games is now the new It franchise. And on its heels, it’s Dystopia everywhere. Is the future so bleak? Are we driving ourselves down into a sh-t pit? Is China the enemy? Megan McCafferty’s latest Bumped comes out tomorrow. Full Story

Lisbeth in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 29, 2011 07:16:46 March 29, 2011 07:16:46

Filming on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has moved to London. Here’s Rooney Mara on a smoke break yesterday in costume. Feeling more optimistic about the American imagining of the story? After the Oscars, where everyone thought David Fincher would take Best Director, I kinda feel bad that the Academy seems to have it in the sh-ts for both him and Christopher Nolan. Full Story

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The Katniss frontrunner: Jennifer Lawrence

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2011 06:08:00 March 2, 2011 06:08:00

Exclusive It is currently the most coveted female role in Hollywood. The Hunger Games is expected to be the next major movie franchise and casting for Katniss has been an obsession for fans and pop culture pundits as we are just about a year away from the film’s theatrical release. They have to start shooting soon. Full Story

One Day: the poster!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2011 13:37:40 February 15, 2011 13:37:40

We talked about this a lot just now on the liveblog – the poster for the One Day movie has just been released. For those of you who loved the book… Yes? I say yes. I say a thousand times yes! To me it captures so many things about the story – the time, the years, the connection, the urgency…and a little pain. Full Story

Your Voice In My Head

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2011 12:22:00 February 7, 2011 12:22:00

By Emma Forrest At 16 she was writing her own column for the Sunday Times. She was contributing to the Guardian by the age of 21. And Vogue, and Vanity Fair, and the Independent. At 22 she published her first book. It was very well received. Two more followed. Those were acclaimed too. By the way, Emma Forrest was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2009. Full Story