Tag: Movies: Adaptations

Trailer: Anna Karenina (2012)

Posted 20 June, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 8 Comments

Guys, you have no idea how excited I am for this movie! I love Joe Wright’s work as a director and this looks like a bit of a departure from the way he’s propped up other movies. It looks visually stunning and I could see where they were coming from with the whole “we’re going to look at it from a more personal/psychological level” with the spotlights and the mirror images and the still-frames. And you know, there’s some pretty awesome actors included in this movie (I forgot who Matthew MacFadyen is playing, need to look at the cast list again). Plus, you know, I adored the book last year so I’m definitely going to check it out when it comes out next year in November =)))

Movie: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

Posted 28 April, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

I had heard of this movie around the time that it came out but I honestly did not bother checking out the trailer or the movie. I knew it was about music but I figured that the movie would run like the usual Michael Cera movies that are out there (gawky geeky teenager falls in love, has awkward moments, etc, etc). I ended up watching it recently because my brother was saying how it was pretty good. Contains some spoilers ahead!

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Movie: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Posted 27 March, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

(Using the tie-in book cover because I couldn’t find a decent movie poster without putting (yet another) computer into harm’s way *long story*)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.

I’ve been wanting to watch this movie since I saw the trailer: it had a lot of well-known and brilliant actors from the UK (Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy…even Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael had a brief cameo in the film) and the book is a classic. Granted, I think I missed a lot of the detail when I first read the book (definitely need to re-read it) so I was curious to see how it was adapted. Contains spoilers ahead!

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Movie: Percy Jackson & the Olympians — The Lightning Thief (2010)

Posted 27 March, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

I actually watched this movie some time ago with my family but never got around to writing a review on it. My brother and I read the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series first, which were highly enjoyable; Rick Riordan does a fantastic job of taking Greek mythology and putting a modern spin to it. Having seen the trailer, we were a little hesitant to watch this movie: we could already tell that were some changes made (but then again what adaptation hasn’t tweaked with the source material?), not to mention the book series has a lot going on. But nonetheless we watched the movie with an open mind. Contains spoilers ahead for the movie AND the book!

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Movie: ‘The Hobbit’ Trailer

Posted 21 December, 2011 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

Thanks to Kris for the heads up!

Let me tell you, I am beyond thrilled at the moment. Martin Freeman really looks and acts like Bilbo (some of his intonations reminded me of Elijah Wood’s Frodo, which is pretty cool). The dwarves were awesome; I loooooooooooooove the song they started chanting, the melody kind of reminds me of the medley they played during the Mines of Moria sequence, very dwarvish (yes, I notice these things). Also: Imladris! Galadriel! Gandalf! Gollum! Guys, this is going to be amazing xD