The Talkies


Don't forget, I'm giving away the audio version of There You'll Find Me HERE.

Let's talk movies, shall we? I think this upcoming flick looks good–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

I bet there's lot of pratt falls and giggle moments in that movie. Will Ferrell probably makes a cameo…

I saw Courageous a few weeks ago. I will say the acting in those movies is getting better. I appreciate that. Lots-o-messages in that movie. At least one of them was good. I liked how the pastor didn't speak in a weird monotone. In fact, he did a great job. Not surprisingly, he's a real pastor. He's also the husband of a friend. I hope he doesn't let his success go to his head, get a new tat every month, start adopting a bunch of international children, and make his wife wear his blood around her neck.

And as a Janet Evanovich reader, I was dee-lighted to finally see the One for the Money trailer. It's about time. I'm not sure about most of the casting, but I am sure about Debbie Reynolds (though not my first pick) and the woman who is not Starr Jones as Lula. Here's the trailer, but it has language. (In a fake Jersey accent, no less.) So many people care DEEPLY about this movie and this book series. There are fanatics out there. And while I'm not exactly Stephanie Plum Psycho, I am still worried they have messed this up. Reasons being:
1. The curse of Katherine Heigl in a movie. (Though on the bright side, I'm glad it's not Jennifer Aniston.)
2. Movie kept getting pushed back. Not a good sign.
3. They JUST released this trailer, and the movie opens in a matter of months. Not a good sign either.
4. Ranger…I dunno. Not what I expected.
5. Grandma should have more wrinkles. You can't be a crazy grandma without wrinkles.

Another movie I'm looking forward to, which, like Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close, does not look like it will be providing snort laughs, is

But I am telling you, if that pony isn't alive by the time the end credits roll…I will not go out of that theater quietly.

What's a movie you've seen lately or one you can't wait to see?
And please don't say Breaking Dawn. . .

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Kristin - October 10, 2011

I was going to say that there weren’t any movies coming out this year that I am excited about…but then I realized that the Hugo Cabret film is coming out this year, right?

I also can’t wait for Pixar’s “Brave” next year!


God's Gal (alyssa) - October 10, 2011

i saw courageous too! i really liked it, and i agree, they’ve come a long way from facing the giants [although i did enjoy that movie]! 😛

Morgan - October 10, 2011

I want to courageous so bad!!! 🙂

Ashley - October 10, 2011

I really want to see Like Crazy..but I’m worried it won’t have a happy ending. Also, I have to admit, I want to see In Time.

capillya - October 10, 2011

Hubs and I went and saw Moneyball the other week! And even though the first half didn’t thrill me (I mean I can only take so much of Brad Pitt sitting around and just making faces at everyone), it wasn’t until the second half that I started liking the movie. And then I walked out of the theater, glad that we had spent our hard-earned cash money on it.

I read Hugo and want to see the movie but IT MAKES ME NERVOUS. It looks TOO WHIMSICAL. GAH.

Also: I DO want to see One for the Money. That trailer makes me want to read the book!

Nancye Davis - October 10, 2011

I know this is going to sound really lame, but the last movie I saw was with my 7 year old daughter. We saw the Judy Moody movie last summer! Needless to say, it’s obvious I don’t get out much!

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Allie Smith - October 10, 2011

I just got back from the movies,my mom and I saw Courageous. The acting was so fantastic and the plot through me for a few loops. There were a grand total of 8 people in the movie (including my mom and I and one outrageously cute teen boy). So,I decided that after the movie I wanted to dance with my mom to the song Courageous 🙂 Well,while I was trying to teach my mom how to duggy a deep voice clears it’s throat and says,”nice.” I spin around and am mortified to encounter green eyes,muscles,and a sardonic smile. Sigh…will I ever learn that to act impulsively can reap dire consequences? Yeah,probably not…

Alana - October 10, 2011

Weren’t they coming out with a Walter the Farting the Dog movie (yay) plus the Jonas Brothers (ugh)? If done well, I would like to see that one….

Clare Kolenda - October 11, 2011

I saw Courageous last week with my big brother. It was fun just hanging out with him so I think that made the movie even more enjoyable. BUT, I still would’ve liked it even if he had not been there watching it with me(just not as much… hehe. My brother and I do this thing where we both try to guess the plot of movies before it all unfolds, and then brag about who was right once we find out. So throughout the movie we were whispering to each other, trying to stay one step ahead. We’re nerds, I know. :-))

A few times during the movie, I definitely got goosebumps. That’s always a good thing in my opinion. 🙂

Katers - October 11, 2011

I went to the theater last week with my mom and saw The King & I starring Lorenzo Lamas. The years have been kind to him, I gotta say.

I’ve been meaning to watch Thor for over a week, but just haven’t gotten around to it. I’m not really feeling like the movies lately, I don’t know why. I’m still catching up on season three of Castle with my mom and I feel like I just need to sit down and watch the rest of it cuz her pace is just way too slow for me!! (And I’ve already seen the finale, so really, how would I be cheating if I started on season 4 on the DVR?!)

bookwyrm14 - October 11, 2011

THOR IS AWESOME!!!!!! Chris Hensworth…need I say more? 🙂

I want to see The Hunger Games movie with Liam Hensworth and Josh Hutcherson (Liam is just as hot as Chris, obviously because it’s a Hensworth thing :)) It comes out sometime in March 2012. The Hunger Games was an AMAZING series, but I just hope the movie doesn’t mess it up. Case in point, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Now THAT was a disaster.

But the movie I’m really excited about is Three Musketeers with Logan Lerman. It just looks SO AWESOME with all my favorite things: hot guys swordfighting, adventure, romance, suspense…and have you seen that trailer with the red-haired girl who dives underneath the flying arrows ON HER BACK!?!?! I was just like, “SOOOOOOO AMAZING!” Then she’s on the roof swordfighting with some guy and doing a good job instead of fainting and acting all damsel-in-distress-like, which is sooooo shallow and cliche. Power to the swordmaidens! 🙂

bookwyrm14 - October 11, 2011

And Allie Smith, I can SOOOO relate to the whole embarrassing-yourself-just-as-a-cute-guy-walks-by situation. Except I never learn. *sigh* 🙂

Rissi - October 11, 2011

Definitely is not “Breaking Dawn” (those movies are, well… weird!). “Courageous” looks awesome and as Alyssa said, I am sure they’ve come a LONG way from “Facing the Giants.” And, I CANNOT wait to see “One for the Money,” it looks so cute. (I thought the trailer would NEVER release, either!)”The Three Musketeers” looks fun, and I want to see “Sherlock Holmes 2” – the first was too funny. =)

Allie Smith - October 11, 2011

Thanks,Bookwrym14! Glad to know I’m not alone 🙂

Rachel - October 11, 2011

I really want to see Courageous too! I’ll definitely have to see the Avengers when it comes out next summer. And The Vow looks like it will be pretty good. Usually I’m not a big movie goer, but this past summer I’ve been to half a dozen or so.

Erin McFarland - October 12, 2011

I’m excited for Breaking Dawn!! {go ahead, commence the cyber hissing} 🙂
I bawled my eyes out for 2 hours through Courageous. Thank goodness for Javier or it would have been a complete sob-fest.

bookwyrm14 - October 12, 2011

*cyber hissing* 🙂 lol


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