Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Hunger Games – 3/23/12

 

The Hunger Games Trailer

One of the many perks of being an Amazon Prime member and a Kindle owner is the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.  This week I downloaded Suzanne Collins book “The Hunger Games” – I finished it in three days.  At first, I thought a book about children stuck in an arena fighting to the death wouldn’t be my cup of tea, but I was immediately drawn into the story through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of Collin’s trilogy.  A refreshingly independent, loyal, and incredibly brave female character, I loved Katniss from page one.

 

SPOILER ALERT!

 

Yes.  Kids die in this series, and that sucks.  I begin the second book in the series on January 1st.  I encourage all to read this series, it’s well written and unpredictable to say the least (you can’t say the author isn’t original when it comes to plot lines right?).  Thank you Suzanne Collins.

Look for The Hunger Games in theaters this March!

 

 


Trailer released for “The Hobbit”

Perhaps I’m a little behind on this news (I blame Christmas).  I read the book years ago and am eager to see Director Peter Jackson bring this tale to life, because honestly – the cartoon version freaks me out.


My Favorite Holiday Films

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Favorite line: “How am I doing Joseph? Thanks. I didn’t have a drink!” – Clarence

A Christmas Story (1983)
Favorite line: “Oh Fudge! –Only I didn’t say fudge…” – Ralphie

A Christmas Carol – Starring George C Scott (1984)
Favorite line:
Scrooge: “The goose is very small.”
Spirit of Christmas Present: “It’s all Bob Cratchett can afford!”

Elf (2003)
Favorite line: “How are we going to get the star on top of the tree?” – Michael to Buddy the Elf

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Favorite line: “Surprised Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow with my head stapled to the carpet I couldn’t be more surprised.” – Clark Griswold


Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

The poster rocks, why wouldn’t the movie?  A+