Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 3.12.16

Stacking the Shelves
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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


For Review:

A Mirror Among Shattered Glass
(The Supernatural London Underground, #1)
by Romarin Demetri
-Urban Fantasy, New Adult
courtesy of author - Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads
Book giveaway (here)

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes
by Kimberly Karalius
-Fantasy, YA
courtesy of Swoon Reads - Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

AND watched: in theatre

The Mermaid (2016)
Director: Stephen Chow
Writers: Hing-Ka Chan, Stephen Chow, Chi Keung Fung
Miu-Kei Ho, Ivy Kong, Si-Cheun Lee, Zhengyu Lu, Kan-Cheung Tsang
Starring: Chao Deng, Yun Lin, Show Luo
-Drama, Fantasy, Romance, China | imdb | my rating: 5

Xuan's estate project involving reclamation of the sea threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who rely on the sea to survive. Shan is dispatched to stop Xuan and this leads them into falling for each other. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the reclamation. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organisation and Xuan has to save Shan before it's too late...

=====> LOVED it! I laughed, cried, boo-ed and cheered. FYI: this is currently a hit in China. I fell in love with this and watched it twice! Can't wait to get the DVD.

AND watched: on DVD

Goldfinger (1964)
Director: Guy Hamilton
Screenplay: Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn
Based on book by: Ian Fleming
Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman
-Action, Adventure, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

=====> Continuing to work through all the Bond films (here). Can't help laughing at the character name, Pussy Galore.

Cruel Intentions (1999)
Director/Screenplay: Roger Kumble
Based on book: Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon
-Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

Two wealthy step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to de-flower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

=====> Great re-make set in modern day. I mostly wanted to see Ryan and Reese acting together. Loved them.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Director: David Fincher
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian
Based on book: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
-Crime, Drama, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 5

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

=====> I saw the 2009 version with Noomi Rapace which was good. But, I wanted to see this version after watching Rooney Mara in Carol to see how she portrayed the Lisbeth character. She nailed it just like Noomi.

Also, wanted to watch this before reading The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz as a movie version of it is in the making as well. If I can get it, I will watch the tv series, Millenium (2010) that continues the story of Lisbeth and Mikael.

Insurgent (2015)
Director: Robert Schwentke
Screenplay: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback
Based on book: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
-Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

Beatrice Prior (Tris) must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

=====> Wanted to get ready for Allegiant due out March 18! I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this better than Divergent. The special effects and action sequences were good.


* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently


  1. Love Charms and Other Catastrophes looks so cute! I really liked the Insurgent movie as well. I haven't read Allegiant yet so I don't know when I'm going to watch the movie. It's already showing in our country since Wednesday and I am so tempted to just skip the book! haha

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

  2. I loved Cruel intentions-I heard they are doing some kind of remake to it with SMG in it again. I'll keep my eyes open for that. I hope to find time to watch a few films this week but I say that EVERY week!

  3. OOh your new review UF story looks good. I want to watch Insurgent eventually.

  4. Love Charms and Other Catastrophes sounds cute!

  5. I added the London book to my wishlist and the YA one looks good as well. Looks like you had a good movie watching week as well.

  6. Enjoy your books...Love Charms and Other Catastrophes looks tempting...I enjoyed the book and the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

    I never read any of the other books in the trilogy...I think I got too involved with other books.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.


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