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(The Supernatural London Underground, #1)
by Romarin Demetri
-Urban Fantasy, New Adult
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Book giveaway (here)
by Kimberly Karalius
courtesy of Swoon Reads - Thanks!
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AND watched: in theatre
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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