Of presents and movie trailers

I think I may be back in business here. Finally. So hopefully posting won’t be so spotty. Some stuff I wanted to post about:

I’ve signed up for the Book Blogger Holiday Swap, which I did last year too. We just got our giftees assigned last week, and I’ve already bought some books. ๐Ÿ˜€ I really hope that this person likes at least one of the books I got her. She has very different tastes from mine so I’m a little worried. *crosses fingers*. Anyway, I still haven’t spent that much so I’m thinking I’ll throw more stuff in there. I love giving presents.

2) Angie from Angieville and Holly from The Book Harbinger posted about the new Jane Eyre movie last week:

“Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontรซ’s classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”). In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence — and Mr. Rochester’s coldness — have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her — and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered…”

Of course I want to watch this. I wasn’t that impressed by Mia Wasikowska in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, but then, that whole movie disappointed me, so I’m keeping an open mind, which isn’t hard because this trailer is hitting all the right notes.

3) Along with the Jane Eyre movie trailer I’ve stumbled upon a few others I wanted to mention:

Red Riding Hood:

“In “Red Riding Hood,” Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast-one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect… and bait.”

Eh. I watched this trailer and found it rather cheesy. Cheesy bad. I do like the red cloak and the music in the trailer, but I don’t expect much from this one.

From Prada to Nada

“A whimsical spin on Austen’s original, “From Prada to Nada” follows two spoiled sisters when they are left penniless after the sudden death of their father. Forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles, this is a fish-out-of-water story where the girls ultimately find romance, as well as a love for their culture.”

OK, this is Sense and Sensibility retold with a Mexican American spin. I’m iffy on whether this is going to turn out well. It looks a little too Disney-fied, but it could end up being fun. I am already a bit wary because the blurb calls both sisters spoiled.. I don’t really think that that’s what Sense and Sensibility was about! *is worried*.ย  Maybe I’m not supposed to compare the moral of the story of From Prada to Nada with the original, but I can’t help it.

Cowboys and Aliens

“In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city.”

This has nothing to do with books, but I’ll include it here because I love seeing science fiction cross overs. AND. Cowboys. Versus. ALIENS! Harrison Ford is in it! And Jon Favreau directs! This looks cheesy good.

That is all.

6 thoughts on “Of presents and movie trailers

  1. So excited to send my Holiday Swap package! I already have some books that I plan to give my Santee but I’m thinking of what else I could include in the package.

    Also, I’m currently reading Jane Eyre, mostly because I want to read Jane by April Lindner. But I’m also interested in the movie that will come out next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yep, apparently it has the same director or producer (Little Red Riding Hood). I think it’s going to appeal to the same audience. Prada to Nada also seems like it’s aimed at a younger set … like teens to early 20s?

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