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Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3606 comments I just got an email from Cineworld with details of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which is due to come out on 12 March. As an Unlimited card holder and have just read the book, I shall drfinitely be going to watch that between night shifts!

How about you?

I have seen The Lovely Bones film last week and thought it was ok but wouldn't want to see it again.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I haven't read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is it good? Is it worth reading before I see the film.

I saw the Lovely Bones last week and I actually quite enjoyed it. I liked the fact that it didn't have a clear cut happy ending that most American movies have, I found it added to the story all the more. I haven't read the book yet but it's on my want to read list.


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Jo I really want to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I didn't even know it was being made into a movie. I chose not to see Lovely Bones because i don't want to ruin my enjoyment of the book. I loved the book. The last movie i saw was Youth in Revolt. That was really funny in parts. Tonight i am going to see Crazies. Can't wait!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Well my friend saw the film with me and she's read the book and she said they've actually kept it quite true to it and didn't change any of the major bits, which is good to hear. I'm definitely going to read the book and see (bet I'll prefer the book lol)

Ooooo I want to see the Crazies, going to try to get out this week and see it.


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Jo Let me know what you think if you see it.


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments I want to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as well, it got a good review in one of my magazines - Empire I think. I've just got the book so really want to read it first - I think seeing the film first might spoil it.

Alice in Wonderland is a good prospect too.


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Sally (larwos) | 22 comments My husband and daughter have both read the three books in the Dragon Tattoo series and loved them. I plan to listen to them as downloadable audio books as my daughter did that and said they were great that way. I'd love to see the movie. I'm actually thinking it may be better to see the movie first and then knowing the book wouldn't spoil the experience.
I did that with Twilight and only realised after reading the book just how much better it was than the movie.


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments The book is usually better I think but I'll have to get my skates on and finish the three books I've got on the go already if I'm going to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before the film's released.

Let's face it, there's every chance I'll being seeing the film first!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3606 comments Sally wrote: "My husband and daughter have both read the three books in the Dragon Tattoo series and loved them. I plan to listen to them as downloadable audio books as my daughter did that and said they were g..."

I am listening to The Girl who Played with Fire from audible.co.uk and I listened to Draggon Tattoo as well. I find it great to listen to, have already got the third on downloaded ready too.


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3606 comments I am off to see either From Paris with Love or The Crazies today.


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Jo I saw The Crazies last night. I thought it was really good but i like that kind of thing.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Worth seeing then Jo, I hoping to see it on the weekend :-)


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Jo Yeah i think so. Let me know what you think! Has anyone seen the original? I think i am going to buy it and see if its any good.


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abrookingheader | 16 comments Recent films based on books I have watched have all been enjoyable in their own right, not necessarily better than the book (probably with the exception of The Reader but that is more to do with the performance of Kate Winslet) but has worked within the restrictions of film. I always try to be as objective as possible when I go and watch a book based film .

I am currently reading The Lovely Bones and will look foward to watching the film.


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments I think I'm going to see Crazy Heart tonight, anyone seen it? Hope it's good.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Jo wrote: "Yeah i think so. Let me know what you think! Has anyone seen the original? I think i am going to buy it and see if its any good."

I saw The Crazies on the weekend and I thought it was pretty damn good, it was like a darker version of the film Outbreak with a less happy ending and more of a coverup.

Saw Alice in Wonderland too and it was amazing, definitly worth watching, especially in 3D


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Jo Glad to hear the Alice was good!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3606 comments Crazy Heart isn't at my local till Friday so I am going to see it on my night off on Sunday. Today I am off to see Paris in Love or Crazies but Shutter Island is also on too so may have to watch two films either today or tomorrow!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Let me know if you see Shutter Island, I quite fancy the look of that :-)


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Jo When is Shutter Island out? I want to see that.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments It's out in the Cineworld here on Friday :-)


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Jo We have a cineworld. I will have to go see it next week! I was going to watch Legion tonight but my boyfriend would rather go out for dinner. Does anyone plan on seeing that? I wasn't sure if it would be good or not.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I'm planning on going to see it on thursday night, it looks pretty good but i'll let you know if it's worth seeing :-)


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Jo Thanks :)


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3606 comments Cinema plans changed when I got there and I went to see Leap Year instead which was very funny and romantic. Tomorrow I intend to see Crazies and From Paris With Love back to back!

I am going to see Legion when it is out and Dear John too. Thank goodness for the Unlimited Card!


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Jo I was really tempted to get the Unlimited Card but films don't stay on very long at our cinema and it doesnt show all of them so some months it would work out good but other months wouldn't. Let us know how all those films are, Lynne!


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Ha! I saw the trailer for Shutter Island - it looks terrifying! Am I complete wimp or what?


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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
I was gonna go see Alice in Wonderland 3D tomorrow but gonna go Thursday instead now! :)


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments By the way, I loved Crazy Heart - it was a beautifully shot, touching but not over-sentimental story and I think Jeff Bridges truly deserved his Oscar. If it's still showing, it's worth a look or on DVD maybe. Jo, you are right though, it is a pity how alot of the big cinema chains show certain films for months ie. Avatar and then others come and go before you can get out to see them. (especially anything British or Independent.)


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Unfortunetly the reason they do that is money, not enough people go to see the smaller British/Independent films so the cinemas would lose money if they kept them in longer. It's a shame but sadly that's what the industry is like.

We're lucky here in Cardiff as we have a few small independent venues that do show the smaller independent and locally produced films, but even they only have limited runs.


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Jo Em wrote: "By the way, I loved Crazy Heart - it was a beautifully shot, touching but not over-sentimental story and I think Jeff Bridges truly deserved his Oscar. If it's still showing, it's worth a look or ..."

I know! I wanted to see Adventureland when it came out and our cinema showed it for one week and then it was gone. Avatar came out in december and they are still showing it! It sucks!


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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
I'm going to see Alice in Wonderland tonight! :)


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Jo I saw it last night. I really enjoyed it!


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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Same! It makes me want to see the original one again as I don't remember it from when I was little. I also need to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass at some point soon!


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Lea | 18 comments Zoe wrote: "Same! It makes me want to see the original one again as I don't remember it from when I was little. I also need to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass a..."

what did you think of the movie? I still not been! But will go!


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Lea | 18 comments Sam wrote: "I haven't read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is it good? Is it worth reading before I see the film.

I saw the Lovely Bones last week and I actually quite enjoyed it. I liked the fact that i..."


Sam wrote: "I haven't read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is it good? Is it worth reading before I see the film.

I saw the Lovely Bones last week and I actually quite enjoyed it. I liked the fact that i..."


My husband read it and strongly recommended. He also read all three of the series. He loved it. I have not yet come to it! So many books to read! Reading three at the mom.


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Might give them ago then Lea, and if I don't enjoy them I can blame your husband ;-) lol.

The film is out here on the 18th March and I think it is in Swedish so it'll be subtitled. I have to be honest I find subtitles easier to read at the cinema that at home, probably because the screen is a bit bigger.


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments I'm pretty sure it is in Swedish - I've read some outstanding reviews for the film so I am really keen to see it, I don't mind subtitles though. Two of my favourites are foriegn language films: Amelie and Il Postino - I find I forget I'm reading the subtitles after a few minutes.

I remember my then boyfriend (now husband) being totally bemused that Il Postino was in Italian - there was a clue in the title for goodness sake! I can't believe he thought there was even a chance it'd be in English!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I'm the same with Guillermo del Toro's films (such as Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone) where he's filmed in Spanish, the films are so good you 'forget' that you're reading subtitles.

I've seen others though that haven't been as good and it can get annoying after a while, probably more because the film is no good rather than because it's in subtitles though.

Bet he felt a bit of a dunce after that Em lol!


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Gill (lockwdg) | 99 comments Just read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Great book, can't wait to see the film now and read the other 2 books. I like to read the book before I see the film, then I picture things my own way. I'm always disapointed when the film doesn't follow the book


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Belatedly been to see Alice in Wonderland - I liked it. I particularly liked the Hatter and the White Queen - though there is something very dodgy about her if you ask me. The Red Queen was also fab - I saw an interview with Helena Bonham-Carter and she said she was playing the part like an overgrown toddler and I believe she achieved her aim brilliantly!


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments I saw The Blind Side last night, it seemed to have got quite mixed reviews although Sandra Bullock got the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. I liked it, though don't know the first thing about American Football - it's an inspirational story and based on a book but didn't catch the title of it!


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Jo I saw Shutter Island. I don't know why but i was expecting it to be better than it was. It was still good though!


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Terrie | 31 comments I know it's not new but what do you guys think of the Memoirs of Geisha film?


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments This is such as obvious answer Terri, I enjoyed it but not as much as the book!! No surprises there then... I'd say it was worth seeing all the same.


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Terrie | 31 comments Lol, I finished the book last week and watched the dvd tonight and I would completely agree with you! I loved the book so much I was wondering whether I was being overly harsh on the film!


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Ha! I think the book is usually better but I stand a better chance of enjoying the film if there's been a long gap between the reading and the watching if you know what I mean. Otherwise, if I haven't read the book yet, that's normally ok too.

I've got a film on hire from Lovefilm of a book I read when I was about 11 so I think I'm safe there, it's Ballet Shoes. No idea how good the film is but I do remember adoring the books so we'll see...


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Jo I saw Kick Ass last night. It was pretty funny!


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Em (emmap) | 2929 comments I thought the new Ricky Gervais film - Cemetery Junction sounded pretty good, it's just out I think. Has anyone seen it yet?


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Jo I want to see that one too. Let me know how it is if you get to see it.


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