books & movies post…

I've just finished reading two chick lits by Candace Bushnell that i consider "commercial breaks" before i start reading something else. I'm not sure what to start on next, somehow from my new purchases, my hand inched towards "Dawnthief" by James Barclay. So i'm supposing this is it.  (i still have another bunch of books i bought before on the second last day of Page One's clearing out sale.. so i'm pretty much well stocked.)

It seems to promise adventure and some magic.

I really, really want Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge!!! dammit. Do i sound desperate enough?

I've already gotten her second book "Twilight Robbery" which i bought because i fell in love with it when i skimmed the first page. She's so charming, even the author's website is very charming. Click here to go to Frances Hardinge's website.

I think i'll have to go order myself this book.

Anyway, just last Tuesday, i went to watch "The Cabin in the Woods" in the cinemas… I thought it's brilliant. People have been raving about the Hunger Games and Battlefield, which, i am pretty certain are very good too. I mean Hunger Games! i think i want the books.. before bracing myself for disappointment when watching the movie. Movies that are based on books almost always end in disappointment. (i remember when i was very disappointed when i watched Eragon in the theaters, i had loved the book so much but the movie totally crushed me. i was about 15 years old then and was very idealistic. The movie, in one word that sums it up perfectly, sucked.) I'm not saying Hunger Games would suck.. not as bad maybe. But it still instills dread in me.

Well! Back to Cabin in the Woods (please excuse me, i am very prone to sidetracking) I thought the movie was a mix of Battle Royale and Thi13een Ghosts rolled into one??? i liked it. I thought it was extremely original. And that bit about the ancient gods, i personally am very interested in greek mythology and love books based on it, So i thought it was a nice touch. That thing in the pits that they were offering sacrifices to reminded me of the Titan Kronos, The Lord of Time that was in pieces in a pit in Percy Jackson series books by Rick Riordan.

I just didn't understand why the gods were still unhappy when obviously so many were killed in the end. So yeah. but whatever, i liked it very much. 😀 Loved the movie.

Next on my Movie List is Prometheus.. But of course other people are gearing up for The Avengers.

I also want to watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Snow White and the Huntsmen (I mean, the queen who dematerializes into a turbulence of gargoyles? How fucking cool is that? it's the stuff of dreams put into motion on screen! straight out of the mind, that is. Just gorgeous.)

Ughh. you know i started this post with intentions of elaborating on some of the tales i have in my pockets.
But it turned out to be a Books & Movie post. hmmmmmmmmm…. Next time then..


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