Friday, March 30, 2012

Hunger Games Books and Movies I Want to See

I finished reading the Hunger Games series of books early (1am) yesterday morning. All in all I liked the books. I think the 2nd one is the best of the 3 but you have to read the first one to know what's going on and then you have to read the 3rd one to find out what happens.

For those who try to compare the Hunger Games series to the Twilight series - all I have to say is that's like comparing apples and oranges.

We hardly ever go to the movies mainly because of the cost. But we did go see the Hunger Games last Sunday afternoon and they showed lots of trailers for new movies coming out.

I better start saving my money because there are several I really do want to see. And I'll plan to go to the matinees so it I can save a little.

So here's my list:

Mirror, Mirror - I've heard it's sugary sweet but this version of Snow White will balance out the second movie I want to see which is

Snow White and the Huntsman - a VERY different take on Snow White's tale!

Dark Shadows - I'm just going to have to go into this movie knowing that it's just based on the 60's soap opera and definitely NOT a remake. In case you haven't seen the trailer, the movie looks like a comedy with Johnny Depp in the role of Barnabas Collins.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Son read the book (it's still on my "to read" list) and it just looks interesting. I'll let you know.

The Three Stooges - Ok, so this isn't at the top of my list but I figure this one is right up AD's alley and if he sees any of these other films with me I'll owe him.

Breaking Dawn (part 2) - I CANNOT wait for this one! But it doesn't come out until November.

and the last movie on my list is -

Lincoln - This is a biographical drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. It comes out late this year, I think in December. There wasn't a trailer shown for it so I'm going to have to look online for one.

So, are there any movies you particularly want to see this year?


  1. I loved the books and loved the movie. Some of my English teacher literary friends hated the movie because it didn't portray the same ideals of the book. To each there own I say.

    There does seem like a lot of really good movies coming out.

  2. You sound like us, we hardly ever go to the movies becuase of the cost and so if we wait a few months it'll be on 'Movies on Demand' so I don't rush right out...however, my son went with his seventh grade language arts class and loved it. My thought is whatever gets kids to read is worth it (well, most stuff is...)
    I always see trailers and think I want to see a movie but then I forget about it so right now, can't even recall a movie I'd like to see...except I do want to see the new Pooh movie that came out probably a year ago now :)

  3. I want to see "Mirror Mirror" too. I loved "The Hunger Games" series and felt it translated well to the big screen.

  4. I haven't seen a movie in a long time. My daughter saw Hunger Games and now wants to read it. Seems I'm behind the times. lol

  5. I know I have blabbed and blabbed about it but loved the books, loved the movie! I can't believe they are making us wait until November for Breaking Dawn II -- that is just mean.

  6. I would like to see Mirror, Mirror. I LOVED the mini series Dark Shadows when Ben Crossley was Barnabas. Can't wait to see Johnny Depp and what he does with that role. I want to see Hunger Games. But I will have to wait till it is rentable. I cannot go to a movie theater because of the people. And they are quite expensive too.

  7. Shelley, I learned something today! Thank you for that. I didn't even know there was a Dark Shadows mini series so the only Barnabas Collins that I knew about was played by Jonathan Frid in the 1960's Dark Shadows soap.

  8. It sounds like you are off to a busy year. I think movies are better at the theater so I hope you get to see all of them. Have a great day.

  9. I think we will see Hunger Games later this week. Lincoln sounds like a good movie just based on the fact that it is biographical in nature and Daniel Day Lewis is in the title role. We may see The Three Stooges. Curly looks very much like the original character. Maybe they should have filmed it in black and white, just for the nostalgia.

  10. Hi OKG, I've missed your blog! Mine's back up after a three-month rest. I haven't seen HG but my daughter loved it. I don't go to many movies but did get hooked on "Downton Abbey" on PBS. Can't wait for the next season to start! How've you and the family been?

  11. I liked the books and was anxious to see how they did on the movie and I think they did it well. I can't wait for all of those movies! I love to go.