Blog Posts filed under “Movies”

a tale of two movies

March 26th, 2012

  WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. This weekend something unprecedented happened, and I’m not talking about the fact that a movie with a teen female heroine earned a record-smashing $155 million dollars at the box office, though that did indeed happen. No, I went to two movies in a weekend. Since I have had kids, […]

the gantlet

December 12th, 2011

My blogging has become pathetic as of late. I will spare you the boring details as to why as they all boil down to the most boring and First World problem in the universe: lack of time. Even I am tired of hearing how busy I am. Shut me up, please. I have thought of […]

bits of silly

January 26th, 2011

I have a new child. She arrived over the weekend after I sent Willa to her room for a time out. When I went to get her out of time out, I discovered that Willa was gone and in her place was Kyra. Kyra looks, sounds, dresses exactly like Willa. But they are not the […]

my turn

January 6th, 2011

I have been blown away, swept up, filled up, humbled, shocked and awed by the response here over at the blog. When I posted the giveaway for the ARC of WHERE SHE WENT and IF I STAY and asked you all to tell me something you were grateful for or hopeful for, I wasn’t expecting […]

who controls hollywood?

December 13th, 2010

So, Dakota Fanning won’ t be playing Mia. That’s the latest news on the rollercoaster that is the If I Stay movie. Except, according to my friends who work in Hollywood, rollercoaster is how Hollywood rolls. Ups and downs, starts and stops, stars and directors dropping in and out of movies like balls on Oscar […]

subliminal movie casting

November 21st, 2010

So, even in dreams, I date myself. Last night, I was dreaming about the casting for the If I Stay movie. Anyhow, in the dream, Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke had been offered the parts of Mom and Dad. This is so strange. Winona and Ethan were the stars of the defining Generation X movie […]

can we call it a saturday six?

November 6th, 2010

Dude, I am so remiss in the blog posting. I’m getting ready to leave for Paris—yes WHERE SHE WENT came out there this week. Yes, it’s not fair. It’s an incentive to learn French. I plan to blog from Paris with lots of pictures of pretty French things. But in the mean time. An update. […]

i’m really tired of bad movies

June 2nd, 2010

It is bad enough that I am not an 18-24-year-old boy. That’s who all the movies get made for anyhow and really, I don’t CARE about Transformers or any movies based on a toy or a cereal or starring Megan Fox. And I’m not a snob either. I like a “Hollywood” movie as long as […]

the juilliard myth

February 9th, 2010

I’ve always felt a little bit sheepish for the poetic license I took in If I Stay regarding Mia’s Juilliard audition. While the pieces she plays are definitely by the book, I doubt that the Juilliard judges would ever do something like clap after an audition or tell the prospective student anything that might hint […]

it’s a christmas miracle, charlie brown

January 5th, 2010

Okay, perhaps I’m being a tad hyperbolic, but given that I had both girls home for the holidays, plus the mother-in-law, plus arctic temperatures, the fact that I managed to read one book, let alone a stack of them, is kind of a miracle. But I did. I got through a lot of those eight […]