January 22, 2012
Movies Addiction Incorporated Documentary on one man's discovery of the addictive ingredient in tobacco and his crusade to have the cigarette industry regulated. Albert Nobbs See Steven Rea's preview on H2. The Grey See Steven Rea's preview on H2. Man on a Ledge The police negotiator attempting to talk a wanted fugitive off a ledge realizes he may have an ulterior motive for his risky actions. Miss Bala A young beauty pageant contestant from a lawless Mexican town is forced into the world of a violent drug cartel.
December 31, 2011
Music New Year's Eve. If you're hitting a plain old club on Saturday night, you're likely practicing an amateur's-night-out strategy. More advisable is a night out with Philly's alternative elite - the skinny- jeans-wearing rockers, baggy-pants electro-programmers, and classy-costumed performing locals who bare their souls for maximum pay on the last day of 2011. The flashiest of New Year's Eve parties occurs at MilkBoy's Center City outpost when Johnny Showcase meets El Malito.
December 23, 2011 |
Reprinted from Tuesday's editions. Rest assured, Stieg Larsson acolytes. One of the most important questions to be asked in the late Swedish author's mega-selling mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - the line "Do you want a coffee?" - makes it into David Fincher's movie. In fact, this beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters. Perhaps the opening title sequence - a kind of Mapplethorpe-meets-Bond S&M whir set to Karen O's urgent take of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" - is too much.
December 20, 2011 |
Rest assured, Stieg Larsson acolytes. One of the most important questions to be asked in the late Swedish author's mega-selling mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - the line "Do you want a coffee?" - makes it into David Fincher's movie. In fact, this beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters. Perhaps the opening title sequence - a kind of Mapplethorpe-meets-Bond S&M whir set to Karen O's urgent take of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" - is too much.
October 29, 2010 |
Lisbeth Salander spends at least half of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in a hospital bed, barely moving, let alone kicking. The third and draggiest of the Swedish film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's wee Millennium trilogy, this is the one that ties up the loose ends, finally meting out justice to the band of pervy old secret police and government creeps who have made the punked-out heroine's life so miserable. Justice is also delivered upon Alexander Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov)
August 17, 2010 |
IT'S a global Tattle today. The David Fincher Hollywood adaptation of the Swedish best-seller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has cast American Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. She'll join Brit Daniel Craig 's Mikael Blomkvist. Mara, 25, was recently seen in "Youth in Revolt" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" and will next be seen in Fincher's "The Social Network," about the founding of Facebook. She is the younger sister of actress Kate Mara , and for you football fans out there, she is the great-grandaughter of New York Giants founder Tim Mara on her dad's side and the great-granddaughter of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney on her mom's side.
July 9, 2010 |
There's a wickedly funny Stieg Larsson takeoff in last week's New Yorker: Nora Ephron riffing on the late Swedish author's mega-selling Millennium Trilogy. Titled "The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut," Ephron's piece takes The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo , The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest to task, deftly mocking Larsson's penchant for Stockholm street names, his characters' ardent consumption of coffee and sandwiches, and the unwavering seriousness exhibited by his punk, brainiac heroine, Lisbeth Salander.
May 23, 2010
By Stieg Larsson Knopf. 576 pp. $27.95. Reviewed by John Timpane Well, it's here. For weeks, bookstores throughout the country have loaded special tables with copies of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire - next to a "Coming Soon" sign. Now "soon" is here. With The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest , a third stack of books will now beckon readers of the "Millennium trilogy" (which has sold more than 27 million books worldwide)
March 19, 2010 |
Readers of Stieg Larsson's blockbuster thriller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, already know what truly dark and depraved business is in store for the Swedish author's improbable pair of sleuths: intrepid investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk cyber-hacker Lisbeth Salander. (Nick and Nora Charles, they are not.) Those who have yet to read the international mega-seller - and those who have - can take heart not only that the film adaptation is exceptionally faithful to the late Larsson's book, but also that the deftly compressed mystery boasts an actress who is the walking, talking embodiment of the strange creature that is Lisbeth.