Posts Tagged ‘The Millennium Trilogy’

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Red-Band Trailer

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Before I begin, let me preface my brief review by saying I’ve viewed the original Millennium Trilogy starring Noomi Rapace. And because of that, my opinion is tainted. While watching those electrifying film adaptations, I was shocked by Rapace’s gritty[...]

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Let’s just make everyone uncomfortable and tell it like it is. The focus of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is the subjugation, degradation and dehumanization of women by men through time, class, profession, education, sex and brute force … not a new concept a[...]

Under Review: ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — My relationship with Lisbeth Salander – self-proclaimed feminist, social-rights activist, and cyber terrorist – has been a rocky one. Our first outing (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) was much too macabre for my tastes, and Lisbeth’s obsessive need f[...]

Five Clips from ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by ALEXA MILAN — It seems there isn’t a bigger literary phenomenon at the moment than Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The books are bestsellers, the Swedish films are an international success and an American adaptation by David Fincher is already underway[...]

Can Rooney Mara Do Lisbeth Salander Justice?

— by VICTOR RODRIGUEZ — I am a huge fan of Swedish movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” I thought Noomi Rapace just nailed the part of Lisbeth. Who cares if she was older than the character in the book? In the “Bourne” books, the character of Jason Bourne is s[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Ticking clock, dragon on her back, violence, screaming, bandaged … Nov. 25. That’s all we need to know. By this time, these filmmakers know that all the promo they need is some hardcore music and the date. No fiction book, except for those in the Harry Potter serie[...]

Casting Updates for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

— by CAM SMITH — As exciting as the prospect of “Zodiac” and “Seven” helmer David Fincher tackling Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is, I have to wonder if the whole project will feel like really old news by the time December 2011 rolls around. After all, f[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lands Daniel Craig

— by BEV QUESTAD — He’s European … he’s charming … he’s in shape … he’s 42 … he’s single … his schedule is a bit clearer … and, even better, he’s blond. The stoic, chiseled Daniel Craig, best known as a charming James Bond (the sixth), has [...]

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’

— by BEV QUESTAD — It’s not every day that a film is as good as or even better than a great book. Daniel Alfredson, director, and Jonas Frykberg, screenwriter, have accomplished a surprise. Despite being made for European TV, despite its lack of theme development and despite its sensat[...]

Under Review: ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I don’t think I’ll ever understand the popularity of The Millennium Trilogy. I’ve always thought of it as the “Twilight” of middle-aged feminists. But then again, what do I know? I’m one of those American sloths who are too impatient to read the novel[...]

A Clip from ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Even though I’m a Millennium Trilogy fan, even though Lisbeth is my 2010 female model on how to handle misbehaved men, even though I was thoroughly riveted by the Swedish film version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and even though I will still see the[...]

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Hurt her and she’ll expedite, in a creative way, your karma. Brash, tough and perhaps a savant, Lisbeth Salander, with a photographic memory and Asperger’s-like social distance, is my new female model for justice in the 2000 millennium. And Millennium happens to be[...]