Trailer Talk: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

That’s right, nerds. The teaser trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit has arrived. Here are some things we learned: Legolas still doesn’t like dwarfs. Bears, spiders, and dragons. Oh, my! Evangeline Lilly seems to have all the attributes of a pretty exemplary elf. The verdict still is out on Lee Pace. Whoever said…

Trailer Talk: The World’s End

Last Call FYI, this post has nothing to do with my unconventional and somewhat quirky crush on the super-duo, dream-team, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. Oh, who am I kidding? It totally does. Admit it, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz changed the way we view comedic features. We don’t have to settle for…

Classic Movie Moment: The Man That Got Away

Never a New Love It’s undeniable: the effortless passion embedded within each perfected lyric, within every intense wave of melody. The heart’s meaning is relative, universal. They form a perfect union; She of flesh and She of sound. The partnership between them is seamless, as if they are two souls masked as one – amplified…

Movie Review: The Host

The Universe & U This is how I see it. We spend years preoccupied with a series, constantly wishing they would select it for the big screen. Detailing lists; compiling scenes and particular components we absolutely want and don’t want. We debate casting decisions; obsess over initial snapshots and overdue theatrical trailers. We buy advance…

Trailer Talk: Much Ado About Nothing

Whedon vs The Bard Respectable nerds everywhere know that when you overhear the name Joss Whedon, or any other associated moniker, there is a predetermined selection of acceptable reactions. For instance, on the day Dollhouse was cancelled, the common reaction had everyone devouring a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and shedding a few…

Must Watch Movie: What a Way to Go!

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify! Simplify!” There are films we view in our youth that seem to establish an everlasting impression. Most of the time, these films have spent years creating their own following, easily making themselves a part of the long list of revered classics we devote our time to. However,…

Trailer Talk: Beautiful Creatures

It’s magic, you know? First off, I swear to you, if I had known about this, I would have contacted you about it sooner, because you know this is right up my alley. Of course, the level of impressive marvel is increased with the inclusion of Seven Devils by my pal, Florence. But, that’s neither…

Countdown: Kim the FanGirl’s Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

“Be Sure to Drink Your Ovaltine” It’s December, and do you know what that means? Besides good cheer, sugar cookies, peace and joy, and snow? Yes! That’s right. It’s time to break out the holiday film collection. I love movies (You, undoubtedly, know this already) and I love Christmas (Duh). Combine the two, and you…

Trailer Talk: Warm Bodies

Written In Reverse At Kim the Fangirl, we love our fictional characters (Hunters, Hybrids, Vampire soulmates, etc); the sparkling, the romance, the uncomplicated lines of cheesy dialogue. However, if you didn’t already know, we also share a fondness for those impossibly slow-moving, ever so hungry creatures of the living dead. There’s been a lot of…

Dim the Lights. The Show’s About to Begin. (TIFF Edition)

I Want to See That! For film buffs and the likewise minded, it’s the best time of the year. The fall movie season has begun and already major Oscar buzz is filtering through the system. Don’t be surprised when you overhear a quick word or two about one film, then soon after hear a superlative…

10 Things That Need to Be In ‘The Host:’ Part 2

“I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.” Dear people (who are making this film), Hi. How are you? Nice to see you again, as always. You might remember, last week we began our detailed discussion, itemizing our requirements for the film adaptation of The Host. Our lengthy list got underway…

10 Things That Need to Be In ‘The Host:’ Part 1

Rules & Restrictions As you know, here at Kim the FanGirl, we take our novel to film adaptations seriously. We like to give writers, directors, and producers some much-needed help translating our favorite stories from page to screen (because, you know, they need all the help they can get). Although The Host has already finished…