Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One for the Money

How many of you have read the Janet Evanovich books about Stephanie Plum? I've read through Finger Lickin' Fifteen. I still have three more to go to be caught up. If you've read the books or not, have you seen the new One for the Money movie?!  I've seen it twice now. Loved it!  Of course there was so much that was left out because there is just no way for them to get all the little funny things in ONE movie. What would have been more brilliant is if the powers that be made it into a television series. Yes, THAT would have been a much better idea.

I'm always uncertain about the cast when books are made into movies. Typically the actors aren't who I would have pictured in my own mind. For example, I would have NEVER, EVER, EVER chosen Rob Pattinson for Edward on Twilight. I can think of 101 better actors for that part. I know I'm probably in the minority, that's okay.  But, I'll tell you, I was quite impressed with the actors chosen for this movie. The only exception being Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur. She just isn't at all who I pictured in my mind.

You tell me.... Debbie Reynolds or Estelle Getty. Yes, I know. Estelle is dead so it wouldn't work. But, that's who I had pictured in my mind when reading the books. Who do you think would have made a better Grandma Mazur? Or are you happy with Debbie Reynolds? She did a fine job, just not my pick. I think someone a little more old-lady looking would have been better.

The actors for Morelli and Ranger were both good picks in my book. Hubba Hubba!!

 I loved Katherine Heigl as Stephanie and Sherrie Shepperd as Lula. They both did a fantastic job. Sherrie was hysterical. 

I really, really, really hope there will be a Two for the Dough. 

But, in the meantime, I'm anxiously awaiting the release of The Hunger Games on March 23! WooHoo! I'm thinking midnight movie for this one. I liked it just as much as Twilight and it seems to be just as popular. Thoughts? 

What have you been reading, watching, or wanting to watch?! I'd love to hear about it. 


Jonni Baloney said...

I loved the movie and haven't read the books. I'm wondering if I could just jump to book two or if I'd miss too much.
I am so excited to see Hunger Games but there is no way I'm going to see it at midnight!
And I wouldn't have picked Rob Pattinson either.

Aubree said...

I have not read the books or seen the movie yet but I have a friend who loves them. I devoured The Hunger Games trilogy in 3 days and cannot tell you how excited I am for the movie. I was worried about the cast but the previews have won me over.

Andrea said...

I am looking forward to Hunger Games:-) I have read the book so I have high hopes for the movie which might not be a good idea ha! The books are always better!
I agree about Robert Pattinson, though I love the Twilight books I am not loving the cast. I am hoping Kristen Stewart's acting is better in Snow White and the Huntsman.