Rooney’s Lisbeth Salander Is A Girl Who Plays With Uncertainty

Fans of the American remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher and starring a wonderfully transformed Rooney Mara who are expecting a sequel may be out of luck.

On its generous budget of $100 million (the equally great Swedish version cost $13 million and brought in over $100 million), GWTDT suffered a modest loss, according to MGM.

Fincher’s comments in December of 2011 where he pretty much shot down the idea of contributing to what would be a second installment, The Girl Who Played With Fire, felt like an added setback. Continue reading “Rooney’s Lisbeth Salander Is A Girl Who Plays With Uncertainty”

An In-Depth Look At ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Special Features

I got my hands on a copy of the three-disc Girl With The Dragon Tattoo blu-ray recently and spent part of the day watching the four hours of extra features (watch clips HERE) which are quite enjoyable.

I like the technical aspect of filmmaking but also recognize that some DVD featurettes and commentaries are horribly boring.

This is not one of those times. Instead, I gained insight into my favorite movie of the past five years:

1. Rooney Mara has a biting and underappreciated sense of humor. Maybe I seem sick for deciding this after seeing her bring up a spin-off of ‘eff marry kill’ while adding grunting sounds to the post-production rape scene… Continue reading “An In-Depth Look At ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Special Features”

Peter Travers Is An Ignoramus, Thinks ‘Haywire’ Is Better Than ‘Dragon Tattoo’

I never completely trusted Rolling Stone movie reviews but this time I’m angry that I don’t have a fireplace or hobo-style porch barrel for the simple purpose of LIGHTING THE LATEST ISSUE ON FIRE.

I haven’t seen Haywire, and while I’m sort of surprised that people are somehow intrigued by the idea of another movie with a female action star simply because this one (Gina Carano) is big in the MMA circuit, I would still watch it. There’s just absolutely no way that it’s somehow better than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which is the message in the Bowie issue of RS where Peter Travers gave Haywire three and a half stars and called Carano “poetry in kickass motion.”  Continue reading “Peter Travers Is An Ignoramus, Thinks ‘Haywire’ Is Better Than ‘Dragon Tattoo’”