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”

David Fincher And Charlize Theron Got F’ed In The A

I know I talk about David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo way too much, but it was basically my favorite movie of 2012 next to Young Adult. Coincidentally, both movies got fucked by the Oscars.

Theron for her spot-on portrayal of a painfully realistic woman with the maturity level of a five month-old Rottweiler.

The character, written by a subsequently more grown up Diablo Cody was passed over in every way. No best actress or picture. In other disappointing Young Adult/Academy Award news, if Jonah Hill deserves a supporting actror nom for Moneyball than Patton Oswalt should get one as well. Continue reading “David Fincher And Charlize Theron Got F’ed In The A”

People Who Laugh At Rape Scenes Should Be Shot

I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo the other day, and I had another classic Larry David moment, which I do commonly experience at movie theaters since it’s one of the few times I am exposed to groups of humans.

The LD moment was expressed (mostly internally) towards this awful woman who kept chuckling at the movie, which by the way, is not a comedy. It may have comedic moments but I hardly think murder, rape and sodomy are humorous. So this piglady, sitting next to her husband, keeps laughing during the infamously disturbing Lisbeth Salander rape scene that involves her recently appointed “guardian” Nils Bjurman, and my face almost splits like a watermelon in Fruit Ninja.

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The Old Lisbeth Salander Supports The New One

Noomi Rapace is the sole reason that I was extremely hesitant to support an American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Series as a whole. “Hesitant” is actually an understatement.

I LOATHED the idea of it. If you’ve ever read the books or seen the Swedish film adaptations, you’d know that as a fan you develop a very strong connection with the characters. Lisbeth in particular, the non-cliche, promiscuous, borderline-Asperger’s hacker.

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Trailer: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (International)

Here is the new trailer for the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoomy #1 most anticipated movie of 2011! Based on the bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson.

From the director of the Social Network and Fight Club (David Fincher) music by Trent Reznor, starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist…

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