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Thursday, January 29, 2009

When I asked about tv and so many of you suggested One Tree Hill, I decided to give it a try. I'd seen the first season on dvd back before season three started and liked it, but the start of season three didn't do much for me. However! Based on what you said, I decided to try it again, and season three really picked up (the last seven episodes, in particular) and now I'm into season five (LOVE that they skipped the college years) Is season six something I can just start watching now, or am I better off waiting until I comes out on dvd?

Anyway, since you've all pointed me in the direction of tv I've been missing and my husband and I are trying Netflix (I know! We're practically in the 21st century now!)-- what movies should I be watching?

Since it's already Thursday, let's say you let me know what movies I should put in my queue by Monday, the 2nd, at midnight EST and then I'll pick four people at random and each of those four people will get a book.

I'm giving away:
Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faraia Stolarz
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Sleepless by Terri Clark

One last thing--just a couple of links to share:

Agent Kristin Nelson saw teens discuss their favorite books of the year at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting

Justine Larbalestier talks about what to do when you're drained -- it's a great post because it says something that I think we all need to hear--that yes, it really is okay to take time off, no matter what your job is.

Tess Gerritsen on why you don't need to worry about someone stealing your ideas

Editorial Ass looks at Jane Austen's publishing career--yes, she got rejections too!

YPulse has an interesting article on teens and Twitter


Blogger scott neumyer said...

Oh, man... SOOOO many movies to recommend:
*since you write for teens - AMERICAN TEEN is great
*OLDBOY (if you've never seen it)
*WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (if you're into awesome documentaries about photographers)
*AMELIE (for whenever you need a pick-me-up)
*SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (b/c it's the greatest film ever made)


January 29, 2009 1:19 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

There are so many movies that are good.

Little Miss Sunshine
The Godfather
Almost Famous
Pride and Prejudice
Pay it Forward

I could go on and on.

January 29, 2009 2:21 PM  
Blogger BriannaBean said...

27 Dresses - greatest chick flick of all time!
The Illusionist - pretty amazing movie, one of my favorites.
The Dark Knight - because even if you don't like Batman, you haven't lived until you've seen Heath Leger's Joker.
Love Actually - makes me cry every time. (not because it's sad, but because it's such a great, happy movie)
Little Miss Sunshine - because it's funny and absolutely one of the sweetest films ever.
Across the Universe - Beatles music and love stories all in one!
That Thing You Do! - funny movie with a song that gets stuck in your head and you still love it!

I could go on for forever, but i'm gonna be late for work if I keep going.

January 29, 2009 2:53 PM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

Some of my favorites are
Mamma Mia
The Italian Job
The Guardian
Charlie Bartlett
Hope you enjoy!

January 29, 2009 3:42 PM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

If you haven't seen it, you have to see Saved!

Other suggestions--How To Deal (based on a couple of Sarah Dessen's books and surprisingly good), August Rush, Bend it Like Beckham....I'm sure there's more I'm missing, but those are a few of my favorites.

January 29, 2009 4:02 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

Deadly Little Secret was a great book.

and i think you should probably wait until season six comes out on DVD.
there's a lot of stuff that's happened, and if you just jumped into it, it might be a little confusing.
but what do i know.

i think you should watch Juno,
Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist (it comes out next tuesday!,) La Vie En Rose, Sex And The City, and Prayers For Bobby.
i don't know if that's on DVD.
it's a lifetime movie.


January 29, 2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

One of my favorites from last year was Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

(kate.wardwell (at) umit.maine.edu

January 29, 2009 6:38 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

God there are so many movie movies to recommend but i guess you could try the notebook, devil wears prada, 27 dresses, the dark knight, mamamia, Juno...and so many more! oh and I would love to be entered for one of those books! All of them seem like there going to be great!

January 29, 2009 7:22 PM  
Blogger damnnoob said...

One of the greatest films is The Last of the Mohicans. Must watch this.

January 29, 2009 8:16 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

Fight Club
Dead Poets Society
The Theif Lord
The Princess Bride
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Illusionist

They turned Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz into a pretty cute movie.

January 29, 2009 8:50 PM  
Blogger Steph Su said...

Oh boy. Movies, movies. Well, I don't know what genres you liked, but the following should appeal to everyone, and they're among my favorites:

Iron Man - Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, is the perfect antihero. He's sardonic! I just love sardonic characters!

Hairspray - You won't be able to resist singing along to this.

Also, any Studio Ghibli movie (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky) is fantastic. The art is incredible, and the stories are imaginative, fulfilling, and theme-packed.

Happy viewing!

January 29, 2009 9:18 PM  
Blogger k said...

I totally missed that people rec'd OTH! You know I have loved that show since I started watching with that one episode with Mike Erwin?? I love OTH because it's one the few shows I've seen, teen or otherwise, that places female friendship so high as a priority. It *matters* that Peyton and Brooke are fighting and them making up is possibly more important than who Brooke or Peyton is dating.

Also, I've never watched a show more effective at making me like characters who I was sure I would hate forever. (Hello, Rachel. Hello, Chris Keller.)

January 29, 2009 10:00 PM  
Blogger The Book Muncher said...

i'm really not much of a movie buff, but I have to recommend The Matrix if you haven’t watched it bc it’s such a great movie.

Oh yeah, and the Curious Case of Benjamin Button was also good.

January 29, 2009 10:27 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

*ANY of the Jason Bourne movies (Bourne Idendity, Bourne Supremecy, Bourne Ultimatum)


faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

January 29, 2009 11:42 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

The best movie I've seen in quite a while is Let The Right One In but I don't think it's out on DVD until march. Save it in your queue maybe? :)
Sixteen Candles
27 Dresses
Tuck Everlasting
The Notebook
The Dark Knight
um...as I don't see many movies, that's all I can think of. They're pretty standard flicks

January 29, 2009 11:43 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

oh yes mama mia is really good and

and then some of the movie's that i really like or like
- Roseanna's Grave (and it's not scary or gory or action)
- Bread and Tulip
- Better Off Dead (which is perfect and you must see if you haven't)
- Amelie (totally agree it's very good)
- and then BBC's masterpiece theatre, all jane austen adaptations are either very, very good or good. pride and prejudice is great.
- for austen's Persuasion i loved the 1995 movie version

January 30, 2009 2:18 AM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Enchanted, Yes Man!!
bunnybx at gmail . com

January 30, 2009 3:42 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

I strongly recommend Love Actually and The Notebook. I watched those two hundred of times but still wanna watch again. Mind that I do not love movies.

Thanks for the giveway, so many awesome books up there ^^

January 30, 2009 4:29 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Dedication was a really good movie.

January 30, 2009 2:23 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

Oooh - I just saw Young at Heart, the documentary about a rock and roll choir from an old folks home. It was completely adorable.

January 30, 2009 3:28 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Every once in a while I come across a wonderful movie that not many people have heard about. I love when this happens!

Jet Lag - Jean Reno and Juliette Binoche
Playing By Heart - this movie started my love for Jon Stewart
Brick - film noir with high schoolers
Peter's Friends - Stephen fry, Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie

And if you are Kevin Smith fans, An Evening with Kevin Smith (1 and 2) made me laugh harder than I have in ages.

January 30, 2009 4:54 PM  
Blogger Liv (Alivia) said...

Definitely 27 Dresses. :)
It is such a cute movie!



January 30, 2009 5:08 PM  
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January 30, 2009 8:48 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

Some of my favorite movies are the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (love Colin Firth!), Clueless, Enchanted, Juno, and Hairspray. All of these are pretty popular, so there's a good chance you've seen them, but if not, you should definitely check them out.

Also, Stardust (based on a book by Neil Gaiman) is awesome - everyone I've known who has seen it loves it.

My sister and I were just saying last night how great it is that OTH skipped the college years, but that's partially because we love Jamie so much - that kid is hilarious.

January 30, 2009 8:49 PM  
Blogger GirlwiththeBraids said...

It's a pretty old movie (from 1999), but you should watch Frequency starring Jim Caviezel. It's awesome! :)

January 30, 2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

I'm not a movie fan buttt my friends love Tropic Thunder and Moulin Rouge!

January 30, 2009 10:01 PM  
Blogger Sena said...

You have to watch anything starring Audrey Tautou! Oh, and watch Sex and the City - the movie

January 30, 2009 10:13 PM  
Blogger cecilia said...

I agree...too many movies to list, plus it depends on what you like to watch!

* 27 Dresses
* Hairspray
* Little Miss Sunshine
* Horton Hears a Who
* Run, Fat Boy, Run (hilarious!)
* Shaun of the Dead
* How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
* Kung Fu Panda
* The Importance of Being Earnest
* MirrorMask
* About a Boy
* Stranger Than Fiction
* Last Holiday
* The Holiday
* Love, Actually

January 31, 2009 4:03 AM  
Blogger Polo.Pony said...

Thanks for the contest!
Its not out on DVD yet but I think you should watch "Bride Wars!"

And two more:
"Big Fish!" Which was a pretty good flick.
"Hairspray" a cute little musical!

January 31, 2009 9:08 AM  
Blogger Pretty said...

I recommend

She's All That
10 Things I Hate About You
The Breakfast Club
Sixteen Candles

These are movies that I really love!


January 31, 2009 1:34 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

I'm going to put a couple of votes in for She's the Man, Juno, The Wackness, Charlie Bartlett, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, American Tee...

January 31, 2009 11:20 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I agree with so many of the movies already mentioned!

In Bruges
The Orphanage
Charlie Bartlett
Iron Man

That's all I can think of right now!

February 01, 2009 11:01 AM  
Blogger mindy said...

mamma mia
the jazz singer with neil diamond
history of the world
blazing saddles
the onion field
the karate kid

February 01, 2009 5:51 PM  
Blogger paperback.pixie said...

I always miss the deadline! But I second American Teen :-) I was talking back to the TV the whole time.

February 02, 2009 2:28 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

P.S. I Love You
The Holiday

February 02, 2009 2:51 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Little Miss Sunshine
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Say Anything
Paris Je T'aime
Rocky- "Eye of the Tiger" is an awesome song

February 02, 2009 4:43 PM  
Blogger cata ananias said...

Some of my favorites are
P.S. I love you
John Tucker Must Die
10 things I hate about you



February 02, 2009 9:19 PM  
OpenID bookmoochgirl said...

I recommend...

Stranger Than Fiction
Love Actually
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Never Been Kissed
Waking Life
High Fidelity
Before Sunrise
I Heart Huckabees
Finding Neverland
Shawshank Redemption
all three Bourne movies
American Teen


mournfields AT yahoo DOT com

February 02, 2009 9:32 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

I think my all time favorite chick flick is "13 Going on 30"! It is very cute!


February 02, 2009 11:19 PM  

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