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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I was going to do a video blog this morning, but as I am currently a wee bit hiveish -- well, as I adore you all so, trust me, you SO don't need to see that!

So instead I am going to do this:

Give away (to anyone with a US mailing addy)

an ARC of Sophie Jordan's Firelight
an ARC of April Lindner's Jane
an ARC of Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution

How can you get all of these ARCs?


Tell me what movie I should go see this weekend.

Yep, that's it! Let me know what movie you think I MUST see, and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you!--by midnight EST this Friday, August 6th.

Then, I'll either pick a winner, or if a bunch of you pick the same movie I end up seeing, I'll pick a winner at random.

(Also, congrats to Sarah and Karen--Sarah won a copy of one of Melissa de la Cruz's YA novels, and Karen won a copy of Kieran Scott's She's So Dead To Us! And many, many thanks to both Melissa and Kieran for their great guest blogs last week!)


Blogger Alexa said...

Normally I couldn't answer this but after 8 months of not going to the cinema I went three times in one week, to see Inception, Eclipse and Knight & Day.

Eclipse was my favourite but I think everyone should see Inception on the big screen, it's visually stunning and has Cillian Murphy in it.

So short answer - INCEPTION

August 04, 2010 8:35 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Well I'm seeing Inception this weekend, but isn't everyone else?

My answer (fingers crossed, no whammies, no whammies) is The Kids Are All Right.

August 04, 2010 8:46 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I definitely think you should see Inception. I'm not sure if it is your type of movie, but it is seriously mind blowing, and one of the few movies that can't be missed on the big screen. Seriously, though, it was amazing. Or Charlie St. Cloud, it was a beautiful story. And, Zac Efron is pretty dang cute.

Other movies:
Despicable Me (I know, I know it's a cartoon, but SO cute, SO funny.)
Eclipse (Taylor Lautner is beautiful)
Toy Story 3 (It's a classic)
Knight & Day (So funny)
Grown ups (Pretty funny, kind of..)

August 04, 2010 9:14 AM  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

First choice--Inception. Already one of my favorite movies ever.

I also want to see The Kids Are All Right and The Other Guys!

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

August 04, 2010 9:19 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Charlie St. Cloud

Despicable Me

Step Up 3 (HA, I know, far fetched BUT it definitely fits the YA market demographic and I just have so much respect for people who can dance well. I am sure the story part will be phoned in at best but the dancing will be amazing)

Have a great weekend regardless!


August 04, 2010 10:21 AM  
Blogger Lorena Lopez said...

I sort of feel the need to say Inception, but seeing as I haven't seen it yet we'd be on the same boat seeing it this weekend.

So instead I'll say Toy Story 3 (assuming it's still showing in your local theater). I have to admit I'm a sucker for anything pretty that Disney throws at me. But I don't think I've ever gotten so emotional in a theater...at least not since Pan's Labyrinth.

August 04, 2010 10:24 AM  
Blogger WindyA said...

Despicable Me. Super cute. Super funny. :)
Toy Story 3. Perfect ending to the series.
I have little kids, can you tell? Lol!

August 04, 2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

I vote for charlie st. cloud, it looks so stinkin cute.

August 04, 2010 10:39 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Hmmm, I hear Inception is a really good one. It is a Leonardo DiCaprio movie, though, so watch out!
I also want to see Charlie St. Cloud really bad.
Good luck!

E-mail: trishuhhhr@yahoo.com

August 04, 2010 10:44 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

So by now this post is completely unoriginal because about half of the comments that are already there are about Inception, but they're right.

Inception was a totally awesome movie about getting into people's dreams and stealing their secrets; Leo DiCaprio's character takes an "impossible" job /planting/ an idea instead, so that he can go home and see his kids. It was so, so good - definitely one of the best movie's I've seen in /ages/ - and it's one of those movies that I'm still thinking about all the time even though I saw it two weeks ago. Definitely see Inception at some point, even if you don't pick it for this weekend. :)

August 04, 2010 11:09 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Wells said...

Definitely Toy Story 3, if you haven't already seen it. Second: Despicable Me.

August 04, 2010 11:18 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I think you should go see Salt, I want to go see that this weekend, I don't know if your in to this type of movie but Step up 3D, I really love those movies

stacedog01 at yahoo.com

August 04, 2010 11:33 AM  
Blogger Actin' Up with Books said...

The Kids Are All Right, it is at the top of my list!

August 04, 2010 1:05 PM  
Blogger Bianca said...

Toy Story 3! This movie will definitely make you feel many emotions. It's pretty fantastic!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

August 04, 2010 1:13 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

In the last two months, there have been three movies that were awesome:

#1: Inception
If you like mind games, this is the one for you... I wouldn't recommend going if you don't feel like thinking though.

#2: Dinner for Schmucks
I really enjoyed this one with all of the humor. Paul Rudd and Steve Carell were amazing in it.

#3: Grown Ups
Another great comedy, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Cris Rock, and David Spade are great.

I haven't seen The Other Guys (which comes out on Friday) yet, but it looks really funny.


August 04, 2010 2:06 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Dinner for Schmucks is hilarioussssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. I love Inception too, but its more of a drama, so it's all about what kind of movie youre into at the moment. Drama - Inception, Comedy - Dinner for Schmucks.


August 04, 2010 2:07 PM  
Blogger Crazy for words said...

I haven't been to the movies in a while. But I can tell you the movies I'm pining on. Lol.

Charlie St. Cloud - I'm not a fan of Zac Efron but the movie looks like it's going to be adorable.

Step Up 3 - I'm a sucker for dance movies but John M. Chu (the director) put a lot of heart and soul into this movie so I'm counting on it being less bad acting and more story than the others.

Dinner For Schmucks - I'm not big on comedy but this movie actually looks pretty darn funny. Plus it has Paul Rudd in it. He generally does a good job.

The Kids Are All Right - This movie looks amazing. I'm looking to bribe people to go with me to see it. I love heart, and this movie appears to have plenty.


August 04, 2010 2:08 PM  
Blogger Sab H. said...


August 04, 2010 2:09 PM  
Blogger Rachele Alpine said...

I vote Inception or Toy Story 3!

August 04, 2010 2:11 PM  
Blogger william said...

i would go for Agora.

August 04, 2010 2:20 PM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

I would definitely say Inception. Sooooo good! Also Salt, Despicable Me, and Dinner with schmucks :)

August 04, 2010 2:20 PM  
Blogger Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I loved Grown Ups!! If you want something funny you got to see that!

Or Toy Story 3 was really cute!

Avatar was pretty cool as well.

Have Fun!

August 04, 2010 2:21 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

Well, I am going to see CHARLIE ST. CLOUD this weekend and know I'm going to bawl, but I have to see it and you do to. Everyone needs a good cry.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

August 04, 2010 2:32 PM  
OpenID rabbithigh said...

I hear Inception is complete genius and the best thing after Dark Knight, so that's definitely on the list!

And some cinemas still have Toy Story 3! The perfect way to end the chapter of my childhood!! Made me cry and feel like toys ARE real x)


August 04, 2010 2:43 PM  
Blogger WhatBriReads said...

Toy Story 3! Must see if you haven't already.

Despicable Me was pretty cute too.

And everyone's going crazy over Inception, but I haven't seen it yet so how could I recommend it? :P

August 04, 2010 2:55 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

ok. first of all, I'm not a movie person. but i liked these... so i'm going to say that these were pretty awesome.

1. Sherlock Holmes. exciting, funny, quirky, a little magical but totally understandable in the end... i'd watch it a million times. plus it had a great sound track.

2. The sorcerer's apprentice. i mean, hello. nicolas cage. how can you go wrong? lol ;D it was very funny, the hero was loveable (and a total nerd!) and it was clean: no language, no bloody violence, and no sex.

two awesome movies!!


August 04, 2010 2:59 PM  
Blogger .Ambur. said...

I think you need to see Inception!! It was amazing! Definitely keeps you on your toes! :)
Or if you're feeling like you want some comedy...which you might be after hives, which are so not fun, you should see Dinner for Schmucks!! I haven't seen that one yet, but it looks hilarious! :)

My email: ambiepie_6@hotmail.com

August 04, 2010 3:04 PM  
Blogger .Ambur. said...

I think you need to see Inception!! It was amazing! Definitely keeps you on your toes! :)
Or if you're feeling like you want some comedy...which you might be after hives, which are so not fun, you should see Dinner for Schmucks!! I haven't seen that one yet, but it looks hilarious! :)

My email: ambiepie_6@hotmail.com

August 04, 2010 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline C. said...

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August 04, 2010 3:27 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline C. said...

The three that I'm recommending are films that I really want to see:

Despicable Me (love a good animated movie)


August 04, 2010 3:28 PM  
Blogger Liz S said...

I'm going to go with the majority here. I saw Inception this past weekend and was blown away! (Here's hoping we don't hype it up so much you're disappointed, but honestly, I don't think it's possible to be disappointed with this movie!)

I would also say Charlie St. Cloud, but I haven't seen it, and I don't recommend what I haven't seen!

August 04, 2010 3:30 PM  
Blogger BrittLit said...

I have not seen any movies, but I am never against recommending things I will eventually get around to reading/watching. So I suggest you go see The Other Guys. KAPOW


August 04, 2010 3:51 PM  
Blogger Lynsey Newton said...

Inception. Everyone says it blows their mind ;)


August 04, 2010 4:10 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

You have to watch Charlie St. Cloud, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, I liked a lot Killers, Knight and Day, Karate Kid, Toy Story 3D!!!.... What a great giveaway!! sallycar1394@hotmail.com

August 04, 2010 4:21 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I hear Inception is really good. Ramona and Beezus was a great family film, plus it's based on a series, so any author should see that!
Eclipse was amazing, and I think Charlie St. Cloud looks REALLY good. Hope that helps you out!

Hannah @ www.beautiful-flaw.net and distantskyx3@yahoo.com.

August 04, 2010 4:24 PM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

Despicable Me

I've watched both, and I can honestly say that I loved both (for different reasons, of course)!
Have fun at the movies, Elizabeth!

Love, Hannah

August 04, 2010 4:34 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

I think yu should see Inception...

August 04, 2010 7:11 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Like everyone else seems to, I am also saying INCEPTION! I haven't seen it yet, but it's at the top of my movie list (and I keep a very short list). : )

Thanks for the giveaway.
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

August 04, 2010 7:56 PM  
Blogger californiameaghan said...

as i have only sen one movie in the theatres in the last year and a half i may not be the best person to ask this question to. however, if i were going to the movies this weekend i would either go see toy story 3 (i know it has been out for a while but you can't go wrong with this franchise) or inception, since everyone i know saw it last weekend and loved it.

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

August 04, 2010 8:27 PM  
Blogger I am lying said...

Do you mean any movie, including the ones not in theaters? 'Cause there's only a few that are in theaters.

I would suggest:
-Dinner For Schmucks
-Big Fish (not in theaters)


August 04, 2010 8:38 PM  
Blogger Mackenzie said...

WELL, I actually work at a movie theater.

Eclipse is a good book, but I was disappointed in the movies.

Inception, Charlie St. Cloud, Salt, and Dinner For Schmucks are not doing well.

If you're looking for an action film, go for Knight & Day.

Family fun I suggest Despicable Me. One of the cutest and funniest movies I've seen in a while.

Grown Ups is also doing well.

August 04, 2010 9:02 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

I know everyone is talking about Inception, but I'm waiting on my special someone to be able to see that with me...

So I'm going to say Salt. Literally kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time! It was soooooo good. Not normally an Angelina fan but this was an excellent movie with lots of twists.

Knight & Day was also awesome.

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

August 04, 2010 10:06 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

You need to see Inception. I'm not kidding. It's probably the best movie out there. But pee before seeing it b/c if you miss even a second of the movie, it'll get really confusing.

After you see Inception (b/c you need to), go online and google "Top 10 things I missed during Inception." Lol, seriously, you'll be like "oooooh, yeah!" :D


August 04, 2010 10:17 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

You should see 'The Other Guys' with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. I have been waiting to see this movie all summer! Not only do you have the awesomeness that is Will Ferrell, but add in the hotness of Mark Wahlberg (maybe with his shirt off, hopefully?...) and Derek Jeter making a cameo (to answer the ultimate question of 'Can he act?'), and how can you not want to see this?

Seriously. See this movie. :)


August 04, 2010 10:21 PM  
Blogger Bookworm1858 said...

If you're going out, you should probably see Inception or (not sure where you live so this might not be available) The Kids Are All Right.

If however you are renting/staying in, Turner Classic Movies is having a great weekend with Ingrid Bergman movies on Friday and Errol Flynn movies on Saturday. Films recommended for Friday: Intermezzo at 8pm, Casablanca at 9:30pm, and Notorious (with Cary Grant!) at 11:30pm. Then The Adventures of Robin Hood is on Saturday at 6:15pm and The Sea Hawk follows at 8pm. [All times EST] To be honest, I think any of those films are better than anything currently in theaters. They just don't make movie stars like that anymore. All the best!

bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com

August 04, 2010 10:24 PM  
Blogger papalbina said...

inception... of course :)

August 05, 2010 8:51 AM  
Blogger Tash said...

I deffinitely suggest Salt. That movie was amazing. If you only watch the trailer you would expect some crap, but this movie would have to be one of the best in a while. AND my other suggestion is Inception. Only becuase Leo is in it.

Go see Salt!!!!!!


August 05, 2010 10:59 AM  
OpenID mismikadodowntheaisle said...

I whole-heartedly loved Despicable Meand thoroughly recommend it! I'm an animation junkie and was so impressed with the break-out work of parisian animators, Mac Guff :)


August 05, 2010 4:24 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Letters To Juliet is a really cute chick flick. It's playing at the dollar theater where I live, so it's almost out of the theaters, but worth seeing!!

And even though everyone's already said it Inception is pretty awesome :)


August 05, 2010 5:03 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Definitely Inception! I went in not knowing a thing about it, but the plot is just incredible. It's a great lesson in storytelling. And, you know, Leo is hot :)

August 05, 2010 6:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I've heard Inception is a great movie. And Despicable Me. That movie looks so cute! :D

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

August 05, 2010 8:56 PM  
Blogger Connie Onnie said...

Let me put it this way I have seen Inception 3 times. I think any story teller is going to enjoy this movie. The characters are rich the story telling has you leaving the theater wanting to see more.

But this weekend I am going to go see Dinner for Schmucks with friends who I know seeing it with them will make it more fun.

I have also heard good things about Salt and want to see that as well.

August 06, 2010 12:02 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Inception. InceptionInceptionInception.

No contest at all. Inception.


August 06, 2010 4:05 PM  
Blogger lyan said...

Step-UP 3D is coming out, if you like family movies....
SALT is supper good if you want some action


August 06, 2010 5:47 PM  
Blogger sullivan, m, kristen said...

I went to Inception a couple days ago, and I think, to get the full experience, you should see it in a theatre. Overall, the movie was fantastic. I definatly recommend it.


August 06, 2010 11:25 PM  

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