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lol! Did you catch the new TV show the Hundred? Based off of a book of the same name?
Most are like some kind of comeuppance. You'd need some brilliant cast to hold it up if the CGI couldn't prop the flaky, clich├ęd arguments good. Know the ultimate measure of the bombing? I hadn't even known most of these had already been shown at theatres.
What an awkward interface that slideshow has.

They made a movie of The Host? Wow, that didn't get much ad time (that I can recall, anyway).
Ceridwen 10 years ago
I did not catch the Hundred! Either one, actually. :(
Many of these slipped passed me too.
Yeah, it's a bad interface, especially if you're on anything other than a desktop.

The Host was kind of adorable, but only because it was so silly. I had a good time not really watching it on a Sunday afternoon. So many serious voiceovers!
Dantastic Book Reviews 10 years ago
Glad I only saw one of these.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Which one? I admit I have some morbid curiosity about a couple of these, City of Bones in particular.
The only one of those I saw was the first Percy Jackson film.
Dantastic Book Reviews 10 years ago
That's the one I got dragged to see. It was entertaining but pretty predictable. I kept trying to imagine which Harry Potter characters the various characters started life as.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Haha, pretty much. The second one is maybe better, because it's got Nathan Fillion and Giles from Buffy. But it doesn't have Rosario Dawson, so. I have a pretty high tolerance for shitty movies for kids because my kids have terrible taste. Percy Jackson is worlds better than any Pokemon or Barbie movie ever made.
Abandoned by user 10 years ago
Me, too.

They also missed The Golden Compass, Eragon and The Seeker - all of which I have seen.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Omigod, me too! I mean, I've seen them and they are terrible! I have a weird obsession with how terrible Eragon is, and how amazingly hungover Jeremy Irons is in that movie.
Wait, wait. Fillion? Where?!!
Abandoned by user 10 years ago
Nicole Kidman's overly botoxed face doesn't even move in The Golden Compass - although I loved the CGI of Iorek Byrnison. And Eragon is just terrible - the kid who plays Eragon reminds me of James Vanderbeek from Dawson's Creek, so I always picture him making ridiculous faces.

Don't hate me for thinking Logan Lerman is adorable as Percy Jackson. Which reminds me - didja ever see Hoot, based on a book by Carl Hiassen?

Holes - the movie - is outstanding. It is almost as good as the book.
Unapologetic Reviews 10 years ago
I've read the Golden Compass was protested against by religious people, and that was why they didn't continue it. I liked that movie.
Eragon I haven't seen. Tried to read the book, but at around page 80 I was so bored, I gave up.
Unapologetic Reviews 10 years ago
I have hope for The 100 as a show. The Vampire Diaries books I wouldn't read. The show is one of my favourites.
Have you seen Bitten? I stopped watching. I just couldn't get into it.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Fillion is in the second Jackson movie? I think the lead is totally adorable in the Percy Jackson movies; no hating required. My son's been on me to keep reading, which I'll probably do someday. They're cute books.

I never did see Hoot, but my son was just reading those books, so I should watch that with him.

I think the movie of Golden Compass altogether watered down the source material. I did like Seraphina Pekkala (I may be misspelling) and Ioric Byrneson, but I can't remember much else about the movie. I didn't hate it, but I also don't remember it.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Bitten's the werewolf show? No, I haven't. I don't have cable so sometimes following shows can be a pain in the ass. I just wait for them to come to DVD.
Unapologetic Reviews 10 years ago
It's trying to be adult like True Blood, with sex and gore, but totally misses the mark. The characters are not likeable at all. Teen Wolf is a much better werewolf show, and it doesn't need random sex scenes.
Abandoned by user 10 years ago
Carl Hiassen's YA/MG books are great fun.

I just thought of another one - Alex Rider. That had so much potential to be a hugely entertaining franchise.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
These suggestions are great, thanks.
Unapologetic Reviews 10 years ago
I loved the Percy Jackson books. They were a lot of fun.
Abandoned by user 10 years ago
I love them too. I'm still reading the Heroes of Olympus.
Unapologetic Reviews 10 years ago
I'm waiting for the last one to come out. I read the first 5 far too fast. I'll read the Egyptian series some time.