Thanks to all who participated in this one. There were a lot of good zingers, most of you going for menstrual cycle jokes. The winner for this round is CoreyJ. Congrats, you win volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Please DM me with your address. To see his winning one-liner hit the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for more contests coming up soon! READ MORE
I’m obviously not a mother, but I can only imagine how freaky this trailer would be to one. Already released internationally, and opening in the US on March 30th, is Babycall, a new horror flick starring Prometheus and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace.
Also starring Joner and Vetle Qvenild Werring, the Pål Sletaune-directed pic “follows Anna and her eight year old son Anders who are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders’ father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Anders’ mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building … Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Anders’ drawing stained with blood? Is Anna’s son still in danger?”
Hit the jump to check out the trailer from Empire Online! READ MORE
The cinematic incarnation of late Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium trilogy has never been fully embraced as a whole. It’s hardly unwarranted considering the sequels are a notch below production (not surprising since they were intended for television) and story-wise compared to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The problem is that the film on its own feels complete despite hinting at its central character’s very dark backstory. Some things are best left a mystery to avoid shattering the very qualities that made the material so compelling to begin with. When I caught up with The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest during their theatrical run, my apprehension proved to be all too accurate. They are bound together by the pulpier, continuous storyline which makers each film unsatisfactory on their own.
Initially, I was dreading sitting through all nine hours of this extended edition since I didn’t think much of the latter two. Much to my surprise, the Dragon Tattoo trilogy in its television format totally works as a separate entity to its theatrical counterparts. The sequels especially, are better served when presented as a singular property. I wouldn’t dispose of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Blu Ray since its theatrical form is still a satisfying experience. This Extended Edition is an entirely different beast which should be solely looked upon in how it’s intended to be; Stieg Larsson’s Millennium. READ MORE