Welcome to Things Liz Loves!

Let me apologize in advance: I'm not the regular poster I used to be. I try to keep things interesting around here though, so check back from time to time.

Check the Contests page for info about our current giveaway!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday's Picks (14)

Hooray! It's Thursday again! The week gets away from me so quick! Forgive me if this post comes a bit late...my internet has been wonky for the past couple of days and it may or may not allow me to post. My fingers are crossed that you're actually seeing this on Thursday!

You know the drill: every Thursday, I give you guys my picks for the most awesome books, DVDs and movies coming out over the next week. I give you the summary, why I'm hyped about it, and a trailer video if I can find it. I'd love your thoughts regarding the picks! What are you excited to see? Do you think my picks are whack? Play along! Leave me a comment or make your own post. The button is hanging out in the right sidebar.

Here we go...

This Week's Movie Pick:
NOTHING! I'm serious, there are no new movie releases this week. Next week only offers one US release (and a dismal one at that) and I'm pretty sure the entire month of January is a movie wasteland. Why? I wish I knew. I'm as depressed about it as anyone. I love my movies! I wish I had something to share with you guys! Maybe some peeks at the projects I'm making for my Etsy store will make you happy? Let's give it a shot...

This is going to be a super soft neckwarmer.
I'll be making a ruffly scarf out of the same yarn.
This is that beautiful yarn...
Lion Brand Homespun in Baroque
I'm totally in love with that yarn and currently trying to talk my husband into buying some handspun yarn from Etsy. LOVE IT! I know, totally not movie related. Sorry.

This Week's Book Pick:
The Bloodlust (Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2)
By L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
Release Date: January 4, 2011
HarperCollins Publishers

Summary (Courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
A new beginning . . .
When Stefan Salvatore's first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed.
The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and vampire hunters. Will Stefan's eternal life be forever damned?
Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.
I'm not a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries books. I LOVE the television series in a desperate and unhealthy way, but the books have seemed a bit cheesy to me. I'm sure that this makes the book pick confusing. I chose this one because it's not just L.J. Smith writing it. Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec are the geniuses that turned an otherwise cheeseball teen vamp series into an amazing show. And do trust, it is an AMAZING show. Plus, HOLY HOTNESS! The love of my television life, Ian Somerhalder, is on the cover of this book! That ALONE is worth the $9 for the paperback, in my opinion. Now, excuse me while I try to control my breathing. I don't have a book trailer for you, but I do have some of the best Ian Somerhalder/Damon Salvatore clips from the TV show! Crap, now I'm hyperventilating again...

This Week's DVD Pick:
Dinner for Schmucks
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Rated PG-13 (Paramount Pictures/Dreamworks)
Starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szostak

Summary (Courtesy of IMDB):
When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
Steve Carell is a decidedly funny fellow. Paul Rudd also has some serious comedy chops. Couple the two together and you are bound to have a funny movie. Reviews are generally favorable, and the previews are pretty funny, so I have a good feeling about picking this one up. I also feel better about watching it when my kids are awake than I would if I had chosen one of the other DVD releases this week. (Namely The Last Exorcism, which is an Eli Roth film, and would probably give me nightmares for months.) Check out the preview and tell me what you think.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I LOVE it when people have something to say! Comment away!

Related Posts with Thumbnails