I chose Waiting for Forever for this week's film pick because it seems like a cute movie. Even though the male lead's behavior is very stalker-like, every girl kind of wants to get stalked. Only in a not-psycho way. Every woman wants to be the center of someone's universe, to feel like they are something special. It's obvious that this boy thinks Rachel Bilson is something special. He centers his live around her because he loves her more than himself, and every woman wants that. Why do you think Twilight's stalker-status Edward Cullen is so popular? Anyway, I think I'll see this movie with other chicks so we can whine about our husbands being real guys and not movie characters.
Welcome to the Rileys is being released on DVD, and I'm ready to pick it up. The reviews have been pretty good, with people saying that this is some of Kristen Stewart's best work. I would like to see Stewart do some acting that isn't filled with twitchy awkwardness, so I hope the reviews are right in this case. I like James Gandolfini's work, so I expect he'll give a pretty good performance, and the general consensus regarding Melissa Leo's performance is no short of incredible. I have pretty high hopes for this film and expect to pick it up first thing Tuesday.
Trapped seems like a powerful story. The Publisher's Weekly review calls the book "gripping" and "exciting," and calls Northrop's storytelling "solid." I have a pretty good feeling about this read, so it's been placed on the to-be-read list for sure. The video below is of Irish from Ticket to Anywhere reading an excerpt of Trapped. Note: there's a bit of schpiel before the reading begins about a winter hat...bear with it. It does end.