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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday's Picks (19)

Happy Thursday, Blog Friends! I hope the week has been treating you well! I also hope you've been shamelessly promoting the Super Sized Valentine Follower Love Giveaway, because I REALLY want to add a fourth prize pack to the mix at 200 followers! So now we're back for Thursday's Picks, the weekly feature where I tell you the best upcoming books, movies and DVDs coming out in the next week. This week's are a special treat for me, so get ready for some awesome sauce! You can tell me all about your Thursday Picks as well...I actually love it! Leave me a comment or make your own post!

This Week on Thursday's Picks: I Am Number Four, Get Low and Darkest Mercy

I Am Number Four Release Date: February 18, 2011
Rated PG-13 (DreamWorks Pictures)
Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand and Callan McAuliffe
Summary (courtesy of Moviefone):
Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso ('Eagle Eye', 'Disturbia') helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events--his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

I can't even tell you guys how excited I am for this movie. I know that movies based on books have a tendency to leave something to be desired for fans of the book. Case in point, Percy Jackson. Fun book series, stupid movie that had almost nothing to do with the actual book. I'm extremely hopeful for I Am Number Four, in spite of that. The trailers all look amazing, and I have nothing but good things to say about the casting. I mean, Alex Pettyfer and Timothy Olyphant in the same movie?! The only thing that would make that better is a cameo from Robert Downey Jr. My heart would literally explode. It's not often that I go to the theater on opening day, but I've already made it clear to Mr. TLL that I will be in that theater Friday. It's going down. See the trailer below and you'll be there too.

Darkest Mercy
Written by Melissa Marr
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Published by HarperCollins
Summary (courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.
The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless

I have been bouncing in my seat waiting for this book. An ARC is on it's way for me to review and I'm stalking the mailbox for it to come. The mailman thinks I'm in love with him. I need this read this book as soon as possible. Melissa Marr is an incredible writer, and I haven't read a single thing she's written that I didn't absolutely love. I've fallen in love with her characters, and as sad as I am that the Wicked Lovely series is coming to a close, I can't wait to see how it all ends. Book trailer is below.

Get Low
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Rated PG-13 (Sony Pictures)
Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black
Summary (courtesy of Moviefone):
Inspired by the true story of Tennessee recluse Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who planned his funeral while he was still alive, director Aaron Schneider's dramatic period thriller stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, and Lucas Black. Few folks have spoken with Felix Bush (Duvall) since he disappeared into the Tennessee woods 40 years ago, and the ones who have don't necessarily have the kindest things to say about him. Gruff, confrontational, and ill-tempered, Felix has been the source of many malicious rumors over the years. Some say he's a cold-hearted killer and his penchant for walking into town with a shotgun, a wild beard, and threadbare clothes doesn't exactly give the impression of a man who seeks to make friends. When Felix walks into Frank Quinn's (Murray) funeral parlor and announces his intentions to throw himself a massive party before he passes away, word quickly spreads through town and anticipation starts to run high. Before long the big day has finally arrived, and Felix surprises everyone by revealing exactly why he shunned society to lead a life of solitude in the deep woods.

This movie sounds pretty awesome. I love a good crime drama/mystery, and you really can't go wrong with this cast. The acting firepower is undeniable. I mean, the casting director for this movie should get an award for having an awesome brain. The only thing I'm not too excited about is Lucas Black, who's acting can be compared to the skills of a wet mop. Ugh. Now check out this trailer and tell me you don't want to pick this DVD up on Tuesday.

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