Month: December 2011

christmas time is here (again!)

Once again the year is winding down and while things don’t always go the way we want them to, this year has been better than some of the ones in the past. Naturally there’s always room for improvement, but that’s what 2012 is for.

I’m fortunate enough to once again be back down in Jersey, celebrating with my family.  The drive was good, the weather has been cooperating and the mood is rather festive — which is always a good thing.

Hopefully everyone out there has a Merry Christmas (if you’re celebrating) and a wonderful New Year.

the stephanie plum movie is coming!

My mother and I are both big fans of Janet Evanovich‘s Stephanie Plum novels.  I’ve been reading them for years now and always wondered if and when they would become movies. It seems the wait is finally over.

On January 27, the first novel One For the Money becomes a major motion picture, starring Katherine Hegil in the role of Stephanie Plum.

I’ve seen the trailer and some screen captures and I gotta admit, Heigl does kind of  look like how I imagine Plum to look.  And considering Sandra Bullock was long rumored to be the producer and actress in the film series, I think we got off easy on this one.

But there are a few concerns before I rush down the ol’ multiplex: a lot of studios release duds in January because award season and holiday seasons have passed. Could One For the Money be a January pass-over?

And Katherine Heigl isn’t a very bankable actress.  The majority of her movies, with the exception of Knocked Up,  have either been major bombs and/or ravaged by critics.

Still, I’m hoping it does well and most importantly, it’s watchable. From the trailer, the expected gags and “nice ass” jokes are there, so it remains to be seen if there’s any substance behind it.