Best News Ever: Veronica Mars Movie (Maybe)!

If you know us at all, you know BFOTB and I are obsessed with Veronica Mars.  And, by association, Kristen Bell. I mean, how could you not want to be best friends with a girl who freaks out like this when her fiance surprises her with a sloth for her birthday?

So, here it is, the best news ever: there may be a Veronica Mars movie coming soon!  The catch? They need cash.  Seems unlikely considering how many devoted fans there are out there, but I’m on board. Oh, how I miss her tasering bad guys and her witty, pretty Nancy Drew ways!

Be sure to watch the super fun Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Project video featuring some favorites from the show. And, if you can spare a little change, throw it into the donation pile because I really want to see a Veronica Mars movie.  Plus, don’t you want a Veronica Mars movie t-shirt? I sure do. I wish I had the spare cash to secure a spot on the red carpet, or a line in the movie so that BFOTB and I could meet Kristen Bell and become her friends. But that shirt is just going to have to do.  (side note: if they would’ve been really smart, they would’ve launched this campaign right before Valentine’s Day because I totally would’ve suckered Mumbles into coughing up a lot of cash to score me some awesome prizes!)

Veronica Mars

P.S. Here’s a fun little V. Mars quiz to rekindle your love for Neptune!


Gift Idea: Books Soon To Be Movies

I’m a strong believer that books are better than movies so this holiday season, I’ve scooped up a couple of books to gift away before they become movies.  I think it’s common that people read books and then like to see the movies to watch the plot and characters come to life, but unfortunately, once you’ve seen the movie, it’s a lot less likely that you’d go back and read the book. Even if everyone tells you that you should. I know. I’ve had this conversation a lot.  Here are some books that will soon be coming to the big screen — lovely and thoughtful gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers!


I got wind that three books by Gillian Flynn are being made into movies including the best selling book Gone Girl. My mom’s an avid reader so I thought they’d make a great gift this holiday season (sssshhhh!) — plus after reading the novel’s description I’m looking forward to my mother getting through it and passing it back to me (the plot sounds a bit like my current show obsession Revenge, which I’ve been watching on Netflix nonstop)!  I can’t wait to wrap the trio up with some of my fun clay gift tags!  Also, I found this article from USA Today that interviews the author and says Reese Witherspoon is producing and set to star in Gone Girl (yay!).

I previously shared my love of The Perks of Being a Wallflower which was recently made into a movie starring Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame. In case you didn’t know: this girl’s a huge Harry Potter nerd. Obsessed. So hey, there’s another book-series-turned-mega-movie-hit…if you’ve not yet read the Harry Potter series, a) you’re crazy b) you’ve missed out on a worldwide phenomenon and c) read ’em. all of ’em.  I know it’s a lot of books (7) and the page counts are crazy huge but they’re easy to read and J.K. Rowling does a fantastic job of creating a world that you can easily envision in your head, which only makes the movies more magical to watch as you see the wizarding world come to life on the screen.  There are tons of stories from adults and kids alike that say the series is what created a yearning to read. How cool is that?  Definitely a superb gift idea, especially as a big bundled set. Like I said: read ’em.

I was pretty disappointed when I first saw the new Great Gatsby trailer (can we have a collective sigh for dreamy Robert Redford Gatsby? swoon…) but I did love Baz Luhrman’s take on Romeo & Juliet (also featured Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead) so hopefully it will exceed my expecations.  It’s Gatsby and Leo so all in all, it’ll be hard not to love, I’m sure.  In any case, this holiday season is a great time to dust off your copy of the classic or gift it to someone who’s never read it because the movie release date was pushed back to spring/summer 2013.

Twilight fans will perhaps be interested to read Stephanie Meyers’ new novel The Host— yet another love triangle but this time only involving two bodies and no wolves or vampires.  Weird, huh?  Instead it’s aliens and the movie will star Saoirse Ronan, who I adored in Hanna.

Are there any books set to become movies that you’d recommend?  I hear there’s another Nicholas Sparks movie in the making…

Excited About: Dark Shadows

Despite the mass obsession and rush to the theaters by the general public, I’m doing my best to hold out waiting to see The Hunger Games until my dear brother returns from a trip abroad. Meanwhile, I’ve just finished book two and am at a point where I am dreading book three because finishing the series will leave me very sad and empty, although Mumbles will be happy to have his wife back.

So, here’s the movie I’m looking forward to next as I try to keep my mind off of The Hunger Games: Dark Shadows. Another fab Tim Burton film featuring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, and also Michelle Pfieffer and Eva Green (of Bond fame).

Looks fun, right?