The directors and the subject of the combat documentary Danger Close prize determination over introspection, turning this firsthand account of modern American warfare into a found-footage action film.
Bridget Jones mines the riches of embarrassment. Her gaffes, blunders, stumbles, and pratfalls provide the laughs in the atypical romcoms built around her, films that rely heavily on the comedy of idiosyncrasy.
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has little in common with the juggernaut of Twilight, except for two coincidences: both were surprise publishing successes, hitting gushers in previously untapped markets (an international taste for Swedish crime fiction and an insatiable desire for teen vampires); and each brought
Stieg Larsson’s intricate mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a page-turner, and the Swedish filmmakers who adapted the first book of his Millennium trilogy capture that feeling of constant forward motion in a lengthy, engrossing thriller, rearranging some of the ornate plotting while
Stephenie Meyer’s swooning 2005 young adult novel, told from the perspective of a Bella Swan who sees herself as a geeky duckling, reaches past the postmodern irony of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to embrace Victorian-era romance.