MOVIES I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH! Books I read.

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EXCEPT FOR THE LATEST NOVEL, PROBABLY NOT AVAILABLE IN MALAYSIA YET, I NOW HAVE THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE JACK REACHER NOVELS BY LEE CHILD..

I bought KILLING FLOOR and THE VISITOR recently.

KILLING FLOOR was the first published, and his best from my point of view. I borrowed it from Novel Hut, Ipoh and read it in 2008. I didn’t remember much of it, so I was pleasantly surprised that it is in this novel that Jack Reacher’s brother is killed!

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THE VISITOR was published as RUNNING BLIND.

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I am now reading again WITHOUT FAIL. Found it in my cupboard. Jack Reacher meets up with his brother’s ex-girlfriend! It has everything you would want: violence, sex, plot, subplot, twists and turns, and more violence Jack Reacher style. Neagley turns up, too!

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SORRY, YOU CAN”T BORROW ANY OF THEM.

The Internship Official Trailer – IN CINEMAS 12 SEPTEMBER

‘Hobbit’ holds off ‘Jack Reacher’ at box office

Scott Bowles, USA TODAY3:41p.m. EST December 23, 2012

But with Tom Cruise starring, ‘Reacher’ could do well through the holiday season.

It takes more than a vigilante to unseat a Hobbit.

Despite featuring Tom Cruise and being based on a popular line of action novels, Jack Reacher could muster no better than second place this weekend, falling to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Hobbit took the top spot for the second straight weekend with $36.7 million, according to studio estimates from box office tracking firm Hollywood.com.

Hobbit has raked in $148.9 million in 10 days and will be a solid performer for distributor Warner Bros.

Reacher, too, could find the holidays lucrative. The film did $15.6 million, the upper end of most analysts’ expectations.

‘Hobbit’ holds off ‘Jack Reacher‘ at box office

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Deadline Holloywood

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (MGM/WB) Week 2 [Runs 4,100] PG13
Friday $10.5M (-73%), Weekend $31.5M, Cume $145.2M

The problem with blockbusters is they have giant openings and then giant falls.  But even with a -73% drop from a week ago, Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth epic is still the big #1 domestic and international. Going into the weekend, its huge domestic haul was already $113.1M and its international take was just shy of $189M. That makes for a worldwide cume of about $303M. Yikes! The pic now opens in Russia and the Ukraine as it continues to blanket the globe with new and old JR Tolkien faithful.

2. Jack Reacher (Skydance/Paramount) NEW [Runs 3,352] PG13
Friday $5.7M, Weekend $17.5M

Tom Cruise is currently not sitting quite as pretty as he was midday based on matinee trends. Yes, he’s still #2 today and should stay there all weekend now that audiences bestowed an ‘A-’ CinemaScore. That should help word of mouth, along with the expected holiday multiple. Still pic will debut less than the $20M which major stars like Cruise should gross to open movies. Frankly, Hollywood didn’t think this ammo actioner would make even this kind of money after tracking trouble. (There’s been snark from the film project’s get-go that Tom Thumb was miscast as Reacher, who’s a physically big guy in the novel.) But it only cost $60M, or so co-financiers Skydance and Paramount keep claiming. Remains to be seen if it’ll struggle to get to $100M total box office. If so then Oracle scion David Ellison may have to rethink steering movies towards Cruise even after Mission: Impossible 4 paid off.

Friday Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher‘ #2, Judd …

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The Hobbit’ tops box office with record $84.6M

Associated PressAssociated Press – Tue, Dec 18, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” led the box office over the weekend with $84.6 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous “Lord of the Rings” films.
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1. “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey,” Warner Bros., $84,617,303, 4,045 locations, $20,919 average, $84,617,303, one week.

2. “Rise of the Guardians,” Paramount, $7,143,445, 3,387 locations, $2,109 average, $71,085,268, four weeks.

3. “Lincoln,” Disney

4. “Skyfall,” Sony

5. “Life of Pi,” Fox

6. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” Summit

7. “Wreck-It Ralph,” Disney

8. “Playing For Keeps,” FilmDistrict

9. “Red Dawn,” FilmDistrict

10. “Silver Linings Playbook,” Weinstein Co.

The Hobbit‘ tops box office with record $84.6M – Yahoo! News …

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Jack Reacher (2012)

The poster shows a man, injured and holding a gun, standing in front of a car. Text at the bottom reveals the tagline and in bottom reveals the film's main actor and title, credits, rating and release date.

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Jack Reacher (English)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and a slam-dunk case is built. But the man accused claims that he’s innocent and says, “Get Jack Reacher”. Reacher (Tom Cruise) himself sees the news report and to the defense’s relief, turns up in the city. However, Reacher has come with the goal of burying the guy. Shocked at the accused’s request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man’s guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.

Classification: P13
Genre: Drama / Crime
General Release Date: 20 Dec 2012
Running Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Distributor: United International Pictures
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, David Oyelowo
Director: Christopher McQuarrie

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Watch this if you liked: “Mission Impossible” franchise

If you have not read the book, this movie is going to go great for you, especially if you are a big fan of conspiracies.
Jack Reacher (P13)
2 Hours 10 Minutes, English
11:15AM   04:20PM   06:55PM   09:30PM

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Jack Reacher (previously titled One Shot) is an upcoming film adaptation of Lee Child‘s 2005 novel One Shot.

In July 2011, Cruise was in negotiations to play the role of Jack Reacher.  Author Lee Child said that it would be impossible to find a suitable actor to play the giant Reacher and to recreate the feel of the book onscreen, and that Cruise had the talent to make an effective Reacher.  Child also said, “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.”Of Cruise’s relatively small stature, Child said, “With another actor you might get 100% of the height but only 90% of Reacher. With Tom, you’ll get 100% of Reacher with 90% of the height.”

The film is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2012

Jack Reacher – Official Trailer (HD) – YouTube

Jack Reacher – Official Trailer #2 (HD)

Synopsis

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher
movies.yahoo.com

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I am reading the book again…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(2012)

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Video 9

THE HOBBIT Trailer HD

The Hobbit Full Length Trailer # 2 HD

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Synopsis

Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Sundaily

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted on 18 December 2012 – 10:59pm
Last updated on 18 December 2012 – 11:23pm

review by S. Indra Sathiabalan

THIS is the first of the three movies in The Hobbit series which is the prequel to the events that took place 60 years later in The Lord of the Rings movies.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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