Friday, October 27, 2006

I Finally Did It!!!!

What??? What??? you're all asking.

I finally watched the Keira Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice! I noticed that it was on TV the other night and thought about watching it, but it was on a regular station and I didn't want it interrupted by commercials. So when I was in Walmart the other day, I noticed they had it there. I decided to go for it. Later that day a friend and I went out for dinner and then we went back to my place and watched it. She hadn't seen it either so it was a new experience for both of us. (and yes, she saw my 'library and was suitable impressed although I think she agrees that I have a wee small addiction)
So! What did I think of the movie?
I loved it! I'm going to have to watch it again soon because I don't know if it was because I didn't have the volume high enough or because of the accent or because Kiera Knightley just spoke so darn fast, but I didn't catch much of what she or the others were saying during the first part of the movie. But once I turned the volume up (d'oh) and kind of caught on to their speech patterns, what a wonderful movie it is. I'm glad I decided to buy it so now I can watch it again at my very own convenience any time I want. It makes a most excellent collection to my historical type DVD collection!
And of course what would a trip to the mall/Walmart be without also purchasing new books? I was really looking for Take Me by Lucy Monroe that Jazz of Santuary's Finest gave such a glowing review of. I knew I had seen it at Walmart! But damn it all - they didn't have any copies any more. Neither did the book store at the mall. So naturally I overcompensated in my dissapointment. Instead I got:

I go curious about this one after seeing Valeen's review at Turn Another Page.

I loved her last one.

I'm a bit behind on her books. I really enjoyed the first two but haven't read the one previous to this one.

OK - this one got me because of the cover and I was in overcompensation mode.

I've read her other books in this series and really enjoyed them. And hey! It's a Western!

One I picked up and then put back down was this one:
I love the cover but the back blurb made it sound annoying. Has anyone read it and what do you think? Any good?

'til later


Wendy said...

I don't know about that particular Nan Ryan book, but I was forced to read her last one for review (The Sheriff) and it was hideous.....

Tara Marie said...

Oh, boy, Nan Ryan, you'll need to post a review of that one!!

Mailyn said...

My best friend rented that P&P version and she wanted me to watch it with her. I totally got out of it but now my mom wants to watch it. LOL. I do like Kiera so who know, maybe it won't be so bad.

Oh and some of those covers are HOT! Let's hope the books turn out to be as great as the cover. :-)

meljean brook said...

I really, really love that version of P&P! Definitely not as comprehensive as the A&E version, but fun on its own...and that scene in the gazebo? *swoon*

Devonna said...

It's a good version of P&P ~ of course a lot is cut out to keep it under 2 hours, but it was a good story all by itself. I rented it earlier this year and watched it so many times before I returned it that my niece went out and bought it for me for Mother's Day.

The Book Girl, A.K.A. Jodi said...

I LOVED that version of P&P, and it is definitely a movie that you must watch at least twice in order to catch with most great movies.

I'm glad you liked it!

Jennie said...

I love that P&P too. I actually went to see it in the movie theaters twice, which is saying a lot seeing as how I hardly ever go to the movies. And I bought it when it came out on DVD.

I love the Mr. Darcy.

Kaitlin said...

I saw it in the theater 3 times. Shows how much I loved it. he-he. I think Matthew makes a super-hot Mr. Darcy. Yummy! :)

I couldn't get into the Cherry Adair books. Just didn't do anything for me.

Kristie (J) said...

Wendy: I remembered your pain with The Sheriff when I picked this one and thought "I bet Wendy wouldn't like it" *g*. I really did!

Tara: I have to buy it first and I don't know if I will *g* but if I do I'll review it!

Mailyn: It really is a good movie! I'm glad I finally got around to watching it.
And hot covers - yep some of em are. And the hottest one is the one I put back *sigh*

Meljean: it was lovely. The scene I liked the best is when he came striding out of the fog. I swooned at that part *swoon thinking about it*

Devonna: I'm glad I bought it. I'm becoming as bad at returning movies as I am at books. That's why I don't like librarys. They want them back!!!! And I don't want to give them back. If I'd rented this movie I wouldn't have wanted to give it back either.

Jodie: Yep - I don't think it will be a chore watching this one again :) Maybe tonight

Jennie: He did make a might fine Mr. Darcy didn't he? I know the A&E is really loved too but I'm one of the few who doesn't feel the Colin love.

Lori said...

I loved P&P, too. I thought it was very well done!

And I feel your pain, Kristie. I haven't been able to find Take Me either. *pouting here*

C2 said...

I just watched this version of P&P too! It was excellent!! :o) I agree that Matthew MacFayden was an excellent Mr. Darcy. I hadn't seen him in anything but I'll be paying more attention now. LOL

I didn't like Take Me as much as Jazz. I thought it was kind of slow-moving...but I haven't read the prequels and I was amidst my reading slump so maybe it was me.

I like Cherry Adair's new series. I read the first one and liked it and have the other two in the mountain.

Kristie (J) said...

Lori: doesn't that drive you bonkers when you decide you want a book and then you can't find it?? That's when you know you're in trouble. You either leave depressed or you overcompensate :) I usually overcompensate. In fact probably a good deal of my TBR books are compensation books.

C2: He was very fine. I'd say better than CF but then I would get pelted by all the CF fans :) so I won't say it. And to be fair I haven't seen him in the mini-series so if I did, I might fall for him just as hard too. As for Cherry Adair, I read her first two and then didn't read her for a while, but this series sounds intriguing.

Rosie said...

Pride & Prejudice whichever version you like is still Pride & Prejudice. I just love the story. I'm so glad you have the DVD to watch whenever you want to. Many is the Sunday morning I've watched...

ag said...

oh, great, you've finally seen P&P!! Saw it twice in the cinema, and waited for the video. Just plain love it.

And I see you've gotten Cold As Ice. Do post your review. soon.

Meljean - my fave was the towards the end, when they both confessed their feelings. "I love, love, love ..."

C2 said...

Ohhhh...I didn't want to mention CF either. Those fans of his can be scary! But since you said so, I'll agree! ;-) Not that I don't love me some CF...but MM might have been a better Mr. Darcy, I'm thinking.

Same with me on Cherry Adair...I hadn't stopped reading her but I had been disappointed with her last few books. The new series has things looking up, I think.

Megan Frampton said...

I loved that version of P&P, too--Matthew MacFayden made a great, totally different, Darcy.

Glad you bought it, I bought it the day it came out 'cause I'm a geek like that.

Kristie (J) said...

Megan: I'm glad I bought it, watched it and loved it too! I was really starting to feel out of the loop with so many people raving about the two versions of P&P and me never having seen it.

C2: I'll let you know what I think of the CA book when I read it. Hopefully it will be better!

Ag: I planned on seeing it at the show but just didn't make it there. And now it's so nice having my own copy of it :) And I will let you know what I think of CAI - I just started reading it.

Rosie: it does make a great "cold winter day" movie doesn't it?

Kaitin: LOL - there are a few movies I've seen at the theatre 3 or more times too. I think POTC I I saw three times - and of course LOTR - each one. Amd MM did indeed make a hot Mr. Darcy. I've never seen him in anything before but I'll be keeping my eyes open now :)

Anonymous said...

hey Kristie just a couple of months ago I got one of cherry adairs books and enjoyed it so I went hunting and got all the edge series of them and liked them all so went on to all I could find of christine feehan were the characters could shift change to cats as I was in the mood for something different. Haven't seen the movie yet as Kevin doesnt like chick flicks much. So I wait for Natacha and I too have girls nights. take care. Lori B

Dance Chica said...

Mailyn, you know you won't be able to get out of watching P&P for long! Someone is gonna finally get cha! :-P

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed the movie! I've been wanting to watch it--both the Kiera verison and the A&E verison. I've never seen either one though I did read the book which I really enjoyed!

Looks like you had fun book shopping! I need to visit my Wal-mart and see what they have but usually, they don't have what I want. :-(

romancelover said...

I loved P&P. Loved the BBC version more though.

If you want a great period piece, rent or netflix the BBC's NORTH AND SOUTH. Excellent!