Archive for Mikael Blomkvist

News: The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Not Be Out In 2013, Fincher May Still Direct

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Sony’s version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo didn’t exactly set cinema screens alight with its box office performance earlier in the year. It did enough, $232 million in global box office, to have people working on the follow-up The Girl Who Played With Fire (writer Steven Zallian is busy typing away) but Sony seem in no rush to get it made.

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News: The Girl With Dragon Tattoo DVD is AWESOME. Also Possible News On Sequels

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Fincher has nearly always taken the same care with his DVD covers/artwork as he has with his films. His Fight Club brown paper package will always be a favourite of mine, as is the creepy letter cover to Zodiac. These things, I feel, add immeasurably to the film experience and I’m glad that Fincher dares to give attention to such things. Continue reading

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Okay, I’m gonna come right out and say it – I don’t have a lot of love for the Mission Impossible series. If it’s action-packed espionage spy thrillery stuff I want, then I’ll watch the Bourne trilogy. I don’t think I’ve seen the first M.I. film since I rented it on VIDEO. Mission Impossible 2 soiled my eyes and mind with its awfulness. Heck, I haven’t even bothered catching up with Mission Impossible 3. So, why the heck am I reviewing Ghost Protocol? Because I love you, that’s why. Continue reading

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

A simple question hangs over David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – What’s the point? After the critically lauded adaption of Stieg Larsson’s multi-million selling Millennium trilogy, do we need another version of the franchise? Is the investment of a major Hollywood studio and the level of talent that brings enough to justify its existence?

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News: Shiny New The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Pictures

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

It’s less than a month until the feel bad movie of Christmas, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, hits cinema screens and we’ve just gotten our filthy little hands on some stills from the film. Shall we take a look? You’re darn tooting we shall!

Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist being chased by reporters. Continue reading

News: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Viral Marketing Leaves Us With More Questions Than Answers

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

I’m loving The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s marketing campaign. It feels like they’re trying to draw us into Lisbeth Salander’s/Mikael Blomkvist’s investigative minds. Today, Mouth-Taped-Shut (that production blog I’ve mentioned like, a million times) uploaded a YouTube video of the car crash footage, which is a critical element to The Girl‘s story. Check it out.

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News: These New The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Shots are FANTASTICOCK!

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

It’s all building up rather nicely, isn’t it? We’ve had the three minute trailer, Empire’s exclusive on-set look, and now we have these stunning pics.

Rooney Mara lying on some very white sand. I am good at describing things. Continue reading

News: Kick-ass Scans From Empire’s Exclusive With The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Empire has an exclusive look at Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in their latest edition, the lucky buggers being the only film magazine allowed on set. Get down the shops and buy it. In the meantime, here are some  awesome scans from the magazine itself. Enjoy!

Here’s the subscriber-only cover, without all the annoying gumpff… Continue reading

News: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Full Trailer Released

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Well, here it is. Hot on the heels of the eight minute extended trailer shown at the Toronto Film Festival, the official trailer of Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been released on MSN.

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Cult Film Corner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Posted in Cult Film Corner, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

So we find our way to the third movie in my Cult Film Corner hacking special – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist) is a brilliant journalist for news magazine Millennium. Opening in court, where he is charged with libel after being set-up in his latest investigation into corporate corruption, Blomkvist is convicted of libel and sentenced to three months in prison. His reputation in tatters, he resigns from Millennium and wonders what to do with his career until he’s approached by the lawyer of the powerful Vanger Group. Mikael is invited to meet with former head of the Vanger Group, Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube). There Blomkvist is told of Henrik’s niece, Harriet, and how she disappeared on one fateful day in 1966. Henrik believes that Harriet was murdered, and every year after her disappearance for his birthday he has received a pressed flower from a different place in the world, taunting him. Henrik asks Mikael to look into the investigation just one more time, to discover what happened to Harriet. Continue reading