Hey Film Club Members, our theatrical pick opens this Friday night too; November 5. 2010. What we recommend, since this film will surely run for several weeks at the Grand, is wait until you have seen THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, at 924 Broadway, on Friday, November 12, 2010. Then maybe some of us can attend the film at the Grand together. That would be fun!
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
(148 min, R)
“When we last saw Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) at the end of “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” she was shot in the head, buried alive and lived to whack her father with an ax. “Hornet’s Nest” opens with flashbacks to these events, then pays hospital visits to Lisbeth and her hacked-up daddy, a terrorizing Soviet defector she also once set ablaze. The film begins in earnest as members of a long-dormant shadow conspiracy are roused into action. With Lisbeth facing attempted murder charges, editor Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and his staff dig up information on the elusive men of power who’ve been violating her for decades… That the movie holds [the complex plot together] is a testament to a smart, meaty screenplay by Jonas Frykberg and Ulf Ryberg and Daniel Alfredson’s assured direction, which treats [shocking] plot developments with stylish Hitchcockian poise.” — Claudia Puig, USA Today
In Swedish with English subtitles.
The movie features a great finish, where three movies’ worth of subplots and characters dovetail into a breathtaking climax and final confrontation that is positively soul satisfying. — Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
Fri, Nov 5: (2:30), (5:30), 8:30
*Sat/Sun, Nov 6/7: (11:30am), (2:30), 5:30, 8:30
Mon-Wed, Nov 8-10: (2:30), (5:30), 8:30
Thurs, Nov 11: (11:30am), (2:30), (5:30), 8:30