Posts Tagged ‘movies’

March 28, 2013 3:50 pm

The Great Gatsby Movie Summer 2013

The Great Gatsby, the famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been adapted for the silver screen and is set to hit theatres on May 10, 2013 and will surely be the must-watch movie of summer 2013. The big-budget film adaptation of The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Cary Mulligan, Jason CLarke, Joel Edgerton, and Tobey Maguire. The film is set mainly in Long Island and New York City and features extravagant costumes, sets, and plenty of jewels and vintage cars. We think Carey Mulligan is the perfect choice to play Daisy and can’t wait to see how Leonardo DiCaprio fairs as the eccentric millionaire, Gatsby. They’re big shoes to fill, but we’re certain Leo’s up to the challenge.

If you’re unfamiliar with the book, it goes a little something like this:

Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living in Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle and quickly becomes a witness to Gatsby’s undying obsession and greatest tragedy.

We’re busy re-reading F. Scott Fitzerald’s book to prepare for the May release of the film and want to know… are you as excited as we are? Leave a comment and let us know if you’d rather the story be left to the book, how you feel about the actors chosen, and anything else Great Gatsby. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Watch the trailer below.

 

Other movies we can’t wait to see this summer are the movie adaptation of The Host and Tom Cruise’s Oblivion. We have a feeling we’ll be spending almost as much time in the theater as we will outside in the sunshine!

 

Image via http://ow.ly/iVI0F

off

Arguably the world’s favorite eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle, is now available in Canada. Amazon.ca launched its online Kindle store in Canada in January 2013. Canadians can now use their Amazon.ca accounts to purchase a pre-registered Kindle ereader at $89, or can upgrade to the Kindle Paperwhite for $139 or Kindle Paperwhite 3G for $199.

 

Of course, Canadians had been finding their own ways of getting their hands on a Kindle in the past – ordering through the US version of Amazon – but now they can shop in their own currency and connect through their local Internet connections to purchase books via WiFi whenever they please.

The Kindle weighs less than 6 ounces (170 grams) and is lighter than the majority of paperback books, so it’s really good for when you’re traveling. The screen is glare-free and isn’t like an LED screen, so it looks like a book’s page and is readable even in direct sunlight. At night, you can turn on your bedside lamp or buy a case with a built-in book light. The options are endless, and so is the battery! Well, pretty much. The battery is said to last up to one-month on a single charge, but that really depends on how much you read and how long you leave the Kindle running each day.

Personally, I ordered one last month from Amazon.ca and have already torn through Stephanie Meyer’s The Host as well as Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in preparation for the two movies to release in theaters this summer of 2013. While I considered the Chapters Indigo Kobo, I ultimately decided on the Kindle because of its faster page turning and super light weight.

Do you have a Kindle? Perhaps you have another kind of eBook reader? Let me know in a comment!

 

Kindle image via http://ow.ly/iVDzs