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Based on the best-selling book by Stieg Larsson, David Fincher’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has just opened in theaters. But before Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara inhabited the beloved characters of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, there was a 2009 adaptation of the novel in the author’s native Sweden starring rising star Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). So which movie is better? Is the latest film worth the price of admission, or will fans of the the Swedish original want to stay away? The Haiku Review presents its latest Remake Spotlight to help viewers determine which Tattoo is worth the money. Continue reading

Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen, Marton Csokas, Ciaran Hinds & Tom Wilkinson
Screenplay by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan
Directed by John Madden

The past comes back to haunt three Mossad agents who, in 1966, were assigned to track down a Nazi war criminal hiding in East Berlin.


Helen Mirren finds
Nazis hard to catch in this
solid suspense flick.

Grade: B


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Debt is available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/

Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci & Toby Jones
Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Directed by Joe Johnston

During World War II, scrawny patriot Steve Rogers joins a top secret military project that turns him into brawny Captain America and pits him against Nazis and the power-hungry villain known as Red Skull.


Flag-waving Evans
makes up for the flame-out that
was Fantastic Four.

Grade: B+


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
Captain America: The First Avenger is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/