Janet Evanovich


This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr tapes some alcohol bottles to his knuckles and gets ready to brawl with wolves. Unfortunately, he first drinks all the booze in the bottles and ends up passing out in the snow. When he wakes up, he brushes himself off and heads downtown to climb on the ledge of a tall building. The police are called to try and save him, but Kevin ends up jumping when he learns that Katherine Heigl is brought in to talk him down. Fortunately, Kevin survives the fall and stumbles to the local multiplex to check out this week’s new movies.


One for the Money

For those of you who may not be aware, this weekend’s new release One for the Money is based on a series of books about struggling bounty hunter Stephanie Plum written by Janet Evanovich. I’ve read them all, as well as most of Evanovich’s other work and I’d definitely count myself a fan. The writing, which admittedly gets better as the series goes along, is sharp and witty and fun to read. Unfortunately the film version turned out flat and tepid and very middle of the road.



Author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series of mystery novels are big sellers. There’s about a million of them published at this point and they should have big name recognition around the world. Why, then, is a film adaptation having so much trouble getting a release date? One for the Money stars Katherine Heigl in the lead role, has already been made, and was originally slated to come out on July 8th of this year. It was recently moved up for release on June 3rd in order to avoid stiff comedic competition from Sony’s The Zookeeper and Warner Bros. Horrible Bosses on the weekend of the 8th. Okay, that makes sense I guess. Although I can’t imagine One for the Money is going to be as broadly comedic as those two films, there seems like there could be a hefty crossover audience. Release on June 3rd would have pit it against on X-Men: First Class, a bit of counter programming that makes sense. Some people, maybe ladies, maybe people sick of super hero movies, aren’t going to allow themselves to be dragged to another X-Men film. A Katherine Heigl as a bail bondswoman pic could be a strong alternative. Why then, has it now been removed from that date? This is possibly a franchise film. It’s something with a built-in fanbase. And yet, Lionsgate keeps waffling. At this point the movie doesn’t have a scheduled release at all. What are we to take from this? A Lionsgate rep told Entertainment Weekly, […]

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