I think it's fair to say that one of America's greatest contributions to the world would have to be our love and production of kick-ass blockbuster movies. But truth be told there is one trilogy of book-to-film movies that, surprisingly, comes from a Scandinavian country that most Americans know but consistently confuse with Switzerland. That country would be Sweden, and that trilogy would be the Lisbeth Salander films, based on the Stieg Larsson books about the mysterious young girl with a dark side. Huge hits in Sweden and throughout Europe, the movies have made their way over to the States over the past several months, beginning with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. The third installment, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, picks up where the second book ended as Lisbeth recovers from her nearly fatal altercation with her thug father and attempts to expose the men and secret government conspiracy that have plagued her life literally since the day she was born. The film screens this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Showtimes are 6 and 8:45 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50; $6.50 for Modern members. Visit themodern.org for more info.
Dec. 3-5, 2010