For Xmas last year, I asked for the "His Dark Materials" series by Bill Pullman. You will know the first movie from this series as "The Golden Compass". I devoured the books, they were fantastic. However, the movie...not so good. I give it a thumbs down! The movie skips so much important plot information, and just jumps from scene to scene. Plus, they stop the movie right before the last two chapters of the book. Ugh! Don't watch this! Read the books instead, you will thank me.