The Lovely Bones (2009)
based on the same book
The steamer Venture, the ship taking the main character to Skull Island in Peter Jackson's earlier movie, can be briefly seen among the other bottled models at Mr. Salmon studio.
When Susie is in the in-between-world, she at one point sees a blending light while in a forest, this is a reference to the blinding light that precedes Gandalf the Whites first appearance, with Susie standing there blended by the light, just like Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli in TTT
While eating dinner, Jack says that Popeye always eats his spinach
A poster promoting J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" books (which Jackson notably made a film trilogy of) is featured in the toy shop window at the mall
susie talks about it being shown in her film class and poster on the wall
The Asian girl Susie meets in the in-between-world calls herself Holly Golighty
Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg both looking through the windows of the doll house is a reference to Kong in New York, looking for Ann Darrow.
The dvd cover is shown
Ellen says Stanley Tucci stole scenes in movies like this one
Roeper says Thomas Craven can communicate with his daughter in a Lovely Bones kind of way
mentioned and poster shown
Lynda Halligan says she liked Mark Wahlberg's performance in this movie
Lynda was surprised it did not make the list
mentioned by Sally
Kabletown's pay-per-view porn movie titles are parodies of recent films, including "The Lovely Boners"
Mentioned in dialogue
Brett says it premieres next weekend
picture in susies locker and shown on tv
a Peter Jackson directed movie that people seemed to hate
Reviewed, clips shown
Footage shown as Roeper discusses Stanley Tucci's Best Actor Oscar chances
Reviewed, clips shown
New on DVD in the Weekend Peekend
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Susan Sarandon - Grandma Lynn arrives at the Salmon residence.
Clip shown to introduce actress Saoirse Ronan and director Peter Jackson of the film.
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Rachel Weisz - Detective Fenerman takes Abigail initial statement about her daughters disappearance.
Reviewed, clips shown.
Clips shown for the movie opening in the Weekend Peekend
a clip from the film starring Susan Sarandon is shown