Pressed into weekend service by the Tony Stark to my Pepper Potts (aka Scott Weinberg), I'm getting my revenge by posting the girl movie of all girl movies ... Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice.

I know for a lot of people, there is only one version of this story, and that's the legendary BBC production starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. For me, it's Wright's, although it's taken awhile for me to get past a few touches that are terribly inaccurate to the book and Regency period ... such as everyone's badly dressed hair (I'm looking especially hard at you, Jena Malone), the peeling paint in the Bennet's house, Lady Catherine visiting Elizabeth in the dead of night, everyone running around half dressed in front of each other, etc. I've loosened up on it after every viewing, and after reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I've shrugged all those minor annoyances off. After all, if you're going to add to the story, it might as well be for purely aesthetic and sexy reasons, like the scene below ... and it better be done well enough to sweep you off your feet.

Incidentally, if you visit Jane Austen's Chawton cottage, the gift shop is full of P&P gifts. The official Mr. Darcy is still Colin Firth, but the Elizabeth Bennet is Keira Knightley. Despite doing a wonderful job, Matthew MacFadyen just can't dethrone Firth from the tea towels.