Rabu, 30 November 2011

HARRISON FORD TO JOIN "ENDER'S GAME"? NOVAK DJOKOVIC IN "THE EXPENDABLES 2"! LEA MICHELE, TAYLOR SWIFT AND SCARJO FIGHT FOR "LES MISERABLES" ROLE! "BONESHAKER" MOVIE ADAPTATION

As you know, fantasy sagas for teens and kids are, for some strange reason, currently the biggest hit in Hollywood, and beside THE HUNGER GAMES and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, another
one of these will be ENDER'S GAME. According to "Variety", the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sf novel from the 80's has just got its lead star: little Asa Butterfield (whom you've seen recently in the trailer for Scorsese's HUGO, and before that in BBC's MERLIN) will take the role of a gifted young gamer with an almost preternatural capacity for strategy and logistics who is recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race. It is interesting that Harrison Ford might get the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff, the Commander of Training for the International Fleet, an elite boys' military academy, while little Hailee Steinfeld could get the role of the girl from the Salamander Army. Coming to cinemas in 2013, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (WOLVERINE, TSOTSI).

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Well, the whole world loves Serbia's Novak Djokovic, world's tennis player number one, and it seems he will carry his natural charm and comedic talent to the movie world as well. Apparently
he has visited the sets of THE EXPENDABLES 2 in Bulgaria. He will have a small bad guy role in the movie with the incredible cast which includes  Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth... As you know the upcoming movie adaptation of famous novel LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo, already has Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, which means that one of the roles left unoccupied is the one of young Eponine. According to latest rumors actresses currently fighting for this one include Lea Michele from GLEE, country star Taylor Swift and sex bomb Scarlett Johansson. Lea is apparently the top contender so far.

According to "MovieWeb" we shall be watching a movie adaptation of Cherie Priest's fantasy novel BONESHAKER some time in 2013. Nominated for famous Hugo award back in 2010, this
steampunk science-fiction incorporates futuristic innovations into a Victorian setting with the story which is set in an alternate version of 1880s Seattle, where the city has been walled in and a toxic gas has turned many of its remaining residents into "Rotters", more commonly known as zombies. A young widow hunts for her teen son in the Seattle underworld, while dealing with airship pirates, a criminal overlord and heavily armed refugees. The saga has two more books - DREADNOUGHT and GANYMEDE. The whole project is described as Jules Verne meets Resident Evil :)
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Selasa, 29 November 2011

SHEKHAR KAPUR HELMS "LONDON FIELDS" AND ANNOUNCES WORK ON "ELIZABETH III"! TOM HANKS "IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS"! ZAC EFRON IS "THE LUCKY ONE"

One of my three most favourite directors in the world, Shekhar Kapur (who brought us three legendary, flawless, deeply moving and stunning epic dramas ELIZABETH, ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN
AGE and THE FOUR FEATHERS) is returning behind the helm after a very long break. According to "The Hollywood Reporter" he will take the director's chair of LONDON FIELDS from equally fantastic Michael Winterbottom. This is basically a movie adaptation of Martin Amis' novel which is narrated by an American writer, Samson Young, living in London who has had writer's block for 20 years and is now terminally ill while other main characters include a psychic woman, Nicola Six, who meets two men in a bar and senses that one of them will murder her on her 35th birthday. But the main piece of news, which made HOLLYWOOD SPY's heart beat a bit
faster :), is that Shekhar is apparently also working on the preparations for the third installment of ELIZABETH, the best historical saga in cinematic history with the unbeatable performance by Cate Blanchett!
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One of the upcoming films, which my ladies, and those nice people with a tender heart, will surely love is THE LUCKY ONE.
Premiering next April, this is basically a movie adaptation of Nicolas Spark's bestselling novel in which the touching and heartwarming story revolves around a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq. He attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met, and he sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina. The cast of the film is lead by Zac Efron, also known as the owner of the best body among Hollywood hunks, who is trying to build up a career of a more serious actor after his teenage escapades in pop films. The film is directed by Scott Hicks who brought us amazing NO RESERVATIONS in which Catherine Zeta Jones gave one of her best performances ever.

One of the main stories today over at "The Hollywood Reporter" was on Universal's film adaptation of IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, a recent non-fiction bestseller from Erik Larson.
Published this spring, the book brought the true tale of William Dodd, the United States' reluctant and mild-mannered ambassador to Berlin in 1933, and his daughter Martha, a vivacious socialite who had romantic affairs with a Gestapo official and a Soviet spy. Dodd and his family at first naively navigated life in Nazi Germany (Dodd's daughter was excited when Adolf Hitler kissed her hand) but they slowly gained awareness of the mounting brutality around them. The film will be produced by Tom Hanks, and there are gossips that he might take the lead role himself as well.
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HOLLYWOOD SPY'S BEST AGE DEFYING ACTRESSES ARE MARCIA CROSS AND EMMA THOMPSON. NEW POLL: SECOND PART OF BEST AGE DEFYING ACTRESSES!

Well, the first part of our latest poll is over and THE BEST AGE DEFYING ACTRESSES are Marcia Cross (26% of your votes) and Emma Thomps (22%), followed by legendary Meryl Streep (15%).
MARCIA CROSS
It's interesting how Marcia Cross managed to become one of the most popular television actresses thanks to one legendary role in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Her marvelous, refined and deeply intelligent portrayal of Bri Van De Kamp in the popular show has created one of television's biggest female characters in history. And she really did cover all in that job - the look, the stand, the tiniest of emotions, the style, the voice and even the charisma. And the best thing is that she made the audience fall in love with her character in the show, who, even though sometimes naughty and even sinful, always believes in justice and will fight for it without choosing the methods. Marcia, who turns 50 next year, believe it or not, will have to chose whether to continue a TV or a film career after DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES end this season. I hope she finds some great drama and scores an Oscar, because she really did prove her amazing acting skills on TV already, the skills which brought her 3 Golden Globe and 1 Emmy nominations for best TV actress.
When it comes to tidbits about her - she has a master degree in psychology, which could be the reason why she often plays doctors on TV. Thanks to her refined style she is often named the queen of red carpets. I hope that I don't have to remind you that her name is not pronounced as "Marsha" but "Mar-see-ah"! 

EMMA THOMPSON
Well, I think you will agree that we all love British legend Emma Thompson, not only for her acting skills, but also for her witty and honest public remarks about everything. This 52 year old lady
usually takes supporting roles (I think her NANNY MCPHEE roles are the only lead ones she has, but I'm not sure), but usually makes memorable performances. This is why we loved her in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, back in the days when she and Kenneth Branagh were a happy pair before he left her for Kate Winslet, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, in LOVE ACTUALLY, in amazing ANGELS IN AMERICA, and I guess that a lot of you loved her in HARRY PLOPPER saga too. In the future we shall hear her voice in marvelous animated movie BRAVE,
she will play the boss of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in MEN IN BLACK III, and she will star in period drama EFFIE beside Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters and Dakota Fanning.
When it comes to tidbits about her - after divorcing Branagh, she married popular British actor Greg Wise, she definitely is age defying lady since she gave birth to her first kid at the age of 40. She was the first choice for the roles in BASIC INSTINCTS and ANNA AND THE KING, she is the only person in history to win an Oscar both for acting (HOWARD'S END) and for writing (SENSE AND SENSIBILITY).

 AGE DEFYING STARS II
Now, since we have more ladies who didn't lose their spirit, looks or charms with age, let us move to the second part of BEST AGE DEFYING ACTRESSES poll. The candidates in the second round are: Glenn Close (ALBERT NOBBS), Jacqueline Bisset (NIP/TUCK), Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY), Michelle Pfeiffer (STARDUST), Helen Mirren (THE QUEEN), Stockard Channing (THE WEST WING), Michelle Yeoh (THE LADY) and Julianne Moore (THE HOURS). You have three weeks to vote as much as you like.
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Senin, 28 November 2011

1ST PICTURES FROM BBC'S "THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS"! TRAILER FOR SF ACTION "THE DARKEST HOUR"! SYFY'S NEW SUPERHERO SHOW "BOOSTER GOLD"

As you know, beside the big screen adaptation with Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, famous novel THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS is getting another version, in the form of television series for BBC (it will be aired for USA on PBS in the
spring). The first, rather interesting pictures, have just been released for this project which features Gillian Anderson as crazy Miss Havisham, a rich and insane lady who becomes a secret benefactor of a young orphan Pip, played by handsome Douglas
Booth
, who then falls for her emotionless ward Estella and befriends an ex convict Magwitch, played here by Ray Winstone. Judging from these pictures, it seems this one will also have a rather unique visual look.

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One of the new pilots being prepared for SyFy is for a new show based on DC Comics' franchise BOOSTER GOLD.
According to "The Hollywood Reporter" this one-hour superhero drama will follow the adventures of a failed athlete from the future who decides to travel to our present in order to be the greatest superhero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, though, BOOSTER GOLD would rather chase fame and fortune. Problems arise when he realizes that his future won't exist if he continues to neglect his calling as a costumed vigilante. It is not known if the lead role will go to mega hunky Eric Martsolf who played this character in SMALLVILLE.

One of the films which have been getting quite a strong marketing lately is apocalyptic action film THE DARKEST HOUR which
premieres, rather strangely for its genre, at Christmas. Starring a bunch of young actors Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Joel Kinnaman and Rachael Taylor, the film brings the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in the Russian capital Moscow, where they went on a touristic visit but when they came there they found themselves in the wake of a devastating alien attack. In order to survive they have to fight back the aliens. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects. You might like the trailer, if you can swallow the rather arrogant fact that American youth is saving the day in Russia in the film.
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Minggu, 27 November 2011

RACHEL WEISZ JOINS COLIN FIRTH IN WW2 EPIC "THE RAILWAY MAN"! HILARIOUS NEW TRAILER FOR "ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT"! "AMELIE"S DIRECTOR JEAN PIERRE JEUNET'S NEW PROJECT!

Well, there's nothing better than to start your week with some lovely movie news, and these are really good: as "Total Film" reported this weekend, delightful English rose Rachel Weisz has
joined one of Britain's lead actors Colin Firth in powerful and epic WW2 drama THE RAILWAY MAN. Colin Firth is going to play Eric Lomax, a second Lieutenant in the Royal Corp of Signals who was captured in 1942 by the Japanese army in Singapore. He was forced to work on the 'death railway' with hundreds of other prisoners of war. The true story will be based on his life as a POW and his mission to seek revenge years later on those who tortured him. Jeremy Irvine (WAR HORSE, THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS) will play the younger Lomax, while Rachel will play Eric Lomax's second wife. The film will be directed by talented Jonathan Teplitzky who helmed the amazing film BURNING MAN with Matthew Goode.

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In other good film news, we have famous French director Jean Pierre Jeunet, the author of famous films AMELIE and A
VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT and some truly crazy visual masterpieces like DELICATESSEN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and MICMACS, who has a new project! According to "Deadline" he will adapt THE SELECTED WORKS OF T.S. SPIVET by young writer Reif Larsen, which follows the exploits of the flamboyantly named Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet, a twelve-year-old cartographer struggling to cope with the failure of his parent’s marriage and the death of his brother. Seeking solace in intellectual pursuits, he goes on an adventure after receiving a call from the Smithsonian Institute informing him that he has won a prestigious prize. The 3D film should be released sometime in 2013.

I swear I screamed and laughed like crazy watching the latest clip from the upcoming part of the most successful animated franchise ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT! It features poor sabre-toothed squirrel Scrat in his search for the infamous acorn. The
quest takes him deep bellow the sea in some hilarious transfer, and then he ends up at the surface again being captured by some highly unusual and unexpected primordial pirates :) As you know, due to continental drift (caused by poor Scrat in the previous trailer),
Manny, Diego and Sid will get separated from the rest of their group and use an iceberg as a makeshift ship in the fourth installment of the beloved animated saga.
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Sabtu, 26 November 2011

SPOTLIGHT ON "EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE" WITH SANDRA BULLOCK & TOM HANKS, AND "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL" WITH TOM CRUISE

 Check out HOLLYWOOD SPY's spotlight on two of the upcoming blockbusters which will hit cinemas at the end of December, premiering this festive season.
 GHOST PROTOCOL
If you want your festive season spiced up with some action, you might want to check out MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL. The new film in the series which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide, will feature locations in Dubai, Moscow, Prague and Vancouver, and will have the IMF shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. The cast of this
$140 million worth movie is lead by Tom Cruise, but since there's an idea of him passing the lead role in the franchise onto someone else in the future, there's Jeremy Renner too. They are joined by Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway and Tom Wilkinson. The team also features some Academy Award winners such as director of photography Robert Elswit ("There Will Be Blood"), editor Paul Hirsch ("Star Wars") and visual effects producer Tom Peitzman ("Mission: Impossible III", "Alice in Wonderland"). Brad Bird, the director of the film, is also an Oscar winner as the creator of famous animated films THE INCREDIBLES and RATATOUILLE.

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
One of the films which will try to touch you deeply when you are the most vulnerable (which means exactly at Christmas) is
powerful drama with a long title EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE. Directed by famous genius and amazing Oscar winner Stephen Daldry (THE HOURS, THE READER, BILLY ELLIOT), this movie is actually an adaptation of the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer which follows eleven-year-old Oskar Schell, an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. After finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey, an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar's journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love. The cast of the film is lead by Sandra Bullock (looks like a powerful role), Tom Hanks and little Thomas Horn, beside John Goodman, James Gandolfini and Viola Davis.
When it comes to Tom Cruise, he has two films planned for the future: the remake of ROCK OF AGES in which he will star next to Catherine Zeta Jones, and huge sf epic HORIZONS. Jeremy Renner is, as you know, Hawkeye in THE AVENGERS and he is taking another franchise from an older star in THE BOURNE LEGACY. Sandra Bullock has a lot of projects ahead of her,  the biggest probably being sf epic GRAVITY with George Clooney
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Bossini X Toy Story

Advertorial

Something exciting is happening! Toy Story Land is opening in Hong Kong Disneyland!! Now I want to go there again - I love the Toy Story movies so much!

The excitement has spread to Singapore and Bossini has collaborated with Disney to bring us super adorable Toy Story apparel. :D

The Cantonese dub for Jessie the cowgirl in the Hong Kong version of Toy Story, Joey Yung 容祖兒, is fronting the campaign.

Bossini X Toy Story collection will be launched on the 25th of November at all Bossini stores in Singapore - and prices range from $16 to $159. Both adults and children will be able to enjoy the collection!

Here are some of the clothes + awesome collectibles:


Alien hooded fleece shirt dress


I'm gonna spend my December in wintry Texas so this is just perfect! Love the silly alien details and the furry hood + cuffs. It's comfy and the cowboy theme is so cute!


Jessie felt print hoodie tunic

Jessie is one of my favourite characters in Toy Story! She's always so chipper and brave and loyal to her friends... Plus she and Spanish Buzz are just so adorable together! I like how the hood area is sort of special, makes it look like I'm wearing a cape.


The hot pink tunic (long enough as a dress for me) totally matches my Lotso huggin' bear (Bossini gave this to me as a pressie, it's not available for sale in their stores) and my pink hair!


And he smells like strawberries! ♥


Me wearing the Oversized Pullover with Muffler

A super unique piece! Only 20 are available for sale in Singapore. *feels special*


The pullover comes with a detachable muffler in the style of Jessie's trademark braid!! So cute it even comes with a giant ribbon. :D


Here's ambassador Joey in a chic limited edition Alien Dress. The ears are pockets!

20 pieces available islandwide so collectors best hurry! Limited edition pieces only available at the Takashimaya and Bugis Junction branch.

The fun doesn't just stop here... Children also have their share:


I love this Jessie Tee for little girls.


Or this Checkered Toy Story Comic Shirt for handsome little cowboys! 

(Why are the child models so cute omg)

Loving the designs? If you spend more than $150 in the stores, you can get a FREE Peas-in-a-pod travel gift set!



OMG SO CUTE!!!11111 Want!!!!



As usual with my adverts there are PRIZES TO BE WON!! PAY ATTENTION COZ THE PRIZE IS AWESOME:


Contest no. 1:

Win a trip for 2 to the all exclusive Toy Story Land, including 4D3N accomodation for 2, 2 return tickets to Hong Kong and 2 entrance tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland!!

3 sets of prizes to be won!!

How? Just purchase any Toy Story Collection item, keep your receipt, and register online at http://bossinibehappy.sg. Contest ends 18 December - hurry!


Contest no. 2:

You don't even need to get out of your chair to win this. Just LIKE Bossini's Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bossini.sg, then LIKE AND SHARE (make it public) the Toy Story Collection folder by 31st November.

5 winners will be chosen, and the prizes include:

  • The aforthmentioned Peas-in-a-pod travel gift set
  • An extendable Tote bag. (Jessie or Alien design)
  • Alien camera strap

And my favourite are these:



SHOE CLIPS!!

Ingenious! Never thought of cute-ifying sneakers by putting clips on them. These clips are clipped onto the tongue of the sneakers. :D I suppose the clips also can be used for papers or whatever... Use your imagination!


You can check out the rest of Bossini's collection HERE!

Hope you guys win, and happy shopping!!

(I'd be so jealous if you win, I freaking love Disneyland!! Wish they gave me tickets :X)
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Jumat, 25 November 2011

ONE OF "THE WALKING DEAD" CAST MEMBERS WANTS TO LEAVE THE SHOW? EWAN MCGREGOR MOVES TO TV IN HBO'S "THE CORRECTIONS". BEN WHISHAW IS Q IN "SKYFALL"

I really don't get the trend of film stars moving to TV in regular shows (we've seen it this year with James Caviezel, Patrick Wilson, and Ashley Judd and Paul Bettany will get their shows next year), but this is a really shocking example: one of the most beloved movie actors Ewan McGregor is also moving to TV.
According to "MovieWeb" he will join HBO's THE CORRECTIONS, in his first regular role in a TV drama. This will be an adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jonathan Franzen in which the story traces the lives of a Midwestern couple and their three adult children. Ewan McGregor will play the middle child, a Marxist academic who loses his tenure position after indulging in an affair with a student.

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One of the producers of AMC's mega hit THE WALKING DEAD is preparing a new show. It will be AREA 51,  based on Annie Jacobsen's book "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's
Top Secret Military Base". "Deadline" reports that the show will revolve around two men working at Area 51, who uncover a vast government secret that could jeopardize both their lives. And speaking of THE WALKING DEAD, which is breaking records as the show with the biggest number of countries (more than 130) in which it is aired within the same week, the hottest gossip says that one of the lead cast members wants to leave the show! Nobody knows who it is, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's sheriff's horrid wife! The catch is that the cast member changed their mind in the meantime, but it is apparently too late to reverse the granted release.

One of the biggest pieces of movie news in the Thanksgiving aftermath is the latest one from SKYFALL, the latest installment in the James Bond franchise which started shooting this week
directed by Sam Mendes. Apparently, the latest addition to the cast which already includes Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem is young Ben Whishaw whom we mostly remember from his outstanding role in the famous PERFUME. He will now play Q, the head of the armory division of MI6 dubbed Branch Q, who comes up with all of those crazy gadgets for Bond. Not only that he will be the first Q younger than Bond, but he will also be the first Q in almost ten years ever since John Cleese played the character back in DIE ANOTHER DAY. Before that, the character was played for amazing 36 years by Desmond Llevelyn.

And the winner of Samuel Park's bestselling novel THIS BURNS MY HEART in our exclusive giveaway is Melissa Bradley! Congrats, Melsy!
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Kamis, 24 November 2011

SPOTLIGHT ON INDEPENDENT FILMS HITTING CINEMAS SOON: FANTASTIC "THE DIVIDE", DRAMATIC "YOUNG ADULT", ROMANTIC "NEWLYWEDS"

Ah, I know that after eating your Thanksgiving dinner you want a sweet little dessert in the form of some movie treats, but alas, holidays usually mean that there are zero film news out there, so I
will feed you today with some independent films which hit cinemas soon.
THE LUCKY ONES DIE IN THE BLAST
The film which will finally premiere, after quite a long wait (as far as I understood the film got its distributor only after it drew attention with its captivating and highly atmospheric trailer) is apocalyptic thriller THE DIVIDE. To open in early January, and starring Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Biehn and Rosanna Arquette, the film follows nine tenants of a New York building who escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope
for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside. Check out the trailer, I don't think I've ever seen such an intense one.

NEWLYWEDS CRISES
One of the trailers freshly released today is the one for a comedy drama NEWLYWEDS which hits theaters this Christmas and is directed and produced by ever so charming Edward Burns.
The story follows Buzzy (Edward Burns) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald)  a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life. But when Buzzy's damaged and impulsive half-sister Linda (Kerry Bishé) arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft, her antics threaten to disrupt the couple's commitment to an "easy" marriage. Meanwhile, with Katie's sister Marsha projecting suspicions of her own husband's infidelity onto Buzzy, will the couple's formerly trusting and insulated life be able to withstand the dysfunctions of their respective siblings? We like Ed's New York films, don't we?

A BIT OF BAGGAGE
One of the films which might join the Oscar race next year is Diablo Cody's (JUNO, UNITED STATES OF TARA) bitter sweet drama YOUNG ADULT which hits cinemas December 9th.
The cast of the movie is lead by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron who plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either. Reviews of the film usually mention a powerful performance by Charlize Theron who is obviously returning from the dead with roles in PROMETHEUS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and this awards contender.
And don't forget that you have one more day to join the giveaway of Samuel Park's THIS BURNS MY HEART novel, and you, who already did that, check the comments again because Sam has left you his comments today :) 
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Rabu, 23 November 2011

STUNNING PICTURE OF MONSTRUOUS APE FROM SF EPIC"JOHN CARTER"! KEN WATANABE TO PLAY COLONEL IN "AKIRA", PAUL DANO & RAMI MALEK IN THE RUN FOR TETSUO! PICTURES FROM RIDLEY SCOTT'S SF EPIC "PROMETHEUS"

 One of the upcoming movie adaptations which is losing the interest of the audience ever since the casting begun is definitely AKIRA, the sf movie version of popular manga. After losing
some of the big names like Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine and Keanu Reeves and hiring Garrett Hedlund in the lead role, the producers have now lost Gary Oldman (who will probably accept the role of Merlin in ARTHUR & LANCELOT) in the role of the Colonel, which is now being offered to Ken Watanabe. Seems like a doomed project. The story centers on Kaneda (Garrett Hedlund), the leader of a futuristic biker gang who tries to rescue his friend Tetsuo from some military experiments. The role of Tetsuo has also been refused by a lot of actors from James McAvoy to Robert Pattinson and now the producers are apparently choosing among some rather unknown young actors from Paul Dano, Alden Ehrenreich, Michael Pitt and Rami Malek (THE PACIFIC). To make things worse, one of the female roles has apparently being offered to Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley and I don't know which one is worse.

HOLLYWOOD SPY SF NEWS
Another super mysterious sf project, which is keeping it's plot a secret, is Ridley Scott's sci fi epic PROMETHEUS and "MovieWeb" has posted today the first pictures from the film which
will appear in next week's "Entertainment Weekly". As you can see these are the first images of the space ship crew and of the intriguing giant human head in the middle of the space. As you know the film has quite an interesting cast including Michael
Fassbender
(who plays an android in the movie), Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba and they all star in the story which is connected to Ridley Scott's famous sf classic ALIEN and it is apparently some kind of its prequel. Titled
PROMETHEUS, apparently after the name of the spacecraft used by the space crew, the long awaited sf spectacle should hit cinemas next summer in June in the middle of the blockbuster season.

A spectacular new photo from Walt Disney Pictures upcoming sf epic JOHN CARTER has been released today by "Entertainment Weekly" showing the lead star Taylor Kitsch with some ginormous mega scary Martian ape monster. Pretty powerful, I must admit. One of the most anticipated films in recent few years, JOHN CARTER is still extremely mysterious and with only four months before the premiere of the project, which according to rumors cost almost $300 million, we have seen almost no pics,
no special posters, just one, extremely non-revealing trailer, and no marketing, no buzz, no hype. No one knows what is happening, maybe they are preparing some huge campaign in last few months before the premiere? However, the film deserves all the possible hype since not only that it is directed by amazing directorial genius Andrew Stanton, who brought us classics such as WALL-E, FINDING NEMO, A BUG'S LIFE, but it also features the most amazing cast including Polly Walker, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, James Purefoy, Ciarán Hinds, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton...Click to read more on the plot.
PS Don't forget to read the interview with Samuel Park bellow and join the giveaway
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