Rabu, 31 Oktober 2012


What, what? What is it that I hear? Somebody knocking at my doors? Did you come trick or treating? Well, you sure are at the right place, because Dezzy's got some treats for you. But poor me gotta stick to me naughty ways so you're all getting some Halloween Eyecandy :)

First some delightful eyecandy for my dear boys and my dear lesbian ladies - some curvaceous sweet candyapples :)
And for my dear ladies and my dear gay boys - some ripe muscles and some sweet bulging lollipops. Now, off you go down the street and tell everybody Dezzy is giving out the best candy this year. You've been both tricked and treated :)
 Now, this sounds interesting. It seems that gorgeous Olivia Wilde has boarded historical drama THE KEEPING ROOM, in which she will star next to young Hailee Steinfeld. The film tells the story of three Southern women - two sisters and one African American slave - who, left without men in the dying days of the Civil War, are forced to defend their home from the onslaught of a band of soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army. Meanwhile,  "Deadline" reports that Lionsgate is preparing WHEN FIRST WE WERE GODS a sf epic set in a world where the process of immortality has been discovered, but is only available to the rich. The story centres on a man who conspires to murder his immortal spouse so he can replace her with his mistress.

I know that he is one of world's most despised directors, but I kinda liked what Uwe Boll did with Jason Statham in his epic IN THE NAME OF THE KING: DUNGEON SIEGE. And now the film is getting its third part believe it or not. This time with Dominic Purcell in the lead role as Hazen Kaine, an American contract killer living in
 Bulgaria who gets more than he bargains for when he enters into a contract with the mob. One last job before he gets out and starts a new life for himself. The targets: the three children of a royal billionaire. Seems simple enough, or so he thought. Hazen apprehends the children and before he can blink an eye, a simple necklace worn by one of the children, send his life spiralling back to medieval times. Hazen, now completely out of his element, fights for his life as he tries to escape a medieval army and a fierce fire breathing dragon.It is here that Hazen learns what is it to be a real man and a true warrior. He must fight with people dodging arrows and fire balls, to reclaim a kingdom that was stolen from them years before.

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Selasa, 30 Oktober 2012


One of the most beloved knights from BBC's MERLIN show, Irish hunk Eoin Macken, who plays the gentle and honourable sir Gwain in the fantasy show, has been cast in
NBC's pilot AFTER HOURS which will focus on the overnight shift in the emergency department of the San Antonio Medical Centre. Macken will star as former Army medic who comes into conflict with his bosses over his unorthodox approach to emergency medicine. Although Macken didn't have big roles before he got noticed in MERLIN, he did also play in THE TUDORS and in another historical epic CENTURION in which he played one of the warriors. He was much more successful as a top model working for big names such as Ralph Lauren and companies like GQ and Abercrombie and Fitch. It is interesting that besides getting a degree in psychology he also managed to direct a few films.

According to "The Hollywood Reporter" rapper turned director, RZA, whose THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST is about to open in cinemas
this weekend, will also direct the new biopic on one of the most savage and bloodthirsty tyrants in history GENGHIS KHAN. For this, RZA will return to China to shoot the film about the Mongolian warlord which is written by CONAN THE BARBARIAN's John Millius who was originally supposed to helm the project. Deadline reports that GREY'S ANATOMY creator Shonda Rhimes will produce television adaptation of MILA 2.0, a book by Debra Driza which is yet to be released in March next year. The sf show will revolve around an android named MILA - or Mobile Intel Life-like Android - who develops human emotions, as well as the plight of her scientist 'mother'.

Now, here is something delightful. The first trailer for long anticipated Russian animated film THE SNOW QUEEN which is supposed to hit Russian
 cinemas later this year on December 31st, the New Year Eve. Produced by Russia's famous director Timur Bekmam- betov (who earlier this year helmed ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER), the film is based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, which follows a boy called Kai who is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen. His sister Gerda embarks on a quest to rescue him with the aid of the Queen's put-upon troll minion. As you might remember, Disney has also been developing their own version of Snow Queen for many years now, and it is supposed to be a hand drawn animated feature in the vein of Disney's classics.
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Senin, 29 Oktober 2012


With her dear husband Jerry O'Connell being busy with the premier of MOCKINGBIRD LANE and shooting SPACE STATION 76, mind blowing beauty Rebecca Romijn is returning to work as well. She already had a
number of charming TV shows in her career, from DENNIS PEPPER to EASTWICK and UGLY BETTY, but now she will turn to a much more serious genre: according to "The Hollywood Reporter" she has joined new TNT crime drama KING AND MAXWELL. Coming from the  NCIS: LOS ANGELES creator, the hourlong drama revolves around crime novelist David Baldacci's characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell and is based on his best-selling novels. Sean and Michelle are ex-secret service agents who have unique skill sets that give them an upper hand on suspects and law enforcement. Romijn will play Michelle, a former secret service agent who takes on politically sensitive cases in Washington, D.C. and is described as a formidable investigator with deep Beltway connections who is determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the secret service.

Another film star to cross over to the small screen is Brendan Fraser who will also visit TNT in a new drama LEGENDS. Similarly to Romijn's project, this one will also be a detective/agent one. Coming from HOMELAND producers, the show follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is. The project is also based on a novel, this time it is a spy novel from the famous author Robert Littell. As you know, beside starring in the most popular epic adventure in film history - THE MUMMY saga, Fraser has also shown stunning and deeply moving dramatic talent in Oscar winning film CRASH and in THE QUIET AMERICAN and GODS AND MONSTERS.

Oh, my, now this is quite a cast. Sometime last year HOLLYWOOD SPY mentioned that George Clooney has bought the movie adaptation rights for  Robert M Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History", and that he will make THE MONUMENTS MEN period set movie out of it, but now it seems he's gathering quite a cast for it. "Deadline" reports today that Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray and John Goodman will star in this story which follows a group of art historians and curators who helped to recover thousands of stolen artworks from the Nazis, during the final days of their reign. The story will apparently focus on the 11 months period between D-Day and V-E Day. Clooney will direct the film himself.
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Minggu, 28 Oktober 2012


Here's something unusual, "The Hollywood Reporter" wrote this weekend about a film which has just ended its production over in Los Angeles completely unnoticed by the media. It is a sci fi comedy SPACE STATION 76 with a rather interesting cast including Patrick Wilson, Jerry O'Connell, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer. The comedy is set in a 1970's version of the future and centres on a group of crew members aboard a space station. Always amazing Patrick Wilson portrays the suicidal captain alongside Liv Tyler, who plays his assistant. Matthew Bomer plays a engineer with a robotic hand, who is unfortunatley married to a controlling wife (Marisa Coughlan).

After the rather floppish CONAN THE BARBARIAN remake with Jason Momoa, we shall return to the classic epic with a direct sequel
to the original film. Titled THE LEGEND OF CONAN, the sequel will, and this is the biggest news, have Arnold Schwarze- negger returning to the role which made him famous. The film is planned as Universal's leading movie for summer 2014. The original ended with Conan on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and the sequel will see him as the Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary and is now nearing the last cycle of his life.

And here's something Asian for you today: a trailer for South Korean historical comedy MASQUERADE which is currently breaking box office records over in
its home country. The film brings a Prince and the Pauper story set in 17th-century Korea, with "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" star Lee Byung-hun playing dual roles: he is both the tragic King Gwanghae and the commoner who shares a fatefully remarkable resemblance to the ruler, Ha-Seon. Deeply embroiled in palace intrigue which aims to assassinate the ruler, King Gwang-Hae orders his trusted councillor Heo Kyun to find him a body double. When the King collapses from a mysterious poison, Ha-seon must carry off the biggest MASQUERADE of his career to save the country from chaos while under imminent threat of death. He will surprise all by demonstrating just leadership in the corrupt court. He will become a king that the people dreamed of, writing in fifteen
 days of wise and good rule in the real king's fifteen years long history of tyranny. The film has sold 10 million tickets in South Korea in just a month, in a middle of a slow season, which is faster even than AVATAR. The film is already showing in Northern American cinemas.
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Criminal son or slut daughter?


Missed me? I'm back!!!

Sorry for the long break in between this post and the previous, I blame it on the pregnancy. I'm blaming everything on the pregnancy while I still can, it is extremely convenient.

No but seriously... I just came back from Tokyo and Taipei a week ago. The holiday was very kindly sponsored by Expedia, who flew Qiuqiu, Cheesie, Audrey and me to the aforementioned destinations for what was one of the best trips of my life!!

Mike was rather reluctant to let me go, for there were rumours about radiation (I did my research, it seems there is no concrete evidence - one report even said Singapore has a higher radiation level than Tokyo!) or flying not being safe for the baby. But I asked my gynae and he said to go ahead, afterall I was in my second trimester already and everything seemed stable.

And I'm so glad I went!! I was so so so happy when I was there - it was extremely fun hanging out with my fellow girly bloggers and we had so much good food and did so much good shopping!!! And being happy is the most important thing for a pregnant woman, right?

I suppose after the baby is born I won't have another chance to do a girly holiday anymore until years later. I am also thinking of going to Maldives with Mike for a "babymoon", a last holiday for just the two of us.

More boring pregnancy updates: The last I left off I was talking about how I hated the first trimester.

The crazy vomitting, the lethargy, the food aversion... I was so cranky and irritable because I felt so horrible physically the entire time. I was barely functional, sleeping about 16 hours a day and spending the remaining 8 vomitting.

For the longest time because I also heard other women complaining about their severe morning sickness, I never bothered to ask my gynae if there was medication for it. After all, pregnant women are SUPPOSED to suffer right? To eat any form of medicine to lessen suffering made me feel guilty, like I cannot even tolerate (a lot of) nausea for my child.

But after 2 months of puking I finally cracked and asked Dr Law for medication. He gave me something called votazine and amazingly though it really works!! I took it for about a week before I left for Taipei/Tokyo, and suddenly during the holiday I realised I don't need it anymore.

Because I finally hit my 2nd trimester! I don't know how come after 12-14 weeks of pregnancy your body suddenly gets this abrupt change.

Suddenly I got all my energy back, I stopped the vomitting and nausea almost completely, and I don't have food aversion anymore. YAY!!

Only problem was that I was starting on the pregnancy headaches, which can be really quite horrific. Luckily, it seems that panadol is ok for pregnant women to take, and it works for me.

Anyway, you must be wondering about the blog title... I'm pretty sure I tweeted about this topic before, but I got reminded of it again a few days ago because there were two news articles that day on Straits Times about older men having sex with very young girls - aged 11 and 15 - and worst of all, these girls were WILLING PARTIES. 

Wait, I suppose if they were unwilling it is pretty darn bad too, but from a mother's point of view, if the girl is willing, it means your daughter is going to continue having sex with random gross men over and over again. It is going to be a recurring problem.

I'm sure all parents have nightmares about how their kids might turn out. We hope they change the world for the better and are kind-hearted and filial, but we also fear that our children may turn out to be paedophiles or mass murderers...

One of the topics I've discussed with Mike is whether it is worse to have a son who is a criminal (drug-dealer, murderer etc) or a daughter who is a slut who sleeps with everyone from a very young age.

I'll talk about this more in a while, but let's talk about my reaction after reading those news articles. Here's what I tweeted:

Thank you, hater, for printscreening for me

I still, till this very day, do not see what I've tweeted as being offensive, but here are some of the reactions:

 Left the 1st tweet there to neutralise the hate a bit lol

WTF man... What did I do wrongly here? I tried to ask Qiu (she is the only one still awake and on my msn now) why people got SO mad, but after her explanations which were quite vague I STILL don't get it.

Did people misinterpret what I tweeted? That somehow, I find it ok to have a rapist son (and by some far drawn conclusion that I find rape ok) but not ok to have a slutty daughter??

That's just fucking ridiculous.

Of course it is every parent's worst nightmare to have a son who goes around raping people, but I was simply reading the articles with a parent's POV and asking myself,

"Would I feel worse if my son was the statutory rapist in this situation or if my daughter was the 11 year old  who let 40 year olds have sex with her in the toilet after meeting them for 5 mins?"

(Yes that is the sort of rhetorical questions I like to ask myself)

Both are VERY bad, but as a parent, which is WORSE?

Every single parent in the world will tell you the same answer: Given a situation where our child is taking advantage of others or being taken advantage of, we all painfully choose for our children to be the one taking advantage of others!

Would you rather your kid be a murderer or be murdered?! Rapist or be raped? Bully or be bullied? Torturer or tortured? Tycoon or child labourer?
You may say justice prevails and murderers get hung anyway and rapists get raped in prison etc, but at least he is reaping his own consequences instead of innocently and brutally getting killed or raped, right?

Nobody wants to see their innocent child get hurt by bad people. 

But if my kid is that bad person and he gets just punishment by the law for his crimes, I say good. I will feel guilty that I raised a monster, disappointed that he turned out this way, but at least I won't be crying over a mutilated corpse!



I don't know why the tumblr feminists love to hate me so much... They love to quote this article I wrote in 2007 over and over again, even though I have explained time and again that they misunderstood me.

They also seem to also have a problem with me saying that I don't find it ok for my young daughter to be a whore (???!).

I'm sure you will be hard-pressed to find a parent who thinks it is ok for her 11 year old daughter to be sucking someone's dick, ok? 

It is probably the ultimate nightmare for dads worldwide who love their daughters to imagine their daughter getting taken advantage of by dirty old men who do not genuinely care for them and are spreading aids to them.

I cannot believe that last person who insulted me called an 11 year old girl having sex "enjoying sexual freedom". ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? #Youarethefuckingidiot

At age 11 a girl is not old enough to decide who she should have sex with, know the psychological or physical consequences to having sex nor does she have the ability to take care of a child lest she get pregnant or even have the money for an abortion!

Nobody should be taking advantage of the naivety of children in this way! That's why the law says having sex with girls below 18 is RAPE! And 11 is probably PAEDOPHILIA!

Are YOU the rape apologist now, calling it SEXUAL FREEDOM for statutory rapists? (I had to google the meaning of that made up word, "rape apologist", they keep calling me)

Ridiculous. SEXUAL FREEDOM FOR CHILDREN. She might as well be buying her future daughter a stripper pole now. Or do the tumblr feminists think that's a sparkling career for women? Empowering, perhaps? So is prostitution maybe? If so, go ahead with your hate and keep misquoting my US marine post, I cannot be bothered with your politically correct bullshit. *rolls eyes* I have every right to not want my future daughter to have sex too early and with too many men! You guys are just so fucking ANGRY all the time, wanting to find new targets for your rage. Be angry at the anti-abortion politicians for fuck's sake, if I am as stupid as you say my opinions have no weight so why would what I write matter?!

I also would like to ask the person who said I have "literally no talent besides photoshop and drawing" - excuse me, when haters say statements like that, what do they mean?

So in order for you to respect or like someone, they have to have a myriad of talents? What, two isn't enough for you coz you have what, 16? Including writing scathing statements that make no sense?

No seriously, it just pisses me off so bad when people say things like "XXX famous person would be nothing without her (insert trademark talent)." 

Perhaps Mariah Carey would be a commoner without her voice but fact is she DOES have her voice, which is amazing, so what are you saying? That it comforts you that the difference between you and her is simply an amazing voice?

That shouldn't be comforting at all because fact is she is a millionaire and famous and you ain't, nor is an amazing voice coming your way to change this fact!!

And most of the time, statements like that aren't true at all... It is having something special, be it an amazing ass and a sex tape like Kim Kardashian or the ability to shoot small balls into small holes like Tiger Woods, and combining that special something with hard work and a thirst for success.

So next time you want to say someone doesn't deserve fame just because "they would be nothing without xxxx reason", think again - you just sound bitter and sad. Even if you were given Justin Bieber's looks/voice you still wouldn't be as rich and famous as he is because you simply don't have the rest of the magical formula that made him who he is. (His encouraging mom, hard work, ability to withstand extreme hatred etc)

Yeah so I supposedly have LITERALLY no talents besides photoshop and drawing, as opposed to what, figuratively? Excuse me but I have so many talents I can't even keep track of them... Just today I realised I can peel mangosteens very swiftly and efficiently, which I'm sure not many people can do. I also have the rare talent of knowing how to use the word "literally" correctly.

And to all the haters who LOVE to tell me they pity my future child... MY CHILD DOESN'T NEED YOUR CONCERN THANK YOU. 

Save your pity for your own mother, whose child not only have achieved nothing in life, but spends her time writing shit about bloggers online.

How precious, I'm sure you are the child every dewy-eyed mother has dreamed of... Not surgeon, not rocket scientist... But an internet hater. Applause, everyone applaud the internet hater, the pride and joy of the human race, the type of person we need more of.

"I look forward to reading your obituary in the papers... 
'Least famous person in the world dies.'" 

 ~ Jenna Maroney, 30 Rock

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Sabtu, 27 Oktober 2012


I'm guessing it is rather unusual for December to be month of laughter in cinemas rather than the month of fantasy, epic drama and festivity, but this December will be filled with movie comedies. Check them out.

Now, you may like this one, or hate it due to its cast immediately, choose yourself. THE GUILT TRIP opens up in theatres right on Christmas, so if
 you're in the mood to spend the holy day with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, you might like this story about Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) an inventor who lives in Los Angeles. He’s come up with an amazing organic cleaner but can’t get anyone interested in manufacturing it. Andy plans a business trip to promote the product and decides to take his recently widowed mother (Barbra Streisand) along for the ride. She’s been despondent since his father died, so he comes up with a great idea — during the trip he’ll surprise her with a stop in San Francisco, where one of her ex-flames lives.The cast also includes Colin Hanks, Adam Scott and Yvonne Strahovski.

But if you want a film with a cast which you fall in love with, the one to chose on December 7th is PLAYING FOR KEEPS with Gerard Butler and gorgeous Catherine Zeta Jones. This is a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn. PLAYING FOR KEEPS is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of "The Pursuit of Happiness" and also stars Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid.

If this December will put you in the mood for something more family oriented, you have delightful PARENTAL GUIDANCE opening on the Christmas day as well. Charming couple Bette Middler and Billy Crystal star in the story of  old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, but meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old fashioned games, it’s learning to bend - and not holding your ground - that binds a family together!

And here's something that has both parental problems in the plot and great actors in the cast. Hilarious comedy THIS IS 40 is ready to hit cinemas on December 21st starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. They are playing Pete and Debbie from the blockbuster hit "Knocked Up" as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. Directed by hit director Judd Apatow this comedy movie also stars always delightful Melissa McCarthy in a rather hilarious role, legendary actor John Lithgow, popular comedian Jason Segel, gorgeous Megan Fox and Lena Dunham.
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Jumat, 26 Oktober 2012


As you know, HOLLYWOOD SPY likes to cover royal weddings in our posts too, and since our previous coverages of delightful royal weddings in Monaco of prince Albert and princess Charlene, in Jordan of prince Rashid and princess Zeina and in United Kingdom of 
prince William and Kate Middleton, were so popular and well visited by our readers, here's the latest one. We are a bit late, since it happened a week ago, but here is the report from the royal wedding in one of Europe's smallest countries Luxembourg with some truly 
gorgeous pictures. It was the wedding of Prince Guillaume, who is the heir to the throne and the future grand duke of Luxembourg, and his new wife Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy.

As you will see in the pictures the truly lavish and utterly beautiful ceremony in the divinely decorated cathedral has gathered lots of Europe's and world's crowned heads including some kings and queens.
Among others, there were royal heads from Denmark (always delightful pair prince Frederick and his lovely wife Marry) Belgium, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Romania, Holland, Romania and Great 
Britain (Prince Edward and his wife), and always stunning Lalla Salma, the wife of Moroccan king.

I must admit I liked princess Stephanie's dress the most from all the royal gowns we have seen recently since we have had so many royal weddings around Europe. Her gown was very simple, but gorgeously
refined with stunning lace veil which had a stunning length of four meters and was designed by world's best high fashion designer Elie Saab, who, as you know, dresses most of the elegant stars at all
the famous movie awards. The gown was also richly beaded, made of silk and lace with silver floral designs. The only thing I did not like was her hairdo, since she looks much prettier and sweeter with her long golden hair down.

Similarly to last year's royal wedding in Monaco, this one was also very expensive (they say it cost about 500,000 euro, but as you know, even though it is one of the smallest countries, Luxembourg is also one
 of the richest countries in the world since it is a financial and steel haven), and it featured vivid celebrations around the city with fireworks, concerts and street parades.

If you follow royal circles you already know that young and very handsome prince Guillaume has, for quite a long time, been one of the most attractive royal bachelors in the world, and he got engaged
with Stephanie last year. They also had a sad moment at the wedding when they held a minute of silence to Stephanie's mother who died in August.  After and before the wedding the royal couple was greeted
by adoring crowds who gathered in the streets and in front of the church and the grand-ducal palace. The couple has been enjoying great popularity and are beloved by the citizens of Luxembourg. She is two years younger than him, who is 30 years old. Guillaume is known for
his charity work and is a member of Luxembourg army, while Stephanie is a well educated young lady who, luckily, speaks both languages of Luxembourg - German and French. She will become 
Luxembourg's Grand Duchess when Guillaume takes the throne from his parents. It is interesting that he is the last of the European heirs to to throne to get married among the ones who rule the official monarchies.
PS Click on the pictures to see them in bigger size!
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Kamis, 25 Oktober 2012


If you like video games there are a lot of them awaiting movie adaptation. One of them is MASS EFFECT, which will be adapted by Legendary
Pictures and is set in the year 2183, centring on a space commander leading an elite team on a mission to destroy a deadly alien race. These mechanized aliens wipe out everything in the galaxy once every 50,000 years. On the other hand, the adaptation of ASSASSSIN'S CREED has found its home at New Regency. Michael Fassbender will both produce and star in the story which features a man travelling back in time to operate in the shadows of various historical events. Another similar project will also be INSURRECTION which, based on a comic book, will be Paramount's sci-fi take on the story of Spartacus, following a man who leads an uprising against powerful corporations that command clone armies and rule the world.

Beside video games, another popular thing to adapt onto films are classic novels and it seems that beside LES MISERABLES, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, ANA KARENINA and THERESE RAQUIN, we'll be getting another classic novel adapted onto the big screen: it will
be Flaubert's MADAME BOVARY which will have Rhys Ifans, Paul Giamatti and Mia Wasikowska in the story about a married woman who tries to enhance her social status by having a number of extramarital affairs. Rhys Ifans will play Monsieur Lheureuse, who leads her to her financial downfall by making her buy things on credit. Meanwhile, "Deadline" reports that in the sea of new historical shows, CW is preparing their teen take on MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS! Pitched as "Game of Thrones" meets "Marie Antoinette" the pilot, titled REIGN, will show Mary as a "warrior queen" with a "girl posse" who fought to gain the throne of Scotland after spending her childhood at the French court, only to end up killed by her own sister Elizabeth I. As I've reported earlier this summer, Michael Hirst of TUDORS and ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE (in which she was portrayed by Samantha Morton), has a plan of shooting a film on Mary with Saoirse Ronan and BBC had a great mini series on her with Clemence Poesy in the lead role.

I have a lovely romantic trailer for you today. It is the first trailer for SAFE HAVEN movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, which, appropriately, hits cinemas February 8th 2013 directed
by amazing Lasse Hallstrom. When a mysterious young woman named Katie (Julianne Hough) appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming
 personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo (Cobie Smulders). Despite her
reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past
that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards... And that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven!
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Rabu, 24 Oktober 2012


Well it seems that beside History Channel's VIKINGS series with Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne, which is currently being shot in Ireland and
  will hit small screens next year, according to "The Hollywood Reporter" we shall enjoy another television epic with Northern warriors. Charlize Theron has just sold her THE CLAN production to ABC. The story of the future show is described as a sweeping drama set in the Highlands of medieval Scotland, where the great clans battle one another - and the Viking invaders. Charlize has already found a man who will direct it, write it and executive produce it - HOTEL RWANDA's Terry George! Beside a number of other television project, Charlize has also produced her award winning dramas YOUNG ADULT and MONSTER. She is currently preparing for her role in MAD MAX FURY ROAD in which she plays a one-armed nasty road warrior Furiosa!
One of the biggest news yesterday was that, after he finishes AVATAR sequels (which will take years and years), James Cameron will direct movie adaptation of THE INFOR- MATIONIST. The book by Taylor Stevens centres on Vanessa “Michael” Munroe, a woman born in central Africa who spent her teenage years as a protege of gunners and mercenaries. She reinvents herself as an information dealer for wealthy clients, but when a billionaire hires her to find his daughter who went missing in Africa, Munroe finds herself back in the Dark Continent. You can also check out today, delightful covers for the new EMPIRE magazine featuring some of the characters from THE HOBBIT, my fave are Cate Blanchett's Galadriel and Ian McKellen's Gandalf.
And here's a long awaited trailer for ambitious Chinese epic shot in English, EMPIRES OF THE DEEP. Directed by Michael French (CATWOMAN'S director Pitof was the original helmer), EMPIRES OF THE DEEP,  the biggest US-Chinese co-production in the history with its budget
reaching $130 million has a cast lead by gorgeous Olga Kurylenko (the role was first meant for Monica Belucci), beside Steve Polites and Jean-Michel Casanova. For thousand of years, legends of beautiful mermaids have enchanted people from all over the globe. Their fascinating and mysterious world has always captured the imagination of humans. In film history, there hasn't been a single movie that has uncovered and explored this mystical world. What secrets lurk beneath the depths? And why do beautiful mermaids seduce human men? EMPIRES OF THE DEEP is the first underwater fantasy film to unveil and answer these questions. Set in a mythical world, the story of this fantasy epic adventure centres on a man who enters a mysterious underwater
 kingdom to rescue his father, and ends up falling for a mermaid. As you can see in the trailer, three years in the making, tense waiting for the end of the production and more than $100 million budget, didn't yield a promising result, but we're willing to give it a try, are you?

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Selasa, 23 Oktober 2012


Talking to the creator of ABC's hit fantasy show ONCE UPON A TIME, "Entertain- ment Weekly" has revealed that beside the Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Captain Hook and other fairy tale characters which have appeared in season two, which has started with great ratings, some other fictional, but not fairy tale, heroes could appear soon in the story. Named in the list are Robin Hood, Tarzan, Marry Poppins... and apparently even Sherlock Holmes was once planned to appear in the show, but the producers didn't get the rights on the Arthur Conan Doyle detective.
Speaking of new TV projects, the team behind legendary war series BAND OF BROTHERS which starred many Hollywood stars, and later on PACIFIC, are preparing third WW2 show, which will now focus on aerial battles in the Pacific ocean.

It seems British naughty boy, Hugh Grant is going back to what he does best: he will again star in a romantic comedy. Here's the plot of the untitled comedy: In 1998, Ray Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world - a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he's creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn't expect to find is romance with a single mom who's gone back to school. We can currently watch Hugh Grant in CLOUT ATLAS.
The only trailer I have for you today, in this rather poor week for movie clips, is the trailer for a film which is currently showing in cinemas. PRIVATE PEACEFUL is a touching and sweeping British drama with the story set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders,
where two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice! The film stars Jack O'Connell, Richard Griffiths, Maxine Peake.... And is directed by Pat O'Connor helmer of  CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, SWEET NOVEMBER, DANCING AT LUGHNASA...
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Senin, 22 Oktober 2012


A film which is currently being shot over in UK, DOM HEMINGWAY with Jude Law and Richard E. Grant, has got a female addition to the
 cast: Emilia Clarke, everybody's favourite GAME OF THRONES Dragon queen, will join the two British stars in the movie. The story of the film follows Jude Law's character, Dom Hemingway, a safe cracker with a loose fuse who after 12 years in prison travels with his best friend (played by Richard E. Grant) to collect what he’s owed for not ratting on crime bosses. Demian Bichir will play the French crime boss. As I've reported before, Emilia is also in the run to play the superhero's love interest next to Chris Evans in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, while Jude Law is ready for the award season with his magnificent portrayal of Karenin in ANA KARENINA.

Always hilarious Melissa McCarthy, whom we are about to see in IDENTITY THEFT next to Jason Bateman, is going ahead with her 
own project TAMMY, a comedy which she personally wrote. The update on the project, coming from "The Hollywood Reporter" hints that Melissa, who will take the lead role as well, might be joined in the cast by Shirley McLaine. The road trip comedy  will have the story which centres on a woman who is laid off from her job at Hardee’s, discovers her husband is having an affair and decides to go on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother. The granny would be played by Oscar winning Shirley :) As you know, you can currently see Shirley in British series DOWNTON ABBEY. A lovely treat for you today is the exclusive first pic from History Channel's first scripted series VIKINGS which will air sometime next year. The picture gives the first look at Travis Fimmel as a Viking warrior. You
can read more about the show in our extensive spotlight. VIKINGS are currently being shot over in Ireland, while BBC's epic series THE WHITE QUEEN has just started its production over in Belgium. Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company and Starz have also started preproduction on MARCO POLO series which will have a budget of $5 million per episode.

And here's something lovely. "The Hollywood Reporter" has published pics from Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Hollywood Costume' exhibit which has assembled an impressive collection of movie costumes that will be on display at the London museum from Oct. 20. Check out some of the gowns which will be seen there:
The first one is the majestic dress Cate Blanchett wore as the English queen in one of the most stunning epics ever to hit the big screen ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE. The film is deemed as one of the historical films with best costume designs ever.  Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne paid special attention to rich colours of the period.
There's also the famous dressed wore by Glenn Close in famous DANGEROUS LIAISONS. Oscar winning James Acheson deliberately made the costumes sexier to match the sexually tense plot of the movie.
As you remember Sandy Powell won an Oscar for her work on SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and this royal dress worn by Judi Dench as the queen, was one of the richly embroided and beaded gowns.
Coming from the same film, this is the gown Gwyneth Paltrow wore when her character went to an audience with Judi Dench's queen Elizabeth. Gwyneth's dress was made from silk brocade with metallic thread, and was more modern that the real dresses from that period.
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