Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy 42nd Birthday, Naomi!


I fell in love with this gorgeous talent back in 1999 after seeing her outstanding and mesmerizing performance in Mulholland Dr.. That movie's a trip, but she did such an amazing job. She kind of came out of nowhere too, and before you knew it her career took off and soon she was everywhere. Naomi Watts is an amazing actress and happens to be one of my all time favorites. She's pretty versatile with the roles she takes, which I love. She can play the sweet and innocent in I Heart Huckabees to the mysterious and quite in The Ring to the strong and firm in Eastern Promises - all great movies, btw. She seems like a very warm, loving and caring person and it has to be said she is looking fantastic for someone who just turned 42 - YOU GO GIRL! I look forward to seeing more of her work in the near future. Below is a fun interview clip of when she guest appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show back in 2009. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Naomi!
We hope you have a wonderful day.

What is your favorite Naomi Watts films?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy 38th Birthday, Gwyneth!


Gwyneth Paltrow is what I call a triple threat gal. I've always been of huge fan of this modern beauty. She's definitely one of my all time favorite actresses. Not only is she gorgeous, but she can sing and act - taking home Academy Awards. Some of my favorite Paltrow films include: A Perfect Murder (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Proof (2005). And I'm excited for her new film, Country Strong, which comes out next year - click link to view trailer: Holy Trailers, Batman!. She seems like a very strong willed, well grounded mother, wife and friend. I'm excited to see more from her in the future. To learn more about the talented Hollywood Royalty watch the mini biography below. I found interesting. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Gwyneth!
We hope you have a great day
and a fantastic year.

What are some of your favorite
Gwyneth Paltrow films?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SECOND Trailer For 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I'

Source: FirstShowing.net

I have seen your heart, and it is mine.

Warner Brothers is going all out with their Harry Potter trailers it seems. This is the second full length trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. With all the new footage, I think they've made the first part of this Harry Potter FINALE (Part 1 Trailer...) look even more incredible. I love how these films have progressed over the years. They just keep getting better and better. The special effects are better, the movies are darker, richer, and more exciting. It looks so frickin' amazing! And I love that Bill Nighy is in it too. I cannot wait for the conclusion, it's going to be unforgettably epic. I will say though, I feel they show entirely way too much in this second trailer, so if you want to be surprised, I wouldn't recommend watching the new one below. However, if you're like me, who can't wait for the movie to come out, enjoy!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is again directed by British filmmaker David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince previously. The script was also written again by Steve Kloves, of Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, and also Half-Blood Prince, but not Order of the Phoenix. This is based on J.K. Rowling's very popular series of books which I have just started reading myself. I'm on book 3. My friends are so pleased. This epic movie will hit theaters on November 19th!

Are you as excited to see this as I am?...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Easy A Review

I wouldn't give this movie an A by any means, but it did delivered exactly what I was hoping for - mindless fluff. Easy A recalls memories of Mean Girls and even a few hints of the less impressive movie Saved!. It has a pretty amazing cast and some witty dialogue. I just think Emma Stone is so adorable. She's this young, talented up and coming star, who's been on the front lines of funny comedies like Zombieland (great movie btw) and Superbad. And now it's exciting to see her sparkle as the centerpiece in Easy A. Olive (Emma Stone) is a nobody at her high school who stumbles upon an unusual way to popularity - she pretends she slept with a college guy. In actuality, she's still a virgin who can't get a date. But she loves the way people talk and stare. She may not exactly be liked, but at least she's known. Soon her best friend, who's been getting picked on at school because of his suspected sexuality, asks Olive to pretend to sleep with him. They stage a very public affair at a party and soon he's one of the guys, while Olive becomes the most notorious girl at school. She flaunts it by stitching a red "A" on all her (suddenly low-cut) shirts, reveling her new found power. After reaching the peak of her popularity things start to fall apart for Olive. And in terms of quality the movie does too. The punch lines start to feel forced and over the top to be anything but funny. I felt there were certain story lines that were unnecessary as well. It dumbed down the movie in my opinion. And at first glance I loved Olive's parents, played by Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson. However, by the second half the "hip" parents just become too much to take. They're way too supportive of their daughter's apparent change in behavior and clothing, and offer way too much information about their own teen sexploits. Those parts just weren't funny to me. I really wanted to love this movie and if it weren't for the over-the-top forced banter and subplots, this movie would have been fanatically funny. But in the end I simply enjoyed it for what it was - mindless fluff. It's definitely your average, light and entertaining High School movie. RATING: C
What did you think?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Holy Trailers, Batman!

Source: YouTube

There's so many good movies coming out all of a sudden. I don't even know where to begin. I swear they're coming out of the wood work. This year has been a lack luster year for movies, so this is awesome. These three trailers below look really good. I love how they share the same underlining message of hope. They aren't extraordinary trailers by any means, we've certainly seen movies like them before, but they struck a cord with me and I had to share them with you. Take a look!

I can't say I'm much of a country music fan, but every now and again a good country movie comes along and grabs my attention. Sony Pictures has just debuted their Country Strong trailer staring, one of my all time favorite actresses Gwyneth Paltrow. She plays a fallen country star ready to make a comeback. And yes, that's really Paltrow singing - she has an amazing voice! It also stars the likes of Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and yes, Leighton Meester. Even though this movie resembles last years country film, Crazy Heart, it still looks pretty good and I can't wait to see it. I wouldn't be surprised if Poltrow was nominated for an Oscar. Country Strong is written and directed by up and coming director Shana Feste and plans to hit theaters next year, June 23nd 2011.

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester).

I was hoping the next movie we'd see by the lovely Mr. Matt Damon would be The Adjustment Bureau, but that sadly got bumped back to next year. Thankfully we have another Damon movie in the midst to tie us over. Warner Brothers recently debuted their latest trailer, Hereafter. It's a dark supernatural film about a guy who can speak with ghosts. In addition to Damon, this film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Kind, Jay Mohr and C├ęcile De France. The music in this trailer is beautiful, I love it! And even tho it looks a little different for my taste, I'm definitely intrigued. I'm a huge Mr. Matt Damon fan and he looks like he gives a great performance. Hereafter is directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Oscar nominated British screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, The Other Boleyn Girl, Frost/Nixon) and is due to hit theaters October 22nd.
A supernatural thriller centered on three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist (de France) and a London school boy (both Frankie & George McLaren) — who are touched by death in different ways.

Paramount Pictures just debuted their official trailer for David O. Russell 's The Fighter, their upcoming boxing drama starring an incredibly buff Mark Wahlberg as the 'Irish' Mickey Ward. Also staring in the film is Christian Bale as his brother Dickie Eklund, and the sultry Amy Adams. Now I'm a huge fan of all three of these actors, but another boxing movie? C'mon! I have to say though, this actually looks really good. I love the energy, I love the build-up, this is one of those trailers that makes you want to stand up and cheer. Let's hope the movie has the same effect. I think Bale, especially Wahlberg and even Adams have a shot at some Oscar nominations. The Fighter will be hitting theaters December 10th.

A look at the early years of boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him in the mid-80s.

Do any of these movies look interesting?
Tell me your thoughts...

The Tourist Trailer

Source: Yahoo

Well, it's about time! I've been waiting for this trailer ever since I got wind of it last year. Check out Sony's highly anticipated trailer, The Tourist starring one of my all time favorite actors, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie as two "mysterious" individuals, as well as Paul Bettany (who I love btw), Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton. Even though this has Hollywood blockbuster written all over it, it actually looks pretty good. I like the look and feel of the whole trailer - the energy, the music (I'm a huge Muse fan!), it all looks great. Can't say much for Jolie's hair though - yikes. Looks like a throwback to the 80's, and is it me or does Depp look a lot like Eddie Vedder in this film? It's not a bad thing, just a little uncanny. Anyway, it looks like a fun and entertaining movie with some interesting twists and turns. Can't wait to see it!

An action thriller that revolves around Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Angelina Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

The Tourist is directed by acclaimed German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, of the Oscar winning film The Lives of Others. The screenplay was written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Vanity Fair, Young Victoria), Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow, Traitor). This is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer. Why am I not surprised? Sony Pictures is bringing The Tourist to theaters everywhere on December 10th.

Look any good?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Talk On Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel

Source: The Independent

I’m beginning to think that iconic director Ridley Scott is all talk regarding his Alien prequel. We still haven’t seen any major progress regarding this. Does anyone even know when they're going to start shooting? Anyway, even though there isn’t any new info on the matter, The Independent (via ComingSoon) recently talked with Scott and got more quotes from him about what we can expect and the ideas/questions the movies will be addressing. It's not much, but since I’m a huge fan of the films I wanted share with you what I heard. The prequel will be set 30 years before the 1979 original, so you know what that means, no chance for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley character to return to the mix. The prequel will explore the origins of the deadly aliens.
"The film will be really tough, really nasty," Scott says. "It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
As far as I know, the prequel will revolve around the "space jockey" guy as seen in the chair from the first movie (see above picture). Also, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof is currently writing the script and this is supposed to be one of Scott's next projects. Hollywood can definitely be unpredictable though, so who really knows, right. I will say though, Ridley seems inspired by James Cameron's success with Avatar. "Jim's raised the bar and I've got to jump to it," he says. "He's not going to get away with it." But when you consider the lack of success Robin Hood acquired, which only made $105 million at the box office, and Cameron's Avatar is now the highest grossing movie of all time, I kind of think Cameron did get away with it. But this Alien prequel will give Ridley a chance bounce back. I'm excited to see what he's got planned for this film. I really hope it’s just as good, if not better than the first. Stay tuned!

Are you interested?

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