Yes I have a strange thing for Bill Nighy and just love Kate Winslet. I have just come across this picture, so had to blog about it.
It was taken at some awards show in January 2009. I don’t know which one, must have been some British awards I reckon. But I just adore Bill, mainly from his role as Billy Mack in ‘Love Actually’.
OK because I totally love Bill Nighy and there is not long until this film comes out. A posting of the trailer is required.
Today’s picture is from the fantastic “The Dark Knight’ with The Joker . . . yes why so serious? Health Ledger’s Oscar winning performance.
As I’ve already posted how excited I am for this film. Thought it would be a good idea to post the trailer up too. Brian Clough really was a character for the game of football and will always be remembered. This film should introduce a younger generation to how brilliant Cloughie was. The book ‘The Damned United’ was great so the film should be too.
So this trailer for Julia Roberts (and Clive Owen’s) new film was on last night when I went to the cinema. It looks like it is going to be a good film. Pleased to see Julia and Clive in another film together after the good chemistry they had in ‘Closer.’
Oscar-winning moviemaker Ang Lee has been chosen to select the winners at the upcoming Venice Film Festival in Italy.
The Taiwanese-born director has been named the head of the jury at the 2009 event, which will take place in September.
The highlight of the prestigious film festival is the presentation of the Golden Lion trophy, which is often seen as a key indicator of a movie’s potential at other prizegiving ceremonies.
Lee was handed the prize for his 2005 drama Brokeback Mountain, which went on to triumph at the Academy Awards – gaining Lee a Best Director Oscar.
He also won the coveted Italian award in 2007 for controversial movie Lust, Caution.
Lee will now head the panel, which will decide this year’s honourees. A statement from festival organisers reveals the star was picked for his success in “creating a dialogue between the film-making culture of the East and West.”
So this is supposed to be Clint Eastwood’s final film in front of the camera . . . I really hope it is not, as he really is just a fantastic actor. He really has the onscreen presence which is so often lacked in younger actors. Clint Eastwood is an acting legend and should be watched by everyone. I am also very impressed with his directing skills as well.
I guess I am in a strange mood at the moment . . . today’s quote from ‘The Notebook’
“So its not gonna be easy. Its gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you, I want all of you, forever, you and me, everyday.”
So from today I am going to be posting random pictures from different movies. Possibly a film that I have watched recently or just my favorite stills.
So today’s is from ‘The Bucket List’, featuring two of my favorite actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
Because I have lacked any Mickey Rourke posts and news over the past couple of days. He has got a new job and rid of his goatee.
It looks like the shock of not winning an Oscar has forced Mickey Rourke to clean up his act.
The former hellraiser, 56, has shaved off his famous goatee and brought a new pooch to replace Loki, his beloved chihuahua who died a few days before Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.
Rourke wore a necklace with a picture of Loki to the star-studded bash, which saw him lose out to Sean Penn in the best actor category.
Just before the ceremony he said that he would have traded an Oscar win for more time with his dog.
“It’s bittersweet. I said to myself I’d rather have Loki for another two years than an Oscar. And I told her that. But she stayed as long as she could, you know,” he said on the red carpet.
Another name added to Woody Allen’s next film, which will begin filming in the summer. Shaping up to have a very good cast, hopefully it will have a good story and plot.
Movie heartthrob Antonio Banderas has joined the star-studded cast in legendary filmmaker Woody Allen‘s next picture.
The Legend of Zorro star will star in the as-yet-untitled project alongside Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts and Slumdog Millionaire newcomer Freida Pinto.
Allen has yet to reveal any plot details about the forthcoming film – but shooting is scheduled to start in London this summer.
Today’s quote is from ‘Life of Brian” just because its funny.
“He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”
Zac Efron will recieve the 2009 Breakthrough Star award at ShoWest.
High School Musical star Zac Efron will be honoured as the ShoWest breakthrough performer of the year at the annual cinema owners’ convention in Las Vegas in April.
ShoWest managing director Mitch Neuhauser insists the young star, 21, was an easy choice this year as he prepares to take on the big-screen after the success of the musical franchise with new comedy 17 Again.
Neuhauser says, “When Zac Efron made his debut with the cast of Hairspray at ShoWest 2007, many in attendance took notice of this young actor’s incredible talent. His undeniable onscreen presence and charm have connected with fans around the world.”
Efron will be celebrated at an awards gala set to close ShoWest on 2 April.
Previously announced 2009 ShoWest honorees include Sienna Miller, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper.
I have seen this movie so many times, I could not even begin to count how many times. Julia Roberts always has been on of my favorite actresses, and every time I watch “My Best Friends Wedding” I always think – this is my favorite Julia movie. Which I do not really know why I have that thought, but I just do. As it doesn’t really have a happy ending for Julia. But it does have some very random parts which I think are hilarious. Like when she falls off the bed when talking to Michael (Dermot Mulroney) on the phone, when he tells her he is getting married. And when she falls backwards off the chair when sending emails in Walter’s office. Its more the fact she stands back up and makes it look like nothing happened, before sitting back down again.
Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town . . . and All That Jazz !!!
Best Picture winner in 2003, and rightly so. Chicago really did mark the return of the musical. Showstopping and so entertaining.
Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) idolised Jesse James (Brad Pitt) when he was younger and even had a list of how similar himself and Jesse were. The list he made when he was 12, which I think made it more important that Robert had idolised Jesse for years.
Moving onto my other favorite actress. And All That Jazz. I love Chicago, I love Velma Kelly, I love Catherine. Her reaction to winning, “The Scotsman giving the Welshgirl”. Fantastic !!! Go Britain !!! I think its such a good little speech.
Seeing clips from previous Oscar winners the other night, inspired me to look at my favorite actors/actresses winning an Oscar. So decided to start with Julia. I just love how emotional she gets it fantastic, and how she shhhh’s the orchestra. “I may never be up here again”. I really hope she does get up there again. I also love how Kevin Spacey presents the award, another favorite.
Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses. I love Robin Hood movies, so hopefully this will be good
Aussie actress Cate Blanchett is to play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe‘s Robin Hood in a new movie about the Medieval hero.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star will replace Sienna Miller in the epic, which will be directed by Brit Ridley Scott.
Shooting on the movie, originally titled Nottingham, will begin in Britain in April.
Daily Variety reports the film’s budget will be $130 million (£89.6 million).
Well done to Clint Eastwood!!!
Screen legend Clint Eastwood received a special Cannes Film Festival lifetime achievement honour on Wednesday.
The Dirty Harry star was presented with the Palme d’Or award by Festival President Gilles Jacob at a private ceremony in Paris, in recognition of his successful movie career.
And Eastwood was delighted to become only the second person to receive the prestigious honour from the organisers.
He says, “I’m very, very flattered that you’ve chosen me for this. French cineastes have always been very supportive of me along the way. When I directed my first movie, French cineastes and critics encouraged me, while in my own country, everyone was much more reticent. France is the first country to approach and appreciate cinema as an art form.”
Cannes Film Festival bosses have only ever handed out one other lifetime achievement Palme d’Or honour – to Ingmar Bergman in 1997.
Today’s quote is from ‘Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring’ and said by Bilbo Baggins.
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. “