The nominations for the 26th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards have been announced today!
The Kids Are All Right
Morning Glory is a film based on a TV show and already has quite a few posters released! Harrison Ford is starting to look very old now, get him back as Indiana Jones makes him look younger! I am quite a fan of Diane Keaton, so I will be going to see this film when it is released.
The first poster has been released for Matt Damon and Emily Blunt’s film about a politician and a ballerina which is due for release next year.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco have today been announced as the hosts of the 2011 Oscars. It seems as though the Academy have gone down the path to have two of the hottest young actors around at the moment as both of them are in very high demand. Days after news broke of James Franco’s appearance of inside the actors studio breaking records for the most requests for tickets, that bodes very well for the Oscars getting more viewers. Anne Hathaway had a small part in Hugh Jackman’s set up a couple of years ago as well, so it won’t be all new for her.
I think it’s very positive in trying to attract a younger audience to watch the ceremony and yes I do think Franco is very nice to look at. I am sure the men out there will be very happy with Hathaway for her good looks too. Yes as shallow as that all sounds, we all know we like to watch the beautiful people. Different approach from the past couple of years, going from the musical to the comedy and well I don’t know what to call 2011′s show. I guess we will just have to wait and see!
What do you make of this announcement?
The much-anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy has been speculated for years now. With it being done after the Lord of the Rings, that follows how I read the books Lord of the Rings first then I read the Hobbit. I actually ended the book The Hobbit more than I did with Lord of the Rings. I found it easier to read and get into, so I am very much looking forward to The Hobbit being filmed and eventually released! I was very happy when it was announced that Peter Jackson was to step back in and sort out the mess which occurred over the film for the past few years. I mean after what he did with Lord of the Rings, no-one else really could have taken on The Hobbit.
Martin Freeman was announced a few months ago now as the man filling Ian Holm’s shoes as Bilbo Baggins. As obviously Holm’s is too old to take on the role of Bilbo in The Hobbit, after all it was his younger years and adventures with Gandalf and slaying a dragon. Looking at the two pictures above, Freeman is a very good choice to play the young Bilbo.
Speculation has also been rife to whether Ian McKellen would return as Gandalf, but surely no-one else can play Gandalf since McKellen was incredible in Lord of the Rings. Other members from the Lord of the Rings cast rumoured to be back are Andy Serkis as Gollum, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. Brian Blessed is also rumoured to have a part in the films.
News today has brought us that The Hobbit is going to be in 3D and will be filmed with red epic cameras, 30 hand held cameras. Shot in real 3D none of the post film making 3D stuff that has been so overdone in recent years. I am not really sure how I feel about it being in 3D as I am certainly not a big fan, unless Jackson goes along the Avatar route instead of playing up to the 3D – which I am sure he will.
The film is going to be split into two parts hence the 2012 and 2013 release dates penned at the moment. Filming is due to commence at the start 0f 2011. So lets hope they stop encountering problems, as this film really does seem to have to fight against well everything in the build up to filming! I am sure Peter Jackson and his team will not disappoint, I will have regular updates on the blog as news comes through and filming begins.
Are you looking forward to The Hobbit?
RIP Leslie Nielsen
Best known for his roles in comedy films, especially the much loved ‘Airplane!’ giving us a lot of quotes we like to repeat over and over again. He will be a great miss in the film business. Thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
One of my favorite ever funny quotes was said by Nielsen in Airplane!
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.
After my cinema trip on Tuesday to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I . . . I placed an order for the full collection of the books. I have never read any of them before, but friends who are massive fans of the books have told me to read them for years now. I have eventually decided that it would be a very good idea to read them!
So I have set myself the goal to read all seven books before Part II of the Deathly Hallows is released in July . . . the day before my birthday! I think I will also treat myself to the blu ray collection which can be bought for around 25 pound at the moment. Which is brilliant for 6 films on blu ray.
Any big Harry Potter books fans out there?
It’s approaching that time of year when production companies put out the ‘For Your Consideration’ posters in order to get the attention of the academy and build up a claim for their film to win those little gold statues known as Oscars. Disney Pixar has started a massive shout for Toy Story 3, which must get nominated in the Best Picture category for the 2011 awards. It was a very emotional film for everyone who watched it, don’t think I have heard or read a bad word against this film . . . so not since Return of the King or Shakespeare in Love has there been a film like this. The best reviewed film of the year as the posters say! Surely an animated film is going to win the Best Picture Oscar . . . will it be 2011?
Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
I am pretty sure I remember reading about this ages ago, that women voted Daniel Craig the most popular choice to have as an ice lolly. Let’s be honest I would be in that group of those people who would vote for Daniel! If you regularly read my blog or if not, the picture should tell you all. I love Daniel Craig! and I want one of these ice lolly’s even if it is freezing outside and we have loads of snow!
Who would pass up on the chance to lick Daniel all over?
This film has already been receiving 2011 Oscar Buzz. I do think it looks very good (yes I have always liked things about the Royal family). Colin Firth really has started to show what a fantastic actor he is over the past few years. I have seen two different trailers which are very similar but the second is my favorite!
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Mitchell (Farrell) is released from prison and finds himself quickly in trouble again getting involved with gangster Gant (Winstone) even though he does not see himself as a gangster. While this is going on he ends up falling in love with a young actress Charlotte (Knightley), who he has a job protecting from the press. I was very much looking forward to seeing this film as British gangster films are usually good to watch, this one however is lacking something.
Michael Douglas looks as though he has succeeded in his battle with cancer looking much healthier and more like his old self in a family photo taken in Disney World over the past few days. Last week saw Michael and Catherine celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, thus proving a lot of people wrong about their marriage.
Great to see Michael smiling and looking healthy again lets hope his cancer battle is over now! Or at very least he is past the worst of it.
Cady Heron (Lohan) grew up in Africa and finds herself in America joining a High School which will be much worse than the Animal Kingdom. Obviously the new girl in school and does not really fit in at all. But the plastics let her have lunch with them and through a plan to get to know their secrets she slips into actually becoming one. SHUT UP . . .
I had to double take when I first saw this poster, as it really could just be Taken 2 . . . looks very similar to the posters for Taken. And reading about the plot of Unknown it sounds as though Neeson could be pretty much the same character from Taken . . .
The first part of the final Harry Potter film has been much talked about since, well since the book was out? Or since the last film, or maybe even both of those. I have to start by saying that I have never been the biggest fan of the Potter films, and I haven’t actually seen the last installment (Half Blood Prince). But anyway after seeing the trailer for this film I thought it looked a hell of a lot darker than the previous films. The continuing adventure, or as this film will be often referred to as the beginning of the end . . .
From one of my favorite men in Daniel Craig to another of my favorite men in George Clooney! The American is due for release on Friday in the UK, and I really cannot wait. It seems way too long since Clooney has been on the big screen (or at least since I saw Up in the Air earlier this year).
I have been a subscriber of LOVEFiLM since August last year and to be honest wasted my money for over a year due to the fact that I still have the DVD from August last year! I just never got round to posting it back, yes that does sound extremely lazy!
Now though LOVEFiLM is available on your PS3 on the network, which means you can watch certain films directly onto your TV from the PS3. Which I think sounds brilliant really! You have to be on an unlimited or games tariff to be able to take advantage of using your PS3.
I can see myself catching up with films I have wanted to watch as the selection of genre’s on the PS3 looks pretty good to me ranging from old classics to quite new releases. Also the fact I have the ability to play blu ray’s now also will encourage me to get my moneys worth from LOVEFiLM.
I’ve been following this film since it was first announced that Jack Nicholson was going to be in it! Yes he is my all time favorite actor, and seeing his cheeky little grin on this poster really did brighten my day.
Thanks to Show Film First for the chance to get to see this film 8 days before the general release! (and manage to get me to the cinema for the first time in months, yes that is why I have lack of updates on the blog!)
Unstoppable is about a train which is not just coasting around the tracks without a driver it is flying around at top speed on the tracks with no driver! Yes, I know what your thinking . . . Speed but not on a bus, on a train instead. Well kinda but kinda not at the same, confused yet?