The massive worldwide musical hit takes to the big screen in a massive production with a fantastic cast. I have been looking forward to this film for so long now, and to start it certainly did not disappoint. It’s amazing and one of the best films I’ve seen, emotional from start to finish with incredible performances.
When they bogey man/Pitch is trying to return fear to all children, this causes Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth-fairy, Sandman and newly picked Guardian Jack Frost to keep the children believing.
You may think this post is a little early, because the film hasn’t even been released yet and I have only seen two slightly different trailers which don’t really give much away at all. But let’s face it by those two trailers this film is screaming out for Academy Awards. The cast they have assembled for this is pretty incredible, for such a popular musical and bringing to the big screen.
I guess with this trailer we can view it as more of a teaser trailer and a good one at that, just showing the actors/characters with Anne Hathaway singing I dreamed a dream over this.
The first official trailer for the much-anticipated musical movie version of the much-loved stage show. I really like the trailer and I think having “Dreamed a Dream” being sung over the trailer is such a brilliant idea. I cannot wait until December to see this film on the big screen. It really is going to be good with the fantastic cast they have for the film!
In the near future in a world which wanted more than human boxing – as it was no longer seen as violent enough, robots now compete in the fights. Destroying each other into lots of pieces.
We are taken back to the very beginning to see the stories of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr how they met and became friends. But also what made them take very different paths.
Well this year the approach from the Academy was to have two young actors to host. This called upon nominee James Franco and Anne Hathaway to add a different edge to the Oscars ceremony.
The main theme of the evening seemed to be looking back at the past of the Oscars, taking into consideration how times have changed. Including music and some scenery from different Oscar winning films of the past. Obviously all eyes were on Franco and Hathaway, who in my opinion were very disappointing. Hathaway was given the over the top, in your face excited role while Franco just stood looking slightly upwards. Which made the audience feel awkward, he did not look comfortable on the stage at all!
The main part I actually thought was amusing from Hathaway had to be seeing “On My Own” claiming that Hugh Jackman would not do a duet with her this year. (After she done one with him when he was the host). Personally I would have liked to see Jackman host again! Or even Alec Baldwin who I thought was fantastic with Steve Martin last year. Baldwin was involved in the opening segment which poked fun at Inception and going into his dreams to steal hosting tips. This let us see Franco and Hathaway in many of the nominated films.
Yes whilst this opening was was amusing, it seemed to all go very downhill from that point. I didn’t even manage to stay up and watch all of the ceremony. The tiredness and boredness really did take over and I went to bed, didn’t think I would miss very much as no shocks had occurred with the supporting actor/actress awards. Have to mention Kirk Douglas who was rather heartbreaking to watch as he really struggled to get his words out, yet managed to still be so funny and likable.
In my opinion I found the show quite a flop.
What does everyone else think?
Possibly the most predictable Oscars in recent times. But what was the show like? Well I thoroughly enjoyed it last year and that was because of host Hugh Jackman and some changes made to the show. I had also seen most of the nominated films and was much Team Rourke thinking we were going to see Mickey win for his role in “The Wrestler” a film I really loved. But that didn’t happen and then the very overrated Slumdog took the big prize, I pretty much fell out of love with the Oscars.
The nominations for this years Oscars are due to be announced in a couple of hours. Whilst looking around on the Academy Awards website I came across the poster for this years Oscars and a couple of pictures of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. I am now even more looking forward to the Oscars following my new found fandom for Alec Baldwin! I have always loved Steve Martin in the Father of the Bride films as my guilty pleasures. I think it should be a very good show and both of them as hosts really does add something for me in the build up. It is going to be totally different to Hugh Jackman last year but best to keep changing things around I reckon.
This is the start of my count down of the 50 best films of the decade . . .
Has been widely reported today that Hugh Jackman will not be hosting the Oscar’s for a second year in a row. Which I think is a shame as he was very entertaining this year as host. He has not ruled it out for the future but not next year. He does have a lot on at the moment starring on Broadway and some movies in the pipeline.
No one else has really been linked with the role of host, but still early days yet.
Who would you like to see as host?
I think this is very interesting to see who will be able to vote for future Academy Award winners.
Heath Ledger’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck and Emily Blunt are among the 134 stars and moviemakers who have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the organisation behind the Oscars.
The celebrities, executives and behind-the-scenes experts invited to become a part of the Academy Awards will be able to vote for the winners of the 2010 prizegiving in March.
Academy President Sid Ganis says, “These filmmakers have, over the course of their careers, captured the imagination of audiences around the world. It’s this kind of talent and creativity that make up the Academy, and I welcome each of them to our ranks.”
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.
Other invitees include Michael Cera, 2009 Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis, James Franco, Anne Hathaway and 2009 Oscars host Hugh Jackman.
I like the sound of this, but I asuming with the age gap between Miley and Hugh they will not have the romantic connection which was in “The Bodyguard”.
Hugh Jackman and Miley Cyrus are set to team up for a new movie based loosely on hit film The Bodyguard.
The Aussie star will play a New York police detective hired to bodyguard a spoiled teen heiress (Cyrus) after she receives a kidnap threat, according to Daily Variety.
The new film is tentatively titled Personal Security.
Now into the top5 . . . in fifth place is a more recent favorite of mine . . . Craig . . . Daniel Craig
Now we are into the top 20 !!!
So here are the next 5 in my list . . .
OMG that would be heaven !!! I hope I can get tickets to go and see it
Action movie hunks Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are bringing Hollywood glamour to Broadway – they are teaming up to hit the New York stage for a new play.
The 007 star will make his Broadway debut alongside seasoned theatre star Jackman in new drama A Steady Rain.
The play, written by Keith Huff and produced by James Bond’s Barbara Broccoli, follows two cops from Chicago, Illinois whose close friendship is pushed to its limits after becoming involved in a domestic dispute in a poor neighbourhood, reports the New York Post.
Craig performed small roles on the London stage before breaking into Hollywood, while X-Men star Jackman won a Tony Award in 2004 for his turn in Broadway musical The Boy From Oz.
A Steady Rain is due to open this autumn.
Awwww poor Liev !!!
Actor Liev Schreiber is disappointed with the action figurine of his X-men Origins: Wolverine character – because the toy looks like “an angry squirrel”.
Schreiber plays Victor Creed, who eventually adopts the mutant alter-ego of Sabretooth, opposite Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the box office smash.
But the 41-year-old is not completely happy with the plastic figurine of Sabretooth, likening the doll to the bushy-tailed tree creature.
He says, “I have one complaint about it, not that I’m not excited to finally have an action figure after all these years, but I want to know what compelled the designers of this action figure to – I’m assuming they read the plotline for the movie and saw that I play this prehistoric game cat – but what possessed them to make me look like an angry squirrel? You can almost see the nuts (in the mouth)!”
However, Schreiber’s eldest son with actress Naomi Watts doesn’t share his father’s view – the Sabretooth doll is one of 21-month-old Alexander’s favourite play things: “He has a bag of toys, that he calls the turtle bag, that he puts his favourite toys in and it took a tense 15 minutes (before he put it in the bag).”
I think there will be so many spin-off’s occuring for all the different characters. Which is great
Ryan Reynolds’ will reprise his role as X-men mutant Deadpool after landing his own spin-off in the comic book film franchise.
Reynolds starred alongside Hugh Jackman in the fourth movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine; and studio bosses at Twentieth Century Fox have already begun development on a film to flesh out his character’s story, reports Variety.
The actor will take over the big screen as Deadpool and alter-ego Wade Wilson, a cancer-stricken mercenary who becomes an indestructible mutant thanks to a genetic experiment.
Just last week Wolverine director Gavin Hood sparked reports Reynolds is set to star in his own X-Men movie, revealing he hopes to chronicle Deadpool’s superhero background.
He told reporters, “Ryan Reynolds is extremely charismatic… and he can combine action and humour.
“The creators of these characters have all created characters that could all have their own origin stories. Hopefully fans will enjoy Wolverine and more will be made.”
Nice bit of method acting, haha.
Hugh Jackman bulked up to play muscle-bound mutant Wolverine in the new X-men movie, by getting into character in the gym.
The actor’s buff new physique has helped the film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, shoot to the top of the U.S. box office and reinforce his reputation as the Sexiest Man in the World.
But Jackman insists it didn’t come easily, and he had to pretend he really was the clawed superhero to push himself during workouts.
The Aussie star tells Starpulse.com, “Ok, this is a little embarrassing but I’m a little more of a wuss in real life, obviously, than my character.
“There’s a moment when you’re training where you just want to give up. I used to kind of imagine myself, not when I was training with these guys because that’d be a little embarrassing, but when I was on my own with my trainer Michael, I used to kind of imagine I was Wolverine. Somehow, it always got two or three more reps out of me. It was also kind of humiliating with the yelling and it looked a little silly.”
I can really see this happening, with the current movie being such a big hit !!!
Hugh Jackman is to get his claws into Wolverine once again – the actor is set to revive his X-men character for a fifth time with another prequel.
The Australian star is currently top of the U.S. box office with his latest comic book outing as the superhero mutant in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
And movie bosses have given the go ahead for a follow-up to the movie after it scored massive takings of $87 million (£58.5 million) in its opening weekend.
Jackman shot to fame when he landed the iconic role in the original trilogy of X-Men films and is not ready to hang up his claws just yet, according to Variety.com.
The new movie will reportedly be set in Japan and follow a samurai storyline originated in the comic book series.
I can imagine those claws would have been difficult to control!!!
Actor Hugh Jackman left his X-men Origins: Wolverine co-star Taylor Kitsch with a bloody hand during filming – after accidentally slashing him with his metallic claws.
Jackman shares an intense fight scene with Kitsch’s character Gambit in the comic book movie – and the Australian star admits he got a little too aggressive during one take.
He says, “We were having this fight scene and he has his staff and he goes to hit me and I stop him with my claws, and he pulls back really quickly.
“I’m looking at him because they (the directors) haven’t called cut, and I’m looking at my claws and there’s only two claws coming out, and I’m thinking, ‘Where’s the third claw?’ I look up and it’s sticking out of his hand. Straight into his hand and he’s like, ‘Whoa dude, something I said?’”
But Kitsch brushed off the injury and pressed ahead with shooting.
Jackman adds, “He pulls it (the claw) out, wipes the blood on his jeans and goes, ‘Let’s go’.”
Awww poor Hugh !!!
Action man Hugh Jackman has dashed his hardman persona – he’s scared of dolls coming to life.
The X-Men star admits he is spooked whenever kids’ toys are brought to life on-screen – and he has traced his fears back to watching horror movie Child’s Play as a youngster, which featured a murderous doll named Chucky.
He says, “When dolls come to life in films, that just freaks me out, I just can’t stand that. Chucky? Forget that. I remember when I was a little kid, and that little doll in the rocking chair going, ‘Take the girl right up the hill and kiss the girl goodbye’… I’m like, forget that! That freaks me out.”
I think Hugh and Anne would make a fantastic pairing for a new version of Carousel *fingers crossed*
Hugh Jackman is trying to persuade his Oscars dancing partner Anne Hathaway to join him on the Carousel.
The Aussie star has developed a script for the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and he wants Hathaway to play Julie Jordan opposite his Billy Bigelow.
He says, “I’ve been looking to do a musical film for some time and after things like Moulin Rouge!, Chicago and Hairspray, I think there’s a real opportunity there.”
And he’s clear only Hathaway will do as his leading lady: “I’ve been filling up her answering machine with messages about Carousel.”
Hathaway, who joined Jackman for a song and dance at the Oscars, is about to embark on her own musical journey – she will star in a new theatre and film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland’s life.