Thursday, 25 September 2008

The 'Notorious' 'W'

Well as far as bio pics go, this is certainly the year from them. I mean there is enough fodder here to keep the bip pic happy Academy joyous for years!

This is the first time I have chatted about 'W'. There was so much negative press about this film, as early as the script phase that it almost seemed to have been killed dead right then and there. Reports that the dialogue was unbelievable made me chuckle. Have they never heard the President of the United States speak? You just can't make up that sh*t.
I am not thinking this is going to be a huge awards magnet, simply because in recent year Oliver Stone has lost his sparkle. This probably won’t be a bow at his foot career comeback, but I am sure it is going to be entertaining none the less.

As for the ‘Notorious’ trailer. Well all I need to hear are the words Angela Bassett in a Bio Pic and I am excited.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Trailers, trailers, trailers

3 in fact!

Firstly we have the highly praised ‘Balast’ which caused a huge splash at Sundance and won it’s director the top award.

Then we have Best Animated Feature hopeful ‘Waltzing With Bashir’ which does look amazing.

Waltz with Bashir - Kinotrailer

And lastly we have that movie you may have hear about. You know the one staring those two young things from that movie about the sinking boat? Yes it is the trailer for ‘Revolutionary Road’.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Here is your chance!

Keira Knightley has spent the last couple of movies tressed up in period costumes: 'King Lear' (2010), 'The Duchess' (2008), 'The Edge of Love' (2008), 'Silk' (2007), 'Atonement' (2007), 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (2007), 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (2006), 'Pride & Prejudice' (2005). Phew....that's a lot of period. (ew..sorry, that does sound off)

Anywho it seems she is being cast in 'Last Night' a MODERN day story about a married couple who are spending a night apart while hubby goes on a business trip with a woman that he’s attracted to. While hubby is deciding whether or not to sleep with his co-worker, the wife meets a past love and may be the one to cheat.

The rest of the cast includes Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guilluame Canet (yum!). Before you get too excited, it seems the writer of the Keira starer 'The Jacket' will be making her directing debut with this film. Who know she may be able to pull it off, I am just one of those people who hears that Eve Mendes is in a film and assumes it will not be all that good.

Here is hoping Knightley can break out of her self a little and start really digging deep into her characters. What most people forget is the girl is young (23) and has plenty of time to find her place. Plus you all know she will be that beautiful for a long long time!

'Another Way to Die'

No, the producers of the 'Saw' franchise are not holding think sessions to keep their franchise alive. It is in fact the new Bond song!
Since Amy Winehouse is far too much up her own arse these days to actually work, Alicia Keys and Jack White stepped up with this ditty.

What you think?

'Synecdoche, New York' Trailer

Something tell me this is not going to light up the Academy as some have thought. I am sure the reviews will be a mixture of 'baffled', 'ok's' and 'genius' which hardly ever translate into Oscar, which is a shame as it looks like the actors get to have some fun with this (possible Hoffman, but 'Doubt' id more likely there). There is also this whole 'Woody Allen' vide coming off the trailer....then again it does involve a man surrounded by a bunch of women.
Still it has sparked my curiosity at least....any thing with Samantha Morton will spark my curiosity.