Saturday, 10 April 2010

'Sex and the City' trailer 2

Ok, ok, ok. I am excited about this.
I really am
I know I should not be, the whole Carrie/Aiden/Big thing is all played out. But I am excited because these women mean a lot to me and they all look so amazing whilst ageing. Also my friend Goldy has a small role, so doubly excited about that.

'The Kids Are Alright' trailer and poster

Now this is more like it.

So far I am loving this film. Annette Bening appears to be getting better and better each year, and hopefully 2010 will see her with two Oscar calibre performances and finally a win.
Here is hoping this movie can also see a possible win for Julianne Moore, and first nomination for Mark Ruffalo and the continued rise of Mia Wasikowska (who looks to be having a stellar year of mixed genres).

Watch the trailer here

Another 'Chanel' movie

Wow, this looks so ......... ..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz * snort * zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz * fart * zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Even in the poster she looks a little bored.
It will be all about the costumes and set decoration. When there are two movies being made about the same subject, you never want to be the second one coming out.

'I Am Love'

And I am in love with this poster. So far my absolute favourite of the year.

The film has been getting all sorts of really good reviews over here in the UK, so much so that even people at work are talking about it. So I guess I need to get over to a cinema to see it and pronto.

Plus it stars Tilda Swinton who, although is an Oscar winner, should really have been a Best Actress nominee at least 3 times ('Orlando', 'The Deep End', 'Julia'). Perhaps this film can do it?

In the mean time here is the stunning trailer:

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

More Characters for the Toy Box!

I have to say these 'Toy Story 3' characters are getting me a little excited for the film.

Knowing Pixar there are going to be some rather funny character quirks that go along with these new fellas.
My main concern is there may be too many.

There are 14 new characters in addition to the 16 plus characters from before. We have "Peas-in-a-Pod”, “Twitch”, “Stretch”, “Sparks”, “Mr. Pricklepants”, "Ken”, "Chunk”, "Chatter Telephone”, “Dolly”, “Buttercup”, “Lot’s-O-Huggin Bear”, and “Trixie the Triceratops.” Today the last two additions have been revealed and their names are “Bookworm” and “Big Baby.”

How will they make them all unique and not seem too "afterthought for easy laughs sake"? Will they be developed enough to add to the story line or will they just concentrate on the core characters like Buzz, Woody, Mr. Potato Head, Jessie, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm?

Then again this is Pixar and they hardly ever steer you wrong - except their decision to do 'Cars 2'.
True I have never seen the first one, but it so does not appeal to me at all - I was never one of those little boys who were excited about vroom vrooms.

Sadly it looks like their 2011 outing 'Newt' may not come to pass.
That is sad. I was rather looking forward to seeing this story about the two last species of newts forced together for a scientific breeding experiment.
Now, with the possibility of 'Monsters Inc. 2' as filler, we may have three consecutive years of sequels - let's hope not.


Comeback Special

So Winona Ryder is joining a Ron Howard comedy (apparently beating out Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale for the role) called 'Your Cheating Heart' (or 'Cheaters') in which she plays wife to Kevin James. Vince Vaughn plays the best friend to James who discovers that Ryder is cheating on her husband.
With this news, and Ryder just wrapped filming on Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' people are shouting the words "COME BACK" all over the place. Talk about pressure.

Imagine if both films flop, the spin will be it was her fault. Build 'em up, knock 'em down - an all too familiar and disgusting human characteristic.
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE casting news. I like to project awards potential, imagine my enthusiastic reaction to the film when I see it, picture the rave reviews and finally day dream about the name - fresh from the envelope - being read out.

I do all this in my head, but try not to get carried away on here too often (I know, I know I was a 'Precious' Nazi last year before I saw it - but in defence it did combine so many great loves of mine).
Well I sometimes get carried away, but not often by news like "Pretty white lady gets lead role in film". I start getting excited once a rave review comes out - or trailer.

Back to Ryder though. This latest casting tid bit is kind of cool though. I much prefer dark modern day Ryder over period piece Ryder.
Here is hoping she does good, but for me, I prefer a comeback when the downfall is not self inflicted.
There are far too many great women not getting chances out there. Expand the pool Hollywood.