Sunday, November 28, 2010

Have I Seen This Before??

There seems to be a trend in Hollywood of releasing similar movies at similar times. I have never really understood this as one nearly always fails, and this may have not been the case it we didn't have something to judge it against.

The list of the near identical films includes:

Deep Impact vs Armageddon  - both released 1998
Antz vs A Bug's Life - both released 1998
Dante's Peak vs Volcano - both released 1997
The Illusionist vs The Prestige - both released 2006
Capote vs Infamous - release 2005 & 2006 **but still too close for comfort**

and now we can add another to the list, as yesterday I saw two previews that up until then I believed to be the same film. The films in question are Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached as you can guess by the titles, the films are about two best friends who decide to sleep together; no feelings required.  No Strings Attached stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher and Friends With Benefits stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, both are booked in for a 2011 release. Neither seem great, although Ivan Reitman directs No Strings Attached and I really like Kindergarten Cop so i think i'll see that one.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today I am in Paris, tomorrow I move to Tunis* to commence a 8 week university exchange program. Because of this I don't know how many movie/media/gossip stories I will have in the following weeks, I may just start making things up. I know i'm going to miss my trashy magazines and going cold turkey with my television addiction could prove problematic. But never the less it is going to be an experience and i'm sure i'll have tales to tell.

So far I have seen this - 

And I also watched The Fugitive last night. Super great movie!!! Even though it was dubbed in french, you could still follow. Harrison Ford must be a universal language. 

* Tunis is the capital of Tunis. Which is located in northern africa just below Italy. You could probably swim from one to the other if you had a crazy gelato craving...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paris Baby!

Just so my only, not so loyal, reader clearly knows, I'm off.

Off to Paris that is!!! Yes it is true I'm heading to the land of crepes to learn some new things!!!

So I will maybe keep you, one reader, updated on my adventures.

But for now I will concentrate on the in flight entertainment. I have a real desire to watch Twister. Or eat twisties.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter Fan Club - Take 2

So i've been and i've seen. And all i can say right now is it's AMAZING!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

No Title Needed

Ryan Reynolds has taken the top honor of People Magazines Sexiest Man Alive 2010

                                                   He seems pretty excited!

Harry Potter Fan Club!!

So i am like totes excited for HP tonight that i can hardly breathe....

Oohhh like wow equally excited to be seeing it at the home of the greatest choc tops in melbourne...

I love HP and he loves horses. It's all good.

Here They Come...

At first I thought this years movie fad was going to be remakes, however now I know what we really want to see is MONSTERS & ALIENS!!!!!

As in the following year we will be given Paul starring Cornetto loving Pegg and Frost which finds them as two British comic book geeks who stumble across an alien. Then there is MONSTERS which follows a similar path to District 9, and has possibly the best name i've seen in a long time. And now I find Cowboys and Aliens which combined my two favourite things cowboys and aliens.

Well Done Ultimate Fighting Champion this looks AMAZING!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No More Little Red Riding Hood!

The first preview has been released for the re invention of Red Riding Hood. I get the impression that this is the time for remakes, but I guess i'll still see this.

As I really love Gary Oldman, especially when he wears two belts.

Carey meet Daisy

I was one of the few people that loved Baz Luhrmann's Australia and am excited about his adaption of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio has been attached to this project from the beginning and a number of actresses have been mentioned.

It was announced yesterday that Carey Mulligan had won the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan.

This Photo was given to Deadline Hollywood by Luhrmann himself when he spoke to them about the project so far. I look forward to hearing more in the months to come.

PHOTO CREDIT: Carey Mulligan photographed auditioning for the role of Daisy Buchanan. New York City, November 2, 2010. Photo: Baz Luhrmann. Copyright: Bazmark

Jane Eyre

The first preview has been released for the new Jane Eyre film from Focus Features starring Mia Wasikowska in the title role.

I think it looks like a very exciting retelling.
( And for a little bit of trivia : Mia Wasikowska's mum was my photography tutor at university and I still don't know how to pronounce her name. Thrilling information I know.)

Also pretty proud of myself for finally figuring out how to post a you tube video.. so congratulations to me!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William to marry commoner!

Prince William engaged.

Oh well, it still leaves Harry for me.

Actually I think I prefer Harry Potter these days, as he's magic and probably the least complicated.

Especially now he has taken care of that Voldemort business.

Should probably add that yes, he is to marry the very patient Waity Katy! 
(Better known to some as Kate Middleton, she works for her parents online party business and thats where they made their money and her mother likes to chew gum also i don't like punctuation or grammar as i'm in new media!!!!)