Saturday, 25 May 2013

Thoughts

       Helloo! How is everyone? Before Midnight has released in some part of the world, not sure where but not in any third world countries, which is where I live. So Operation AVOIDALLSPOILERSERMAHGERD is go! I hope I don't have to wait too long.

1) I had spoken of this exactly a year back, about how Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska have been cast in the adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith's novel, which will be called Carol. Boy A director John Crowley was going to helm the project that was about two women in the 50s in a relationship. Crowley has unfortunately left the project, but replacing him is none other than Todd Haynes. Haynes has made films like Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and I'm Not There and I feel is more than capable for a story and cast like this. This is v.v.v. exciting news indeed.

2) Evan Peters of the American Horror Story fame is going to star as Quick Silver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This is sort of unfortunate, even though I quite like Peters, as Joss Whedon had earlier announced that the character of Quick Silver and his sibling hero Scarlet Witch will be joining The Avengers 2. As much as I enjoyed X-Men: First Class, it was more because of the combined beauty and bromance of McFassy and very little else. And let's not get into how much I loved The Avengers. It will now be interesting to watch how they settle this whole dilemma.

3) The Fault in Our Stars movie has cast its Augustus Waters. Ansel Elgort, who will also be seen in the new Carrie and the new sci-fi film Divergent is going to play the beloved character of Gus. Funnily, Elgort is playing the brother of Shailene Woodley, who has been cast as TFiOS's protagonist Hazel Grace,  in Divergent. I am not that impressed by this casting choice as he just doesn't look like the Gus I had imagined. Also, I wish I had seen him in something. We'll see how this works out. I really hope they do the book justice, and a big part of that will be having the right Gus.

4) Posters and pictures- Woody Allen's next Blue Jasmine has a poster out. It's an okay poster on its own, but gosh I want this film!!! Pictures-wise, instead of linking to some new promotional pics, I want to share these incredible 100 behind-the-scenes pictures from 100 movies. Some of them are just gob-smacking. 2001, GoldenEye, Kill Bill Vol. 1- everything!!!

5) The second episode of Across the Universe Podcast is up. We discuss The Great Gatsby.

6) So if you did hear the podcast, I bitched a little about the unnecessary lingerie shot of Alice Eve in Star Trek Into Darkness. Apparently, so did a lot of others, which is why J.J. Abrams apologised and spoke about how the film was actually going to have a small scene of Benedict Cumberbatch's character showering to balance it. YES IT SHOULD HAVE!

7) Trailers- My most anticipated film of the year, The World's End has a full trailer out now. If I had to choose only two films to watch this entire year, it would be this and Before Midnight. I need them. Even though I audibly groaned when I saw Jennifer Aniston's name in the cast, We're The Millers actually looks really hilarious. Mostly 'cuz Nick Offerman is awesome. Ain't Them Bodies Saints looks really, really good. I love the look and the cast, and I swear I had thought of a similar idea for a story a few years back. Ah well, c'est la vie. I want to watch Metallica Through the Never for Dane DeHaan but I am really not a Metallica person :/ The trailer of the week is Don Jon, which is the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is also the lead. Co-starring are Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. I think this is going to be weird and hilarious and JGL and ScarJo look brilliant.

8) Finally, I saw this on Tumblr yesterday and haven't stopped laughing since-
He looks so cool :')

Adieu!

15 comments:

  1. Oh, I like that gif. Leo bouncing his head to the music.... awesome.

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    1. It's "great" (sorry, had to do that).

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  2. Just imagine the response had that scene been in the movie.

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  3. I'm so lost about all those X men movies, cross overs, films set in the same universe...good for Peters though, he is a talented guy and his tumblr fandom will appreciate him being in new movie :)

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    1. Actually, for both yourself and Nikhat, here's some info from an interested lawyer: the way the character rights were carved out, the X-Men franchise has all the rights to the part of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's story that features them as Magento's kids. The Marvel: Avengers: Origins: Franchise has the rights to both of them as members of the Avengers.

      Sorry I'm not around more often! Over these past few months, I've just barely found enough time for all my other obligations and the blog. I'm going to have to start adding and/or swapping stuff if I wanna keep up with you two...

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    2. @Sati- Same.

      @Thaddues- So they can both use them?
      And I understand completely. Don't worry, this blog is going to slow down (is that possible) very soon :/

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    3. @Nikhat - yes, each studio (Marvel/Disney and Fox) can use the pair, but the Avengers can probably never say that they're Ian McKellan's kids, and the X-Men cannot refer to them as being members of/involved with/whatever the Avengers.

      As to that last bit of news - NOOOOOOOOOO!

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    4. Ahhh. And life of a college student- what can one do? :(

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  4. Haha. That Leo gif is priceless.

    Really looking forward to Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Blue Jasmine, Don Jon, and Carol.

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    1. It is :)
      They do all sound brilliant.

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  5. I'm psyched for Blue Jasmine. Although I must watch it cautiously, in fear of another To Rome with Love. Yikes.

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    1. Yes but shouldn't this be the good one in his cycle? As I read somewhere, the last time a Woody film had a colour and a flower in its title, it was The Purple Rose of Cairo.

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    2. Ha, well, hopefully that's a good signifier for what we're in for.

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    3. *fingers crossed*

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