Monday, 24 June 2013

Thoughts

Hi peeps! Question- if you were a celebrity, what would you name your baby? I once joked about naming all my future adopted children after various alcoholic drinks. Clearly, I am destined for fame.

1. This week brought with it the very sad and shocking death of actor James Gandolfini, who was just 51. Though I have never watched The Sopranos properly, I really loved his work in True Romance and Where the Wild Things Are. Alex wrote one of his excellent In Character posts on Gandolfini's best performances.

2. So The Amazing Shit-Man 2's production is as all over the place as the first movie was. They cast the lovely Shailene Woodley as the awful Mary Jane Watson and then kicked her out after filming her scenes. Now apparently Sarah Gadon is going to play her instead, but in The Amazing Shit-Man 3. I don't understand why they have announced release dates for parts 3 and 4. What if the world ends by then? And gosh, as adorable as Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan are, they are going to be really old to play teenagers!

3) Well, to be fair, Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play Iron Man in The Avengers 2 and 3, which will release in 2015 and probably 2017 respectively. But then, he is awesome and I really cannot picture the Avengers without him, even though it's already like a huge spoiler for his character since he possibly cannot die in the first sequel. If you remember, Joss Whedon (Happy Birthday to him!) had promised more death in The Avengers 2. Ah well. Empire has an infographic on the various cinematic phases of the Marvel universe.

4) Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of Nowhere Boy and wife of Aaron Johnson, is going to direct the very very very very very very very very very very unnecessary adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. I have read the book due to well, Ryan Gosling, and I just don't see it happening unless they go like, full porno. There are just too many sex scenes. I don't know what they're going to do with this. Felicity Jones's name has been mentioned for the role of Anastasia Steele. I will admit, I am curious as to who finally gets cast as Christian Grey, since every tall, attractive actor in his 20s or 30s has been linked to this role. Hmmmm.

5) Other casting news- Anna Kendrick has been cast as Cinderella in Rob Marshall's musical Into the Woods along with Daniel Huttlestone, who was brilliant as Gavroche in Les Miserables, and will play Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. This film is getting quite the cast. Speaking of Cinderella, Helena Bonham Carter is going to play the fairy godmother in the new live action movie with Cate Blanchett playing the Evil Queen and Richard Madden as the Prince. Though this is kind of a lazy casting choice, I hope the film is good. Next, Jason Schwartzman is joining the Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in Big Eyes, which is being directed by Carter's baby-daddy, Tim Burton. Awesomesauce! Finally, Casey Affleck will be seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar along with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. I really cannot wait for this film.

6) Matt Smith is a bastard. His Doctor Who goodbye video-
ALL THE FEELS! 
How does he manage to look adorable in that get-up?

7) Steve McQueen's next, Twelve Years A Slave, has a number of promotional pictures out which shows stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dwight Henry, Sarah Paulson and newcomer Lupita Nyongo in full costume and action. Early word has it that the villain Fassy is playing is going to take evil to a new level *happy shudders*.

8) Trailers- Sundance-winner The Spectacular Now looks really good, but I don't know how much longer I can take the "being young is awesome" thing. The Perks of Being a Wallflower sort of broke me. The LEGO Movie has a trailer out. Yaay? I don't really care. One of my most anticipated movies of the year, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has a trailer now and it looks pretty funny, especially that little scene with Steve Carell's Brick and an equally weird Kristen Wiig. The teaser to Disney's Frozen is actually awesome. I am going to look forward to this one. Jobs, which has Ashton Kutcher playing Apple creator Steve Jobs, looks okay. I am not holding my breath though I want to give Kutcher a chance. Finally, I kind of hated The Wolf of Wall Street trailer when it came out but it's like one of those awful catchy songs you can't quite stop listening to, or in this case watching, till it becomes a part of your being. I mean, I can watch an entire film with Leo just bustin' out them moves.

9) Finally, these need to be on my blog because of reasons-
What Graham Norton said.

No, seriously-
*insert the sound of angels singing because this is what Heaven looks like*

And with that, I say toodles.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, god bless sexy British actors. (Talk about consumed with lust for the rest of the evening. Sweet Jesus.)

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    1. Consumed with lust for the rest of the year.

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  2. I always joked about naming my child "zoiansglkhsg" and being like "Oh, it's pronounced "Jim." I didn't do that, I want my kid to continue to love me. lol

    I don't understand why they needed to recast Shailene completely. Sure, she's got two movies planned, but I assume their productions will be finished by the time they need to start part 3? As much as I love Garfield and Stone, they made a mistake casting them as teenagers. They already look too old.

    Mmmmmmmmm those gifs.

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    1. Hahahaa that would have been hilarious, but yes, your child would have hated you. Good call.

      That whole franchise is a hot mess.

      I know, right?

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  3. I've nothing against Fifty Shades of Grey, I do hope they can make a good movie out of a not so good book. Yes, to approach the sex directly or subtly, that is the big question... Anyway, I didn't know Taylor-Johnson was directing, now I'm imagining Aaron Johnson in it. Nah, I love him but it wouldn't work, too much baby face.

    I feel rather awkward looking at Cavill's workout, like I'm objectifying him too much you know... oh well, I see Graham Norton did worse!

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    1. But why is it being made into a movie?!! I don't think he will :/

      But but OBJECTIFY ALL MEN!! Esp. Supermen ^^

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  4. Ahhhh... nice. I really need to watch Man of Steel soon! Like, tomorrow would do. And I don't feel bad objectifying him, I mean men have done that for ages, especially with female superheroes.

    I also want to catch up on the new Spider Man, although they say it's awful... quite a batch of release dates there, along with The Avengers. I also can't wait to see Cinderella! Emma Watson would've been my dream cast, but Anna Kendrick seems like a cool choice, I've liked her in anything so far and now she finally get's a leading role. And we know she can sing :)

    That Doctor Who video kills me every time.

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    1. I love objectifying hot men. It's my favourite hobby :P

      Can Emma Watson sing though? This is a musical.

      I knowwwwww! Bastard.

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  5. They are making another Cinderella movie? What is the deal now - they gotta do at least two based on the same fairytale at the same time?

    Oh, man, Henry <333 TOO MUCH!! TOO MUCH!!!

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    1. Well, Cinderella isn't the lead. It's a fairytale musical which actually seems like a lot of fun if they pull it off.

      TOOOOOOOO MUCHHH!!!!!!

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  6. Fass as a repulsive villain? I. Am. There.

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  7. I don't get Spider-Man 2. Did they bow to the whims of the fan boys that inexplicably thought Woodley wasn't hot enough? I didn't really care for the first flick and I doubt I'll care much for the sequels.

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    1. Probably. I absolutely despised the first one. Still I will watch the others because of the actors. FML.

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  8. I thought Woodley was great in The Descendants but felt she was terribly miscast as Mary Jane Watson.

    While not a celebrity, I did talk the misses into naming our next child, due in August, Bodhi.

    Those shots of Henry working out almost made me not finish this doughnut.

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    1. I loved her in The Descendants too.

      That's a cool name :D

      Hahahahaa. He has that effect.

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  9. Casey Affleck will be in Interstellar? That's awesome!

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