Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cake - With Jennifer Aniston and An Honorable Mention

I am a fan of Aniston, have been forever. I don't care about her personal life. That doesn't impact how I feel about her on an artist level. I've been waiting to see Cake. A film I learned about following the actor's completed and upcoming projects. I also knew it got solid reviews from the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), but the film had trouble getting a distributor. It happens to some good films, that borderline on being good enough, but not. If you know what I mean. Anyway, apparently  the film is slotted for release in 2016, but since Aniston is teeter-tottering on making the list of Oscar nominees, they decided to release the film for a week this year so it can make the award season campaign. (source)

I guess I better follow up closely as I'd like to see it before I travel down to Los Angeles for the Golden Globes Ceremony in January.

The trailer has been removed, hopefully temporarily, and as of yet there is no movie poster, just a pictures of her in her role. But, I love that she's challenged herself with such a role. Let's hope she's able to convince the 'award gods.'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Geostorm - Gerard Butler - Film Update

My leading man in film, bad guy or a sweetheart, I'd take him anytime. He is the epitome of rugged handsomeness you don't find in Hollywood anymore, minus one or two 20 something year olds. Not even then. His got the look most women love to see onscreen. I've taken a survey, and Gerard Butler, comes to mind most of the time when asked who'd be your leading man?

Anyway, he's filming again, in New Orleans to be exact. Geostorm: About “a man who goes into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions as his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president {source}. 

Okay, that's fine by me. He's done many action films, historical or current events, so why not space? The filming is through February 2015, the movie slotted for a 2016 release in theaters. I'd wait, would you? :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Boy Next Door - Jennifer Lopez - Teaser Trailer

Naturally a list of films made based around love, lust, being a parent, thriller and not, Jennifer Lopez has enough experience to partake in such a storyline - a thriller titled The Boy Next Door - released January 23, 2015.

This is how the story goes: Shortly after her divorce, a woman falls for handsome younger man who just moved in across the street, though their torrid affair that takes an obsessive, dangerous turn.(source)

Just one question: Why is it in film women with younger men don't have a happily ever after ending?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

George Clooney in Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland centers on “former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland.”{source}

Several interesting tidbits about this film. Fantasy, very creative, sci-fi in the most funnest nature, Disneyland's approach to marketing Tomorrowland (part of the Disney amusement park adventure which is getting some facelift here and there - the one I frequent a half a day while in the park). I'm intrigued and ready and can't wait to see this amazing story.  I've marked my calendar for May 22, 2015 - see you at the cinema!

Monday, October 6, 2014

White Bird In A Blizzard - Eva Green and Shailene Woodley

The film White Bird In A Blizzard caught my attention since I am a fan of Eva Green, and a growing fan of Shailene Woodley. After seeing the trailer and following up the making of the film, I have mixed feeling about the story - naturally a dark drama about a young girl who's mother goes missing - a typical story with it's twists and turns, eventually brining to light the secretes behind her disappearance and the impact her absence has on the life of the young girl, played by Shailene Woodley. The movie had mixed reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and opened in Europe October 4th. Scheduled to open in the US on the 14th of October. Watch and tell me what you think?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fury - Brad Pitt and World War II

The setting for the film Fury, just in case you don't know, is World War II, more precisely during the last month of the European Theater. This particular work focuses on US Army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) who commands a Sherman tank called Fury on a deadly mission behind the enemy lines.

I'm not a fan of war movies, especially those fabricated a little, to make a film. I prefer historical facts or a documentary. Besides my opinion, I have to say Brad Pitt is well suited for this role, especially after Inglourious Bastards several years back. There is also Shea LeBeouf and Clint Eastwood's son Scott Eastwood cast in the film, playing of course men of the squadron set to handle the mission behind the enemy lines.

What I find interesting are the trivia behind the film making just to inspire me enough to take a look. And for that here are the trivia I found here and here:

  • The shooting of the film began on September 30, 2013, in the Oxfordshire countryside.
  • The Pinewood Studios sent warning letters to the villagers of Shirburn, Pyrton and Watlington that there would be some gunfire and explosions during the filming of Fury
  • A stuntman was accidentally stabbed in the shoulder by a bayonet while rehearsing at the set in Pyrton
  • In November the film caused controversy by shooting a scene on Remembrance Day in which extras wore Nazi uniforms
  • The film will feature Tiger 131, the last surviving operational Tiger I. The tank belongs to Bovington Tank Museum.
  • The film will be released in the United Kingdom on October 24, 2014 according to the release schedule of the Film Distributors Association (FDA
  • Two brands of cigarettes are used in this movie, Luckstrike and Camel. If someone was required to be seen smoking during a scene, they could either choose a herbal version or a real cigarette with the filter removed. The herbal cigarettes burnt away after approx 1 minute. The cigar being smoked by the Infantry Battalion Doctor during surgery is a genuine Cuban, as were all other cigars.
  • The movie is also being endorsed by Belorussian gaming company Wargaming for the game World of Tanks.
  • The movie opens in the U.S. October 17th
  • Rumors have it the cast didn't get along.