Thursday, 31 July 2008
Praise the lord! It's a real trailer! Finally! Now let's hope those dickheads who have been making fake fan trailers for the movie will stop posting them on YouTube and fooling unsuspecting people looking for a peek at the Half Blood Prince. But really, you deserve to sit through a four minute montage of the last five Harry Potter films if you don't notice the first comment under the video which reads: "THIS IS FAKE....DAMN YOU". Who's stupid enough to miss this? My hand is raised. Along with 2, 795, 653 others apparently.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
It’s none other than, drum roll please, THE LOVELY BONES
One of my favourite books of all time is being made in to a movie! Rejoice! This project has been common knowledge for a good year or two now, however, since I’ve only had a blog for three days this is the first chance I’ve had to write about it. The novel is a multi-genre piece written by Alice Sebold and was a number one best seller throughout the world. Why? I’ll tell you why young grasshoppers-because it’s beautifully written and beautifully tragic. The Lovely Bones tells the story of Susie Salmon who is raped and murdered when she’s 14 while walking home from school. From heaven, Susie watches down on her loved ones and how they cope with her gruesome murder. She watches her killer, how her classmates are affected by her death and the police involved in trying to solve the case. Interesting idea, which could have fallen on its arse if it wasn’t for Sebold’s execution. So the talented writer decides to sell the rights to her book to colossal talent Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings writing buddy Fran Walsh at WingNut films. The trio chat over coffee, have a few donuts, write a screenplay and Jackson adds the final tick in the best-way-to-adapt-a-novel-ever column by directing the movie. “But who shall star in such a potentially awesome movie?” pondered Jackson one night. “Uh-huh!” he said. “I’ll assemble the most awesome cast ever.” Okay `most awesome cast ever’ may be a bit melodramatic but for myself personally I couldn’t think of a more interesting combination or actors. With a dash of Mark Wahlberg, a pinch of Rachel Weisz and a sprinkling of Susan Sarandon as the three main leads Jackson stirs together a stellar dramatic cocktail. Did I mention 13-year-old Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (of Atonement fame) is dead gal Susie Salmon? No? Silly me.
Unfortunately this puppy has an October 16, 2009 release date meaning it will be out in Australian cinemas a few days later. The films completion is still a long way off but be sure to stay posted for plenty more updates on the progress of The Lovely Bones movie. It’s currently being filmed in New Zealand.
PS: Ryan Gosling was originally down to play the role of Susie’s father and even gained a belly and beard for the character. Two days before filming he pulled out and was replaced by my husband-to-be Mark Wahlberg who had just finished shooting the financial and critical flop The Happening in Pennsylvania. Apparently the last minute bail was because Gosling and Jackson had `creative differences’. I think it’s because Gosling’s “if I’m a bird you’re a bird” bullshit was no match for the power of Dirk Diggler baby.
The official Watchmen trailer appeared on YouTube last week and high fives all round to the marketing team behind that one! Watchmen has long been considered one of, if not the, best graphic novels of all time so a film adaption was inevitable. In brief, the story is based around the murder of an ex-superhero and a former vigilante who decides to do a bit of digging around. Suspense, action, drama and awesomeness ensues. Basically it’s like The Incredibles but darker. Zac Synder, the guy behind 300, is directing. Also the casting director behind Watchmen deserves a big box of Ferrero Rocher’s for having the balls to pick a no-name cast. Don’t take that as an insult, I mean it in a 100% complimentary way because if you slapped on names like Angelina Jolie as Silk Spectre, Clive Owen as The Comedian and Hugh Jackman as Nite Owl then people aren’t going to be focused on the story anymore, they’ll be focused on the stars. And the Watchmen story deserves to be focused on.
Lets hope Jolie does a better job than Halle Berry. But is it possible to do a better job than Michelle Pheiffer?
Very interesting . . . .
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What movie are you looking forward to????
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
MAN A: Hey, did you ever follow up on that bird who was friends with the real estate agents wife?
MAN B: Oh, you mean the one who called here a couple of weeks ago.
MAN A: Yeah.
MAN B: No I haven't yet but I should give her a call back, she's just separated from her husband.
ME: Glad to see you've set your standards high again.
MAN A: Nah it's when they're on the rebound you have to get in there.
MAN B: Plus my shoulders are nice and soft for someone to cry on.
ME: Absorbent too.
Despite countless PowerPoint demonstrations, flow charts and colourful diagrams this is what I have decided about my blog-
- I will tell you nothing about who I am because as much as it may work for some people I'm not comfortable detailing the exploits of my personal life on the web.
- I was `inspired' by a friend who does a markedly better job at writing a blog and just plain existing than I. A link to the page where political correctness goes to do die is permanently posted on this site.
Basically, friends, the essence of Movie Mazzupial comes down to this : I've decided to abandon all attempts to be funny or witty and instead write a blog about things that I would like to read about.
Movie Mazzupial will include film news, reviews and updates as well as random snippets from the world around us (minus Frank Warrick).
I'm also a big fan of film festivals, local film makers, short films, graphic novels and comics so expect posts on these topics.
So here we go, friends.
If you enjoy my blog then wahoo and if you don't then wahoo fuck off to Perez Hilton.com instead.