Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NEW PICS FROM "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN" WITH MICHELLE WILLIAMS, KENNETH BRANAGH, DOUGRAY SCOTT! "TREASURE HUNTER" WITH JAY CHOU COMES TO US CINEMAS! MIKE MYERS TO GO GROOVY AGAIN IN "AUSTEN POWERS 4"

Check out a gorgeous and fancy new picture from one of the big Oscar contenders MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. As I told you earlier, the film will follow an assistant (super charismatic Eddie Redmayne) at the shooting of famous THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account "The Prince, the Showgirl and Me" was published, but one week was missing, and this was published some years later as MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. It was an idyllic week in which he escorted Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on
and the pressures of work. This unbelievable cast also includes Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Derek Jacobi, and Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh.
SHORT HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES
 As you probably heard over the weekend, Mike Myers is ready to do AUSTEN POWERS 4 after a long pause! I'm kinda ashamed to admit that the shaggadelic adventures of the crazy Powers
are probably the only ones I kinda like from the genre of silly comedies. It's been almost ten years since AUSTEN POWERS GOLDMEMBER. Today, you can also check out a beautiful new poster for Andrew Niccol's sf film IN TIME which, beside the trailer, promises some really cool and artsy visuals. With the stellar and lethally gorgeous cast including Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer and Cillian Murphy, the film is set in a future in which people can buy time and prolong their lives and youth, which makes time a target of criminals and thieves.

I've posted a story on this one back in 2009, but here's a new trailer for thrilling Chinese adventure TREASURE HUNTER which will finally be released in USA September 15th. The film, starring one of my favourite Asian actors Jay Chou (GREEN HORNET, CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER), is basically a Chinese
version of THE MUMMY set in the northwest desert where countless prosperous dynasties have ruled in the past centuries, so there is rumor of a treasure of unbelievable riches buried there. A group of mysterious guardians have been guarding the map to the location of the treasure until a fierce rivalry erupted. A notorious international crime group, The Company, hunted down the map keeper and before they managed to secure the map, the keeper passed the map to a young chivalrous man Ciao Fei (Jay Chou). He was forced to give up the map to save the life of his mentor’s daughter. Teaming up with her and a famous archaeologist he embarks on a dangerous journey to recover the map and fight to protect the ancient treasure.

33 comments:

  1. Wow, all good stuff today. I'm always happy to hear what Dougray Scott is going to be in. And Judy Dench, but that's different. :)

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  2. ah, glad you think so, I was afraid nobody's gonna like today's post since it's always impossible finding news on Monday (which goes for Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, come to think about it - more than half week :)

    Dougray is such an underrated actor :( and HOLLYWOOD SPY loves him a lot. I wish, and I hope, RA ladies won't kill me, he got Thorin role in THE HOBBIT :(

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  3. Treasure Hunter looks pretty cool.

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  4. it has some really cool scenes, like the one when that villain explodes into white threads!

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  5. Great post. I liked the pictures.

    Check out my math blog.

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  6. Dezmond, the Austin Powers news is wrong
    http://moviemonstrosityblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/mandatory-movie-monster-mondays.html

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  7. ...it's amazing the power of Hollywood! Michelle could be Marilyn's twin sister.

    Thanks Dez ;)

    EL

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  8. oh! I want to see Treasure Hunter!!! I'll probably have to see it on DVD though :(

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  9. Wonder if Austin Powers 4 will be any good. Those movies have always been at least somewhat enjoyable.

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  10. Interesting take on THE MUMMY. TREASURE HUNTER should be something else.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress
    Freelance Editing By Mason

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  11. The Marilyn movie looks amazing! How cool to get a glimpse into the life of that amazing star.

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  12. IN TIME looks TOO COOL, and I'm sure I'll see that Marilyn movie. Just b/c I like all the characters being portrayed and I'm an old movie nut... :D <3

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  13. I thought that was Marilyn Monroe at first. That's one I'll catch in theaters. What a clever premise for In Time... time a target of criminals and thieves? Wish I'd thought of that! Treasure Hunter looks great. I'll hit the theater for that one too.

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  14. I'm all in for another Austin Powers film. Groovy, baby!

    I'm intrigued by "In Time."

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  15. Oooh, Branagh and Scott in 'Marilyn'... I'll be on the lookout for that surely. It's amazing how much Michelle resembles the classic Hollywood icon.

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  16. I like the look of all three! Michelle looks amazing~

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  17. Ten years since Goldmember - really? Wow, I'm getting old! I'm not sure about another Austin Powers movie though, I think it might be taking the franchise too far.
    I'm really liking the sound of In Time, though I've not been convinced by JT in movies. Still, looking forward to it :)

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  18. I am pretty sad about another Austin. I think he should have left it after number 2. I hated Goldmember.

    Ah well I guess he has run out of ideas!!

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  19. Yeah, only interested in the one with Jay Chou in it.

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  20. I can't wait to see "My week with Marilyn". The waiting has been so long that I'd probably rush into the closest cinema on the release day HAHA!

    And great! A new movie starring Miss Wilde =) Good news.

    Btw (nothing to do with movies), have you seen the first pictures of Within Temptation summer concerts? You can see a bunch of them here (Huntenpop Fest):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/achterhoeklive/sets/72157627305281263/

    Here (Sziget Fest):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/louis_cypher/sets/72157627283094695/

    And also here :P

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wannabes/sets/72157627283754407/

    Enjoy!


    Lucinda

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  21. In Time has some potential for me alright.

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  22. I saw the trailer for In Time and am interested to see it. I used to love the Austin Powers movies, wonder if I'll like #4 or not?

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  23. @Admin
    glad you think so :)

    @Reilly
    The news is not wrong :) you'll see :)

    @El
    and to think how people were doubtful when they cast Michelle for the role a few years ago! I always knew she would be great

    @Lyndy
    we do like us MUMMYlike films :)

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  24. @Timmy
    there were some memorable hilarious scenes in previous parts :)

    @Mason
    it should be a fun movie, and it's possible you already have it on DVD market if you're not from USA

    @Clarissa
    it will be a great movie!

    @Leigh
    yep, both films have amazing casts! It's almost unbelievable how great both are!

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  25. @Doralynn
    it is a great plot, Andrew Niccol always has the best of stories in his films, and you probably remember his amazing sf classic GATTACA.

    @Josh
    wonder if Austen will again drive his shaguar? :)

    @Flixy
    and remember how fanboys were making fun of the producers when they hired Michelle to play Marilyn, and look at her now! She has amazing talent and also resembles MM physically. It will be a great movie with that cast, I can't even describe how much I adore Michelle, Branagh, Dougray, Dench, Redmayne!

    @Ella
    she does look amazing, doesn't she?

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  26. @Jamie
    I guess it's better to have AUSTEN POWERS 4 than to do a remake or a reboot of it, since it's so popular these days in Hollywood

    @Custie
    if I remember correctly, GOLDMEMBER was mostly about Fat Old Bastard, yes? That one was really nasty :) But we do love Mr. Evil and his evil cat and his Mini Me :)

    @Dwei
    we do love Jay Chou a lot, such an amazing guy!

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  27. @Lucinda
    yep, we shall see the film finally before the end of the year, I hope!
    I haven't seen those Within Temptation pics, thanks :)

    @Lurk
    it sure does!

    @Libby
    yep, we shall have to keep our fingers crossed for AUSTEN POWERS 4 to be good.

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  28. ooooh! treasure hunter sounds fabulous!

    and i <3 arthur miller! :P

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  29. I love Michelle Williams and I cannot wait to see this movie.

    I'm really digging that trailer for Treasure Hunter. Jay Chou is hugely talented and so much better than that horrible Cato role.

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  30. Lot's of good stuff today. Made a great break from work.
    Terrific trailer.

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  31. @Vics
    it does, we must watch it, we need some cool adventure :)

    @Melsy
    Jay really is such a lovely guy, hope he becomes first popular Asian actor in Hollywood after Chan and Bruce Lee. He was so amazing in STAR TREK too

    @Mary
    glad you enjoyed it, Mary! :)

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