Tuesday, November 22, 2011

AMAZING CAST IN "JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR"! DELIGHTFUL "GRIFF THE INVISIBLE" WITH RYAN KWANTEN! JUDI DENCH & ANTHONY HOPKINS IN KENNETH BRANAGH'S DRAMA "ITALIAN SHOES"!

One of the animated films we will be watching in 2013 is JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR. Penned by the writer of THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, the story of this Spanish production
follows Justin, an idealistic boy who dreams of becoming a knight in shining armor, but his magical kingdom is in painful transition to a modern age dominated by bureaucracy. He wants to be a knight but his father (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the Queen, wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. In need of guidance, Justin visits his granny (Julie Walters), who tells him the story of his grandpa, Sir Roland, the protector of the King until they were both betrayed and killed by the evil Sir Heraclio(Mark Strong). Against his father’s
wishes, Justin runs away in search of his dream and begins his quest to become a Knight. On his quest he will meet Talia (Saoirse Ronan), a feisty and independently minded girl, and three ancient monks, who will instruct him in knightly ways and teach him some magic. He will also meet Gustav the gas powered wannabe dragon crocodile. Called upon to prove himself when Heraclio and his minions, lead by Sota (Rupert Everett), return and threaten the kingdom, Justin saves the day. The cast also includes Antonio Banderas and Freddie Highmore.

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Now, doesn't this sound like the most amazing trio ever: according to "Variety", Judi Dench (bow immediately) and Anthony Hopkins are in talks to star in Kenneth Branagh's new drama
ITALIAN SHOES which will revolve around a retired surgeon, who has become a recluse on a private island in Sweden but he must confront the mistakes of his past, when he is reunited with a former lover. As I wrote earlier Kenneth is also attached to direct the movie adaptation of wonderful book THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, while her Cinematic Highness Judi Dench has BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL premiering next year with a more than wonderful cast including Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. Remember the heartwarming trailer? 

One of the delightful films which hit DVD market last week is wonderful Australian film GRIFF THE INVISIBLE. This hearwarming and inspiring mix of comedy and drama, has TRUE BLOOD's hunk Ryan Kwanten in the lead role as Griff, who is by
day an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers, with his protective brother as his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows - he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE. Increasingly concerned by Griff's eccentric behaviour, his brother attempts to draw him back into the 'real world'. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody an equally eccentric and charming girl. Fascinated by Griff's idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.

Have you noticed that HOLLYWOOD SPY has just had its 900,000TH VISITOR? Thank you, my little freaks!
Don't forget that this Wednesday I'm posting an interview with bestselling author Samuel Park and that I will also have A GIVEAWAY of his book THIS BURNS MY HEART, which is one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2011, so, please, spread the word around the blogosphere and be there yourself :)

31 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 900,000th visitor...WOW! Off to check your sweets :)

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  2. I recently saw griff and i was awesome. The ending was a bit odd tho

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  3. So I can stop hitting the refresh button to bump your stats up now? :PP

    Judi Dench (bowing down) and Anthony Hopkins together? Yes, please.

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  4. I love the trailer. I'm going to try and find that film immediately.

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  5. ooo, Italian Shoes sounds fantastic! And is it so wrong that I'm still in love w/Antonio Bandares? He's still so hot... :D LOL!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dezzy~ :o) <3

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  6. Wasn't over the hill about The Emperor's New Groove, so unsure on the first one. Griff the invisible looks interesting, will have to pick it up if I can find it here.

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  7. Congrats on 900,000 my dear! Hollywood Spy is getting bigger and better every day. :)

    Justin and the Knights of Valor sounds so adorable. I will be first in line to see that one. I, of course, am eagerly awaiting Dame Judy's projects. There is no one like her.

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  8. Hey, I'm only about 800,000 behind you! If you had a dollar for every visit you'd soon be a millionaire.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Oh yes! I recently watched GRIFF THE INVISIBLE. It was wonderful!

    And a HUGE congrats on all the many visitors!! Woo Hoo!

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  10. Congrats on the massive amounts of visitors, Griff the Invisable looks fun, a twist on the hero genre.

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  11. Awesome. Anything with Hopkins in it is going to awesome. Enough said.

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  12. I have Griff to watch, I must get around to it!! Looks aceS!

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  13. Congrats and Griff the Invisible looks like a good one.

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  14. Griff the Invisible sounds great! And hooray for Samuel and being an Amazon Top 100 book!

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  15. @Lizzy
    thanks :) Hope you will like my pear muffins over at Face :)

    @Luanne
    what do you mean you can stop? As my biggest fan you must click and click tirelessly until we reach one million :PP

    @Clarissa
    it is a delightful film, I'm sure you will enjoy it :)

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  16. griff the invisible looks absolutely fantastic!

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  17. @Leigh
    it will be a lovely movie, and being a European person, I don't celebrate the day when the colonists started bloodshed over Native Americans :), but I hope you will have nice holidays, Leigh

    @Pat
    I think you might like it, Pat, it is very charming and lovely

    @Melsy
    thanks :) and doesn't JUSTIN have the most amazing cast? Most American animated films don't have such strong casts

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  18. @Pesos
    it certainly is

    @Lee
    oh, my, Lee, imagine that, a dollar is nothing to most of people, but imagine if I got one from each of my visitors .. Oh, my, is it too late to start asking for donations :))))

    @Lyndy
    you did? You know how I adore Australian films and actors, they are the dearest to me. I loved loved GRIFF and I love Ryan generally too

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  19. @Rgers
    thanks and I think you might like GRIFF, it is super delightful

    @DWei
    it is a lovely cast, isn't it?

    @Scott
    you will love it, I'm sure, Scottie!

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  20. @Lurk
    thanks, and it is a beautiful movie

    @Suzie
    I'm ever so excited for my boy Sammy's success, and I can't wait to share my talk with him tomorrow at HOLLYWOOD SPY. There will be a giveaway of his marvelous book, so don't forget to drop by :)

    @Vics
    it sure does, sister, it sure does :)Positively enchanting :) And the two lead stars are sweet as candy!

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  21. Dame Judi, Sir Anthony and Ken all involved in the same project? MY OH MY OH MY-- be still my heart!!!!

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  22. I remember seeing a trailer for GRIFF a few months ago, and I'm thrilled it's on DVD so I can finally watch it now.

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  23. Griff is kind of awesome, although the ending is a bit weird

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  24. Congrats on 900,000 visitors! Like, whoa! :)

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  25. @Jo
    be still be still, I almost had a heartattack :)

    @Josh
    I'm thrilled too, although I watched it already :)

    @Gupta
    thanks for the follow, Gupta

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  26. @Chip
    a total Boss :)

    @Dirty
    it was an awesome, heartwarming film, loved it a lot, and Ryan was born for the part

    @Jennifer
    thanks, it is a total whoa :)

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  27. This Griff movie looks awesome! I'm gonna look forward to checking it and the other, Knights of Valour, out. Actually the writer of Knights has a movie I want to see also, Your Good Friend. Saw the trailer the other day; pretty interesting premise.

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  28. both films are amazing, or at least KNIGHTS seem amazing since they haven't been finished yet :) GRIFF is such a lovely one!

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