Sunday, January 1, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT ON JANUARY FILMS: "MAN ON A LEDGE" WITH SAM WORTHINGTON & ED BURNS, "ONE FOR THE MONEY" WITH KATHERINE HEIGL & JASON O'MARA

As you know, January is, similarly to August and other months at the end of a big season, a dumpster for bad movies. Not many good ones this January either. Beside some of the January 2012 films I've already covered ALBERT NOBBS, THE DIVIDE, THE GREY, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, check out these two bellow as well. The 2nd part comes tomorrow :)

MAN ON A LEDGE
Probably the January film with the best ensemble in its cast is action thriller MAN ON A LEDGE which is scheduled to hit theatres January 27th. The suspense
story follows an ex-cop turned con (Sam Worthington) who threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatches a female police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as straightforward and clearcut as they appear to be, and the longer she is beside him on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. The stellar cast also includes Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick...
It is interesting that much more famous Amy Adams was considered for the role of the female negotiator in the beginning, but the role went to Elizabeth Banks who is building a similar image of cute and adorable actress who is good both in comedies and in dramas. The film shouldn't be confused with THE LEDGE with Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Charlie Hunnam which also has a man threatening to throw himself of a ledge.


ONE FOR THE MONEY
Hitting cinemas the same day as MAN ON A LEDGE is a comedy action for my dear ladies. It's ONE FOR THE MONEY in which Katherine Heigl brings Stephanie Plum, the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich's worldwide best-selling sixteen-book mystery series, to
vibrant life. A proud Jersey girl Stephanie Plum's has plenty of attitude, even if she's been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company as a recovery agent. True, she doesn't even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn't stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny's biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli - yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school. Nabbing Morelli would be satisfying payback, and a hefty payday,
but as Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger, a hunky colleague who's the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn't airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problems of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself... well, suddenly Stephanie's new job isn't nearly as easy as she thought.
The cast also includes brilliant and super charismatic Jason O'Mara who is currently under the spotlights due to his charming role in TERRA NOVA TV show. Katherine Heigl's next project is THE WEDDING in which Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton play a long divorced couple which fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding, next to Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes and Susan Sarandon.


I will also use this opportunity to wish you all the best in New 2012 Year, hope it will bring us all lots of great films (so far it's quite promising), good shows (not so promising) and lots of love, laughter, money and sex in our private lives :) 
HOLLYWOOD SPY LOVES YOU AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!
Thanks for making us a site read by millions in 2011 :)and for popping over each day for fresh film news!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on so many views. The movies highlighted today, I really want to see the first but I might be convinced to see the second...if it comes to Mexico.

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  2. thanks, Clarissa :) January is always extremely poor in cinemas, so I didn't have a big choice for spotlights :( February is also bad, the fun starts in March :)

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  3. Yeah it seems like a pretty crappy month, but as said always is for the most part. And love, sex and money, I'll take it, in whatever order it wants to come..haha

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  4. we shall survive somehow till March when the cinematic fun starts :)

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  5. Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve, Dez! Kisses!

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  6. thanks, Debs, I'm spending it at home :) Hope you're going to some exciting party ;)

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  7. Happy New Year, Dezzy. Hope you get all those things on your personal wish list. :)))

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  8. thanks, Luanne, same to you :) One of my wishes is to have you as my loyal and beloved friend each day and every day in 2012 like I did in 2011 :)

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  9. Happy New Year, Dezz!

    I'm still at 3ish in the afternoon; a sunny one at that!

    As I sit here, in the Lost and Found...I am contemplating 2012...hmm, okay, I'm done! Not much to contemplate seeings all is pretty much A-OK in my neck of the woods!

    I'm looking forward to seeing Man on a Ledge, and all the other great recommendations you have in store for us in 2012.

    Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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  10. Congrats on so many great reviews, Dezmond. You really are a star.

    Happy New Year!

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  11. Thanks, Jenny :) The New Year has already come to Europe :) some six or seven hours before USA :)
    Glad to hear all is fine and well, let us wish for an even more successful 2012!
    MAN ON A LEDGE should be really thrilling and exciting since it has so much suspense in the trailer

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  12. @Wendy
    thanks, Wendy, Happy New Year to you, I know New Zealand was the first to greet the new year ;)

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  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Dezzy!! Hope 2012 brings more cinematic great things to all of us.

    Man On Ledge sounds interesting, and it's got Worthington and Jamie Bell together. I think O'Mara is so hunky but One for the Money reminds me of The Bounty Hunter w/ O'Mara in Gerry Berry's role and swapping Heigl for Aniston, so no thanks.

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  14. Just wanted to visit and say Happy New Year! Hope you have a year of great movies!

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  15. Nice trailers Dez, Happy New year again:)

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  16. Thanks, Flixy, I have the same hopes, but preparing a 2012 film overview for one of my next posts, I concluded that beside the spring we will have a really horrid year in the film world, the summer will have absolutely nothing interesting, the autumn will be scandalous, and THE HOBBIT comes only in the end :(
    O'Mara is truly a discovery for me :) I didn't know he was so charming and charismatic, but after watching TERRA NOVA I now do :)

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  17. @Doralynn
    hey, Dora, nice to see you again! Are you feeling better now? I'm also wishing you the happiest 2012!

    @Gloria
    thanks, Gloria :)

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  18. Happy New Year. So it doesn't look like I will be in a mad rush to the theatre anytime soon. Man on a Ledge has a good cast, but I will wait for it on Comcast. I may be tempted to go see One For The Money, because I like to see films when I have read the book. I sort of had a picture in my mind of James Franco playing Morreli, but I can live with Jason O'Mara. He is hot.

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  19. Thanks, Melissa!
    January and February are always like that, it's a dead season until March and this year March will be really thrilling :)
    Jason O'Mara really has tones of charisma, I hope he gets more roles in Hollywood after this one and TERRA NOVA

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  20. Happy New Year!! Love your 2012 wishes for us. May they all come true. ;)

    I'm looking forward to none of these, I admit. Okay, maybe the Stephanie Plum film. It looks cute. You know my preferences for this Jan are Haywire and Underworld 4 as I am into ass-kicking heroines and werewolves. LOL I'm hopeless sometimes. :)

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  21. Happy New Year, Dez! Much success in 2012.

    Ledge looks so over done. Maybe on DVD later.

    Since I've read all of Evanovich's books and the cast member to come close to those described in the is Lulu, I pass.

    Stil love you though :o)

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  22. Dezzy - MAN ON A LEDGE might be good. I love KH, but several of her last movies haven't been the greatest. Fingers crossed for this one.

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  23. i hope you had an incredible end and beginig of year.
    great post =)

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  24. @Melsy
    actually UNDERWORLD is featured in second part, in Monday's post :) You might enjoy that one more.

    @MAry
    thanks, Mary! The same to you.
    Who is Lulu?

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  25. @Shells
    it does seem to be a very suspenseful film, and KH usually is cute and usually has great chemistry with most of her movie partners :)

    @Damon
    thanks, Happy New Year :)

    @Kelly
    Thanks, Happy New Year, Kelly!

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  26. None of these look like must-sees to me

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