Sunday, March 25, 2012

SPRING 2012 DELIGHTFUL FILMS: "HYSTERIA" WITH HUGH DANCY, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL & RUPERT EVERETT, "NOW IS GOOD" WITH DAKOTA FANNING & JEREMY IRVINE

Since you know HOLLYWOOD SPY fights for positive and heart warming films instead of the dark and morbid ones we are bombarded with these days, today I present you with a spotlight on some of the most delightful films waiting to premier this spring: the ones which will brings us either laughs, tears or inspiration.
DELIGHTFUL HYSTERIA
One of the delightful films I've mentioned before will finally premier this May and it is HYSTERIA, set in 19th century London where Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) is torn between the “proper” doctor’s staid and
static world of success and acceptance and a more progressive and fulfilling, but frowned upon, experience. Tossed out for his forward-thinking ideas by the medical establishment, Granville finds a position with Dr. Robert Dalrymple, a highly respected and successful doctor, with a very popular private practice specializing in treating women diagnosed with Hysteria. Indeed, the good doctor’s waiting room is never quiet. In his new position, Dalrymple finds Granville a proper suitor for his beloved daughter Emily, the epitome of “English virtue and womanliness,” with her lovely face, demure manner and artistic and intellectual accomplishments, but it is the elder daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a firebrand
social reformer, arguing passionately for women’s rights to be educated, vote, and live independent lives that secretly excites him. Although Granville is somewhat shocked by Charlotte’s lack of propriety, he feels kinship with her conviction to help those in need. They snipe at each other’s views, but he earns her grudging respect when he treats a poor settlement house woman with a broken ankle. This is a romantic comedy wrapped around the surprising story of the first electro-mechanical vibrator, invented by happen stance at a time when the very peak of Victorian prudishness coincided with the dawn of the electrical age. The cast also includes Rupert Everett, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones... PS DO NOT MISS THE END OF THE TRAILER :)

CHARMING "NOW IS GOOD"
Ready to open up in cinemas May 25th is a heart warming drama NOW IS GOOD in which young Dakota Fanning plays Tessa who is seventeen and
passionate about life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs. With the help of her friend, she sets the list in motion. And while her parents and brother each deals with their fear of losing her in their own way, Tessa explores a whole new world, determined to live every day as intensely as possible. Falling in love with Adam (Jeremy Irvine), her new neighbor, wasn't on the list, but it proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.
DID YOU KNOW? Scoring huge role in Spielberg's WAR HORSE, young Jeremy Irvine will appear this year in  GREAT EXPECTATIONS and then next year in WW2 epic THE RAILWAY MAN next to Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

42 comments:

  1. Hysteria is going to be good. Love that trailer "What are you going to call it?" "The squealer" My new favorite lines in moviedom!! I know this is British, but the courtship by arguing is Irish. It's how I told the Hubby I loved him. Granted, it took him awhile to decipher the meaning, but eventually he got it.

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    1. he he I know the story about the poor hubs and your Irish ways :) I swear I'd never get it that somebody loves me if they argued with me :)

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  2. Like Hysteria humor? Www.facebook.com\Hysteria.begone

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    1. that will be $100 for the add :)

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    2. I hear all they have is paypal, crummy politcians screwed you again.

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    3. He can give the money to Dez's favorite charity. Me.

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    4. @Pat
      my penguins will take the money this way or that way :)

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    5. @Annzie
      yep, but you accept only payments in some Dezz luvin' :)

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    6. That's good enough for me my Angel.

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    7. and easier for moi, dahling, since this Cat above accepts only dried mice instead of checks and over at Twitter he even asked to be paid in cat's poop which he collects in Pringles cans :)

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    8. Those pringle cans come in handy when you need a weapon. And no use canadains don't take checks, we take cheques..haha

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    9. which ones do you use? Sour cream and garlic or paprika Pringles? :)

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  3. I'm really liking Now is Good. It looks like a nice, uplifting emotional story. Dakota's British accent isn't bad.

    Love Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett. They don't work enough as far I'm concerned.

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    1. yep, I was surprised by her accent too.
      Dancy and Everett are great :)

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  4. I'd not heard of hysteria...cheers

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  5. I agree with the philosphy of Now is Good not sure if it be one I'd watch though. But Hysteria seems like it would be, as the more umm hysterical ones work for me, yeah I had to use that.

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    1. just don't go hysterical, Cat!

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    2. May be a bit too late for that

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    3. 'tis OK, Cat, we probably prefer you a bit hysterical ;)

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  6. Hysteria looks like a pretty funny movie.

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  7. Now is Good sounds heartbreaking, but I think Dakota should be good in this role. I like Irvine in War Horse though the film is a bit too melodramatic.

    Btw, about your poll, I voted for Caviezel whom I admire even more after playing Jesus, glad he gets a ton of votes. Not sure who David Oakes is but he is good looking :)

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    1. they make quite an interesting couple, her and Irvine.

      It's the opposite with me :) I've lost respect for him after Mel's shameful film.
      David Oakes is a delightful star of PILLARS OF THE EARTH and THE BORGIAS :)

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    2. That is really too bad you think that way Dezzy, but I still like you as at least you are honest with your thoughts.

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    3. 'tis true, Flixy dearest, no point in lying or acting like you love or don't love something just to please others, especially if you have deep and strong opinions.
      Love you too :)

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  8. the chick flick is strong in this post...

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    1. the second one? The first one isn't a chick flick :)

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  9. The chick in Now is Good... Her hair is too short, lol.

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    1. it is, but she's one of the very few actresses to look nice with a short hair

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  10. I saw the hunger games on friday was a pretty neat movie I'm not a fan of gorey movies but I think if it was a little more violent it would have been more meaningful.

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    1. that is exactly why that crap of a film is banned here, Baur :) We despise films and books which portray kids as killers and put them in aggressive situations.

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  11. Now is Good looks amazing, I love Dakota Fanning!

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  12. That second poster for HYSTERIA is priceless!

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    1. 'tis the thingy they use for curing Hysteria :)

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  13. Dakota sure has grown...but I think she loses her cuteness a bit

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  14. I really want to see Now is Good but I'm not sure I really want to see it. These movies leave me an emotional wreck.

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    1. it's true Clarissa, it might be a bit too sad in the end ;(

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