Monday, April 16, 2012

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & BEN AFFLECK IN "RUNNER RUNNER"! RUSSELL CROWE OFFICIALLY IN DARREN ARONOFSKY'S "NOAH"! TRAILER FOR TOUCHING DRAMA "IN THE FAMILY"

 A rather hunky cast awaits us in a project just mentioned over at "Variety": pop sensation and a very talented actor and a natural charmer Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck will lead the cast in $30 million film RUNNER RUNNER. There are not much details on this upcoming project, but one thing is known - the story will be set in the world of illegal online gambling, which should not come as a surprise,
since Ben Affleck already had similar films and is privately known as a poker expert and he even won $356,000 by winning the California State Poker Championships in June 2004 - defeating some of the best poker players in the world in the process. Timeberlake will on the other hand, also join Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood in TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, a film about an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years who takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
After a short exile from the big projects, mostly due to his behaviour in the public, it seems that Russell Crowe is experiencing a revival. You already know that him and Hugh Jackman are taking the lead roles in LES MISERABLES,
but now it is also official that he is taking the lead role in dark epic NOAH. Scheduled for March 2014, which is two years from now, and directed by Darren Aronofsky, the story will be set in a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, NOAH was a good man. Seasoned fighter, sage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, Noah was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually, he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth... The role was first meant for Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender.

The only trailer I have for you today is for an extremely praised indie drama IN THE FAMILY which deals with one of the most tragic
issues of the modern world faced with prejudices against gay parents. In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Just as they begin to, Cody's will reveals that he named his sister as Chip's guardian. The years of Joey's acceptance into the family unravel as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. Armed with their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to peace with the family and closer to his son.
PS and don't forget to visit a lovely post Vic Caswell, the owner of Sketcher Girl Studios, wrote about me, along with making an amazing drawing of your spy :)

60 comments:

  1. I had no idea that Affleck actually played poker. That's a cool little tidbit of knowledge ;) I'm not his biggest fan though. He always has that little ball of spit in the middle of his lip that stretches as talks. *Shudders* LOL

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    1. oh, my, the things you notice... :PPPP

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  2. Is that an old pic of Ben Affleck or has he done some serious trimming and toning for the film?

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    1. I thought he looked too hot! ;)

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    2. he certainly did :) he has that flawless swimmer's body :) Too bad, he's such an unappealing person.

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  3. Hello sexy pictures - thank you Dezzie!!

    ugh, that movie, "In The Family" - already tugging at my heart strings. Indie films can sometimes be the best ones out there. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Oh, and um, for anyone who missed it - yeah, go check out Dez's dedication that he linked - it's great!

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    1. be welcome :)
      Yep, such movies can break a heart :( But if such films change at least one man's opinion about the issue, than it's good!

      Yes, everybody visit the link :)

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    2. I hope that a movie will make people think long and hard about how they truly are inside. I remember thinking that after watching Gran Torino...I was shocked by what Clint Eastwood was saying, especially because over the years he's leaned towards peace...and then the end came and literally, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I think that one may be a movie that had a chance at changing people inside...

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    3. I haven't seen that one, but I do love films which make you question yourself and your own attitudes and opinions.

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  4. Thanks for the IN THE FAMILY trailer. :o)

    I'm still not excited about Russell Crowe as Javert.

    TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE? You had me at baseball.

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    1. be welcome :)
      I'm not either, I think we agree on that issue, Joshie!

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  5. The other films pale in comparison to In The Family. As you know, my son is gay and I could talk for hours about the hardships that he has faced and the things he has overcome. This movie deals with an issue that is very important to me. Grandchildren. My son would love to have children one day but is too afraid to even picture that as a possibility in his life because he knows first hand how far society has NOT come. I want him to have everything that a heterosexual man has. And family is the most important of all. I cry just thinking about what he has been and will be denied. Thank you so much for putting this trailer up Dez. Love you xoxo

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    1. I knew you would appreciate that one, dahling.
      It's horrible what kinds of hardships people in love have to go through with no real reason.
      Beside this thing with babies and kids, there are so many shocking things that straight people don't think about, but which destroy the lives of gay people. Like if a gay person ends up in hospital and their partner cannot make any decision about them, and sometimes cannot even visit them, if the law allows those things only for family members and spouses. Not to mention the whole legal situation in which you can build up a life and house with your partner and then lose everything if he/she dies. In my country heirs can be only family members and spouses, which means that you can leave you house to your partner only as a gift, but than means paying huge taxes which lead to your partner having to sell the house in order to pay them. Horrid.

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    2. Oh my goodness, you just touched on a topic that irritates me to no end. The whole "your not married" issue. I won't go into the religious part - to sensitive, but, to not allow their life partner to see them in the ER!! Oh my gosh!! And, yes, the common laws, as well. It's just not fair!

      @Anne-I can only imagine the pain your son must face and in you right along with him; all because of the society we live in. The best thing he has in his world is YOU. Love you, Anne!

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    3. Elsie and Annzie, do not forget that although extremely difficult, being gay in USA is probably million times easier there than in Serbia, or any other more traditional country. They beat gays in the streets here and get unpunished.

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    4. @Elsie
      that is the most devastating thing. Imagine loving someone to death and more and being unable to be beside them in ER or being unable to decide whether they will live or not if they are hooked on the machines :( Not to mention this thing around kids. World is still in the middle ages.

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    5. I wondered how it was in Serbia. I have such trouble with a society that sees love as aberrant behavior. A book that was useful for me in understanding all the psychological things my son experienced as he was coming to grips with his sexuality was "The Velvet Rage" I could only read a few pages at a time because I'd cry so much I couldn't see the words. I think all heterosexuals should read that book.

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    6. yep, when we have a gay parade here (we had only two, methinks, due to general danger) thousands of maniacs come out to the streets with bats to beat them and destroy the center of the city as well. Riots against love. Craziness. But those people usually don't read books.
      Your son is very happy to have you, Annzie, you are very understanding and supportive.

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    7. I didn't know it was this bad luv. I'm so very sorry for you.

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    8. it is, we, for example, don't have a single openly gay celebrity person.

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  6. A world dominated by barbarians and warlords hmmm that would work well for Crowe, perfect fit..haha

    Not an Affleck fan for the most part, never knew he played poker though and online gambling. Let's just say I am no stranger to it and during my gambling days made quite the sum. But it is too friggin nerve racking...haha

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    1. what? What? You were a gambler, cat? Pray do tell us more, I'm all ear :) What happened to the earned sum? I didn't think you had a mischievous side to you, Cat!

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    2. LOL oh I was quite the gambler and good at it too. Started out with $200 bucks and ended up with somewhre in the neighborhood of $75,000. But sadly those online $$%#^#^^ wouldn't pay me after I got around $27,000 out of them because I didn't lose..lol...oh well least I took them for some money, way to nervous to ever try it again though. I think I killed so many nerve endings it wasn't funny..haha

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    3. so did you get or not those 75 thousand? Oh, Cat, I don't think I've earned that much in my whole life :))

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    4. Nope all I ever got out of it was $27,000 but for spending $200, I'm not complaining..lol....those online gambling sites can cut you off whenever they wish and there is nothing you can do about it because they are all hosted down in the camen islands and such where our laws don't apply. But 27 grand is 27 grand. Paid for half of university, if only I had the nerve to try again..haha

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    5. oh, my, Pats, you was a millionaire :) That's a huge sum of money, enough to buy a whole village in Tajikistan or a town in central Africa.

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    6. Yeah but sadly here it doesn't go very far.

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    7. don't tell me you wasted it on golden yarn and kitty toys? :)
      What did you study, Cat? I forgot what your business is, something boring if I recall well :)

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    8. Hello! He wasted it on DVD's. Didn't you know?

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    9. yep, on DVDs and Pringles cans.... and ACME products to use against the Alliance!

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    10. Hahahaha! Pringles cans. Is that a fact, Cat?

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    11. well he said it himself that he collects his poo in Pringles cans... which he sometimes then sends his friends as B-day presents.... or he just dries them in the sun and cooks coffee with it...

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  7. I do like Mr Crowe! He is like my slimmer twin brother!

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    1. you know, I always thought he looks a lot like you, Scottie!

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  8. Russel Crowe has a nice smile...

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    1. I think that's the only of his photos in history in which he has a smile :)

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  9. Hmm I'm not sure why, but I was thinking the aronofsky was doing a period piece about Jonah and the whale, not Noah's ark... Either way that sounds AMAZING!!! I was slightly dissapointed when Christian Bale dropped out but hearing Crowe is gonna do it is fantastic news... That movie is going to be awesome!

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    1. it will be based on a very dark comic, so I expect it not to be too close to the Bible, if at all. I was sorry that Fassbender didn't take the role, he would be my first choice, Russell hasn't been capable of having an blockbuster for a long time now, so the project might be doomed even before the beginning :(

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    2. Idk Dez, I thought that the Robin Hood remake wasn't too bad... Let's not forget Gladiator, and Master and Commander both favorites of mine;) I think he will nail it! Any idea where I can find the comic version? Thanks dez!

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    3. I didn't mean the quality but the success at the box office :) He didn't bring any big money to the producers in a long time, so it might be risky using him as the lead in a more than $100 million epic.
      Probably on Amazon :)

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  10. I don't normally go for dramas, but In the Family sounds really good!

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    1. it does, and very educational I hope

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  11. Some interesting stuff in the pipeline, I like the Affleck project!

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  12. wow.
    in the family sounds extremely moving.

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  13. Ben Daredevil Affleck is a... hunky guy? well, he sure is a better poker player than he's an actor - except for Changing Lanes, of course, and he's seen Jennifer up close and personal, which I can't put on my resume. We like his nipples, though.

    Will there ever be a Gladiator 2: The Search for More Money, I wonder. There are so many prequels these days and idiots making children kill each other off in the woods because that's TV man!, I wouldn't be surprised if this should ever happen. ;)

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    1. is he not? But at least you like his nipples :) He is a bad actor, though, just like his best buddy Matt Damon, the arrogant one.
      As far as I know GLADIATOR 2 was decidedly never in plan.

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    2. And THAT'S where you're wrong. Don't even mention Matt Damon. He's so depressing. I wonder what Jenny from the block liked about Ben. Maybe he's a cool guy in real life and it turns out he's actually a fantastic actor playing wimps so convincingly.

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    3. P.S. I noticed the word bellow where you're asking to give the Dezz some love.

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    4. me needs just one L in it, oh the wise one? :) How do you know I didn't just want people to scream and yell here? :)
      Jenny loved his hot body and he loved hers, methinks :)

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    5. His hot body? Hot? Pfffff. This is what I call a hot body! But that Daredevil is too blind to ever know.

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    6. yes, that is a hot body too, but we sometimes love to see love carpet too :)

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  14. It's a little embarrassing, but I can't get enough of JT.

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    1. fully understand you, sister! He is God's gift to humankind!

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  15. I think Noah will be really good.

    Not sure about the JT Ben Affleck movie...online gambling???

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    1. I share your feeling on the online gambling :)

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  16. I love Biblical movies but since this is Aronofsky's version of Noah, I shall proceed with caution.

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    1. you probably won't like it, Flixy, it will be dark and violent, but then again you loved PASSION and that one was the darkest ever.

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