Saturday, April 7, 2012

NICOLE KIDMAN IS "GRACE OF MONACO"?!? ANNETTE BENING, ROBIN WILLIAMS, ED HARRIS IN "THE LOOK OF LOVE"! "PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS" PARODY ON "TITANIC"

I'm not liking this one, people! According to "Variety" Nicole Kidman is in talks to take the lead role in GRACE OF MONACO a film about
famous Hollywood star and the princess of the Mediterranean principality Grace Kelly. The story will be set between December 1961 and November 1962, following the former Oscar winner and mother of two who had already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation. The star was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco's Prince Rainier III, six months to reform its tax laws. So, similar to THE KING'S SPEECH, it will not be a biopic, but just a film covering a part of a ruler's life. I've no idea who sees Grace Kelly in Nicole Kidman. She is physically too rigid, frigid and tall, while Grace was fragile looking with her tender almost elven beauty. Wouldn't Emily Blunt be exact replica of Grace Kelly if you give her blond hair, or maybe January Jones or even Kate Winslet? Or Ashley Judd with a blond hair, she already has the identical face to Grace's. Or Charlize Theron!

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We don't really see a lot of romantic films with people in their best years, they are usually reserved for hot young babes and steamy young hunks, but it
seems we shall get one which has mature people as main stars: I've wrote about this before, but now it's official - "MovieWeb" reports that THE LOOK OF LOVE starts shooting next week with Robin Williams, Ed Harris and Annette Bening in the lead roles. The story follows a widow named Nikki (Annette Bening) who, several years after the loss of her husband Garrett, meets a man named Tom (Ed Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased spouse. Suddenly, a flood of old feelings rush back to her and she realizes she's met the love of her life....again. The film is a romantic story filled with humour, surprise, and reflections on the mystery of love.

Trailers made as parodies on famous films have become a very cute trend lately with THE MUPPETS, who made parodies on a lot of films
last year in their trailers, and ICE AGE CONTINENTAL DRIFT, which had a black and white parody on ARTIST called SCRATIST, and now here's another one: PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS have made a spoof on TITANIC in their latest TV clip :) This delightful film comes to theatres April 27th with the voices of Hugh Grant, Russell Tovey, Brendan Gleeson, Salma Hayek, and follows the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less than successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest
that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

45 comments:

  1. I've been hoping they would do a biopic about Grace Kelly. Yeah, but not with Kidman. Maybe she'll surprise us. Maybe.

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    1. she is a nice actress, but she just doesn't look the part. It would be as if they would give Elizabeth Taylor role to Angelina Jolie or something.

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  2. if I were casting on looks alone I'd probably go with January Jones

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    1. she does have the look. I'm guessing they will be searching for a better actress and a more famous one, though.

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  3. I'm more excited to see Robin Williams than anyone else...

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    1. couldn't agree with you more :) Did you watch him in ONE HOUR PHOTO?

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    2. Yes, he was so good! Creepy as all get out, but good. It was a different kind of role for him. I never expected it.

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    3. it was a great film, especially since we got to see Michael Vartan's willie :)

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    4. LOL - just another highlight of the film! Kind of like watching Spartacus - it's a great show and has, um, lots of great "extra features".

      On a side note - I just read the interview you recommended, along with the rest of Dez On Tour and learned so much about you. I also now understand the cats references to penguins hahaha

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    5. we do love us any given extra features :)

      He he .. you must've thought the cat and I are crazy speaking about penguins :)

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  4. Love the parody :)
    I wonder why they changed the name from "Pirates in an adventure with scientists" though? Still, it's such a funny movie.

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    1. it was titled that? :) I've known it as BAND OF MISFITS since forever. Can't wait for the movie, such an amazing one, love the humour and animation!

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  5. Yeah Nicole does not have the look, but forget January Jones. She's not elegant in the least, she looks more like she'd be Grace's white trash trailer park dwelling cousin. ;)For Grace Kelly you'd have to go more with an Ashley Judd or a Kate Winslet or Emily. They exude the class that Grace was known for. Grace embodied the virtue of her name.

    This Pirates parody rocked! I think this movie is going to be just terrific.

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    1. I tend to agree with you on January, dahling :) but the boys do like her though :)
      The class is exactly what we need!
      PIRATES might kill us with their humour :)

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  6. I think they should give the part of Grace Kelly to Keira knightly. :PP

    Ha! Let's hope Nicole does a good job. GK is one of my favs.

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    1. You know I will have no other option but kill you after this? :)

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    2. Gotta catch me first. And now we have an ocean between us again. Good luck. :PP

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    3. oh, please, don't underestimate me, the penguins have already set an ambush in Colorado.

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  7. Give it to Kate, she always gets my vote..haha...but Kidman blah, I don't like her in just about everything she's ever done. So I'm with you on not wanting her for anything. Robin Williams hasn't made a good movie in forever either, wish he'd stop trying to be oh so serious and actually make a comedy ago, that's not RV hahaha

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    1. we always vote for all Kates :) Winslet, Blanchett, Beckinsale or Zeta Jones, they're all stunning :)

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    2. I suppose you have a point, maybe there is something to the name. Then again maybe not, had a roomate by that name in university and she was SCARY.

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    3. yes, but you have to be a celebrity in order for the Kate name to have the inner power LOL

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    4. Even with so many becoming a celebrity through youtube? May need to put some fine print in there.

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  8. Nice to take family to movies like the pirates :)

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  9. My choice to play Grace Kelly is Blake Lively. Kidman? No way.

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    1. no way indeed :)
      Blake is pretty pretty pretty, but I think they're searching for a more serious actress :) You have a trailer with Blake in yesterday's post ;)

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  10. I vote for Charlize.
    I am interested to hear more about that Annette Bening movie, love a good love story...

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    1. I shall post a trailer as soon as it comes :) Not any time soon, though :(

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  11. Ehhh.... Not so sure about the pirate movies. I don't really like Claymation...

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  12. I don't care what movie Kidman is in... me likey her. Okay you're right, she's a bit tall, but I'm sure the special effects department will do something about that. The only reason I bought The Invasion was because of her. That movie sucks, I know. But she's so much more fun to look at than Donald Sutherland. You may disagree with me on this one. Great voice, too.

    Anette Bening is a great actress AND a double-fox. I remember the first time I saw her, she fell in love with Michael Douglas.

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    1. too tall and to rigid :) She has cold class, and here we need a natural grace and warm class.
      I did love Nicole in some films like DOGVILLE, HOURS and THE BIRTH, but she ruined a lot of possibly amazing films with her lack of warm emotions, AUSTRALIA for example. And although she wasn't bad in MOULIN ROUGE, my all time fave, I will never forgive her for taking the role away from Catherine Zeta Jones who was the first choice for the job and who would've done miracles alongside Ewan McGregor.

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  13. The pirate movie looks adorable!!! I remember chicken run. It was silly, but very cute. Oh, and I love Nicole Kidman. :) She always looks so classy.

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    1. it's utterly adorable :) I love how animated flicks have become the best in the film world.

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  14. the annette benning one might be good.
    i hear you on the kidman issue. while she's starting to grow on me, she is very cold... so she works well playing cold, reserved characters...

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    1. couldn't agree with you more, Vics :)

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  15. I did a stop motion video once for a contest takes a very long time to take all the pictures!

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    1. it must have been fun, Baur, did you win it?

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  16. it is odd that they didn't use scientists in the title in the US

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    1. I haven't heard of the scientists title at all.

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  17. I like romantic films so the Annette B movie makes me excited ~

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