Monday, January 7, 2013

TRAILERS FOR "UNFINISHED SONG" WITH TERENCE STAMP, GEMMA ARTERTON, VANESSA REDGRAVE & "SIDE EFFECTS" WITH CATHERINE ZETA JONES, JUDE LAW, CHANNING TATUM! CONCEPT ART FOR SF FILM "SNOWPIERCER" WITH CHRIS EVANS, JAMIE BELL, OCTAVIA SPENCER!

Continuing the lovely trend of films with senior actors (I've spotlighted a number of them recently), we have a delightful comedy UNFINISHED SONG  (previously titled SONG FOR MARION) and you can check out the first trailer for it today. This is a London-set
comedic drama about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth (Gemma 
Arterton) to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
One of the future projects we are looking forward to is definitely sf action SNOWPIERCER which will probably arrive to cinemas later this year, but we now have interesting concept art pictures for the film which is set in a futuristic time in which a disastrous attempt to prevent
global warming has created an ice age in which the survivors struggle to adapt to existence in the only safe climate aboard the titular Snowpiercer. This is actually a huge train which constantly moves and 
never stops and which carries a whole society within its wagons - survivors who live in the train separated into classes. A rather amazing cast includes Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Edd Haris, John Hurt...

SIDE EFFECTS TRAILER 
Another interesting trailer I can offer you today in the dry holiday period is the second one for Steven Soderbergh's thriller SIDE 
EFFECTS which opens up in cinemas this February. Starring the sensational trio Jude Law, Catherine Zeta Jones and Channing Tatum the  provocative thriller revolves around Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) - intended to treat anxiety - has unexpected side effects. The tagline is - one pill can change your life.

56 comments:

  1. Nummy, nummy for Gemma... I hope the world is spinning right for you... take care!

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    1. she will be quite present in cinemas these days, since UNFINISHED SONG opens up February and HANSEL AND GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS this month

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    2. yes, she at least has one fan... me!

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    3. not only you, she is rather popular among boys over in UK as far as I know. Loved her in PRINCE OF PERSIAN, CLASH OF TITANS and in legendary ALICE CREED! And in TAMARA DREWE next to my dear Luke Evans!

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  2. He looks not bad this movie unfinished song , I love well Terence Stamp, to follow.
    Cheers

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  3. Unfinished song looks wonderful! I love senior actors and am so happy that they are coming out with so many movies. We need to combat the teen flicks somehow. ;)

    Side Effects is not one I'd care to see. It looks too bizarrely dramatic and not enough action or blood and guts. LOL I'm a complete barbarian, I know. ;)

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    1. yep, the only problem being that senior stars will never have blockbusters like twilight teens :((( I sometimes want to dig my eyes out when I come upon youngsters who've only heard about Maggie Smith and other big senior actors through HARRY PLONKERS :(

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  4. aahhh Dezzy I love the first trailer and of course I love vanessa Regradve she is amazing I love Terence Stamp too but he is so grumpy:)))

    SOrry you have cherries only by two weeks here we have about two months, not more anyway is a
    short season! now we have at home apricots so Im making mermalade (sorry by my wrong words dear)
    :)

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    1. glad you liked the first trailer, Gloria, it is really lovely.

      Yep, we have both cherries and strawberries for a very short few weeks in late spring :(
      I used apricot jam two days ago for making little sandwiches out of my lemon cookies.

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  5. One apricot jam cookie, please...with a cup of tea! :) You are serving, aren't you?

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    1. yep, with Lipton's Blueberry and Acai berry Green Tea :)
      Here's the recipe for my lemon cookies:
      Mix 200g margarine with 125g powder sugar, one egg, 300g flour and zest of one lemon and orange, spread the dough, cut out star or flower shapes (I have a mould which cuts out one whole flower and one with a hole in the middle) and bake at 200*C for 15 minutes. When it cools down stick two by two together with apricot jam.

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    2. thanks, dez...I'm writing this down...sounds perfect! Love the idea of the cookie cutter with the hole in the middle! Cute!

      and thanks for the energy bar recipe, too...I'm really going to try that one!

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    3. be welcome, Betsy, I can find the exact recipe for energy bars if you'd like me too, I have it somewhere in my notebooks.

      And the hole in the middle is great because when you stick the two cookies together, a bit of jam goes out through the hole and it looks like a sun or a golden flower.

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  6. Hard to tell much from one still image, but the concept behind Snowpiercer is intriguing.

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    1. it is one of my fave sf projects this year. Love me such apocalyptic stories, especially when set in an ice age! And the cast is brilliant.

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  7. global warming on a side note would be great during an ice age

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  8. "Unfinished Song" looks really good -- it must be based on that actual geezer choir who sings modern rock music that they made a documentary about. Can't remember what the doc is called though.

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    1. we do love us geezers with style and fresh spirit

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  9. Unfinished Song looks so fun and inspiring. Just what we all need right now. Arthur may be a grump, but he's got spirit and the ability to change. This will be me and the Hubby in 20 years time!

    Thanks for the positive video on a dreary Winters day darling :)

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    1. glad you enjoyed that trailer, Annzie. Would love to see you and hubs still have the spirit in 20 years time! You'll be a drumming granny!

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    2. I will play until I die and when I do, they can bury me with my bass drum.

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    3. and after that you will be the main drummer in the angel orchestra, dahlink and me will be the fat angel that sings that line from THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL from Eurithmics....

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  10. The clip for Unfinished Song had me giggling. Looks good. Happy to see movies like this one and Exotic Marigold finding an audience. :)

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    1. we do love it when trailers make us giggle. I've just watched MARIGOLD for the second time tonight and it made me giggle once more.

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  11. Unfinished Song looks intriguing. That sounds like Celine Dion. I like these grumpy old goat movies - Jack Nicholson's starred in a couple over the past few years that I really enjoyed!

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    1. on a side note - can't wait for Celine to return, she promised a new English lg album this year! It's been way too long!

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  12. OOOH! Terrence Stamp is a rockstar!! Looking forward to seeing him onscreen again!!

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    1. he was great in PRISCILA QUEEN OF THE DESERT!

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    2. One of my all time favorites!

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    3. Australian films are always great

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  13. I like anything scifi and the trailer to side effects looks good, too. Jude Law helps it look even better ;)

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  14. I like the look of those movies. Especially the last one.

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  15. SNOWPIERCER sounds interesting. It has my attention too :)

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    1. it should be a super exciting movie

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  16. Musicals seem to be the new thing. Also, I like how as I was reading the pitch for Snowpiercer, there were snowflakes all over from your site. :P

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    1. ah, yes, here at HOLLYWOOD SPY we do everything to give you a genuine 3D experience! Next time I write about TWILIGHT I will have to come up with a way to release some nasty stench from the screen to illustrate the crapiness of the film :)

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  17. When the trailer can me tear up, I know it's a must see and that's exactly what Unfinished Song did for me. I laughed and then teared up and knew I had to see it - in the theatre. I love movies like these Dezzy! Thank you for always spotlighting these hopeful movies.

    (Tomorrow my son and I are going to see This is 40 as long as my Migraine isn't to bad. Thanks to you, the trigger is just about gone!)

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    1. glad to hear it, Elsie. Hope you will enjoy THIS IS 40. We do love Paul Rudd a lot.

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    2. ha ha ha! I like that, "akorkable" =PPP

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    3. that is how we like our boys in Hollywood - John Krasinski, Paul Rudd, Topher Grace...

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  18. Unfinished Song sounds like a good one! :)

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  19. Ow...Snowpiecer has amazing casts!! would love to see that one

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