Thursday, July 25, 2013

SPECTACULAR '47 RONIN' EPIC FANTASY TRAILER WITH KEANU REEVES & RINKO KIKUCHI! JESSICA ALBA, PATRICK WILSON, CHRIS PINE IN 'STRETCH'! LUKE ROBERTS, KATIE BOLAND JOIN 'REIGN' HISTORICAL SHOW ON QUEEN MARY

  JESSICA ALBA WILL 'STRETCH'
WITH PATRICK WILSON & CHRIS PINE
According to "Deadline" new action comedy STRETCH has added Jessica Alba to the cast which already has Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine. The movie will see ultra talented Patrick Wilson portraying a downtrodden man who takes a job as a limo driver to pay off his gambling debts. His first client is an extremely eccentric billionaire (Chris Pine), whose bizarre requests take a toll on the driver's sanity throughout one crazy night. Beside Jessica, another beauty, Brooklyn Decker, is also in the cast next to Ray Liotta, James Badge Dale, Ed Helms and David Hasselhoff. The movie is scheduled for next March!

  EPIC SHOW 'REIGN' CASTS
LUKE ROBERTS & KATIE BOLAND

One of our most anticipated new shows this Autumn, historical drama REIGN at CW is adding some new faces to its gallery of stars.  The show chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. Joining the cast, which also has Torrance Coombs as Francis' brother Sebastian, Megan Follows as queen Catherine de Medici and Anna Popplewell, Celina Sinden and Caitlin Stasey as Mary's ladies, are Luke Roberts who will play Simon Westbrook, a charming but sinister English diplomat determined to destroy Mary, and Katie Boland, playing a feral, disfigured young woman whose past remains a mystery.

  '47 RONIN' EPIC TRAILER WITH
KEANU REEVES & RINKO KIKUCHI
And here it is - the long awaited first trailer for Keanu Reeves Asian epic 47 RONIN which opens up in cinemas this Christmas! From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the large scale epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 RONIN is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.
The film, set in the 18th century Japan, also has Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki, a powerful sorceress lady who serves lord Kira. The story is set in the world of witches and giants. The lack of marketing for the film is confusing having in mind its extremely pricey budget of almost $170 million!  The costumes, stylized versions of traditional kimonos, are designed by Penny Rose who did costumes for PRINCE OF PERSIA SANDS OF TIME, THE LONE RANGER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies....

DEZZY'S HISTORY CLASS 
The film is actually based on a true story of the forty seven Ronin. It is considered as the most famous example of Japanese samurai code of honour. Those samurai were left leaderless (ronin is a name for such a samurai) when their lord had to commit ritual suicide after he offended a court official named Kira. It took them two years to plan and avenge their master by killing Kira and after that they all committed ritual suicides themselves.

40 comments:

  1. The visuals and the story line for 47 Ronin are great. But Keanu aka as "he who cannot act" sours the milk quite a bit. Truly, he's shite. No emotion, monotone voice and zero charisma. Darling I hate to gripe, but he makes me ill and it's early morning here.

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    1. Keanu always does that to pretty much all films. He has the enthusiasm, but no deeper talent and pronounces all text like some scater guy :)

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    2. I honestly don't know how he ever got a role in any movie. Who did he have to sleep with to get his first job?

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    3. you know, his career has always been followed with gay rumours.... maybe he slept with some studio boss? :)

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  2. ooo I think I might like ronin, I loved reading the actual historical event.

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    1. should be a good one this festive season, Adam! It arrives after THE HOBBIT :)

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  3. "47 Ronin" looks fabulous! I love Keanu Reeves! And thanks for the history lesson, I enjoyed it.

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    1. I'm a bit overwhelmed with how much people say they enjoy the latest few history lessons :) so I shall keep up with them whenever the topic allows :)

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  4. I am in... Bill and Ted's Ancient Adventure... and thank you for Alba and the ladies.

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    1. be welcome, I knew my gents would appreciate Alba :)

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  5. Great trailer Ronin , i like Jessica Alba one of my favorite actress .
    Greetings

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    1. glad you liked the trailer, Vincent!

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  6. You're right about the marketing for 47 Ronin - this is the first I've really heard of it since the controversy about Keanu taking the role in the first place. Looks interesting, and might be a good spectacle, but I won't be happy until he and Alex finally deliver on the 3rd Bill & Ted movie. :)

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    1. and even when some of us tried to promote the film a year ago, we got letters from the studio demanding that we take down all the posters. It could be a flop solely based on their bad marketing and PR politics.

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  7. 47 Ronin looks visually amazing. I do fear, however, that dear Keanu will have a whole new set of jokes about his sub par acting ability...and to use Keanu's name and the phrase "acting ability" is something I thought I would never do...I love the dragon! That might make it worth sitting through all of the "uuuhhhs" that come out of his mouth!

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    1. yep, Keanu element is the critical one in this film :)

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  8. I'm looking forward to Keanu in this one. I like his work. I know we're in for a lot of blood letting. Those Ronin were bad. And seppuku was not pretty.

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    1. yep, I'm not sure what is really so honourable in killing others, but the Japanese people seems to think otherwise. It really is a habit of killing eachother and using swords until whole family lines are eradicated....

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  9. I haven't seen a Keanu Reeves movie in a while. I usually like his stuff.

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    1. then you might like this one too, Medeia!

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  10. I hope the ronin give me some inspiration to paint my samoerais! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  11. Wow, I've forgotten about Keanu. This might be interesting. ((hugs))

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  12. I always learn something new from your history lessons:)
    47 looks intriguing, doesn't it.
    Have a good one, Dez.

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    1. Glad people are liking our history lessons :) I will try to teach lessons :) as often as possible :)

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  13. Keanu is still making movies? I'll have to see this one. I've always liked his films!

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    1. yes, he is, believe it or not :) But he hasn't had a hit film in decades

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  14. 47 does look intriguing and I like honor type films! Stretch has quite the cast!
    Hope you are doing well Dezzy :D

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    1. thanks, Ella, hope your family is enjoying the summer

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  15. 47 Ronin looks awesome! Perhap[s Keanu's montone surfer-dude delivery/persona is exactly what the film requires as the CGI looks off the chain! Thanks for the Ablawithcleavage too. Mucho appreciated Chika Dez.

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    1. be welcome, Doc, some nice cleveage in today's post as well :P

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  16. Nice to see Keanu back on the big screen. Trailer's very good, it's usually not my kind of movie but I am now looking forward to watching 47 Ronin, it looks very interesting.

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    1. glad you like it, Arni, hope you will be able to catch it over in Dubai this winter :)

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  17. Based on the trailer, it looks to be a beautiful movie. Too bad Keanu Reeves is in it...

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    1. that seems to be the general opinion :)

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  18. 47 ronin trailer is awesome and so visually stunning Dezzy ~ Thanks for all the updates & I hope to see this by year end ~ I missed Keanu and its nice to see him in this action packed movie ~

    Happy weekend ~

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    1. should be a great movie for winter holidays, Grace :)

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