Friday, January 3, 2014

FIRST 'A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST' IMAGE WITH CHARLIZE THERON, AMANDA SEYFRIED, NEAL PATRICK HARRIS AND SETH MACFARLANE! GERMAN WW2 EPIC SERIES 'GENERATION WAR' COMING TO USA THIS JANUARY

  MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN WEST
CHARLIZE THERON & SETH MACFARLANE IN THE FIRST IMAGE
Your main photo treat for today is the first image from this year's comedy western A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST which will ride into cinemas this May. Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neal Patrick Harris and Seth Macfarlane are seen in the first picture from the film in which Macfarlane plays a sheep farmer whose lover leaves him due to his cowardice. His fortunes begin to look up when a beautiful and mysterious woman arrives in town, but her outlaw husband isn't far behind. Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi also star!

  GENERATION WAR
 WW2 HISTORICAL SERIES
And something that you over in USA will be able to watch from January 15th in NY cinemas is German war mini series done in the vein of BAND OF BROTHERS. Titled GENERATION WAR the block- buster miniseries vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) goes off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte (Miriam Stein), a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) fights for his life while hiding among members of the Polish Resistance!

DID YOU KNOW? 
The mini series was a huge success last spring in Germany and will be also aired on BBC 2 in UK later this year as the first foreign language series to be broadcast there in more than ten years. GENERATION WAR will be released in USA this month in limited cinemas before it hits DVD market. The series have caused controversy in some countries where some critics have suggested that the TV series is providing excuses justifying German populace participation in the war. Others believe that the series tried to show how Germans were lured into Hitler's war in what was Germany's darkest era!

36 comments:

  1. quite the cast for something written by Seth MacFarlane

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    1. yep, unusually star studded

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    2. I was going to say the same thing. Yowzah!!! He drummed up quite the lot!

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    3. they probably expected lots of fun at the set

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  2. who is this seth guy, why the big cast i wonder... he is the guy i would like to be. well one of those voices.

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    1. He has charms, but is sometimes too superficial in his jokes. Didn't like him at the Oscars

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  3. I'd watch "Generation War" if I had the chance but I know I would have mixed feelings while doing so.

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    1. it's true. Polish people hated it because it had some controversial scenes in which some Polish people were depicted in a wrong way. It's a very sensitive material

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  4. Generation War might deal with sensitive material, but I think that part of our past no matter who does it will upset some. All the same the show sound intriguing i might have to catch it on DVD.

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    1. I always like to hear all sides. After all, we all remember how Kate Winslet's READER had put such a different perspective on the issue of ordinary people being caught up in happening larger than them.

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  5. Speaking of Band of Brothers, that was one collection my husband wanted to try but the price was always so dang high for the collection. Not sure what it is now though.

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    1. It was an extraordinary piece of TV programming. I really loved the depth of that series.

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  6. Generation War sounds interesting.

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  7. Not sure either of those is for me, but I do like your new banner at the top, the one with the handsome Scot. :D

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    1. You know... I just had a feeling that the moment I put that banner on you would come out of the shadows somehow :)

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  8. I know I've been scarce lately, but the best writing is done in the shadows. So very close to being done with this monster novel. :)

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    1. I know, dear, but I do miss you terribly whenever you're not around.
      Oooh... methinks you've been writing it since I've known you.... which is four years at least :)

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    2. No, no. I was still revising the other novel then. It's been two years writing this one. Took a lot of research and sorting out to finish it the way I wanted. But now I have two out of three novels done/almost done from the trilogy I have planned. :))))

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    3. And you will hunt for a publishers only after you finish the trilogy?

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    4. No, I'm going to query this spring. I did a crazy thing and wrote the books out of order -- second book first, first book second, so I had to wait to query. But no more!! Bring on the rejections!!! Whooo!

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    5. You know I will be your greatest 'finger crosser' in the process :)

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  9. What's your pick of the two, Dez?

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    1. The second one. but I will probably watch the first one too when it leaks online :)

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  10. Generation War looks good. I'm sure it's one my husband would enjoy.

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  11. GENERATION WAR sounds quite good methinks. Though I suspect it will be more for the boys than me!

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  12. While it may be more for the boys, I do think along with my husband, I would like to see Generation War. I like war movies.

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    1. They always offer touching and very sobering stories

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  13. Hmmm, the German perspective on the war would be a hard one to illustrate. World War 1 wouldn't be that big of a deal, but the Germans in WWII? I don't know if that is a perspective I would want to see. I'll be curious as to how they handle it.

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    1. It is an interesting perspective because it shows how a nation can be manipulated through political speeches and media... kinda like what we have now in USA. Most of the world sees USA as modern Nazis who go around the world killing people, stealing their resources and terrorizing, but the people in the USA see it differently because of all the media propaganda and manipulation that they are exposed to. This is why such series and films can be very sobering to them.

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  14. Two different things here. I llike comedy westerns. It reminds me on Blazing saddles. Generation war is something to look forward to.

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. the second one will probably be very educational!

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