Saturday, March 29, 2014

FRENCH SATURDAY: FRANCOIS ARNAUD JOINS MAGGIE Q IN EPIC PIRATE SERIES 'RED FLAG'! 'THE PLAYERS' TRAILER WITH JEAN DUJARDIN! 'WORDS AND PICTURES' TRAILER WITH JULIETTE BINOCHE, CLIVE OWEN!

'RED FLAG' EPIC TV SERIES
GETS FRANCOIS ARNAUD AS 1800'S SAILOR
Earlier this year I announced new historical mini series RED FLAG with Maggie Q playing the queen of Chinese pirates and now she's got herself a partner - THE BORGIA's French star Francois Arnaud! Set in the early 1800s the series centres on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head one of the most successful crime syndicates in China. With over 100,000 sailors and 1500-plus vessels, Ching controlled the South China Sea while taking on the Imperial Chinese navy, the Portuguese navy, and the all-powerful British navy to eventually conquer them all. Francois Arnaud will play Carlito, the Portuguese sailor and bounty hunter engaged to hunt down and capture Ching Shih. He has no loyalty and takes from everybody to kill Ching Shih, and soon becomes her lover.

'THE PLAYERS' TRAILER
WITH JEAN DUJARDIN
Two trailers with French stars for you today!  Starting with the one for THE PLAYERS which stars Oscar winner Jean Dujardin and comes to theatres April 4th! The movie is an omnibus feature consisting of eight short films dealing with infidelity, and some of them directed by the actors themselves. Eight short films explore the subject of male infidelity. Serial cheaters, Fred and Greg, spend a night on the town doing what they do best, and with absolutely no regrets. The duo play various characters in assorted extracurricular situations, ranging from sexist to the darker sides of carnal desires.


'WORDS & PICTURES' TRAILER
JULIETTE BINOCHE, CLIVE OWEN
Your second trailer for today stars another French Oscar winner  - Juliette Binoche next to Clive Owen in a romantic comedy WORDS AND PICTURES! To be released into US cinemas this May the movie will see the two of them playing a writer whose talent has dried up, and an artist struggling to paint as her body betrays her (according to 'Deadline' Binoche’s own artwork appears in the film). The two clash at the prep school where they teach, sparking a flamboyant courtship and a school-wide war over which is more powerful: the word or the picture. It is interesting that before this you will see Binoche in GODZILLA this May, which is the strangest movie choice for her. Clive Owen will lead the cast in KNICK historical TV series later this year.

32 comments:

  1. With so many French guys and girls, these movies can't be bad...oups...sorry...I love Dujardin anyway!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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    1. he;s a god actor, isn't he? My fave French actor is Vincent Cassel and actress Emanuelle Beart :)

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    2. Emanuelle Beart...I was in love with her in my youth...so many souvenirs...
      Best,
      Phil.

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    3. she is so gorgeous :) and also a great actress. Too bad she never made it in Hollywood after MISSION IMPOSSIBLE....

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  2. Oh, Words and Pictures looks interesting. That should be a fun movie.

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    1. I often had similar fights with a Maths teacher colleague in the school I taught English :) Which is more important - maths or English :)

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    2. Maths or English? That depends on what people want to do in their future ;).

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  3. I think I may have to do a badass women post on Ching Shih. :)

    And I have the biggest crush on Clive Owen, though his movies sometimes disappoint. Ah, well, I still watch. :)

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    1. I hope you will enjoy his new TV series. I'm not sure I will watch it since it is medical, but then again it's historical too so I might at least try :)

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  4. You do like your French, don't you!
    From what I understand Juliette Binoche's role in Godzilla is short.

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    1. not really, actually :) but it was an avalanche of French news today so I went with the flow :)
      Maybe she brings some CHOCOLATE to Godzie? :PP

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    2. and not a shrimpy sized one :P

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  5. I read up on Ching Shih. She was a serious bad ass. I admire her toughness even though she did go a tadbit over board with beheadings and beatings.
    I also am intrigued with words and pictures. That has some serious potential.

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    1. She was obviously and ebil criminal, but those were dark times I guess. I just hope nobody will treat today's criminals as heroes in a few hundred years

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  6. Neither seem to be catching my attention here. Then again, I do feel sleep deprived, so I'll have to come back and retread when I am more chipper lol

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    1. I will watch the first one, since HOLLYWOOD SPY is world's leading place on all shows and movies historical and epic :)

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  7. I like Clive Owen so that one gets my vote today :)

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  8. I watched Grimm last night. Eh, I dunno. Not a great show, but I still watched an episode.

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    1. I know about it, but I've never watched it, not even an episode.

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    2. I only knew about it because it was on streamer video. Otherwise, I would not have known.

      Tim was still gaming with his buddies and I wanted to watch something in the dark. I can't decide how I feel about the show yet. They just killed off one of the characters that I thought was annoying.

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    3. I'm currently following REIGN, MUSKETEERS and I've just started CW's THE 100 which is fun so far. And I faithfully watch Tim Allen's LAST MAN STANDING

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    4. I don't know those shows.

      We recently got Amazon Instant video and they had a ton of cookery shows. Almost all of which have been pulled now. Sucks dragon balls.

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    5. I hate it when they pull of my fave cooking shows :( I was a bit depressed when all of the four of five national versions of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER gradually disappeared from TV.

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  9. Seems to me likeFrancois Arnaud is running for mayor. I remember wearing leather pants in the early eighties.

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    1. Seriously? Do we have a photo evidence of it? You was alive in early 80s? :)

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    2. I know I look incredibly young and sound the part but I'm afraid I was very much alive, Dezzzzzy the Dazzzling Dezzmeister. Now excuse me while I go and have some botox injected in my buttocks.

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    3. well, at least you could not be my father :) You is not that ancient :PP

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  10. I can't wait for "The Red Flag" and that's all I'm gonna say. I feel this show will be epic! (:

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    1. fingers crossed, we really do need a good historical adventure especially since BLACK SAILS have been such a slow borefest

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