Saturday, May 31, 2014

ROLAND EMMERICH TO REBOOT 'STARGATE' AS NEW SF TRILOGY! CHARLES DANCE, MAX IRONS, ELIZABETH MCGOVERN JOIN HELEN MIRREN, RYAN REYNOLDS IN 'WOMAN IN GOLD'! 'THE CONGRESS' SF TRAILER WITH ROBIN WRIGHT, JON HAMM, HARVEY KEITEL

THE WOMAN IN GOLD
HELEN MIRREN, RYAN REYNOLDS JOINED BY KATIE HOLMES, MAX IRONS, CHARLES DANCE, MORITZ BLEIBTREU
Deadline reports today that Simon Curtis directed movie on Gustav Klimt's famous painting WOMAN IN GOLD is rounding up a rather stellar ensemble cast! The story, which will see Helen Mirren playing Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee and a Holocaust survivor, who takes on the Swiss government to recover the famous painting she believes rightfully belongs to her family, also has Ryan Reynolds (as her lawyer), Daniel Bruhl and Tatiana Maslany in the cast, but now they are also joined by Katie Holmes, DOWNTON ABBEY's Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Charles Dance, German star Moritz Bleibtreu and WHITE QUEEN star Max Irons! 


ROLAND EMMERICH TO
 REBOOT 'STARGATE' INTO SF MOVIE TRILOGY
Now here are good news from the science fiction front: you already know that one of the most legendary sf films ever STARGATE is getting a remake, but now the official info is that MGM, Warner Bros. and original director Roland Emmerich will team together to reboot the movie in a form of a trilogy! Planned for 2017 the new STARGATE will bring new adventures to the expansive universe which also served as the inspiration for STARGATE TV shows later on. As you know, the story centres around a monumental gate which serves as the portal to other worlds and dimensions inhabited by exotic cultures. The 1994. movie was set in an Ancient Egypt inspired world.

THE CONGRESS SF TRAILER
 ROBIN WRIGHT & JON HAMM 
New trailer for a rather extraordinary and unusual fantasy drama THE CONGRESS has been released! Coming from the award winning director of WALTZ WITH BASHIR Ari Folman the movie should arrive to US and UK cinemas this summer. Robin Wright plays  an ageing, out-of-work, actress who accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. The cast of THE CONGRESS also includes Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smith McPhee, Danny Huston! The movie mixes live action and animated scenes.

43 comments:

  1. How can Helen Mirren look so glamorous? She's an inspiration as well as one darned fine actress.

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    1. can't wait to watch her new movie HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY this summer!

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  2. Hmm, Emmerich returns to the world of Stargate, eh? I'm curious to see what he'll do with it, and how much of it will be a reboot, and how much an extension of the the TV franchise. I was a fan of both the movie and the various series, so here's hoping he keeps the best of both.

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    1. I don't think it will be connected with TV series, this is connected with the original movie. I adored the movie (it was the first one to come to my country after many years of international embargo) but never liked the shows.

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  3. I gotta say that Helen Mirren scrubs up well. Such a great actress too. THE WOMAN IN GOLD sounds excellent :)

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    1. we do like her, although not as much as we like Judi Dench!

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  4. Always love to hear about Helen Mirren. :)

    And that clip for The Congress was kind of odd, but might be interesting. I'll have to look for it when it hits DVD.

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    1. I'm intrigued by CONGRESS too, even though I've never liked Robin too much (although after she divorced that horrid Penn, I like her more)

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  5. Hey Dezzy. We made it to the movie house this week during staycation and saw X-Men. It was fun to get out and see an early bird movie, with early bird pricing.

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  6. Woo, let's hope the Stargate trilogy has more story than the Hobbit trilogy which seriously should've stayed as a single movie.

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    1. After seeing the first two HOBBITS I do agree they should've packed everything in just two movies and cut out all the overly long scenes and utter boredom and lack of any warmth. I've just watched LOTR again last week and was reminded even more how HOBBITS don't have any of the magic, character focus, humour and love that was put in LOTR. Eventhough some of the LOTR films last for three hours too, I wasn't bored not even for a minute, but I fell asleep three and five times in HOBBIT 2 and 1

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  7. I watched the Robin Wright movie...very interesting! I haven't yet figured out what happens, but I think that's the point. I have wondered with them reanimating Audrey Hepburn using CGI for the Dove chocolate commercials whether this will lead us somewhere we don't want to go. (I even blogged about it recently.) While Audrey Hepburn is dead, it seems like it crosses an ethical line somehow, and I think this movie may touch on that...although I'm not sure! If they capture everything about you and create it on screen, you no longer are you--you're now a property.

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    1. Yes, I remember you blogging about it. I think that modern society is more and more based on selling your soul to the devil (and Devil has many different shapes) and with the utter downfall of moral principles in the West I would expect more and more of such unethical things to happen... And with the digitalisation of everything, we are no longer us - we're slaves and robots

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  8. I hope I look half as good as Helen Mirren when I am her age. She still has it!

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    1. Don't forget that she isn't as old as most people think. With her gray people most people think she is about 70 or more, but she is actually only 60 something.

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    2. She still looks fantastic for 60! Wasn't that her that they took photos of on the beach not too long ago. She had some killer abs!

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    3. she had full nude pics done recently too :) Naked in a tub with boobies for everyone to see :) She's a naughty lady.... always was.....

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  9. I love Helen-what a character she is! oooh, I was just talking about Stargate...pinch me-is this really true?!

    I hope you are doing well Dezzy!

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    1. nice to see you again Ella, haven't seen you in centuries :)

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  10. WOW! The Congress looks like something I would love. It's like nothing I've ever seen before. This looks complex, philosophical and utterly fascinating. I've got to see this one.

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    1. I think it is our kind of very original movie, dear! Speaking of original movies, try to find UPSIDE DOWN with Jim Sturgess on Netflix, I think you will enjoy it since you love original stories like moi does

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    2. The trailer just grabbed me. I'm interested in finding out when she goes into be a cartoon. Is that at the end when she's making the final sacrifice for her son I wonder.

      I'll check the Netflix tonight for Upside Down.

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    3. it will be interesting to watch, dear!
      And I think you will enjoy UPSIDE DOWN!

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  11. STARGATE ??
    Wow ! seems to be a good movie !
    never heard of it ...

    The Congress : looks good ...

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    1. Oh, Sam Wise, you bad Hobbit! :))) What do you mean you've never heard of STARGATE :) It was such a huge huge movie back in the 90's, broke many records and brought sf back onto the big screens. It is a beautiful movie.

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  12. But why does it need to be a trilogy? Oh I know... the search for more money...

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    1. it usually never becomes a trilogy, Blue, they just announce it that way to make it look ambitious. That being said, Emmerich really is preparing INDEPENDENCE DAY II!

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    2. I wonder if there's a new White House in it, fully restored since the last movie and ready to be blown to pieces... again.

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    3. oh, you cannot imagine what waves of applauses burst in our cinemas when that scene was aired here :)

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    4. I can try. I'm said to have a very vivid imagination ;)

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  13. Ooh, Stargate! One of my favorite SF movies and a wicked fun show. I can't wait :)

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    1. we do love the movie so much! Maybe we should watch it again, I haven't seen it in many years...

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    2. I did explain it in one of the above comments - back in the early 90's when Yugoslavia was under US imposed embargo besides not having any food, medicines and other important things, we also didn't have any movies nor shows either from USA because US companies were forbidden by US government to distribute them here. I spent a large chunk of my childhood without Disney, movies and US shows because of that and STARGATE was the first movie to hit (and basically open again) our cinemas in '94 or 95. I loved it a lot, it was a miracle watching a huge huge epic movie after not being able to watch anything in cinemas for many years

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    3. I see.... Well, that makes perfect sense to me.

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  14. i am intrigued about "congress"... and the stargate, should stay closed.

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    1. CONGRESS should be quite an interesting one!

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  15. What a great cast The Woman In Gold has. Definitely makes me want to watch it.
    And about your question if I met any celebrities in Cannes? Yes, a few: Jim Sturgess, Gérard Dépardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Abel Ferrara, Lloyd Kaufman...

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    1. Oooh, I absolutely adore Sturgess, just mentioned him today in one of the comments above!

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  16. Not so sure I'd want to see a new Stargate. The old one is just fine.

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    1. It might not happen in the end,,, you never know

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