Wednesday, September 24, 2014

JOHN WOO'S 'THE CROSSING' EPIC TRAILER WITH TAKESHI KANESHIRO & ZIYI ZHANG! KATE BOSWORTH, JOHN TRAVOLTA, DEWON SAVA IN 'LIFE ON THE LINE' DISASTER MOVIE! JOHN KRASINSKI SITCOMS AT NBC, 'FOLLOW YOUR HEART' AT ABC

'LIFE ON THE LINE' 
KATE BOSWORTH & JOHN TRAVOLTA HEAD FOR DISASTER
Now, we've seen movies on all possible disasters, from earthquakes and floods, to tsunamis, volcanoes and extreme blizzards, and we've seen INTO THE STORM being deservedly trashed for horrid acting and bad filming this summer, but we haven't seen a movie about electricians fighting a brewing storm! John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Dewon Sava will star in LIFE ON THE LINE, which will follow a crew of electrical lineman, who work high above the ground to fix the electrical grid and struggle to maintain their relationships with the women they love. But they will face serious danger when a massive storm threatens the place they live in.

NEW TV COMEDIES
JOHN KRASINSKI TO PRODUCE TWO SITCOMS FOR NBC
In TV news three new sitcoms have been bought by major networks! Deadline reports that John Krasinski will produce two untitled comedy series for NBC!. The first one will centre on a disgraced law student who, out of options, is forced to turn to the exotic and lucrative world of NYC garbage collection. The second one will follow a middle aged ad executive who unexpectedly  loses his job and cobbles together a ragtag team to launch his own grassroots agency from his garage.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART AT ABC
ABC has, meanwhile, opted for a romantic sitcom FOLLOW YOUR HEART from Aaron Kaplan about a widow and single mother who, after having given up on love, finds herself drawn to the new guy in her building. That’s because, unbeknownst to her, he was the recipient of her husband’s heart.

JOHN WOO'S 'CROSSING' TRAILER
 TAKESHI KANESHIRO AND ZIYI ZHANG IN EPIC DRAMA
And I have something truly epic in the video department today for you: first trailer for John Woo's THE CROSSING which arrives into Chinese theatres this December. I told you a few years ago that the film will follow a true story of a steamer ship dubbed Taiping, which sunk  between China and Taiwan during the Chinese Revolution in 1949, claiming the lives of over 1,500 people who were fleeing to the island after the war. The movie consists of a number of intertwining love stories of people caught up in the sinking, and one of them involves a couple played by our most beloved Chinese superstars Ziyi Zhang and Takeshi Kaneshiro. It is interesting that the epic movie was shot in two parts with the sequel sailing into cinemas next May! It is Woo's first movie after legendary RED CLIFF!

49 comments:

  1. I like John Krasinski. He's only producing, though? Not starring in any of them?

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    1. sadly, no, the info is that he won't be staring... I think he is more into production and directing business these days.... So many stars, even the young ones, are producing shows and sitcoms...

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  2. There was that movie with the heart thing, but I don't remember the name. Not sure if any of these are for me, but who knows ... I'll see when and if any of them make it to NetFlix or Amazon Prime.

    Hope you're having a groovy day.

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    1. Yep, I remember it, although I haven't watched it... It could be a really nice story for a series

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    2. I did see it, not at the movie house but at home. It wasn't terrible.

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    3. most romantic films are... but we want a predictable end in them

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    4. Why do you want a predictable ending?

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    5. because romantic flick isn't romantic if it doesn't end with a happy end :)

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  3. Gotta see The Crossing. Woo is such a talent and we've loved all of his work. When it goes to DVD Amazon will make it available as an import and we'll buy it and add it to our ever growing collection.

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    1. should be a really good one, especially since me adores movies with intertwined stories! Just watched one such last night 360 with Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins.

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    2. Ooo I would like to see that. I'll check the Netflix and see if I can find it. Jude Law-nom nom nom.

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    3. it wasn't an overly great film, but it had nice moments, Anthony Hopkins' story in it is especially nice! Especially a monologue that he has at the airport in it

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  4. Doesn't sound like a normal Woo movie like The Killer or Hard Boiled.......

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    1. He's gone epic in recent years....

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    2. The epics are so much better. I didn't like Hard Boiled much, but men loved that film.

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    3. yep, I also prefer his epics to his action flicks...

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  5. Unfortunately the trailer won't show on the computer I'm using. The Crossing makes me think of the Titanic a bit. Follow Your Heart might be romantic but the premise also sounds a bit creepy to me. Good luck to all the sitcoms and we learned a long time ago audiences care more about a good story than acting.

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    1. We do adore sitcoms... too bad some networks like to prematurely cancel them even when they're really good

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  6. The lawyer-turned-garbageman premise has good potential! I'd watch it!

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    1. I'm intrigued with what he might find at the dumpster :)

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    1. he is so likeable! And lickable too....

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    2. and we lurv his wife Millie Blunt too! They got their first child earlier this year!

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    3. I want to see Life On the Line....

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    4. disaster movies are always exciting to watch

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  8. I might have to pass on the Travolta flick. I'd be interested in seeing The Crossing. I'd like to see What John Woo does with this story.

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    1. I wouldn't normally post anything about Travolta, but the day was so poor with the news :)

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  9. JIM from The Office! I miss that show. I was a faithful viewer from the first episode. Glad to see John Krasinski is doing well...I know his wife certainly is. Her career's on fire!

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    1. he is doing more of the production and writing work, she is more into acting :) My fave celebrity couple next to Ryan and Blake and Wentworth and Luke :)

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  10. I'm not so sure about LIFE ON THE LINE, but THE CROSSING looks pretty good.

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  11. The Crossing looks wonderful...but sad.

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  12. Kate needs a sandwich. Or 4. It always saddens me how rail thin she is. It is just not attractive at all.

    I really miss John Kasinski on tv. So, he's producing, not starring?

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    1. her husband is also quite thin.... they either don't eat or have tones of sex :)

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    2. Well, I do hear that is a good calorie burner ;)

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    3. sure is, especially the freaky one..... :)

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  13. I've been a John Travolta fan since his Kotter beginnings. Such a versatile actor. Get Shorty was probably my fav Travolta movie :)

    have a good week Dezzy.

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    1. oh, my, Donnzie, you is the first person ever to tell me she's a Travolta fan :))) It had to happen some time.....

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  14. Oh, my gosh, I LOVE John Woo. Also, Follow Your Heart sounds so bittersweet. I can't wait to see it.
    Edge of Your Seat Stories

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    1. I'm excited to see whom they will cast in FOLLOW YOUR HEART, but I have faith in them since it is ABC

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  15. Krasinski's shows sound interesting.

    I did not recognize Bosworth with the darker hair and lipstick.

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    1. I wanted to find a sexy photo of Bosworth and this was the hottest I could find... she doesn't do a lot of photo shoots....

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  16. LIFE ON THE LINE should be a good twist to the disaster movies and Follow Your Heart sounds interesting.

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    1. it could have tones of twists when that storm strikes... I watched a documentary on a polar storm that hit a city in Canada some years ago and froze all their powerlines.... the whole city was like in an apocalypse... after that they've started using some of the electricity for heating the lines

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  17. THE CROSSING has an epic look to it.
    It is always great to get the perspective of other cultures on war and love.

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    1. it should really be a memorable epic drama

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)