Saturday, July 30, 2011


Historical film HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON has started its production. Bill Murray plays American president Roosevelt back in the summer of 1939 when English king and queen came to
USA in a first visit ever of a British monarch. Since Britain was facing imminent war with Germany, the royals were desperately looking for American support. The visit has produced a special bond between the two nations. Also joining the cast is another forgotten Oscar winner Laura Linney. Speaking of American presidents, our beloved Lee Pace (THE FALL, PUSHING DAISIES, THE HOBBIT) has just joined Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN, in which he will play New York city mayor, with Daniel Day Lewis playing Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and Joseph Gordon Lewitt also in the cast.
Set to hit theaters in 2013, Guillermo del Toro's sf thriller PACIFIC RIM keeps adding new members to its cast.
According to "MovieWeb" new faces joining Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Max Martini and Rinko Kikuchi are Rob Kazinsky (who recently left THE HOBBIT for unknown personal reasons) and Willem Dafoe who will play a rogue expert in catching aliens. Story is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, so the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace. Hunnam, Elba and Kazinsky will play a team of soldiers who try to fight off the strange invaders.
Your trailer treat for today is the newly released one for George Lucas produced RED TAILS,  a war drama which comes to cinemas in January next year and follows a group of black pilots
from the WW2 who are courageously waging two wars at once – one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimi nation within the military and back home. Due to racial prejudices the black pilots have been kept back at base - leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills - while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the black pilots have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. The cast includes Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston and super talented r'n'b star Ne-Yo!


  1. I'm kind of excited about Daniel Day Lewis portraying LIncoln. He's one of my all time favs.

    Red Tails might be good.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. The Tuskegee Airmen, what a fantastically brave group they were. They were known as the Fighting 99th and their record of never losing a bomber on their escort sorties still stands today. This is going to be a fantastic film. Interesting that Cuba also starred in the 1995 HBO drama The Tuskegee Airmen with Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne and Malcolm Jamal Warner.

    Sorry I geeked out on the history, Dez. Don't sic Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico on me. :) I just love their story and I'm studying them with my nephew right now.

    And hot damn, that is one smokin' pic of Rob Kazinsky.

  3. @Luanne
    ah, I know you ladies loooove Daniel for some reason :)
    Wishing you a nice weekend too ;) Hope you'll be here tomorrow, I'm posting a huge spotlight on epic TV shows :)

    I heard about that group of pilots before as well, they are often mentioned in books.
    Major and Kowalski say they won't hurt you this time since they love history as well ;) But Rico is eying you in a weird way :)
    Kazinsky loves showing of his fury body :)

  4. Bill Murray as president? I'd go for it. It is hard not to like Terrence Howard. That trailer looks awesome.

  5. yep, he's the president, he can't possibly be worse than the evil bunch Bush, Clinton or Obama :)
    Glad you liked the trailer ;)

  6. The trailer looks great (even for someone who isn't a fan of war movies)

  7. I'm not a fan of war movies either (especially after being forced to watch Gallipoli in high school) but the trailer looks great!

  8. Dezzy - Bill Murray as president would be great. And I love Ne-Yo.

  9. I vote for Bill Murray lol. The trailer does look good. Lincoln has quite the cast. I like Laura Linney.

  10. Bill Murray would be great! I'd vote for him. :)

  11. Kazinsky is fast healer:):)
    Don't you think?

  12. I'm ready for a new WWII movie and this looks like an action extravaganza. I'm a big fan of Terrence Howard but I hope the film doesn't get too preachy.

  13. @Lyndy
    yep, I'm not a fan of war films either, I always thought that you could be a fan of war movies only if you haven't experienced and survived real wars on your skin :(

    yes, I hear you sister. And, yes, the trailer doesn't look that bad!

    Ne-Yo is amazing, he has so many beautiful songs and I'm not sure why he isn't a bigger star? I love melodies, production and vibes of his songs not to mention the amazing rhythm and beat in all of them

  14. @Ella
    it's not a bad trailer, isn't it? :) LINCOLN does have a nice cast, hope Spielberg won't depict him in a sugary tone, since we know how much evil Lincoln did to Native Americans

    hey, Lyds, thanks for stopping by, nice seeing you again :)

    we shall see, we shall see :) it is a small role, and there's a curse of actors who get kicked out of Jackson's epics and then have no career (like Stuart Townsend)

    I agree with you, we do not like preachy war movies especially not in this situation.

  15. I must confess that instead of reading the rest of the post...i stared at Rob Kazinsky's abs... ;-)

  16. Which Dwarves is Lee Pace again? I forgot.

    From your summary and the trailer,Red Tail sounds very intriguing

  17. Red Tails sounds like a good one! :)

  18. @Sam
    just at his abs? His nipples are quite outstanding too :)

    he will play Elven king Thranduil :) My next poll on Tuesday will actually be THE HOBBIT one :)

    glad you like it, Jemi :)

  19. Looks like some good stuff coming up ... I'm so glad I've found your blog because I feel like I'm finally staying on top of upcoming films :-)

  20. Glad you like the news, Klo :)

  21. He is not a dwarf?? hahaha I thought only the dwarves are announced.

    Hobbit poll? yaaaaiii will definitely vote :) Ah in that case. I will also post my Hobbit special soon ;)

  22. Oooh... Lee Pace!! He's got such a gorgeous, gorgeous face. Man, why doesn't Hollywood cast him in more roles I'll never know! Thanks for the news and that photo, Dezzy.