Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FUNNY TRAILER FOR CHRIS COLFER'S "STRUCK BY LIGHTNING"! ANTONIO BANDERAS IS PABLO PICASSO! ORLANDO BLOOM GOES "ZULU"! FUN POSTER FOR TIM BURTON'S "FRANKENWEENIE"

That Orlando Bloom really hasn't done much outside two amazing epics LORD OF THE RINGS and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. And he keeps taking some bad offers, like the latest one, which doesn't sound promising to me at all: according to "MovieWeb" he will join Djimon
Hounsou
in ZULU, in which they will play two Cape Town police officers who investigate the murder of a 18 year-old girl, the daughter of a member of the championship winning Sprikboks rugby team, a job that ultimately reveals ties to the country's apartheid past. This year, Orlando will star in THE LAUREATE in which he and Imogen Poots play a married couple on the brink of disillusion which allows a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage. Will this stranger push their fragile state over the edge? As you know, he will also appear next to Dominic Cooper and Kirsten Dunst in CITIES, a film with three different stories from London, Mumbai, and New York as the Dow Jones nears an all time high.
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A crazy new poster has been released for Tim Burton's new film FRANKENWEENIE which hits theatres this October, in which the story will
revolve around young Victor Frankenstein, who conducts an experiment to bring his beloved dog back from the dead. Meanwhile, as "Variety" reports, Antonio Banderas has taken the lead role in 33 DAYS, where he will play Pablo Picasso during his emotional turmoil as he worked on his masterpiece Guernica, the mural which captured his reaction to the destruction of Basque town of Guernica in 1937 by the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War. The film shows how the painting proved near salvation for Picasso at a moment of personal crisis and focuses on Picasso's relationship with his lover, French artist Dora Maar.

The only trailer I have for you today is for the film which was written by young GLEE star Chris Colfer (at only 21 he's already won a Golden
Globe, been nominated for Emmy, wrote a film and a sitcom, and also a book) who is also playing the lead role in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, a film in which the story revolves around a young man who, after being struck and killed by lightning, recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine and helping him achieve his dreams of literary stardom. Beside the popular GLEE star, the cast of the film also includes some other well known names from gorgeous Christina Hendricks from MAD MEN to Dermot Mulroney, hilarious Rebel Wilson and Angela Kinsey. Check out the trailer bellow.

56 comments:

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

FRANKENWEENIE looks awesome, but you know me, I'm a sucker for animations.

I'm undecided about STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

On Colfer...once you get fame for any reason then all the other doors open. Fame is how you get agents and book deals and all that other stuff.

On Orlando Bloom...don't really care that he has done nothing of note. The man looks good. He can stare in the mirror and say, "Damn I'm sexy". That's more happiness than a billion bucks can buy other people.

And Tim Burton has gotten rather synonymous with Halloween, don't you think?

DEZMOND said...

it should be a fun cartoon, although I'm a bit worried about Tim going overly morbid with those animated flicks of his. Why is he so obsessed with death?

DEZMOND said...

'tis true, but he did write all those things himself, and not many people of his early age can accomplish that.
Tim and Halloween are the same thing :)

Luanne G. Smith said...

I really liked the clip for Struck By Lightening. But twenty-one year olds who have accomplished so much are really annoying to those of us who are twice their age and still haven't done anything. :PP

Pat Hatt said...

Burton and Halloween are one in the same, all his movies are pretty much the exact same thing, some screwed up world and Johny Depp. Getting sick of him actually.

Bloom had Pirates of the Caribbean too, of course only the first one was good, rest were trash.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Personally, I never saw what all the fuss was about Orlando Bloom.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I loved hearing about your favorite special treats from childhood: bananas and coca cola. I think mine was green grapes...so delicious and so rarely brought home for us to eat:)

DEZMOND said...

LOL :)

DEZMOND said...

yep, beside HARRY PLOPPER films, PIRATES made me fall asleep most :)

DEZMOND said...

I liked him only as Legolas and Balian

DEZMOND said...

I've never actually tasted coca cola till I was in High School, because we were too poor, but bananas were special, I kept dreaming about them, even though they were cheap for most other people :) It's funny that today, when I can buy tones of them, I don't really eat them all that often, although I do love putting them in all possible cakes :)

Unknown said...

Looking forward to that Picasso one. Love seeing Banderas in Spanish films.

DEZMOND said...

he's always nice, I've been dying to see BLACK GOLD, his film from last year with Mark Strong and Tahar Rahim.

Kristin Rae said...

I'll see anything Tim Burton makes :)

Pirates made you fall asleep?! I LUUURVE all of them. But you know me, I'm a sucker for pirate Johnny.

Unknown said...

Words cannot even begin to describe my love for Chris Colfer. he is just amazingly talented and I for, one, cannot wait to see Struck By Lightning.

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is going to be genius like Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.

Baur said...

I like Orlando Bloom hopefully he gets a good movie contract

Betsy Brock said...

I'm wondering if the Picasso one will be any good.

It's almost bedtime here, so I thought I'd come say good morning to you! :)

Zyu said...

I agree, Orlando Bloom hasn't been doing much. I really like his acting though!

Shaw said...

Loved the original Frankenweenie, can't wait for the claymation version.

Anonymous said...

I have never watched Frankenweenie before. I guess it's time for me to find out.\

Unknown said...

I would like to request a sexy picture of Antonio Bandera's please!! The guys got two pics of Aniston, so it's my turn now. Now I don't think I'd really like the movies with Bloom in it, but he's cute and there's rugby, so bugger the plot, I'll see it.

Scott Lawlor said...

The trailer does nothing for me, apart from the glimpse of my baby Christina!!

Sorry matey

DEZMOND said...

sadly, but they did make me fall asleep :) Too long, and badly written, and although Johnny is great in the role, it gets boring after half an hour.

DEZMOND said...

Although NIGHTMARE was much much better than BRIDE, so I hope the new one will have the quality of the first not of the second one.

DEZMOND said...

fingers crossed

DEZMOND said...

it's noon here right now and I'm ready to open up my office for today ;)

DEZMOND said...

hope he will do better in the future

DEZMOND said...

it should be fun :)

DEZMOND said...

I haven't either :)

DEZMOND said...

ah, you have no idea how difficult it is finding a proper pic of Antonio. He doesn't do a lot of photo shoots :( There's only his famous pic on the balcony only in his underwear with a huge bulge :) but that one is older than Mellanie Griffit's silicone lips :)

DEZMOND said...

isn't it strange seeing Christina as somebody's mother in the film?

Pat Hatt said...

The first one I could stay awake, the other three I'm with you, a nap ensued.

DEZMOND said...

I'm not even sure if there were three, four of five others :)

Unknown said...

That's so catty Dez, I love it. I never liked her anyway. Big-lipped bimbo, he's too good for her.

Anonymous said...

Odd that you would post a picture of Orland Bloom when I shaved my beard off last night, and paused with that exact stache and goatee. Kept it for three minutes before taking it off. Kind of douchey.

I'm increasingly less a fan of Tim Burton, but FRANKENWEENIE looks good.

vic caswell said...

oooh! frankenweenie! thank GOODNESS burton is going back to some of his original magic. i hope it works!

and !!!! CHRIS COLFER is soooooo amazing! i didn't know he'd accomplished so much. the movie looks like something i'd really enjoy! love that kid!

RaShelle Workman said...

Dezzy - Chris Colfer is fantastic. So busy. I didn't know he'd written a book. I'd better check it out.

FRANKENWEENIE looks great. I'll see that. =D

zabuzar said...

i thought he played in pirates of the carribean, but i liked jack sparrow more than him

DEZMOND said...

they do make the weirdest of couples after Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley :) Have you ever read anything about her life? She had the strangest of lives with her mother Tippie Hedren (I'm not sure I spell it right). Tippie had a huge farm of wild cats, lions, leopards, tigers, even bears.... She wanted to shoot a film with real cats, so she decided to raise them and tame them from their birth. They had a farm with about 50 or so huge cats. Total craziness. Melanie was once attacked by one of them as a kid and her face was half eaten. She had to undergo some serious plastic surgery and her face was never the same. Most of those cats died in some huge flood or something. Crazy people, crazy people. Imagine a mother who would expose her kids to predators?

DEZMOND said...

oh, my, Joshie, musketeer beard is super sexy, you know. The only one I'd accept to see on a man :)

DEZMOND said...

he really accomplished a lot. And plus imagine facing a celebrity life in which a lot of people hate you just for being gay like him :(

DEZMOND said...

I'm not sure if it is already published or not, but I read somewhere that he wrote it.

DEZMOND said...

he did :) but it wasn't a huge role, so I didn't mention it, that was Depp's film after all :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe another time. This one I just didn't have the time to shape properly and get a nice pic.

flixy said...

I'm still not crazy about Orlando but I'm starting to like Dominic Cooper.

DEZMOND said...

I tried having beard just once in my life and I almost died laughing ;) I just can't take myself so seriously as to have a beard and moustaches :)

DEZMOND said...

Cooper is great, although I must admit I keep mixing him with Jim Sturgess :)

Jamie Gibbs said...

banderas as Picasso sounds an odd choice. I'm really looking forward to Frankenweenie, though I'm a Burton fanboy so it's to be expected.

DEZMOND said...

yep, Burton's fans will be happy about this one :)

flixy said...

Ahah, well they're both gorgeous aren't they? ;-)

Unknown said...

Struck by lightning looks good...in an odd sort of way.

I'm jealous at what that Glee actor has accomplished at such a young age.

DEZMOND said...

there's a whole bunch of almost identical stars in Hollywood who people often mix - Toby Maguire and Jake Gylenhaal, Sturgess and Cooper, Knigthley and Portman, Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst, just to name a few

DEZMOND said...

he did do a lot!

mike said...

Thank you for this excellent & thoughtful post, so full of ideas that I have printed it out so i can read again

Lakhani Lawn

DEZMOND said...

be welcome :)