It seems that Tumblr has reminded me of our anniversary just now! I can’t believe it’s been a year! Longest e-relationship I’ve ever had and I promise to continually keep you happy by posting film and entertainment related articles online! I’ll try to spice things up a bit, once in a while, so cheers to us!
The answer is YES! I most definitely care! And I want to know how successful this movie will be in the future. The cast has been set in stone with Jamie Dornan as Mr.50 Shades of Grey himself and Dakota Johnson who is playing Anastasia Steele. There’s been controversy surrounding this adaptation, and a few setbacks have occurred (notably when Charlie Hunnan dropped out of the leading male role) but I think that it’s going to be quite the box office hit! It probably doesn’t take much to produce the film, as both leading actors are relatively unknown which means that their fees are much more affordable and more than half of the scenes will undoubtedly be in that notorious “red room” anyway! (high production value on low budget? check!).
Also, so much press and buzz has surrounded this film that people are almost expected to go see it! It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be terribly horribly bad or terribly horribly good, but it matters that people are going to make this adaptation a trend and people follow trends. Most likely this buzz will translate into box office numbers relative for this genre and investors will make a nice profit regardless.
I, myself am excited to see this film. Just like the 2012 highly anticipated, and highly controversial film Magic Mike (which I went to see with my girlfriends and had a great time!) and it was a box office success of $167 million worldwide on a budget of $7 million. Also, depending on the direction of director Sam Taylor-Johnson, we might see some sort of “erotic art-film” much like Steve McQueen's 2011 Shame which helped boost Michael Fassbender’s acting career and it might do the same for both Dornan and Johnson.
This movie is set to release in 2015 and expect to see me in the back row! (the front rows hurt my eyes…). Here is a synopsis, but keep in mind I had to G rate it:
“A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey"
Today was a beautiful day, especially when Disney released the highly anticipated trailer teaser to their new movie Maleficient, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. I’ve been so anxious for this teaser, and to see how director Robert Stromberg will set the tone of the movie. After watching the trailer, we can expect another dark and mature Disney film, much like their 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and this summer’s Oz the Great and Powerful.
I’m such a fan of Ellen Fanning, and I look forward to seeing her take on more versatile roles. I just hope that she’ll have a bigger part than just (oops! spoilers!) “pricking her finger” and “sleeping for half the movie”. Also, it’s been a while since Angelina Jolie has graced us with her on-screen presence! Last time we saw her act was in 2010’s The Tourist, and Kung-Fu Panda doesn’t count! A nice fact about this teaser, you can see her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt frolicking around for 5 seconds. Vivienne plays the younger version of Fanning’s character.
This movie is set to be released in the summer of 2014 and below is a synopsis:
From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
Doesn’t it sound like a similar story to “Wicked” the musical? Well I loved Wicked and I can’t wait for the summer of 2014!
P.S For all you Doctor Who Fans, the actor Peter Capaldi, who is set to play the 12th Doctor, is playing the role of King Kinloch in this movie! (squeal! albeit for a small role!)
The creators of HIMYM, Carter Bays & Craig Thomas, plus Emily Spivey, plan on creating this spin-off which would center on the life of the “mom” and her own adventures to finding the future husband. Like the original, it would involve 5 friends and apparently MccLaren’s Pub will be the link that connects both series.
I don’t know how I feel about this new spin-off, since HIMYM wasn’t a huge sensation like Friends, and it seemed a lot of viewers got tired of waiting so many seasons to meet the mother. Also, as we already know who the father is…sorry spoilers! (TED MOSBY), I wonder if the spin-off will be able to add the elements of mystery and suspense-fullness that got many intrigued in the original series.
Well, I am for sure anxious to figure out if this comedy will be as successful as the original.