Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I've been listening to Adele's new James Bond theme, Skyfall, pretty much on repeat ever since it came out. So before screencaps, here is the new theme:

From top left: 2 Broke Girls, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family


Finally some Oscar news too! The admissions for Best Foreign Language Film have been submitted. 71 countries (record high) are in the race to get the spot among five actual nominees and the main goal of course, the Oscar. At the moment, there are two frontrunners: the box office hit Intouchables (France) and the film festival sweetheart Amour (Austria). You can read more about the nominees here. Quick shout-out to my country, Finland submitted Purge, based on the book by Sofia Oksanen. I still have to go see it though I've read  the book. But unless something significant happens, I really doubt it will even get nominated.

Classic literature has always been an inspiration to film and TV adaptations and now it looks like it's Moby Dick's turn. I've spotted two different projects inspired by the classic tale of a man getting obsessed after the white whale destroys his boat. The first project is a TV drama, Lost Horizon, created by M. Night Shyamalan and John Glenn. This modern day version has been kept under covers and not much is know yet about its plot.  John Glenn has previously written Eagle Eye and Shaymalan is still (in my mind) recovering from the catastrophe that was The Last AirbenderThe second project is a sci-fi adaption, where the boat of the book is a space ship, and the whale is some sort of alien monster. The film is called Mobius, and it is written by Lynne Ramsay who previously wrote We Need To Talk About Kevin, one of the most haunting films of last year.

First pictures of the film I've talked about here several times, Grace of Monaco, have surfaced. Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly in the film which is set for 2014 release, so we'll have to keep waiting for some time. The first picture is a portrait shot of Kidman in her character and the second one is from the set of the movie where filming has recently started.

Mindy Kaling has already established herself as a successful TV writer, but now the movie she co-wrote has gotten some heat too. The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie is typical rom-com when it comes to the plot: a girl struggles with low self-esteem until the guy of her dreams appear. But that can't be all since the script made it to the Black List and now Anne Hathaway has signed on to play the lead role. They are still missing a director, but it already sounds like a success.


Entertainment Weekly releases once a year the Reunion Issue, which features the cast of old classics reunited. Though most of the films/TV shows featured have not been successful outside U.S there were a lot of familiar faces. Check them out here, and some extra covers here. But by far the best was the picture of the Arrested Development cast with the characters re-imagined with rennaissance style.

EW also shared the new promo pictures for two great comedy series, Happy Endings and Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt 23.

As if Neil Meron and Craig Zadan aren't busy enough with the upcoming Oscars and the second season of Smash, now they have a new show coming up, and it's another musical. The show is about a songwriter who is very unlucky in her love life  though her love songs are hugely successful. The show will feature songs of Diane Warren and they will be featured in a more subtle way, not the Smash-kinda stage performances. Hopefully it will be as good as Smash.

Mindy Kaling isn't the only woman from The Office who is moving on to another comedy. Angela Kinsey (who plays Angela on The Office) is going to co-star with Rachel Harris (New Girl, Hangover) in a comedy they created together about two women coping with their respective divorces together. The sit-com is called Dirty Blondes.


The first one is for maybe the most surprising movie. Movie 43 is filled with A-list stars like Hugh Jackman, Kate  Winslet, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Anna Faris and Chloe Mortiz, and yet it might be the grossest comedy ever. But it is super fun to see big stars let loose and just have fun:

The second one might not be for the greatest movie ever, but I love Barbra Streisand and its fun to see her in a starring role after a long break. I like the chemistry between Seth Rogen and Streisand and it had some good jokes, but I doubt the critics will see that side.

Last but not least, trailer for the new thriller Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Crowe plays a New York mayor who wants proof that her wife (Zeta-Jones) is cheating on him, so he hires Wahlberg to investigate. After finding the man she cheats the mayor with, things get nasty.

That's all folks! New post coming next week.

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