Prometheus “International Trailer”

Prometheus – Ridley Scott
Cast: Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace
Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
Guy Pearce, Patrick Wilson
Release Date: June 8 (US)
June 7 (AUS)  June 1 (UK)

Movie Summary
The International Trailer has arrived
Ridley Scott travels back to his ALIEN days
and brings us hopefully a new Sci-Fi Classic!

The crew of spaceship Prometheus looks for the
origins of humanity in a scientific expedition that
could turn out to be a threat to humanity’s
very existence.

Top 30 Directors – No.25

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson (31 October 1961) New Zealand

His favorite movie is the 1933 classic King Kong

In 1994 came the wonderful Heavenly Creatures
helmed by Jackson & also a movie he co-wrote with
his wife Fran Walsh. Kate Winslet’s screen debut.

In 1996 comedy horror film The Frighteners
became Jackson’s next movie, starring the star
of the Back to the Future movies Michael J Fox

The Lord of the Rings in 2001-2005 became
Peter Jackson’s next films – a trilogy based on the
fantasy novels written by JRR Tolkien.

The Return of the King (the last in the trilogy)
won eleven Oscars including Best Director.

In 2005 Peter Jackson worked with Universal to
bring us a remake of monster movie King Kong.

Peter Jackson was paid $20 million to direct,
the highest salary ever paid to a film director in
advance of production.

In 2009 Peter Jackson helmed The Lovely Bones
I enjoyed this movie much more than my friends
with a terrific performance given by Saoirse Ronan

This year (2012) Peter Jackson has began work on
the prequel to The Lord of the Rings – The Hobbit
part 1 being released in December 2012

My Top 5 Peter Jackson Movies:

1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. Heavenly Creatures
3. The Return of the King
4. The Frighteners
5. Brain Dead aka: Dead Alive

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding “Trailer”

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Directed:
 Bruce Beresford
Cast: Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford
Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan
Release Date: June 8 (US)
N/A (AUS)  N/A (UK)

Movie Summary
Diane (Catherine Keener) has not seen her mum
for 20yrs, but after her husband asks for a divorce
Diane takes her two teenagers on a family
vacation to visit her Hippie Mum, Grace (Fonda).

This Is 40 “Trailer”

This is 40 – Judd Apatow
Cast: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
Jason Segal, Megan Fox
Melissa McCarthy, John Lithgow
Release Date: Dec 21 (US)
Feb 7 2013 (AUS)  Dec 21 (UK)

Movie Summary
Looking at the lives of Pete and Debbie
a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
Lighthearted look at a middle-aged, married couple.

Avengers Assemble “Mini-Review”

Directed by Joss Whedon
Cast Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans,
Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner,
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

Nick Fury (Jackson) activates the Avengers
Initiative after Norse God Loki (Hiddleston)
steals the Tesseract from a S.H.I.E.L.D.
research facility & declares war on Earth.

Since I was young running around my mum’s
house with a towl behind the nape of my neck
pretending to fly like Superman and ripping my
t-shirt in front of  my bedroom mirror bellowing
them words “You won’t like me when I’m Angry”,
my facination with the world of the Superhero
has spanned my entire life, and probably at some
point yours too.

So when it was announced that one of
my favorite directors Joss Whedon had
been handed the reigns to possibly the
ultimate of Superhero movies boy was
I excited. Could it all go terribly wrong?

The answer is NO it could’nt!

Avengers Assemble is a resounding
success, it’s full of terrific action sequences,
a white knuckle ride into the abyss of make
believe, over 2hrs of pure fanboy’s delight.

I watched the movie on the big screen in
IMAX 3D and it makes you feel part of the
action, and although this is not Avatar
quality 3D I still felt it was a worthy addition
to the movies overall feel, allowing  the
viewer to be totally immersed in the universe
where the Superhero walks & flys amongst us.
8/10

 

Hope Springs “Trailer”

Hope Springs – David Frankel
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones
Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue
Release Date: Aug 10 (US)
Aug 23 (AUS)  Jan 2013 (UK)

Movie Summary
After 30yrs of Marriage and falling into something
of a rut a middle-aged couple attend a Marriage
Counseling Weekend in hope to ingite that old spark!

John Cusack Gets A Star

John Cusack & Sister Joan at the unveiling
of John’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

John Cusack aged 45 receives the 2469th Star

John Cusack & sister Joan with co-stars
Jack Black & Billy Bob Thornton

One of my favorite John Cusack Movies
High Fidelity – pure class!

A Raven also popped into the unveiling

Congratulations to John Cusack a star!

Lawless “Trailer”

Lawless – John Hillcoat
Cast: Shia LaBeouf
Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain
Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce
Release Date: Aug 31 (US)
September 6 (AUS)

Movie Summary
Two brothers who are involved in bootlegging
are threatened by authorities who want a cut
of their profits.