Russell Crowe in…. Rocky Horror Picture Show !?

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Russell Crowe performing as Eddie & Dr. Scott in a 1987 on-stage adaptation of this classic  in Melbourne Australia. Hilarious! Especially when you consider every movie role you’ve come to recognize him with.

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Letters to Juliet – The Letter

October 23, 2010 Leave a comment
(an excerpt from the screenplay, Letters to Juliet) …

Everyone claps. Claire kisses Charlie and stands. He sits.

Claire
I won’t keep you long as I’m sure
most of you have heard the story of
how my husband…

Everyone cheers and whistles at the first mention of the word. It gets quiet again.

Claire
Fifty-seven years ago I wrote a
letter that asked a question.

(MORE)

107.

Claire (cont’d)
Fifty-seven years later I got an
answer.
(she looks right at)
Sophia? Dear? Would you stand up?

Sophia hesitates then stands reluctantly. She turns red with embarrassment. Charlie smiles at this.

Claire
Sophia gave me my answer.

Everyone starts clapping and cheering as Claire unfolds a piece of paper. Sophia recognizes it – turns redder.

Claire
She wrote me a letter. This letter.
Without it, none of this would’ve
been possible, none of us would be
here today, and so it seems only
fitting to share some of it…
(she starts reading)
” ‘What’ and ‘if’ two words as non-
threatening as words come. But put
them together side-by-side and they
have the power to haunt you for the
rest of your life: ‘What if?’ …”

She looks at Sophia now and basically reads the letter to her as if no one else were there.

Claire
“I don’t know how your story ended.
But I know that if what you felt
then was love – true love – then
it’s never too late. If it was true
then why wouldn’t it be true
now? You need only the courage to
follow your heart…”

Sophia is looking at Charlie who looks straight back at her.

Claire
“I don’t know what a love like that
feels like… a love to leave loved
ones for, a love to cross oceans
for… but I’d like to believe if I
ever felt it. I’d have the courage
to seize it. I hope you had the
courage to seize it, Claire. And if
you didn’t, I hope one day that you
will.”

She folds the letter and looks at Sophia – we can see the glaze of tears forming as everyone starts clapping.

108.

Charlie sees those tears forming too.

Sophia looks at him sitting there beside Patricia and then abruptly turns and walks off away from the gathering.

The tears have started to fall. She wipes them away.

Sophia
I’m sorry, I have to go.

Charlie watches Sophia go. He catches Claire look at him as if to say “What are you waiting for?” A beat.

Then he gets up and goes after her.

(written by Jose Rivera; Revisions by Tim Sullivan; Current Revisions by Will Fetters – 12/11/08)

Cast:
Sophie: Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body, Chloe, Mean Girls)
Claire: Vanessa Redgrave (Mission: Impossible, tv’s ‘Nip/Tuck’, Atonement)
Charlie: Christopher Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction, Eragon)

Directed by: Gary Winick (13 Going on 30, Bride Wars, Charlotte’s Web)

The Tempest

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

This is going to be one sick adaptation of the last William Shakespeare story The Tempest (<- Trailer). The gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera.

Directed by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, Titus)

Starring:
Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red, State of Play) as Prospera
Russell Brand (Get Him to The Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2011’s remake of Arthur) as Trinculo
Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Boogie Nights, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) as Stephano
Chris Cooper (American Beauty, Adaptation., Jarhead) as Antonio
Alan Cumming (X-Men 2, Burlesque, The Smurfs) as Sebastian
Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Never Back Down, Push) as Caliban
David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, My Blueberry Nights, Fracture) as Alonso
Ben Whishaw (The International, Layer Cake, I’m Not There) as Ariel
Felicity Jones (Brideshead Revisited, Cemetery Junction) as Miranda
Reeve Carney (Spread, Snow Falling on Cedars) as Ferdinand
Tom Conti as Gonzalo

Initial Response v.1

September 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Movies I’ve recently seen for the first time……

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Thought it was as good as the first one. Shia LaBeouf was actually bearable in this one and Michael Douglas is perfect again bringing back Gordon Gekko to the big screen. There’s even a surprise cameo that works great.

The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais is hilarious, no other way to put it. The first scene we get with Jennifer Garner (Catch & Release) was hysterical. The second half of the movie kind of dragged though.

The Blind Side

It’s a feel good sports movie and it does just that. Sandra Bullock (The Proposal) is still a very attractive woman who always seems to find a way back into the spotlight when her star begins to fade. Great performances all around. The nominations all make sense now.

Robin Hood

Russell Crowe & Ridley Scott team up again to the point where I actually have to think to recall all the films they’ve done together. It was alright, nowhere near the quality of say Gladiator or American Gangster but gives us a different perspective of the legend we are all aware of. Actually hope they do a sequel.

Killers

Ashton Kutcher should only stick to playing idiots like in ‘That 70s Show’ & Dude, Where’s My Car? Horrible movie and Katherine Heigl (Under Siege 2) keeps playing the same character in everything recently.

Defiance

Good movie about jewish brothers who help their kinsmen during the Holocaust. Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) is at the top of his game in this film.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Funny movie from the guys behind Talladega Nights & Stepbrothers. A better film then the latter with a great cameo by Will Ferrell.

Imagine That

Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) needs to return to his R-rated comedies immediately.

Quentin Tarantino’s Impression on ‘Top Gun’

August 25, 2010 Leave a comment

This made me laugh a lot since the movie is a classic and I’m still a fan but this does bring new light to the film.

“You’ve got Maverick, all right, and he’s on the edge, man,” Tarantino recounts in language both more fanboyish and evocative than I could provide. “He’s right on the f*cking line, all right? And you’ve got Iceman, and all his crew. They’re gay, they represent the gay man, all right? And they’re saying, go, go the gay way, go the gay way.”

“He could go both ways,” QT continues. “Kelly McGillis, she’s heterosexuality. She’s saying: no, no, no, no, no, no, go the normal way, play by the rules, go the normal way.”

“He goes to her house, all right?” explains Tarantino. “It looks like they’re going to have sex, you know, they’re just kind of sitting back, he’s takin’ a shower and everything. They don’t have sex. He gets on the motorcycle, drives away. She’s like, ‘What the f*ck is going on here?’”

“Next scene you see her,” the former video store clerk and perennial film fanatic continues, “she’s in the elevator, she is dressed like a guy. She’s got the cap on, she’s got the aviator glasses, she’s wearing the same jacket that the Iceman wears. She is, okay, this is how I gotta get this guy, this guy’s going towards the gay way, I gotta bring him back, I gotta bring him back from the gay way, so I’ll do that through subterfuge. I’m gonna dress like a man.”

“The real ending of the movie is when they fight the MIGs at the end, because he has passed over into the gay way,” Quentin maintains. “And they’re beating the Russians, the gays are beating the Russians. And it’s over, and they f*cking landing, and Iceman’s been trying to get Maverick the entire time, and finally, he’s got him, all right?”

“And what is the last f*cking line that they have together?” Tarantino asks rhetorically. “Ice comes up to Maverick and says, ‘Man, you can ride my tail anytime!’ And what does Maverick say? ‘You can ride mine!’”

Action Film Weekend

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Max Payne

“The Devil is building his army. Max Payne is looking for something that God wants to stay hidden. That is what makes him more dangerous.”

Shoot ‘Em Up

“Does anyone know what a Jimmy Cagney love scene is? It’s when Cagney lets the good guy live.”

Smokin’ Aces

“You see… this is one of the rare moments, where your ass gets to be completely honest… and if i’m asking you what you said to Mecklen, assume the shit is rhetorical, assume I already know.”

Once Upon A Time in Mexico

“El, you really must try this because it’s puerco pibil. It’s a slow-roasted pork, nothing fancy. It just happens to be my favorite, and I order it with a tequila and lime in every dive I go to in this country. And honestly, that is the best it’s ever been anywhere. In fact, it’s too good. It’s so good that when I’m finished, I’ll pay my check, walk straight into the kitchen and shoot the cook. Because that’s what I do. I restore the balance to this country. And that is what I would like from you right now. Help keep the balance by pulling the trigger.”

Mission:Impossible II

“Every search for a hero must begin with something which every hero requires, a villain.”

Ronin

 ” To make a point. I don’t know her, but I was ready to splatter her brains all over the playground. But you… I don’t particularly like you. Just imagine what I’ll do to you if you try anything. Now give me my money!”

The Rundown

“Rage, rage… against the dying of the light… for there shall be no mercy… for any force that stands… blocking this path of his righteousness! BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA-TA-DA!”

Hancock

“Whatever we are, we were built in twos, okay? We were drawn to each other. No matter how far I run, he’s always there. He finds me. It’s physics.”

Live Free or Die Hard

“You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin’. You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah, blah, blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can’t remember your last name. Your kids don’t want to talk to you. You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy.”

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

“The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sings “Natural Woman”

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

He started a project 5 years ago which now has grown in a collective of artists sharing their work and collaborating with others. You can check out his work at www.hitRECord.org