Confession: I’ve never seen Les Mis, not other movies, none of the stage productions, never even read the book. So the plot was a complete unknown for me. I was surprised at how much story there is and how quickly it moves along. Even at almost 3 hours, it feels like we barely are introduced to one character or idea before we’re whisked along to the next scene. (“Oh, she’s destitute already. OK.”) This doesn’t mean that there is no depth to the story; the music, acting and, filmmaking make sure you know each person well enough to care what happens to them. But despite the brisk pace, it does at times seem a bit long. Read more
I think I’m in love…with Christopher Nolan. Dense plotlines, complex characters, nuanced performances; those are the way to win this girl’s heart! And Nolan delivers. At one point I wondered if I were watching the perfect movie. The answer is no; it’s not the perfect movie. But it is fricking fantastic!
Not that this love will interfere with my slightly inappropriate crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There was one point during the movie that I wanted to literally lick his face. (Is that too much information?) Read more
Finally, our first moving look at Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I’m still excited about this project but I’m a little underwhelmed by the trailer. Obviously a teaser, we see most of the major players and some fun special effects but nothing to really sink your teeth into. (And no Alan Rickman, sadness!) I want more. I guess that’s what a teaser’s supposed to do. Enjoy.
I wasn’t going to start this rundown of the telecast until it actually started at 7:30 CST. But after what just happened on the red carpet, it’s time to start.
5:50 pm: All six children from the cast of Slumdog Millionaire being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. Was that not the most adorable thing ever?! I could have eaten them all for dessert. Closely followed by the other cast members from Slumdog, all humble, excited, and a little giddy. And they seem to handling the whirlwind surrounding their film quite well. I hope this movie wins Best Picture! Read more
A few more projects in development that have piqued my interest. Apparently, this week the theme is Harry Potter.
Old News: I’ve been mildly interested in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, currently filming in London. Naturally, it features Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter but when Alan Rickman (Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series) was announced as the Caterpillar, I was completely sold. I adore Rickman and would pay to watch him sort socks. This movie has officially been moved to my I Can’t Wait list. Check out the rest of this cast: Mia Wasikowska as Alice (Thank heavens Burton was original enough to cast someone besides Dakota Fanning or Abigail Breslin! Yes, they’re talented but they’re not the only fish in the sea.), Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Michael Sheen as the Cheshire Cat, & Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts. Yes, this will be weird but it could also be freakin’ awesome! Read more