First up is the latest poster for Fifty Shades of Grey which arrives in cinema on Valentines Day 2015. Here is the poster:
Now here’s the latest character poster for How To Train Your Dragon 2:
After finishing up with The Hobbit, we’ve not heard much about Cumberbatch. Now we hear that he is connected to a new movie Blood Mountain. It’s a thriller and is directed by Sergei Bodorov and is being produced by Lawrence Bender.
Variety reports that the plot is about “a private military contractor whose special forces team is ambushed and killed during a covert raid, forcing him to personally escort one of the world’s most wanted terrorists over hostile terrain in order to bring him to justice.”
As to Benny’s role, nothing has been confirmed. He’s rumoured to be playing said Curator.
Very little is known about the series and some new details has emerged for Disney XD’s new Star Wars TV Show. The new droid is called Chopper and is described as grumpy and rude.
“He’s a little rickety astromech made up of a bunch of spare parts because our rebels can’t afford the nice new parts. He likes to do things the way that he wants, not necessarily the way the crew wants, or as fast as the crew would like, but he gets the job done. He’s incredibly loyal [...] In short, if R2′s your favourite dog, Chopper’s a cat”.
Yesterday, it had been reported that Peter Capaldi’s costume would soon be revealed. And now, here we have it. BBC has released an official shot of Capaldi as the 12th Doctor in his costume. The costume looks good, nothing goofy and sadly no Bow Tie. But it does remind me of Jon Pertwee’s costume.
Here it is:
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”-Liesel Meminger
14 March 2006
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a simple story about a girl and her love for books and the Nazis. Her mother sends the Girl, Liesel, to a Foster home where Hans and Rosa Hubermann take care of the girl. On the train ride to the home, her brother dies and that’s when she steals her first book.
The Story is narrated by Death and is an engaging read. From the first few pages you’ll be hooked. Death talks about colours and the beauty of humanity and the people.. Markus’s writing style is poetic. The way he uses colours and the use of Death as the Narrator was ingenious.
The main characters were all brilliant. Liesel was awesome, Hans was heartwarming and Rosa, though she may seem to be very strict, she really loved Liesel more than most and it was superb. Max was an interesting character too. His relationship with Liesel and the way it developed was very good. Rudy… It still hurts when I talk about him. That lemon haired fool. Ilsa Hermann was probably my favourite character. She fuelled Liesel’s interest for reading and let her steal the books. That note she left Liesel, it was probably one of the best parts of the book.
A book about World War II, you already know that people will die, also the fact that Death narrates it. The last part that is Part Ten and the Epilogue were difficult to read. It was emotion heavy and you can’t even stop reading because it’s so interesting. The last part was so beautifully written and the way he shows their deaths was beautiful yet tragic. Ilsa, the ever so brilliant, decided to take Liesel with her. The way Death speaks about Liesel at the beginning and at the end, it wonderful.
This book is, perhaps, one of the best books I’ve read. There are so many quotable lines too. And it’s true; when death tells a story you ought to listen.
On January 1st, Sherlock returned to our TV screens and now, we see him leave. It’s that time of year again where we say goodbye to Sherlock for 2-3 years while the whole fandom lays in wait for the fourth series.
‘His Last Vow’ is much more serious than the previous episodes of this season. This episode sees Sherlock battle it out with Charles Augustus Magnussen. A creep of a human who has information on everyone and that gives him power. From his first moments on screen, his dead eyes, his face licking and RoboCop like messages; we knew he was going to be on despicable man.
The title obviously is a reference to what Sherlock says in The Sign of Three, that he and Mary will do anything to keep John safe. And that’s what we see in this episode. During the course of the episode, Mary is revealed to be an assassin of some sort who has been living under a false name (Called it!) and whatever she did to Magnussen, she did it to protect her life with John. Sherlock ultimately does the same.
His Last Vow dwells more into Mary and John’s relationship and their love for each other. We also get some good stuff from Molly. But the problem was that it was a wee not confusing. The non-linear story telling got a bit confusing at times. As usual Moffat’s writing is brilliant, dialogues too! All the seriousness that were lacking in the previous two can be found here. Even in the midst of all this seriousness there is down humour to be found.
Now, let’s talk about the end. It seems as though Moriarty is back. But he we saw him shoot himself. But he is alive. It maybe it’s someone else. Or.. Leave it. We’ll have to wait for 2-3 years to figure out what happens. But you must really admire Freeman’s performance as Watson. It was the best ever!
His Last Vow is a great episode with a great villain. Series 3 had a wonky start and it ended on a high note. Well, series 4 is just a few years away and we’ll have to wait and see what actually happens. We might be lucky and get the episodes next year itself. But given the track record, I’d say 2 years minimum.
Robert Rodriguez’s brilliant From Dusk Till Dawn, is being adapted into a TV Series for Rodriguez’s own cable network, El Rey. Apparently there was a need for an episodic version on the movie. The show debuts on 11th of March and it will star D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko, Don Johnson as Sheriff Earl McGraw.
I really loved that original 1996 movie, I don’t know how I feel about this yet..
The long awaited and much anticipated Season 4 is nearly here, and HBO has given us the first trailer from the season. Many readers of the book will notice some of the scenes from the book and there are some surprises too. Here it is, rejoice:
71st Annual Golden Globes was hosted by the best comedy duo in the world, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle received the most number of nominations with 7 each and American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club have multiple wins of 3 and 2 respectively.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
“12 Years a Slave”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Parks & Recreation”
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Despicable Me 2″
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Wind Rises”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years A Slave”
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Brühl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is The New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House Of Cards”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go,” “Frozen”
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
Lyrics by: Bono
“Please Mr Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel
Coen, Ethan Coen
Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel
Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance”
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost”
Alex Heffes, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Steven Price, “Gravity”
John Williams, “The Book Thief”
Hans Zimmer, “12 Years A Slave”
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“The Good Wife”
“House Of Cards”
“Masters Of Sex”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind The Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere , “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
This May, Bryan Singer brings us X Men: Days of Future Past which is difficult to adapt due to the timelines switching from past to present.
Days of Future Past sees the original movie’s cast returning along with the cast of First Class. James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Halle Berry as Storm and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and many more.
One of the new additions is Quick Silver who, in Days of Future Past, is being played by Evan Peters. Quick Silver has been a part of the X-Men mythology since it’s very beginning. On the other hand, however, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, fellow Kick-Ass star Aaron Tyler-Johnson plays Quick Silver. The picture below shows Xavier, Wolverine and Quick Silver at the back.
The next picture shows Beast and Wolverine. This one is from EntertainmentWeekly.