THE CREDIT CRUNCH!
Really? "Sex and the City's" cousin, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" tried that approach, and I think, it's not that endearing! But like I said, Isla Fisher saved the film in a big way!
Now, Sarah Jessica Parker, Miss Carrie Bradshaw to me and you, revealed that yeah, it's going to be about the credit crisis.
Even our lovely SATC pals feel the pinch!
Parker revealed to The Sun that:
“How do we address these economic times in a franchise that has a lot to do with luxury and labels?”
“How do we do that well? And how do we do that in a not lazy way?
“There is a lot that we have to think about because times are very different. So these are nice challenges, these are good challenges.”
But still, credit crisis notwithstanding, the sequel will be fun!
“I think we want this one to be a romp. The last one, we got to tell a really mature sophisticated story that had real heartbreak in it, and this time, I think we want a romp. We want our audience to have a massive romp.”
Okay. The last film wasn't that fantastic, so I'm relying on Parker and the gang to give us a fun romp no matter how dire our global economic picture has been shaping up!
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Just look at the scowl! Yikes!
Apparently, Guy Ritchie "was fuming mad" after being ordered to re-shoot five weeks worth of scenes for his "Sherlock Holmes" film, according to The Sun.
Why? Well, Warner Bros head folks were saying, those scenes were not good enough, and even "blasted one scene as 'ridiculously unrealistic.'"
Now, Ritchie must call back his stars for re-shoots, and battling to get this film out by November.
Here's the tabloid part, "A source said the scenes were filmed while director Guy was “distracted” by his divorce from Madonna."
Really? Not because the script wasn't quite ready? Or our lovely Sun just had to put something about Madonna in there, somewhere.
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Okay, just for the record! I adore Ang Lee! And no, not just because of "Brokeback Mountain," but because of his impressive talent as a director! Just think -- how can a director go from a Taiwanese drama like "The Wedding Banquet" or "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" then off to Jane Austen land with the superb "Sense and Sensibility?"
Then the gritty "The Ice Storm" in 1997, then 3 years later? The fantastic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
This dude is amazing!
So, I have no doubt, his upcoming film with Focus, opening this August called "Taking Woodstock" will be great.
But wait, this story is about Lee's plans to direct the film adaptation of the book, "Life of Pi."
Author Yann Martel won the Man Booker Prize for this novel, and I believe Lee will be able to give this coming-of-age survival tale.
But it's very, very tricky.
An Indian boy survives 227 days after a shipwreck stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. His companions? A hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a mean Bengal tiger.
The book's themes runs the gamut from religion to spirituality and finally, redemption.
Interesting right? And trivia buffs, just FYI, Lee inherited this project from M. Night Shyamalan.
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Robert Rodriguez returns to Dimension for his next movie, the futuristic "Nerverackers."
And guess what? The film has a release date already! April 16, 2010!
What's the film about? Variety says:
Set in 2085, the story centers on a character named Joe Tezca who is part of an elite unit dispatched to quell a crime wave in a theoretically perfect future society.
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Alright guess. Which movie took the contemporary costume design laurel at the 11th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards?
It's not too hard to predict!
It's...you guessed it, "Slumdog Millionaire!"
On the road to Oscar glory, the film took the top prize, presented to Suttirat Larlarb. Congratulations!
For period film category? Michael O'Connor's 18th Century fashion for "The Duchess" triumphed!
And then, "The Dark Knight's" Lindy Hemming took home the award for fantasy film!
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks for those lovely costumes!
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