So, I have mixed feelings about the trailer for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” On the one hand, Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in period costumes retelling one of the greatest suppressed love stories ever. On the other, why does Luhrman always create an anachronistic soundtrack that completely pulls you out of the story? Also, I might be wrong, but I swear I thought I saw the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In the World” lurking around somewhere in there. In any case, can we talk about the costumes? I want these costumes. Really. Let’s take a look.
You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]
Just kidding, it’s not a new movie, it’s every Nicholas Spark book-turned-film ever. Which is your favorite? I like the one about the white heterosexual couple who is so in love but then they’re torn apart. You know, the one where they find their way back to each other — I love that awesome scene where they kiss in the rain (or was it on the beach? I forget) — but then, UGH, someone dies. I totally cried. [via IMG Fave]
James Bond fans, get excited! 007 is back and the new teaser trailer for the upcoming “Skyfall 007″ — the last featuring studly Daniel Craig — looks gooood. “Skyfall 007″ features an especially impressive cast — alongside Craig and Judi Dench as “M,” dreamy Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes also star. “Skyfall 007″ hits theaters November 9. [007.com]
“Think Like A Man,” the new
Tyler Perry romantic comedy [Update: based on a book by Steve Harvey] about black women and men, has allegedly been banned in France because officials say the film is not diverse enough. According to blogger Fabienne Flessel at the blog Global Voices:
Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population.
It is unclear, though, whether “Think Like A Man” has literally been banned, or if it just is not being screened. But the Global Voices blogger and several other French-speaking bloggers quoted/translated in his article seem adamant that someone in a position of power in France is uninterested in promoting films by and about black folks. One blogger claims “Tyler Perry’s movies are never scheduled in any French movie theaters or are only released in DVDs, even thought he has been used to leading the U.S. box office.” Keep reading »
Pardon me, but I must have been so focused on Chris Hemsworth’s presence in the upcoming film “Snow White and the Huntsman,” that I failed to notice that the movie has a second hot dude worth drooling over. Meet dreamy British actor Sam Claflin, who plays Prince William in the film. He is engaged to the lovely lady on the left, actress Laura Haddock, and they seem really adorable — she read the part of Snow White when he rehearsed in bed. Check out our red carpet interview with Sam above! Keep reading »