Miss Marple is to be given a Hollywood makeover in which her familiar tweeds and knitting needles will be consigned to the scrap-heap, and she will instead be portrayed as by glamorous young woman in her thirties.
Angela Lansbury took over the mantle for the 1980 film The Mirror Crack’d, which featured an all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak.
On the small screen Miss Marple has been played by actresses included Gracie Fields, Joan Hickson, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie. The popular BBC adaptations, starring Hickson, ran from 1984 to 1992.
The casting of Miss Garner, who is married to Hollywood star Ben Affleck, is likely to provoke a debate about ageism and the lack of film roles for veteran actresses.
Miss Garner, who will also produce the new film, previously played a CIA agent in the US television series “Alias.”
The Social Network” was an incredibly engaging film that, while mainly revolving around the invention of Facebook (and all the problems that the creators encountered both before and after all was said and done), really focused in on ideas and feelings that can be (and are) universally felt through all people, the primary example being trying to fit in. Everyone wants to be accepted (I for one have never met a single human being that has wanted to be a loner), and some will do whatever it takes to get that sort of attention (which tends to lead into bad consequences). In a year where movies have received some of the lowest critical ratings (as well as box office earnings) in recent memory, “The Social Network” was, while haunting, truly refreshing and ultimately a triumph in all aspects, whether it be considering the acting, script, or directing. It was a fantastic movie that shouldn’t just be among the best of the year; it’s so much more important than that. It defines the entire social networking generation, and that is one hell of an accomplishment. Everyone can relate to it one way or another, and that makes it one of the must-see pictures of the year.
On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn’t just a nobody, but a vengeful killer whose past threatens to haunt them all.
După ce un seism subacvatic eliberează o mulţime de peşti piranha hămesiţi, un grup de turişti se trezeşte într-un pericol de moarte pe malul lacului Victoria. Eroina interpretată de Elizabeth Shue va trebui să lupte de una singură cu numeroşii monştri plini de dinţi ascuţiţi pentru a-şi salva familia şi pe oricine s-ar mai putea apropia de pitorescul obiectiv turistic.
Cum la sfarsitul saptamanii trecute a fost lansat in cinematografele americane cel de-al doilea episod din “Sex and The City”, varianta pentru marele-ecran, este chiar oportuna o discutie despre felul in care aceasta franciza celebra in toata lumea, a schimbat viata femeilor. Sau… nu.
In Romania, Sex and The City 2, continuarea filmului de succes din 2008, bazat pe foarte popularul serial HBO cu acelasi nume, va avea premiera in data de 4 iulie si este deja asteptat cu sufletul la gura de fane si chiar de fani, ai celor patru eroine celebre.
Departe de adevar zic eu… Insa exista si un revers al medaliei, acela ca acest film iubit si criticat in aceeasi masura vorbeste despre prietenia adevarata si puternica ce poate exista intre femei, dupa ce o intreaga ideologie vorbea exclusiv despre dusmania dintre ele. De altfel, tot prin anii ’70 se adusese in discutie conceptul de “surioritate”, adica prietenia si intrajutorarea dintre femei, care impreuna, ar putea sa isi atinga mult mai usor obiectivele. Pana prin anii ’90, momentul aparitiei serialului de televiziune Sex and The City, nici macar nu am avut aceasta reprezentare, traind falsa impresie ca femeile trebuie sa se urasca, in competitia pentru barbati.
Cred ca vorbeste mai bine despre impactul cultural pe care l-a avut Sex and The City asupra femeilor din intreaga lume, sociologul Tracy Scott de la Universitatea americana Emory. Ea descrie contradictiile acestui serial, care penduleaza intre provocarea rolurilor traditionale ale femeilor si asumarea unor modele vechi ale feminitatii, cum ar fi goana continua dupa barbatul potrivit (“printul pe cal alb”) sau goana dupa cumparaturi.
Okay, here we go. Now, I’m just going to hold this little device up to your eyes, and you’re going to see a tiny flash. And then you know what’s going to happen? You’re going to forget that “Men In Black II” ever happened.
And if that doesn’t wash your memory of “MIB2,” hopefully this will: Columbia Pictures announced today that “Men In Black III” will be released in 3-D on May 25, 2012.
The whole crew is set to return as well according to Columbia’s press release, deals have been made with Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld, and advanced negotiations are in place with Tommy Lee Jones. (Also close to being on board: Josh Brolin, who is in talks to star as the young version of Jones’ Agent Kay.)
So now that we know they’re all back together, the question is: Are we pumped for the sequel? It’s been eight years since “MIB2,” so here’s hoping the crew has had time to digest what went wrong the second time around. All I can say is I’m kind of glad Vincent D’Onofrio isn’t on board this time a 3-D version of his sugar-water loving Edgar/cockroach would be petrifying.