"The Great Gatsby" (2012) - First Trailer

After seeing those gorgeous first stills for "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, I was very impressed. But how everything looks in the trailer is much more that I've expected from this adaptation. It looks like a hell of a show, but I think it's too much. I never imagined that it could be as huge, shiny and entertaining, while I was reading the book.

And, of course, I'm going to read again the great novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald before I watch the film to know, if Baz Luhrmann made a good adaptation or not. Either way, his version of "The Great Gatsby" has to be fabulous.

The film release is set up for the end of this December.


One Weird Clip: A Band Of Buriers - "Filth"

I like short films, but I haven't seen such a weird one for a long time. I found it accidentally and decided to watch because of Matthew Lewis (if you don't know, he portrayed Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films).

This 6 minutes long story made me feel sad, petrified, a bit crazy and sympathetic. Many people won't understand it, but I think this video is about that kind of love, which makes us do horrible things for the person you love. Lily Loveless played a girl, who is traumatized, because she lost someone, who she loved very much. She can't overcome this loss, and her boyfriend can't deal with her obsession. Where this got them, you will find out in the end...

The video is directed by Blake Claridge. I would like to see more of his works.


"Django Unchained" (2012) - Two Trailers

I must confess that I'm a huge Quentin Tarantino's fan, but I watched the first trailer for his new spaghetti western "Django Unchained" just a few days ago. If you are interested why, I say I needed to prepare myself for it. I wasn't afraid of it might disappoint me, because Tarantino hasn't made any film yet, which I don't like. I just wanted to prolong this waiting of the first trailer. And while I waited, they released another one! So here we go.

You know that with such great cast "Django Unchained" has no other option as to be something like a new masterpiece. My two all-time favourite actors Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio were perfect for those parts.

So far the scene, where Dr. King Schultz meets Django, is one of my favourites! And I can't wait to see more of Samuel L. Jackson, because those few seconds weren't enough!

I heard that Will Smith had a chance to play the main character, but he turned down this part, because of "Men in Black 3". Shame, this film could have been more epic with him. But Jamie Foxx is a good choice for this part instead.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2


"TRUE BLOOD" - 5x01 Turn, Turn, Turn

"Don't cry. It's back."
I was very excited about upcoming 5th season of a bloody-funny-sexy-and-overdramatic TV show called "True Blood". I know that 'vampire theme' is such a cliché today, but I'm so addicted to it. It seems like the creators still have some good ideas, because the first episode of a new season is now one of my favourites!

There are many surprises and interesting plot turns: from what is going to be with poor Tara, who has saved Sookie's life at the end of the previous season, to how long Bill and Eric could hide from the Authority. Their unsolved problems seem to catch up. What were they thinking about, when they decided not to kill Russell Edgington? I think they are both a bit suicidal. I doubt that the new girl, who happens to be Eric's 'sister', can help them much.

The first episode didn't tell us, who the main villain is, but there are plenty of people, vampires, werewolves, who would like to finish the main characters. Clearly, Steve Newlin won't easily forget his failure. The only character I don't worry about is Alcide, because no matter how everything is screwed up, he will save the day.

All actors are still playing their parts great and without any shame of being totally naked. I like more and more Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam De Beaufort), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse).

And I'm glad that the opening credits are still the same. I love that song by Jace Everett and that creepy video, which gives me goose bumps every time.

Did you see this episode? Do you watch "True Blood"? What are you expecting from it in the near future?


"The Perks of Being A Wallflower" (2012) - Trailer

FINALLY! I was waiting for this trailer for so long, and it was presented the other evening at the MTV Movie Awards 2012. What I think about it? It was exactly I wanted to see. It's witty, smart, careless and meaningful. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller were the perfect choice to play the main characters. But I'm not very surprised, considering that director Steven Chbosky is the writer of the book of the same name.

The film will be out in cinemas this September. If you want to know more about "The Perks of Being A Wallflower", read this article.

P.S. If you haven't read the book yet, do it. It's great.


"Prometheus" (2012) - World premiere in London

I watched the live streaming of the "Prometheus" world premiere, which took place in London this evening. The film's crew looked amazing, all of them were so friendly and gorgeous while they walked on the blue carpet. So here is my full coverage of this event.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

“I think a certain someone named Ridley Scott has something to do with this.” Charlize Theron on why people are looking forward to see this film
“She is complicated as every one of us.” About Meredith Vickers
“I think the sniper will take me out if I say something about the ending.”

“The ideas behind it are exciting and big. People just interested to see what Ridley Scott was thinking about for the last 30 years.” Guy Pearce about the film
“The question is “Where do we come from?” On what question the characters are trying to find an answer

“It was his dream.” Michael Ellenberg (producer) on what persuaded Ridley Scott to return

“I enjoyed doing it. I hate it when it ends. It is like creating a new universe, and I become very attached to everything in it.” Ridley Scott on making this film
“I’m starting another movie in 10 weeks.” He is ready to do something new
“I saw "The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo", the original, and I thought she is amazing.” On casting Noomi Rapace
“He is a wonderful actor, also a great comedian.” On working with Michael Fassbender

“David is kinda like a housekeeper. But he is very complicated. There may be some human personality underneath.” Michael Fassbender on his character
“In my living room, where I usually read scripts. And playing with house supplies, microwave, toaster.” On how he was preparing playing a robot
“Not that much. Robots don’t run. Noomi did it the most time.” On did he do lots of running for the film

“Chuck Ho as I call him. Together it’s a great combination.” Logan Marshall-Green on his character and Elizabeth Shaw
“We had our weekly conversation about words differences.” On having an international cast
“They build incredible sets to the tiny details. And they shoot the lights out and we had a chance to discover all of it with our flash lights.” On filming on detailed sets
“Tingly. I hope tingly.” What reaction he had when he saw the film, and what reaction he expects from the audience

“She’s an archaeologist, scientist, but she also believes in God. I like the contradiction it creates. She is very Ridley Scott heroine. She is very iconic for me. I loved playing her.” Noomi Rapace on Elizabeth Shaw

“We were out of limit.” Arthur Max, the production designer, about the working environment
“Combination of the known and unknown.” On what is special about this film

“He is amazing to work with. He’s so talented, wonderful with actors.” Kate Dickie (Ford) on Ridley Scott

“I thought it would be cool to name the movie something unpronounceable and pretentious.” Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter, on the title
“I did everything I could to not be fired.” On what to expect
“It looks, it tastes like Ridley Scott.” About what is special about this film

“Tacky. Lots of buttons and switches. It’s ever tacky geek’s dream.” Emun Elliott about the set, where his co-pilot worked
“The word is ‘epic!’. ” How he describes this film

“He’s a little bit out there, to be honest.” Sean Harris about his character
“Frightened.” How he feels about watching the film for the first time, because he joked, he might not make the final cut

“He’s good with landings.” Benedict Wong about his character
“It’s like Sting or Prince.” Why he didn't invent the first name for Ravel


"Les Miserables" (2012) - First teaser and stills

As I wrote a few months ago, "Les Miserables" is one of my most anticipated films of this year. I enjoyed very much the previous film by Tom Hooper, so I hope this one will be also great. Finally its first promo video was released. If you don't know it already, this 19th-century drama has a great cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen (he just has to play more serious characters). And you can hear Hathaway's singing a beautiful, but sad song during the time they present many important characters.

By the way, I'm going to read a book of the same name written by French novelist Victor Hugo first. I have plenty of time till December, when the premiere of "Les Miserables" is rumoured to happen.

P.S. Did you see that great anniversary logo of Universal Studios?

Below you can see my favourite stills of this film.


Festival de Cannes 2012 - Winners

I was watching the closing ceremony live here. Gorgeous Bérénice Bejo is the host of this evening!

Palme d'Or
"Amour" by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix
"Reality" by Matteo Garrone

Prix de la mise en scène
Carlos Reygadas for "Post Tenebras Lux"

Prix du scénario
"După dealuri" ("Beyond The Hills") by Cristian Mungiu

Jury Prize
"The Angels' Share" by Ken Loach

Prix d'interprétation féminine
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur for "După dealuri" ("Beyond The Hills")

Prix d'interprétation masculine
Mads Mikkelsen for "The Hunt"

Festival de Cannes 2012 - Part 3

This post is dedicated to the interesting films, which were premiered at the few last days of the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Read about Days 1-7 of Festival de Cannes 2012!

Director Lee Daniels, who is famous thanks to his "Precious", gathered a nice crew to create "The Paperboy", which was presented on 24th May. Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack came to support it, telling how unusual, daring, nasty etc. etc. this film is. Efron wears only his underpants almost the whole film, Kidman was ready to experiment, Cusack plays a disgusting character. Critics say that the main heroine is incredible there. So don't be tricked by the innocent description of this film.

We know that Michael Haneke's "Amour" was the film that forced people to tear a little (and a lot), but British dark comedy "Sightseers" became the one that made them laugh. It's not the first film directed by Ben Wheatley, but the few previous ones didn't made him famous. Now he along with Edgar Wright tells a story about a couple, which takes around the world trip. However some events turn this adventure into a remarkable one. The main parts are played by the screenwriters, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.

While her mother presents her freakish debut work, Kristen Stewart along with a great team, which includes Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Sam Riley and director Walter Salles came to Cannes with an adventurous film, "On the Road". This story is dedicated to the Beat Generation, so at least its soundtrack has to be good.

Criminal drama "Mud" by Jeff Nichols has already been named 'the biggest surprise' and 'one of the best In Competition'. It is named after the main character, but its title also describes what he has to overpass on his way to freedom and the girl he loves. This drama is about two teenagers, who are helping a fugitive. It sounds a bit creepy, but it seems like Matthew McConaughey was the right choice for this part. And Reese Witherspoon is also in there, probably she is that girl.

Also "Cosmopolis" was shown In Competition. It is second year in a row, when David Cronenberg presents his new work at the Cannes Film Festival. As we know Cronenberg, his films have to be a bit crazy. Robert Pattinson played the main part. He decisively, like his long-term co-star Stewart, needs to shake off his gloving character, and this film might help him. All his billionaire Eric Packer wants is to get a new haircut, but there are some serious traffic problems on the way, because the President came to the city. So he is stuck in his limo, where he meets different people.

And there is sad news about one of the actors, who is rumoured to be a serious candidate for best actor prize this year. Aniello Arena,  who played the main character in Matteo Garrone's "Reality", is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a Tuscan jail for murder.

I'm going to watch the closing ceremony live now, and I definitely post the winners list in real-time streaming.


"The Dark Knight Rises" (2012) - New awesome poster

This week is about new kick-ass character posters for upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises". But oddly aggressive poses of actors in those tight costumes aren't much interesting. On the other hand, there are a few posters with a Batman sign, and my favourite is the one where Selina Kyle aka Catwoman steps with her gorgeous heel on it and smashes it into two pieces. Plus there is a kiss from her and XX near the title.

Does anyone else have goose bumps about it?

More posters - KinoPoisk