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Archive for August, 2009

Bright Star trailer

Like most costume dramas not done by BBC, this costuming and makeup have an almost distinct greasy look to them, and are not nearly as flattering (at least for Abbie Cornish) as I would like to see, but on the whole, this movie looks wonderful. I hope it comes to a theatre near me!

Bright Star opens September 18, 2009. Starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw.

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It is impossible to say how annoyed I am right now with my $100+ a month cable bill at the moment. It’s something I realized a while ago. No matter what, the movies I want to see, I have to pay extra for. Trust me, sometimes I think I’ve spent more at Barnes and Noble than even they know about. Why then, do I insist on having super cable with all the movie channels when literally there are the same movies playing all the time? Its not like I’m going to change the plan, I love true blood, weeds,¬† and other specifically cable shows too much to do that, but I just wish some channel out there would play the movie below. Even more, I wish American movie execs would realize there’s a market for movies like this in America. I would much rather watch this than a steroid-pumped, skeleton-plotted, flashy-colored movie any day.

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For fear of starting a trend of only putting up youtube videos, I figured I could tie in news about the latest¬† expansion of Austen franchise, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and some of my initial comments about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Don’t worry, to see the video just click “continue reading”)

pride-zombies Despite my general grumbling about how fan fiction is considered foolish, but people keep making money off it as long as Darcy and Elizabeth are in it, I was excited about P&P&Z. I thought it would be something different, something funny, at least a refreshingly different take on one of my favorite books. And on many levels it is. Quirk prompts,

What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

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Emma 2009

I know I should be more excited about this. Romola Garai, despite my irrational dislike of her, looks like she might actually make Emma likable, and much of the cast are seasoned period drama regulars, and yet Emma is my least favorite Jane Austen novel and I worry that I’ll continue to think of Dan Fedenburgh as Edmund from Mansfield Park. That being said, the above it the trailer for Emma, showing later this year on BBC. Enjoy.

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