The Daily Mail has the first picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
I’m not a rabid Johnny Depp fan or anything, but this sounds really good. And I am a rabid Alice In Wonderland fan. I have popup books, and an old facsimile of the original “Alice’s Adventures Underground” in Carroll’s own handwriting. And those Guinness ads, framed, and antique cigarette cards (are there non-antique cigarette cards?). Et cetera. No kidding.
Very cool. Burton and Depp make beautiful things together.
Whoa. Rosario Dawson is a Republican?!
I was just checking a local news site to see what the tornado situation looks like (because all of the phone lines are tied up). And I happened to see this quote on the front page, about Sex and the City:
I wouldn’t mind seeing it but heard that wrestling an alligator naked was required to get your Man Card back after viewing. I can’t afford a trip to Florida right now.
An Edward Gorey movie!
The world of Edward Gorey is coming to the big screen for the first time with a live-action feature based on the illustrator-writer’s classic tale “The Doubtful Guest.”
The project is being developed by Walden Media, the firm behind the “Narnia” franchise, Fox 2000 and the Jim Henson Co. Brad Peyton (”Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl”) will direct from a script written by Matthew Huffman.
Originally published in 1957, the whimsical story revolves around a quirky family whose life is turned upside down when a mysterious, mischievous creature arrives unannounced and unwelcome, bringing trouble with him and wreaking havoc.
I wonder if it will look Gorey-ish or not. Normally I’d be worried, but it’s by the folks who did The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, so I’ll cut them some slack…
If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to know that Hoodwinked
is a screamingly hysterical movie. I think I would have watched and liked it as a kid, but it’s funny in a grownup, Looney Tunes, Muppet Show way.
Red looks more like Janeane Garafalo than Anne Hathaway, and it took me an embarrassingly long time to place the voice of the Wolf, but this is the best animated movie I’ve seen in years. Maybe since The Emperor’s New Groove. Seriously, this is a great flick.
p.s. - Great soundtrack, too.
Let the countdown to Order of the Phoenix, the movie, begin!
Believe it or not, George “What a shame he never made another movie after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” Lucas is releasing DVDs of the original three films. Digitally restored, of course, but Han will shoot Greedo first, and Sebastian Shaw will be the ghost of Anakin.
Finally, I can buy these movies. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.
Oh my. Oh dear. Angelina Jolie to play Dagny Taggart?
I need. A moment.
A bunch of new castings for the next Harry Potter movie…
Imelda Staunton is playing Professor Umbridge. I’m not familiar with her, but this shot from Nanny McPhee and her role in Chicken Run sure imply she’s up for it.
Evanna Lynch is Loony Lovegood. She’s a newcomer, but she looks almost exactly like I pictured her.
George Harris is playing Kingsley Shacklebolt. This picture looks a bit more like it. Like most people, I wanted Samuel L Jackson, but in retrospect, that would be a little cliched.
And Natalia Tena is playing Tonks, one of my favorite minor characters. This is the only picture I can find, and I can’t remember who she played in About A Boy, but there’s a lot of rave reviews for both her acting and beauty out there for her.
Filming starts Monday. Woohoo!