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Tuesday
Dec112012

DON'T MISS LES MIS! LES MISERABLES 2012

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The latest musical telling of the French Revolution on the big screen this holiday season is a blockbuster!  Victor Hugo's Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried is dazzling.   The portrayal of the troubled souls living in a time whenANNE HATHAWAY, HUGH JACKMAN, & RUSSELL CROWE AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM IN LES MISERABLES so few had anything to be happy about is a powerhouse of emotion.   Director Tom Hooper has created a film that is destined to be a classic.   Jackman has never had a SACHA BARON COHEN & HELENA BONHAM CARTER - LES MISERABLESrole so perfect for him in Jean Valjean.   Russell Crowe will surprise audiences with his commanding prescence and voice as Javert.   Anne Hathaway is a perfect Fantine, and Amanda Seyfried is the angelic Cosette - and she is an angel!   Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter bring the comic relief as the crooked innkeepers Thenardier - Hysterical!   The cinematography and costumes are dreamy, and emotions run high.   There was not a dry eye in the house at the screening I saw.  They will make you cry!

The movie opens Christmas day, you can pre-order tickets now.  It will sell out!   What a great Christmas day movie to see.   Victor Hugo's Les Miserable is able to convey the beauty and horror of European History during the 19th century.  In the tradition of Charles Dickens Scrooge or Oliver Twist, Les Miserable will fill you with the spirit of the season.  If you can't wait for the movie, take a listen to the iTunes songs now! Click SING LES MIS to hear them.   Click XMAS with Les Mis to pre-order tickets.

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Thursday
Nov012012

SKYFALL - THE LATEST 007

James Bond comes roaring back to a theater near you this November.  SKYFALL is the latest installment starring Daniel Craig as agent 007, hitting US theaters November 9th.  

The man with the license to kill is sure to thrill fans around the world!  Music super-star Adele joins the famous legend of recording a Bond theme.   Title track - SKYFALL has those unmistakable Bond horns and the unmistakable vocals of Adele!   Adele has also become a new mother in recent weeks, welcoming a baby boy into the world.   Bond and a baby - Bravo Adele!  Be sure to watch the Bond trailer below, and download your copy of Skyfall by Adele on itunes now.   


Monday
Jun252012

SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN

The timeless tale of Snow White comes alive on the big screen and in the flesh this year with a big budget and big cast!  Oscar winner and Glamazon- Charlize Theron is wicked sexy as Queen Ravenna in Snow White & The Hunstman.  This Queen has one serious beauty regimen!!  One you have to see to believe.  Snow White is lessKRISTEN STEWART AS SNOW WHITE helpless beauty and more Joan of Arc rebel in the 2012 version of this beloved story.   Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame plays the famous Snow White.   With this script, Stewart's Snow White is less "Damsel in Distress" and more "dame in armor dress". CHARLIZE THERON AS QUEEN RAVENNA IN SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN  Along for the ride or rescue is Thor himself Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman.

Theron is beautiful and wicked. To hear her give the "Mirror Mirror" chant is worth the ticket price alone!  Stewart is forgettable, and Hemsworth is as good as this script allows him to be.   The special effects are fantastic and really takes a fairy tale to a place your imagination could never quite achieve.. but your brain didn't have the computers this production team had!!     The Blu-Ray disc gives all the rich, colorful detail.   Watch the trailer below:

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Saturday
Mar242012

IRON LADY - GOLDEN PERFORMANCE

MERYL STREEP AS MARGARET THATCHER in THE IRON LADY - CLICK TO ORDER IN iTUNESActing marvel Meryl Streep gave yet another jaw dropping performance this year in THE IRON LADY.   Streep plays former British Prime Minister - Margaret Thatcher.   Thatcher was the longest running Prime Minister (1979-1990) of the 20th century, and the only Woman to ever hold the post. FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER CIRCA 1985   Thatcher was controversial figure as she favored deregulation and a decreased role of labor unions.   The Iron Lady was a nickname given to Thatcher due to her strong public persona.

Streep disappears in her portrayal of Thatcher with her use of diction, demeanor, and physically transforming herself to that of Thatcher over decades as we watch her go from a blossoming politician to an elderly Woman battling dementia.MERYL STREEP AS MAGARET THATCHER - CLICK TO ORDER   The fim is touching as we see the struggles of a Woman who once held the most powerful office in Great Britian as she faces her own mortality and must relegate power to household staff and a less than leader-like middle aged daughter.

The movie also created one of the biggest fashion statements of the year.   The timing was ripe as the 1980's have come roaring back as a source of inspiration for the fashion world.   Designers have embraced big hair and matching ensembles on runway after runway.  Months before the release ELLE Magazine featured a major editorial title IRON LADY.   With a nod to Streep and Thatcher, Elle gave us the best of the smart skirt suit dressing Thatcher is known for.  Photog Terry Richardson shot Georgia Jagger (Mick and Jerry Hall's daughter) in her best Thatcher like style.  Let's not forget that iconic hair!

Meryl StreepSTREEP TAKES HOME OSCAR GOLD took home Oscar Gold for the best female performance in a leading role. 

GEORGIA JAGGER AS MARGARET THATCHER IN FERRAGAMO - PH: TERRY RICHARDSONIf you haven't seen the film, you should.   Find it in a theater or on Netflix or iTunes asap.