Saturday, July 16, 2011
First trailer of Martin Scorsese-directed 3D fantasy film "Hugo" has made its way out. The preview features some footage that centre on Hugo Cabret's (Asa Butterfield) adventure with his friend Isabelle (Chloe Moretz), which takes place around a busy Paris train station. It also gives a look at Sacha Baron Cohen's character, an ill-tempered station inspector who always tries to catch Hugo whom he considers as a troublesome brat.
Based on 2007's fiction novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick, the film revolves around an orphan boy named Hugo Cabret who dwells inside the wall of a train station in Paris. He spends his days looking for an answer to unveil a mystery that links his late father to an ill-mannered toy shop owner living below him and a heart-shaped lock which seems to have no key. With the help from an eccentric girl named Isabelle, he embarks on an adventure to solve the mystery.
Imagine the scene. Two young lovers. A moonlight night. Soft breeze.
He turns to her and gazes to her eyes.
“Honey, I love the colour of your eyes. But tonight please close them so I can gaze at the art on your eyelids.”
- Insanity: a small price to pay for sheer brilliance!
- Heavily medicated for your safety.
- God loves you, he just has an unusual way of showing it.
- If at first you don't succeed, why bother? Your honour student will take care of it.
- ANKH if you Love Horus.
- Sure, I believe in God. Now where are the miracles?
- WWGD: What would Groucho Do?
Scott Eastwood, the youngest son of actor/director Clint Eastwood, has been set for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the John Luessenhop-directed franchise reboot that starts production this week in Louisiana.
Eastwood will play the role of Carl, the male lead, and the deal calls for him to be part of what is envisioned as a trilogy. Lionsgate will distribute the film that's being produced by Carl Mazzocone and exec produced by Avi Lerner and Mark Burg.
Eastwood has been acting mostly in indies, and recently completed the Charles Burmeister-directed Epic, the Jack Heller-directed Enter Nowhere and the Lawrence Roeck-directed Carmel. He has also played roles in films his father directed, Invictus, Gran Torino and Flags of Our Fathers. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, also starring Alexandra Daddario and Tania Raymonde, is set for release on October 5, 2012.
- a piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times
- a pip is one of the spots on dice or domino
- a platypus can eat its weight in worms every day
- a pumpkin really is a fruit
- a queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day
- a rat can tread water for 3 days
- a shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel
- a sharks top speed is 70kmh (44mph)
First teaser trailer of upcoming Taylor Kitsch -starring fantasy movie "John Carter" has been unleashed. The preview offers various heroic footage of a man named John Carter who gets transported to a historic world where he takes part in an epic warship, with a cover of Arcade Fire's "My Body Is a Cage" by Peter Gabriel being used as the backsound.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, "John Carter" tells the story of an American Civil War veteran who suddenly enters a nearly collapse planet Mars (Barsoom), where he then becomes a hero who saves Barsoom from destruction. During his journey to Barsoom, he meets Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), who becomes his ally, and rescues a humanoid Red Martian princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) from the belligerent four-armed Green Martians.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Harry Potter has conjured up a tidy sum from the first overseas debuts of his final film on its way to a potentially record-shattering opening weekend.
Distributor Warner Bros says Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took in $US43.6 million ($A40.79 million) in 26 countries outside the United States on its first day on Wednesday.
Studio executives said on Thursday the franchise finale had the biggest opening day ever in several countries, including Australia with $US7.5 million ($A7.02 million), Italy with $US4.6 million ($A4.3 million) and Sweden with $US2.1 million ($A1.96 million). In France, the studio said Deathly Hallows: Part 2 had the biggest Wednesday opening ever at $US7.1 million ($A6.64 million).
In Australia, the eighth and final movie based on JK Rowling's seven hugely successful books raked in $7,029,487 across the country on Wednesday, almost two million dollars more than the previous record set in 2003 by The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. The film opened on 753 screens, the widest number in Australian history.
In the countries where Deathly Hallows opened on Wednesday, total revenues were 82 per cent higher than they were on the first day for Deathly Hallows: Part 1 last November, according to Warner Bros.
Sotheby's says an unfinished early Jane Austen manuscript has sold at auction for almost STG1 million ($A1.51 million).
The draft of The Watsons sold for STG993,250 ($A1.5 million), triple its highest pre-sale estimate.
The incomplete work is the earliest surviving manuscript for a novel by Austen, probably written in 1804 but not published in Austen's lifetime.
It centres on a family of four sisters, the daughters of a widowed clergyman.
Sotheby's says it is the only major manuscript by the author still in private hands.
Austen published six novels, including Pride and Prejudice, and died in 1817 at age 41.
OEREBRO CASTLE, SWEDEN
Örebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during the reign of the royal family Vasa (House of Vasa) and finally rebuilt about 1900. The castle lies on an island in river Svartån. Some of the rooms are used as classrooms for pupils from Karolinska Skolan.
For over 700 years Örebro Castle has kept a watchful eye on everyone crossing the bridge on the River Svartån. The oldest part of the castle, a defence tower, was erected in the latter half of the 13th century.
This tower was added to in the 14th century to make a larger stronghold, and towards the end of the 16th century most of the impressive castle we see today was built.
Many important events in Swedish history took place here. For over two hundred years it has been the residence of the county governor, but a great deal is open to the general public, with art, music, food, exhibitions, guided tours, conferences, and lots more.