Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hollywood's Newest Obsession: Corset Cinema

I've just been full of posts lately, haven't I? But I can't help it! I've come to the solid conclusion that the movie industry is really trying to make me die of happiness. Look at this line up from the eyes of Bonnie:

1. Jane Eyre DVD is slowly making its way around the corner.
2. Wuthering Heights is soon to be released, so I hear. The set date for the UK is late September, so I imagine that it shouldn't be that much later for America unless they decide to pull a "Jane Eyre 2011" on us in reverse order and make the Americans pine for the film while the lucky Brits watch their DVDs.
3. The appearance of both Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter in theaters on Friday. The latter I'm approaching with a certain amount of skepticism, but Winnie the Pooh was a childhood favorite of mine and my sixteen-year-old butt will be rushing to the theater near me to see it.
4. A Dangerous Method is set to be released in early 2012 near the awards season. It is considerably far away, but still enough cause for excitement.
5. Anna Karenina. Keira Knightley. Jude Law. Need I say more?

And now...the trailer for the Sherlock Holmes sequel has been released. I know what you're going to say. The film installment completely disregards all aspects of the source material except for the name. Still, I loved the bad-boy edge given to the film. It combined Sherlock's eccentric intelligence with a proportionate amount of action sequence, a little touch of romance, and a large dose of sex appeal. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are both in my top ten Movie Star crushes. Yes, I do keep a list.

All the same, I'm a bit skeptical of the sequel. The word "sequel" automatically sends a slight shiver up my spine because they have a notorious tendency to fail miserably. The first Sherlock got great reviews and picked up a new generation of followers. Now I have a feeling that filmmakers will overwhelm themselves trying to usher to this new generation and the film will end up missing all the qualities that made the first one good.

But it's got Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in it, so I'm going to be excited anyway.
Comments, anyone?



  1. Jude Law does nothing for me, same with Keira Knightley. ;) But Robert Downey Jr ... yes! And I'm curious to see Noomi Rapace as well, just because she's Swedish. :)

    Need to look up some info on the WH movie and post about it this week, for this week be wutherin'!

  2. There's not been a lot of information on the new WH movie. The actors are fairly new. The man playing Heathcliff is almost nonexistent on the internet. All the resources I've found are the movie poster and a few mentions about its appearance at the Venice Film Festival.

  3. On Winnie The Pooh: Have you seen Winnie with Michael Fassbender? It's the story about the bear that became the inspiration for the Winnie The Pooh stories and it's one of the most adorable things I've ever seen.

  4. With the exception of Winnie The Pooh and Sherlock 2, I think the film you're discussing are more the product of British cinema than Hollywood... in fact even Sherlock 2 is technically a Brit movie.

    Still, good to see the youth of America keeping a love of ol' English literature alive. there's me thinking you guys were unable to accept anything can top Catcher in the Rye.

  5. @Robas: Just saw the trailer. I have GOT to get my hands on this movie somehow. Combining inspiration from Winnie the Pooh AND my favorite actor Michael Fassbender has to be the best thing ever done.

    @Movies on my Mind: Yea, those are British films. I'm sorry. I'm not really learned when it comes to movies, but I've found that I've always enjoyed European literature and film over American material. The Catcher in the Rye could never top the beautifully written European pieces. Thank you.

  6. Do you have an emailaddress where I can reach you?

  7. Yes, but if it has to do with the movie, I've already beat you to the punch. I just finished watching it only a few seconds ago. Thank you SO MUCH for recommending it. I loved it! I had no idea that there was an actual story behind Winnie the Pooh and I'm always delighted to watch anything with Michael Fassbender in it. In truth, I had a few tears welling up in my eyes in the end. I'm turning into such a cry baby!

  8. Yes, it was about the movie. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it so much!