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Photos: Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall as Pride & Prejudice's Pemberley and Inn at Lambton (P&P/Derbyshire filming locations)

A last post for 2010, as we're about to say goodbye to the past year, and ring in the New Year 2011 (the year of the rabbit!) in just seven hours (eastern time) from now.

As I previously posted and blogged here in part 1,I shared some photos and my wonderful experience from my recent holiday and visit to the beautiful countryside of England (Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire) and the lovely Scotland, UK. And in part 2 of My First European trip (September 2010), I shared my photos from London (England), Paris (France), and parts of Bakewell (Derbyshire) including Haddon Hall. I took more photos (I have tons of them, actually) and I thought I'd share more especially the photos that's relevant to this blog as I took more pics from Chatsworth House (Pemberley scenes) and Haddon Hall (Lambton Inn scenes), two of Pride & Prejudice film's filming Locations I was fortunate enough to have had a chance to tour and visit to this year.

There were a few more P&P film…

Watching Pride & Prejudice film on Blu-ray

Some new little things I discovered upon my first few viewings recently of Pride & Prejudice film starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen on Blu-ray...I first mentioned about this on Facebook, I thought I'd list them here with images stills from the movie (see more HD stills from blu-ray version here! Also, check out and read Blu-ray Review: Pride & Prejudice andMore P&P Blu-ray Reviews) for your reading pleasure.

But first, check out and read my previous post about...

Pride & Prejudice Movie: Little things you may have failed to notice upon first viewing...

Three years ago, I started listing the random lil' things I failed to noticed in Things you failed to notice upon first viewing... (on standard dvd) thread at the P&P Forum and fellow members/P&P fans had also listed their own list of things they failed to noticed in their first few (or even as many times as an astonishing 50+ more times of) viewings. Check it out! You'll read some …

First official still of 'The Three Musketeers 3D' featuring Matthew Macfadyen

Summit Entertainment has released the first official still from its upcoming 3D reboot of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers."  The first still features (from left to right) Matthew Macfadyen as Athos, Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson") as D'Artagnan, Ray Stevenson ("The Punisher:  War Zone") as Porthos and Luke Evans ("The Raven") as Aramis.

Charleybrown of Enchanted Serenity of Period Films (thanks!) found a much larger still for us to view and enjoy below. Check it out after the cut...

New photos: Rupert Friend with his mother Caroline attended the English National Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker

Rupert Friendand his mom, Caroline Friend recently attended the reception before the English National Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at St Martins Lane Hotel, December 15, 2010.

Check out a few  new photos of RF from the reception with his mother as well as the gala premiere. 

'The Nutcracker' Reception (source: Photos by Bauer Griffin |
Rupert and his mom, Caroline Friend attend the reception before the English National Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at St Martins Lane Hotel, December 15, 2010.

The Nutcracker Gala Performance - Arrivals and 'The Nutcracker' at St. Martins Lane Hotel (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images Europe
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Speaking of Rupert, Is our favorite real-life P&P couple, Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend six-year romance on the rocks? Say it isn't so?!?

New Interview with Bonnie Mae, director of 'A Modern Pride and Prejudice' film

Here's my new interview with my friend writer/producer/directorBonnie Mae, who wrote the screenplay, produced, and directed the new independent film, Pride and Prejudice (A modern day tale of First Impressions) starring Maia Petee and Caleb Grusing.

It's still in post-production and editing process. So, I recently did a follow up interview with Bonnie (last time I interviewed her was last February, about 10 months ago, and just a few weeks after the official cast was annnounced here of P&P 2010) to give us an update on the status of her Pride and Prejudice movie (a new alternate title: "A Modern Pride and Prejudice"). I thought while we wait for the trailer, movie poster, and the completed film,I'd ask her the following questions about the movie. Also, I've included here a couple new update on her interview, new stills and on set/behind the scenesphotos as well.

Winners of Laurie Viera Rigler's 'Confessions and Rude Awakenings Giveaway' (Updated!)

First of all, I apologize for not posting and announcing the winners Christmas day as I said I would. I got busy with Christmas festivities with my family, so I didn't get a chance to post this till now.

Next, I would like to thank Laurie Viera Rigler (once again) for the fabulous and most fun experience of interviewing her for this blog and for offering the giveaway of her awesome novels to two lucky winners (scroll down below or click continue reading here to find out who they are!!).

Also, thanks to all the readers and all participants/entrants who had read my two-parts interview with Lauriehere and here and commented their favorite Jane Austen movie(s). They were fun and interesting to read. Thank you all.

Now, without further ado, the two random lucky winnersof LVR's signed copies of her Austen Addict novels are...

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all the P&P Fans, Visitors, and all the faithful P&P Blog Readers here today a very...

ElfYourself Holiday Videos: P&P Dancing Elves (P&P Style)

Christmas (for those of us, myself included, who celebrate it around the world) is just 2 days away...and if you haven't send your family, friends, and loved-ones holiday greeting cards yet. Check out Office Max's ElfYourself eCards and send your own or if you already did, check out the following Holiday Dancing Elves - ElfYourself e-cards (P&P Style), I created here (for the 3rd holiday time since this blog started, I guess it's now becoming an annual holiday tradition, lol) for fun, hehe!

Watch each videos below! They're fun and hilarious to watch! You can purchase and download them to keep in your pc forever (or at least to view every christmas) as well as order posters, greeting cards, puzzles, magnets, blankets, etc.

Check out and watch the P&P Dancing Elves videos below. My early fun Christmas treats for all of you faithful followers, visitors and P&P '05 Blog Readers. Enjoy!

An Interview with Laurie Viera Rigler (Part 2) ***and a BIG giveaway!!!***

(Austen Addict book covers by Plume US/Bloomsbury UK, courtesy of Laurie Viera Rigler)
Here's part 2 of my two-parts interview withLaurie Viera Rigler, best-selling author of Jane Austen inspired novels,Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict andRude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (as well as the creator and writer of Sex and the Austen Girl, the web series inspired by her novels).

But first, If you missed or haven't read the first part of her interview,Read part 1 here! Don’t forget that your COMMENT here answering this question: What is/are your favorite Jane Austen movie(s) and Why? as well as in part 1 of my two-parts interview with Laurie Viera Rigler will enter you for a chance to WIN not just one, but two signed copies of  her awesome Austen Addict novels to add to your P&P/Jane Austen related novels collection! Two lucky winners will each received both signed copies!! Read here for more giveaway details!

Now, read on for the last part of my interview with Laurie!

Movie Update: "The Promise Land" starring Matthew Macfadyen and Colin Firth to start filming March 2011

Great news, this movie is going to happen after all! It looked like it wasn't going to happen with no news about it until now. According to Cineuropa (via Jim Sturgess Online), the site for European Cinema, Michael Winterbottom’s latest project, The Promised Land, will begin filming in Israel in March 2011. The film is described as a political crime thriller set in British-ruled Palestine at the end of World War II - circa 1948, when the partition of Palestine and the subsequent creation of the state of Israel, it stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Firth, and Matthew Macfadyen.

Rosamund Pike scored two London Film Critics Circle Award Nominations!!

Surprisingly, no nominations for either Keira Knightley and Carey Mulliganand their film, Never Let Me Go (interestingly, their co-star Andrew Garfield did for British Actor of the Year), but wow and a big YAY for Rosamund Pike (photo by London Evening Standard) for scoring double nominations from her two films, Barney's Version and Made In Dagenham while Colin Firth (including two nods for him) and The King's Speech continue to dominate with 7 nominations from the 31st London Film Critics Circle Awards Nominations, which will be held February 10th, 2011.

Here are Rosamund Pike's nominations in the following categories:

Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Lesley Manville – Another Year (Momentum)
Rosamund Pike – Barney’s Version (Universal)

Ruth Sheen – Another Year (Momentum)
Tilda Swinton – I Am Love (Metrodome)

Helena Bonham Carter – Alice in Wonderland (Disney)
Christine Bottomley – The Arbor…

Watch the first trailer to Joe Wright's 'Hanna' starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett

The first trailer for Pride & Prejudice/Atonement director Joe Wright's new assasin flick Hanna (In U.S. TheatersApril 8th, 2011)starring in the title role, Oscar nominee (Atonement and The Lovely Bones), Eric Bana (The Time Traveler's Wife), Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood, Elizabeth movies), Olivia Williams (An Education, Miss Austen Regrets) and P&P's very own Tom Hollander has just been released online. It's quite different from what we, P&P fans, were used to seeing JW's new film, but it's still very interesting with wonderful and very talented actors on it. Though Tom Hollander (Mr. Collins) looks to (still) be sporting a blonde hair color (much like in Any Human Heart with Matthew Macfadyen), and he looked and acted funny on the trailer, lol.

What do you all think???

Watch the 'Hanna' HD trailer below...
(source: TheTrailerSpot)
Trailer Screen Captures featuring Tom Hollander coming shortly...

Here's an IFC video interview w…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"

Available now on DVD and Blu-ray! Go get your copy today!!!

As previously posted here,DVD Activehas the followinginfo of the DVD and Blu-ray as well the 2-pack DVD with the first film of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Carey Mulligan, which debuted at #1 on its first weekend last September 24th.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (IMDb)
Starring:Michael Douglas
Released:21st December 2010
SRP:$29.98 (DVD)

Further Details:
Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.99) releases of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps for December 21st. Extras on the DVD will include a commentary by director Oliver Stone, and A Conversation with Oliver Stone and the Cast of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The Blu-ray release will include all of that plus a 5-part look at the real Wall Street ("Unfinished Business: Oliver Stone & Cast Revisit Wall Street", "Gordon Gekko is Back: Character Study", "Lifesty…

An Interview with Laurie Viera Rigler, author of Austen Addict novels

I had the honor and pleasure of doing this fun interview with the lovelyLaurie Viera Rigler (photo, artworks, and banners used her are courtesy of Laurie herself. Thanks!), best-selling author of Jane Austen inspired novels,Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict andRude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (as well as the creator and writer of Sex and the Austen Girl, the web series inspired by her novels).

I must confess, I'm not a Jane Austen addict (probably because I'm more of a P&P addict, lol), but I had a great time reading both of her delightful, fun, witty, and fabulous novels. I couldn't put them down when I read them recently. They were quite a page-turner and I loved and enjoy reading them. Not too mention, in her novels, Pride and Prejudice was the favorite book of the main characters/heroines Jane Mansfield and Courtney Stone. There were lots of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet mentions too as well as the 1995 BBC/A&E P&P miniseries, Colin Firth, and 

Happy 235th Birthday Jane Austen!

Reposting this here (slightly edited), from my similar post last year (since I can't think of anything better to write than what I wrote last year, lol) for this very special occasion, a birthday tribute post to the lovely, genius and way ahead of her time, beloved English novelist, the one and only Jane Austen.

Remembering and celebrating her birthday today, Jane Austen, the woman who wrote the original Pride and Prejudicenovel (which had been made into several TV and Film adaptations including the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice), which was her first (can you believe unsuccessful?!) submission to a publisher back in 1797 (213 years ago) titled "First Impressions" (later changed to "Pride and Prejudice"). She revised "First Impressions" and published it entitled "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813 (197 years ago). 

Jane Austen was born on this day back on December 16th, 1775 (she would've been 235 years old!!! today...) to the local rector,

Colin Firth's 'The King's Speech' film lead with 7 Golden Globe Nominations

The 2011Golden Globe Awards Nominationswere announced LIVE earlier this morning at The Beverly Hilton. The King's Speech (including a nomination for Colin Firth in the Best Actor category) lead with 7 nominations and Inception got 4 nods! Unfortunately, none of our P&P '05 actors in their latest films were nominated for a Golden Globe Awards this year. Only a few of their co-stars did. However, did get nominated for her role in Return to Cranford miniseries, Romola Garai for Emma, and The Pillars of the Earth scored three nominations including for Hayley Atwell and Ian Mcshane.

Here are the following 2011 GG nominees...

In  Motion Pictures...

INCEPTION (Talulah Riley co-stars)

James Franco, 127 HOURS
Mark Wahlberg, THE FIGHTER

Photos: Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth at the Opening Night Gala of "The King's Speech" in Dubai

Recent BIFA winnersCarey Mulligan (Best Actress for Never Let Me Go) and Colin Firth (Best Actor for The King's Speech) both attended the Opening Night Gala of "The King's Speech" (staring Colin Firth in the title role) during day one of the 7th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 12, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Check out new photos of CM and CF at the red carpet

2010 Dubai International Film Festival - Day 1 (Photos by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Europe | 

View several more CM photos here from the TKS premiere here!

Update: More Photos of Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth. Actor Colin Firth is presented with his Variety "International Star of the Year" Award by actress Carey Mulligan during day two of the 7th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 13, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Imag…

Photos: Rosamund Pike at Barney's Version Q&A with co-star Paul Giamatti

The always gorgeous Rosamund Pike attends the Barney's Version Q&A at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus on December 8, 2010 in London, England.

Check out another new photos of RP below as well as a new poster for her Barney's Version film, in U.S. theaters January 14th, 2011!

Barneys Version Q&A (source: photos by Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe | 
Speaking of RP and Barney's Version, a new poster
(and another poster here) for the film has just been released!  (source: EmpireOnline)


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