Posts

Showing posts from December, 2011
Extra Menu Links

Film Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Image
I recently saw Kelly Reilly's recent released film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, where she reprises her Mary Morstan role (from the first Sherlock Holmes film) and once again, she co-starred with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams.


Check out and read my review of this film below!

But first...

[Warning! ... for those who haven't seen this movie and don't want to be spoiled...]

Film Review: The Three Musketeers 3D

Image
UPDATED 1/1/12: Added one more T3M review (from Ashley Visco) for you to read below! Check it out!

Ok, we (as in P&P Blog's Jeane, Christy, Ashley) all saw The Three Musketeers 3D film starring Matthew Macfadyen about a couple months ago or so when it was released, but have not been able to post our reviews here as we've been busy with so many things including posting here a few (with giveaways) and this holiday season and just now finally got to post our combine reviews for this film here.  

Well, better late than never, right?
 Check out and read our reviews of T3M 3D film below...

Visiting the Inspirations behind Pride and Prejudice by Olivia Lennox

Image
For anybody visiting England, traveling to Jane Austen’s birthplace and other nearby locations is both a fascinating and insightful experience for any Pride and Prejudice fan. The locations where Jane Austen lived and worked provided much of the inspiration that enabled her to pen such a masterpiece, and seeing these for yourself is a memorable and rewarding experience.

Nestled away in the quiet English countryside, just outside the town of Basingstoke in Hampshire, is the leafy village of Steventon, where Jane Austen was born and raised. Steventon provided Austen with much of her inspiration for Pride and Prejudice, which she wrote whilst living there. When Jane Austen was born, in 1775, stage coaches to London regularly stopped by on the Winchester Road, formerly Popham Lane, where the young writer would walk with her father and soak in the inspiration provided by the village and its regular visitors.

Merry Christmas!

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

Watch: The first trailer of 'Wrath of the Titans' starring Sam Worthington and Rosamund Pike

Image
Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer of Rosamund Pike's upcoming film, Wrath of the Titans (sequel to Clash of the Titans), which she co-stars with Sam Worthington,Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Bill Nighy. Also, the website for the film has been launched with links to the first trailer, synopsis, and a few promo posters(via Collider) has been released too (see one of them above or see it below).

Wrath of the Titans (in 3D) opens in theaters nationwide March 30th, 2012!

Watch the trailer on Applefor Wrath of the Titans or watch it below (as well as see the synopsis and trailer screen captures of Rosamund Pike as Queen Andromeda)...

First Synopsis for Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen (updated)

Image
While former  Pride & Prejudice stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, and director Joe Wrightare currently filming their new film, Anna Karenina, unfortunately, no on set photos (even papz) available anywhere, no theatrical release date (other than sometime later in the second half of 2012), or no other important updates from filming and on the set gossip with our trio has surfaced online as of yet. However, Focus Features (Pride & Prejudice and Atonement), who is distributing it domestically, just released the synopsis (via Collider) for Anna Karenina along with another new Keira Knightley film, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

Updated 12/30/11:Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery (a frequent co-star of P&P 05 actors) just mention in a new Collider "Downton Abbey" interview/article that she's indeed cast in Anna Karenina (no mentioned of what character she's playing though) and here's the part where she mentioned it as well as the movie…

Winner of Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy Giveaway #2!

Image
Barbara Tiller Cole, (author of  Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcynovel) and I (Jeane) are very pleased to announced another winner of her F.E. Darcy book giveaway #2.

A very special thank you to Barbara Tiller Cole (once again) for generously offering another giveaway here of her recent released novel, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy to another random lucky winner (scroll down below or click Continue Reading » to find out who the winner is!!) and reader of this blog.

Also, thanks to all the readers here and all participants/entrants who had readand commented onmyBook Review: Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy (+ a Giveaway!). Thank you so much. Wishing you all a Happy Holidays and a wonderful Christmas break!

Now, without further ado, the the random lucky winner #2 of Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy is...

Box Office Weekend: Sherlock Holmes 2 tops its weekend debut with $40M!

Image
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Kelly Reilly, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, and Stephen Fry lead the weekend on top with $40 million from 3,703 locations.    

According to Box Office Mojo, Sherlock Holmes 2 was down from its predecessor, the original Sherlock Holmes, which made $62.3 million over Christmas weekend in 2009. Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures is reporting that the audience was 59 percent male and 50 percent under the age of 35, and that it received an "A-" CinemaScore.    

Disappointing Debuts From 'Sherlock,' 'Alvin' Sequels
Weekend Report: Box office was down again thanks to middling performances from Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks. One bright spot, though, was a strong IMAX opening from the latest Mission: Impossible... FULL STORY

'Sherlock Holmes 2' Vs. 'Sherlock Holmes'
3-Day Total: $40,020,000 < 3-Day Total: $62,304,277

Nevertheless, a #1 is still a #1

On TV Tonight: Watch an encore presentation of Downton Abbey's Season One starting tonight!

Image
For those of you who didn't get to seeSeason 1 of the 4-time Golden Globe Nominee and Primetime Emmy Award® winningDownton Abbey, you'll have another chance to see it on TV again, the full first season (and season 2 will follow a week after the repeat of season 1's finale episode aired) starting tonight! Watch (aka P&Pmovie's Mrs. Gardiner) as Isobel Crawley, widowed mother of Dan Stevens'Matthew Crawley, heir to the large estate of Downton Abbeyon its re-airing of Season 1 onPBS' Masterpiece Classic. Check your local listings for air times in your area.
Scheduled air datesThe Primetime Emmy Award® winningDownton Abbey's Season 1 reruns on PBS Masterpiece Classic starting today, December 18 & 25, 2011 and January 1, 2012. (Check local listings.)

SEASON 2of Downton Abbey starring Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton, and more...premieres January 8th, 2012!

Watch the Season 1's preview trailer for Downto…

Happy 236th Birthday Jane Austen!

Image
Re-posting this here (slightly edited), from my similar post in 2009 (since I can't top, think of anything new or better to write than what I wrote two years ago, 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 (214 years ago) titled "First Impressions" (later changed to "Pride and Prejudice"). She revised "First Impressions" and published it entitled "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813 (198 years ago!). 

Jane Austen was born on this day back on December 16th, 1775 (she would've been 236 years old!!! today...) to th…

In Theaters Today: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Image
Now showing nationwide in theaters near you is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Kelly Reilly, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, and Stephen Fry. Go see it!

The official synopsis for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows:
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)--and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective...More!

Downton Abbey scored 4 Golden Globe Awards Nominations!

Image
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations has been announced this morning and there were more snubs than nods. Shocking! Not! (LOL!) Interesting no Best Actress/Supporting Actress nods for Keira Knightley on A Dangerous Method, Carey Mulligan for either Drive or Shame, and Judi Dench for J. Edgar or My Week With Marilyn, but their frequent co-stars did get nominations such as Michael Fassbender for Best Actor in Shame (but not in Jane Eyre or A Dangerous Method? Hmm...), Viggo Mortensen for Best Supporting Actor in A Dangerous Method, Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor in J.Edgar, and Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh for My Week With Marilyn.

Now, for the television nominations, Downton Abbey at least received 4 nominations: Best TV or Miniseries, Best Actress in a TV or Miniseries (Elizabeth McGovern), Best Actor in a TV or Miniseries (Hugh Bonneville), and Best Supporting Actress in a TV or Miniseries (Dame Maggie Smith). Congrats to DA cast and crew!!!

The winners for the

First official stills of The Great Gatsby featuring Carey Mulligan

Image
Warner Bros. has just released the first two official stills (via The Film Stage) from The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire.

The Great Gatsby (in 3D) opens in theaters Christmas Day 2012!

Check them out below...

Book Review: Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy (+ a Giveaway!)

Image
I've recently read Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy by Barbara Tiller Cole and I am posting my book review here.

But first, I would like to say that the lovely and amazingly generous Barbara Cole Tiller herself has offered another book giveaway here of her novel, which we previously had a giveaway here and picked the lucky Winner of Fitzwilliam Ebanezer Darcy book Giveaway!. If you didn't get to win last time, you have another chance to winning this one (like Mr. Darcy had his second chance of winning his one and only true love and soul mate Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the novel). Read more below for more giveaway details...
Synopsis
A Jane Austen/Charles Dickens crossover story, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy takes the best of both classics and spins them into a delightful Holiday treat! F.E. Darcy has fallen into pitiful self-loathing and sorrowful angst-ridden despair; all of this due to his belief that he has lost forever the chance to marry the only woman he has ever loved—Elizabeth Be…

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!

Image
Today Dame Pride & Prejudice2005's very own Lady Catherine celebrates her 77th birthday. Born Judith Olivia Dench,December 9, 1934 in York, North Yorkshire, England, UK.

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!!!
Academy Award Winner (for Best Supporting Actress in Shakespeare in Love) Miss Dench is one of the busiest English actresses around and has done countless of films (ie. Bond Films, As Time Goes By tv series, Mrs. Henderson Presents with P&P co-starKelly Reilly, Shakespeare In Love, Ladies In Lavender, and many other made for TV movies and feature films...too many to list here, just check out her IMDB filmography) throughout her very long acting career, but to us P&P movie fans, she will always be known as the proud and domineering Lady Catherine (aunt of Mr. Darcy and patroness of Mr. Collins), even in her small role and brief scenes in the P&P 05 film, her presence and appearance was unmissable and important to the story.…

Photos | Video: Kelly Reilly at the UK Premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Image
Kelly Reilly just attended (along with co-stars Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Noomi Rapace, and director Guy Richie) the UK/European premiere of her new film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsat The Empire Leicester Square, December 8, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Kelly Reilly, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, and Stephen Fry opens in US theatersDecember 16th

Check out new photos of Kelly Reilly as well as an interview of her (the very last one) at a LIVE streaming video (via Live Stream) of the European Red Carpet premiere of Sherlock Holmes 2 below...

Winner of Fitzwilliam Ebanezer Darcy book Giveaway!

Image
Barbara Tiller Cole, (author of  Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcynovel) and I (Jeane) are very pleased to announced the winner of her F.E. Darcy book giveaway.

Special thank you to Barbara Tiller Cole (once again) for doing a guest blog post here and for generously offering the giveaway of her newly released novel, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy to one random lucky winner (scroll down below or click Continue Reading » to find out who the winner is!!) and reader of this blog.

Also, thanks to all the readers here and all participants/entrants who had read Barbara's guest post:Elizabeth Darcy and Black Friday Sales by Barbara Tiller Cole and to those of you who commented on her guest post. Thank you all so much.

Now, without further ado, the the random lucky winner of Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy is...

On TV Tonight: Watch Keira Knightley as Tinkerbell in part 2 of 'Neverland' on SyFy

Image
Part two (episode 2) of SyFy's new original miniseries two-night event of NeverlandfeaturingKeira Knightley as the voice of Tinkerbell concludes tonight at 9 PM ET on SyFychannel. Check your local listings for times in your area.

Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination. The cast includes Rhys Ifans (Pirate Radio, Notting Hill) as James Hook,  Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg's feature, Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man) and Charlie Rowe (Pirate Radio) as one of literature's most cherished characters, Peter Pan.

Peter (Rowe), along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Ifans) to…

On TV Tonight: Watch Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinkerbell in the premiere of 'Neverland' (part 1) tonight on SyFy!

Image
Before Peter met Wendy. Before the boys were lost. Before Hook became captain. The 2-night Syfy Original Movie EventNeverland premieres tonight!


Keira Knightley's first U.S. TV miniseries where she does not appear physically, but in a voice and animation (or was it motion capture?) as Tinkerbell is SyFy's original Neverland, which premieres its part 1 (of 2) tonight at 9 PM ET on SyFychannel. Check your local listings for times in your area.

Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination. The cast includes Rhys Ifans (Pirate Radio, Notting Hill) as James Hook,  Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg's feature, Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man) …

On TV Tonight: Watch encore presentations of The Pillars of the Earth and Return to Cranford

Image
Watch encores of two beloved award winning TV miniseries this December on PBS Masterpiece Classic and Reelzchannels. First The Pillars of The Earth (Reelz) starring Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland starting at 8 PM (with episode 1 and 9 PM with episode 2) and Return To Cranford (PBS Masterpiece Classic) starring Judi Dench and Claudie Blackley at 9 PM. Check your local listings for times in your area.

A Downton Abbey Christmas Special to air on Christmas Day on ITV

Image
The 2-hour Christmas Special episode forDownton Abbeywith (as Matthew's mother Isobel Crawley) co-starringand appearing in the special 2-hour holiday episodewill air Christmas Day (December 25th) onITV.

UPDATED 12/22/11:According to PBS Masterpiece (via facebook),  Downton Abbey, Season 2 finale (also known in the UK as the Christmas special) will air in the US on Sunday, February 19, 2012 on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

From recent releasedPress Pack(via ITV):

Christmas 1919:
Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities. Will he be a condemned man or will he be found innocent in time to dance with his new wife at the annual servants’ ball?

Mary has to consider her future with Sir Richard Carlisle following a contretemps at the shooting party and Violet has concerns about Rosamund, whose new suitor - the dashing but raffish Lord Hepworth, is…

In Theaters Today: Shame

Image
Now showing in select cities, Carey Mulligan's new film,Shame, which she co-stars with Michael Fassbender (who's other recent film, A Dangerous Method with Keira Knightley is currently playing in theaters and expanding throughout this month and the new year), who plays her big brother in the film.

This film is an adult film with an NC-17 rating and is said to be the first one in four years.

Here’s the official synopsis for Shame:
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.

SHAME
is recently nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards including Best Independent Film, Best Actor (Michael Fassbender) and Best Supporting Actress (Carey Mulligan). The winners will be announced at the 14th BIFA awards ceremony, whic…

New 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' stills featuring Kelly Reilly

Image
Several new stills (via The Playlist and Yahoo! Movies) has been released today from the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Kelly Reilly, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, and Stephen Fry. A few of those stills features Kelly Reilly reprising her role as Mary Morstan. One of the stills though, we've seen before (but in low quality) as I've previously posted it here: First Look: Kelly Reilly in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'. The movie's theatrical release is fast approaching, just 15 more days until it's opening day. Can't wait to see this movie already! Updated 12/4/11: See 9 Clips from SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS(via Collider)

If you missed the latest trailer for this movie, Watch: new trailer #3 for 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows opens on December 16th.

Check out the final poster and stills of Kelly Reilly below...

The 2012 PBS Masterpiece Classic Season features Downton Abbey and The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Image
Each winter and springPBS Masterpiece Classic features signature period dramas. Masterpiece, the longest-running most honored drama series on primetime television, which actress Laura Linney hosts has recently announced their 2012 season schedule with a few new (and not so new) period dramas.

One of those dramas I highly anticipate and can't wait to see in the 2012 season schedule is Downton Abbey's Season 2 starring Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, , and more. It premieres January 8th, 2012! Just 37 more days!!!

In the official press release, PBS stated that their Masterpiece series will celebrate Charles Dickens with the Masterpiece/PBS co-production of the two-part “Great Expectations,” on Sundays, April 1 and 8 at 9:00 p.m., and their production of the Dickens classicbased on his final, unfinished novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” will air Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 p.m.Read a BBC Press Release for its cast announcement here! Also, r…

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...