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New 'Anna Karenina' images and teaser clips of Keira Knightley and Jude Law

A new image from the teaser clip of Keira Knightley as the title character, Anna Karenina is attached in the UK's Movie Preview Guide's promo trailer of 2012 UK movies, which included a couple teaser clips fromJoe Wright's upcoming film Anna Karenina (starring Pride & Prejudice stars Keira KnightleyandMatthew Macfadyen). Her co-star Jude Law as Karenin (Anna's husband) was featured as well. [Thanks to Kathy via Twitter for the video and gif links]

I've made a quick screen captures of Keira and Jude's new images (from the teaser clips) below...

Watch: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Just discovered this new vlog (video blog) series on YouTube titled The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (which just started earlier this month, April 9th). At first, I thought this looks like another typical YouTube video parodies about P&P (and other Austen related viral videos on YouTube such as Jane Austen’s Fight Club), but being a P&P fan and all, I watched it anyway, as the idea of seeing one of my favorite fictional literature characters Elizabeth Bennet in a video diary (would love to see Mr. Darcy Video that and with Mr. Darcy would make me an instant avid watcher, lol) like this Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a great idea. It got me curious and piqued my interest. I was pleasantly surprised that it was really well-done. I thought it was an interesting and brilliant idea to start a modern version of Pride and Prejudice, vlog/YouTube style...and it's something quite different, fresh, entertaining, and very funny. With episodes uploaded on Mondays and Thursdays, it'…

Watch "Renee" Character Profile: Rupert Friend on playing 'McKenna'

There's a newbehind the scenes video interview (thanks to Renee Movie on Twitter for the info) with Rupert Friend (Pride & Prejudice, The Young Victoria, 5 Days of War), who plays producer David B. McKenna in Renee. The movie is currently screening in a couple film festivals (including Florida Film Festival), and will be screening for free in Houston (free tickets were given away Wednesday and are sold out!) this weekend (Saturday, April 28th), and is said to be finalizing a distribution deal (according to the official facebook page). No announcement of a trailer and theatrical release date for this film (which is slated for a 2012 release) as of yet.

"Renee" The Movie, was filmed entirely on location in Orlando, Florida. The indie drama isbased on the true story of Renee Yohe, whose battle with drugs, depression, addiction and cutting led to the creation of the charity group To Write Love On Her Arms.

FYI: David McKenna and Renee Yohe became friends some years ago …

Jane Austen Movies news brief

A few updates and news brief round up on the following coming to TV, DVD, and in theaters soon, later this year, or sometime early next year.

In Theaters Today: Citizen Gangster

Now showing in limited release (and available to download today on iTunes) is Citizen Gangster (formerly titled Edwin Boyd, which I just noticed the title change after seeing the trailer just now, lol...) starring Scott Speedman (who recently co-starred with Rosamund Pike and Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version) and Kelly Reilly.

WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. Watch the Citizen Gangstertrailer and see trailer screen captures, and an official still of Kelly (as Doreen Boyd) with Scott Speedman (as Edwin Boyd below)...

Movie Casting News: Kelly Reilly cast in new vampire film 'Innocence'

According to Deadline, Kelly Reilly has joined the vampire film titled Innocence adapted fromJane Mendelsohn's 2000 teen novel.

Here's the article via Deadline:

Kelly Reilly Goes For Blood & Joins ‘Innocence’

Kelly Reilly has joined the Hilary Brougher-directed vampire film Innocence, adopted from Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 teen novel with a screenplay by Tristine Skyler. Innocence centers on a moody teenager who discovers her elite private school is home to a vampire gang. Reilly, who appears in the Sherlock Holmes franchise as Dr. Watson’s wife Mary and recently wrapped Robert Zemeckis’ Flight with Denzel Washington, plays a school nurse with a dark side. The film is produced by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler’s Killer Films along with Bankside Films. Reilly is repped by ICM and by Troika in the UK.

Photos: Judi Dench at 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' New York Premiere

Judi Dench attended the "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on April 23, 2012 in New York City.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring (Skyfall), Bill Nighy (Wrath of the Titans), (Downton Abbey), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Celia Imrie (Titanic 2012),and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare In Love) and based on a British best-seller from “Tulip Fever” author and “Pride & Prejudice” screenwriter Deborah Moggach, the film boasts a lineup of veteran actors with a story centering around an entrepreneurial Indian executive who decides to start up a first-rate home for elderly British retirees.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotelopens in limited release in the U.S.  on May 4th! The film is already showing in UK Cinemas (since February 17th) and other countries in Europe. It debuted at #1 in the UK on its opening weekend and has …

Watch: Pictures and Behind The Scenes video clips of Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in 'Anna Karenina'

There's a youtube video (thanks to Matthew Macfadyen Italian Fan Page on FB for discovering the unlisted video link) showing the behind the scenes clips (we've never seen before) and images (we've seen before) from Joe Wright's upcoming film Anna Karenina starring Pride & Prejudice stars Keira KnightleyandMatthew Macfadyen. It looks like we finally have our first glimpse of Matthew as Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevitch Oblonsky.

The clips and images of what looks like a ballroom dance scene aren't clear, but you can still see Keira (in a long black dress, similar to the one you see in the official still above ^) and Matthew (in white shirt with red sash and black trousers). You can see Matthew with Keira starting at 0:20 seconds through 0:40 seconds of the video...and another one with only Matthew at around 0:47 seconds. Also, extras (are seen along with AK cast and crew including director Joe Wright - scroll down on this post to see an image of JW on set…

Just Married: Carey Mulligan weds singer Marcus Mumford

Various entertainment news and media have reported that Academy Award NomineeCarey Mulligan (An Education) got married this weekend (Saturday, April 21st) to her own Mr. Write (according to The Sun) in Mumford & Sons' frontman Marcus Mumford in Somerset, England in front of approximately 200 guests, including family and friends. Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal and Colin Firth were among the guests, the Daily Mail reports. No words were mentioned of her former P&P co-stars, if they were in attendance such as her good friends Keira Knightley (who also co-starred with her in Never Let Me Go) and Rosamund Pike (in another film,  An Education).
Looks like our Kitty Bennet (the giggly and adorable with dimples, 4th Bennet sister in Pride & Prejudicefilm) has grown up and found herself a handsome husband, Mrs. Bennet would be proud, lol...

Congrats to the newlyweds Carey Mulligan & Marcus Mumford (photo via Hot News)...Mr. & Mrs. Mumford!

UPDATE 4/23/12: Carey Mullig…

Film Review: The Hunger Games

Another movie I saw recently was the current 4th-time #1, Box-office-smash-hit-wonder, and one of the most talked about films of 2012,The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.

Here's part of my The Hunger Games review...

Film Review: Wrath of the Titans

I recently saw Rosamund Pike's latest film, Wrath of the Titans and I posted my my fullFilm Review: Wrath of the Titans in my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Here's part of my review where I mentioned Rosamund Pike as Queen Andromeda...

Weekend Box Office: The Hunger Games retains #1 Domestic B.O. for 4th weekend!

The Hunger Games (Donald Sutherland co-stars) continue to impress and dominate its winning streak at  #1 amongst itscurrent domestic competition on its 4th weekend's Box Office Chart with an estimate of  $21.5 Million (for a total of $337 Million domestic total, thus far with $194 Million Foreign total). It's worldwide total (thus far) passed the $500 Million mark with $531+ Million.

Meanwhile,  Wrath of the Titans (Rosamund Pike co-stars) continued its drop from#4 to #7 with $6.9 Millionin domestic (with a currentdomestic total of $71.3 Million), but is doing pretty good overseas with a $188 Million Foreign total (currently...actuals will be updated soon) and a worldwide total of $259.3 Million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Four-in-a-Row for 'The Hunger Games'
Weekend Report:The Hunger Games held off The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods while Lockout languished in ninth place... Read FULL STORY via Box Office Mojo

Here's this weekend's Top 10 Domestic B…

Photos: Tamzin Merchant at Olivier Awards 2012

Tamzin Merchantattended (with her boyfriend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood co-star Freddie Fox) the 2012 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House Sunday (April 15, 2012) in London, England.

The lovely couple Tamzin and Freddie are currently seen on On TV Tonight in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' on PBS Masterpiece Classic

Check out some new photos of Tamzin Merchant & Freddie Fox posing at the red carpet below...

On TV Tonight: Watch Tamzin Merchant in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' on PBS Masterpiece Classic

The Mystery of Edwin Drood starringMatthew Rhys (The Edge of Love) as John Jasper, Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers 3D) as Edwin Drood, and Tamzin Merchant(Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice's own Georgiana Darcy) as Rosa Bud premieres tonight on PBS Masterpiece.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Airing April 15, 2012 on PBSCheck local listings
By all appearances, respected choirmaster John Jasper (Matthew Rhys, Brothers & Sisters) should have a quiet life in the small village of Cloisterham. But the serenity is pierced by Jasper's opium-fueled dreams and surreal fantasies. At Jasper's despairing epicenter is his obsession with his nephew Edwin Drood's fiancé, Rosa Bud. When the handsome and cheerful Drood arrives for a visit with Rosa Bud, Jasper's previously hidden longings are slowly and unnervingly revealed. Simultaneously, orphan twins Neville and Helena Landless arrive from Ceylon to receive the charity of the community. But what could their connection …

On TV Tonight: Watch the conclusion of 'Titanic' Mini-series on ABC!

Today marks the100th Anniversaryof the actual sinking ofRMS Titanic(April 15th, 1912 - April 15th, 2012)
RMS Titanic was a Britishpassenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. (Read more RMS Titanic info via Wikipedia)Downton Abbey's creator/writer Julian Fellowes' Titanic(2012) TV mini-series concludes tonight with the final episode three.

ABC's schedule for Titanic (2012) TV Mini-series
SATURDAY APR 14 8|7c & SUNDAY APR 15 9|8c

Peter Wight, (aka Pride & Prejudice's very own Mr. Gardiner) co-stars in this mini-series as Joseph Rushton (along with Celia Imrie, who plays his wife Grace Rushton).
Titanic is an extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that cleverly weaves action, mystery and romance over four hours an…

On TV Tonight: Watch the premiere of the new 'Titanic' Mini-series on ABC

As this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic (it all started at 11:40 PM on this day, April 14th, 1912, when it hit an iceberg and sank the next day), Downton Abbey's creator/writer Julian Fellowes' Titanic(2012) TV mini-seriesworld premierestonight on ABC with episodes 1-2  starting at 8 PM ETEpisode 3 will air tomorrow night (April 15th was the actual Titanic's 100th Anniversary) at 9 PM.

ABC's schedule for Titanic (2012) TV Mini-series
SATURDAY APR 14 8|7c & SUNDAY APR 15 9|8c

Peter Wight, (aka Pride & Prejudice's very own Mr. Gardiner) is one of stars of this mini-series as Joseph Rushton (along with Celia Imrie, who plays his wife Grace Rushton).
Titanic is an extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that cleverly weaves action, mystery and romance over four hours and two nights of programming. Shot in Budapest, Hungary, it features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers and crew…

Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games' stays at #1 in domestic for its third week over Easter weekend while 'Wrath of the Titans' stayed at #1 internationally on its second week!

The Hunger Games (Donald Sutherland co-stars), once again, is a box office champ retaining its #1 spot position (for the third week in a row, passes $300 million on its domestic total gross, thus far) at this Easter  weekend's Box Office Chart with an estimate of  $33.5 Million (Actual: $33.1 Million), whereas Wrath of the Titans (Rosamund Pike co-stars) dropped from #2 to #4 with $15 Million (Actual: $14.7 Million)in domestic, but remains at #1 overseas (on its second week), according to Box Office Mojo.

'Hunger Games' Three-peats, Passes $300 Million Over Easter
Weekend Report:The Hunger Games claimed first place once again and passed a major milestone. Meanwhile, American Reunion was a slight disappointment... FULL STORY

From Deadline:

‘Hunger Games’ Passes $460M Global Box Office: #1 Domestic Again Through Easter; ‘American Reunion’ And ‘Titanic 3D’ Open Strong Overseas Where ‘Wrath Of Titans’ #1

The Hunger Gamesgrossed $33.5M domestic and $25.5M this weekend internati…

Happy Easter!

Wishing all the P&P fans, readers, and visitors of this blog (especially to all of you who celebrate Easter with your family and friends) a wonderful, fun, and blessed... Happy Easter!!!

“Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” by Regina Jeffers

Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to Austen’s themes of flawed impressions, misconceptions, and false interpretations. For example in Austen’s Emma, Harriet’s sketch serves as a means to reveal how the other characters feel about Emma’s friend. Mr. Elton flatters Emma’s representation of her subject rather than remark on Harriet. Mr. Woodhouse’s sensibility and his need for fires in all the hearths shows through when he says that Harriet has been subjected to the elements when she is portrayed without a shawl. Even Mr. Knightley gives the viewer a clue to how he feels about Emma’s efforts to raise Harriet up in Society. Upon observing the sketch, he says that Emma has made Harriet “too tall.”

The resetting of the miniature of Captain Benwick in Persuasion serves as a the perfect symbol for Captain Harville’s and Anne’s “debate” over the constancy of females and males in love. In Mansfield Park, the distor…

Keira Knightley on the cover of INTERVIEW magazine April 2012 issue

Keira Knightley is on the cover (via Keira Knightley Fan) of the April 2012 issue of Interview Magazine, in which she was interviewed by herA Dangerous Methoddirector David Cronenberg.

Interview Magazinehas Keira Knightley's several images from the photoshoot for her magazine cover and interview/article, which you can read Keira Knightley's full INTERVIEW here

Here's an excerpt of Keira's INTERVIEW (where she talks about her upcoming Anna Kareninafilm. She also talked about her  two other filmsA Dangerous Method and Seeking A Friend for the End of the World )...

Also, scroll down to see several new images of KK from the magazine below...

by David Cronenberg

[Photography: Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas | Interview Magazine] Discreetly, quietly, and with the sort of delicate earnestness that she does most things, Keira Knightley has emerged as one of her generation's preeminent period actresses. This, however, is less a comment on Knightl…

Julian Fellowes' new Titanic TV mini-series premieres April 14th and 15th on ABC!

Downton Abbey's creator/writer Julian Fellowes' Titanic(2012) TV mini-series will world premiere this monthon ABC on Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th (the actual Titanic's 100th Anniversary).

As previously posted here last January, Peter Wight, aka Pride & Prejudice's very own Mr. Gardiner (who also appeared inAtonement with P&P co-stars Keira Knightleyand Brenda Blethyn)is one of stars as Joseph Rushton (along with Celia Imrie, who plays his wife Grace Rushton. Celia Imrie is aone of thefrequent co-stars of P&P actorshaving co-starred with Rosamund Pike inLove in A Cold Climate, with Judi Dench and Penelope Wilton inthe upcomingThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel film in May, andCalendar Girlswith Penelope Wilton to name a few) of the new, upcoming four-part TV mini-seriesTitanic (2012), which was written by Oscar and Emmy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey, The Young Victoria). ThisTitanic period drama is one of  3 movies coming…

New 'Seeking A Friend' producton stills featuring Kera Knightley

The website for Seeking A Friend A Friend For The End Of The World starring Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley is now officially LIVE online and is updated with some new contents such as overview, story, cast & crew (see Keira Knightley's cast Bio here), photos (with images stills from the film), videos (the trailer is available, thus far), in depth, and news.

There are some interesting info under in depth section, check out the following:
Making Final Plans and Playlists
Actors and filmmakers consider what they would do if tomorrow was the end.
Seeking a Cast for THE END OF THE WORLD Lorene Scafaria pulled together a remarkable cast to give the apocalypse a humorous, human face. Forthe role of the more free-spirited Penny, the filmmakers sought out Keira Knightley. The actress recalls, “My agent sent me the script. I thought it was one of the most strangely optimistic pieces that I’d read, and I instantly said, ‘Yeah, I want to be a part of it.’ It was one of the best …

Weekend Box Office: The Hunger Games remains on top with $61 Million ahead of Wrath of the Titans debut at #2 with $34.2 Million

The Hunger Games (Donald Sutherland co-stars) easily retains its top spot position at this weekend's Box Office Chart with an estimate of  $61.1 Million (actual $58.5 Million) box office gross, whereas Wrath of the Titans (Rosamund Pike co-stars) debut at a distance #2 with $34.2 Million (actual $33.4 Million, 30 million less than its predecessor Clash of the Titans).

UPDATE: While, its U.S. BO weekend debut was underwhelming,  'Wrath' Opens a Bit Better Overseas (via Box Office Mojo)
Wrath of the Titans easily took first place at the overseas box office this weekend, though most of its major debuts don't compare well against those of Clash of the Titans.

Wrath of the Titans earned $78 million from 60 markets this weekend, which added up to a worldwide debut of $112.2 million. Its top market was Russia, where its $14 million debut was an improvement over Clash of the Titans's $11.8 million.UPDATE #2 (4/5/12):Wrath of the Titans may not be #1 in the US, UK, and Au…


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