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New 'The Great Gatsby' movie poster tie-in book cover edition!

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A new movie poster tie-in book cover edition (see above ^) has been released (via thefacebook page)for the upcoming The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio.Previously, thecharacter posters (through its official facebook page) was released along with a few trio character posters of Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, andCarey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby
opens in U.S. and Canada theaters on May 10th, 2013 and will be releaseinternationally the following week!

Here’s the official synopsis for The Great Gatsby:
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousi…

Pride & Prejudice (2005): Official film website's screen captures

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If you missed out on the official website of this Pride & Prejudice film back in 2005 when the movie was released (and up to 2006 to 2007, I think) the website was still up and running, you missed out on the film's beautiful website. Unfortunately, it no longer exist. When you type the P&P movie's url: www.prideandprejudicemovie.net It now directs you to Universal Studios Entertainment site.

I remember visiting the official website back in 2005 when the movie was about to be released and the website was just beautiful. I lost track of time just browsing all the stunningly gorgeous images from the movie that were up on the site. I loved all the official wallpapers, stills, movie clips, trailer, soundtrack clips, online companion, and more P&P movie related stuff posted there. Oh, also, I remember getting my free official P&P movie poster with a map on the back of the poster of both P&P 1995 andP&P 2005 filming locations (which I still have to this day..…

Photos|Videos: Oscar Winner Jacqueline Durran at the 85th Academy Awards 2013

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After garnering her thirdOscar nominations (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina) from Joe Wright's literary trilogy of films with Keira Knightley, third time's a charm for the lovely British Costume Designer as she won her first Academy award for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Anna Karenina last night. Actors Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum presented Miss Durran her Oscar statue award onstage during the 85th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

A big congratulations to Jacqueline Duran for her first Oscar win for Anna Karenina! Very well-deserved! Her colorful costume designs for AK were stunningly gorgeous!

See Winners of the 85th Academy Awards 2013 including Best Costume Design Award for Anna Karenina!

Here are some lovely photos of Academy Award winner Jacqueline Durran from last night's award show, press room, and red carpet arrival. Also, a couple videos of her accepting h…

Winners of the 85th Academy Awards 2013 including Best Costume Design Award for Anna Karenina!

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LIVE BloggingTonight is for the 85th Academy Awards (starting at 7e/4p for its annual red carpet)! Joe Wright's Anna Karenina (starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen) film is nominated for 4 Oscars, unfortunately, neither on the acting nor the directing categories, butin the technical categories! Still, glad the Oscars recognized the amazing crew of AK and their beautiful work. Here's hoping they'll win at least one or two or win them all!

UPDATE:
won for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Anna Karenina! Congrats!!!
85th Annual Academy Awards - Show
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Costume designer Jacqueline Durran accepts the Best Costume Design award for "Anna Karenina" onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Jacqueline Durran on winning: "Totally overwhelmed but absolutely delighted" (via ITV News)

Jacqueline Durran: Keira Knightley "particular…

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 6 of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America!

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 6. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 5 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 6 - Tournament of Shadow
As the dock strike of August 1889 takes hold of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the merciless chicanery of the British government’s fight against distant empires and global terrorism. View All Airtimes

Available now on DVD and Blu-ray: Skyfall

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Available now on DVD and Blu-ray (since February 12th) is Skyfall,which the lovely Judi Dench co-starred and reprise her M role (from the Bond films) with Daniel Craig.

Last November 2012, I saw this film. I posted my fullFilm Review: Skyfallin my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Skyfall was one of the huge box-office hits of 2012 and the most successful (and highest grossing) Bond film in Bond films' franchise history. According to Box Office Mojo, it grossed over $303.9 million (as of February 18, 2013) in domestic gross and $804+ million in foreign with a worldwide total gross of $1.1 billion!

Check out the DVD and Blu-ray info, cover art, and extras below...

Watch: first trailer for Carey Mulligan's upcoming film, 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

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Carey Mulligan upcoming movie,Joel and Ethan CoensInside Llewyn Davishas secured distribution. According to Collider, The Brothers Coen produced the film without a domestic distributor, and following a screening for potential buyers last week, a bidding war broke out between studios that were vying to acquire the pic. CBS Films came out the victor, and the studio will now handle the domestic distribution of the drama that takes place in the folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

Inside Llewyn Davisis about a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s.  It is slated for a 2013 release and was written and directed by brothers' Ethan and Joel Coen.

Carey Mulligan (who will be playing Jean Berkey) co-stars with Justin Timberlake (Jim Berkey), Garrett Hedlum, John Goodman, and Oscar Isaac (who previously co-starred with Carey in Drive).

No release date for the film yet, but a first trailer has been released as well as a…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: Anna Karenina

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Today isthe DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo (as well as OnDemand and digital downloads) releasesforJoe Wright's 4-time Academy Award nominated film, Anna Karenina starring former Pride & Prejudice stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen! If you haven't seen this film, like myself, due to its limited US theatrical release, you and I can finally see this movie today! Our wait is now over! So, be sure to get your DVD or Blu-ray copy (or rentit on RedBox, order it OnDemand, purchase your copy on iTunes and Amazon, Netflix it, or whatever you have to do to see this film) as it's available now!

I know I'll be purchasing my own Blu-ray/DVD combo copy sometime today and will finally see this movie as soon as I can get my hands on it! Yes, I'm so excited and I can't hide it! Can't wait to finally see Keira & Matthew together on-screen again! And look, the adorable siblings Anna & Oblonsky are excited for me to finally see them in this film too...hahaha!

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 7 of Downton Abbey Season 3 Finale on PBS Masterpiece!

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Season 3 of 5-time Emmy Award winner and 5-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey (co-stars as Isobel Crawley) continues tonight withEpisode 7, the Season 3 finaleat 9 PM ET (Check local listings for times in your area) on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

Episode 7(95 minutes)
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 5 of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America!

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 5. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 4 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 5 - The Weight of One Man's Heart
A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies draw the attention of Reid and his team, while Drake is confronted with a specter from his past in the form of his onetime Colonel – returned to London to seek redress for the unjust treatment of the Empire’s soldiers. View All …

Happy Valentines Day!

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♥ Happy Valentines Day!!!! ♥  To all P&P fans, frequent readers and visitors of this blog, here are...

14 Must-See Romantic Movies for Valentines Day...

Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens to play Mr. Darcy in new BBC TV Adaptation of 'Death Comes To Pemberley'?

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Rumor has it that Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley, son of character Isobel Crawley) is a favorite to play Mr. Darcy in a newBBC adaptation of P.D. James' Death Comes to Pemberley,according to UK's Daily Mail (<---Spoiler alert: Do not click on the link, it includes a big spoiler on Matthew Crawley's fate on Downton's Season 3 finale episode! Read this spoiler-free article: Will Dan move from Downton to Pemberley? via UK's The Independent).

UPDATE:BBCOne Commissioned PD James' book Death Comes to Pemberley
BBC1 has commissioned a new 13-part drama series for Saturday nights produced by the creators of Merlin and an adaptation of PD James’ book, Death Comes to Pemberley.

Death Comes to Pemberley is written by Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls) and is being made by Origin Pictures. P.D. James' sequel, Death Comes to Pemberley, reintroduces Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet six years after their wedding day and finds the couple i…

On TV Tonight: Watch the 2013 BAFTA Film Awards on BBC America!

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The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013(BAFTA) is tonight on BBC America at 8/7c! Joe Wright's Anna Karenina (staring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen) scored 7 BAFTA nominations (including a Rising Star Award for AK's Alicia Vikander- Vote for her!)!!!

UPDATE:BAFTA 2013 Winners has already been announced...and so far the winners are:
Best Costume Design - Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Outstanding British Film - Skyfall
Best Film Music - Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Will post a list of all the winners later tonight!


While no nominations for our trio (Joe, Keira, & Matthew), their movie and AK crew (ie. Dario Marianelli, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Seamus McGarvey, and Jacqueline Durran ) who worked on its brilliant technical side that deserved to be recognized and nominated were nominated and crossing fingers they win some or win them all! 

EE British Academy Film Awards takes place today, Sunday 10 February at London's Royal Opera House.


Best of luck to Anna Kareni…

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 6 of Downton Abbey Season 3 on PBS Masterpiece!

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Season 3 of 5-time Emmy Award winner and 5-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey (co-stars as Isobel Crawley) continues tonight withEpisode 6at 9 PM ET (Check local listings for times in your area) on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

Episode 6(120 minutes)
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 4 of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America!

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 4. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 3 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!
BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 4 - The Good of This City
The brutal clearing of a local slum for the underground railway reveals an almost indecipherable murder scene and a beautiful, unreliable slum girl witness. View All Airtimes

P&P 200: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Series Review

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(2012 YouTube/Vlog series)
starring and Continuing the 200th anniversary celebrationof Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, with my thoughts, opinions, and review of (2012 YouTube/Vlog series)starring and.

[SIDE NOTE: This series is still on going and not done, yet...I know, but I thought I'd post my thoughts of this series, based on the 86 episodes I've seen, thus far...as I heard or rather read from one of the creators/headwriter Bernie Su's tumblr page (who has some very insightful BTS info about LBD) that this series will be ending sometime next month. No actual end date mentioned yet. So, yeah...I don't know when that final episode will be shown...and I have been busy with so many things lately, so I decided to just post my early review (while I'm still in the mood of writing one) for this vlog series now. I will update this post/review tho…

Focus Features acquired feature film rights for Pride and Prejudice spinoff 'Longbourn'

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According to Variety, Random House Studios and Focus Features(Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina) have acquired feature film rights to Jo Baker's new novel "Longbourn," based on the servant characters in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
Hmm, interesting...with Focus Features picking up the film's rights...I wonder if Betsy, the Bennet family's house maid (in Pride & Prejudice 2005 film) is in this movie as the main lead with other Bennet servants like Mr. & Mrs. Hill, lol. Well, as the Variety article and Focus Features press release stated, "Longbourn" will focus on a romance between a newly arrived footman and a housemaid, the novel's main characters. But then, again, this was based on the Longbourn novel not from the 2005 movie. It'll be interesting on who they cast as the Bennet family and servants. 

Here's more about Longbourn from Focus Features article below...

P&P 200: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Review

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A Modern Pride and Prejudice (2011)
starring Maia Petee and Caleb Grusing (akaCaleb Grant) Continuing the 200th anniversary celebrationof Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, with my thoughts, opinions, and review ofA Modern Pride and Prejudice (2011)starring Maia Petee and Caleb Grusing (akaCaleb Grant).

Here's my review of A Modern Pride and Prejudice...

Matthew Macfadyen's 'Epic' film gets Stealth Media Group to handle international sales

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Screendaily reports that Stealth Media Group will be handling the international sales of Matthew Macfadyen's (see a publicity/promo pic of him ^ via Screendaily) upcoming film, Epic. While Matthew is currently filming the movie, Stealth is already showing the first footage to buyers at EFM (European Film Market).
“We look forward to the response from buyers to the first footage. It’s playful, intelligent, witty and genuinely funny, and the lead performances are world class. As is Georgia as a location, I can see it being the up and coming place to shoot in the coming years.”

“We are delighted to be able to be participating in this truly commercial international comedy of real scale and size,” added 20 Steps Vova Katcharava.

“We have already begun pre-selling the film and it has already secured a significant German theatrical release. We look forward to introducing the film to buyers in Berlin and to working with Sam and Mike again.” Read full article here. Speaking of S…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: Flight

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Kelly Reilly's latest box-office hit filmFlightwith Denzel Washington is now available on DVD and Blu-ray or combo!Get your DVD and Blu-ray today!

I saw this film last November and really liked it. I posted my Flight film review here. The film was a surprise hit with just $31 million production budget and surpassing it on its domestic theater release with an astonishing $93.6 million! It's foreign gross currently at $22.3 million and a worldwide total of $115.9 million. (via Box Office Mojo)

“One of the most memorable movie-going experiences of the year”
-Richard Roeper, “Richard Roeper & The Movies” Own FLIGHTtoday on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand!

Keira Knightley covers Marie Claire Magazine's March 2013 issue

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Keira Knightley graces the cover of Marie Claire Magazine's March 2013 issue.


Must-See and Read...
Keira Knightley's Red Carpet Résumé
Keira Knightley's Cover Shoot Style
Keira Knightley: Keira the Conquerer

Check out Keira's gorgeous Marie Claire cover shoot images, read part of her interview, and watch the video below...

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 5 of Downton Abbey Season 3 on PBS Masterpiece!

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Season 3 of 5-time Emmy Award winner and 5-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey (co-stars as Isobel Crawley) continues tonight withEpisode 5at 9 PM ET (Check local listings for times in your area) on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

Episode 5(60 minutes)
Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Also, Bates takes a gamble.

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 3 of 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen on BBC America

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Tonight, BBC America's 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) continues with Episode 3. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Great news! Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen has been renewed for Season 2!
Also,if you missed the previous 2 episodes, Get Episodes on Sale at iTunes NOW!
BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Episode 3 - Ep 3 - The King Came Calling
H Division and the Independent City of London force are thrown together when the panic surrounding a sudden cholera outbreak leads them to scour both boroughs, searching to find some underlying pattern amidst the rising tide of sickness and death. View All Airtimes

Watch: International trailer for 'Byzantium' starring Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, and Tom Hollander!

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The international trailer forByzantium starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement),Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, Lost In Austen), Tom Hollander (Hanna, Pride & Prejudice) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Emma 2009) was released today. Directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire)

Byzantium synopsis
Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

No theatrical release date as of yet, but IFC Films will release the movie later this year.

Watch the international trailer for Byzantium below...

P&P 200: Lost In Austen Review

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Lost In Austen (2008)
starring Elliot Cowan andGemma Arterton Continuing the 200th anniversary celebration (even after its special day, the celebration doesn't have to end...we can celebrate it here all year long!)of Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, with my thoughts, opinions, and review ofLost In Austen (2008) starring Elliot Cowan andGemma Arterton
Here's myLost In Austen review below...

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