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P&P 200: A Special Pride & Prejudice Exhibition at Chatsworth House

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Chatsworth, one of the filming locations for Pride & Prejudice (2005) film and best known as Pemberley, Mr. Darcy's grand estate in Derbyshire started their A Georgian Summer: Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice late last month (from July 27th through August 29th, 2013). My friend Maia, who just visited Chatsworth the last week of July got to tour not just the house and garden, but also a special P&P (2005) exhibition (as it was filmed there almost 9 years ago) celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel.
Maia shared herwonderful P&P exhibition photos below...

P&P Fan Encounter: Emilia Ravenna's unforgettable meet and greet with Matthew Macfadyen at Roma Fiction Fest 2012

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A P&P fan encounter from another ardentPride & Prejudice/Matthew Macfadyen fan, the lovely and wonderful Emilia Ravenna(from Italy)had a great pleasure in meeting MatthewMacfadyen up close and in personwhen he attended the Ripper Street - Roma Fiction Fest (in Rome, Italy) last October 2012.

Here's an account of Emilia's M&G experience (she's sharing here) of meeting MM...
RIPPER STREET - ROMA FICTION FEST 1 OCTOBER 2012
All this started thanks to my curiosity. First of all, all we knew for some time that Matthew was working/starring on BBC's Ripper Street and had already finished, but not only we knew also and we have been following his wonderful premiere in London for Anna Karenina and for this and for this reason he and the team (cast and crew) were present at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

P&P Fan Encounter: Maia's Carey Mulligan Signed Autographs and Chatsworth Photos

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Another wonderful P&P fan story from Maia (from Hungary), who kindly and previously shared here, her Keira Knightley Signed Autograph Photo! and Rosamund Pike Autographed Photos last year. This time she wrote a fan mail to the lovely Carey Mulligan, which she got a reply just recently. She's sharing her fan story (of getting in touch with one of the 2005 P&P actors) and scanned photos featured here in this blog, which will be archived in the extra page:P&P Fan Encounters. Once again, THANK YOU, Maia! :-)

Now, read Maia's Carey Mulligan fan story (with CM signed autograph photos included) as she wrote it herself and see some of her beautiful Chatsworth photos as she just visited there most recently...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's complete Victors Banner

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Lionsgate has released a new banner (see above) via the film's website:The Hunger Games Explorer forFrancis Lawrence's upcoming directed film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which reveals all the victors including Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark, Sam Claflin's Finnick Odair, and Jena Malone's fearless character Johanna Mason (one of The Hunger Games' former victors from District 7) that will compete in the 75th anniversary Quarter Quell Hunger Games.

See previously posted: The Hunger Games Victors Revealed: Jena Malone's Johanna Mason gets Catching Fire Victor banner

The film also stars , Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, and Amanda Plummer. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters and IMAX on November 22nd.

Rumored new title 'Jack Ryan: Shadow One' starring Chris Pine & Keira Knightley

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According to /Film, Keira Knightley's upcoming action/thriller filmJack Ryan, which she co-stars with Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kevin Costner (Man of Steel), and Kenneth Branagh (Thor; who also directed this film) has a new title, Jack Ryan: Shadow One. Also, the first trailer is said to be coming out soon. It better be (along with the movie poster and more new stills. You can see 5 of them featuring Chris Pine here. Unfortunately, no official stills released for Keira's Cathy Ryan character as of yet...though there were set photos of Keira Knightley and Chris Pine filming in Liverpool, England) as this movie's release is getting closer and is opening wide release in theaters December 25th.

Speaking of Jack Ryan, see photos of Chris Pine Spotted Shooting Additional Scenes For 'Jack Ryan' in New York City just recently.

Just Jared has more new set photos of Chris Pine in the following links:
Chris Pine Wears Elbow Pads for 'Jack Ryan' ReshootsCh…

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The Great Gatsby

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On DVD and Blu-ray today is The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. It was released last May 10th with an impressive $50 Million on its debut at #2 (very impressive, indeed despite not opening at #1). According to Box Office Mojo, the film's production budget was $105 Million and very successfully made over $144.8 Million on its domestic gross total with over $186.2 Million estimated foreign B.O. total and a worldwide total of $331 Million!

I saw this movie last June, but didn't get a chance to post my film review until earlier this month (which I forgot to post here...). You can read my Film Review: The Great Gatsbyon my other (In The Mood For Movies) blog.


Here are more info via DVD Active:

New 'About Time' stills featuring Tom Hollander

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Over31 high-resolution stillshas been released viaCollider forAbout Timestarring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson,Bill Nighy, and Tom Hollander. A few of the 31 stills features Tom Hollander (including a cute one above ^, lol...) as Harry.
About Time written and directed by Love Actually's Richard Curtis. The Universal/Working Title pic centers on a young man (Gleeson) who learns he can travel through time. But as he finds his true love (McAdams) and sets off on their life together, he discovers his gift has its complications too. The movie’s platform release date is November 1 before going wide the next weekend.  About Time opens in the UK on September 6th and in the US on November 1st. 

I previously posted the trailer for About Timehere, which you can watchand also see a few new stills featuring Tom Hollander below...

Happy Birthday Joe Wright!

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Today (August 25th), is Pride & Prejudice's own brilliant director Joe Wright's 41st Birthday! I found out last year that his birthday's today and he shares the same birthday as Tom Hollander! Interesting...and they've worked together 3 times in 3 (Pride & Prejudice, The Soloist, and Hanna) of his 5 feature films.

Joe Wright (born 25 August 1972) is an English film director best known for Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna, and Anna Karenina.

Wright was born on 25 August 1972 in London, where his parents founded the Little Angel Theatre, a puppet theatre in Islington.

Wright always had an interest in the arts, especially painting.[1] He would also make films on his Super 8 camera as well as spend time in the evenings acting in a drama club. Wright is dyslexic. He left school without any GCSEs.

Joe Wright is married to SitaristAnoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar, and they have a son named Zubin.

Read more about JW here!Joe Wright

Happy Birthday Tom Hollander!

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Today (August 25th) isTom Hollander(aka P&P's Mr. Collins)'s 46th birthday!  

Here's TH's brief Bio (via his IMDB profile)...
Tom Hollander was born the second child of educated parents, both teachers. He grew up in Oxford, (UK). Hollander credits the happy atmosphere of the Dragon School with his childhood introduction to acting. There, encouraged by an influential teacher named Andrew Roberts, he won the title role in "Oliver"...See full bio » Born: August 25, 1967 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Happy Birthday Tom Hollander!

In Theaters Today: The World's End

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Now showing here in the U.S. in wide release (though at 1,548 screens), Focus Features' The World's End starring Rosamund Pike(as Sam Chamberlain), Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, and Martin Freeman (as Sam's older brother Oliver). Directed by Edgar Wrigtht, who also created, co-written (with Simon Pegg), and directed the first two films (of the Cornetto Trilogy): Shaun of the Dead (2004) with (P&P 05's Mrs. Gardiner and Downton Abbey's Isobel Crawley) as Barbara andHot Fuzz (2007) with Peter Wight (P&P 05's Mr. Gardiner) as Roy Porter

The World's End
The story centers on five childhood friends(played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.

Watch The World's Endnew trailer (with screen captures of RP as well as production stills, character poster, and more!) below...

Watch: The Hunger Games stars Jena Malone and Sam Claflin's fun photo shoot and dish on their 'Catching Fire' auditions in Glamour September Issue

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In the upcomingThe Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm ( co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games),which will be released in theaters November 22nd,two new characters are previous Hunger Games victors Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason, who are played by Sam Claflin and Jena Malone (who both co-starred with Donald Sutherland previously and currently in this this film. Previously, Donald played Sam's father in The Pillars of the Earth, which was an award winning TV miniseries and also playedanother father, Mr. Bennet to Jena's Lydia Bennet in Pride & Prejudice film. And now, all 3 are in the same film!). The hot and gorgeous new Catching Fire co-stars traipse the streets of London in swinging-sixties style for Glamour's September issue. The September issue is now available on newsstands nationwide as well as digitally at glamour.com/app.

Speaking of London, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will have its world premiere in London, England o…

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries to receive Creative Arts Emmy Award for 'Original Interactive Program'

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TV Yahoo! reports that (2012/2013 YouTube/Vlog series) starring andis one of juried winners ofthe Creative Arts Emmys for Original Interactive Program.
Read LBD part of the article via at TV Yahoo! below...

'Top Chef's' 'Last Chance Kitchen,' 'Oprah's Lifeclass,' the Nick App, and 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' to Receive Interactive Media Emmys
This morning the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group announced the juried winners for Creative Arts Emmys in the field of digital media programming. Walking away with awards were "Top Chef's" "Last Chance Kitchen" for Multiplatform Storytelling, "Oprah's Lifeclass" for Social TV Experience, the Nick App for User Experience and Visual Design, and "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" for Original Interactive Program.

Photos: Rosamund Pike at Hollywood Premiere for 'The World's End'

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Rosamund Pikeattended the U.S. premiere of her new film, Focus FeaturesThe World's Endat ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on August 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Directed by Edgar Wright (no relation to P&P director Joe Wright), The World's End starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, and Rosamund Pike opens in wide release this Friday, August 23rd.

The World's End
The story centers on five childhood friends(played by Simon PeggNick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, and Martin Freeman) going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, “The World’s End”.Seeseveral new Rosamund Pike arrival photos fromThe World's End US Premiere below...

The Hunger Games Victors Revealed: Jena Malone's Johanna Mason gets Catching Fire Victor banner

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Jena Malone's fearless character Johanna Mason (one of The Hunger Games' former victors from District 7) in the upcomingThe Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm ( co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games) not only got a solo, sly and stunning character profile and in the cover of Zoetic Sol: The Capitol Couture's Summer Issue, which is part of the film's viral marketing promo. Her cover issue includes a profile and character description. You can read it here. Now, she's added and joined her fellow victors, Katniss & Peeta, the current Hunger Games victors from District 12 in the brand new Catching Fire promo Victors banner just revealed this morning via The Hunger Games Explorer.

Also, Jena is recently featured in a Vogue Magazine article:  The Hunger Games'Jena Malone on Going Blonde, Getting Fit, and Becoming Johanna MasonHer Catching Fireco-star Jennifer Lawrence covers the current September 2013 issue of Vogue.

Check ou…

Jena Malone as Johanna Mason covers 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Capitol Couture's summer issue

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Jena Malone's character Johanna Mason (one of The Hunger Games' victors from District 7) in the upcomingThe Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm ( co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games) gets a new sly and stunning character profile and in the cover of Zoetic Sol: The Capitol Couture's Summer Issue, which is part of the film's viral marketing promo. Her cover issue includes a profile and character description. You can read it here or below.

The film also stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam HemsworthSam ClaflinElizabeth BanksWoody HarrelsonDonald Sutherland, Philip Seymour HoffmanStanley TucciJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.
Check out out Jena's Johanna Mason's character profile and new portrait below...

In Theaters Today: Austenland

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Now showing in New York and LA, is Austenland starring (The Americans, Felicity). Though Austenland opens in limited releasetoday, more U.S. cities will be added soon after.  See Austenland theater listing here for a city screening it near you. and init'll be showing in UK Cinemas next month, September 27th.

Austenland
30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Watch the Austenland trailer below...

New Season 4 'Downton Abbey' Promotional Photo

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A new season4 cast promotional photo for Downton Abbey (co-stars) has just been released today via ITV. Also, check out new season 4 promo stills here!In addition, therearea fewnew cast membersin the upcoming new season for Downton Abbey.
The 4th Season of Downton Abbey premieres on September 15th 22nd, 2013 in the UK and January 5th, 2014 in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece. [Updated 9/11/13‘Downton Abbey’ Sets Season 4 UK Premiere Date]

Several 'Austenland' production stills featuring Keri Russell

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Several movie stills are now online for Austenland starring as it opens in limited releasethis Friday with more U.S. cities added soon after. See Austenland theater listing here for a city screening it near you. It'll be showing in UK Cinemas next month, September 27th.

Austenland
30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Check out several Austenlandstills below...

Watch: Rupert Friend with co-stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in 'Homeland' Season 3: Behind The Scenes - Photo Shoot

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Last Friday, Showtime released a full-lengththree-minute trailerfor the upcoming third season of Homeland starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Rupert Friend. Yesterday, a video has been released for Homeland Season 3: Behind the Scenes - Photo Shoot and it features a brief new interview of Rupert Friend with his co-stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin.


Homeland returns for season 3 September 29th at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.

Watch Rupert and co-stars video for Homeland's S3 BTS Photoshoot and see screen captures of him  below... 

Photos: Keri Russell at 'Austenland' New York and Hollywood Premieres

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just attended The Cinema Society with Alice and Olivia screening of Sony Pictures Classics'Austenlandat Landmark's Sunshine Cinema earlier tonight, August 12, 2013 in New York City.

Also, Keri (with her Austenland co-stars, producers, and director) was at the other premiere of 'Austenland' at ArcLight Hollywood last week, August 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Austenland opens in limited release this Friday, August 16th (New York and LA) with more U.S. cities to be added soon after. See Austenland theater listing here for a city screening it near you. and in UK Cinemas September 27th.

Austenland
30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever coul…

Watch: New International trailer #2 for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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A new international trailer#2 for The Hunger Games: Catching Firefilm (and Jena Malone co-star in the sequel to the mega-blockbuster The Hunger Games) has just been released today and with new scenes featuring Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Unfortunately, Jena Malone's Johanna Mason character is not featured in this trailer. Hopefully, in the next new trailer and movie stills that will be released soon.

Speaking of Catching Fire, the British band Coldplay has recorded a new song for the film's soundtrack titled "Atlas." Look for it to drop later this month, August 26th. Also, Jena will be part of Moviefone's Unscripted episode very soon with her Catching Fire co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Theaters November 22nd!

Watch the international trailer #2 for The Hunger Games: Catching Firebelow...

Watch: Judi Dench in the first trailer for 'Philomena'

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The first trailer has just been released today forPhilomena starring Judi Dench. Looks like (who is currently filming and and will be playing Elizabeth Darcy in the upcoming BBC One/PBS Masterpiece 3-part Drama Death Comes to Pemberley) is co-starring with Dame Judi Dench in this film.Philomena is going to debut and premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (which runs from Sept. 5-15th) under Special Presentations. It'll be showing in UK Cinemas November 1st.No theatrical release date for the U.S. yet.
Philomena Synopsis Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something Philomena’s Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. Following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t all…

Watch: Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn in Season 3 trailer for 'Homeland'

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Showtime just released a full-length three-minute trailer for the upcoming third season of Homeland starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Rupert Friend

Here’s the official synopsis for Homeland season three:
HOMELANDtells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of U.S. soldier, then Congressman, now fugitive, Nicholas Brody (Lewis) was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Season three opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist, Nick Brody. As Carrie and Saul (Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody’s whereabouts.Homeland ret…

TCA: 'Death Comes To Pemberley' to air on PBS Masterpiece

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According to Deadline, Masterpiece exec producer Rebecca Eaton confirmed Tuesday night during the TCA Summer TV Press Tour 2013 that BBC One's Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys,Anna Maxwell Martin, and Matthew Goode, which is currently filming (see new on set photo of Matthew Rhys as Mr. Darcy above ^)will air on PBS Masterpiece sometime during the end-of-year holidays in 2004 viaMasterpiece's announcement here. No airdate as of yet, other than the year 2014. 
Read the article below...
TCA: Matthew Rhys Is Mr. Darcy For Masterpiece’s ‘Pemberley’ Masterpiece exec producer Rebecca Eaton also confirmed Deadline’s May report that Matthew Rhys will play Fitzwilliam Darcy in PBS’s three-part adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley, based on the novel by P.D. James that imagines Jane Austen’s Darcy and Elizabeth six years after they marry and a body turns up at Pemberley as they’re preparing for their annual ball. Anna Maxwell Martin plays Elizabeth in the drama, timed to…

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