Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Brides with a taste for classic styles will adore the new bowed dresses at Amsale. She created a very simple and elegant silk mikado gown with a strapless silhouette which was adorned solely by a large bow at the waistline. This is one of those wedding gowns which will look just as good in pictures twenty years from now as it does today. The simplicity of the gown also allows for a lot of creativity in accessorizing with a fun headpiece, a beautiful veil, and custom bridal jewelry. Ladies who like the shorter bridal gowns will fall in love with Amsale's Fall 2011 short '50s inspired number with a satin bodice, a fluffy tulle skirt, and a big bow at the waist. It would be perfect for an informal wedding gown or as a reception dress.
Sources: BBC News / Avery Guerra
Earlier this week I posted an article about a rare copy of the classic monster movie "King Kong" that was discovered in the wall of a London movie house. The article has been linked on several different websites and referenced on several others. It seems that many a movie buff was more than just a little excited about the possibility of a rare print of "Kong", with possibly 'missing' footage in tact, being found for everyone to enjoy.
Alas, I hate to be the one to dash every ones hopes, but the copy of the film that sat in a wall for decades waiting to be unearthed, may not be what was advertised.
The print that was discovered is indeed old, and somewhat rare, but further examination has revealed that the film stock is composed of celluloid and not nitrate means that it probably dates back to the 1950s, not the 30s as first reported.
If this is indeed true, any hopes of this copy of "King Kong" containing any rare footage or deleted scenes is slim to none.
It seems that during all the excitement caused by the discovery of an old copy of such a classic film, no one really took the time to examine it to find out exactly what they had in hand.
There is an interesting rumor emerging that suggests one of the Grosvenor Cinema's (the theater where the film was discovered) past employees hid the film so that they could come back and steal it later.
No one knows if that is the case or not.
For now, fans can find some joy that a piece of cinema history has been found, even if it doesn't contain certain items that have been lost for decades.
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Source: Avery Guerra
Way back in 2008 I posted a small article about a short film called "Waiting For Gorgo", which was, at the time in production under the direction of Benjamin Craig for the indie UK studio Cinemagine.
Well, it seems that the film, which is a homage to homage to the classic 1961 monster film "Gorgo" that starred Bill Travers and William Sylvester, is finally completed and available on DVD through Amazon.com.
Despite what you may be thinking, "Waiting for Gorgo", isn't a monster movie at all, but a comedy about a young woman who discovers a top secret British organization called DMOA that is run by two eccentric old men who believe that one day the island nation will be attacked by some giant monster or possibly aliens. Despite the fact that the two old coots are a little bit senile, one of them actually believes that Gorgo actually did attack Great Britain, their organization actually has a working system in place to protect the country from any outside attack.
Here is the synopsis:
Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence lies a secretive government department identified only as the "DMOA". Just what the DMOA does has been lost in the annals of time - all that is known is that it's the last line of defence protecting London from total destruction.
Determined to find out more about this strange department, Alexandra, a young ambitious defence analyst, sets off into the rabbit warrens of Whitehall to see the DMOA for herself. Finding two aged public servants in varying stages of senility, Alexandra is convinced that the DMOA is the result of an unfortunate mistake. However, as the conversation progresses it becomes apparent that the old guys may not be as senile as they seem, and more worryingly, they may indeed be London's last line of defence.Sometimes you need a couple of crazy old guys to keep everyone safe huh?
Actually I think that a couple of old nut-bags are keeping this country safe from aliens, monsters and blimp attacks. It just makes sense.
Oh, and by the way, Gorgo does not make a cameo in this one, but he did make our "The 100 Greatest Monsters From Movies And Television" list, coming in at number 64!
Here is the trailer:
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The sequel to Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods arrives in February with Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods. In this premiere issue, defeat is eating away at the trickster god Loki. He hates being banished to the barbaric, backward lands of Hyboria. He hates the food, the wine, the women and he hates Red Sonja most of all for putting him in the position. He dreams of revenge and putting this backwater land under his heel. Sometimes dreams come true. Written by Luke Lieberman, look for Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1 this coming February!
"Loki's bitter defeat at Sonja's hands still tastes fresh, imagine a god reduced to consorting with common mortals," says writer Luke Lieberman. "But Loki is a thinker, he has a plan to regain his former glory and more, all he needs is to unleash the Ragnorok. Sonja thought she was done with the trickster, little did she know his greatest trick is yet to come. And when doomsday is upon them, she must call on Thor once more - only one things is certain, many will die in the days to come."
Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 by Marvel Comics. Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian who typically wears armor resembling a bikini or lingerie. The character now appears monthly in two of her own series, Red Sonja and Queen Sonja, as well as a series of mini-series and one-shots from Dynamite Entertainment. So don't miss Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods this coming February!
In theaters and IMAX on March 25
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder & Steve Shibuya
Story by Zack Snyder
Producers: Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Wesley Coller, Jon Jashni, Chris deFaria, Jim Rowe, William Fay
Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn
Action Fantasy. Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)--to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm). Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey--if they succeed--will set them free.
See Also: Sucker Punch - Babydoll - Statue
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on July 15
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: David Yates
Writers: Steve Kloves
Based on the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling
Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright
Fantasy Adventure. In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
In 3D and 2D in select theaters on June 17
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg
Story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim
Based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics
Producers: Donald De Line, Greg Berlanti
Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Andrew Haas
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi, Jon Tenney
Action Adventure. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax...he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
RED RIDING HOOD
In theaters on March 11
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Writer: David Leslie Johnson
Producers: Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julie Yorn
Executive Producers: Jim Rowe, Michael Ireland, Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie
Romantic Fantasy Thriller. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.
See Also: Leonardo DiCaprio Envisions A Gothic Little Red Riding Hood For Warner Bros
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- LeBron bumps his coach... oh my!
- Steve! Johnson blames God... no!
- Derek Anderson dares to smile while losing... yikes!
I got lucky to hear the Chris Henry story as a throwaway at the end of a show I was watching. ex-Bangle Chris Henry's organs were donated after his death. Man, here are 8 worthy minutes of video about the wonderful, positive impact his organ donation had on the lives of so many people:
Chris Henry was a classic NFL screw-up. He messed up time and again during his life and then shit, he died in his mid-20's.
But there it is for you... the silver lining.
it's a wonderful life... yow, bill
Kyoko Okazaki is a rising young actress who appeared in the play, Utsutsu in Los Angeles this month.
She played the character Otose, who was a tomboy and dressed in male clothing to hide from yakuza's boss, Gonzo.
Kyoko was born and raised in Okayama, Japan and has appeared in several movies this past year, including Mr. Sophistication, The Scenesters, Luster and The Runaways.
She attended the Theater of Arts, College For The Contemporary Actor in Los Angeles.
I first met Kyoko at the press and kick-off party for Utsutsu earlier this month and found her to have a bubbly personality.
She has a natural style to her acting and I found her performance in Utsutsu to be compelling.
Above, Kyoko Okazaki with Armand and "Utsutsu" co-star Masamichi Kanobe.
She graciously put me on her personal list for a performance of Utsutsu.
Here is the link to her IMDb page.
Kyoko Okazaki is one to keep an eye out for!
"i just hope that you miss me a little when i'm gone."
Bollywood Spicy Girl Jiah Khan Hot Pictures
Jia Khan’s opening in bollywood itself was big news as she starred opposite the most admired star in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachan. And, with her incredibly sensuous performance in ‘Nishabd’ she was tagged as one of the hottest entrant in the industry.
The beauty is all set to scorch the silver screen with her dazzling appearance in Aamir Khan’s much-awaited flick ‘Ghajini’. Although the beauty was never to be seen in the promo, Aamir is all praises for the lass as he’s simply awed by her performance.
Jiah will soon be seen in A.R. Murugadoss`s Hindi remake of the Tamil smashhit Ghajini. She also has Sajjid Khan`s Housefull, which has her alongside big names such as Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Ritesh Deshmukh.
‘Maxim’ shoots Bollywood babes at their sensuous best and now the mag’s December edition features Jiah Khan. The leggy lass flaunt her oomph for the ‘Maxim’ shoot. Her cosmopolitan look with dusky complexion and long tresses makes her sultry and sizzling.
Jiah slips into minimal clothes – black-coloured tight shorts teamed with an asymmetrical plain top for the cover page.
Jiah is super thrilled about her look in the magazine and asserts that she’s just a regular girl contradictory to the ‘sexy’ tag, “It was a lot of hard work but great fun shooting for Maxim. I am usually portrayed as sexy, but actually I consider myself just a regular girl. The photographer R. Burman made me very comfortable at the time of the shoot. I feel the photo shoot has helped me discover the best out of myself”, Jiah Khan says.