Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pfeiffer Watch: Stardust Testing

Maybe you've heard that I like Michelle Pfeiffer?

a little bit, yeah.

2007 will hopefully usher in a new productive Pfeifferian era. Three films are due, which is quite a lot considering her face hasn't graced the screen since her wicked genius spin in 2002's White Oleander (my review). Release dates keep shifting but it looks like Stardust, a Princess Bride-ish adaptation of Neil Gaiman's hugely entertaining novel, will be the second to arrive (after the romcom I Could Never Be Your Woman with Paul Rudd). Pfeiffer plays a very evil blood loving witch in Stardust.

Some early test screening reviews (beware of spoilers -unless you've read the book. Than just read away)
  • #1 This moviegoers says that Michelle “chews scenery throughout most of the film” and deems her “over-the-top”
  • #2 Another thinks she is "phenomenal" and compares the performance's power to her actorly swagger as Catwoman in Batman Returns.
Are you excited yet? Stardust Official Site still empty. Give me something. Give it to me! Give it to me!

(previously in my breathless anticipation of La Pfeiffer's return)


Craig Hickman said...

I absolutely adore Michelle Pfeiffer and think she's THe most underrated actress around!

I thought I was the only one!

Javier Aldabalde said...

I wouldn't be surprised at all if her turn in "Stardust" ended up being the best performance of 2007, or at least the most enjoyable. It's the upcoming perf I'm most looking forward to.

Btw, glad you settled on a B+ for "Pan's". It's a wonderful film that opens up new territory for fantasy.

Glenn Dunks said...

Considering Pfeiff's Batman Returns perf is actually my favourite, that quote makes me happy.

Anonymous said...

I just hope all 3 do well at the box office, the last thing she needs after a nearly 5 year break is 3 bombs at the theatres.

I think Stardust and ICNBYW will do really well, Hairspray...meh, not so much?