Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Up in the Link

T Magazine Bryce Dallas Howards' new roles. Hasn't Hollywood realized she's a bad luck charm by now?
Pajiba Would you watch James McAvoy create "James Bond" in a Fleming biopic?
Back Stage Blog Stage Wicked is still breaking Broadway records. Can they get the movie version made already? Strike while the iron is warm. And cast people who can sing please!
Sunset Gun Kim Morgan's top ten for 2009
Observations on Film Art the ten best pictures of 2009 1919 Ken Levine loves Up in the Air. This quote should probably be used on Vera Farmiga's FYC ads. Talk about flattering
the real revelation is Vera Farmiga. Picture a taller, sexier, younger, straighter Ann Heche with the smarts and sassiness of Bogey’s Bacall. I love this woman! I want to write a movie just so she can be in it.

Movies Kick Ass completes the series '10 Movies That Defined My Decade'. If I made a list with the same name, we'd share #1
my internet... "essential blog post of the day" Hollywood parties sure do make for unexpected photo ops

And because I always think that letting the movies bleed into your every day life is a great idea, here's an Avatar-obsessed makeup tutorial.... "rawwwwrrr" [hat tip]


Emily said...

I'd watch James McAvoy reading Sarah Palin's autobiography...Black Eyed Peas lyrics...even a James Cameron script.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nate, been interesting to know who you fancy being cast in Wicked the Movie? I'm all for Anne Hathaway as Elpheba and i think Reese Witherspoon would make a great Glinda.

Anonymous said...

Anne Hathaway for Elpheba!!! I wanna she wins the Oscar for this, or at least she receives another nomination ;-)



anne & reese would be awesome since both can sing and let's cast that way!

Lucky said...

Lea Michelle from Glee seems perfect for Elphaba, and it seems that the people in the show know it too, making her sing "Defying Gravity". Reese Witherspoon seems too old to be playing a freshman in college, what about Kristen Bell? She can sing and looks younger than she is.


she can sing?

Anonymous said...

Agree about Vera, why isn't she the one getting all the awards attention? She had so many killer moments in the film, I'd put her ahead of Mo'Nique as well.

D said...

Kristen Bell can so sing. Check out the hilarious "Reefer Madness: The Musical", or at least find clips of her in it.

notanotherblog said...

Walter Hollman put Evan Rachel Wood in a lead role and Kristin Stewart in supporting. See, I'll consent to the Evan Rachel Wood. I like your suggestions better because those names look really good on the marquee. Or...Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams (but then the age thing)?

D said...

I've heard the age problem come up a lot when casting a potential "Wicked" movie, because of course plenty of people would like to see the original Broadway cast be involved if it weren't for that. If the film kept the flashback structure of the show there could maybe be some play with making a small joke out of the age-inappropriateness for those portions of the story, but that's not a great fix.

I think that Hathaway would work and Amy Adams has publicly expressed interest in either of the lead roles, but I think that the Glinda casting is pretty tricky - Bell could pull it off but I think she'd have to do some major campaigning to land such a high profile part. Hollywood would probably go with marquee value over age appropriateness.

Nate said...

Wicked the book <<<< the musical please. I'm sorry, but the book was waay better than the musical.

If there was a musical No Anne Hathaway that would be too obvious and she's annoying. Anika Noni Rose would be good, since Elphalba is Green they don't have to go for the conventional White actress.

Vera Farmiga is that chick. I don't know why Anna Kendrick is getting all the attention.

Anonymous said...

I'd watch James McAvoy doing the dishes. Hanging out the laundry. Eating a muffin. All these things are considerably more exciting with him doing them.

So yes.