“The Hobbit” – Peter Jackson splitting the Films into a Trilogy

According to an article on Deadline Peter Jackson has officially announced that he will indeed be splitting The Hobbit films into a trilogy. The first instalment of The Hobbit films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will hit theaters on December 14, 2012 and the second instalment,  The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is set to hit theaters December 13, 2013. As of right now there is no official release date or title for the final film of the trilogy, but Jackson is looking at possible summer 2014 release.

What do you think of  The Hobbit being a trilogy? Do you think Jackson made a good choice? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit films?

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/peter-jackson-confirms-the-hobbit-will-be-three-films/

Flashback Friday – “10 Things I Hate About You”

This week we are going to look at photos from the Gil Junger-directed film 1o Things I Hate About You. This film came out in 1999 and is based off of William Shakespeare’s play Taming of The Shrew. The cast of this film included Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, Susan May Pratt, Andrew Keegan, Gabrielle Union, Larry Miller, and Allison Janney.

An interesting fact about this film is it was all shot in various locations in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Also, there are some lines in the film that are directly from Shakespeare’s Taming of The Shrew and his Sonnet 56. Something eles that is interesting is Heath Ledger beat out Josh Hartnett and Ashton Kutcher for his role of Patrick Verona in this film.

For those of you that are fans of this film will be excited to know that Gil Junger is currently developing  a film titled 10 Things I Hate About Life, which might be a sequel. However, it is still only in early stages of development so be patient and keep an eye out for what is going on!

Have you seen this movie? Is this movie one of your favorites? I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Source: http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/maindetails

First Look at “Cloud Atlas” – Trailer and Photos

A trailer and photos for Cloud Atlas have been released. This film, based off of David Mitchell’s novel of the same title, has three different director-screenwriters, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer. It has quite a strong cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Zun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.

Cloud Atlas looks at how our actions and the consequences of those actions impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. There is action, mystery and romance weaved through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. This film is set to hit theaters October 26, 2012.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/

And here is a link to an Entertainment Weekly article with some interesting photos from the film: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/

What do you think of the trailer and all of these photos? Are you looking forward to this film?

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Sources: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/ and http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/25/cloud-atlas-photos-tom-hanks-halle-berry-exclusive-first-look/

“Life of Pi” – First Official Trailer

A trailer has been released for Ang Lee’s (director of Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Life of Pi. This film is based off of Yann Martel’s novel of the same title. Some of the cast includes Tobey Maguire, Suraj Sharma, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, and Tabu. It follows a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and he is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an unexpected relationship with the ship’s only other survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger. Life of Pi is set for November 21, 2012 release date.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/lifeofpi/

Personally, I think this trailer is absolutely amazing and this film looks stunning. I cannot wait for this to hit theaters! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/lifeofpi/

“Gangster Squad” – Release Date to be Changed

Due to the recent events at the Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Brothers is planning to change the release date of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Gangster Squad. This film was originally going to hit theaters September 7, 2012, but now the studio is looking at a 2013 release. This change is needed for the cast and crew to do reshoots because of a scene of a movie theater shooting in the completed film. A trailer for the film had a glimpse of this scene and it was pulled out of respect for the victims and because that scene will no longer be in the film.

As I have mentioned, this film has an amazing cast that includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and finally, Sean Penn – (Really, I mean how can you go wrong?) Gangster Squad is set in 1949 Los Angeles and is a retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

The studio is currently looking at January 11, 2013 for the new release date. However, the studio is considering when and how quickly the cast can be brought in for reshoots and their availibility for press events and premieres before officially changing the release date. The studio is also considering what other films are being released around that time and the only “competition” on the January 11 release date is is Paramount’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

I would like to just take a moment to say my heart goes out to the victims of the Aurora incident and I hope they all make a speedy recovery. I cannot imagine what they are all going through and I send out my best wishes to all of them.

UPDATE: The release date has officially been moved to January 11, 2013.

A poster for “Gangster Squad.”
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visiting the memorial for the victims of the Aurora incident.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-squad-warner-bros-january-release-353770

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we are going to look at the top ten songs according to the Billboard charts. On July 10th, we looked at the top young adult novels according to the New York Timeshttps://trulyluminary.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/top-ten-tuesday-young-adult-novels/

Here are the top ten songs for this week:

  1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  3. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  4. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  5. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  6.  Where Have You Been – Rhianna
  7. Whistle – Flo Rida
  8.  Titanium – David Guetta featuring Sia
  9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
  10. Scream – Usher

What do you think about this list? If you are looking for some new music try listening to Alexander Cardinale. Some of my favorite songs of his are Sick of Dreaming, Finally, and Traffic Lights. His music is very unique and he is quite talented. Some of his songs have actually been featured on television shows such as Rookie Blue, Castle, One Tree Hill, and 90210. Here is a link to his website with more information about him: http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Sources: http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100 and  http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Toronto International Film Festival – Film List Released

A list of films that will be premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!

World Premieres
Looper (Rian Johnson) (Opening Film)
Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)
Argo (Ben Affleck)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)
Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)
Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta)
Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell)
Great Expectations (Mike Newell)
Inescapable (Rubba Nadda)
Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)
English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde)
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
Thanks For Sharing (Stuart Blumberg)
End Of Watch (David Ayer)
Imogene (Robert Puccini and Shari Springer Berman)
A Late Quartet (Yaron Zilberman)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
The Time Being (Nenad Cicin-Sain)
Writers (Josh Boone)
At Any Price (Ramin Bahrani)
Venus And Serena (Maiken Baird)
Byzantium (Neil Jordan)
Quartet (Dustin Hoffman)
Ginger And Rosa (Sally Potter)
A Liar’s Autobiography (Ben Timlett, Bill JOnes, Jeff Simpson)
Foxfire (Laurnet Cantet)
In The House (Francois Ozon)
The Impossible (JA Bayona
Hannah Arendt (Margarethe Von Trotta)
Mr. Pip (Andrew Adamson)
Capital (Costa-Gavras
The Attack (Ziad Doueriri)
Zaytoun (Eran Riklis)
The Deep (Baltasar Kormakur)
Dreams For Sale (Nishikawa Miwa)
The Last Supper (Lu Chuan)

International/North American Premieres
To The Wonder (Terrence Malick)
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair)
The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Billy Bob Thornton)
A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel)
Dangerous Liasons (Hur Ji-Ho)
Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi)
Caught In The Web (Chen Kaige)
Dormant Beauty (Marco Belloccchio)
Everybody Has A Plan (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo Mortensen
Kon-Tiki (Espen Sandberg
Reality (Matteo Garrone)
A Few Hours Of Spring (Stephan Brize)
The Hunt (Thomas Vintenberg)
The Iceman (Ariel Vromen)
Lore (Cate Shortland)
No (Pablo Larrain)
OUtrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano)
Rust And Bone (Jacques Audiard)
The Sapphires (Wayne Blair)
Tai Chi O (Stephen Fung)

Canadian Premiere
The Sessions (Ben Lewis)

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/24/toronto-film-festival-malick-whedon/