Monday, December 17, 2012

News: Dec 17, 2012

'Broken City' Second Trailer:  Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg Clash
The premise for the film is familiar in that it’s a genre picture. Wahlberg plays a cop hired by the mayor (Crowe) to see if the mayor’s wife (Zeta-Jones) is having an affair, but that’s just where things get interesting. Fighting against corruption, Wahlberg must become the lone wolf who finds redemption and the truth in his pursuit to get out from under Crowe’s thumb. This comes from director Allen Hughes, who knows his way around genre. (ScreenCrave)

SAG Awards (FILM): Film Ensemble
Representing the cast of "Les Miserables" are individual nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, along with a diverse cast that also includes Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks. (Gold Derby)

Anne Hathaway 'specific' about movie shoes
Paco (Delgado, costume designer) explained it wasn't just the women who were challenging to find shoes for. Hugh Jackman had a strange costume request for "wooden clogs" that he insisted he wore on set.
"Hugh Jackman [playing Jean Valjean] had a combat leather boot look and very rough espadrilles. He also wanted to wear wooden clogs," Paco finished. "It was very difficult to walk in them, but he figured out how to do it. And for Russell Crowe [in the role of Javert] it was all boots." (Belfast Telegraph)

Movies That Everyone Should See:  "L.A. Confidential"
(Bud)White is burly and brutish. He’s ill-tempered, especially around those that are abusive to women. His Captain personally selects him for the goon squad, using him to beat on mobsters who are trying to encroach on the territory. When he falls for a prostitute who makes her living as a movie star lookalike, she softens him up, and he reveals his own motivations. But he also has to confront the anger within himself… is he as dangerous as the men he despises so much? (Fogs' Movie Reviews)

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