// cancer & comedy.
Cancer. Never an easy subject matter to joke around with, but that’s exactly what you get in 50/50. Featuring an excellent cast list comprising of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston this is sure to be an excellent perspective from which to view a life altering subject matter. Based around true events, the film comes out soon. I hope.
Synopsis Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. “We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick.” Rogen recalls. “As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn’t ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will’s struggle as well as our own experiences.” 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.
Visit the official site – http://50-50TheMovie.com
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// David Fincher’s ‘Girl‘ trailer arrives online… shrouded in mystery.
Yesterday a trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was apparently “leaked” ono the web. The trailer which was apparently accompanying film releases in Europe is cloaked in a mystery getting touched up by an enigma. Supposedly it’s a pirate copy, but despite this is surprisingly good quality with no background noise, plus if you notice at the start of the trailer it has the MPAA red-band warning at the start of it. Why the hell would European audiences care about this? There’s also nudity (sweet), which means a decision to leak onto YouTube means a greater pick up than if it was hosted on an official site where an age restriction gate would be present. The guerilla style trailer would fit extremely well with the character of Salander who is a massive renegade and makes the internet her bitch in the books.
There is buzz around the web suggesting that this was leaked by a Sony marketer. I’d say this is a fair shout, especially as the leaked trailer has been up for some time on YouTube and Sony have not yet filed a complaint against it.
The plot thickens. I will report back with anything else I find. For now, enjoy the trailer below.
Synopsis: A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years by a young female hacker.
The new version stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as the titular ‘Girl’
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// Each week, on a Sunday, I hand the reigns of movie criticism over to you. Tell me what you saw at the Cinema or on DVD/Blu-Ray that either made your pants moist or your temperature sky-rocket due to its brilliance or whackness. If you’ve seen a movie, I want to know about it.
Your review doesn’t need to be sprawling epic like many of my reviews. it can simply be the name of the movie and a rating out of 5. It really is that easy. For example, White Chicks – the greatest movie ever made, 5/5.
This month, the prize will be the opportunity to have your review featured on the site. Plus if it’s really good perhaps we can make it a regular gig. Who could say no to that?!
The bar has been set. I look forward to your responses.
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