If movies have taught us anything, it's that finding love anywhere from the early 1900s to the 1950s was fraught with difficultly, especially in Britain (see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The latest movie to test that theory is the Deep Blue Sea, which stars Rachel Weisz as the wife of a judge (Simon Russell Beale), who falls in love with a Royal Air Force pilot (Thor's Tom Hiddleston). The first trailer for the movie starts with the warning "beware of passion", which seems to be the general theme for British, period, romantic dramas (again, see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The Deep Blue Sea recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews. The Playlist called it a "beautiful, woozy and heartbreaking tale of intense passion" while Screen International said the movie was an "an elegantly staged, sublimely moody tale of painful love." The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, described the movie as "intelligent but bloodless" and the Guardian said The Deep Blue Sea was "flat as a duck pond," which probably seemed like a really sharp pun to anyone that thought the movie was a prequel or sequel to the 1999 genetically-altered shark movie Deep Blue Sea. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan
The 23rd James Bond movie is now back on track, with a director (Sam Mendes), a lead actor (Daniel Craig) and a release date (Nov. 9, 2012). The movie has also been the subject of rumors including a rumored new title (Red Sky at Night? Really?), a rumored female villain (Rachel Weisz), and a rumored "good guy" formerly a possibly bad guy" (Simon Russell Beale) as well. Outside of Craig, the cast has received its first official member, Dame Judi Dench. more on Dench's return >> Posted 01.28.11 by Ryan
It's official: 007 is back in service. After the studio's bankruptcy and the ensuing reorganization, MGM has set the date for the hotly anticipated next chapter in the Bond franchise. Deadline is reporting that Bond 23 will "go into production late in 2011" to be ready for worldwide release on November 9, 2012.
Daniel Craig will again play the legendary MI6 agent, with Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead) directing. Casting may also be underway for this turn's villain. Deadline also reports that the movie's producer has been to see Simon Russell Beale (The Gathering, My Week with Marilyn) twice. Earlier this year, Beale told a UK newspaper that "every actor wants to be in Bond [and] I'd love to be a baddie." Posted 01.11.11 by reelz
For a while there, things looked bleak for James Bond 23, the working title for the follow-up to 2008's Quantum of Solace. With Daniel Craig ready for this third turn as the British secret agent and Sam Mendes set to direct, MGM canceled development on the sequel while it tended to its severe financial troubles. The studio eventually filed for bankruptcy and now that its bankruptcy and restructuring plan has been approved, it looks like Bond 23 is heading toward its November 2012 release date. First, David Arnold, music composer for the last few Bond movies confirmed to Film Music Magazine that he will soon have to write music for the next Bond.
Mendes coming back too >> Posted 12.03.10 by Ryan
I haven't thought about it yet. We only just got the news that we're back on. But "there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip" so I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does.