This is a biographical movie about one of the most known and revered names in suspense and horror. Anthony Hopkins plays the Alfred Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren plays his wife, Alma Reville. It starts after the premiere of North by Northwest, and it chronicles the personal and professional trials as he struggles to do what he wants to do as a director.
It starts as one of his television intros, introducing Ed Gein, killing his brother. The man who was inspiration for Psyco. Hitch, who started reading the book was determined to make it into a film, having the studios shoot down his idea, Hitch decides to finance it himself.
There also was the dynamic of the relationship between Hitch and Alma. The fact that she was hard working behind the scenes, and didn’t want an ounce of credit resonated with me. The way things needed to be said, yet didn’t. It was the way couples have been behaving for centuries. It puts into mind that this was a person, with real emotions and a private life.
Anthony Hopkins so encompassed the role that I actually believed that it was Alfred Hitchcock. He was absolutely stunning in this film. Helen Mirren lended her quiet grace to the role of Alma Reville, the term ‘quiet suffering’ comes to mind. I could write the entire plot and it still wouldn’t be as good as watching it for yourself. I highly recommend this film, with a nice wine. It’s worth it.]]>
Birthdays today include:
Zachary Quinto (36), Firefly alums Morena Baccarin (34) and Jewel Staite (31), Dana Carvey (58) and Wayne Brady (41)
Happy Birthday from the Juicy Crew, and Happy Birthday to those who we forgot to mention.]]>
ABC and Fox have decided to dip into the super human/futuristic shows genre. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., spurred on by the popularity of The Avengers and directed by Joss Whedon, of famed Buffy verse, this promises to be a popular show. Agent Coulson, alive from his run in with death from the movie, leads this cast and I, as a geek, squee at the trailer (above).
Fox hopes to draw back the sci fi crowd after it’s flub of canceling Firefly, after which came the movie hit Serenity. The cult following has grown to gargantuan proportions with the fans calling themselves Browncoats. For further information, please buy the season DVD and/or the movie. They may have a chance with Almost Human. It’s a buddy cop show, set in the future where one of the buddies is an android. The trailer looks pretty amazing, at first I mistook it for a summer movie trailer. Imagine my surprise when the Fox logo popped up and advertized when it will air. Hopefully this show will be aired in order and last more than a season.
Regardless I will definitely watch both shows. I just can’t wait!]]>
Sherlock made a big splash with it’s US debut and with its quick following. There were many who wanted to cash in with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. The movie with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (Not really what I wanted to discuss but worth mentioning). Moffat’s Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and now CBS’s Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.
Before you say anything about which version (TV that is) is supreme, please my darlings, read the books. Anything placed on screen pretty much has ‘artistic license’ from the script writers and directors. Moving on.
Sherlock pretty much stuck to the all boy’s club save for Mrs. Hudson. Same song and dance, just a modern time frame. And like it’s predecessors it was a win. Drama and intrigue was riveting, the actors were eye candy for the ladies and I imagine the men were drawn to the whole ‘could I be as observant as Sherlock?’ aspect.
Kudos for that. Here’s my issue with this. Exactly how many episodes are in the season? Oh, right, Three! Yes they were longer than we’re used to, but still. Three! When’s the next season going to air? One year. Thanks a lot, BBC. I could blame Moffat, but that would just be transference hate from Doctor Who.
I love the dynamic of Cumberbatch and Freeman, it has gay overtones but that could just be because they’re British. Or, you know, intentional gay overtones, who knows anymore!
Elementary gives a twist that is definitely shocking. Once I heard that the US was giving a go at the investigator I was intrigued. Then I got wind that Watson was going to be a woman. I was stunned, and overjoyed at something old but with a fresh perspective. Then it was announced that the main characters were going to be played by Miller and Liu. I was flabbergasted, movie actors on the small screen? I was lured into the changes. New York, not London. Joan not John. Gasp! The acknowledgement that, hey, women are doctors too!
I was flipping out! Would this work? I tuned in. That’s how they got their claws into me. There were more than three episodes and I would only wait a few months rather than a year for more fresh episodes. Now with most shows that cast with man/woman leads they always go for the sexual tension. I was supremely happy that the writers didn’t go for that. There was a camaraderie but the idea of Liu’s Watson with Miller’s Holmes in the horizontal mambo was absolutely laughable. I hope that the writers continue in this direction.
What came across was the beginning of a symbiotic relationship. In a rather subconscious way they were pushing each other to become a better version of themselves.
Sherlock is now continuing with it’s third season. While Elementary was picked up for it’s second season.
My personal choice is Elementary mostly because it give me quite a lot more to go on. But I do enjoy both. Don’t be mistaken, and those who shout from the sidelines ‘choose’!’…um….no.
It’s not when you get there, it’s how. Until next time, my dears.
The former ‘N Sync singer turned 34 today.]]>
The people here at Juicy would like to with Dwayne Johnson (Also known as The Rock) a very Happy Birthday. The actor turns 41 today.]]>
I will wait until more trailers are released before I can give my honest opinion.
OH MY GOD THE HAIR!!!!
Sorry. Not Sorry. Really love the costume department on this film.
Thor: The Dark World is set to release in the US November 8th of this year.]]>
Wil Wheaton is an American actor best known for his work on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 to 1990. He played popular character Wesley Crusher. He first gained widespread attention in 1986 as Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me. Lately, Wheaton has had a recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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