Happy Monday, people! Did you have a great weekend. You know who had a great weekend? Chris Pratt, but we'll talk about that in a few minutes. Did you contribute to Pratt's great weekend? I did! So, because it's Monday, it's time for another Fistful of Thoughts.
So here's what I'm thinking about.
Carey Mulligan is pregnant! Is this really new news? I'm not sure, but I don't care. I found an article presuming this dating back to April, but I didn't hear about it until, like, Wednesday, so I'm considering this new news, and yet now that I'm talking about it and kind of think I did know this and just forgot. Whatever, she's having a baby with that guy from Mumford and Sons, and that's pretty cool to me. Great actress, great musician, next big thing in 18 years! You know...because I have to bring it up...pregnancy has been a good omen in the past for Oscar hopefuls...like Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman...so could this be a good sign for Mulligan's Suffragette campaign?
With the welcoming of one new soul, we have to say goodbye to another. I'm sure you've heard already, but Christopher Lee has passed. He was 93, and he worked right up until his passing, so he certainly lived a full life. He was pretty much the face of every famous villain in movie history (alright, that's an extreme exaggeration), and so his loss is truly a felt one, but we will always have his legacy to remember him by!
Speaking of deaths, could the recent switch from 'fall 2015' to 'March 2016' mean that John Hillcoat's star-studded Triple Nine is...DOA? The film's cast, which includes Oscar nominees/winners Harrelson, Affleck, Winslet and Ejiofor (as well as many other famous faces), is Hillcoat's followup to his tepidly received Lawless. I was really hoping that this would be a return to form for Hillcoat, who delivered a tremendous debut in The Proposition, and then followed that up with a stunning look at Corman McCarthy's The Road. I still have hope that this will be a fun movie, but the switch in the release date, especially when they've been working on this movie for long enough (isn't it done filming?) has me nervous. It's certainly not an awards movie anymore, which doesn't necessarily mean that it'll be a bad movie, but the hype is not dwindling and my expectations are lowering. I need a good Kate Winslet movie, and fast, and I'm not quite sure Steve Jobs will be what I want it to be.
So, everyone in the world saw Jurassic World this weekend, right? My lord, was that box-office huge. While it comes in at #2 domestically, right behind (like literally just 3 million behind) The Avengers, when you incorporate the massive overseas earnings, Jurassic World rakes in over $511 million making it the largest opening weekend ever. This is INSANE! Did you see it? I did. I'll review it eventually (maybe sooner than later), but I'll say this...it was fun as hell. A complete repeat of previous successes in many, many areas, but still a blast to watch and I'd literally watch Chris Pratt in anything at this point.
Like, I hope that this movie doesn't ONLY become a catapult for Pratt's career but that it proves that Bryce Dallas Howard deserves to have better movie roles. She's a very capable actress, she's charming and witty and holds her own, and SEXY AS HELL! She's been working the campaign trail, so hopefully that means that people will take notice. She deserves to be better known and regarded. She's such a natural talent.
Oh, and speaking of Jurassic Park, I really wish I lived in Ohio right now. I just can't with this description:
Religion, identity, sex...and raptors! TRIASSIC PARQ is a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film JURASSIC PARK, this time seen from the dinos' point of view. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they've always held as truth. An uproariously funny musical meditation on faith, science, and love.And look at this production photo of the cast!
I want this in my life.
You know what else I want in my life? Xavier Dolan's new movie. UGH, I should just rename this blog A Fistful of Dolan because I'm absolutely obsessed with this man. I want to have his babies. I'm not lying, like at all. So, a few weeks ago, when we got that still of Seydoux, I asked for one thing: "show me Cotillard!" Obviously Dolan reads my blog (lol, as if) because:
UGH! I'm obsessed. I'm absolutely obsessed with this woman. I want her to have my babies. I'm not lying, like at all. Seriously, this project is the product of every cinematic wet dream I've ever had, ever!
After It's Only the End of the World, the world may as well end because there is nothing left for me; nothing!
So, that's all I got; what do you have to say about it.
Speaking of Jurassic World, here are some reviews:
and, Film Guy Reviews goes retro and reviews Jurassic Park!