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Pride & Prejudice References in Pop Culture (Part 2)

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A last post for 2009 as we said goodbye to the past year (and decade)...and ring in the New Year 2010 (and new decade) in just less than two hours (eastern time) from now.

Here are more P&P (2005 film)References in Pop Culture (source: via imdb.com)...

But first, as you can see in the first image here (to your left), our very own (aka Elizabeth Bennet from the Oscar nominated Pride & Prejudice (2005) film) was holding a Pride and Prejudice novel (by Jane Austen) for the READ campaign (for the American Library Association) back in 2005. I just noticed recently that Keira did this (back in '05) and I saw a huge pic of her on display on the wall in my niece's Elementary School's media/library (I think the same pic is probably on display on every Elem. School's media/library walls around the country).

Behind The Scenes: Conversations with the Pride & Prejudice Cast

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Here's a transcript I've compiled fromthe P&P DVD Deluxe 2-Disc DVD Gift Set's Bonus Extra Features (it features various interviews from the main cast of P&P, which can also be seen at A Bennet Family Portrait featurette and HBO's First Look: Pride & Prejudice featurette) ...

Conversations with the Cast


Donald Sutherland: You have no idea, you know, when you come into a picture...what Keira Knightley is going to be like. And it turns out she is... as extraordinary an actor as I've ever met in my life. Rosamund was... it's indescribable how ethereally beautiful she was. Talulah was... Oh, I just embraced her. Carey. They were like children, you know. And Jena...she just became this... silly child. They were wonderful. It was just a wonderful family, you know. Headed and embraced and supported... and catalyzed by Brenda Blethyn.
Talulah Riley: I'm glad she's my mummy. She's a lovely mummy to have. She's very mummyish.

Rosamund Pike:  You…

Film Review: Sherlock Holmes

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I saw this movie with the lovely Kelly Reilly co-starring with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams during the Christmas holiday weekend and the theater was very full especially on its first opening weekend.

Check out and read my review of this film below!

But first...

[Warning! ... for those who haven't seen this movie and don't want to be spoiled...]



Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, and Kelly Reilly



Watch the Sherlock Holmes trailer

[source: traileraddict.com | The Movie Box]

Synopsis

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.



I thought Sherlock Holmes was pretty good. It had all the action, adventure, comedy, suspense, and mystery that I love and enjoy watching in a film. The story was good, interesting, witty, and funny. I've never read the book or its previous adaptations/versions, but I quite liked and enjoyed…

More Memorable Quotes from Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Here more random quotes/lines from the P&P movie...

Kitty: Can I wear your spotted muslin? Oh, please, Jane.
Jane: No, I need it.
Kitty: Please, Jane, I'll lend you my green sleepers.
Jane: They were mine.
Kitty: Oh, where they? Well, then I'll do your mending for a week.
Lydia: I'll re-trim your new bonnet.
Kitty: Two weeks.
Lydia: I'll repay you myself Jane.
Lydia: Jane, look at me, Jane.
Jane: But I want to wear it myself.

~*~

Lizzie (talking to Jane): Mr. Collins is the sort of man... who makes you despair at the entire sex...
Mr. Wickham (picks up Lizzie's handkerchief): Yours, I believe.
Lydia: Mr. Wickham, how perfect you are.
Kitty: He picked up my handkerchief, too. Did you drop yours on purpose too, Lizzie?
Lydia: Mr. Wickham's a lieutenant.
Mr. Wickham: An enchanted lieutenant.
Jane: What are you up to, Liddy?
Lydia: We just happened to be looking for some ribbon.
Kitty: White, for the ball.
Mr. Wickham: Shall we all look for some ribbon together?
Lydia and Kitty:…

P&P Blog Weekly Poll

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New Poll is now up!

The current poll (#54) is now up (scroll down at the bottom) right side bar under Weekly Poll.

The new poll question below is about this blog. Check it out and vote for the new poll.

What is your favorite part (or section to browse) in this blog?

Many thanks to all of you who voted in the last poll. Below is the result from last week's poll.


Which one of the following 2009 theatrical released films (with P&P actors co-starring) was your favorite?

An Education (Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike)
  1 (14%)

Brothers (Carey Mulligan)
  1 (14%)

Cheri (Rupert Friend)
  0 (0%)
Me and Orson Welles (Kelly Reilly)
  0 (0%)
Nine (Judi Dench)
  0 (0%)
Pirate Radio (Talulah Riley)
  0 (0%)
Public Enemies (Carey Mulligan)
  0 (0%)
Sherlock Holmes (Kelly Reilly)
  1 (14%)

St. Trinians (Talulah Riley)
  0 (0%)
Surrogates (Rosamund Pike)
  0 (0%)
The Messenger (Jena Malone)
  0 (0%)
The Soloist (Tom Hollander and Jena Malone)
  0 (0%)
The Young Victoria (Rupert Friend)
4 (57%)


Total Votes: 7
Poll closed

Reviews: Keira Knightley Shines in West End Debut

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The reviews are in for Keira Knightley's December 17th West End debut in The Misanthrope...and here are some rave reviews for Keira...

But first an article from InStyle UK:

Supported by a host of celeb friends, Keira Knightley took to the stage for The Misanthrope debut
Keira Knightley may be used to battling it out on the seven seas in the swashbuckling Pirates of The Caribbean series but last night she ditched her corset and hunky Orlando Bloom co-star for her debut performance in the West End.

The Brit actress was joined by a number of celebrity guests who were there to support the transition from big screen to London stage including boyfriend and actor Rupert Friend, Emilia Fox, Charles Dance and Rosamund Pike.

While Keira may be a newcomer to the stage, her Hollywood credentials have drawn in a phenomenal £1 million worth of advance sales, all eager to see her take on the role of Jennifer, an ambitious American film star in Moliere’s The Misanthrope.

Tickets for the production,…

Box Office Report: Sherlock Holmes debuts at #2 with an impressive $65M+; helps Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Weekend Ever

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Wall Street Journal reports that  Kelly Reilly's new film Sherlock Holme was one of a pack of films to set Hollywood’s biggest box-office weekend of all time. As previously posted here: 'Sherlock Holmes' outsmarts B.O. competition on Christmas Day, it made a Christmas Day opening day record with $24.9 million (slightly beating Avatar, but unfortunately trailed it on its weekend B.O. total...perhaps Avatar's 3D tickets cost more, so that's probably why it made more than this film)...and now with over $65 million+ for its estimated total B.O. weekend result. Final numbers will be released sometime late Monday or early Tuesday.

Here's more of the WSJ article below...
Box Office Report: “Avatar” Tops Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Weekend Ever

The sci-fi film “Avatar” led the way for a pack of films to set Hollywood’s biggest box-office weekend of all time.

With a U.S. box-office total over the last three days of $278 million, this weekend’s films beat the old record …

Movie News: Keira Knightley and two Basterds signs on for 'The Talking Cure'

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According to the UK's The Guardian and various internet reports...

Keira Knightley signs up for The Talking Cure
Star joins Inglourious Basterds' Michael Fassbender and Christoph Waltz in David Cronenberg's film of Christopher Hampton's psychoanalytical play

Keira Knightley is to take the lead in David Cronenberg's first film in three years, reports the Playlist blog.

The Talking Cure
, based on the Christopher Hampton play of the same name, will star Knightley as Sabina Spielrein, a Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient, who is said to have inspired some of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud's most remarkable discoveries. Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender – who both featured in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds – are set to co-star, with Waltz as Freud, and Fassbender as Jung.

Hampton's play focuses on the relationship between Spielrein and Jung, when he was treating her at the Burghölzli mental hospital near Zurich in 1904. Jung used Freudian techniq…

'Sherlock Holmes' outsmarts B.O. competition on Christmas Day

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Great news! Variety reports that Kelly Reilly's new film Sherlock Holmeswith Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, and Jude Law, which openedChristmas Day not only topped Friday/Christmas Day's opening with $24.9M over Avatar's $23.6M, but also made a sweet Christmas Box Office record (FYI: The record for a Christmas Day opening was set last year when Marley and Me grossed $14.4 million).

Read more from the Variety article below...

'Sherlock Holmes' outsmarts B.O. competition
Film posts record Christmas haul of $24.9 million

Warner Bros.' period action pic "Sherlock Holmes" raked in $24.9 million yesterday, notching the best Christmas day opening ever at the domestic box office.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, "Sherlock" marks the Blighty helmer's first wide release stateside after making his mark with a string of high-octane actioners such as "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." The film, in play at 3,626 venues, …

Merry Christmas!!!

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Wishing all the P&P Fans, Visitors, and all the frequent P&P Blog Readers here today a very...





Hope everyone will have a wonderful holiday season, and safe, healthy, and early New Year 2010!

In Theaters Today: Sherlock Holmes

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Kelly Reilly's new film Sherlock Holmeswith Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, and Jude Law opens today (Christmas Day) in U.S. theaters nationwide. Go See It!

Synopsis
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, and Kelly Reilly



Watch the Sherlock Holmes trailer



[source: traileraddict.com | The Movie Box]

Sherlock Holmes stills - Kelly Reilly as Mary Morstan
(click images to enlarge!)



[source: Copyright © Warner Bros. Pictures. All Rights Reserved. | Yahoo! Movies | Ace Showbiz

View the rest of the 25 new stills and several more Sherlock stills here!

Previous Sherlock Holmes
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Film Review: The Young Victoria

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This is one of the movies I've been waiting to see this year and I must say, it was worth the wait. I've even seen this twice now and will see it again (when it expands) Christmas Day.

Read my review below!

But first...


[Warning! ... for those who haven't seen this movie and don't want to be spoiled...]



The Young Victoria (2009)

starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bethany, and Miranda Richardson



Watch the trailer for below:

[source:Sabrinansmj]

Synopsis

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.


At such a young age, the young princess Victoria had already gone through adversities by having someone hold her hand whenever she walks up or down the stairs of her own home. She has to have others taste her food before she eat it. Not too mention, she had to face an over-bearing mother. These were amongst various power struggles going on, as well as attempts on her life. But despite all that, her st…

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