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On DVD and Blu-ray Today: Drive

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On DVD and Blu-ray release today is one of Carey Mulligan's two 2011 films, Drive, which she co-starred with Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Issac, Ron Perlman, and Christina Hendricks.

Here's more info on Drive's DVD and Blu-ray discs via DVD Active...

Title:Drive (IMDb)
Starring: Ryan Gosling
Released:31st January 2012
SRP: Prices TBC

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of Drive which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Bryan Cranston. Each will be available to own from January 31st. The only extra material will be featurettes ("Drive Without A Driver: Entretien Avec Nicolas Winding Refn", "I Drive", "Under The Hood", "Driver and Irene", "Cut To The Chase").

See DVD and Blu-ray artwork below...

On DVD and Blu-ray Today: The Big Year

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On DVD and Blu-ray release today is The Big Year, one of  Rosamund Pike's 4 films in 2011 (Barney's Version, Burning Palms, The Big Year, and Johnny English Reborn).

More info about the DVD and Blu-ray discs below (via DVD Active):

Title:The Big Year
Starring: Steve Martin
Released:31st January 2012
SRP: Prices TBC

Further Details:
Fox Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Big Year which stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Each will be available to own from January 31st. As far as we know, no extra material will be included on the DVD relase of the film. The Blu-ray release will include theatrical and extended editions of the film, over 40 minutes of deleted scenes and the featurette “The Big Migration.”

Attached is the first look at the Blu-ray package artwork (as well as the film's synopsis and more...) below:

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 4 of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece Classic!

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Tonight, watch episode 4 of Season 2 from 5-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe winnerDownton Abbey (co-stars) on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

Interesting Season 3 news for Downton Abbey:Downton Abbey to feature two weddings in Season 3   (via Metro.co.uk )

Episode 4
Amiens, 1918
Devastating news from the front rocks the very foundations of Downton Abbey, and it is up to the Dowager Countess to buck bureaucratic protocol and bring Downton's men home. In an unwelcome return, Vera Bates threatens to make public the scandalous story of Lady Mary's ill-fated indiscretion. Desperate to contain the story, Mary appeals to the savvy opportunist Sir Richard Carlisle. Read full Synopsis.

Schedule airdates for DA Season 2 episodes: January 8,15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, & 19 on PBS Check local listings

First Look: Keira knightley as Anna Karenina in 'Anna Karenina' film

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A first look and photo of Keira Knightleyin her title character Anna Karenina costume has been floating around the net and also recent articles and scans from UK'sDaily Mail and Empire Magazine has featured new articles about new film Joe Wright's Anna Karenina starring former  Pride & Prejudice stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen along with Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Olivia Williams, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson, and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. The film is scheduled for a UK Cinema release on September 7th! No U.S. theatrical release date yet, but hopefully, will find out soon as more news and info. on this film is released.

Scroll down this post for an update on AK cast as well as scans of Keira as Anna below. No photo of Matthew as Oblonsky yet, but will keep you updated and posted here as soon as it's available.

Also, Keira Knightley's other film this year from Focus FeaturesSeeking a Friend for the End of the World's theatrical release…

Watch: Two new 'Wrath of the Titans' TV Spots starring Sam Worthington and Rosamund Pike

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Warner Bros. has released two new TV spots for Rosamund Pike's upcoming film, Wrath of the Titans. The first spot features two new never before seen clips of Rosamund as Andromeda. The second one is almost similar to the trailer, but the shorten version.

Wrath of the Titans starring Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell, and Edgar Ramirez.

Experience it in IMAX 3DMarch 30th!

Watch the two new TV spots below...

On Stage: Rupert Friend to star in Potter's 'Brimstone and Treacle' play

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According to What's On Stage, Rupert Friend will star in a new stage production play Brimstone and Treacle.

Here's part of the article (via What's On Stage):
Rupert Friend will star in the first major London revival of Dennis Potter’s controversial play Brimstone and Treacle, which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 4 May 2012 (previews from 2 May). The play centres on Mr and Mrs Bates, a middle-aged, middle-class, North London suburban couple are struggling to care for their only daughter, Pattie, left severely disabled following a hit-and-run car accident. Out of nowhere, an apparently respectable young man arrives on their doorstep to change their lives forever... 

Rupert Friend returns to the stage following his 2010 West End debut in The Little Dog Laughed to play Martin Taylor. His film work includes Five Days of War, Lullaby for Pi, The Kid, Chéri, The Young Victoria, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Pride and Prejudiceand The Libertine. Read full article here!

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike!

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Today (January 27th) is Rosamund Pike's 33rd Birthday.

Born Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike in London, England, UK. Miss Pike is an only child, her parents are Julian and Caroline Pike. Her father Julian is a professional opera singer, whilst her mother Caroline is a concert violinist. Read more of Rosamund Pike's Biography here.

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike!!!

2012 Oscar Nominations announced

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The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards was just announced more than 2 hours ago this morning. Lots of snubs here and there and none of our P&P actors are nominated, but a few of their co-stars and films have been nominated in the following categories below.

But first, the 84th Academy Awards will be presented by Billy Crystal on February 26th on ABC.   

And speaking of Oscar nominations, just have to mention here, Oscar Nominations flashback 6 years ago this month (Jan 31st), our very own favorite Pride & Prejudice film received four Oscar nominations, including one for its lead star Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Bennet) for Best Actress or Actress in a Leading Role and Dario Marianelli for Music (Original Score). Also, another P&P co-star scored an Oscar nod, Judi Dench for Actress in a Leading Role in Mrs. Henderson Presents.Joe Wright and the film got snubbed for Best Director and Best Picture noms. No win for any of their 4 noms and Reese Witherspoon won the …

First Look: Rosamund Pike as warrior Queen Andromeda in 'Wrath of the Titans' film

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The latest issue of Empire Magazine has some new images from Rosamund Pike's new film, Wrath of the Titans (sequel to Clash of the Titans), which opens in theaters March 30th and it featured a couple images of Rosamund as the warrior Queen Andromeda.

The first trailer, as previously posted here, for the film features a glimpse of Rosamund Pike as Andromeda in action with co-star Sam Worthington's Perseus.

Here are two scan images from Empire (via CBM) of RP
(including a behind the scene) from the film below...

Photos: Carey Mulligan at London Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

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Carey Mulligan attended the London Film Critics' Circle Awards 2012 at The BFI Southbank on January 19, 2012 in London, England.

Carey was nominated, but unfortunately, did not win the award she was nominated for, but her Shame co-star Michael Fassbender did take home the British Actor of the Year award for Shame and A Dangerous Method.

Check out new photos of CM with Shame co-star Michael Fassbender below...


Watch: trailer for Julian Fellowes' Titanic (2012) TV Mini-series

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Peter Wight, aka Pride & Prejudice's own Mr. Gardiner (who also appeared inAtonement with P&P co-stars Keira Knightleyand Brenda Blethyn)is one of stars of the new, upcoming four-part TV mini-seriesTitanic (2012), which was written by Oscar and Emmy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey, The Young Victoria). ThisTitanic period drama is one of  3 movies coming out of its 100th anniversary this year (including the threatrical re-release in 3D of James Cameron's mega blockbuster hit, the 1997's Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on April 6th) and will air on April 12th on TV around the world to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Check out and watch the trailer for this Titanic (TV mini-series) version below!

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 3 of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece Classic!

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Tonight, watch episode 3 of Season 2 from 5-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe winnerDownton Abbey (co-stars) on PBS Masterpiece Classic.

Episode 3
1918
Mary's new alliance has aroused Violet's interest in matters of suitability and love. With Sybil in mind, the Dowager Countess declares, "war breaks down barriers and when peacetime re-erects them, it's very easy to find oneself on the wrong side." Indeed, among war's greatest casualties at Downton are the prescribed roles and class boundaries. Read full Synopsis.

Schedule airdates for DA Season 2 episodes: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, & 19 on PBS Check local listings

Must-See Movies 2012 starring Austen Actors

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All these familiar Austen Actors (from various and  6 different Austen adapted TV and films:Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey as well as other Austen inspired films: Becoming Jane, The Jane Austen Book Club, Lost In Austen, From Prada to Nada, etc.) all have new movies coming out this year. Usually, I would just post about the Must-See TV & films starring P&P (2005) Actors (as after all, this blog is all about them and the P&P movie I love so much) but I like most of these otherAusten Actors (ie. Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Kate Winslet, Hugh Dancy, etc.) too. They are Austen related after all, and  being a big movie aficionado that I am, I couldn't help but notice that a lot of Austen Actors are in so many new films coming out this year (even in the past and previous years). I always see trailers and TV spots whenever I watch a movie in theaters or on TV and online, and there's alway…

Photos: Rosamund Pike at 'IWC Top Gun Gala Event' at 22nd SIHH High Jewellery Fair

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Rosamund Pike attended the IWC Schaffhausen Top Gun Gala Event during the 22nd SIHH High Jewellery Fair at the Palexpo Exhibition Hall on January 17, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

At the event, Rosamund posed for photos with fellow actor Ewan McGregor, model Adriana Lima, singer Ronan Keating, and IWC Schaffhausen CEO George Kern

Check out new photos of RP, looking gorgeous, as always, below...

Judi Dench, Carey Mulligan and their films My Week with Marilyn, Drive and Shame nominated for 2012 BAFTA Awards

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The 2012 BAFTA Nominations has been announced Tuesday and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Colin Firth and Ciaran Hinds co-star) garnered 11 Nominations, My Week With Marilyn (Judi Dench, Peter Wight, and Pip Torrens co-star) with 6 including a Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench), War Horse (P&P's Pip Torrens co-stars) with 5, Drive (Carey Mulligan co-stars) with 4 (including a Best Supporting Actress for Carey Mulligan), Shame (Carey Mulligan co-stars) with 2 (including Leading Actor for Michael Fassbender), and Jane Eyre (Judi Dench and Tamzin Merchant co-star) with 1 nomination.

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards will be announced and handed out February 12th!

Here's a list of BAFTA nominated actors and films in the following categories...

Downton Abbey wins Best Mini-Series Award at 2012 Golden Globe Awards!

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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards is on tonight (which just ended about 17 min. ago, actually...and on time too!) on NBC! Downton Abbey scored 4Golden Globe Awards Nominations!

At the same time at around 9 PM ET, on a different channel (over an hour ago), Downton Abbey's (co-stars) Season 2, Episode 2 just aired on PBS Masterpiece Classic

Downton Abbey won only one of its 4 nominations, which is the following category below...

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Winner: "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Congratulations to Downton Abbey cast and crew!

Here are a few press roomphotos of Downton Abbey's award winning creator/writer Julian Fellowes holding his show's Golden Globe award along with two of his actors/main cast, Golden Globe Nominees Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham) and Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham). Unfortunately, neither one (McGovern and Bonneville) won for their Best Actress and Actor nomin…

On TV Tonight: Watch episode 2 of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece Classic!

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Tonight, watch episode 2 of Season 2 from 5-time Emmy Award winner and 4-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey (co-stars) on PBS Masterpiece Classic. Also, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards is on tonight (starting at 8 PM) on NBC! Downton Abbey scored 4Golden Globe Awards Nominations! Best of luck to DA cast & crew
Episode 2
1917
As a convalescent home for wounded officers, Downton Abbey offers respite from the front. But Cora and Isobel, locked in a power struggle over running the home, wage domestic war, and Thomas in his new rank as acting-Sergeant is not one to broker peace... Read full Synopsis.

Schedule airdates for DA Season 2 episodes: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, & 19 on PBS Check local listings

Movie Casting News: Jena Malone to star in 'Mu,' based on a Maura O'Halloran memoir

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According to Movie Hole, Jena Malone will star in a new film titled, Mu, which is currently in development.
Jena Malone (“Donnie Darko”) will star in Noah Buschel’s bio on Maura O’Halloran, who at the age of 24 left her waitress job in Boston to go to Japan and be a Zen Monk. She died in a car accident age 27. Read more about Maura O'Halloran here.

Also, check out this book (by O'Halloran's mother Ruth) on Amazon:Pure Heart: Enlightened Mind: The Zen Journal and Letters of Maura

Jena seems to be getting a variety of interesting leading and supporting roles lately. One of them, she will star in another leading role and play Carson McCullers in a biopic 'Lonely Hunter'

Movie Casting News: Tom Hollander joins Jonny Lee Miller, Gemma Arterton, and Saoirse Ronan in ''Byzantium' film

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According to ColliderTom Hollander (Hanna), Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), and Sam Riley (Control) have joined Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) and Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) in Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire)‘s vampire movie Byzantium.
Ronan and Arterton play a daughter and mother who are vampires who arrive in a small 18th century British town.  Ronan’s character begins a relationship with a young man (Caleb Landry Jones) who’s dying of leukemia, which in turn forces him to struggle with his mortality and her to question her immortality.Daily Mail (who first reported this with the Gemma Arterton interview/article) doesn’t have any details on which character Tom will play, but has mentioned him in the cast:

Videos: Watch Keira Knightley on The View, The Rhode Show, and AOL promoting 'A Dangerous Method'

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Keira Knightley appeared on ABC's The View this past Tuesday (Jan. 10th) morning to promote her latest film, A Dangerous Method (and had been doing some media interviews currently as well...see/read a few of them below) as its UStheatrical release expands throughout this month in more theaters.

A Dangerous Method is currently playing in select theaters here in the US and opens nationwideJanuary 22nd. In the UK Cinemas, it opens Feb. 10th!

See screen captures of her Appearance on “The View” – January 10 (via Sweet-Keira)

Watch Keira's The View appearance and interview here!
(FYI: You must watch 4 commercials before seeing Keira's segment, which was the 4th one...and unfortunately, only US residents can view the video...sorry, I'll try to find a video that's available to view to all...soon!)

The View 1/10 36:54 | Aired on ABC 01/10/12 Actress Keira Knightley; a gluten-free recipe.

TV Casting News: Matthew Macfadyen to star as a lead in the 8-part drama 'Ripper Street' for BBC One

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Matthew Macfadyenhas been cast in the lead role for just announced BBC One drama Ripper Street, set in the time of Jack the Ripper.

Here's more info from the  press release via BBC News:
Ripper Street, a new drama commission for BBC OneTiger Aspect Productions and co-producer Lookout Point have been commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, to make 8-part drama series, Ripper Street for BBC One.
Created by writer Richard Warlow (Mistresses, Waking The Dead), Ripper Street is an extraordinary new drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel.

Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their live…

Photos: Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan at the 2011 National Board of Review Awards Gala

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Good friends and Pride & Prejudice/Never Let Me Go co-stars Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan both attended along with their co-star Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method with Keira and Shame with Carey) the 2011 National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street yesterday, January 10, 2012 in New York City.

See new photos of Keira and Carey (with their co-star Michael Fassbender, one of them above or more below)...

DVD and Blu-ray Release dates for Drive, The Big Year, London Boulevard, J.Edgar, Johnny English Reborn, and The Three Musketeers 3D!

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The US DVD and Blu-ray release dates for all the following recently released (in theaters) films starring such as Carey Mulligan (Drive), Rosamund Pike (The Big Year and Johnny English Reborn), Keira Knightley (London Boulevard), Judi Dench (J. Edgar), and Matthew Macfadyen (The Three Musketeers 3D) have all been announced recently with release dates starting at the end of this month through March. I thought instead of posting all of them separately, I'll just post all of them here all in one post (as all the DVD and Blu-ray info all came from the same source: DVD Active)...might as well.

Check out and mark your calendar for the following DVD and Blu-ray release dates of the aforementioned films below....

On TV Tonight: Watch the premiere of Downton Abbey's Season 2

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Tonight, the much anticipated Season 2 of 5-time Emmy Award winner and 5-time Golden Globe nomineeDownton Abbey (co-stars) premieres with episode 1 on PBS Masterpiece Classic.
Episode 1
Fall 1916 — Spring 1917
In the throes of the Great War, uncertainty and worry have taken up residence in the great house of Downton Abbey. Some newcomers arrive, met with varying degrees of welcome; some young men are absent, desperately clinging to survival in the trenches of France; and some men remain at Downton, their discontent festering. Read full Synopsis.

Schedule airdates for DA Season 2 episodes: January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5,12, & 19 on PBS Check local listings

New official poster for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench and Penelope Wilton

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A new official poster of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL starring Judi Denchandhas been released by Fox Searchlight and had debuted live onIMDB! The movie's release date has also changed and had been pushed back from March 9th to May 4th. There was also a teaser poster previously released, which you can see here, to your left on this post, or below along with the official poster and alternate promo teaser poster.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in US Theaters May 4th!

 See all 3 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel posters below...

Photos | Videos: Watch Rosamund Pike as the new face of BVLGARI's Secret de Gemmes skincare line

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Just found out that BVLGARI (Bulgari), the magnificent Italian Jeweler since 1884 had recently launched (with a video ad campaign that aired last October 2011) and also announced Rosamund Pike as the new face of its new Secret de Gemmes skincare line.

Bulgari is pleased to announce Rosamund Pike as the face of its new Secret de Gemmes skincare line

In this newest role for Secret de Gemmes, Rosamund Pike incarnates an enticingly enigmatic woman – a sensuously luminous Renaissance beauty sequestered amongst her most treasured things. In this hidden jewel-box boudoir, she is surrounded by rare gems, exquisite flowers, opulent fabrics, and her most precious secret of all: Secret de Gemmes. Against dark, sumptuous velvet, Secret de Gemmes glows mysteriously like a radiant gemstone. Like the flawless alabaster of her white skin, the bottle's mirror-like cap and the violet hologram band encircling the packaging illuminate the luxurious twilight interior.
Rosamund Pike wears "…

New 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' stills featuring Tamzin Merchant

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love), Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers 3D, Any Human Heart), Tamzin Merchant(P&P 2005's own Georgiana Darcy, Jane Eyre), Rory Kinnear (Women In Love), and Julia McKenzie (ITV's Miss Marple) premieres as a two-part period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens in the UK's BBC Two (for those lucky UK fans) next Tuesday January 10th and Wednesday January 11th, whereas here in the US, it premieres 3 months later on April 15th on PBS Masterpiece Classic. Unfortunately, no Youtube preview trailer available yet, but If you live in the UK, you can see the previewclips for Episode 1, filming in Rochester, and Matthew Rhys "Becoming Jasper."

Also, you can check out Episodes guide and Characters (where you discover more about the characters in Charles Dickens' famous unfinished story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) including Tamzin Merchant's character Rosa Bud on BBC Two.

Must-See TV & films 2012 for P&P Actors

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It's the New Year! You know what that means, right? New movies to look forward to from our P&P actors! Here are a  list of some P&P '05 alumni with a new movie starting this Winter/Spring through Summer/Fall (from January to December) of 2012.
But first...

Looks Like 2012 will be a big year for a lot of our favorite P&P actors from the 2005 film. First of all, we have a P&P reunion with the main leads Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyenalong with their directorJoe Wrightin the upcoming and much anticipated new film adaptation of Anna Karenina. You know, we'll be talking about it a lot here as soon as more news and info is released for that film. You've been forewarned, lol...Also, Keira Knightley has another new film, Seeking a Friend for the end of the World, a non-period drama for a change, with Steve Carell, which will be released on April 20th before AK film. Donald Sutherlandhas lots of new films including The Hunger Games on March 23rd, the fir…

Happy New Year!

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2011 has been an AMAZING year for this P&P '05 Blog and it's all because of YOU. Thank YOU all so much for visiting, reading, and commenting here and for making this year, an awesome year! With ChristyandAshley's help and their contribution to this blog with their own posts, (Ashley), and Author Interviews (Christy), which I greatly appreciated (thanks ladies!), I had an absolute great time posting, updating, and keeping this Blog and P&P movie alive all year. Hope to continue and keep going this year (2012) and beyond...well, hopefully for many more years to come (or for as long as I can).

I would like to wish all the P&P/Jane Austen fans around the world,
visitors, and faithful readers of this bloghere a...
May everyone have a safe, healthy, blessed,
and amazing New Year 2012!!!
Here are the highlights or rather links (if you missed them) of my blog posts from the past 12 months (I posted a total of 331 posts for 2011!)...

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