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Movie Casting News: Kelly Reilly to reprise her role from 'L'Auberge Espagnole' and 'Russian Dolls' for the third time in 'Chinese Puzzle'

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Just found out that Kelly Reilly is reprising her Wendy role that she had started fromL'Auberge Espagnole (2002) (aka The Spanish Apartment). The title of the new film is Chinese Puzzle (Casse Tête Chinois), the follow up and third installment to Cédric Klapisch's trilogy, which started in  L'Auberge Espagnole (2002) and Russian Dolls (2005). Oh, I'm very glad for this new movie as I've seen the previous two films and they were very good and that means Kelly Reilly's Wendy character would definitely be back (as after what happened to Russian Dolls, I've wondered what was next for the characters and if the filmmakers would make another one...though it's been several years since that movie was released). So yeah, glad they're doing another one. I loved Kelly's Wendy character since the first movie and though she wasn't a central character in the first film, she turned out to one on the second one with Romain Duris' main character Xavier c…

Film Review: Jack Reacher

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I recently saw Rosamund Pike's latest film, Jack Reacher and I posted my fullFilm Review: Jack Reacherin my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Here's part of my review where I mentioned Rosamund Pike as a defense lawyer Helen Rodin, who teamed up with Tom Cruise's title character Jack Reacher...

Film Review: Flight

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I saw Flightstarring Denzel Washington and Kelly Reillyrecently andI posted my fullFilm Review: Flightin my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Updated 1/2/13: Read this interesting article of Kelly Reilly on Her Journey Since 'Flight,' Awards Season and Staying 'Slightly Oblivious' (Q&A) via THR.

Here's part of my review where I mentioned Kelly Reilly as Nicole with Denzel Washington's Whip Whitaker in Flight...

Film Review: Skyfall

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Last November, I saw Skyfall, which the lovely Judi Dench co-starred and reprise her M role (from the Bond films) with Daniel Craig. I posted my fullFilm Review: Skyfallin my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Speaking of Skyfall...'Skyfall' reaches $1 billion worldwide(via Box Office Mojo)

Here's my review where I mentioned Judi Dench as M, James Bond's boss in Skyfall...

P&P Fan Encounter: Maia's Keira Knightley Signed Autograph Photo!

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Another lovely P&P fan story from Maia (from Hungary), who previously shared here, herP&P Fan Encounter: Maia's Rosamund Pike Autographed Photos last month. This time she wrote a fan mail to the lovely Keira Knightley, which she got quick a reply. She's sharing her fan story (of getting in touch with one of the 2005 P&P actors) and scanned photos featured here in this blog, which will be archived in the extra page:P&P Fan Encounters. Once again, THANK YOU, Maia! :-)
Now, read Maia's Keira Knightley fan story (with KK signed autograph photos included) as she wrote it herself...

Watch: An Inside Look at BBC America's 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen

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An exclusive look InsideBBC America's upcoming 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyenhas been released to promote the new series.

As previously posted here,it will premiere on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9 PM on BBC America!
“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.
Get an exclusive look Inside 'Ripper Street,' BBC America's new police thriller. Hear from stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, plus writer/creator Richard Warlow. Premieres Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9pm/8c, only on BBC America. Watch it below (including screen caps of MM!)...

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all the devoted Pride & Prejudice Fans, Visitors, and all the faithful P&P Blog Readers here today a very...

In Theaters Today: Jack Reacher

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Now showing nationwide in [3,352] theaters near you is Jack Reacherstarring Tom Cruise (as the title character) and Rosamund Pike (as Helen Rodin). Go see it!

UPDATE #2:Jack Reacher debuts at #2 with $15.6 million on its first opening weekend at the Box Office via Box Office Mojo.

UPDATED 12/22/12: Watch Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo Talk JACK REACHER, Working with Werner Herzog and Tom Cruise, THE WORLD’S END & THE BUTLER(via Collider)

Also, Jack Reacher(with ‘A-CinemaScore) was #2 with $5.1 millionfor Friday's box office gross behindThe Hobbit. (viaBox Office Mojo)More weekend Box office result on Sunday afternoon.
Jack Reacher also stars David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins (as Alex Rodin, Helen's father), Werner Herzog, and Robert Duvall.

The official synopsis for Jack Reacher:
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinar…

Watch: new trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' and character posters including one with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan!

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Warner Bros. has slowly been releasing character posters (through its official facebook page) for the upcomingThe Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Today, they released a few trio character posters of Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, andCarey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan (or see her poster above ^). Also, a new trailer for Gatsby has just been released about 30 minutes ago, which you can watch below...

The Great Gatsby opens in U.S. and Canada theaters on May 10th, 2013 and will be releaseinternationally the following week!

Here’s the official synopsis for The Great Gatsby:
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving milli…

Photos: Rosamund Pike at 'Jack Reacher' Madrid Premiere

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Rosamund Pike (wearing an Emilio Pucci dress,Christian Louboutin shoes, and Bvlgari rings) attended with co-star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, the Madrid premiere ofJack Reacher at the Callao cinema on December 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

Speaking of Jack Reacher premiere, last Saturday,'Jack Reacher' Pittsburgh premiere postponed due to Newtown school shootingandMonday's 'Jack Reacher' Lincoln Center Screening Postponed; Pittsburgh Premiere Set for Dec. 19
Hours after the Dec. 14 shooting, Paramount postponed its Pittsburgh premiere of Jack Reacher, which had been planned for Dec. 15. On Dec. 19, Cruise will travel to Pittsburgh to screen the film "in the city that so graciously hosted the production of the film. There will be no red carpet during this time of mourning," Paramount said in a statement. "The filmmakers and Tom Cruise convey their heartfelt sadness and their deep condolences to the families during this time." 

In Retrospect: Keira Knightley's 5 Best Red Carpet Look during Pride & Prejudice era

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Not only that, in my humble opinion, Keira Knightley's best film and best performance (which earned her a Golden Globe and Oscar Nominations for Best Actress in a Leading role for her outstanding performance of Elizabeth Bennet) was in one of my all-time favorite films, Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, I thought she looked and dressed at P&P premieres, red carpets, and award shows the best as well. Her dresses/gowns were quite memorable especially her stunningly gorgeous Oscar dress.

Looking back at her way back in 2005 and 2006 when she was (20-21 years old) promoting her Pride & Prejudice movie...

Happy 237th Birthday Jane Austen!

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Happy 237th Birthday to the lovely, genius and way ahead of her time, beloved English novelist, the one and only, JANE AUSTEN!

Worth re-posting (and slightly edited) for your FYI...
Remembering and celebrating her birthday today, Jane Austen, the woman who wrote the original Pride and Prejudicenovel (which had been made into several TV and Film adaptations including the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice), which was her first (can you believe unsuccessful?!) submission to a publisher back in 1797 (214 years ago) titled "First Impressions" (later changed to "Pride and Prejudice"). She revised "First Impressions" and published it entitled "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813 (199 years ago and will be 200 years next month!). 

Jane Austen was born on this day back on December 16th, 1775 (she would've been 237 years old!!! today...) to the local rector, Rev. George Austen (1731-1805), and Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827). She was the 7th child amongst 8 childr…

Three new 'Ripper Street' stills featuring Matthew Macfadyen!

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BBC Oneand BBC America both updated their websites with new contents including new images, character backgrounds, Ripper Tour Guide, video clips, e-card, and more of their upcoming 8-part crime mini-seriesRipper Streetstarring Matthew Macfadyen.


Ripper Streetpremieres in the UK's (as well as Australia) BBC One on Sunday, December 30th and on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 9 PM on BBC America!

BBC America's Ripper Street synopsis

“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenbergalso star.

Check out a few new Ripper Street stills featuring MM below...

New still for 'The Great Gatsby' featuring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio

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Warner Bros. has released a new high-resolutionstill (via Collider)for The Great Gatsby (in 3D!) film starring Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan withJoel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby.

The new still above (click image to enlarge!) features Carey and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Great Gatsby opens in U.S. and Canada theaters on May 10th, 2013 and will be releaseinternationally the following week!

Here’s the official synopsis for The Great Gatsby:

A Golden Globe nominations for Dario Marianelli in Anna Karenina, Judi Dench and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Downton Abbey, Homeland, Hatfields & McCoys, and more!

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The award nominations snubs continues for Joe Wright's Anna Karenina and its stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, and Jude Law for the acting categories and even for directing for Joe Wright himself. It's ashamed because these award shows tend to nominate the same actors (mostly for their popularity instead of their acting, which a lot of times were not worthy of a nomination, but they're big stars and popular, so let's nominate them or whatever...surprising, right? NOT!). Will the BAFTA's and Oscars follow this trend? We shall see their nomination announcements are coming up soon (Jan. 9 for BAFTA and Jan. 10th for the Oscars) in January 2013


Anyway, let's get to the GG nominations...

On TV, Three Golden Globe Nominations forDownton Abbey, Homelandwith 4, Hatfields & McCoys with2 nominations.

Other GG nominations for feature films starring P&P actors/crew, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with 2 (including an acting nod for Judi Dench),Anna Karen…

Photos: Rosamund Pike at Stockholm Premiere of 'Jack Reacher'

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Rosamund Pike, wearing a lime color dress byElie Saab (also a Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and cuffs by Celine), braved thewinter stormas she attended the Swedish Premiere of her new film Jack Reacherwith co-star Tom Cruise and the film’s writer and director Christopher McQuarrie at Multiplex Sergel on December 11, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jack Reacher opens nationwide in US TheatersDecember 21st!

Check out new photos or RP from the Jack ReacherStockholm premiere below...

Film Location Tours: visit BBC's Pride and Prejudice and ITV's Downton Abbey filming locations

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PandP Tours is organizing several tours on the locations of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice (starring and ) and Downton Abbey ( co-stars) in 2013.

The site offers both public and private tours, and main tours for theP&P '95 and Downton Abbey filming locations, which you can download their iteneraries here.

Your tour guides are production expert Helen Porter, and Hazel Jones, who is an acclaimed authority on Jane Austen and the Regency period.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE; Stay in some of the film locationsSee the lake where Mr Darcy dived, and his beautiful grounds at Pemberley
A tour of Downton Abbey, which they offer these exciting extras:

SAG Nominations for Downton Abbey, Homeland, Hatfields & McCoys, Skyfall, Flight, and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The 19th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS has been announced this morning and there were lots of snubs than nods! One of them is the big snub for Joe Wright's Anna Karenina and its brilliant ensemble cast. I may not have seen the movie yet, but I've read some rave reviews for its ensemble cast and Keira Knightley herself. No love from the Critics Choice Awards eitherfor Keira, Matthew, Joe, and AK, except for its two nominations:
ANNA KARENINA – 2 Nominations
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design


There are just 3 more big awards left...Golden Globe (which its nominations will be announced tomorrow morning), BAFTA, and the Oscars...I wonder if AK will get some love in those 3 big awards for Keira, Matthew, and Joe Wright...

On TV, Three SAG Nominations each forDownton Abbey including an Ensemble Drama nomination for (her Downton series' first ensemble nomination) and Homelandincluding an Ensemble Drama nomination for Rupert Friend (his and his…

Four new 'Jack Reacher' stills featuring Rosamund Pike

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More Rosamund Pikeimages! Well, this time, they are four new stills fromher new film Jack Reacherwith Tom Cruise.

Paramount Pictures has released six clips and 23 images (via Collider) from the upcoming Lee Child adaptation Jack Reacher. Based on the popular series of novels, the film stars Tom Cruise as a man who exists outside the law and exacts his own brand of ruthless justice. Early reviews and reactions seem to be fairly positive for director Christopher McQuarrie’s thriller, and these clips only reinforce the idea that Cruise was a swell choice to tackle the title role. (Collider)

The official synopsis for Jack Reacher:
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise and Rosa…

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lifetime developing 'Darcy's Town,' a Modern-Day 'Pride & Prejudice'

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As the 200th anniversarypublication for Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice fast approaches (January 28, 2013), the TV and Film adaptations for the classic novel seems to keep coming. First, there was Academy Award winnerNatalie Portman's still-in-development Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (she was previously set to star and produced, but dropped out due to scheduling conflict...last I heard, she's still producing this film...no news update for this one at this time). Then, the late Director Nora Ephron was set to direct a film version of 'Lost In Austen' (with her recent death last June, no word if this film version of Lost in Austen will still happen...might be unlikely now, but it's still listed as in-development on IMDB), and the very recent The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (an online modernized version of P&P) starring Ashley Clements is currently playing in Youtube with 71 episodes uploaded here: Watch Lizzie's YouTube channel. Now, comes n…

Watch: Rosamund Pike's 'Jack Reacher' Interview and a new clip with her and Tom Cruise!

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Rosamund Pikedid an video interview forher new film Jack Reachervia MovieclipsCOMINGSOON.

Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike opens nationwide in US TheatersDecember 21st!

Watch her new interview below...

Photos: Rosamund Pike at 'Jack Reacher' UK World Premiere

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The always gorgeous Rosamund Pike, wearing ayellow Alexander McQueen's 2013 Spring collectiondress attends the World Premiere of her new film Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise at Odeon Leicester Square today, December 10, 2012 in London, England.

UPDATED 12/12/12: A couple new photos of Rosamund with co-star Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher cast and crew from the UK premiere has been added and watch a video interview with Rosamund from the red carpetbelow!

Jack Reacher opens nationwide in US TheatersDecember 21st!
Via twitter from
Rosamund Pike brings some much-needed sunshine to Leicester Square at the.
See more of Rosamund's Jack ReacherLondon Premiere photos below...

Weekend Box Office: Skyfall back at #1, Flight and Anna Karenina remain in same positions

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celebrated her78th Birthday yesterdaywith her latest blockbuster hit Skyfallfilm returning to the top spot after spending 3 straight weeks at #2 and opening debut at #1, 5 weeks ago. According to Box Office Mojo, Skyfall estimated $11 million, which brings its domestic total to an incredible $261.6 million. 'Skyfall' now at $918.2 million worldwide...
007 in First, Butler Bombs
Skyfall eased 34 percent to an estimated $11 million, which brings its domestic total to an incredible $261.6 million. The movie is now a day away from passing The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million) to become Sony's highest-grossing movie in over five years. It's also the first movie to take the top spot in its fifth weekend since How to Train Your Dragon did so in April 2010*.

If it's not clear enough already, Skyfall is easily one of the biggest box office successes of 2012. It's now on pace to wind up with around $290 million, which is over $120 million more than Quan…

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!

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Today Dame Pride & Prejudice2005's very own Lady Catherine celebrates her 78th birthday. Born Judith Olivia Dench,December 9, 1934 in York, North Yorkshire, England, UK.

Speaking ofthe birthday celebrant, her latest blockbuster hit, James Bond film, Skyfallreturned to the top of this weekend's Boxoffice to an estimated $11 million, which brings its domestic total to an incredible $261.6 million. The movie is now a day away from passing The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million) to become Sony's highest-grossing movie in over five years. It's also the first movie to take the top spot in its fifth weekend since How to Train Your Dragon did so in April 2010*. (Box Office Mojo)

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!!!
Worth re-posting...

Academy Award Winner (for Best Supporting Actress in Shakespeare in Love) Miss Dench is one of the busiest English actresses around and has done countless of films (ie. Bond Films, As Time Goes By tv se…

Two 'Anna Karenina' For Your Consideration ads

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Two one page Anna Karenina For Your Consideration ads (via Awards Daily) has been published to Variety Magazine. Both ads features Keira Knightley for Best Actressconsideration for her title role in Anna Kareninafilm.

Also, twoJudi Dench films The Best Exotic Marigold Hoteland Skyfallhas two FYC ads and Kelly Reilly's Flightfilm has one.


Check out all FYC ads (via Awards Daily)...

6 Satellite Award Nominations for 'Anna Karenina'

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The awards season just started...and the 17th Annual Satellite Awards(as voted by International Press Academy)had just been announced. Anna Karenina has 6 nominationsincluding an Actress in a Motion Picture nomination for Keira Knightley(unfortunately, no nominations forJoe Wrightand Matthew Macfadyen), Skyfallhas 7 nominations including an Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for Judi Dench, and Flight has about 5 nominations (unfortunately, no nomination forKelly Reilly).

The winners will be announced on December 16th.

Here's a list of Satellite award nominations for AK, Skyfall, and Flight below...

Watch: two new 'Anna Karenina' featurette videos featuring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, and Joe Wright; Plus new Matthew Macfadyen Oblonsky still!

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Joe Wright's Anna Karenina starring former Pride & Prejudice stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyenis now playing in limited release and will be expanding in more theaters every week.

Updated 12/4/12: Read this new Variety article about Keira Knightley in 'Anna Karenina'Eye on the Oscars: The Actress - Lead Actress Contendersand her interview:Keira Knightley Gets Festive


Also, Keira was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon late last night...check out and watchthis funny segment:  Musical Instrument Game with Keira Knightley and Dave Matthews and Michael Buble



This past weekend, Anna Karenina expanded to 384 locations and grossed $2.23 million. The movie has now earned $4.08 million, and a nationwide expansion would appear to be on the horizon. (Box Office Mojo)

Anna Karenina (Focus Features) Week 3 [384 Theaters] Weekend $2,229,6
78, Average $5,806, Cume $4,083,569 (via Deadline)

With a $5,807 average per screen this weekend at #12 (getting closer to the top 10!) and…

Watch: 5 new TV Spots for 'Jack Reacher' starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike

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Paramount Pictures has released 5 new TV Spots for Jack Reacherstarring Tom Cruise (as the title character) and Rosamund Pike (as Helen Rodin). All five TV spots features new scenes/clips of Rosamund Pike with Tom Cruise. I made some screen captures of RP from the TV spots below.

Updated 12/4/12: Check out and watch New JACK REACHER Trailer Reveals More Plot and New Footage, Plus Plenty of Badass Action(via Collider)

Jack Reacher also stars David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins (as Alex Rodin, Helen's father), Werner Herzog, and Robert Duvall. In US theaters nationwide December 21st! Just 20 more days!

Synopsis
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Watch all 5 Jack Reacher TV spots below...

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