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Actor of the week.

Jared Leto

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Whether you judge him by his music, his personal life or his films, I believe you cannot deny that the never-aging Jared Leto has some big-bottomed, Oscar-winning acting chops on him - and if you can’t give him that?

Well then you surely cannot deny that he has worked with some of the world’s best directors and has been a part of some of the most well received and influential films of the last two decades: Requiem for a dream, Fight Club, Girl, Interrupted, Dallas Buyers Club to name a few…

Born: 26th December, 1971
         Louisiana, USA 


Where have I seen you before?

My So Called Life (TV) (1994-5)

Cool and the Crazy (TV) (1994)

How to Make and American Quilt (1995)

The Last of the High Kings (1996)

Prefontaine (1997)

Switchback (1997)

Basil (1998)

Urban Legend (1998)

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Black and White (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

American Psycho (2000)

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Sunset Strip (2000)

Highway (2002)

Panic Room (2002)

Alexander (2004)

Lord of War (2005)

Lonely Hearts (2006)

Chapter 27 (2007)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)


Don’t miss!

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Panic Room (2002)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Chapter 27 (2007)

Fight Club (1999)

Lord of War (2005)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

When will I see you again?

Brilliance (Rumoured) (????)

Actress of the week.

Cate Blanchett

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I’m not going to explain why I have chosen the 5 x Oscar nominated (she has won the award twice) Melbourne Marvel as today’s actress of the week, you should all know who she is and if you don’t….shame on you. 

She’s quite simply one of the best actresses ever to have lived.

Born: 14th May 1969
         Melbourne, Australia

 

Where have should I have seen you before?

Parklands (1996)

Paradise Road (1997)

Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Elizabeth (1998)

Heartland (TV) (1994)

Bordertown (TV) (1995)

An Ideal Husband (1999)

Pushing Tin (1999)

The Man Who Cried (2000)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Gift (2000)

Bandits (2001)

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Charlotte Gray (2001)

The Shipping News (2001)

Heaven (2002)

Veronica Guerin (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Missing (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

The Aviator (2004)

Babel (2006)

The Good German (2006)

Little Fish (2005)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

I’m Not There (2007)

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Ponyo (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Robin Hood (2010)

Hanna (2011)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Blue Jasmine (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Monuments Men (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

 

Don’t miss!

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

The Aviator (2004)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

I’m Not There (2007)

Babel (2006)

Little Fish (2005)

Ponyo (2008)

Veronica Guerin (2003)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

The Good German (2006)

Hanna (2011)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Blue Jasmine (2013)

The Hobbit (2012-13)

The Monuments Men (2014)

 

When will I see you again?

Knight of Cups (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Untitled Terrence Malick Project (2015)

Carol (2015)

Cinderella (2015)


FAO Film know-it-alls
Remember Simon Pegg’s ex-girlfriend Jeanine in the forensic suit at the very beginning of Hot Fuzz? That’s her.  

Motion picture of the week.

Zombieland (2009) Dir. Ruben Fleischer

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What can I say about Zombieland? No, it’s not adventureland…with zombies, though there are some obvious similarities, the main one being Jesse Eisenberg. 

If you are a purist zombie fan where the zombies have to be very much dead and slow and yawn…. then this is possibly not for you.

These zombies are alive, infected and very very fast. It is this element that sets the film apart in the zombie stakes, allowing the film to straddle the line between comedy and horror so effectively because yes, the fat man getting chased by a zombie is funny but by god is the sight of hundreds of very fast zombies running towards our beloved leads pretty damn frightening and HOLY POPCORN did that bit make you jump!

So yes, we have established that this film is a comedy horror about zombies, perhaps a Zomedy? Zom-Com? Zoming of Age?

The best films mix more than one genre into a film, this is one of those, so there is something for everyone and for those who like everything? This film has a lot of it.

There’s Woody Harrelson for a start in an inspired role, I believe what the internet generation would call a “BAMF”. His chalk-and-cheese partnership with Jesse Eisenberg is great fun to watch. There’s the romantic (but don’t worry, not over emphasised) element in the form of Jesse Eisenberg’s attempts to gain the attention of Emma Stone - who herself is hilarious as one half of a street smart sister duo with Abigail Breslin. 

That’s one starry cast folks, all of them perfect together in this film. Although……is there….someone missing? Who is that screen legend they find in that house again?…..perhaps one of the best ‘as themselves’ cameos of all time, I wont spoil it for you. 

I was genuinely surprised by this film, I didn’t see it in the cinema because I didn’t think it appealed to me and I am kicking myself for it now. It will forever be one of my favourite films - not because it is the most original, artistic, life-changing vision I have ever seen - but because I could watch it over and over again and that my friends, is no mean feat.

p.s. Don’t watch the ‘sitcom’ version, just, don’t.







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thetellersfilm:

"There was a time, long ago, where words did fail and dreams did so. And on that day when hope was lost, the lands where silent, masked with frost. But when it seemed all time had passed, two voices sounded out at last.. ‘Once upon a time’ they said, waking all we thought was dead"

Forget the story.

Meet the tellers.

www.MeetTheTellers.com