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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Kenneth Branagh has cast Helena Bonham-Carter as the fairy godmother in his live-action 'Cinderella' movie. Which is a good thing, since she already has the hat for it (pic)   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 50
    More: Spiffy, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Simon Kinberg, tentpole, title role, Richard Madden, Game of Thrones, stepmothers  
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2013-06-22 04:06:36 PM
Bellatrix, I love you!
 
2013-06-22 04:07:30 PM
She was so beautiful when she was younger.

Probably the most beautiful woman in the world in her time.
 
2013-06-22 04:12:31 PM
Does Tim Burton and Johnny Depp know about this?
 
2013-06-22 04:36:57 PM

Mugato: Does Tim Burton and Johnny Depp know about this?


Yeah. Casting Helena Bonham-Carter in a rehash of an ancient idea? If this flick features a bunch of black-and-white spirals and stripes, Burton should file a "look-and-feel" lawsuit.
 
2013-06-22 04:44:10 PM

GreenAdder: Mugato: Does Tim Burton and Johnny Depp know about this?

Yeah. Casting Helena Bonham-Carter in a rehash of an ancient idea? If this flick features a bunch of black-and-white spirals and stripes, Burton should file a "look-and-feel" lawsuit.


Heh, I'm glad that bit called Danny Elfman out on his circus jingles.
 
2013-06-22 04:55:08 PM
I'd love tho see it with the Burton dark touch.
 
2013-06-22 05:01:39 PM
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I'm sorry, but the definitive Cinderella has already been done.
 
2013-06-22 05:01:48 PM
Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.
 
2013-06-22 05:02:09 PM
Lets see if its better than Ever After
 
2013-06-22 05:05:42 PM
I take that last post back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27K6nlVEdSc
It's been done before!
 
2013-06-22 05:05:48 PM

RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.


How many times can the same Shakespeare shiat get remade? Isn't directing a Shakespeare movie/play just going through the motions at this point?
 
2013-06-22 05:06:23 PM
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Ta Da!
 
2013-06-22 05:17:13 PM

Mugato: RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.

How many times can the same Shakespeare shiat get remade? Isn't directing a Shakespeare movie/play just going through the motions at this point?


I don't think so - several well received Shakespeare movies were made recently, for instance, Coriolanus, which was highly acclaimed.

Plus, don't you think Julius Caesar is due for a revival? Last movie made of that was 1970 and had Charlton Heston.
 
2013-06-22 05:20:32 PM

RexTalionis: Plus, don't you think Julius Caesar is due for a revival? Last movie made of that was 1970 and had Charlton Heston.


You obviously missed William Shatner's rap version in Free Enterprise.

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2013-06-22 09:03:15 PM

RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.


Someone hasn't watched Wallander on Netflix Streaming...
 
2013-06-22 09:13:16 PM

a4dzac: RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.

Someone hasn't watched Wallander on Netflix Streaming...


I kind of like his Frankenstein. Sucked to be her character though. That made me jump out of my seat.
 
2013-06-22 09:15:25 PM
I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.
 
2013-06-22 09:16:55 PM

Mugato: RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.

How many times can the same Shakespeare shiat get remade? Isn't directing a Shakespeare movie/play just going through the motions at this point?


Not hardly.  I don't know if we'll ever finish mining all the nuances from the works of the greatest playwright the world has ever seen.

Joss Wheden's Much Ado About Nothing is in select cities now; hopefully will come to the Midwest by the end of the summer.

And I try real hard to see live Shakespeare at least once a year; it's so much better.
 
2013-06-22 09:28:26 PM

HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.


Nothing against her as an actor as she is excellent but I agree i'm a bit tired of seeing her.  There needs to be a new wave of actors/actresses hitting hollywood, a lot of what is coming out seems to be the same tired rehash with the same folks.

okay that being said I do wish they had used the same Aunt May in the amazing spiderman as in the previous 3.
 
2013-06-22 09:32:14 PM

HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.


I agree. There's nothing inherently wrong with her, but the fact I "knew" HB-C was going to be in the new live action Cinderella movie before I knew HB-C was going to be in the new live action Cinderella movie is a bit tiring.
 
2013-06-22 09:35:45 PM

Waldo Pepper: HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.

Nothing against her as an actor as she is excellent but I agree i'm a bit tired of seeing her.  There needs to be a new wave of actors/actresses hitting hollywood, a lot of what is coming out seems to be the same tired rehash with the same folks.



Quite true.  Actors should have a mandatory retirement age of 45.
 
2013-06-22 09:42:39 PM

NDP2: Waldo Pepper: HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.

Nothing against her as an actor as she is excellent but I agree i'm a bit tired of seeing her.  There needs to be a new wave of actors/actresses hitting hollywood, a lot of what is coming out seems to be the same tired rehash with the same folks.


Quite true.  Actors should have a mandatory retirement age of 45.


More like they should be forced to not play every farking character exactly the same way.
 
2013-06-22 09:50:48 PM

NDP2: Waldo Pepper: HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.

Nothing against her as an actor as she is excellent but I agree i'm a bit tired of seeing her.  There needs to be a new wave of actors/actresses hitting hollywood, a lot of what is coming out seems to be the same tired rehash with the same folks.


Quite true.  Actors should have a mandatory retirement age of 45.


hey thanks for deleting the part of my comment where I said I wish the Amazing spiderman used the same Aunt may and No Where did I say YOUNGER wave of actors/actresses, I said new wave.
 
2013-06-22 09:53:33 PM

RexTalionis: Can Ken Branagh just go back to making Shakespeare movies? His non-Shakespearean stuff has been kind of mediocre to abysmal.


The Shakespeare films are prestegious but don't make money (according to the studios), so he has to do non-Shakespeare work to get the films he wants to make made.

If you haven't seen his remake of Sleuth with Michael Caine and Jude Law, you should track it down; it's excellent and disturbing.

/it was also one of the last things Harold Pinter wrote.
 
2013-06-22 10:17:09 PM

Waldo Pepper: NDP2: Waldo Pepper: HotWingAgenda: I'm so sick of that chick. She's been played out since Fight Club.

Nothing against her as an actor as she is excellent but I agree i'm a bit tired of seeing her.  There needs to be a new wave of actors/actresses hitting hollywood, a lot of what is coming out seems to be the same tired rehash with the same folks.


Quite true.  Actors should have a mandatory retirement age of 45.

hey thanks for deleting the part of my comment where I said I wish the Amazing spiderman used the same Aunt may and No Where did I say YOUNGER wave of actors/actresses, I said new wave.


Sorry.  It just looked like that's what you were saying.
 
2013-06-23 12:00:29 AM
She's got a nice rack.
 
2013-06-23 12:42:28 AM

GreenAdder: Mugato: Does Tim Burton and Johnny Depp know about this?

Yeah. Casting Helena Bonham-Carter in a rehash of an ancient idea? If this flick features a bunch of black-and-white spirals and stripes, Burton should file a "look-and-feel" lawsuit.


Burton really needs to take a break for a good 5 years or so. I generally like a fair amount of the flicks he's written and/or directed but ever since his stuff became more popular (around abouts Nightmare Before Christmas timeframe) he's just oversaturated the movie scene with his shiat and it's gotten old, annoying and predictable.
 
2013-06-23 12:49:26 AM

CigaretteSmokingMan: She's got a nice rack.


Citation?
 
2013-06-23 12:56:21 AM
Well she has to do something seeing as how her beloved didn't cast her in his latest (which also doesn't feature any of his stock players).

It does, however, star Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman in a biopic of the 1950s-era artist responsible for artwork such as:

_www.hollywood-elsewhere.com
 
2013-06-23 12:57:56 AM

chitownmike: CigaretteSmokingMan: She's got a nice rack.

Citation?


Exhibit "A"
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2013-06-23 01:08:27 AM
I remember when she was the pretty young thing in Mel Gibson's Hamlet.  Course, I was also young.
 
2013-06-23 01:13:09 AM
Cate Blanchet as the evil stepmother?  Interesting.  Lily James... nope, don't know that name.
 
2013-06-23 01:22:14 AM

Alphax: Cate Blanchet as the evil stepmother?  Interesting.  Lily James... nope, don't know that name.


I wonder if HBC and Blanchett will have any scenes together because I've been waiting for years to see them in the same movie.  If they're going to be faithful to the original story, they probably won't but one can always hope.
 
2013-06-23 01:22:19 AM

Sinbox: Well she has to do something seeing as how her beloved didn't cast her in his latest (which also doesn't feature any of his stock players).

It does, however, star Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman in a biopic of the 1950s-era artist responsible for artwork such as:

_[www.hollywood-elsewhere.com image 402x267]


That is 60 years old? The artist must have been a time traveler, because the style is unmistakably modern.
 
2013-06-23 01:32:14 AM
I wish I had the features to pull off dressing the way she does.  She's awesome.
 
2013-06-23 01:32:19 AM
For some reason, I imagine she looks quite beautiful when she wakes up in the morning... but before she puts on her "face" in the morning, she's got three rows of pointed teeth.
 
2013-06-23 01:55:05 AM
I fell head over heels for Helena in a Room with a View. She lit up the screen in that way so few modern actresses do - absolutely beautiful and charming and charismatic and talented, and she held her own with Maggie Smith. As the years passed I grew tired of her mis-matched shoes (oh aren't I quirky!) and rat's nest hair. Then I watched Toast, and I fell in love all over again.
 
2013-06-23 02:17:00 AM
I wonder if Cate Blanchet will go full Dark Galadriel as the villian.
 
2013-06-23 03:56:35 AM
Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother

I'm there.

Of course I'd show up to watch Cate read a Jersey phone book aloud.

Lily James.

Who?
 
2013-06-23 04:18:57 AM

quatchi: Lily James.

Who?


I had to check IMDB.  Looks like her most famous movie was Wrath of the Titans.
 
2013-06-23 04:33:35 AM

Alphax: quatchi: Lily James.

Who?

I had to check IMDB.  Looks like her most famous movie was Wrath of the Titans.


Ah, haven't seen it. That said I've heard good things about her role in Downton Abby which I still haven't gotten around to watching yet.

Also... Richard Madden as a Prince? Come on. Who's gonna buy that?
 
2013-06-23 06:14:04 AM

HotWingAgenda: Sinbox: Well she has to do something seeing as how her beloved didn't cast her in his latest (which also doesn't feature any of his stock players).

It does, however, star Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman in a biopic of the 1950s-era artist responsible for artwork such as:

_[www.hollywood-elsewhere.com image 402x267]

That is 60 years old? The artist must have been a time traveler, because the style is unmistakably modern.


Reasearch up on Margeret D.H. Keane.

She was born in 1927 and began (key word, that) creating works such as that in the 1950s. I've found nothing to indicate that she has ceased (as she's still amongst the breathing set). I'm supposing that the film (currently entitled Big Eyes) will answer questions for both of us.
 
2013-06-23 07:05:37 AM

cman: She was so beautiful when she was younger.

Probably the most beautiful woman in the world in her time.


In my opinion she still is very beautiful and a strong contender for most beautiful woman in the world. I prefer her to Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston or any other of the supposed beauties Hollywood promotes. I'd love to look half as good as Helena. But that is just my personal taste, beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that.
 
2013-06-23 07:07:31 AM

Sinbox: HotWingAgenda: Sinbox: Well she has to do something seeing as how her beloved didn't cast her in his latest (which also doesn't feature any of his stock players).

It does, however, star Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman in a biopic of the 1950s-era artist responsible for artwork such as:

_[www.hollywood-elsewhere.com image 402x267]

That is 60 years old? The artist must have been a time traveler, because the style is unmistakably modern.

Reasearch up on Margeret D.H. Keane.

She was born in 1927 and began (key word, that) creating works such as that in the 1950s. I've found nothing to indicate that she has ceased (as she's still amongst the breathing set). I'm supposing that the film (currently entitled Big Eyes) will answer questions for both of us.


She was responsible for the big-eyed waif craze in low-brow art in the 1960s. Her abusive husband took credit for her work and the truth only came out later
 
2013-06-23 08:44:05 AM
Interesting that Branagh and HBC are working together again, considering that in the 1990s they had an infamous affair that broke up the marriage of Branagh and Emma Thompson.
 
2013-06-23 09:52:09 AM

quatchi: Also... Richard Madden as a Prince? Come on. Who's gonna buy that?


Well, his schedule suddenly opened up. Let's hope he does better with this romantic role than he did with that last one.
 
2013-06-23 10:24:41 AM

Nidiot: cman: She was so beautiful when she was younger.

Probably the most beautiful woman in the world in her time.

In my opinion she still is very beautiful and a strong contender for most beautiful woman in the world. I prefer her to Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston or any other of the supposed beauties Hollywood promotes. I'd love to look half as good as Helena. But that is just my personal taste, beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that.


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Behold
 
2013-06-23 10:36:01 AM

Psycoholic_Slag: Nidiot: cman: She was so beautiful when she was younger.

Probably the most beautiful woman in the world in her time.

In my opinion she still is very beautiful and a strong contender for most beautiful woman in the world. I prefer her to Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston or any other of the supposed beauties Hollywood promotes. I'd love to look half as good as Helena. But that is just my personal taste, beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that.

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Behold


I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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2013-06-23 11:46:19 AM
Wow, I haven't seen her since grade school.
 
2013-06-23 12:15:25 PM
I looveee HBC.  I'm glad she getting a lot of work.  I think she's in Lone Ranger too..
 
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