Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

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Trying to get back into the swing of things

Apropos of nothing much, I'll tell you that I tried to watch the third Mummy movie last night, and I could not get fifteen minutes into it--because I can forgive a lot, and I can have a lot of fun with stuff that isn't actually good, but I just could not, not, not get behind Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz (who I love in the first movie). They just weren't even the same character--Rachel Weisz brought a kind of giddy can-do energy to Evie, whereas Maria Bello had this arch, coy, detached take on the whole thing (and how much of that is due to her wrestling with a fake accent, I don't know).

But I will give the movie this: the first time we hear Bello!Evie, she's reading aloud from a novel she's published (a thinly fictionalized version of her own adventures). Then a woman in the audience stands up and asks if she based the heroine on herself, and then we see Bello!Evie for the first time as she says, all but winking at the camera, "No, I can honestly say she is a completely different person." I laughed so hard.

Must Watch: First Trailer for Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes'!

ETA: Early leak of the New Moon poster, it looks like. Although the watermark is cracking me up.

Terry O'Quinn on Locke's Future.

Fox execs explain why they kept Dollhouse and killed Sarah Connor; ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ And What Might Have Been.

New True Blood Season 2 Promos. Eric's = thumbs up.

Images: Exclusive Sketches from 'The Brothers Bloom' - In Theaters Now!; Exclusive First Look at 'Clash of the Titans'!; Exclusive: 'Chéri' Poster Premiere; First Look: Chow Yun-Fat as 'Confucius' in Hu Mei's Biopic.

Trailers and clips: First Clip of Heath Ledger in ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’; Must Watch: John Hillcoat's 'The Road' Finally Gets a Trailer!; First Hilarious TV Spot for Judd Apatow's 'Funny People'; New 'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer.

trailer_spot: The Road, Nine, Precious, Case 39, The Other Man.

‘Agora’ Clip, Pics and Cannes Reactions.

UPDATE: First Official Still AND Footage of Jim Carrey as Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol.’

Five Views Of ‘Terminator Salvation’; ‘Terminator Salvation’ Reviews Are In!; Christian Bale On His Rant: "It Was Unacceptable"; Sam Worthington Explains The Trouble With Killer Robots; Oh No, MGM Might Snatch Up the Rights to Terminator 5?

'Angels & Demons' Posts Unspectacular U.S. Opening, But Does Better Overseas; 'Angels & Demons' actor slams Dan Brown's writing; Ewan McGregor doesn't know who Megan Fox is, remains fabulous while doing so.

'Star Trek' In Orbit: $216M Worldwide; 'Star Trek' for beginners: What to watch if you're suddenly smitten; Star Trek's Final Frontier Not Fashion [Sci-fi Chic].

Related: Simon Pegg's Next Alien Sidekick Will Be Taller... And Half Naked ['Paul'].

Also related: Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk) Officially Cast as Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor'; Thor, Here's Your Loki: Tom Hiddleston?

Wolverines! Chris Hemsworth nabs lead in 'Red Dawn.'

Bradley Cooper Accidentally Confirms Himself For ‘A-Team’; Common ‘Excited’ to Join ‘A-Team’ Movie, Unsure How He’ll Do the Mohawk.

New Half-Blood Prince TV Spot on Fox: Do the Deed!; Video of Filming for Apparition from Malfoy Manor to Shell Cottage; More Deathly Hallows Location Photos: Apparition from Malfoy Manor.

'New Moon': 26 pics from the set; Volterra Fountain Under Construction; Do You Want To See A Clip From ‘New Moon’? Then Watch The MTV Movie Awards On May 31; Does Anyone Want To Talk About That ‘New Moon’ Clip? Please. Please, we need the page hits. Please. Also: I will bet you five bucks that they will do a "Film your reaction to the New Moon poster!" entry tomorrow.

Universal Hires Peter Berg to Direct Their 'Battleship' Movie (yes, based on the actual game); Battleship movie? You sunk my creative integrity!; Maybe Robert Pattinson And Peter Berg Were Playing ‘Battleship’…?

Alan Cumming In Talks To Play Green Goblin In ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.’

Lars von Trier's 'Antichrist' Sparks a Furious Debate at the Cannes Film Festival; Cannes report: Lars von Trier's 'Antichrist': 'The closest film to a scream'; Want To Know Who ‘The World’s Greatest Director’ Is?; OH GOD WHY GOD NO NOOOOOOOOO.

Keanu Reeves Replaces Clive Owen in 'Cartagena.'

Three Board Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus.'

Full Cast for Jonathan Hensleigh's 'The Irishman.'

Edgar Allan Poe's 'Usher' to the Big Screen.

Jim Caviezel To Shoot For Apples In ‘William Tell: The Legend.’

Another Silence of the Lambs Sequel... is sourced from an article originally printed nine years ago. Way to go, guys.

Deborah Gibson Talks ‘Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus.’

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