Sunday, February 27, 2011

Photos from Kodak Theatre for Academy Awards!

As previously told Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law will be at the Oscar here's the proof!


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Friday, February 25, 2011

Presenting at the Oscar news!

Sources tell that Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are presenting together at the Oscars.
Are you happy?

Collider Goes to the Set of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS; Read a Preview Here

(From Collider)


Moriarty (Jared Harris) is sitting at a table inside the Hotel De La Ville in Paris surrounded by people.  He’s reading a newspaper inside the cafe.  After a few seconds, someone walks in to tell him something.  While I can’t hear what they’re saying, the news must be important, as he gets up after hearing it.  As he rises out of the chair, the focus of the shot pulls to an old man sitting at a table in the foreground of the frame.  The man is unremarkable.  He wears a suit of no importance.  He has a long grey beard and long grey hair.  I didn’t notice him until the camera pulled focus.  As Moriarty leaves the room and the man jumps out of his chair, I realize it’s Sherlock Holmes in disguise.
But let me back up a second.
Last month, on the day the Sundance Film Festival started, I got to visit the set of Sherlock Holmes 2 (now called Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) when the production was filming 45 miles outside London at Waddesdon Manor.  While the filming that day was supposed to be taking place in Paris, director Guy Ritchie was using the manor as a stand-in for the city.  The manor was built to look like a French Renaissance-style château, and standing inside the breathtaking building, I understood why they’d want to film there.  Read more about  my visit to the set of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows after the jump.

Since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows doesn’t get released until December 16th, Warner Bros. has only given me permission to run a preview of what I saw and learned on set.  They also don’t want me running any of the interviews that I did with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, producers Susan Downey and Lionel Wigram, and director Guy Ritchie.  However, later this year, you can expect my full set report, all the interviews, and the video blog I recorded with Silas Lesnick from Coming Soon when we got back from set.


Now even though I can’t be specific or use any quotes, I think it’s safe to tell you what I thought after spending the entire day on set: I think Sherlock Holmes 2 is going to be even better than the first film – which I loved.  One of the reasons I feel this way is due to what Jared Harris told us during his interview.  He mentioned that he didn’t want his character to explain everything in some  long winded end-of-the-movie speech which lays out all of his plans.  He wanted Moriarty to be mysterious.  He wanted the audience to be unsure of his reasons.  And that is extremely cool.
In addition to Harris saying all the right things, we got to speak to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law for about twenty five minutes while they were both in costume as Holmes and Watson.  The way they spoke to us and interacted with one another, you could tell they were extremely happy to be making a sequel to Sherlock Holmes and I can only imagine their enthusiasm will make for great chemistry on screen.

Of course during the interviews we learned a lot about what the sequel is going to be about, but since I know WB wants us to be vague for now, here’s the official synopsis from the studio:
 
“Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure, following the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Law), as they match wits with their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Harris).”


As you can see, they’re keeping their cards close to their vest.  Just know I’m very excited by what I learned on set, so if you’re a fan of the first film, don’t worry.  They have a great story.
However, while I need to be careful what I say, Matt Goldberg wrote a bit on the film a few months ago when the first images was released and it sums up a lot:

 The sequel takes place a year after the events of the first film and sees Holmes in pursuit of Professor Moriarty (Mad Men’s Jared Harris), who “might be the world’s first supervillain”.  The film also introduces Noomi Rapace in her first American role as a “feisty” gypsy named Sim.  Along for the ride is Stephen Fry as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes, a character who is, according to producer Susan Downey, “stranger and perhaps even more brilliant,” than Sherlock.  Meanwhile, as Sherlock and Watson pursue Moriarty, Watson is trying to keep his relationship with Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly) afloat.

 Finally, in addition to the scene I already told you about, we also got to watch an outdoor action scene being filmed at the end of our set visit.  As we stood around a monitor in a heated tent (it was very cold outside) we watched a dozen horse-drawn carriages and a hundred people react to an explosion that will be added in using CGI.  I won’t say anymore than that for now.  Just know it was very cool to watch and I can’t wait to see it when the film is completed.

Again, I’m sorry I can’t say anymore, but with the film still ten months away, I can understand Warner Bros. wanting us to hold our coverage back.  However, if you’re going to Comic-Con this summer, I’d imagine the studio will unveil some finished footage and possibly have the cast in attendance.   After all, Downey Jr. is a rock star at Comic-Con and he’ll probably be there for The Avengers anyway.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blu-ray Review: Due Date (2010)


Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Avengers) and Zach Galifianakis (Bored to Death, The Hangover Part II), doesn’t break any molds in comedic storytelling. In fact, the story centers on one of the most cliché character dynamics you’ll see in comedy: the straight man (Downey Jr. as Peter Highman) meets the crazy man (Galifianakis as Ethan Tremblay). The two connect and go on an epic adventure of escalating mishaps that the straight man wants nothing to do with. Been there. Done that. It’s the Odd Couple on a road trip adventure. However, Due Date throws cliché on its backside with the unbridled on-screen chemistry of Downey Jr. and Galifianakis. Unlike some comedies, Due Date is a film that can be watched several times either in a dedicated sitting or while doing household chores. Albeit a few throwaways, the Blu-ray release comes with a two special features that expand on Downey Jr. and Galifianakis antics, making for a moderately good release.

Peter Highman is the typical all-work-and-no-play husband who has dedicated his life to the job. He’s dull, high strung, prone to angry outbreaks and jealous. However, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t love his family. His wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is scheduled to have her baby in a week. So, Peter is in a rush to get back home from work in Atlanta and be at his wife’s side for the birth of their child. Unfortunately, on the way to the airport, Peter’s life changes when he runs into Ethan Tremblay, an aspiring actor who loves medicinal marijuana and other controlled substances. After an altercation on the plane, Peter and Ethan are booted off the plane and put on the “no fly list.” Unfortunately, Peter’s wallet was left in his confiscated luggage. Now, Peter must tag along Ethan, the one man who can help him get to LA in time for his child’s birth.
From the moment you meet Ethan, you can tell he’s a little off. Basically, the kind of character you’d expect from Galifianakis. He walks around with his father’s ashes in a coffee tin, masturbates to go to sleep and breaks the record for irritating actions. Ethan is the kid who never really grew up. Pit that character against Highman and you’ve got yourself Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar.
Downey Jr. and Galifianakis play the Odd Couple relationship flawlessly. What makes Peter and Ethan likable and not too cliché is their bond over father figures. We learn early on that Ethan recently lost his father, the one person he was close to. Instead of playing this relationship down or making light of it, this relationship grounds the film. It opens a door for a budding bromance between Peter and Ethan and makes you root for them to become friends instead of bitter enemies. Instead of just being a simple comedy, Due Date becomes a heartfelt, but utterly bananas rollercoaster ride. Appearances by the RZA and Jamie Foxx also add to the humor.

Throughout the film, Ethan discusses his fan site for Two and a Half Men. [Spoiler] The payoff is expanded on in the special features. It’s a delight to watch, and an excellent addition to the home release. The additional scenes and gag reel do a great job of showing viewers how Downey Jr. and Galifianakis developed their excellent chemistry. You can see them just having fun off camera, which immediately translated into several great scenes in the movie. There are also two mash-ups included in the special features, but they fly by in a matter of seconds. It’s as if production forgot to do any interviews with the actors and just threw these two sixty-second teasers (estimated time) on to fill up space.

Due Date comes complete with a digital copy so it is a great movie to watch at home or on the go.
Special Features:
- Due Date: Action Mash-Up
- Due Date: Too Many Questions
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Complete Two and a Half Men Scene Featuring Ethan Tremblay

Robert Downey Jr. Has An "Inherent Vice"?


Robert Downey Jr is in talks to star in one of Paul Thomas Anderson's potential next projects "Inherent Vice" says Risky Biz Blog.
An adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel, the story follows a stoner detective who gets caught up in various mysteries in 1969 Los Angeles, a time when the Manson Family trial was underway.
Anderson adapted the screenplay when it appeared his religious movie "The Master" wouldn't be getting off the ground. Downey's departure from Disney's "Oz, the Great and Powerful" last month has given him the time to do another project post-"The Avengers" and this is looking to be the likeliest candidate.

Source:  http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/19590

Friday, February 18, 2011

Finally we have the director for Iron Man 3? ...Shane Black!

Exactly one week ago it was reported that Shane Black was being considered to direct "Iron Man 3," replacing Jon Favreau, who dropped out of the project in December to focus his efforts on Disney's "Magic Kingdom." Now things are almost official: Black is closing in on "Iron Man 3."
The "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" director is now in "final negotiations" with Marvel Studios to get behind the camera for "Iron Man 3," reports Deadline.
Black is predominantly a writer, though there is no word yet on whether he'll be asked to take a pen to the sequel's script.
Black and "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. previously worked together on "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which was the director's debut as well as his only feature at the helm... until "Iron Man 3," most likely.
"Kiss Kiss" is also notable for getting Downey's career back on its feet after a string of troubled years. The actor has really come into his own since then, evolving from the likable leading man in his early years to the full-fledged global superstar that he's become now.
As a writer, Black is not a newcomer to humor-tinged action. He penned all four scripts in the "Lethal Weapon" series, as well as "The Last Boy Scout," "Last Action Hero," "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "The Monster Squad." He also wrote "Kiss Kiss" -- and if you saw that one, then you should know already that Black and Downey work well together.
Fans who are still distraught over Favreau's departure can take solace in this hiring. Even if "Iron Man 3" feels different, there's no denying that the director/star pairing is an already-proven formula.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arrivals at the "Unknown" premiere (Febr, 16)

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS: explosion à Strasbourg (3)

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Strasbourg (Best of du tournage)

Sherlock Holmes 2 has a final official title!

ComingSoon.net reports that Warner Bros. has named the SHERLOCK HOLMES sequel, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS. Director Guy Ritchie is returning to helm the Part II, which sees Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) facing off against their chief rival Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). The cast also includes Stephen Fry as Sherlock's brother Mycroft and GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO star Noomi Rapace as the female lead. Dec. 16, 2011 is set for the film's release.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Finally on Tumblr!

Follow the blog also on tumblr, you will find many stuff... new but also old!
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RDJ in Beverly Hills, LA


Robert leaves The Grill in Beverly Hills after having lunch with Todd Phillips Feb 9, 2011



And here's the video made by a guy (who's really annoying to me and you find out the reason why, anyway I'll let you judge it by your own):



http://x17video.com/celebrity_video/robert_downey_jr/robert_downey_jr_looking_like.php

The List: Casting call for “Ronald Reagan: The Movie”

The List continues to celebrate the centenary birthday of Ronald Reagan. This week, a list of actors who could play Reagan at various stages in his career in a planned $30 million biopic. We ask: What actor from liberal-leaning Hollywood would satisfy admirers of Reagan, who revived the conservative movement?
  • Ben Affleck — Probably one actor who really does look like Reagan. But can you imagine Mr. Affleck, a strong supporter of the Democratic Party, appearing on “The Sean Hannity Show” to promote the film? “He’s preternaturally boyish and disarming, not unlike the prez, and both men were underestimated as lightweights before finally achieving widespread success and acclaim,” wrote Jeff Labrecque on EW.com.
  • James Franco — The “Spider-Man” star played Harvey Milk‘s gay lover in the 2008 film “Milk.” “I played like four military men in every war situation, and people would ask me, are you conservative or right-wing?” Mr. Franco said. “But my roles aren’t based on any political agenda. My choice of roles is just project by project.”
  • Zac Efron The “High School Musical” star certainly has an uncanny resemblance to Reagan.
  • Jon Hamm —The star of “Mad Men,” a show set in the 1960s about a Madison Avenue advertising firm, has the looks and the smile to play Reagan, but his politics are far to the left. On “Real Time With Bill Maher,”Mr. Hamm agreed with Mr. Maher when the host called the tea-party movement racist.
  • Ewan McGregor — The Scottish actor no doubt could exude Reagan‘s charm. “I’m not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.  I’m just into making quality stuff,” Mr. McGregor said. He also has noted, “Conservative’s the last thing I am.?
  • Robert Downey Jr. — The “Iron Man” star had a political metamorphosis after spending time in prison. Said Mr. Downey: “I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t.”
  • Christian Bale — The English actor has the looks and could easily master Reagan‘s voice. Surely Batman had conservative views. However, Mr. Bale did star in “American Psycho,” which took a number of nasty swipes at Reagan.
  • Russell Crowe — The Australian actor mastered an American accent in his breakout film, “L.A. Confidential,” and looks similar to Reagan. Mr. Crowe is also a man of faith. “I do believe there are more important things than what is in the mind of a man,” he said in 2007 after deciding to be baptized. “There is something much bigger that drives us all. I’m willing to take that leap of faith.”
  • Gary Sinise — The “Forrest Gump” and “CSI: NY” star narrates the online virtual tour for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. He spoke recently at the library’s centennial celebration of Reagan‘s birth. “He was an actor born in Illinois. I’m an actor born in Illinois,” Mr. Sinise said.
  • Tom Selleck — Mr. Selleck plays a Reagan (Frank) in CBS’ police drama “Blue Bloods.” At 66, the conservative-leaning actor may be too old for the role.
  • Hayden Christensen The Canadian actor, who played Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” films, is also a likely candidate for the Reagan role.
  • Jim Caviezel — The “Passion of the Christ” star is a devout Catholic. Like Reagan, Mr. Caviezel and his wife have adopted children.
  • Chris Pine — The Hollywood Reporter has suggested the “Star Trek” actor for the Reagan role.
  • Hugh Laurie— The Oxford-educated Mr. Laurie is famous for his role as the doctor on the Fox series “House.” The English actor can produce an excellent American accent, but can he transmit the Reagan charm?
  • Joaquin Phoenix — The twice-Oscar-nominated actor, who played a Roman emperor in “Gladiator,” certainly could play the 40th president. After going AWOL for awhile, Mr. Phoenix is set to return to the big screen in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” teaching the 16th president how to kill vampires.
  • Tom Hanks — Mr. Hanks is a talented actor, but he also is known for his strident liberal views.
Compiled by John Haydon

Sources: blog.moviefone.com, the Detroit News, hollywoodreporter.com, New York Times, Wikipedia, jezebel.com, Ew.com.

RDJ nominated for Kids Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Black is hosting Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards for the third time.
In an announcement Friday, Nickelodeon said Black's unpredictability and comic timing bring excitement to the ceremony.
The Kids' Choice Awards will air live from Los Angeles on April 2 on Nickelodeon. Nominees in the categories of music, TV, movies and sports include Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson and Danica Patrick.
The host is also a nominee: Black is up for favorite movie actor honors for "Gulliver's Travels."

Source: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/entertainment/host-122718-jack-angeles.html 


Robert Downey Jr is nominated in this category:
  * Buttkicker
Steve Carrell
Jackie Chan
Robert Downey Jr
Will Ferrell

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photos of Shelock Holmes (2009) you could have already seen or not!

It's passed more than a year but there are some other photos from Sherlock Holmes movie, so check them out!