FIRST OF ALL: I went to a screening at the TCM festival in Hollywood a few weeks ago (for extra credit for my film class but ALSO because I love classic films and wanted to go experience the old Hollywood theater palaces for myself) and I saw
Gun Crazy (1950)
(yayyyyyy fun GIF!)
It was shown at the Egyptian Theatre….the old theaters on Hollywood Blvd. and the surrounding streets are so cool! If you ever get the chance to go to a festival there, take that chance! You’ll get to see what it was like to attend the movies back in the 40’s and 50’s!
The main actress, Peggy Cummins, got interviewed in front of the audience right before the film screening; she was so petite and adorable and British-funny that I loved her strong performance in the film even more!!!
So this film is pretty much the OG Bonnie & Clyde…..its hilarious and wild (for 1950) and well-filmed, and overall, a fun classic film. I usually avoid romantic comedies…but this I liked.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The release date for PROMETHEUS (2012)is getting closer!!! It’s kind of, sort of, but doesn’t have to be, a prequel to the film Alien. Ridley Scott directed Alien and also Prometheus…there have been “viral videos” released recently which are just making me lose my patience because they’re so damn good! I anticipate it to be my favorite film of the year….
Here are some actors you might recognize in this: Noomi Rapace (actress in the original Girl with Dragon Tattoo), Michael Fassbender (you better recognize him), Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce…..yea.
I almost wanted to avoid the temptation of watching the trailer and the viral videos, but I’m pretty certain the viral videos won’t be included in the film so I guess it doesn’t hurt to watch them. Check these out if you haven’t already!!!
(this next one is Michael Fassbender) My favorite viral video….
oh and its coming out on June 8th!!!