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the first one was so fun. love almost anything that Robert Downey Jr. does and I’m a big fan of Guy Ritchie and Jude Law too. Plus will be good to see Noomi Rapace [Girl with the Dragon Tattoo] in something different.
in theaters in December.
My father always said to me I’m a late bloomer. I think I’m the oldest person to win this award.
–David Seidler, Best Original Screenplay, The King’s Speech
I have a feeling my career’s just peaked.
— Colin Firth, Best Actor, The King’s Speech
Colin Firth is not laughing. He’s British.
–presenter Kirk Douglas
the BOB is IN again:
Who I thought looked fantastic:
Mila Kunis [Black Swan]– she looks pretty in this frilly lavender Elie Saab dress with train
Jennifer Hudson— wearing orange Atelier Versace
Hailee Steinfeld [True Grit]– in a blush-colored Marchesa gown
Reese Witherspoon— classic black and white old Hollywood glamour in Armani Prive
Gwyneth Paltrow in a metallic Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence [Winter’s Bone] in red Calvin Klein
Robert Downey Jr. [with wife Susan]
Mark Wahlberg [The Fighter] [with wife Rhea Durham]
Cate Blanchett in a lovely, one-of-a-kind design by Givenchy
Helen Mirren in steely Vivienne Westwood
so The Sherlock Holmes Sequel doesn’t come out until December 2011 [I saw the original at a late showing December 31, 2009], I’m still excited for the Guy Ritchie film with one of my all-time-favorite actors Robert Downey Jr., as well as Jude Law and Noomi Rapace [Lisbeth Salander in The Millenium series].
The L.A. Times says of the story:
Set in 1891 — a year after the last film’s events — the sequel shows Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson (Jude Law), meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive.
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard
Looks can only get you so far. Looks and brains can get you a little farther. For Tony Stark [Robert Downey Jr.], this MIT scientist seems to have it all at his fingertips. His company makes the most advanced weaponry, but after an incident in Afghanistan, Stark re-thinks his role in the arms business. War Lord no longer suits him. Seeing destruction first hand can do that to people. Iron Man raked in $100 million in its opening weekend and should be THE summer popcorn flick. It certainly as all the elements: cool James Bond gadgets and cars, a rich and smart hero, who as far as I can tell from this film doesn’t have a huge sob story or some weird thing in his past to overcome. Downey Jr. manages to combine earnest with arrogance. Only he can get away with these rapid fire remarks, the zingers, the kookiness. He’s such a talented actor that he can go from role to role effortlessly. His catalogue of films is rather impressive to say the least and he rarely disappoints me.
As redhead Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow [Proof, Sylvia] brings smart and sassy to the updated Gal Friday role. She and Downey Jr. simmer together. Their palpable chemistry fuels many razor sharp interactions. Pepper and Stark care for each other and look out for one other and best of all respect each other. Nearly unrecognizable is Jeff Bridge as the bad guy [no reminders of The Dude here]. Terrence Howard [Crash] plays the military liaison and close friend to Stark. He’s level-headed yet still in awe by some of what his friend manages to do.
I really like Iron Man. The end result is a bit Transformers-ish but very cool never-the-less. I laughed out loud at much of the dialogue. It’s smart. Not clichéd like many films in the theatres right now. I enjoyed Tobey Maguire as Spiderman and a brooding, dark Christian Bale as Batman. But I knew nothing about this comic hero and think he’s fantastic. There’s a realness here. Sure he’s filthy rich and a playboy but he seems like the type of guy you could hang out with and not feel like there’s this underlying dark aspect to his personality that you have to address.