Some ‘Carrie’ love

So I’ve been supremely excited for Kimberly Peirce’s adaptation of Carrie. I loved Stephen King’s original novel and am really excited to see what she’ll pull out of the bag – and obviously how it will hold up to Brian De Palma’s original film. Plus it has Chloe Moretz – and in my opinion, she is one of the most exciting young actresses in Hollywood at the moment.

Anyway, was pretty much frothing at the mouth to see the teaser trailer – which debuted at New York Comic-Con this weekend – and it has finally (okay, I know it was only a two-day wait, but still) finally appeared online. With a pretty awesome teaser poster.

Behold – trailer and poster below:

Carrie Teaser Poster

That’s pretty much it for today. Will be back sometime this week with a brief catch-up on my trip to the amazing Mount Grace Country Hotel and Spa.

The adventure begins… The first Hobbit trailer

I’ve been looking forward to this movie for years. And years. And probably some more years on top of that. I read JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit as a child, and it’s remained one of my favourite novels since.

I was also, at some point in my teens, obsessed with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Obsessed. I’ve seen the movies so often that I can definitely recite most of The Fellowship of the Ring as it plays. And probably a large chunk of The Return of the King too.

Anyway, you don’t care about my slightly unhealthy relationship with The Lord of the Rings. You’re here to see the trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I got chills, then squealed.

Watch here.

Firstly, Martin Freeman completely exceeded my expectations. Sir Ian McKellen (who returns as Gandalf) was right about one thing – he is Bilbo. (In my mind, at least.)

I do love the hark back to The Lord of the Rings – those people whose entire experience of Tolkien is centered in Jackson’s film will find this familiar and comforting, and the rabid fans of the books will be pretty much rabid no matter what. The inclusion of Howard Shore’s main Lord of the Rings Theme gives it a wonderful, nostalgic feel.

And while we don’t get to see as much of the dwarves as I would have liked, I suppose we’ve got a full year of promotional material to go to get to know them.

Bring on part one of The Hobbit. 

The long-weekend wrap-up

Right – so I have neglected this blog for a week or so for a number of different reasons, largely:

  • I was working the 10-day weekend news shift. The weekend news shift turns my brain into mush and it’s largely damage control by the end of it, no time for awesome things like blogging.
  • A lot of Grown Up Stuff happened. Being a grown up sucks. But it was a major wake-up call. Things could always, always be worse.
  • After my 10-day shift I went on a four-day weekend. (Perk!) My weekend included catching Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite Live at the Grand Arena here in Cape Town (amazing!) and surviving my first-ever trail run. I tried to work as little as possible during my time off.

The great thing about taking a little time off is how much cool stuff awaits your return – especially in the entertainment world! In no particular order…

Blink-182 release their new single, Up All Night. It reminds me of being 13 again.

The first trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie drops. Robert Downey Jr rocks my socks off.

Rebecca Black’s new single lands. It’s slightly less terrible than Friday. Slightly.

The first teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has arrived. I squealed.

And, if you missed it, a clip from The Walking Dead Season 2.

Also – the big what.the.fuck moment of the week has come in the form of JLo’s separation from hubby Marc Anthony. But, it isn’t very surprising, if you think about it… And I’ll have more on that tomorrow. For now – research. For something pretty damn awesome.