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Firth's King Speech

09.03.2009
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Colin Firth is truly one of my favorite actors working today, even though he indulges in the occasional MAMMA MIA. But even then, he's always a treat to watch. I like to think of him as a British Jeff Goldblum. With less freaky eyes.

The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to THE KINGS SPEECH which will reunite Firth with the unmatched Geoffrey Rush, under director Tom Hooper who recently brought the house down with HBO's John Adams mini.

The film will center on Firth as King George VI, father to Queen Elizabeth II so you know it'll take place a LOOOOONG time ago. The story follows George as he must overcome a terrible stutter before assuming the throne from his abdicating brother. Rush will play his quirky speech therapist, while Nic Cage is probably in talks to play Elisabeth. Jussssst kidding. Or am I...

Production is set for this fall, and chances are the Weinsteins bros will try to make this one their next Oscar bait; they've been itching to get back in that race big time since leaving Miramax behind. In the meantime, Firth will soon be seen alongside Ben Barnes in DORIAN GRAY.

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Extra Tidbit: I've been meaning to watch THE LAST LEGION for a while but reviews are really a downer. Should I anyway?

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3:46PM on 09/03/2009
Yeah, I'd probably stay away from the Last Legion, unless you've really got nothing else you want to see. The film was incredibly mediocre, but not bad enough to be a "so bad it's good guilty pleasure" or cheesy enough (or action packed enough) to be enjoyable as a over-the-top cheesy action movie. Just all around disappointing... and mediocre.
Yeah, I'd probably stay away from the Last Legion, unless you've really got nothing else you want to see. The film was incredibly mediocre, but not bad enough to be a "so bad it's good guilty pleasure" or cheesy enough (or action packed enough) to be enjoyable as a over-the-top cheesy action movie. Just all around disappointing... and mediocre.
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9:40AM on 09/03/2009
Don't. It's such a bad movie, it made my dog blind.
Don't. It's such a bad movie, it made my dog blind.
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5:03PM on 09/03/2009
If it had stayed to the book it may have been more receptive to a larger audience but they toned it down and made an old fashioned B movie. The actors had fun and there are alot of little asides and word gags in it. It was targeted to 13 year old boys so what did one expect? It's a good movie to pass time and Colin Firth did a nice job with what he had to work with.
I still would have liked them to stick with the book. Aurelius had a great backstory and issues. With Ash they had tocut out all
If it had stayed to the book it may have been more receptive to a larger audience but they toned it down and made an old fashioned B movie. The actors had fun and there are alot of little asides and word gags in it. It was targeted to 13 year old boys so what did one expect? It's a good movie to pass time and Colin Firth did a nice job with what he had to work with.
I still would have liked them to stick with the book. Aurelius had a great backstory and issues. With Ash they had tocut out all the sex and a possible naked Colin scene :(
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