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08.11.2010

My inner theater nerd gets really excited over this.

An official poster and two stills for THE TEMPEST have been released.

Julie Taymor is helming this adaptation and I think it's in good hands. Watching TITUS, one of her earlier Shakespeare adaptations is visually appealing. Also, it has probably the best performance from Alan Cumming that I have ever seen. I was quite taken with ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well, but have had to take an extended break from it since I watched the movie so many times after it released on DVD.

While Russell Brand's name might caution you to stray away, the rest of the cast makes the film way worth the view: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, David Strathairn, and Felicity Jones. The poster is great, and how bad ass is Helen Mirren surrounded by that ring of fire? Please feel free to add more Johnny Cash lyrics to the strike backs as well.

Official synopsis:

"In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest,” Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural."

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Extra Tidbit: If it wasn't for FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, I probably wouldn't care too much for Brand myself. He's marrying/has already married Katy Perry and his stand-up isn't really all that funny.
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7:34PM on 08/12/2010

no robby ?

taymor as such a specific visual language, that it will be interesting to watch... and to compare it to FORBIDDEN PLANET (people keep forgetting IT WAS an adaptation of the tempest)
taymor as such a specific visual language, that it will be interesting to watch... and to compare it to FORBIDDEN PLANET (people keep forgetting IT WAS an adaptation of the tempest)
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1:06PM on 08/12/2010
That looks pretty badass. Helen Miren is definitely kicking ass right now.
That looks pretty badass. Helen Miren is definitely kicking ass right now.
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9:53AM on 08/12/2010
This looks amazing. Titus is such a brilliant film. Taymor has such a fantastic visual style.
This looks amazing. Titus is such a brilliant film. Taymor has such a fantastic visual style.
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8:54AM on 08/12/2010
I've only seen Brand in Sarah Marshall, where I thought he was funny. Can't get on the big hate bandwagon just yet. I'm definitely intrigued. Want to see how he handles Shakespeare. Is whats's'name from Blood Diamond playing Calliban?
I've only seen Brand in Sarah Marshall, where I thought he was funny. Can't get on the big hate bandwagon just yet. I'm definitely intrigued. Want to see how he handles Shakespeare. Is whats's'name from Blood Diamond playing Calliban?
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8:05PM on 08/12/2010
Yeah, his hilarious performance in FSM earned him a lot of goodwill, in my book.
Yeah, his hilarious performance in FSM earned him a lot of goodwill, in my book.
3:42AM on 08/12/2010
Is Brand on fire in that photo? I hope that isn't a special effect.
Is Brand on fire in that photo? I hope that isn't a special effect.
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12:58AM on 08/12/2010

The Tempest is my

favourite Shakespeare play so I'm really interested in what Julie Taymor does to it. Helen Mirren as ProsperA is an epic win; not sold on Djimon Hounsou as Caliban. Russell Brand's only playing Trinculo so he shouldn't be too annoying.
favourite Shakespeare play so I'm really interested in what Julie Taymor does to it. Helen Mirren as ProsperA is an epic win; not sold on Djimon Hounsou as Caliban. Russell Brand's only playing Trinculo so he shouldn't be too annoying.
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11:37PM on 08/11/2010
Oh...and about Russel Brand getting himself a piece of Katy Perry every night...*sigh*...what has this world come to.
Oh...and about Russel Brand getting himself a piece of Katy Perry every night...*sigh*...what has this world come to.
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11:31PM on 08/11/2010

I was excited until...

...I saw that picture of Brand being a goofball. Now I'm not so sure anymore. I don't hate him...but I don't find him funny either. He's like an annoying hyperactive kid on extremely dangerous levels of sugar.
...I saw that picture of Brand being a goofball. Now I'm not so sure anymore. I don't hate him...but I don't find him funny either. He's like an annoying hyperactive kid on extremely dangerous levels of sugar.
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10:59PM on 08/11/2010
Am I the only one that thinks Brand is quite hilarious? (And lucky as shit, marrying Katy Perry)!
Am I the only one that thinks Brand is quite hilarious? (And lucky as shit, marrying Katy Perry)!
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10:33PM on 08/11/2010

not to sound like a hater

but I didn't even find Brand funny in Sarah Marshall.
He annoys me but a[art from that I just have never found him to be funny.
I do see why people might find him funny though.
but I didn't even find Brand funny in Sarah Marshall.
He annoys me but a[art from that I just have never found him to be funny.
I do see why people might find him funny though.
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9:46PM on 08/11/2010
Now, I want to see a trailer!
Now, I want to see a trailer!
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9:40PM on 08/11/2010

Very cool...

I'll admit that I don't know a lot about the plot, I'm not one of those people who knows everything there is to know about Shakespeare. But I love this cast, and Julie Taymor is an amazing director. And this poster-WOW! That is one great poster.
I'll admit that I don't know a lot about the plot, I'm not one of those people who knows everything there is to know about Shakespeare. But I love this cast, and Julie Taymor is an amazing director. And this poster-WOW! That is one great poster.
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8:29PM on 08/11/2010
Why is it that every picture of Brand has his mouth hanging open?
Why is it that every picture of Brand has his mouth hanging open?
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7:40PM on 08/11/2010

nice

very nice looking. and apparently even Brand does some real acting this time, according to some reviews.
very nice looking. and apparently even Brand does some real acting this time, according to some reviews.
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7:17PM on 08/11/2010

Just Make Tempest!

They should prob just make a movie based on the 1981 atar xy game "Tempest". It would probably be better considering this already reminds me of the look that golden compass had.
They should prob just make a movie based on the 1981 atar xy game "Tempest". It would probably be better considering this already reminds me of the look that golden compass had.
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7:07PM on 08/11/2010
Why the hell does Russell Brand have a career?
Why the hell does Russell Brand have a career?
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