January 26, 2010

Whereabouts: James McAvoy

Romancing the Tome favorite (see also; Whereabouts: James McAvoy 2006) and soon-to-be first time father James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Atonement; Becoming Jane) will star in The Conspirator, a 2010 film about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with Alexis Bledel and Justin Long (hmm....) as well as Wanted 2 and I'm With Cancer, which are both in pre-production. --Kim

January 4, 2010

Upcoming Masterpiece Classic Schedule

Here's the schedule for PBS's Masterpiece Classic, which begins January 10:

January 10-17, 2010, 9pm
Return to Cranford

January 24-February 7, 2010, 9pm
Emma (with Romala Garai and Jonny Lee Miller)

February 14, 2010, 9pm
Northanger Abbey (Encore Presentation)

February 21, 2010, 9pm
Persuasion (Encore Presentation)

For more details, visit the Masterpiece Classic website.

The Little Indie On My Must See List

Tennessee Williams' The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond stars Ellen Burstyn, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ann-Margret. Bryce Dallas Howard portrays Fisher Willow, who returns from abroad to 1920s Memphis. Doug Johnson of Alt Film Guide writes:

In Fisher, traces are abundant of female characters ranging from Maggie the Cat to Baby Doll to Alexandra Del Lago, charged characters that brought Academy Award nominations to Elizabeth Taylor, Carroll Baker, and Geraldine Page, the actresses who originated them on screen.

You had me at Maggie the Cat....