A dear friend from work who has tried desperately for years to conceive a child has finally done so; trust me, no one thought she could, then, she finally did. Regrettably, she has miscarried and has required rest, so I have been working more. The old saying, "It's a mixed bag," is certainly true, so I apologize for not getting more up, but there was a good reason for it and the doctor is confident she will be able to conceive again.
|Thor the Dark World will be released November 8.|
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer will be released tomorrow during the MTV awards. I will post it immediately. It has been confirmed that the first trailer for Thor: the Dark World will be released at the opening of Iron Man 3. Some details have been released (Hollywood is really good at this, aren't they?) which includes people on earth in the streets running away from,... "something." Thor suddenly flies down and rescues Jane (Natalie Portman) and takes her to Asgard, where Thor must face the threat coming from the Dark Elves. He goes to Loki for help, promising he will kill Loki if Loki betrays him, and Loki agrees to help.
Sort of, in the "trial" staged in Gotham City, led by Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) in The Dark Knight Rises. In The East, due out May 31, Brit Marling (Arbitrage, Another Earth) plays a private investigator in a private firm that protects company's interest. The East is an anarchy group targeting pharmaceutical companies because of the side effects their drugs are having on people who use them, like some who committed suicide when they used a drug to help them quit smoking. Marling's character is supposed to infiltrate the anarchists and stop the attacks on the corporations but she falls in love with the leader of the group.
|The film also stars Alexander Skarsgard (Melancholia, Battleship), Julia Ormond (Legends Of the Fall, My Week With Marilyn) and Ellen Page (Inception, X-Men the Last Stand) and Shiloh Fernandez, (The Evil Dead, Red Riding Hood). You might be interested to read some of the production notes and snippets of creation here, which inspired the writing and making of the film.|
All ready, the second trailer for Rush, due out in September, has been released (again, this will be anti-capitalist):
"More powerful than the fear of death, is the will to win," and if a director other than Ron Howard was at the helm, I would have a lot of hope for it: the "drive" to be your very best and the thrill of winning the race because you have worked so hard to overcome your weakness and beat yourself before beating others; it's possible this will be a pro-capitalist story (a film never reflects the philosophy or values of one individual because so many people go into the making of the film, so that's why films are so valuable as a reflection of aspects of society, it's not just one person thinking on the topic, but several), but I think it will have an effect on viewers rather like The Hurt Locker with it's opening statement "War is a drug." Although we deconstructed the film to show that a drug can be a therapeutic (war as a healing drug instead of just a pleasure drug for escapism) that doesn't mean everyone watching the film came away thinking "going to war is good for the health of America." Hopefully, I am wrong, but I think this film is going to take a subtle "turn" on the racetrack.
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