Jumping Ahead a Little …. Cannes 2015

Yeah of course I have a few more French film write-ups, my fully fleshed out TCM festival recap (check out my quick synopsis here) and my Tribeca preview due in the coming days, but let’s pause a moment and look ahead to May for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, namely the poster for this year’s celebration of film on the French Riviera.

In recent years, I have really taken an interest in the artwork the festival organizers use to promote it. My personal fave was the Marilyn Monroe poster (Canned 65).

Well it is that time of year again, and here is the poster featuring and honoring legendary actress Ingrid Bergman –

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Follow this link to find out more about the history of the photo used and why they have decided to celebrate her now.

I personally like it and look forward to adding it to my poster collect, but what do you think?

Let me know what you think by visiting the Comments section below.

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Much Ado About Nothing (Whedon-Style)

Now I have never been one to bow at the altar of Mr. Whedon, but I am a great admirer of his body of work. I am also a huge fan of Shakespeare, or “Willie Shakes” as I like to refer to him. So when I found out months ago (it was an official selection of this year’s Toronto Film Fest) that one of my favorite (if not favorite) plays by Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing was being adapted for the Whedon-verse, I was not so much excited as I was intrigued …

What do you think? Is this something that you are looking forward to check out once it receives wider distribution? Holler “yay” or “nay” with supporting reasons below.

Farewell My Queen: The Official Poster

Check out this BEAUTIFUL poster for the forthcoming feature, Farewell, My Queen, a story about the last days of the French monarchy.

Shot on location at the Palace Versailles, just outside of Paris, this is a lush, visually stunning film that if you are into period dramas, palace intrigue/scandal, beautiful backdrops or magnificent costuming, it is not to be missed.

Farewell My Queen opens in limited release from the 13th of July (this Friday).

If you would like to find out more about the film, visit the Official Facebook Page; to find out my reaction to the film, read my review from earlier this year.

Okay, I Kinda Lied …

On other blogs, I mentioned that I would not be watching any more clips, etc. from the upcoming “Prometheus.” Granted this has nothing to do with my excitement (previous posts will bear this out). But a minute ago, I saw this:

‘Nuff said 🙂