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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Students takes on some all time favourites

A Cultura Express 1 Group from Sudoeste has reviewed some all time classics...They used the tips posted by teacher Gisele´s students on how to write a movie review.

This comes to show that anyone, no matter what their level, can produce a wonderful piece of writing with just a little help.

Patch Adams

This is an interesting film of a famous and true story. It is about love, care and wish of a better world. Robin Williams is an excellent actor and a very funny comedian. Patch Adams wants to commit suicide and to prevent that he goes to psychiatric hospital. After that he decides to be a doctor, but in a different way. The method he uses is not accepted by other doctors and professors because they feel envy and prejudice when Patch Adams gets famous. We recommend this film to all publics, especially families because it shows us hope, love and the idea that dreams can come true.

Claudia, Darcy, Dominique, Edvânia, Eliane, Jacqueline, Juliana, Maria Alice, Mariel, Ravena and Rodrigo.
Cultura Express 1 - Teacher Amanda
Sudoeste branch.

Marley and me

Marley and me is a good adventure/comedy film. It is a true story about two journalists, a wife (Jennifer Aniston) and a husband (Owen Wilson). They don´t have children and they buy a dog. Its name is Marley. It is funny, disobedient, terrible and a crazy dog, but it´s a good friend and it loves the family. It likes mangoes, dog food (A LOT!), sofas...everything! It hates thunders and pillows. The soundtrack is ok and the cast is funny. The setting changes sometimes and shows beautiful places in Florida and Philadelphia. We think it is a good film and we recommend it for children and families because it is about friendship.
The message we have about this film is that dogs like Marley have to stay on farms, not in houses. Dogs are part of a family, but they are not children.

Isabella, Magali, Mara and Sérgio.
Cultura Express 1 - Teacher Amanda
Sudoeste branch

PS I love you

PS I love you is an excellent film. The story is about a young wife and husband. They are married for ten years but their romance is interrupted because he (Gerard Butler) has cancer. After he dies, Holly (Hilary Swank) is devastaded and her mother (Kathy Bates), sister (Nellie Mckay) and two friends Denise (Lisa Kudrow) and Sharon (Gina Gershon) try to cheer her up. Her husband sends to her many letters to remember the past and remind her that she has to continue her life. The setting is Ireland, pubs, lakes, farm and their apartment, with the message that love is forever and that we have to seize the day (carpe diem).
We recommend this film to everybody, but not children because of the sensual scenes.

Adriana, Alexandre, Barbara, Carlos, Daniel, Irandir, Míriam, Núbia and William.
Cultura Express 1 - Teacher Amanda
Sudoeste branch

Monday, 29 June 2009



Manny, Sid, Diego and Ellie are back in this third film in the computer-animated "Ice Age" series. With those creatures in starring roles, fans also get another dose of the vocal talents of Ray Romano , John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah, who all return from the previous two outings.

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.
Written by Theshapeshifter

Thursday, 25 June 2009

To err is human

It is said that nine out of 10 movies have them.

Ranging from pretty women, to very handsome secret agents, to green ogres, pirates and young wizards. One would think this would be a positive quality wouldn´t they?Well, it´s not. In fact, directors shudder to think that their movie contains the much feared continuity mistakes.

Films generally take months to shoot, and this means that a single scene may have to be filmed many, many times, often over a few days. Over this period, actors leave the set and crew members get ahold of props: that´s when problems begin. How is one to remember exactly where everything was? Although the acting is likely to come out spotless in the last scene shot, the scene´s logical sequence may have been changed.

Have you ever watched a film and got the sneaking suspicion that something was wrong? Just a scene ago, the actor´s shirt was stained with blood, but where´s the blood now? You remember there was a big plastic cup on the side table, however, wasn´t it green, not blue? Thats preciselly what a visual error is: a tiny mistake that only the most observant viewer is likely to see.

The most feared mistakes are not visual though, they are editing and plot errors. The first is when, in a scene, an actor refers to an event that hasn´t been included in the film, and the latter is when the story is just not logical, like when a dead character comes back to life.

Although most movies have continuity mistakes, producers and directors do their best to ensure that their errors dont happen often. The script supervisor
is the person in charge of making sure the film has as few editing, visual and plot errors as possible.

These little mistakes are really fun to watch, so the next time you´re in a movie theatre take up this challenge: look really close, and see if you can catch one!

Here are some to get you started.

Posted by Denise Fenelon

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

MTV Movie Awards 2009

The MTV Movie Awards is considered the biggest film award with public votes in the USA. Anyone can access the MTV website and vote for their favourite films in different categories. Check out the winners in this video!

However, many people disagreed with the winners in many categories. Was Twilight the best film of 2008? Did Zac Efron deserve the Best Actor award? What about Miley Cyrus, did she reall deserve her award? It's your turn now! Post who you really think should have won!

If you want more info, check out the Official MTV Movie Award 2009 website:


Have fun!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Interesting Movie facts

Pirates of the Caribbean interesting facts:
*The movie has 80 different filming mistakes
*It was based on a ride at Disneyworld.
*The character´s name William Turner is based on a famous painter

REC interesting facts:
* When the fireman falls down from the 3rd floor, everybody gets surprised because no one knows what will happen.
* The movie was filmed in an abandoned building.
* The movie Quarantine is a copy of REC, with the same scenes, the same story.
* At the end, a Brazilian newspaper appears: Jornal da Tarde

3 random interesting movie facts:
* For the movie The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid US$35 a week, while Toto, the dog received US$125 a week.
* Before anyone was killed in the movie The Godfather, an orange is always seen somewhere.
* The producers of the movie ... Gone with the Wind was fined US$5000 allowing the word "damn" to be heard within the movie's dialogue.

3 interesting facts about The Bourne Trilogy
* Initially, the the main actor was Brad Pitt, and not Matt Damon.
* The cost of the movie was US$75 million.
* It is the second movie in which Matt Damon and Albert Finney work together - the first was Ocean's Twelve.

2 interesting facts about Gandhi
* It is the film with the most extras: 200 000 volunteers and 94 560 other people starred in the scene of Gandhi's funeral.
* They used eleven cameras for four hours in this scene, edited to 2 minutes and five seconds.

Plus 1, Asa Norte

Monday, 15 June 2009

Bizarre Movie Facts

* The Hollywood sign started being built in 1923. Initially it said "Hollywoodland" but with corrosion only "Hollywood" was left.
* Hollywood, which was a farm, became a town in 1903.

* ...Gone with the Wind is the most watched movie in the history of movies, having been watched by approximately 120 million people.

* Jayne Mansfield had the biggest breasts that Hollywood has ever seen. Emest Ter said that she is the only woman that can take a shower without wetting her feet.

* In 27 Dresses, Jane's little sister, Tess (Malin Akerman), is actually older than Jane (Katherine Heigl) in real life.

* At the end of Monsters Inc it shows "no monsters were harmed in the making of this film".

* The film with most kisses is Don Juan which starred John Barrimore, Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor in 1926. They had 127 kisses in one hour and fifty one minutes.

* In Lilo and Stitch, when Stitch starts building a city, he chooses San Francisco, where Pixar is based.

* In Angels and Demons, the Vatican didn't let the producers film the movie in Saint Peter Square.

By A.H.S., L.M.A.B., F.C., R.N.L., T.P.C.B.M., J.C.A.L., J.M.M., C.G.A., Plus 4 Asa Norte 1.

Monday, 8 June 2009

History of World Cinema - free course =)

We all love free stuff, especially if it's good.

I just came across this:

They're offering a free course on the History of World Cinema to anyone who's interested. Yep, you don't have to be a student nor anything. I am definitely interested, but I gotta work!! Aw. But that's ok. I'm positive there's someone out there who can spend weekday afternoons at the Museu Nacional da República learning about moving pictures. You'll get a UnB certificate at the end of it. How awesome is that?

To get info, like signing up and schedules and all, just click: http://www.historiacinemamundial.blogspot.com/

Carol de Góes

Thursday, 28 May 2009


Have you ever been to the cinema and felt angry because people can't control themselves?

If you go to the cinema, it is important to know the basic rules of behavior:

1. Don't cut lines. If you don't like waiting...plan to arrive early;
2. Respect other people's space. Nobody needs to smell your feet;
3. Don't block the view. You aren't invisible;
4. Don't use your mobile. You won't die if you leave it alone for just 2 hours;
5. Don't eat large meals because people might not want to smell your food;
6. Don't throw things at people, mainly food, there are hungry kids in need of food;
7. Dont talk to the actors. They can't hear you anyway;
8. Don't scare people. Not all cinemas have paramedics;
9.Don't scream, clap or spoil the film. Too much noise is annoying and you wouldn't like to have a shoe thrown at you;
And remember ...the cinema is not the place for excessive signs of affection!

Tell us ...what annoys you the most when you go to the cinema?

Posted by Young Express 6 - ASA SUL
Teacher: Giselle

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Movie Review Express



How to write a Movie Review

1- Watch the film. (P.S : It's a good idea to take notes.)
2-Make sure you have an opinion and organize your ideas.
3-Remember to search about the cast, the soundtrack, the setting, the director...
4-Identify your audience (who you are writing for).
5-Start writing. Use lots of adjectives.
6-Include your opinion about the whole film.
7-Remember not to tell the end of the movie.
8-Make sure you have included the major points of the film.
9-Recomend the film or not.
10-Now you're ready to publish your review.
11-If you want, you can write your review here.

By: Thiago Victorino, Giovana Assis, Rebekka Kim, Laís Rosal,Flávia Yumy
Plus 3 - ASA SUL
Teacher - Giselle Santos

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Favorite movies!

Iron Man

The Iron Man movie brings to life the famous hero from Marvel comic books.
This super-hero is a different kind. He doesn't really have any kind of special power except his above avarage intelligence. And he is not full of virtues like the other super-hero. For instance, his identity is known and he doesn't save the whole city all the time.
The special effects are breathtaking, there is a regarded cast and a hit from Black Sabbath as a soundtrack.
It's definetely worth watching!

Posted by Amanda, Bruna, Felícia, Daniel, Isabel, Andréia and Helena
Plus 5 - Brasília 704
Tecaher: Gustavo

Favorite movies 2!

Pirates of the Caribbean

The cast is good, starred by Johny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. The plot is an action trilogy which makes you watch it again and again, with amazing special effects and a really nice soudtrack. There's comedy, drama and romance thata are always followed by some exciting parts.

What about YOU, what's YOUR favorite movie? Post your comments here!!

Posted by Gabriel, Bárbara, José Henrique, Guilherme, Matheus, Daniela e Rommel.
Plus 5 - Brasília 704
Tecaher: Gustavo

Monday, 18 May 2009



Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. John Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.


Christian Bale ... John Connor

Sam Worthington ... Marcus Wright

Moon Bloodgood ... Blair Williams

Helena Bonham Carter ... Dr. Serena Kogan

Anton Yelchin ... Kyle Reese

Bryce Dallas Howard ... Kate Connor
RELEASE DATE: 21.5.2009 (U.S.A.)

"I'll Be Back"


Posted by Master 1

704 norte

Teacher: Karenina

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


sound•track (-trak′)
1. the area along one side of a film, carrying its recorded sound portion
a. the sound portion of a film
b. a recording of this, esp. of the music, on disc, tape, etc.
Also written sound track

But we know that the soundtrack of a movie is much more than that. It is the soundtrack that will help us fall into tears, make our hearts pound or even put our arms around our date. How many of us have elected a song from a movie the soundtrack of our lives?
So... how good is your ear? Can you remember these soundtracks?

and these ones? They are all Disney songs...


Posted by Giselle Santos

Wednesday, 6 May 2009



This week Brasilia is all about Europe. People who live in the capital of the country will be able to experience a little bit of Europe without all the hassle that travelling involves. Among a multitude of cultural events in SEMANA DA EUROPA, there will be a Film Festival that will portray films from many countries and languages. One of the films is Calendar Girls.(rated pg 12)
Based on a true story, eleven middle-aged English women pose nude for their annual Women's Institute calendar as a fund-raiser for the local hospital. Chris (Helen Mirren) gets the idea to raise money for the hospital after Annie's (Julie Walters) husband dies of leukemia. The calendar is a little different in that each woman is posing behind a different task that the Women's Institute teaches their members, such as making bread rolls, knitting, planting flowers, and playing the piano. Before they know it, the calendar is a big hit in England with tremendous sales. Eventually, they are flown to American to be interviewed by Jay Leno. The calendar has made almost a million dollars for the local hospital.
Feel like watching it? If you live in Brasilia, invite your buddies and tell them that they won´t have to touch their wallet for great entertainment and catch a movie at the National Museum…but if you can´t make it to the festival, it is definitely worth renting. Grab your popcorn and have a good film!

Posted by Giselle Santos
Source: The internet movie data base

Monday, 4 May 2009

Waltz with Bashir

The title of the movie refers to a scene in which a soldier goes berserk, firing his good ol' rifle whilst dancing right in the middle of a shoot-out. That scene pretty much synthesizes the feel of the movie; the subject matter is grim but the approach, idyllic. And it does start off with a dream.

Two friends are in a bar. One is telling the other about a recurring dream in which 26 savage dogs try to hunt him down. They were the exact same 26 dogs the man had killed during the 1982 Lebanon war, in which the two comrades had fought together. Ari listens to his friend and realizes he has erased much of the time they were at war from his memory. He keeps having this one specific vision, but he cannot remember anything from it.

He is determined to find out what had happened that night he sees in his vision, and calls upon his veteran friends all around the world. Each one has a story to tell of the terrible war.

This is a brilliantly animated film with documentary value. It mixes reality with surreality as the characters deal with atrocious memories of the past melting into hallucinations and dreams. Although the movie speaks of the horrors of war and the tricks the mind plays on us, it is not a film of graphic violence, except for a few scenes. The fact it is an animation also takes away some of the brutality one expects when watching a war movie. However, the feeling I got after watching this was that much of the wrong involved in a war goes without saying here - you can sense it, but you don't see much of it. And it damn hurts. But this is just the story of a man in search of facts.

Little is known to people of my generation and geographic location about this 1982 Lebanon war. I read it up on wikipedia, and I advise you to do the same. This one war started with an attempt to murder an Israeli ambassador, which lead to the invasion of Southern Lebanon by the Israel Defense Forces in June 1982. We all know Arab/Jewish conflict did not start here, but as you start digging further into this hurtful history, it becomes hard to understand why such and such happened and what lead to what. It is so effing sad.

Anyway, this movie was nominated for a gazillion awards, and got quite a few too. It got raving reviews and an 8.1 out of 10 at IMDb and 96% at Rotten Tomatoes. It is a shame this kind of movie is not mainstream. If you want to see it in Brasília, it's on at 9:30 pm at Deck Norte III, in Lago Norte. Such a shame. Should be on everywhere.

Oh, and you have to be eighteen or over.


Wednesday, 29 April 2009

X-men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the first summer blockbuster of the year and it stars Hugh Jackman as the title character who gave him fame, fortune and world recognition. The movie is directed by blockbuster newcomer Gavin Hood, a South African director who won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture Tsotsi in 2005. Also starring in the movie are Liev Schreiber, of the Scream trilogy and most recently the director of Everything is Illuminated, as Sabretooth; Danny Huston, the vampire leader of 30 Days of Night, as Col. William Stryker; Lynn Collins as Wolverine’s love interest Silver Fox; Taylor Kitsch, of the TV series Friday Night Lights, as the famous card-yielding Gambit; and rapper Will.I.Am, frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, as John Wraith.

Even though the movie has tons of special effects, a huge budget, and cast, to portray the many mutants around the X-Universe, it is a prequel to the X-Men trilogy, which means that the story takes place before any of the three movies from 2000, 2003 and 2006. Hence the title X-Men: Origins before the name of the Ol’ Canucklehead himself, Wolverine. The movie will take the viewer through the life of Wolverine, A.K.A. Logan, from the day he was born to his involvement with the Weapon X program, which gave him his famous adamantium claws and skeleton. As moviegoers saw in the X-Men movies, especially X-Men and X2, Logan doesn’t remember his life before his bones were laced with the indestructible metal. This movie is a chance to see what happened to him before we first saw him fighting some guy in a cage in Canada in X-Men. The plot of the movie is loosely based on two of the most acclaimed Wolverine limited series published: Origins, written by Paul Jenkins and penciled by Andy Kubert, from 2001 to 2002 and Weapon X, written and penciled by Barry Windsor-Smith, from 1990 to 1991. The first deals with the beginning of Logan’s life, from when he was a child to his early adulthood, finally showing his family and his real name. No, sorry to say, his real name isn’t Logan. The latter deals with how he was infused with the adamantium metal by a non-specified American government agency.

As we can see by the trailers below, he was probably born in the end of the 19th Century, because we can see him fighting in the American Civil War and what appears to be World War II. I’m not going to give any spoilers here, but suffice it to say that his claws are not what they appear to be. His involvement with Sabretooth, who was played in the first movie by actor/wrestler Tyler Mane, as well as other mutants, will also be shown.

About a month ago the studio and everyone involved with the movie took a huge blow, as the movie leaked on the Internet, much like Tropa de Elite in Brazil. Even though it was an unfinished version, with unfinished special effects and music, the movie was quickly shared through torrent sites everywhere in the world. And again, much like Tropa de Elite in Brazil, polls from sites such as www.comicbookresources.com and www.newsarama.com suggest that this will not stop people who downloaded the illegal copy from watching the movie at the cinemas.

If you are a fan of action, sci-fi movies or the X-Men trilogy, you cannot miss X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which opens on cinemas in Brazil on April 30th, next Thursday. So be sure to get your tickets in advance to see this chapter in the X-Universe at the cinema.

There! Hope you liked all the information and we're waiting for you guys to get back to us. Now I'd like to ask you something, for you to post your comments. Do you download movies? If so, how often? Have you downloaded Wolverine? If so, are still going to watch it at the cinema?

Cast Profiles


Born Isaac Liev Schreiber on April 10, 1967 in San Francisco, CA, Schreiber’s father, Tell, was an actor and stage director, while his mother, Heather Milgram, was an artist. The family – which included his half-brother, actor Pablo Schreiber – moved to Canada when he was little, over one-year-old, but his parents separated a few years later and Schreiber moved with his mother and siblings to New York City. His mother was, by all accounts, a caring but eccentric woman who supported the family by driving a cab. She encouraged him to read but forbade him to watch color films, so Schreiber developed an affinity for silent films, especially those of Charlie Chaplin. The combination of influences led him to pursue acting as a career, leading him to train at several colleges and universities, including Hampshire College in Massachusetts and the Yale School of Drama, from which he graduated in 1992. He furthered his studies by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his professional acting debut at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Stage roles in America soon followed, as did his film debut in the charming indie comedy “Party Girl” (1994), in which he played a British bouncer who fancies Parker Posey’s offbeat librarian. He and Posey reunited the same year in “Mixed Nuts” (1994), Nora Ephron’s glum comedy about a suicide hotline’s callers on Christmas Eve, with Schreiber playing a drag queen opposite Steve Martin and a then-unknown Adam Sandler. Schreiber returned to Hollywood films in 1996 as a member of a team of kidnappers who steal Mel Gibson’s son in the intense Ron Howard thriller, “Ransom.” That same year, he gained even further exposure as Cotton Weary, the ex-mental patient and most likely suspect in a rash of killings in “Scream” (1996). Schreiber formed a small cottage industry as the husband/boyfriend left for greener pastures in films like “Kate and Leopold” (2001) and “Dial 9 for Love” (2001), but it was his tortured work opposite Lane in “Moon” which really put him on the mainstream radar. In 1999, Schreiber enjoyed top billing as Orson Welles in “RKO 281,” a compelling examination of the actor’s struggle to create and release the classic film loosely based on newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, “Citizen Kane” (1940). The standout performance, which rose far above the usual imitations of Welles, earned him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 2000, increasing his profile within the film industry considerably. Schreiber captured the attention of many critics with his dark comic turn as a mercenary in the actioner, “The Sum of All Fears,” co-starring Ben Affleck. In 2004, he surpassed the firestorm of negative publicity surrounding Jonathan Demme’s remake of “The Manchurian Candidate” to turn in a stellar performance as a vice-presidential candidate who has been reprogrammed by a large and sinister multinational corporation. Though the film fared poorly at the box office, it helped to bolster the idea of Schreiber as a viable leading man. He made his debut as a film director with “Everything Is Illuminated,” starring Elijah Wood as a young man seeking to better understand the history of his Ukrainian family. The film fared moderately at the box office – due in no small part to the challenging nature of the material – but several critics praised Schreiber for his efforts and the scope of his vision. In 2006, Schreiber did his best to survive an unnecessary remake of “The Omen” and did fine work as a doctor who carries on an affair with a married woman (Naomi Watts) in “The Painted Veil.” In real life, Schreiber and Watts became a couple, announcing they were pregnant with their first child in 2007. Schreiber made a rare jump to network television in late 2006 with an appearance on “CSI” as an investigator with a troubled past. His four-episode guest shot gave the veteran series a much-needed dose of solid acting. The following year, Schreiber scored a personal triumph in his stage career with a production of Eric Bogosian’s “Talk Radio;” his performance as an abrasive talk show jock earned him the Drama League Award and a Tony nomination, among many other laurels. Schreiber also provided the voice-overs for the Infiniti car company. Back on the big screen, he was one of three Jewish brothers who seek revenge on the Nazis after escaping a prison camp in “Defiance” (2008), which he followed by taking on the role of Victor Creed/Sabretooth in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009).


Hugh Michael Jackman was born on Oct. 12, 1968, and raised in Sydney, Australia. The youngest of five children and always clowning around for attention, Jackman performed variety routines for his family and participated in school musical productions when he was young. After earning a journalism degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, he decided to pursue an acting career and trained at the Actors Centre Sydney before graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1994. Fresh out of drama school, Jackman landed a role on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) prison drama "Corelli." He powerfully played the role of violent and manipulative but insidiously attractive prison inmate Kevin Jones opposite Deborra-Lee Furness, who starred as the title criminal psychologist. The couples budding romance on-screen led to a behind-the-scenes relationship and the actors' longtime marriage.
On stage, Jackman was hailed as one of the most promising newcomers in music theater when he was cast in a Melbourne production of "Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast," essaying the supporting part of macho villain, Gaston. He followed up by playing hack screenwriter Joe Gillis in Trevor Nunn's Melbourne production of "Sunset Boulevard".
While Jackman technically made his film debut in the little-seen Australian production "Erskinville Kings" (1999), a drama examining failing relationships, he reached a much wider audience with his starring role in Antony J. Bowman's amiable comedy "Paperback Hero" (1999), where he portrayed an outback trucker who writes a sappy romance novel in his spare time and submits it to a publisher under a female pseudonym. But he truly went wide with his follow-up venture as Logan/Wolverine, a mutant superhero with quick-healing powers, unbreakable bones and razor-sharp metal claws, in Brian Singer's crowd-pleaser "X-Men" (2000). Jackman perfectly brought the comic-book character of Wolverine, a conflicted anti-hero, to vivid life, pleasing general moviegoers and fans of the comic book, alike. He stayed in the American spotlight with a supporting role of Ashley Judd's womanizing co-worker in the otherwise pallid "Someone Like You" (2001) and tackled the role of a computer hacker forced to participate in a major heist in the action film, "Swordfish" (2001) opposite John Travolta and his "X-Men" co-star Halle Berry.
Opting for a slight change of pace, Jackman delivered a charming leading man performance as Meg Ryan's time-traveling beau in the romantic comedy-drama "Kate & Leopold" (2001).The actor again donned the sideburns and claws of Wolverine for "X2" (2003), the sequel to "X-Men" in which Jackman's character stood out amidst the rest of the terrific ensemble cast as bits and pieces of Wolverine's mysterious origins were at last revealed.
Now an international movie star, Jackman returned his love of musical theater and debuted on Broadway in 2003 in "The Boy from Oz." He starred as Peter Allen, the flamboyant showman best known for pop songs like "Dont Cry Out Loud," who died of AIDS-related cancer in 1992. Jackman received a highly coveted Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, among other accolades, and also hosted the 2004 Tony Awards ceremony. In another pulpy turn on the big screen, Jackman played Count Dracula's old nemesis Dr. Abraham Van Helsing in the disappointing Universal monster thriller, "Van Helsing" (2004), which pitted the good doctor against an unholy union of his old foe, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolfman.
In 2006, Jackman revived Wolverine for the third installment of the series, X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), directed by Brett Ratner. In a further display of Jackman's versatility, he turned around to play a charming British playboy suspected of being an infamous killer terrorizing London in Scoop (2006), Woody Allen's comedy starring Scarlett Johansson as a journalist who poses as a wealthy American to snuff him out. In Christopher Nolan's thriller "The Prestige" (2006), he sparkled as a brash showman caught up in a deadly rival with a brilliant trickster (Christian Bale). He lightened the mood considerably with his next project, lending his voice to the hit animated children's adventure, Happy Feet (2006).
Jackman next starred in Darren Aronofsky's bizarre time travel picture, "The Fountain" (2006), playing both a 16th century Spanish conquistador looking for the fabled Fountain of Youth and a modern-day scientist desperately seeking a cure for the cancer killing his wife (Rachel Weisz). In contrast, "Deception" (2008), which marked Jackman's foray into producing, was deemed a dull mystery by critics and audiences who stayed away. He co-starred with Nicole Kidman in "Australia" (2008), Baz Luhrmans lush, about unlikely lovers who meet under the duress of World War II. Adding icing to the cake, the film release coincided with People magazine's annual declaration that for 2008, Jackman was the Sexiest Man Alive. Now Hugh Jackman's revisiting his character Wolverine in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009).

Monday, 27 April 2009

Wolverine Goodies


As we are living in a capitalist society, and the more money companies make, the better, here are some of the products that will be released along with the movie:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged. This game will be available for every platform there is. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check it out: XBox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and even for PC. The game was voiced and motion-captured by Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber themselves, reprising their roles as Wolverine and Sabretooth respectively. As you can see below, the game is highly rendered and pretty violent, not for the faint at heart.

Panini Comics, house of Marvel and DC in Brazil, is going to release FIVE Wolverine special comics this week. All in Portuguese, unfortunately. They are:

Wolverine Annual 3 – Different stories of Logan with no real connection and no need to know the years of continuity to enjoy the stories.

Wolverine: Inimigo do Estado – This collection of published stories from the monthly Wolverine comic, from issues 20-32, puts Wolverine up against the world, basically. He’s being mind-controlled by some kind of enemy he made over the years. It’s great fun and the way he just finishes the Fantastic Four is amazing. Oh, he also fights all the X-Men and SHIELD.

Wolverine: Duro de Matar – I don’t really know the story here, but the writer is Warren Ellis and the artist is Lenil Yu. Apart from that, I know zilch. So try leafing through the comic before buying it.

Eu, Wolverine – This one is a must have, because it’s the first mini series of Wolverine published, waaaaay back before he even had a comic of his own. It’s written by Chris Claremont (who created the X-Men as most people know it) and penciled by Frank Miller (do I really have to say who this guy is???). The guys at Panini are reprinting it with some added bonus stories too. This is a MUST HAVE for any Wolverine fan.

Wolverine: Logan – All I know about this one is that it takes place in Hiroshima during World War II, so no adamantium skeleton, or claws, to help him. It’s written by Brian K. Vaughn, just one of the producers and writers from this series called LOST, and penciled by Eduardo Risso, and Argentinean artist who specializes in grim and gritty, right up Logan’s alley.

Cheers and see you at the movies on Friday for X-Men Origins: Wolverine!!!!!! Snikt!!