September 22nd, 2007   M. General 8 Comments

National Movie Awards is on 29th September on ITV at 9:30pm-10:55pm.

Thanks to Lorna for the info.

September 20th, 2007   M. Movies 15 Comments

Phillippe, Green, Riley join ‘Franklyn’

McMorrow directs futuristic thriller
By ARCHIE THOMAS

Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green and newcomer Sam Riley will star in first-time director Gerald McMorrow’s futuristic thriller “Franklyn” for the Recorded Picture Co.

Pic, set in contemporary London and a future metropolis dominated by faith, weaves the tale of four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

Jeremy Thomas produces, with Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan co-producing. Peter Watson is exec producer.

Brit thesp Riley turned heads in “Control” for his portrayal of troubled Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The cast also includes Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.

McMorrow previously directed award-winning short “Thespian X.”

The feature’s $12 million budget is being financed by the U.K. Film Council’s Premiere Fund, Film 4 and Aramid. HanWay Films is handling international sales.

Source: Variety.com

Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green to Star in Futuristic Thriller ‘Franklyn’

Posted Sep 20th 2007 5:33PM by Patrick Walsh

The upcoming futuristic thriller Franklyn will offer something for the fellas (the gorgeous Eva Green) and something for the ladies (the man-gorgeous Ryan Phillippe). The film will be set simultaneously in both contemporary London and a faith-dominated future metropolis without separation of church and state. According to Variety, the film will tell the story of “four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.” It’s Sliding Doors meets The Matrix! Sounds mighty confusing, but I’m intrigued. The film will co-star Sam Riley, who plays Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis in Control (read James’ positive review here).

First-time director Gerald McMorrow wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. According to IMDb, John Hurt is in the Franklyn cast as well, but since that’s not part of the Variety announcement, take that with a grain of salt for now. The movie has undergone a lot of casting changes, it seems. Last we heard about the project, Ewan McGregor was attached to star, but it appears that is no longer the case. Paul Bettany was attached to the Riley role at one point. I don’t know much about Riley, but I do know getting Phillippe for McGregor is something of a step down. Phillippe is improving, though, I must give him props for holding his own against an incredible Chris Cooper performance in the too little-seen Breach. Green is probably best known as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, but holds a special place in my pants heart for her almost entirely nude performance in The Dreamers. Dreamy.

Source: Cinematical

September 19th, 2007   M. Interview 7 Comments

Seems like an old interview or a collection of several Eva quotes, but it’s in this month’s Marie-Claire.

VANITY STAR: EVA GREEN (Marie-Claire France)

We can be daughter of… and have talent. Eva Green dreamt of becoming an Egyptologist, but the rigidity of the French school system led her to abandon school at 16 and to reveal her acting talents. In 2006, she played a femme fatale at Daniel Craig’s side in “Casino Royale”, directed by Martin Campbell, and became the sixth French actress in the family of the “James Bond girls”… International class!

by Karine Pommereau

Mirror, mirror on the wall!
My image remains blurred. There are women who look at themselves when they walk in front of a shop window. I never do. It’s a little like I wanted to avoid myself. I think that it’ll go away when I’ll be older.

September 18th, 2007   M. Gallery 26 Comments

The Midnight Poison campaign can be seen everywhere in France: magazines, TV commercials, ads on bus stops… By the way, Glamour France made a special coverage on the stars who are the face of famous perfumes and Eva was one of them. Thanks to Clarisse, we have a scan. I’d also like to thank Jess for sending in a printed ad from the October issue of Vanity Fair.

EDIT: I’ve also added screencaps from the Midnight Poison making of and the preview.

And, now it’s time for a little survey: did you buy MP yet or do you plan to? Did you at least have the chance to smell it? Is it everything that you expected?

September 13th, 2007   M. General 44 Comments

People magazine unveils best and worst-dressed lists

Britney Spears shocked us with her best impersonation of a zombie in an ill-fitting bikini — but at least she wasn’t named the world’s worst dresser.

That dubious dishonor, according to People magazine’s best- and worst-dressed issue out Friday, goes to French actress Eva Green. The mag, on newstands Friday, devotes an entire page to Green, who “seems to be aiming for a galaxy far, far away” in four different disastrous looks.

“There was a lot to choose from,” said People style editor Clarissa Cruz. “It’s not just (the dresses). It’s the crazy hair, piled-on makeup, combined with these dresses.”

On the plus side, Katie Holmes emerged from the shadow of being Mrs. Tom Cruise to make People’s best dressed list. The magazine called her look “classic.”

Source: NY Daily News

September 9th, 2007   M. Site 2 Comments

The Forum is currently offline and I still don’t have a date to put it back online.

September 7th, 2007   M. General 1 Comment

The NRJ Ciné Awards ceremony will take place on October 1st at the Grand Rex in Paris, but the votes will have to be cast until September 21st maximum.

Source

September 5th, 2007   M. Gallery 12 Comments

Captures from the Midnight Poison commercial were added to the gallery for our viewing pleasure. :)

If any of you make beautiful Fan Art with them, be sure to upload it to the Fan Art Archives (you can upload by yourself, but they’ll only show up once I approve your upload as a matter of security) or send them my way (but be patient if I don’t reply right away because sometimes I don’t check my emails every single day). ;)

PS: mata‘s September calendar page is already online.

September 3rd, 2007   M. Media 3 Comments

For everything related to the tale, the commercial and its muse, go the Dior website.

September 3rd, 2007   M. Media 25 Comments

Thanks to maz for the heads-up. ;)

September 1st, 2007   M. Gallery 5 Comments

Thanks to my very good friend Roberta.

September 1st, 2007   M. Interview 7 Comments

And, now, the final part of Eva’s Numéro interview.

“Why do you perform mostly in English?
Jeremy Thomas, the producer of The Dreamers, incentivated me to try the casting of the Ridley Scott film, Kingdom of Heaven. Everything went with the flow of things. Then, people say that I don’t want to film in France, but it’s not true. But I’ve happened to make only five films, and only one French, Arsène Lupin.

It’s a surprising trajectory for a young Parisian woman.
The English language is quite practical because I keep a distance from myself, so performing is easier. There’s almost a robotic side that I like. That said, I’m not an inveterate fan of the United States. I have an American agent, but I don’t like Los Angeles very much, except for Venice Beach, where my boyfriend lives. There’s something tense about this city, a way of walking around without really meeting others that stresses me. In general, I only spend two weeks there to go to castings, meet studio bosses… I’m not one to make conversation. I had a bourgeois education, I’m polite, but the blah blah blah…

August 31st, 2007   M. Interview 6 Comments

Continuing with the Numéro translation… Still more to come…

“Bernardo Bertolucci initiated you in the cinema.
When we first met, he asked me to talk about sexuality and politics, the themes of his film. He was very intimidating, but he put me at ease at the same time. In fact, he manipulates people, but without really manipulating them, it’s almost scary! He has undoubtely changed since The Last Tango in Paris. I was waiting for an authoritary personality, and I discovered a man who’s very free spirited.

August 31st, 2007   M. General 2 Comments

Reminders:

Vote for Eva as the “London Frenchie of the Year 2007″: http://www.grandes-ecoles-city-circle.com/vote2007.htm –> Ms Green needs your votes. Marc Levy admirors are also voting a lot. Don’t underestimate the number of fans that he has! The election is about to end!

Vote for Eva at the NRJ Ciné Awards 2007: http://nrjcineawards.nrj.fr/categorie-meilleur-jeuns-qui-debute-5.html
How do you vote if you don’t understand any French? Click on Eva’s pic among the 4 nominees on the left side of your screen. A bigger image of Eva will appear. Then click on the “Vote!” button which is located at the top on the right. Your vote isn’t complete until you see the following message on your screen: “Merci! Ton vote a bien été enregistré!”.

Vote for Eva, Daniel Craig and Casino Royale at the National Movie Awards:
http://www.nationalmovieawards.com/

August 30th, 2007   M. Gallery, Interview 10 Comments

Eva is also in the September issue of the French mag Numéro with a brand new interview and a brand new photoshoot inspired in the 40s which is an era that she loves.

You can have a preview of her session thanks to Dustcakeboy.

Bigger scans will be coming soon!

I started translating some of the interview highlights. There’s more to come…

“Numéro: Can one be a movie star these days without a contract with a big luxury brand? An actress must also be a fashion icon?
EG: If La Redoute had offered me a collaboration, maybe I’d have said no. But we don’t say no to Dior and Galliano: what John does is sophisticated and cinematographical. It has nothing to do with the idea of having your face everywhere.

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