June 3, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST
June 3, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST
Yeh that's really about all I had to say about that. Which one was the tempest again?
June 3, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST
Now just give us Branagh's MACBETH and I'll be a happy chappy.
June 3, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
But I'll always be bothered by the cringe worthy decision to do that CG shot at the end. This project wasn't even on my radar, but Taymor + Tempest sounds great, I can't wait. Also, I have nothing but love for Branaugh's Henry V and Hamlet (though maybe a little less love for some poor stunt casting decisions in Hamlet).
June 4, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST
Will this spawn a chain of Shakespeare adaptations with reverse sex roles?<p> Hamletta<p> Cymbelina<p> Romea & Julian<p> Queen Leah<p> Julia Caesar<p> Antoinette & Patrick<p> Othella<p> The Taming of the Dude<p> The Rape of Luke<p> ...
June 4, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST
I always liked 'The Tempest'. Like Midsummers, it was one of Shakespeare's more fantastical plays, featuring a wizard, a witch, a spirit and a monster. Magical powers are on display, and there's even a little audience involvement at the end (then JM Barrie nicked the idea for his 'Peter Pan' play). Always a fun production to be involved in. Will definitely check this out.
June 4, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST
and it has shown in every movie she's made. Don't get me wrong. There are things about Titus that I love, especially in the performances. And I think she's generally pretty great with actors. But man, is she a horrible visual stylist. Way too over the top for my taste.
June 4, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST
"Viper X" may have an opinion on what's entertaining, but what qualifies them say whether it's a "a faithful...adaptation of Shakespeare"?
June 4, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST
There... now this is a real AICN talkback.
June 4, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST
June 4, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST
Is the "Richard III" adaptation with Ian McKellen. I think that's right up there with Titus. So, The Tempest with Helen Mirren, huh? Gee, let me think for se- Okay, I'm in!
June 4, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST
God damn! Also this movie sounds interesting indeed. Though I'm still very skeptical of Russell Brand.
June 4, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST
Fuck your asses with a fat black cock... this movie will be awesome and you will bow down to it, bitches.
June 4, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST
productions of Shakespeare (there are more women in theater than men). It's out of necessity (and experimentation, of course). Rather fitting, given the lack of women on Elizabethan stage, and the many disguised gender characters in Shakespeare's plays.
June 4, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST
Now this? And the Silence of the Lambs reboot for 2012 with Judi Dench as Hannah Lecter? This is getting out of control.
June 4, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST
June 4, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST
And for some reason all I could come up with is the idea that ViperX doesn't have a soul. <br><br>*shove*<br><br>Great review though, I've been looking forward to hearing more about this and then BANG we get an actual review from someone who has actually seen it. Sounds fantastic. Taste my soupfist!
June 4, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST
... a gay James Franco. I know nothing about him, but the name sounded familiar... and then I remembered why. To explain why would be uninteresting, however I randomly stumbled upon this about a year ago: http://www.myspace.com/carney And that's my useless comment of the day. Thank you.
June 4, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST
I'd still like to see someone do MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
June 4, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST
runs a subtext that Prospero / Morbius has suppressed incestuous sexual desires for his daughter Miranda / Alta.<br /><br />I'll be very interested to see if they've now made this a sapphic island paradise or what.
June 4, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST
Gotta say, I think Shakespeare would've loved it too. He obviously loved messing with gender roles.
June 4, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST
I don't care if he likes Shakespeare, there's something seriously wrong with anybody who hates ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. And i don't even like musicals, for fuck's sake!
June 4, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST
I can't wait for the first dumbhead to come up with that. Yeah, FORBIDDEN PLANET is not supposed ot be Shakespeare, right? It's just TEH FUN!
June 4, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST
... instead of the usual hack dick sucking that constantly happens in here, specially about such incompetent fucks like Mickey Bay and Sir JarJar Of Abramsville.
June 4, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST
Julia Caesar is a reporter for BBC World. Just sayin' (it always makes me laugh). And The Taming of the Dude sounds Apatow-esque. I'd count on that one sooner or later.
June 4, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST
Seriously though, Across The Universe stank. It shoplifted decades and decades of emotional baggage tied to those songs and fooled you into thinking there was something to the film. Fooled you, totally drank your milkshake, made you a sucka.
June 4, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST
He's always impressive in film but has done some good TV work here in the UK too. He's been around for ages and has never seemed to hit the big time, but maybe it's because of the projects he chooses - I can't see him doing a massive Hollywood blockbuster, and he's probably all the better for it. I always look forward to seeing his work and as an English Literature graduate, I'm looking forward to this new take on a play I know pretty well...!
June 4, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST
for it's own emotional punch??!!! Well if that makes it bad then any movie that uses a Beatles song or any film about the Beatles or about the impact of their music sucks too. At least Across the Universe had the balls to put it front and center. Do I think it's a film of incredible depth? No, but I thought it was amazingly acted (seriously how is Joe Anderson not famous by now?) and beautifully features Taymor's genius visual aesthetic.
June 4, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST
June 4, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST
I read it on Aint it Cool News
June 4, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST
Cause the people who liked that are fucking morons who liked it only because it was a beetles musical by taymor....it HAD to be good, right? No reason to think for yourself. What a horrible piece of shut that was.
June 4, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/7de3y2<br /><br />Take a look at the pic, and admit it.<br /><br />
June 4, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
Helen Mirren is hot!!! Megan Fox can only hope she'll get as much buzz when she gets that age!
June 4, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST
I pity you. Thank goodness o'm not you. and what was the deal about your coment above? You are looking for some action? You want some? you are desperately looking for it? Wrong door, pal, keep trying, good luck. And go buy some taste in movies, while you are out in the streets.
June 4, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST
Wow!! Just... wow!! Helen Mirren: A GILF For All Seasons!
June 4, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST
And I'd be telling strangers on the street about it afterwards.
June 4, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST
No, you clown... i mean, Crow. People liked ACROSS THE UNIVERSE because it's a damn good movie. I pity the fools who can't understand why. Go watch TRASHFORMERS 2 instead, or whatever the fuck.
June 4, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST
She tried her best, and though the visuals were sometimes stunning, Taymor missed the true depth and emotion of the Beatles work. For every piece that got it right (Let It Be, Come Together) there are three that fall flat and some that are downright laughable. Most of her visual allusions were thuddingly literal-minded. A group of soldiers singing "She's so heavy" as they're carrying the Statue of Liberty through Viet Nam ranks as the silliest sight ever conceived by someone who is not still in middle school. And "Dear Prudence won't you come out to play" sung to a lesbian who is literally trapped in a closet? Horribly stupid. I Am The Walrus as a direct Ken Kesey tribute would've been good if not for the presence of Bono. <p>A shame, really, because I loved Titus and even Lion King on Broadway, and was expecting great things. But there was too little great and too much godawful. It took the brilliance of Beatles music and turned it into background noise for a commercial about vapid modern teen actors pretending to be pretentious hippies. <p>And yet, it's STILL better than the BeeGee's Sgt. Pepper Disco Movie. <p>Taymor and Helen Mirren and the Tempest? I'm there, but with reservations.
June 4, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST
I'm pretty sure it was written with theatre in mind...
June 4, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
And we've all seen the damn bikini shot. Give it a rest . . .
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June 4, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST
June 4, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST
Empire is already reporting that Hawkeye will be in The Avengers.
June 4, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
He's more of a musician, and he's landed the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Taymor's upcoming stage show.
June 4, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
And AICN also had the casting of the part (though I think they said it was rumoured only). Or am I misremembering?
June 4, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST
June 4, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
Helen looked gorgeous in that..what a body
June 4, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
Neil Gaiman. discuss
June 4, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST
And I refused to see transformers 2. Don't even go that route with insulting me. I hate shit movies with no plot. Which is exactly what Across The Universe was. Insipid, silly, uneven, sellout material created ONLY because the beatles are cultural icons beyond all others. Read MortSleams post, so I don't have to repeat everything. Taymor did do her best, some of the visuals were great, etc. But, overall, silly empty nonsense. The statue of liberty acne with she's so heavy alone destroys the crediility of the movies it's so insanely fucking stupid and heavy handed. If you dot think that's heavy handed, you're even dumber than I already assumed from your incessant Fuck Jar Jar posts and all the other stupid shit you waste your life doing. I'm still gonna watch the shit out of this Tempest. I love shakespeare, I still tentatively respect taymor, and mitten is gonna bring it. That doesn't change how insanely stale and stupid AtU was. You, and every other teenage girl out there who thinks they were "supposed" to like it can go right ahead. I'm just saying, be more critical of heavy handed, emotionless un-clever nonsense. And maybe less critical of Jar Jar. Cause it's pathetic.
June 4, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST
"The Tempest" is a hard play to perform because the conflict doesn't work. Prospero is like Superman; he's so powerful that his enemies never pose a serious threat to him. I had some problems with Taymor's "Titus." I thought she took it a little too seriously. I think it's a potboiler melodrama, rather than a true tragedy. I did enjoy much of "Across the Universe," probably because I grew up in that era - including some time in New York.
June 4, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
Across the Universe is a SOLID movie. All overly critical douche bags need to check their opinions at the door and enjoy it for what it was. For the budget Taymor had, the visuals were stunning, the performances (singing and acting) were all strong, the story came together seamlessly, there was a shit load of nicely placed beatles references, and it was fun. Plain and simple. It was an enjoyable movie, and the scenes that really nailed it (Let it Be), were off the charts. As for mortsleam mocking the dear prudence song and it's lesiban locked in the closet...for your info, the song was originally written for a girl name prudence who locked herself in her room while the beatles were staying in india. So it wasn't some metaphor for being "trapped in the closet," it was an homage to the origins of the song. Enjoy it for what it was. Don't pick it apart.
June 4, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST
I've always enjoyed Taymor's adaptations. Mazursky's Tempest was well done. And this summer there's another stab emerging based on the last great work: http://www.youtube.com/user/keylimeproductions#p/u/1/Dt1__kG1kBU
June 4, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST
People forget that Taymour was a theatrical director first, and Lion King was much later even. So if anyone can pull this off she can. As far as Across the Universe, it was a fascinating experiment that shined in parts and failed miserably in others. They weren't meant to be music videos, or interpretations of the 'meaning behind the songs' but simply an application of the songs to the particular story she chose to tell. But like it or not, anyone who says that those who do like it have to 'take a long at your life' or something like that is a complete and utter douchebag.
June 4, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST
by Chesterfield Slacks
Everyone in New York and Hollywood knows this. She has the pull to attract top talent to her projects, and relies on them creating the visuals since she is known for not having a clue how to put a movie together. Check her IMDB. She rarely ever gets the same artistic crew to work with her again. I know way too many people who have been totally burned out by her "lack of vision". Go back to theater and do your giant-heads-on-sticks business and leave the filmmaking to people who are trained.
June 4, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST
While you're there, do us all a favor and kill Moron van der sloot. God sure wasted some skin on that guy. And hey---Shakespearean news beats Sex and the City news ANY DAY.
June 4, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST
But I'm also really looking forward to checking out The Tempest. Hard to rate them, but off the top of my head I'd say The Tempest is 3rd or 4th on my list of favorite Shakespeare works.
June 4, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
...whatever. She was fine as fuck when she was younger, and she got naked A LOT. I'm really not into the geriatric set, though. So I don't get the drooling over her that's been going on here lately. She's an old lady.
June 5, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST
You mean, Prudence Farrow, Mia Farrow's sister, who became hyper-sensitized from constant meditation and refused to leave her bungalow in Rishikesh? Yeah, I knew that. What I'm objecting to is the moronic application of the song to the lesbian teen who was stuck "in the closet" and has to "come out" to play. She didn't get in there from meditating too much. She locked herself in because she was sad that a half-assed Janis Joplin impression didn't like her back and was dating a half-assed Jimi Hendrix impression. It took the nuances and meaning of the song and turned them into lame pun.