Five for the Fifth: JUNE edition

Hello folks, welcome to the June 2012 edition of Five of the Fifth!

As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. So let’s get started, shall we?

1. If you’ve read my Breaking Dawn and Snow White and the Huntsman reviews, you’ll know I don’t think very much of Kristen Stewart. But really I have my reasons. I know that it’s perhaps unfair to only judge her in those Twilight movies, I mean after all, R-Patz was quite good in other films so I was willing to give her a chance. But really, after seeing her as Snow White, I’m even more baffled as to why she is so in high demand.

K-Stew’s ‘signature’ expression

I mean this girl has NO range whatsoever. I mean if she has the same exact expression for every single emotion known to man. She’s not even THAT beautiful that guys would be all over themselves to go see what she’s going to do next. I’d think she’s not the prime reasons people go see Twilight nor this Snow White movie for that matter, so she’s not exactly box office gold. Or is she??

So my question is, what’s your thoughts on K-Stew? Am I the only one who thinks this way about her?

2. Did you guys see this yet? I just LOVE Bill Murray and here he gives some sort of a tour to his next movie Moonrise Kingdom the only way he could.

The movie is about a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. This is Murray’s fifth collaboration with Wes Anderson, so basically he has starred in most of his films as Anderson has only directed seven feature films so far. I have only seen The Royal Tenenbaums which I quite like, and one of my girlfriends pretty much swore by The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou so I’m curious to check that out soon.

How many Wes Anderson films have you seen and which one is your favorite?

3. I just Coriolanus which is Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut. I think he did a great job adapting a Shakespearean political play to the big screen and I’m curious to see if directing is something he’d do again in the near future.

There have been quite a few actor-turned-directors in Hollywood, and at times they could be better behind the camera than in front of it [I’m looking at you Ben Affleck]. Paste Magazine listed 15 greatest actor-directors and also mentioned two who have recently joined the actor/director club: Vera Farmiga and Paddy Considine who directed Higher Ground and Tyrannosaur, respectively.

So who is YOUR favorite actor-turned-director ever, and what’s your favorite film that he/she directed?

4. My hubby Ivan did a triathlon this past weekend and he met a couple of fellow triathletes. At brunch afterwards, he told me that one of them is a dead ringer for Tom Cruise! He said the guy had a similar long-ish hair like the one he’s sporting in MI:4 and also of similar built and height. He had his sunglasses on when he first saw the guy, and he already resembled him then. But the second he took those off, Ivan actually paused for a minute and had to tell him how much he resembled the Cruister and how he could practically be his body double, to which he nonchalantly replied, ‘yeah I get that a lot.’

In any case, that same night we saw the Rock of the Ages trailer in the theater.

As someone growing up in the 80s, I have to see this on the big screen for nostalgia sake. I mean, I used to be into hard rock bands like Warrant, Guns ‘n Roses, Skid Row, etc. and Warrant’s hit HEAVEN is one of my all time favorites! Cruise looks like a hoot as the shirtless, tattooed rock star Stacee Jaxx, I gotta give it to the man, even at 50 he’s still got it!

Any of you looking forward to this movie?

5. My pal Terrence just pointed out in his Movie News Monday about some movie reshoots that cause their releases to be delayed. Some of them are Brad Pitt’s World War Z (which needs an additional seven weeks of reshoots, yikes!), Spielberg’s Robocalypse, Thor 2, etc.

Well, one movie I have been anticipating for some time is Playing The FieldIt was actually on my most-anticipated list this year before it got pushed from March to December!! Below are a couple of on-set pics from the movie:

It stars my beloved Gerry Butler as a former soccer star with a wild past who tries to redeem himself by coaching his son’s soccer team. The cast looks pretty good, well apart from Jessica Biel who I hope only has a small part, there’s Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Judy Greer. Can’t wait for this one!

So my last question to you is, what movie you’re most anticipating that gets its release pushed back?

Well, that’s it for the June edition of Five for the Fifth, folks. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all! 😀

62 thoughts on “Five for the Fifth: JUNE edition

  1. 1. I felt the same as you, till I saw ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. Surprisingly, somehow I warmed to her… a bit. I know, strange.
    2. I’ve seen all except ‘The Darjeeling Limited’. My fave remains ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ (but I’m looking forward to ‘Moonrise Kingdom’).
    3. I’m sure I won’t surprise you with this answer: it’s Clint Eastwood.
    4. I’m more curious to see RoA than interested. We’ll see ;-).
    5. ‘Human Centipede 3’ (I’m kidding); sorry, but nothing qualifies.

    Always fun to participate in these, Ruth. Thanks.

    1. Hi Michael, thanks for being the first to take part! Wow, you actually warmed up to Kristen as Snow White? Ahah, that is very odd as she appears cold throughout the film, I mean the straggly dwarfs are much warmer than her 😀

      I still need to see Fantastic Mr. Fox, I’ve heard great things about it.

      Oh yeah, Mr. Eastwood surely is at the top of a lot of people’s list.

      Curious is a good way to put it, I guess for me the songs are a big draw, plus I quite enjoy musicals.

  2. Ted S.

    1. I only saw one film with Kristen Stewart in it and that was ten years ago, Fincher’s Panic Room. She was so young back then that I thought she was a boy. I don’t find her attractive at all because again she still looks like a twelve year old girl. She’s similar to Winona Ryder, she won’t look like a real woman until she’s in her 30s.

    2. I only saw three of Wes Anderson’s films, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and Bottle Rocket. I guess my fave is The Royal Tenenbaums. I wish he starts venturing into a different genre for his films. I like his films but I can live without ever seeing his work again.

    3. My favorite actor/director is Clint Eastwood, in fact besides Tom Cruise, I’ve seen all of his films except The Bridges of Madison County, still can’t bring myself to watch that movie. I also have to put Mel Gibson up there too, yeah he’s gone nutty the last few years but the man can direct a movie.

    4. I won’t go see Rock of Ages in theater but probably rent it, as you know Tom Cruise is my favorite actor.

    5. I was disappointed that Fox moved Robocalypse to 2014, the book was so much fun and Spielberg is back directing a giant action/sci-fi epic picture, so I was excited to see it on the big screen next summer.

    I’m curious about World War Z though, I mean the book was written in a documentary style and they’re making it into a Brad Pitt movie. The whole book was basically a bunch of people telling their stories of how they survived the zombie war.

    1. Ahah yeah, I think I read Jodie Foster commenting about her surprise that Kristen wanted to go into acting or something like that.

      I hear ya about Wes, he seems to only know how to do really quirky films, but at least he does ’em well.

      Ahah, ‘Madison County’ is too romantic for you eh Ted? I actually haven’t seen a lot of his Westerns, but I should check out Unforgiven. Yep, agree about Mel, personal issues aside he’s one talented filmmaker and actor.

      Hey, you should at least check out Cruise rocking out! It’s impressive he could still look like that in his 50s!

      Not that interested in World War Z, as you know I don’t like Pitt.

  3. 1. Kristen Stewart is on my list of least favorite actresses. It’d be nice if she had any type of range. I hope down the line that she changes that. I grow weary of her wide-eyed, open-mouth stare! But for now, I completely agree with this photo:

    2. I’m afraid I’ve only seen The Darjeeling Limited. I liked it. Saw snippets of The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Loved what I saw. Didn’t really care for the bit of The LIfe Aquatic that I saw. But I am SO looking forward to seeing Moonrise Kingdom!

    3. A fun question. I tend to be a fan of Ben Affleck as of late. And while others like Clint Eastwood and Ron Howard are definitely worth mentioning, I still find that my favorite is Kenneth Branagh. I LOVED his Shakespeare. His Hamlet is my most favorite rendition.

    4. Yes. I am looking forward to the fun that will be Rock of Ages. Ready for the music! and Tom Cruise…yeah. It will be hilarious and fun to watch him rock it out. I’m def game for this film.

    5. Thanks for the link love here. Release date changes often bother me. I’m actually still not thrilled that GI JOE 2 got moved. But the two that frustrated me most: World War Z and Man of Steel. Man of Steel is not new news, but to go from Dec 2012 to June 2013 is too long. Esp since they’ve been filming for EVER and we still don’t even have a trailer. A lot of people seem to forget that Man of Steel is coming out.

    I always love the Five for the Fifth posts. Thank you Ruth! Great questions.

    1. Mwahahaha… I wish I had found that postcard before I posted this. I might swap the picture I have of K-Stew with that one, brilliant!! I don’t know if she’ll wow me one day, I’m doubtful.

      I think Wes’ movies are an acquired taste. Not sure I’ll like ‘Life Aquatic’ but it’s also got Cate Blanchett so naturally I’m curious.

      Oooh, I think my fave is Kenneth Branagh as well, T. He’s a fun actor to watch as well.

      Tom Cruise is on a roll! He’s got a movie I really want to see 2 yrs in a row, ahah.

      I’m really bummed out about Man Of Steel also, I can’t wait to see Henry rock that role! But I guess I’d rather see a GOOD Superman movie even if that means waiting for a bit longer. For sure I won’t forget about it 😀

      Thanks for taking part, T!

    2. Ted S.

      I always suspect that Warner moved Man of Steel to next summer because they want Nolan to have some inputs into post production, let’s face it they need to have that franchise on the right track since Nolan’s done with Batman.

      1. Well then I think that’s worth the wait. I REALLY want to see Henry Cavill do more Superman films and that can only happen if this one is successful. So yeah, in Nolan we trust 🙂

  4. I’ve seen everything Wes Anderson’s ever done. He has kind of been a big part in my movie development. He’s not my favorite but I like him a lot and my opinions about movies wouldn’t be the same without the stuff he’s made.

    My favorites, in order: Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Darjeeling.

    1. Very cool, John. Thanks for the recommendations! Rushmore looks like a lot of fun, Murray & Schwartzman surely make a hilarious combo. I just realized that Wes must be really strong ties with the Coppola family, even those that don’t carry the last name 😀

  5. I think my favorite actor turned director is Ron Howard. He has done so many films it is easy to pick holes in his career, but he has also created some of my most loved movies of the last 30 years.

    1. I do like a few of Howard’s work, particularly A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and Apollo 13. Which one is your favorite Dan?

  6. MOrning Ruth, sorry I have been slightly AWOL, Diamond Jubilee and all that!!


    1 – I hate her with a passion as you probably noticed in my review of Snow White a week or so ago.

    2 – Wes Anderson is a director I just do not get the appeal of. I know I am probably just a philistine, but I can’t seem to enjoy any of his films.

    3 – I think I quite like Ben Affleck, who is a whole lot better behind the camera than he is in front of it.

    4 – The serious side of me says no, but the guilty camp side (which is huge!) says YES!!!

    5 – I was quite looking forward to the new GI Joe film, shame it has been pushed back!!

    Merry Wednesday

    1. Ha..ha.. I figure you’ll be having too much fun w/ the Jubilee!! It looks like fun from the pictures I saw online.

      I’m in your camp matey, I mentioned as much in my review of Snow White & the Huntsman, too.

      Totally understand about Wes, I think for me it depends on the cast, I haven’t quite made up my opinion about him yet.

      Amen about Affleck, I think his brother Casey is the better actor in the family.

      Come on, matey, give in to your guilt camp side and just rock away 😀

      GI Joe huh? Man, I can’t even bring myself to see the first one, ahah. Thanks matey!

  7. 1. Liked Stewart in her teen-centric films like the big sister in Zathura but after that I just found her morose and boring. The Twilight movies didn’t help but even in her other outings like The Runaways and Adventureland she was duller than a post.
    2. I’ve seen four Wes Anderson movies and my favorite would have to be Rushmore although Fantastic Mr. Fox comes in second.
    3. Ben Affleck! Both Gone Baby Gone and The Town are classics in my opinion.
    4. Yep, I’m heading out to see Rock of Ages next Friday. It makes me feel weird to say Tom Cruise looks hot (ick) but I’m a Broadway geek so I’m contractually obligated to see this film.
    5. Oddly enough all my movies are still on schedule although I did want Gangster Squad out earlier.

    1. Hi gurl! I actually heard she was good in The Runaways, but you’re saying she’s still dull even playing Joan Jett?? I rest my case.

      Ok then I need to see Rushmore soon 😀

      Yes, I think both of those Affleck films are well done. I’m curious to see ARGO now, and the cast looks great.

      Ahah, I have to admit he does look hot as Stacee Jaxx. Did you see some of the pics of him in W magazine? He must hit the gym 5 hrs a day to get that body!

      Not interested in Gangster Squad actually, none of the cast members appeal to me.

  8. 1. I do not get Kristen Stewart. I’ve seen her in non-Twilight films – Adventureland, Into the Wild and that little bit in Jumper, but she just has the same face. Bland, blah face. I don’t see her acting skills at all.

    2. I’ve not seen many Wes films – Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Royal Tenenbaums, swear there’s another. Can’t remember. I adored Fantastic Mr. Fox – really charming little stop motion film. Can’t say I’m a big fan of his other films.

    3. Has to be Ben Affleck. I thought he was a good solid actor. But as a director, he blew me away in Gone Baby Gone. Really looking forward to Argo.

    4. Not remotely looking forward to Rock of Ages. Musical movies have never really done anything for me. Rather see the stage equivalent.

    5. The GI Joe film. While it wasn’t on the top of my list, I was vaguely looking forward to that one. Pushed back a year? Oye vey!

    1. Yep, that’s what I thought, Jaina! She strikes me as a very boring person. I don’t know what R-Patz sees in her, honestly, I mean there are a bazillion of gorgeous actresses in Hollywood who actually LOOKS like a woman.

      Hey you’ve seen about half of his work then. More than I have.

      I never thought of Affleck as a solid actor, but interestingly, his acting seems to have improved a bit with his directing. I do think he’s still better behind the camera.

      I don’t know if I can handle the stage version of Rock of the Ages, might be too wild for my taste. Yeah I’m gettin’ old! 😀

      My, all this love for GI Joe movies! I feel so left out… ahah.

      1. that bit in the Rock of Ages trailer with Tom Cruise… just makes my skin crawl. I feel a bit embarrassed looking at it!

        The GI Joe films are trash. But enjoyable trash.

  9. 1. Thought she was great back in Panic Room. Haven’t seen anything that’s made me go WOW since!

    2. I don’t get Wes Anderson films. Rushmore was ok, Mr Fox was ok, the others are just too weird for me. But that BM video was pretty funny!

    3. I think Affleck and Considine are the most exciting at the moment, not sure about the best ever. Probably Chaplin!

    4. Not a lot. I hope it’s good but wasn’t amazed by the trailer.

    5. Gutted about World War Z. This is a looooong wait!

    1. So Kristen played Jodie Foster’s kid in Panic Room right? Maybe Jodie’s brilliant acting rubbed off on her a bit, ahah.

      Ahah, you’re the third Brit who are not crazy about Wes’ work. Am I seeing a trend here? 😀

      I think I saw a list that puts Chaplin at the top of actor/director list, but I still need to see one of his films he directed.

      I think Rock of the Ages probably appeal to people who either like that music or grew up w/ it. I know I’m in the latter camp.

      World War Zzzzzzz… ahah, I mean Pitt’s movies don’t exactly excite me, sorry.

  10. ‘Sup Ruth?

    I havent subjected myself to any of the Twilight movies yet, so I’m not a KStew hater. I saw her in adventureland (where she was fine) and SWatH where she was bland, but the movie worked around her well. So to sum up, my feeling is “Meh”.

    I’ve seen all of Anderson’s films except for “Bottle Rocket”. I love his quirky sensibilities, theyre great. Right now “Rushmore” is still my fave, but I reserve the right to change my opinion. LOL 😀 CMON Moonrise Kingdom!

    The answer to favorite actor turned Director has to be Clint Eastwood, no?

    Strangely, yes, I’m looking forward to “Rock of Ages”

    Good topics!!

    1. Yo Fogs! Always glad to see you drop by.

      Ha..ha.. ‘subjected to,’ that’s a good word! I was willing to give her a chance but she disappointed me once again even in a role that should be very different from Bella!

      I do enjoy Royal Tenenbaums so I’m willing to give his other works a try. I’ll go w/ Rushmore as a lot of people have recommended that here.

      Glad you’re enthused about ‘Rock of the Ages,’ I thought the trailer was a whole load of fun! I mean Cruise is strangely attractive as a rocker, ahah.

  11. 1: K- Stew stinks. I try to avoid her wooden deliveries as much as possible.
    2: I’ve seen all of Wes Anderson’s film apart from his latest and my favourite is The Darjeeling Limited. I love all his film’s but that one just shades it. I can identify with losing a parent and trying to find myself through some spiritual journey.
    3: As you know, I really liked Corialanus as well Ruth. It augers well for Fiennes as a sorrels. Eastwood and Redford are notable ones I also enjoy Peter Mullan’s stuff and Considine is definitely one for the watching.
    4: I actually think Cruise gets a lot of stick that he doesn’t deserve. He’s a good actor and this looks like another interesting role he’s taken on. He’s getting more ambitious as time passes.
    5: I’m sure if it’s been pushed back but Django Unchained has had some casting issues with Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell pulling out. It might effect it’s release date but I really hope not. It’s my most anticipated of the year.

    1. Very wise of you Mark!

      I didn’t know that was the premise of ‘Darjeeling,’ I’m even more curious about it now.

      Oh yeah, I’ve been hearing great things about Considine’s work in Tyrannosaur, though it seemed rather depressing. Ahah, how did ‘director’ becomes ‘sorrels,’ that is TOO funny! 😀

      Yeah, I think people were quite harsh on him following his ‘sofa jumping at Oprah’ but he’s undeniably a very shrewd actor and businessman.

      I didn’t see any news about Django Unchained being delayed so I hope that won’t be the case, Mark.

  12. 1) Not a fan. She’s one of the biggest reasons I am not excited for the film adaptation of On the Road, one of my all-time favorite books.

    2) I have seen a few of his films but the only one I really enjoyed was Fantastic Mr. Fox. I still plan on checking out Moonrise Kingdom though.

    3) A few recent ones that come to mind: Sofia Coppola, George Clooney and Tom McCarthy.

    4) Nope. I can’t stand hair metal.

    5) Can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

    1. Oh no! That must be so disappointing that your fave book is adapted w/ an actress you can’t stand.

      Yeah, I’m hoping Moonrise Kingdom is as delightful as the trailer.

      Sofia impressed me w/ Lost in Translation, but NOT Somewhere.

      Ahahaha, not a fan of hair metal eh? I used to LOVE all that stuff but now I only listen to mostly classical music and classical-tinged soundtracks.

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  14. I’m not sure how Kristen Stewart keeps getting work (okay so Twilight made her a big success that’s the reason). She can’t act her way out of a paper bag and she’s such a downer to watch in interviews. I don’t think she has what’s needed in Hollywood.

    1. Amen Max! It’s a puzzle as the success of Twilight is not exactly her doing, at least I don’t think so. I think it’s popular because of the books and that Edward/Jacob teams more than her.

  15. Margaret Perry Movies

    1. You can see what I think of Kristen Stewart on my feminist review of SWH (
    2. Don’t know if I’ve seen any Wes Anderson films, but I’m looking forward to seeing Moonrise Kingdom later this week.
    3. I THINK my favorite actor/director would have to be Ron Howard. He’s so cute as Opey, I was in love with him as Richie Cunningham, and my favorite film he directed woulf have to be APOLLO 13
    4. Totally psyched about ROCK OF AGES! Who doesn’t love a movie with hard core rock and Catherine Zeta-Jones rocking out!
    5. IDK. But I do love CK-J (because she’s Welsh and that’s just groovey) so I’m looking forward to that movie too!
    Thanks for your post!

    1. Hi Margaret, welcome to FC! Nice review, and yeah I agree with you on Kristen.

      Ahah, Howard certainly has come a long way since his Opey days, doesn’t he? 🙂

      Yeah, Catherine would be great in Rock of the Ages, her roles looks like a hoot and that girl can sing!

  16. 1. I think getting cast in the Twilight movies was the worst thing that could have happened to Stewart. Instead of maturing as an actress and learning to develop her craft, she was thrust into the spotlight and I think the hatred she’s taken has stunted her. Limited supporting roles, like the one she did in Into the Wild, show that she has at least some ability but the big budget films have killed her.
    2. I’ve seen all the Anderson films and while each has their own charm, I really, really dig Fantastic Mr. Fox.
    3. Not necessarily my “favorite” but considering how miserable he was for the last few years before he started directing, I’ve been very impressed with Ben Affleck behind the camera and I think it’s led to better performances on screen.
    4. I’ve always loved Tom Cruise and have seen most of his movies. But to me hair metal one of the world’s worst inventions EVER so I’m completely out.
    5. I’m looking forward to World War Z and I think the move to summer suits it.

    1. Hi Brian, well I think she’d beg to differ about Twilight being the worst thing for her, I mean it made her stinkin’ rich and also got her a heartthrob of a boyfriend. I do think she is privileged enough to get some ‘meaty’ roles since then, it’s just she doesn’t make the most of them.

      I tend to agree w/ you about Affleck, I think his acting seems to improve w/ his directing gig, go figure.

      Ahah, worst inventions ever? Really?? I think it looks like a hoot, seems like the actors had a good time making it.

  17. 1. K-Stew = Dull
    2. I can’t say I’m a Wes Anderson fan. I saw The Royal Tenenbaums and thought that was the most boring movie I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to check out Moonrise Kingdom though.
    3. Easy: Peter Berg. I mean… Have you seen Battleship????
    4. Rock of Ages looks like it could be fun because most of the songs, everyone knows. But no, I’m not looking forward to it one bit.
    5. I guess World War Z. Since the world as we know it will end before the release of the movie, most of us will never get to see it.

    1. Yes, duller than even watching paint dry!!

      Ahah, well hopefully Moonrise Kingdom will be far enjoyable for you.

      No I haven’t Castor, and I’m not sure I’m going to 😀

      The appeal of Rock of the Ages is definitely the music, but I gotta admit I’m curious to see Cruise in such a crazy role.

      I’m gonna say it again… World War Zzzzzzzz…

  18. 1.I think she did fine in Hunstman. I think it just hard to top Theron.
    2.I’ve been meaning to rewatch some Anderson films, but i did recently see Boogie Nights and liked it.
    3.Not sure. Now that i think about it Affleck would probably my choice, as i’ve liked everything he’s directed so far.
    4.Not really
    5.I can’t say anything i was excited for has been pushed back. Not sure if that means i’m lucky or just to picky for my own good

    1. Ahah, I knew you’d come over and ‘rescue’ K-Stew. No, I don’t think it’s a problem of topping Theron, she just needs to engage the audience with her performance instead of being her mopey self no matter what the circumstance.

      Um, that’s Paul Thomas Anderson, not WES Anderson. Pretty huge difference I think 😀

      Yeah, I like Affleck’s two films and ARGO looks pretty promising, too.

      Well good for you then. I wish I could say the same.

    1. The Invisible Woman does sound intriguing! Plus it’s got Fiennes and Felicity Jones, she’s a much better actress than Stewart ever will be. I think she’d make a much more compelling Snow White!

  19. 1. So my question is, what’s your thoughts on K-Stew? Am I the only one who thinks this way about her?

    I dont really dislike her but she does have a wet-blanket quality about her. I have not seen the TWilight film so that may be it. I only have seen her in Panic Room.

    2. How many Wes Anderson films have you seen and which one is your favorite?

    I have seen none. But this Moonrise Kingdom may be the one I do actually see.

    3. So who is YOUR favorite actor-turned-director ever, and what’s your favorite film that he/she directed?

    AWW Ruth that is a tough one but if I were to put a punt in I would do a throwback and go for Ida Lupino who did The Hitchhiker a 1950’s true-life noir.

    4. Any of you looking forward to this movie? (ROA)
    Yeah not looking forward to the film. Saw the trailer in the cinema and left feeling rather indifferent.

    5. So my last question to you is, what movie you’re most anticipating that gets its release pushed back?

    G.I. Joe Retaliation (KIDDING)
    Honestly I have not been following delays so I am a bit clueless.

    1. I think people who didn’t see Twilight might’ve had a totally different opinion about her. The thing is, I was willing to be open-minded about what she could do outside of that, but she disappointed me.

      I think Moonrise Kingdom might bring new fans for Wes.

      Oh I haven’t even heard of Ida Lupino, Iba, perhaps you could start an ‘overlooked director’ series 😉

      Ahah, so I’m REALLY the only one not enthused about GI Joe 2!!

  20. 1. I don’t think i’ve seen her in anything but Adventure and, and she was simply okay.

    2. I think I’ve only seen 2: Royal Tenenbaums and Mr. Fox

    3. I like Mel Gibson as a director. He’s great at historical settings. Don’t believe me? Check out Braveheart, Passion and Apocolypto.

    4. Its a musical. Hence, I am not even remotely looking forward to it.

    5. Thor 2, I guess?

    1. Glad to hear you appreciate Mel Gibson’s work. I think his work in Passion of the Christ is tremendous, it looks so authentic despite its paltry $30 mil budget. Too bad people just dismiss that because of the religious nature of the subject matter.

  21. First question: No you are not alone Ruth!! I also think the same. I have seen her in 3 movies and in all those movies she had that flat no emotion face even though she was supposed to have strong emotions like fear and love.

    I am skipping number 2 and 3 🙂

    Now…for number 4…no, I am not looking forward for that movie…maybe I will watch it when in TV. Cruise as rockstar just doesn’t feel right.

    As for the last, my answer is the final movie of Ice Cream and Blood Trilogy, the last movie after Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. The World’s End was supposed to be released last year but the rumour said it is pushed back to 2012 but now I don’t know anymore when will it be released.

    1. Hi Nov! It’s really amazing to me that filmmakers continue to give her high-profile jobs. I mean do they even watch her performance?? It’s mind-boggling as to me, the success of Twilight isn’t exactly her doing.

      Ahah, I didn’t think Cruise would make a good rock star, but you know he’s convincing enough. Did you see the pics of him in W magazine? I mean if I didn’t know who he was I thought he’s a REAL rock star.

      Oh bummer about those Edgar Wright movies. Hopefully they didn’t hit a snag with financing on those.

      1. We never know what the film makers are thinking…maybe they are hoping she has \many fans from twilight.

        Hahaha…those photos remind me of the old heavy metal era.

        I hope so too…I really want to see the three of them working together again

        1. Were you a metal fan Nov? I used to be so into those hard rock bands, maybe because one of my best friends was a huge fan of Axl Rose, ahah.

          1. I was and still am 🙂
            I wrote about my obsession once and number 5 is Guns n Roses. I find it a bit difficult to enjoy most nowadays American rock bands because they all sound the same (and that’s how I fell deeply in love with L’Arc~en~Ciel which is so different to those nowadays rock music) but so easy to enjoy all those heavy metal bands. My playlist is still full of old bands and few new bands.

            You used to? not anymore now I assume 😉

  22. 1 – Ruth, you’re far from being alone in your thoughts on K-Stew. She lacks depth. Just not a fan of her or her acting. And honestly, I don’t understand how people think she’s extremely attractive. I guess I just don’t see it.

    2 – I don’t know if I’ll much like a movie like Moonrise Kingdom because it’s just not my type of movie (perhaps I’ll rent it thought when it comes out on DVD), but watching that video you posted, all I could think was, “Wow, Bill Murray is looking OLD!”

    3 – Funny you mention Ben Affleck there, because he is probably one of my favorite actors turned director. I really enjoyed his Gone Baby Gone, probably more so than The Town. But I’m probably looking most forward to his film this year, Argo.

    4 – Wow, that must have been crazy to meet someone who looked so similarly to Tom Cruise. I really do dig him and have been ecstatic about seeing Rock of Ages. I love the music from that time more than the music of the current time, and he looks absolutely awesome as Stacee Jaxx. My sister definitely has a crush on him too. Hehe.

    5 – I can’t think of too many films I’m excited about that got pushed back. I’m anticipating World War Z, although it doesn’t sound like things are going well for that movie right now. I’m actually very much looking forward to Jonathan Nolan’s Superman, which was supposed to come out this December, but got pushed back to 2013.

    Excellent post, Ruth! I love your Five for the Fifth posts.

    1. Hi Kristin, glad to hear you agree about K-Stew. Yeah I don’t think she’s all that pretty either, I mean to me, attractiveness is more than facial symmetry, it’s about personality and she has NONE.

      Ahaha, well Bill Murray IS old! I love that guy though, he’s just so delightfully quirky.

      Yeah, I’m looking fwd to ARGO too. Glad to see Affleck rising above the scrutiny he got for dating J-LO, ahah.

      I know! I was mad at my hubby for not taking a picture with that guy! I did see a picture of him on the finish line but he’s got his reflective sunglasses on. He does resemble Cruise even from a distance. It’s amazing how good Cruise look at his age, and he’s on fire now with the success of MI:4 and now the buzz surrounding Rock of the Ages.

      Jonathan Nolan’s Superman?? You mean Man of Steel? I didn’t even know Jonathan is involved, I know Chris Nolan serves as consultant on the job but Zack Snyder is directing. Yeah, can’t wait for that one. Henry Cavill, bring it on!! 😀

  23. 1. No, you’re not the only one that feels that way about K-Stew, although I have to say she was fairly good in Panic Room and Into the Wild. She’s terrible in the Twilight movies and SWATH, though. Like you, I don’t get why she’s so “hot” right now.

    2.I’ve seen Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox, that last one being my favorite.

    3. My favorite actor-director is Woody Allen. My favorite Allen flick might just be last year’s Midnight in Paris.

    4. Yes, I’m looking forward to Rock of Ages, although I think it won’t be very good.

    5. I’m not aware of any of my anticipated movies being pushed back.

    1. I really hope newer crops will continue to come along and push K-Stew away. I mean seriously, there are dozens of new talents more deserving of the Snow White role, I’m baffled why they gave it to her.

      Seems like there are tons of fans of Fantastic Mr. Fox, gotta check that out.

      I’m not too crazy about Woody but I’m with you about Midnight in Paris. I mean, I picked that as one of the Future Classic Movies 😀

      I think Rock of the Ages will be more of a guilty pleasure. I mean w/ Russell Brand in it, it certainly won’t be a ‘deep’ movie, ahah.

  24. …speaking of Kristen Stewart and her total lack of range (talent!) I went on a mission some time back to “Find a Kristen Stewart Smile”. It proved fruitless! 🙂

    1. Ahahaha, that is futile Dan. She can’t even muster a genuine smile at the WEDDING scene to the guy of her dreams in Twilight, I rest my case.

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