The Danish Girl – Official Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming movie The Danish Girl was released and it looks freaking fantastic.

The Danish Girl is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, and stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sexual reassignment surgery in the 1920s and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener.

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Eddie Redmayne managed to snag the Oscar for best actor again… have a look below and tell me what you think.

    

Movie of the Week: The Theory of Everything

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Wow, what a beautiful movie, gorgeous, well done… loved it. The Theory of Everything, the adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, is such an amazing movie, about the life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, through the success of his career is physics and the dealings with his disease.

Have I mention how amazing this movie is? It’s heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. Watching how the amazing Stephen Hawking defied all expectations, personal and professional, it’s amazing. How he converted a 2 years life expectancy, to a full life, with two marriages, 3 kids and such an historic career in his field. And what about Jane?! What a strong, intelligent and fierce woman!

The casting is perfect. Eddie Redmayne was born to play this part, his physical transformation is beyond anything I could expect. At times, one wonders who are we actually seeing on screen: Eddie or Stephen? I’m still to watch Birdman, but I honestly don’t think that anyone could have done better than Eddie this year – playing a character whom we all know, who is still alive and so very present in our day to day, and doing it so amazingly, should be worthy of that Oscar for Best Actor.

Felicity Jones is amazing in this as well, although not as much as Eddie (it would be hard). Actually, I think they chose the cast perfectly. All and all, loved it, I think I will return to see it again, though the next time I do, I have to remember to bring a bunch of paper tissues… the crying was strong ;-).

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The trailer for the new Stephen Hawking’s biopic is out and it looks amazing! This is a man that deserves to be celebrated in every way known to man.

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The movie premieres somewhere between November and January, but unfortunately Spain has not a release date yet… with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and David Thewlis, this is a movie that promises to bring on the tears… if you don’t believe me, check out the trailer below, and tell me exactly how you fell when Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls face first on the floor.

Les Misérables and the Barricade Boys: Marius

I know that Marius is often not included in the group of the barricade boys, first because in the book he’s not as centered in the group as in the movie and then, because he’s the only one of them that DOESN’T DIE in the barricade!

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But truth be told, Eddie Redmayne did such an amazing job with his Marius, that I’m guessing that there’s not many people left who haven’t fallen completely in love with Eddie and his Marius!

Marius appears mainly as Enjolras right arm in the political department (although I know that the book isn’t exactly like this and that they, in fact, have rather different political ideals!). Still, in the movie, he’s always right there with Enjolras, protesting, gathering people, planing the revolution… and then he sees Cosette and his world changes completely…

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He falls in love with her and is heartbroken when he finds out that she’s leaving.

I’ve heard several versions of “A Heart Full of Love” and even tough the movie version isn’t complete, it’s by far my favorite… I just love the way Marius stumbles into his words, like he’s truly love-struck .. and also, the expression on his face when Grantaire is mocking him for finally being in love in “Red and Black”… PRICELESS!!! And the merit goes all to Eddie! AMAZING!

And then decides to join his brothers at the barricade, because he would rather die than live without her (and also because he truly believes that it’s the right thing to do!). He heroically saves them all at night, threatening to explode a barrel of gun powder and then has Éponine dying in his arms. And at the big fight the next day he gets injured and Valjean, not wanting him to die – because he’s meat to be with his daughter – carries him from the barricade, making the two of them the only survivors of that horrific event.

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Later he suffers for the fact that all of his friends are gone, while singing the amazing “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” – in it’s best version yet, in my opinion – I tear up each time I listen to it! His pain is so real in those 3 minutes that you just have this instant urge to go and hold him…

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Marius then makes up with his grandfather (as in the book) and marries Cosette, finding out that Valjean was his savior the night of the barricade, he takes Cosette to see her father, where he thanks him for saving his life and consoles his wife when her father passes away…

   

Eddie Redmayne… MAN! He’s freaking amazing! The first time I saw the movie I had no idea who he was and I actually thought he was a Broadway/West End actor (like many others on the movie), because his voice is so wonderful that I thought that had to be his number 1 focus! But no, he’s really an amazing actor who has the amazingly beautiful voice…

(and if you haven’t heard any of his interviews, he’s got the most sexy voice with the most gorgeous British accent! Yumiiii…)