Bachelorette: Not Your Norman Rockwell Wedding
Bachelorette was dubbed the “indie Bridesmaids” at Sundance. OK, maybe there are some similarities. There are females and there’s a pending wedding and the proverbial “shit hits the fan,” but that’s about it. Based on a play of the same name by Leslye Headland who directed the screen version, the story is quite frankly not going to be a hit with everyone. But for the segment of the population that gets a thrill off of bad ass humor, Bachelorette offers up a load of laughs. John Waters appeared to enjoy himself at the screening of the film, which opened up the Provincetown International Film Festival this week, so that is a stamp of some sort of approval, right?
“It was incredible to see it with that audience. There’s something about the [crowd] here that has the exact correct taste for this movie,” Leslye Headland said to ML with a big smile and laughs at the festival. “To have an audience that’s on the same page from the opening jokes right on through the final scenes was great. They accepted these characters. It wasn’t just affirmation with their laughter, but there was good will toward them too.” Starring a rabble rousing Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan, the trio hit New York to help their friend Becky (Rebel Wilson) prepare for her wedding. But these women are anything but prissy debutantes. Booze, drugs, blow jobs, foul mouths – it’s all there and it keeps coming for more. Becky is the only one who seems to have cleaned up her act, and the bad ass trio get into more trouble when they accidentally tear the wedding dress the night before the ceremony.
“Kirsten, Isla and Lizzy never thought they should tone down their characters,” offered Headland. “They even improved stuff where where even I didn’t know if we could use some of the things they did. When you watch it, you can see that they’re having fun. I think they were excited to play women they had never met before.”
It’s once again quiet in Isla-world, so I thought I’d make a bit of a different update today – I’ve added HD screencaptures from Rango to the Gallery. Normally I wouldn’t add screencaptures from an animated project as we’re not actually seeing Isla herself, but I’ve noticed there is some interest from fans in photos from animated works, so I thought I’d add these for you.
I’ve added a minimal amount of screencaptures as it’s only an animated role, but I’ve captured all scenes so you can see what Isla’s character Beans gets up to in the movie. Rango was one of my favourite films of 2011 – I thought it was so unique, funny and clever, and Isla really put her stamp on the character of Beans, using her trademark humour to bring Beans to life and making her so hilarious.
What did you think of Rango? Do you like screencaptures from animated projects?
As I’ve said before, it’s just the Filmography section of our content that needs to be written now, so I’ve continued working on that today. Pages for Isla’s upcoming movies Bachelorette, Rise Of The Guardians, The Great Gatsby and Now You See Me have been added, as have pages for her short films Random Acts Of Intimacy, Furnished Room, and Bum Magnet. I’ve gathered as much information as I can to put these pages together so as to make sure they are as comprehensive and accurate as possible!
More Filmography pages coming soon, and I also have some additional HQ photos to add …
New individual posters for all the main characters of Rise Of The Guardians have just been released, and you can see the one of Isla’s Tooth Fairy character in our Gallery.
See the other character posters at Apple.com.
A couple of months ago, Entertainment Weekly released the first character art for Rise Of The Guardians, along with some information about the characters and the creation of them. Have a read of the main part of the interview with director William Joyce, including the bit about Isla’s role as Tooth Fairy, below, and read the full article at the source linked at the bottom. There’s also another article about the film at The Hollywood Reporter, which talks about the effects of the movie and mentions the reaction of initial screenings to audiences.
I’ve added the Tooth Fairy character art to our Gallery, alongside the posters and a few stills. Normally I wouldn’t add photos that don’t feature Isla herself, but I know some of you are interested to see the animated works.
You’d better watch out for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’ — NEW PICS & TRAILER
William Joyce definitely has.
The artist and storyteller, who wrote the books Dinosaur Bob and George Shrinks and did character design for the movies Toy Story and Robots, wanted his daughter, Mary Katherine, and son, Jack, to have no shadow of doubt that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy were real. So he began planting evidence — like a bad cop, or maybe the world’s best dad.
Those efforts have led to a series of books and an upcoming 3-D film from DreamWorks Animation, Rise of the Guardians, in which tough-as-nails versions of childhood icons join forces to combat a Boogeyman named Pitch.
With a new trailer showing off the Nov. 21 movie, Joyce takes a deep dive with EW on the story behind his backstories.
The way Joyce explained it to his own kids, the more faith one has in the existence of what he dubbed The Guardians of Childhood, the more power these protectors have.
I have a really great rare treat for you today! I’ve just come across some HQ photos of Isla at an unknown event in Sydney in the early-mid 90’s that I’ve never seen before. She’s wearing a shiny gold/yellow top and has her unmistakeable sassy grin on full display! I love these photos, and was so happy to find them and share them with you.
These are real rare treats, so I hope you enjoy them
• Unknown Event #05 x9
The first official trailer for The Great Gatsby has been released today! It looks suitably lavish, mysterious and intense, I think, and the cast look brilliant. I’m even more excited for this film now!
However, I don’t see Isla as Myrtle in this trailer … did you? Big thanks to my friend Lindsey for pointing out Isla in the trailer to me! You have to watch very closely, she’s only shown twice for the tiniest flash. I’ve added HD screencaptures to the Gallery.
You can watch and/or download the trailerin HD at Apple.com. An official website for the film has also been launched at thegreatgatsbymovie.com. And alongside all this new material is the first official poster, which I will add to our Gallery in a minute (see our ‘Last Uploads’ on the sidebar).
Props to Carey Mulligan Online for the heads-up on the trailer. Watch the trailer below, and leave a comment below if you want to say something about it…
A new photo from The Great Gatsby has been released today, and shows Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Amitabh Bachchan … but sadly still no Isla! See the still below, and head on over to HollywoodReporter.com to see it full size.
Isla Fisher has revealed she had a role in her husband Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie but it didn’t make the final cut.
The Perth-raised actress, who is in Cannes to promote her latest film, the DreamWorks animation Rise of the Guardians, was meant to play a Russian prostitute in Cohen’s comedy The Dictator. However, as often happens to the best of actors, footage of the 36-year-old funny girl ended up on the cutting room floor.
“And (Sacha) still expected me to do press for the movie,’ Fisher jokes.
“No really, it didn’t work for the movie. I have been through a thousand edits and I have no ego when it comes to this stuff.”
Fisher recalls the last time she was in Cannes when her husband strutted on to the beach in a mankini to promote his film Borat.
“I am happier to see him on a camel,” she says, referring to Cohen’s publicity stunt last week when he chose an unusual animal to take for a morning stroll.
It was one of a number of stunts Cohen has pulled while promoting his new movie around the world, including during his visit to Australia earlier this month.