Upcoming TV alert: Isla to be on Conan on August 28th

August 15th 2012 • by Jess • 1 Comment »"Bachelorette", Media Alerts

Isla will appear on the US talk show Conan on Tuesday August 28th, presumably to promote Bachelorette! This is fantastic news, and is sure to be a funny interview.

All being well, we will being you coverage of the show the day after.

Isla & “Bachelorette” girls featured in Elle magazine

August 12th 2012 • by Jess • 1 Comment »"Bachelorette", Gallery Updates, Media Alerts, Website

Isla and her Bachelorette co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan are featured in a new photo spread in the September issue of Elle (US)! The ladies talk about female friendship and this generation of women, and pose in the latest ‘cool-girl’ fashions for the magazine. The photoshoot has been added to our Gallery, and the interview to our press page, all courtesy of Elle.com.

Katy Perry is on the cover of this issue, so keep an eye out for it and pick up a copy to see Isla inside!

All the Single Ladies

Whether your idea of cool-girl dressing is cutout mod sheaths or sexy-strong tailoring, the firebrand trio of this month’s darkly funny bachelorette will show you how to have a good time.

When wickedly funny Los Angeles playwright Leslye Headland first began taking meetings with Hollywood executives, she heard the same question on repeat: “They’d ask,‘What’s the female version of an Apatow movie?’ I would always say, ‘Depressing.’” Audiences love a man-child, but would they find “a woman struggling with her femininity” just as funny? Turns out they do. Bachelorette, Headland’s raucous Sundance hit, in theaters this month, is hilarious, twisted, and startlingly incisive. On the eve of a wedding, three early-thirties bridesmaids lean hard into old archetypes—the ditz (Isla Fisher), the nympho (Lizzy Caplan), and the alpha female (Kirsten Dunst)—and wrestle with their own inadequacies as the rotund runt of their high school pack (the always-game Rebel Wilson) beats them all to the altar, with a Disney- perfect prince to boot. Make no mistake: This isn’t Bridesmaids. Headland spins her premise into something grittier, a fiercely sharp send-up of the idea, she says, “that there’s a checklist by which women should live their lives, so that they’re always defining themselves by what they don’t have.”

Read the full interview

“Bachelorette” now available on Video On Demand; new stills released

August 11th 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"Bachelorette", Gallery Updates

Bachelorette was released on Video On Demand in the US yesterday – admittedly I’m not quite sure how this works or where you can watch it etc., but if you do know and have the ability to watch it, then be sure to give it a go! Drop back in and let us know what you thought of it after you’ve watched it. It will be released in limited US cinemas on September 7th, and you can find additional international release dates here.

Several new stills for the movie have been released recently, and I’ve added them to our Gallery. There is also a new Russian poster for the film – same photo/artwork, Russian text.

Bachelorette (2012) > Posters & Artwork x1 more
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New red band trailer for “Bachelorette”

August 6th 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"Bachelorette", Videos

A red-band – ie extra racy – trailer for Bachelorette has now been released, and you can watch it below…

“The Great Gatsby” moved to Summer 2013

August 6th 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"The Great Gatsby"

Despite having every indication of prime Academy Award-friendly material and aesthetic, Baz Luhrmann’s 3D Jazz Age Extravaganza has been pushed out of its Christmas Day release date and into the warmer climes of summer 2013.

The move does, admittedly, take it out of direct competition with DJANGO UNCHAINED and indirect competition with THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPEXTED JOURNEY, ZERO DARK THIRTY, LES MISERABLES and HYDE PARK ON HUDSON. The thinking may then be that there’s better box office potential next summer as there is no movie quite like THE GREAT GATSBY set to release, but to be fair there’s never a movie quite like a Baz Luhrmann movie.

Here’s a statement from Director of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman: “Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”

And here’s a statement from President of International Distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg: “Baz is known for being innovative, but with this film he has done something completely unexpected—making it in 3D—while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. The responses we’ve had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal, and we think ‘The Great Gatsby’ will be the perfect summer movie around the world.”


More Filmography section updates

July 29th 2012 • by Jess • No CommentsProjects, Website

Pages for Isla’s movies from 2000 to 2005 have now been added, written and packed full of information in our Filmography section! Browse through them to find trivia, quotes, synopses and more for Isla’s earlier films including Scooby Doo, Swimming Pool, I Heart Huckabees, and of course, Wedding Crashers. I hope you enjoy reading through them!

Pages for Isla’s remaining 8 movies will be added over the next few weeks. And I have a rare video treat for you tomorrow :-)

Big Filmography section update – TV Series information added

July 24th 2012 • by Jess • No CommentsGallery Updates, Projects, Website

I’ve been hard at work the last few days getting back to work on our Filmography pages, and have now added pages and information for all of Isla’s TV work. This includes Home & Away, Oliver Twist and Paradise Beach, as well as her other TV series, mini-series and TV movie. There isn’t much information about them around now, but I’ve added in as much as I could possibly find!

The Home & Away and Pilot Season pages are the only ones that are not ‘complete’ yet – they will be completed with character and episode information, plus character quotes, as I gradually go through and screencap available episodes.

Whilst searching for information on these shows, I was lucky enough to come across a picture from Bay City – Isla’s very first acting role! This is the first photo I’ve ever seen from this series, so I was excited to find it. Unfortunately it’s only very small, but there is a ‘full’ version and a ‘blown-up’ version so we can see Isla a bit more clearly.

First trailer for “Bachelorette”

July 22nd 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"Bachelorette", Gallery Updates, Videos

The first official trailer for Bachelorette debuted on Access Hollywood earlier this week, and it soon made it’s way online! The movie looks like a lot of fun, and Isla seems to be on top form and going all out with her over the top wild comedy!

Watch the trailer below, and find HD screencaptures in our Gallery. What do you think about the trailer?

Old “Home & Away” episodes to be broadcast in the UK for a month

July 17th 2012 • by Jess • 4 Comments"Home & Away", Gallery Updates

Great news, old school Home & Away fans! Channel 5 is once again taking a break from showing new episodes during the “summer” months in the UK, and they are going to be showing a selection of older episodes in place of it!

Read a bit more about it below, and find out about the choices of episodes from Isla’s years on the show (1994-1997) at Channel5.com. My memory is not that good, so I can’t recall which of the selected episodes she featured heavily in, but obviously the episode from 1994 about Shannon and Curtis’ secret will be all about her – so let’s hope that episode will be shown!

‘Home and Away: From Day One’ will launch on digital channel 5* on Monday, July 30 as the show’s feature-length pilot from 1988 is aired.

Viewers’ favourite episodes from 1989 to the present day will then be played in a Home and Away double bill from July 31 until the series returns on the main channel on Monday, September 3.

Three episodes have been shortlisted for every year between 1989 and 2012. The two most popular episodes from each year will play out weeknights from 6pm on 5*.

Additionally, the episode which ranks in third place will be available to watch exclusively online at Channel 5’s official Home and Away website. This will also be where viewers can vote for their favourite episodes.

Original cast member Ray Meagher, who plays Alf Stewart, added: “Channel 5 is offering UK viewers a real treat this summer. All the classic episodes are here and many of the first appearances from some of the current key cast including Marilyn, Irene, Morag and a slightly younger Alf.”


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