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Their caption: Richard Armitage, our editor and the photographer spot a cute mouse in the studio. They think it was the mouse from The Green Mile as it almost ran right up to them. Fortunately, Richard was there to protect them both :)
Their caption: A quick ‘behind the scenes’ image of our photo shoot with one of the stars of the upcoming Captain America movie, and next year’s super-blockbuster Hobbit movies. Full interview and photo shoot with England’s next action hero, RICHARD ARMITAGE, in issue 9 of RECOGNISE
Thank you Musa for the heads up :) Ah so,,,Thorin's beard is the real thing..very nice! I reiterate--there's nothing like the real thing..why mess with mother nature's handiwork *know everyone agrees* Beard is the only feature that's perfectly clear - no doubt deliberate :)
Hobbit' First Look: 3 pics with Peter Jackson's comments#20980349
Past Post: Apr 2011: http://www.blogger.com/goog_1551048148
Past Poll from Feb 2010: http://allthingsrarmitage.blogspot.com/2010/02/post-holiday-santa-poll.html
Anne Boleyn(Natalie Dormer) in Capt America & latest addition to Game of Thrones 2 - many recently enjoyed drama characters are starting to merge into the same movies...
Now I'm officially into The Tudors with relish. Today during dinner I whined a bit to hubby that the fine tv series we'd watched together had ended (Camelot, Game of Thrones) the only shows remaining that we both enjoy will be the last two eps of the Sharpe series, which was his gift from me for Father's Day. Then I added that at least I still had The Tudors - it's currently playing on bbcA. To my very great surprise dh said "I'm going to watch The Tudors with you." *jaw almost fell open* I'd assumed it wasn't really his type of entertainment. Upon reflection, he is a history buff - although his preferred genre is usually more along the lines of the US Civil War and other military conflicts. The lovely serendipity solved another dilemma for me - The Tudors dvd set(4 seasons = 38eps) fills the bill as my gift to him for his birthday, which arrives in two wks. Can't wait to start watching it with my honey bunny. hehehe don't usually gush so much, but his remark really made for a pleasant turn of events - Game of Thrones already has him prepared for all the anatomy lessons:)
From Amazon.com website: 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb television, but where are the blu-ray and CC?, January 15, 2011
By Dennis Brandt (Red Lion, PA United States) [Ricrar: I became curious about the location of Red Lion and after checking an online map smiled to see it's near the communities of Lancaster and Shrewsbury in York County, PA]
This review is from: The Tudors: The Complete Series (DVD)
I thoroughly enjoyed this series and wished it had continued on through Edward's and Mary's reigns. (There are many films on Elizabeth's tenure as queen.) Excellent costuming, fine performances, and close enough to historical fact to make it a good teaching tool (although not for high school given the nudity and excessive, if not historically inaccurate, use of the "F" word, particularly in the early episodes). It was a cruel and despotic era, and the series well depicts it within the confines of what is, despite the series' length, a short period of time. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was incredibly good. Hard to believe he was the same man who portrayed Elvis Presley.
Those who criticize the series for historical inaccuracies all have valid points. As a historian, I can tell you that the mounting of the cannon depicted during the siege of Boulogne was absurd. Some pieces recoiled; others didn't. They were all mounted on an uphill slope, which means that recoil from firing round one would have sent them careening back down the slope, requiring hours of struggle to remount them for - well, one more shot that would have repeated the process. The proper procedure would have been to construct an upward slope behind the piece so it rolled back into position after firing. I was also annoyed that, given that the aged Henry VIII's obese form is so familiar, the film makers did not gradually fatten Rhys-Meyers. The 1970 BBC series Six Wives of Henry VIII did an effective job of growing actor Keith Michell from a lean, mean lovin' machine to a candidate for a fat farm. On the other hand, if you want to teach a non-historian why America's founding fathers insisted their new government have no established religion, have them watch The Tudors.
Of course, no serious historian would tap Hollywood and the like as a valid source. Gods and Generals, for example, made a strong effort to be a historically accurate film but insufficient effort to be a good film. Glory, on the other hand, presented a variety of historical errors, but it was an excellent film. All historically-based movies make factual errors, some through ignorance, others in the interest of story-telling, and some, especially old Hollywood films, are a joke (e.g., They Died with their Boots On or Santa Fe Trail). As long as film makers make a reasonable effort toward accuracy, I am not overly concerned. Historical drama can generate interest in a period or event and prompt the viewer to further study, as The Tudors did for me.
Richard, Richard what have you done to me...lol...I'm blaming him for dragging me kicking and screaming back into the entertainment world that I was able to ignore for a decade:) Read the review of The Tudors series above and was absolutely amazed to learn that the star of that series also played Elvis Presley. More amazement on my part that a movie had been made about old blue suede shoes himself - didn't have a clue until now about the movie or Jonathan Rhys Meyers. His HenryVIII was my first introduction to him as an actor; therefore, hearing his Irish brogue blew me away during this press conference...
It's always nice to use some historical artifacts to decorate your surroundings. Will hang these reproduction portraits of historical figures for our art appreciation and perusal: Guy of Gisborne - Chas Brandon - RA as Roman Soldier
Good quality of entire Robin Hood Series 1 eps have recently been uploaded at youtube...