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The Hobbit – Matthew Goode auditioned for Bilbo Baggins

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Matthew Goode has been busy since starring as Ozymandias in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The 31 year old actor starred in A Single Man with Colin Firth that is loved by the critics, he’s about to be seen with Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year and he is also in Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction.

It also turns out that he recently auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s adaption of The Hobbit. Something which the 6ft 2 actor found quite funny when speaking to The Telegraph.

Now he’s a father, Goode doesn’t even like travelling that much. But just before we met, he’d auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s two-part film of The Hobbit. As he is the first to admit, he’s not an obvious choice – ‘Look at the size of me for Christ’s sake!’ If he got the part, he would, he says, find it almost impossible to refuse – despite the fact that it would involve him spending several months in New Zealand.

No word on how he got on at the audition or who else has been looked at. Still wondering when we’ll get some more info on who’ll be in it and playing what. Also it is currently down for a 2011 release but that could be pushed back to 2012.

Would Goode make a good Bilbo Baggins?

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Cemetery Junction – Poster for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010


CEMETERY JUNCTION tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives forever.

Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, Schindler’s List), Ricky Gervais (The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York, Breaking the Waves) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.

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A Single Man – New Poster for Colin Firth’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on November 24, 2009

Will Colin Firth be nominated for an Oscar in this one? Will he win an Oscar? Who knows, but he has been getting rave reviews for it.

George Falconer (Colin Firth) is a 52-year-old British college professor struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.

It is the directorial debut of Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth, Juilanne Moore and Matthew Goode. It opens on 11 December 2009.

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Leap Year – Amy Adams gets it on with Ozymandias

Posted by LiveFor on November 12, 2009

leapyearEveryone loves Amy Adams don’t they. She was great in Drop Dead Gorgeous and funny in Enchanted. Matthew Goode has been in loads of British TV dramas and was Ozymandias in Watchmen.

Now they are in a new movie, which promises to break out from all the romantic movie cliches you usually get in a film like this.

When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.

But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

My mistake. It does have all those romantic movie cliches you have come to expect from these kind of movies. Anna meets surly Declan. They argue, get on each others nerves, a bit of slapstick, they’ll probably get all their clothes wet or something and have to spend the night together in an uncomfortable position (like the back of a volkswagon!) They’ll argue some more, he won’t tell her something important, they get closer and fall for each other, then that important thing he didn’t say crops up and she runs away or tells him to get stuffed. She meets her intended but at the last minute Declan will turn up on the back of a tractor or something and reference something from earlier in the movie. The end.

Oh and there will be some crazy stereotypical Irish folk, Guinness, and a scene involving a cow or another animal with hilarious consequences.

I wrote that last two paragraphs without watching the trailer. Then I watched the trailer…sigh!

Off the top of my head I’m getting 27 Dresses, The Proposal, PS I Love You, The Ugly Truth, Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Along Came Polly, The Holiday, Wedding Planner, Made of Honour, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Wedding Date and so on and so forth….note to self: Stop watching so many romantic comedies. Did I miss any?

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A Single Man – Trailer for new film by Tom Ford starring Colin Firth

Posted by LiveFor on September 15, 2009

firthA Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his long-time partner, Jim . He is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty, and is stalked by one of his students, Kenny.

It is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwod and adapted by Tom Ford and David Scearce.

Ford is the designer who spent ten years bringing Gucci back from the brink.

The film stars Colin Firth (who won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for this role – more on that over at The First Post) as George, Julianne Moore is his friend Charlotte and Nicholas Hoult is Kenny, a student with whom George has an encounter. Matthew Goode (Watchmen) is also in it.

It has been getting excellent reviews at the recent festivals that it has shown at. Definitely one to keep an eye on. Have a look at the trailer and let me know what you think of it.

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Cemetery Junction – Teaser trailer featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Ralph Fiennes

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2009

Do not expect to learn too much about the film in this one, but if you are a fan of The Office or Extras then you’ll enjoy this.

Cemetery Junction is due out next year and as well as Ricky and Ralph it stars Christian Cooke, Jack Doolan, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode.

<a href=”http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&from=sp&vid=c88c1f12-a2fa-45ec-90b5-7395f3a20bab” target=”_new” title=”Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser”>Video: Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser</a>

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Cemetery Junction – First photos of Ricky Gervais & Matthew Goode

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

Cemetery Junctionis the new film by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Gervais posted these photos from the shoot on his blog with the comment “This is me in character (Len Taylor). I play a fat middle-aged bloke from Reading by the way. Chameleon.”

Below is Matthew Goode (Watchmen) sitting on a nice car.

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Cemetery Junction – Filming has begun on Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on June 16, 2009

Principal photography is set to commence on location in London today on Cemetery Junction, the first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the multi-award winning team behind The Office and Extras.

Ralph Fiennes (The Reader, Schindler’s List), Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York, Breaking the Waves) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited) feature alongside stars-of-the-future Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan.

Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape.

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls.

Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is.

When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.

The photo is a costume/makeup test of the three leads. Gervais and Merchant saw them as “the English 23 year-old, John Travolta, James Dean and Lou Costello.” I can kind of see where they are coming from with that photo.

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Watchmen – What does the real life Lee Iacocca think of his big screen assassination?

Posted by LiveFor on March 3, 2009

MTV have this interesting article about the on screen death of a real life businessman.

American businessman Lee Iacocca gained fame and fortune rescuing the automotive industry from the same sort of problems they currently find themselves in. He is now 83 years old, rarely gives interviews, and spends his days running a foundation searching for a cure to type 1 diabetes — the disease that took his wife Mary from him. According to the new comic-book blockbuster “Watchmen,” however, Lee Iacocca was brutally murdered in 1985.
Confused? So is Lee Iacocca.

In director Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen,” historical figures are depicted as existing in an alternate reality in which we won Vietnam, Richard Nixon was elected for five terms, and superheroes walk amongst us. And as much as I personally loved the movie, I’m also a huge film buff — so when I saw a very-alive American icon getting murdered 24 years ago on screen, I found myself struggling to comprehend the “Why?” “How?” and “Has this ever been done before?” of what was unfolding before my eyes.

“It’s nothing against Lee; I think Lee’s awesome,” Snyder told me when I asked him about the scene, in which an actor playing Iacocca meets with superhero industrialist Ozymandias, only to be caught in the crossfire as an assassin tries to kill the crimefighting CEO. “But he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The fact of the matter, however, is that the former Chrysler CEO and Ford President never met the fictional Adrian Veidt — and when I reached out to Iacocca for comment, he wasn’t exactly thrilled about the details of his big-screen debut.

A spokesman confirmed that Iacocca had never heard of “Watchmen” until I called. The news of his depiction came as a surprise, and his office confirmed that they had never been approached by Snyder, Warner Brothers, or anyone else associated with the film — either to ask permission or to simply give him a heads-up.

When I explained that Iacocca is shown on-screen being shot between the eyes and killed, the phone went quiet for what felt like forever. The automotive pioneer’s office has since attempted to contact the studio to secure a screening, DVD or even an explanation, but as of press time had yet to receive a return phone call.

It looks as though Iacocca will have to fork over $10 for a ticket on March 6, just like the rest of us. And for those wondering, he did not appear in Alan Moore’s original “Watchmen” graphic novel.

Asked about the legality of the situation, Snyder told me: “I think we got away with it because the movie has a satirical quality to it. And there were so many other famous people [in the film], lookalikes of Nixon, Annie Leibovitz, or [President] Kennedy. These are the people that we need in the movie to try and create this ’80s vibe.”

“And so, when we had the scene where Adrian was meeting with the captains of industry,” Snyder continued, “Lee just kinda jumped out as a famous [person]; someone you identify with the ’80s, but also with being in the automotive industry.”

Throughout the decade, Iacocca was a fixture on television thanks to commercials that painted him as a down-to-earth company chairman with a knack for business and an affection for working stiffs.

Although the initial reaction of Iacocca’s spokesman was to point out that his name and likeness are trademarked, further exploration into the legality of the “Watchmen” situation had her agreeing that since Iacocca isn’t being used to “sell or make profit” on something, there was little that could be done.

Mr. Iacocca, who insisted that he would not comment until after viewing Snyder’s “Watchmen,” did say that he had seen a publicity photo of lookalike Walter Addison dressed as him in the mid-’80s.

“The actor looked good,” he commented.

Legal or not, Iacocca’s spokesman did express some level of dismay over his on-screen “murder,” and the notion of an 83-year-old man answering questions about it once “Watchmen” is seen by millions of people all over the world.

“He’s fine; I think he’s fine,” Snyder said of Iacocca in the real world. “But you shouldn’t hang out with Adrian, because it’s dangerous.”

Source: MTV

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"Even Dr Manhattan Can’t be Everywhere At Once"

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2009

Watchmen. Adrian Veidt assesses the ongoing threat

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