Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in ROMEO AND JULIET (Image Credit: Amber Entertainment)

New ‘Romeo and Juliet’ promises to be the most dangerous love story ever told!

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in ROMEO AND JULIET (Image Credit: Amber Entertainment)

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in ROMEO AND JULIET (Image Credit: Amber Entertainment)

Romeo and Juliet is pretty widely accepted as the most famous love story of all time, which is why there are so many screen adaptations and references to the tragedy in literature and pop culture. While it’s often seen as some sort of ideal love story, I think the tag line for the newest adaptation, “The most dangerous love story ever told.”, shows that the creators see things a little more clearly.

When I first heard that Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) was playing the iconic role of Juliet in a new adaptation due out on October 11, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. Did director Carlo Carlei figure out a way to make the story work in a world with cell phones? Did Julian Fellowes write something brilliant to pull it all together? Wait, Julian Fellowes? That guy is responsible for Downton Abbey and won an Academy Award for writing Gosford Park. And Carlo Calrei turns out to be an Italian native. They’re not going for something new here, they’re going to make a fantastic period piece and I don’t know how to explain my excitement to you. Continue reading

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NICHOLAS HOULT stars in WARM BODIES (Image Credit: Jan Thijs / © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.)

Movie Preview: ‘Warm Bodies’

NICHOLAS HOULT stars in WARM BODIES (Image Credit: Jan Thijs / © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC.  All rights reserved.)

NICHOLAS HOULT stars in WARM BODIES (Image Credit: Jan Thijs / © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.)

The film adaptation of the Isaac Marion “zombie romance” novel, Warm Bodies, releases in theaters February 1st, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  From the previews I’ve seen, it appears to be a witty tongue-in-cheek rom-com that fully acknowledges its absurd premise.  What’s the premise you ask?  Per the production notes provided by Summit Entertainment: Continue reading