Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us and you’re probably just as stoked as I am for a whole new crop of movies to devour. But when it comes to movie fashions, summer blockbusters tend to be big on explosions and less on couture. There’s always just a movie or two each year that leaves the audience with a big sartorial impact. Most people are betting on The Great Gatsby to have the biggest style impact, but just because it has the most fashion hype doesn’t mean it will be this year’s most fashionable film.
So here are the movies of 2013 that you need to keep you eyes on for the film’s fashion and sense of style.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel is a rite of passage in any high school english classroom. This novel has made its way to the silver screen before but it is Baz Luhrmann’s super stylized adaptation that has us most excited, making it one of the most anticipated films of the year. The Roaring Twenties was a period of high fashion, artistic expression, crazy parties, and excess. No wonder it’s still a popular period for fashion magazines to take editorial inspiration from, and besides everyone loves a good flapper dress. Although this period piece has the most hype (check out Carey Mulligan’s Vogue cover), the ’20s inspiration might have already reached its peak during the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Perhaps the film will revitalize last year’s trend and keep it alive.
The anticipated movie trailer for the remake of Carrie has been released and it looks so good!
Carrie, which is a remake of the classic of the original 1976 movie stars Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz. Asides from the fact it felt like I just watched the whole movie in about 3 minutes, the casting is spot on. Moore gave me the chills as her evil mother, and Moretz definitely suited into this role. The trailer made me jump a little bit, but makes me want to see the movie more.
I’m not entirely sure why they’re remaking Stephen King’s famous novel Carrie for a third time. But considering the fact that it launched Sissy Spacek’s Hollywood career when she filmed the original, the story and role must be too good to pass off for an actress such as Chloë Moretz.
After premiering at the New York Comic Con, a teaser trailer for the 2013 film is now spreading across the web. Featuring a night skyline and buildings on fire, we catch a sight of Carrie covered in blood…looking extra sinister.
While I can’t say that I’m particularly excited (because 1. I hate horror films, and 2. why remake something again?), but I am interested to see how Moretz does. Having played an awesome Hit-Girl in the super-hero comedy “Kick Ass”, she has proven herself to be a great young actress.
Carrie, is expected to hit theatres March 15.
Although I haven’t read any of The Carries Diaries, I’ve read and watched Sex and the City in it’s entirety. I know, groan right? Deal with it. Anyway, I’ve secretly been looking forward to CW’s new series The Carries Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s prequel to original book. Based on the trailer though, I can’t say I’m thrilled at Carrie before sex, the city and Mr. Big.
I like AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie and the fashion (even sans Patricia Field) looks drool-worthy. But the plot seems uber stereotypical. Carrie accepts an internship at a prestigious law firm. Upon meeting a stylish magazine editor she’s immersed in the world of urban culture and clubs.
It’s all, Carrie goes to Manhattan, meets a wicked-cool fashionista, gets sent a free high couture gown, goes to a high profile event. I’m sure hilarious hijinks ensue but this would never happen in real life.
Why not try reality: Carrie goes to Manhattan, scrapes by in a tiny house which shares with a bunch of other interns, does coffee runs ALL DAY, and scrapes together a few bucks for a non-alcoholic Cosmo (she’s way underage). I think that’s a much more interesting storyline anyway rather than the excessive glitz. All I can say is, I think HBO’s version would have been a little different.
Watch it here:
Chloe Moretz beat everyone from Dakota Fanning to Lily Collins for the part of Carrie White, a shy high school student who takes revenge upon her bullies with her lethal powers.
I usually don’t approve of remakes, especially for movies that are so classic. I mean, think of something fresh! That said, I think the 1976 movie based off Stephen King’s book could stand to be remade, especially if Moretz, who was in Hugo, is attached to the project.
The 1974 novel is about a young and tormented high schooler who uses her telekinetic powers to take revenge on the bullies at her school. It has some of the most classic scene in horror history.
The 15-year-old might be happy now, but imagine how she’ll feel once she’s draped in pig blood, a la Sissy Spacek below.
Some “Sex and the City” fans may be burying their heads in shoe boxes to avoid any spoilers about the upcoming movie, but it may not be necessary.
Director-producer Michael Patrick King has killed the rumour about the death of an unnamed character.
“It’s a summer movie,” he told Yahoo! News. “Why would I want to kill anyone?”
King did say that killing Mr. Big – heroine Carrie’s long-time love – was considered, but he didn’t think it would go over well with the audience.
“I did want an emotional roller-coaster, but my ultimate target was to make our ‘girlfriends’ — in other words, our audience — happy. And I don’t think Mr. Big dying would make them happy.
“I would have been chased around the planet by women with torches.”