More content updates: Lookalikes & Isla with other celebs

August 17th 2012 • by Jess • No CommentsWebsite

To add the finishing touches to our content, I have now completed the remaining pages of Look-a-likes and Isla with other celebrities. The lookalikes section is fairly empty besides some celebs wearing the same dress as Isla, and a little section about Isla’s doppelganger, so if you have any lookalikes you’d like to submit then do get in touch! The With Other Celebs page took some time to put together, and is a pretty fun page to look at, I think! Has Isla been snapped with any of your other fave celebs? Have a browse! Personally I love the pics of her with her old Home & Away co-stars, as well as those with Charlize Theron, Heath Ledger, Leo DiCaprio and Sean Penn – she looks like she’s having a great conversation with Charlize, and is very excited to meet Leo!

The Biography has now been brought up to date, too.

Minus the Style section, I think our content is now ‘complete’ – yay! Alongside those Style pages, I will next be working on Pilot Season and Home & Away caps, and will also get working on updating our Video archive. Anything else you particularly want me to add to the site? Get in touch!

Filmography pages completed!

August 16th 2012 • by Jess • No CommentsWebsite

After much hard work over the past couple of weeks, I have now managed to finish our extensive Filmography pages! Since the last filmography content update posted, I have added and written the remaining pages for Isla’s more recent films – from 2006 to 2011 – including The Lookout, Hot Rod, Definitely Maybe, and Confessions Of A Shopaholic. As always, all pages are packed full of information, trivia, quotes and more that I have researched and transcribed for the site. Hopefully you will enjoy reading them and finding out more about Isla’s films! I really enjoyed writing them, and am proud to be able to provide an extensive resource for Isla’s career on this site.

I’ve also brought the upcoming films pages bang up-to-date, in particular Bachelorette.

A few more content updates still to come over the weekend, then that will be done and I will be giving in to my guilty pleasure and adding some old Home & Away screencaps 😛

Baz Luhrmann on the “Great Gatsby” release delay

August 16th 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"The Great Gatsby" When we caught up with director Baz Luhrmann last night at Samsung’s “Meet the New Way” launch party, we tried our damnedest to find out why exactly he’d delayed his 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby from its winter berth to next summer. Did he simply need more time to tinker? It’s okay to be a perfectionist, after all. But a smiling Luhrmann would simply not budge. “I will tell you this, I’m just very nourished by just working on it,” he told us. “I’m just thrilled.” And a little busy? Maybe too busy to make a December release date? “Right now I’m working on music. You can imagine how involved I am in the music alone.” Noted!

“Bachelorette” Breaks Records Before It Hits Theaters

August 15th 2012 • by Jess • No Comments"Bachelorette"

It used to be you knew what you were in for when a movie was not, as the trailers say, “only in theaters”: something way too highbrow or way too, well, too bad for a studio to put money behind a cinematic release.

This week, the movie Bachelorette—a raunchy dark comedy starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan as bridesmaids who are not as interested in the wedding as they are in the party that proceeds it—seems to have heralded the end of that era. The film premiered at Sundance this year but doesn’t come out in the U.S. until Sept. 7 for a limited release. Still, it’s already made more than a half a million dollars in video-on-demand and online rental formats. (Which is about as much as a decent indie opening weekend in theaters, notes Variety.) Since its release last Friday in the iTunes rental store, where it is available for $9.99, it reached No. 1 on the download charts—the first movie to ever do so prior to its theatrical release, according to Reuters.

Bachelorette’s distribution scheme comes courtesy of RADiUS, a Weinstein company created specifically to deal with new methods of releasing movies; even though this is the first RADiUS film, clearly the idea has legs. And although other movies have gone the iTunes/VOD route first—Dunst’s Melancholia did it last year—the success of Bachelorette is good news for mainstream-ish movies that people want to see but about which studios may be wary. According to Deadline, even though a ‘Ladies With A Hangover’ movie sounds appealing (especially post-Bridesmaids) and Sundance audiences loved Bachelorette, the characters were just too unsympathetic for the R-rated film to score a big traditional distribution deal.

Promotional help from the cast (for example, Rebel Wilson, who plays the unlucky bride, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night) helped the movie overcome any straight-to-not-quite-video stigma. It’s a good time in general to separate VOD releases from old-timey straight-to-video. Straight-to-video may soon be a thing of the past anyway: The Wrap reported this weekend that, because of low sales, Warner Bros. is dismantling its straight-to-video division. With other non-theatrical options on the rise, that’s bad news for anyone hoping for a sequel to the sequel to the sequel to Free Willy and pretty much no big deal for the rest of us.

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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

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.”

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“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.

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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.”

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