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Jul 21st
08:05 pm
NYE & TLO Updates  
New Year's Eve

A film trailer for NYE was just approved for a PG/green band rating (note: the film itself will likely be PG-13). The timing is basically right on schedule if WB wants to attach it to their romcom Crazy, Stupid, Love opening next weekend. Hopefully it will pop up online even before next Friday.

The Lucky One

Still no news of a trailer on that front... :/ But a couple small news items have popped up over the past week.

Taylor Schilling talks Zac (from HollywoodLife rme):
What it’s like to work with one of the hottest men in Hollywood, Zac Efron!

“Incredible,” Taylor tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He’s a frreaking fantastic actor, too. It was incredible.”

Schilling spent months in the South filming and hanging out with Efron.

“We were all in New Orleans for four months and it was just like, he’s really someone who is coming to his own. He’s the best,” she says.

And can we expect a romance connection between the two onscreen?

“Most definitely,” she says. “It’s a Nicholas Sparks movie. It’s one of those epic romances, it’s very sweet.”

And new composer for the TLO score (from Film Music Reporter):
Mark Isham has recently recorded his score for the upcoming drama The Lucky One. The composer has taken over scoring duties from Hal Lindes who was originally attached to write the music for the film as reported earlier this year.
Mood: calmcalm
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Bee: Zac – InStyle - Jean Jacketjeezbee on July 22nd, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC)
Considering how big the cast is, I'm wondering if we get more than 5 seconds of Zac in the NYE trailer but better than nothing.
annabelle83 on July 22nd, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Finally!! So excited about NYE trailer!!

Is there any chance it is shown in front of Friends with Benefits this weekend? Am I asking too much? :(
It's Audrey not Aubrey: All Smilesaudrey_za on July 23rd, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
I liked Taylor so much in TLO so I'm all ♥ about her atm. :D

As I mentioned to you C, I didn't notice much from the score, as I enjoyed the Top 40 songs best. What did stick out is that there's no repeated main or character (ie Logan + Beth's song) themes, albeit what I saw wasn't a fully complete version of the flick.
annabelle83 on July 23rd, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
You saw TLO!! How come you never bragged about it before???

I'm so jealous... if you don't mind, can you answer some of my questions please? 1) How did you like the movie compared to other romantic dramas and other Zac movies? How would you rank it among them? 2) Do you think it can appeal to male audiences like The Notebook, Jerry Maguire, Notting Hill, etc? 3) Most importantly, how was Zac's acting in it comapred to his other movies?

Thanks in advance. Hopefully you check this post again and see my comment...
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on July 23rd, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
I did! I didn't want to boast, as I didn't want to give major spoilers (and by attending the screening, there's privacy clauses stating we'd keep mum on what was seen, etc). Mainly, I didn't want to be annoying, lol. ;)

1. The movie was really enjoyable! At the end of the day, it's obvious he's growing as an actor. TLO shows he can be sensual, alluring and basically hold his own as a believable romantic lead (which I don't think other works have truly even captured a glimpse of).

I'm not a Sparks (film/novel) fan, but of his films I've seen (three total), I do believe TLO is on par with that genre and the elements (cast, storyline, setting) will appeal to a teen-20-something demo. In comparison to other films starring Zac, although I prefer 17 Again and even Miracle Run I enjoyed TLO better than the HSM movies and CStC (which I regretfully state the latter since I still feel CStC had AMAZING potential and unfortunately got lost in translation).

2. No. I think the males who may enjoy this movie will be; Zac fans, spouses/friends who are taken to the film and Marines. I don't think TLO has a draw for men (outside of the aforementioned) to truly want to seek out this film. A lot of that however can change depending on marketing. I don't think TLO will struggle to find an audience, I'm just not of the mind frame it will be heavily saturated with men. (I say all this having brought my boyfriend to the screening who DID enjoy the film).

3. As I said, he's blossoming before our very eyes! He's a more complex version of Logan versus the book character and I think he shows range given the difficult task of playing a reserved character (think Angelina Jolie in Wanted- seen but seldom heard although effective and intensely present when on camera). His weight gain works in favor of the lens and films muscular versus soft, which sold me on the idea that I was watching someone who physically could have been a Marine.

He and Taylor's chemistry is palpable- whether it be in their more sexual on-screen encounters or friendly banter, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Zac easily transition to genuine dramatic material and deliver solid romantic dialogue.

Hope I answered enough of your questions!
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Let's Don't Be Sillyaudrey_za on July 23rd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Goddamn, this is a novel. :|
annabelle83 on July 24th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking your time to write this lengthy review! It was much more than I even wanted. Thanks!

I'm getting impatient with this movie. The comparison to Angelina Jolie makes me really excited because she's my favorite actress and I believe there's few who's as charismatic as her. Ahhhh... can't wait to see it..
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Mandyaudrey_za on July 24th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay! I'm glad you're excited- I hope all his fans anticipate TLO, regardless of personal liking toward romantic films/Sparks. He's a uniquely different character in his portrayal of Logan. One of my favorite things about watching Zac onscreen is that he's able to shed prior characters and for the most party fully embody new roles. I didn't find myself sitting in the theater thinking 'Oh there's Troy Bolton. Yeah, he delivered that line ala Mike O'Donnell...' he's simply and totally Logan. (There's ONE part during a kennel montage scene when Zac is goofing around with Beth's song Ben and he strikes this 'ninja' pose as they pretend fight and I did go 'That's a Zac moment'.)

I immediately thought of Angelina in "Wanted" when I saw how Zac was taking on the role of Logan. He's that watchful eye and silent protector who observes from afar but physically intervenes when necessary. There's a controlled calm to Logan that I felt Angelina also executed brilliantly.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on July 24th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
*Beth's SON
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on July 24th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm excited to finally get some sort of trailer even if its just for New Years Eve which I'm actually really excited to see.

The Lucky One is what I'm most anticipating though.