Two must-see trailers. First up: The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively as a woman who never ages and therefore gets to look fabulous in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s etc – right on up to today. Can you IMAGINE? When the trailer came on the screen at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood yesterday, the audience GASPED at Blake’s loveliness. GASPED, I tell you. It got me to thinking: Maybe we don’t hate her after all. Maybe we’ve been brainwashed by the media or a jealous Martha Stewart, and it’s time to reexamine our feelings for the lovely Miss Lively. Watch the trailer and let me know.
The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not. The Age of Adaline follows the titluar Adaline (Lively), who ceases to age following an accident one icy night. She keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret and embarks on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living.
Also starring Ellen Burstyn (as her daughter HA!), Kathy Baker, and Michiel Huisman.
The second trailer is for Far From the Maddening Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s classic tale of the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (played by Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors. There’s
Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Just here for Tom Sturridge, tbh, but the movie looks charming with lots of waving fields of wheat and sun-dappled brooks and people racing through the forest on matters of the heart and… oh I don’t know… Have I mentioned yet how hot Tom Sturridge looks in his little Sergent uniform? And OUT of it. Because he does. He is UNBELIEVABLY HOT. Umph. That man. Why isn’t he a major star yet?