The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Anne Hathaway that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
This 2010 version of the Lewis Carroll story is more of a sequel to the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland story than the one we are used to seeing portrayed in various versions over the decades. This movie has a brilliant cast of many high-end actors and actresses, mostly British, with a few North Americans here and there, but it is truly a British tale. In the beginning, we see six-year-old Alice still struggling with the idea that her adventure might have been a silly dream, but her doting father, Charles Kingsleigh (Marton Csokas) assures her that even if she might think that she could be insane, that all of the truly best people are, and that it is perfectly fine to think of sic impossible things before breakfast. Fast forward to 13 years later. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is of marriageable age, and her father has passed, leaving her as the heir to his shipping business. Alice is to be married, for all the wrong reasons, to Hamish (Leo Bill), the son of her late father’s business partner, Lord Ascot (Tim Pigott-Smith). Lady Ascot (Geraldine James) has been planning a match for her son for two decades, and will not let anything stop it from happening. There we see many family members that have similarities with some of the people and creatures she met in Wonderland many years ago. Faith and Fiona Chattaway (Eleanor Gecks, Eleanor Tomlinson), twins whom finish each others sentences. Aunt Imogene (Frances de la Tour) a dotty older woman who is still waiting for some exotic prince to whisk her away. It is a huge engagement party for an engagement that hasn’t even happened yet. Read more... (1012 words, 75 images, estimated 4:03 mins reading time)
It’s been five years since we first met Princess Mia (Anna Hathaway) in The Princess Dairies. Mia has just finished college, and is heading back to Genovia. Queen Clarisse (Julie Andrews) is ready to retire and wants to spend her golden years with Joe (Hector Elizondo), and feels that Mia has matured enough to rule. The people of Genovia like her, but there is archaic law on Genovia’s books that states that an unmarried woman cannot take the throne. At Mia’s 21st birthday ball, she meets many eligible bachelors with noble titles, but the one whom she dances with that she takes a liking to is Lord Nicholas Devereaux (Star Trek’s Chris Pine), as he rescues her from another disastrous dance with someone else. What Mia does not know is that Lord Devereaux’s uncle, Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) is using his parliamentary power to steal the throne for Nicholas by insisting that this old royal law be enforced. Clarisse, Mia, and Charlotte (Kathleen Marshall) hunt through the list of single European noblemen, but keep finding reasons to reject them. Even Prince William turns up, but as he will become King of England, Mia cannot choose him. Charlotte just put him in the list because she like to look at him. Clarisse and Mia heartily agree, but eventually they choose Andrew Jacoby (Callum Blue of Dead Like Me), an English Duke with a scandal-free past and of the perfect age. Even the royal pets, tuxedo cat Fat Louie and Maurice the poodle like him. Read more... (529 words, 78 images, estimated 2:07 mins reading time)
Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is an average fifteen year-old student at a private school in San Fransisco, but unpopular. She’s cute, but introverted, and lacks style. Her ambition is to be invisible and unnoticed, and she is very good at doing it. So much so that people sometimes sit on her, not even seeing her before they do. What Mia does not know is that she is the sole blood heir to the crown of the small European nation of Genovia. Mia’s life is a turmoil of regular teen angst, being the butt of jokes from the A-list crowd at school, dealing with a radical best friend, Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo), who is completely her opposite, and crushing on an A-lister boy, Josh Bryant (Erik von Detten) whom she will never have a chance with. Read more... (543 words, 99 images, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)
A wild ride of a Cinderella story, Ella Enchanted is based on the book by Gail Carson Levine. Ella of Frell (Anne Hathaway) is a free-thinking teen that was placed under a curse to be obedient. In the town of Frell, there are fairies that bestow gifts on infants. When Ella was a baby, an arrogant fairy, Lucinda (Vivica Fox) was about to give Ella her magical gift when Ella started raising a fit. Lucinda said that Ella was not very well behaved, and Lucinda gave her the “gift” of obedience. The poor kid was now forever bound to do anything she was told to do. After some protest by Ella’s mother (Donna Dent), and their household fairy, Mandy (Minnie Driver), Lucinda informs that she has a no-return policy on gifts. Ella grows up having to deal with the curse, but still remains loyal to her own ideas about how things should be, and sometimes turns her curse around to her own benefit. Read more... (576 words, 53 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Since The Cat Returns is one of our most popular posts, we thought you might like a little insight into the one movie that every cat love must own. Much of this documentary is in Japanese, but don’t worry, there are no subtitles, as translators do the voice overs for us. We meet with the master movie maker, Hayao Miyazaki, who has at least 10 movies on the IMDB top 250, and what prompted this story. In actuality, The Cat Returns is a spin-off from an earlier Studio Ghibli movie, “Whisper of the Heart“. In that story, a teen girl finds inspiration to follow her heart from Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, a dapper cat with a diplomatic manner and clever wit. We go in all kinds of directions while seeing how this movie was made, from interviews with the director, producer, and Japanese voice actors. We even meet the big stray cat that is the body model for Muta. This cat is a stray that lives at the studio, and she struts around the area like she owns the place. Everyone there likes her, so maybe she does. One endearing an funny clip features just about everyone on the staff at Ghibli, from the actors to the editors to the cleaning crew, coming into to make “cat calls” for the scene where the cats have their procession to Haru’s house. We even get to watch as they produce the music, and enjoy as we hear and watch the cute Ayano Tsuji sing the opening theme song “Kaze Ni Naru” with only her ukelele as an accompaniment. Read more... (447 words, 54 images, estimated 1:47 mins reading time)