Two Hollywood heavyweights are about to go head to head. Tom Cruise has Ghost Protocol on tap in a few days and so does Robert Downey Jr. In both cases, people are going to get beat up, shot, tricked and things are going to blow up…a lot. You gotta love it.
These guys are going to make the holiday movie season all the more exciting. Of course, we’re talking about one of them, Cruise portrays super-agent Ethan Hunt, while the other portrays super detective Sherlock Holmes. Let’s see how they turn out. I invite you to tell us how you enjoyed the films and if you have time, check then out with us.
In the case of Sherlock Holmes, You have a film that takes place way back in the early days of Scotland Yard, at the turn of the century in London. The film takes off like a rocket and doesn’t stop. The fighting scenes rival anything you’ll see in a Tom Cruise action flick, creating a revised view of what could have been a stale brand. Thanks to guy Ritchie for bringing his brand of action to the Sherlock Holmes legacy.
We are seeing the making of a leading man. 23 year-old actor Gui Agustini seems to have a few things in common with Cruise and Downey Jr. “He has talent, desire, focus and on screen appeal” says Woodie Lesesne who is co-producing MIDTOWN CREW, an independent film which stars Agustini. He recently won an award for his work in the 48-Hour Film Festival Challenge in Miami and currently plays a lead role in the film MIDTOWN CREW. In the film, Agustini portrays Claudio Thiago or “C.T.”, a deadly serious chief strategy officer jockeying for control of the powerful Mesa-Cruz crime family in Miami. “C.T is a very complex character” says Agustini. “His personality and behaviors are opposite from mine. C.T doesn’t smile much and he is a killer. Nobody messes up with him. I love to smile and prefer to be kind to people.
As a teen, the versatile Agustini excelled in competitive tennis while developing as an actor and model. “He has developed his timing and on-screen power that positions him to be an excellent leading man” says Independent film director Curtis Ballard. Ballard is working with producer, director Tony C. Lesesne on MIDTOWN CREW, after having completed production of his own independent film called BAGHDAD. Lesesne notes. “In the past year, Gui has reached levels that I thought would take five years to reach.
SUNDANCE BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades.Sundance Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, and Amreeka.