Tag: The Last Duel

2021

Finally! A new year and let’s hope this one is a little kinder to us than the last one.

It hasn’t been the greatest of starts for us however.
My husband, Ian, is a shielder. The medications for his Psoriatic arthritis makes him immunocompromised which makes him more vulnerable to infections at the best of times. On Weds he started to feel unwell and this was accompanied by a cough. He managed to get a Covid swab at 10am on Thurs and we are now waiting for the result.
This means that I can’t go to work until we get that result and I should have started a long day shift just over an hour ago!

I wasn’t too worried yesterday. Ian tends to get chest infections at this time of year anyway and he also doesn’t leave the house unless it is to drop one of the girls at work, so he doesn’t even get out of the car.
I was expecting the result to come back negative.
However, he can barely move this morning and spent the night coughing up a lung.
He’s had his flu jab for the year but his symptoms are all flu symptoms so I’m getting a little worried that his result might be telling us something else.

The worrying thing is, if his result is positive, it means that either myself or one of the girls have brought it into the house.
Anyway, no point panicking until we get that result. It could be a long day!

Ian didn’t even see the new year in last night as he fell asleep, so I saw the new year in with Marjorie and Dharma.

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At about 11pm, I realised that I was 3 movies away from managing 1 movie for every day of the year, so I cheated a little and watched some Pixar shorts which brought my total to 366 movies for the year.
The sad thing is, only 7 of them were actually seen in the cinema with 6 of them all before March.

I have REALLY missed my movies this past year.
Having said that, the drought has made me go back through my old movies and watch some that I haven’t watched for years, so I haven’t exactly missed out.

I have missed seeing any new work from Adam Driver though.
There was nothing from him at all last year and he spent the majority of last year in isolation with his family.
As a fiercely private man , he did what he does best and simply dropped off the map for a while.
He disappeared in March when filming for ‘The Last Duel’ with Matt Damon was halted due to the pandemic and he finally made an appearance again in October to wrap up filming. ‘The Last Duel’ is now set for an October 2021 release.
He also has a film called ‘Annette’ that ‘should’ have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. It is hoped that it will now be release at Cannes this year.
He is currently filming for ’65’ which is a sci-fi thriller. There is no release date for this one, but being sci-fi, I suspect there may be quite a lot of post production and we may not see it until 2022.
After he finishes filming ’65’ he starts work on ‘Gucci’ with Lady Gaga and this one is slated for a November 2021 release.
He has also just signed up to do another ‘Noah Baumbach’ Netflix movie. Noah was the director responsible for ‘Marriage Story’ which got Adam an Oscar nomination. It was also an amazing film so I’m hoping whatever this next one is will be just as good.

So, the next year could actually be quite top heavy on the Adam movies!!
How I will get to see any of these movies is now the big question.
With most of the country now in tier 4, cinemas in the UK have shut their doors.
Our local cinema closed it’s doors a couple of months ago and being one of the older cinemas in the chain, I am not very hopeful that it will ever open it’s doors again.

I REALLY missed seeing movies on the big screen last year.
As much as I love curling up on the sofa to watch a good film, you really can’t beat seeing a movie, at least once, on the big screen, where it was meant to be!

Anyway, I’m just going to pootle around for the day and get some housework done while I wait for Ian’s result.

I hope you all have a better year than the last one!!

A TRICKLE OF NEWS

I am so annoyed with myself. I’m on a couple of days off and I thought I’d take chance on getting a Tesco delivery.
I was lucky enough to find one for a 9 – 10am slot this morning.
As I needed to do quite a big top up shop, I booked the slot.

I proceeded to add all the cleaning and hygiene products we needed for the month from Toothpaste, soap and deoderant to bleach and washing tablets and everything in between. I then checked out to confirm the booking and went to check out the cupboards and freezers.
I went back into my order and added everything else that was needed and sat back in the knowledge that I had saved myself from having to do a large shop today.

However, Dharma popped her head into the living room late last night and asked if I’d checked out to confirm the rest of the shopping and to my horror I realised that I had missed checking out after adding the rest of the shopping and I was just 5 minutes too late to do anything about it!!

Gutted!!
At least a lot of heavy cleaning and hygiene products were delivered this morning.
Just a bit pissed off that I still have to go and do quite a large shop at some point today.

And finally!! Some Adam news. Albeit just a few snippets.

Ridley Scott did a zoom interview this week and confirmed the re-start of shooting for ‘The Last Duel’. He stated….

“We start in about 2 weeks. I’m in Ireland right now where we’re going to be shooting, probably about 5 more weeks shooting and my cast are here and we’re about to begin. We’re going to be very, very careful and very, very meticulous about the process”

So Adam is in Ireland, but the delay in filming has meant that instead of seeing the film this Xmas as originally planned, I will now have to wait for October 15th next year. On the bright side, that’s just in time for my birthday!

And there has been MORE Adam news.

Ridley Scott must like Adam Driver because it has been confirmed by ‘Gucci’ that Adam has just signed up to star alongside Lady Gaga in ‘Gucci’ being directed by Ridley Scott, although what part Adam will be playing is yet to be confirmed.
The film is a true crime drama about the Gucci family murder and is slated for a release date of November 24th next year.

AND…..

Yesterday we received news that Adam is to star in a Horror Thriller!!
It’s an original script called ’65’ from Producer Sam Raimi.
Adam will apparently play an opioid addict who has become a hopeless shadow of his former self. He’s involved in some kind of catastrophic accident & the only other person to emerge from the crash is a 9 y/o girl who speaks a different language. The 2 of them must work together to survive”.

So, at least 2 films next year and already planning one for the following year.
I just need to see some up to date pictures of him now or even a small interview.
How’s he been during lockdown?
Knowing Adam, he probably thrived because he is such a private person.
He has probably relished the time he’s been able to spend with Joanne and his kid who is probably around the 2 year old mark by now. We don’t know.
We didn’t even know he and Joanne had had the kid, he’s that private.

So, time to put my feet up for a bit.
A friend is coming round for our weekly movie and a chat day in a little while and we have decided to watch ‘Black Panther’ in honour of Chadwick Bozeman.
Gone WAY too soon but what a legacy he’s leaving.

HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT THIS ONE?

After seeing some of the costumes in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, I’ve been wanting to see Adam as the lead in a costume drama.

He’s been listed as a cast member on on a film called ‘The Last Duel’ on IMDB for a while now, but the character he was playing has never been revealed.

IMDB states….

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

It has finally been announced that Adam will be playing the squire, Jacques LeGris opposite Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges.
The film itself is based on a true story, so I decided to Google it.

Sir Jaques Le Gris was a french squire and knight who gained fame and infamy when he engaged in the last judicial duel permitted by the Parlement of Paris after he was accused of rape by the wife of his neighbour and rival Sir Jean de Carrouges. This all took place in the late 1300s in France.
Le Gris is described as a large and physically imposing character, which is spot on for Adam.
He is also said to have had a reputation for womanising! Something which he touched on in ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and something I would love to see more of! Getting Adam totally out of his comfort zone.

Ben Affleck is also tied to the project, and Ridley Scott is Directing, so Adam is getting another great director under his belt!

So it looks like I am getting my wish to see Adam in historical costume com true. The only downside is that, having read the real story, I know how this one will turn out for Adam’s character. Why can’t he have a happy ending for once?!!!

All in all, I’m quite intrigued and look forward to see this one next Christmas.