I love campy garbage -- particularly themed campy garbage -- so naturally after I was so satisfied by the amazing Burlesque, I hesitantly anticipated that Country Strong would be another new entry in the annals of so-bad-it's-good-classics. But, unfortunately, it's just kind of blandly bad, and unforgivably little fun. Shockingly, though? It's not bad because of Gwyneth Paltrow -- she's actually pretty good in it! Life's full of little surprises, isn't it?
Good news, bad news, casting news. Some actors will be working in the near future, and some won't.
- Helping out those who will is Shakespeare, with King Lear coming back to the big screen. For those of you who didn't have to read it in 10th grade, the tragedy tells the story of an aging British monarch who decides to abdicate the throne and divide his kingdom between his three daughters, based on how well they declare their love for him. Anthony Hopkins is set to play Lear, with Keira Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow as two of his daughters. For those keeping score at home, that puts Paltrow's Characters with British Accents vs. Characters with American Accents at about 3 to 1.