‘Fireflies in the Garden’ Trailer

If you need proof that the old movie star system doesn’t really exist any longer, here’s a trailer for Fireflies in the Garden, aka the ‘lost’ Julia Roberts movie. The film was shot in 2007 and hit festivals in 2008, and is only not getting a release date. Then again, Fireflies in the Garden is only kind of a Julia Roberts movie — it’s a family drama in which Roberts and Willem Dafoe are parents of a boy who grows up to become a bearded, very serious Ryan Reynolds. You’d think, however, that even with Roberts playing a supporting role — and a very important one at that — the film would have seen some release based on the fact of her appearance alone.

The film also stars Hayden Panettiere, Emily Watson and Carrie-Anne Moss, and if you’re wondering what a movie with all those recognizable people has been doing sitting on the shelf for almost four years, you’re not alone. Check out the trailer below and see if you can figure out why this one has been unseen in the States for all this time. Read More »

New Firefly Movie Announced

Julia RobertsSorry Joss Whedon fanboys, I’m not talking about THAT Firefly.

I’m talking about a new ensemble drama starring Julia Roberts and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Written are directed by Academy Award Winner Dennis Lee (for his student short film Jesus Henry Christ), Fireflies in the Garden is loosely based on Lee’s life and “explores the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced with an unexpected tragedy.” Sounds about right for a Julia Roberts chick flick. SNORE.
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