Posted on October 20th, 2018 by Frederik

Yesterday, after a BBC broadcast earlier last month, Netflix premiered all 6 episodes of “Wanderlust”. So, over the next six updates, we’ll cover each episode with background information and screencaptures. Two things need to be said: Toni Collette is at the height of her career right now, it’s amazing to have two powerhouse performances with “Hereditary” and now “Wanderlust”. Recognition is not often the reward for great talent, but I really hope that Toni will receive some accolades for either parts next awards season. Second, the British press did a terrible job by promoting “Wanderlust” as “outrageous”, “nasty” and “bizarre”. None of this applies, it probably simply scared away the audience it deserves. In comparison, Netflix did no promotion whatsoever for the show, no talkshow appearances or press coverage, so I hope it doesn’t fly under the radar, because it deserves better. In episode one, we get to know Joy and Alan – a therapist and a teacher – married for over 20 years, who decide to open up their marriage and seeing different people while staying together.


Posted on October 13th, 2018 by Frederik

Last June, “Hearts Beat Loud” released US theaters to glowing reviews and very little box office, which is really a shame. This is one of the few films from the last years which sucks you in within minutes with its pace, great beat and full heart. It’s a star-is-born performance from Kiersey Clemons – and the same can be said about Nick Offerman in his first starring role in a feature film (at least to my knowledge). They’re a wonderful team and supported by charming supporting turns from Ted Danson, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette – who cannot be separated from a karaoke machine, it seems :-) “Hearts Beat Loud” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in September. If you’re looking for a wonderful film that warms your heart, this one is for you! Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery.


Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Frederik

In Netflix’s Wanderlust, Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh star as a married couple (Joy and Ala) who live in a small English town and are coming to some new realizations about what they want from life after a cycling accident puts their sex life on hold. The 6-episode series explores how the two try to make a mutual arrangement to sleep with other people while also staying together, which of course starts off ok and seems to turn pretty messy almost immediately. Though the trailer for the series starts off with comedic undertones, it ends in a very different place. It seems clear that while Joy and Alan’s plans do (at least at some point) end up reinvigorating their own marriage and attraction to one another, it also becomes an emotional flashpoint — no surprise there! – as they become more deeply entangled with the people they are having these other relations, and relationships, with. Wanderlust premieres October 19th on Netflix. The trailer can be watched in the video archive while screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.


Posted on September 23rd, 2018 by Frederik


Yesterday, Toni and the “Wanderlust” crew attended the L.A. Film Festival for a screening and Q&A of the series ahead of its October premiere on Netflix. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery.

Posted on September 4th, 2018 by Frederik

After an on-demand release two weeks ago, “Hereditary” has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United States today. Needless to say, as it was mentioned by critics ever since its Sundance debut, “Hereditary” is not only one of the best horror films of all times, but also a signature performance by Toni Collette, right on top with “Muriel’s Wedding”, “The Sixth Sense” and “Little Miss Sunshine”. Her performance is brilliant, as is everyone else in the cast. If you’ve missed it in the theater or you’ve been waiting to watch it in the safety of your own home (doesn’t make it better), make sure to grab your copy. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery – with massive spoilers towards the end, you have been warned. Also, screencaptures from the making of featurette and from the deleted scenes have been added as well. Enjoy!



Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career – Hereditary – Deleted Scenes Screencaptures

Posted on September 4th, 2018 by Frederik

“Wanderlust” premieres on BBC1 tonight, and so far it has received some of the silliest promotion from the British press one can imagine. I won’t bother linking to any of the “most X-rated drama ever”, “groundbreaking sex scenes” and “first orgasm on the BBC”. I assume those who tune in because of these headlines will be in for a disappointment. We’ll find out later today. In the meantime, the Telegraph’s Stella Magazine has run a cover story on Toni this Sunday. Here’s a preview: In the 20-plus years that she’s been on our screens, Toni Collette has tended to avoid playing characters she has much in common with. That, she reasons, would just be boring. It means she wasn’t ever like the awkward Muriel Heslop in her breakout film, Muriel’s Wedding. Nor has she been a suicidal hippie like Fiona in About a Boy. And (as far as she knows) neither of her children sees dead people, as her son in The Sixth Sense did.But Toni’s next role is as a therapist. And within a few minutes of her relaxing into a chair in the West End restaurant where we meet, I suspect she’s fairly good at giving profound advice. You can read the complete article on The Telegraph, in case you have a premium membership for their articles.

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