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July 31 2006

New pic and synopsis for Sarah Michelle Gellar's new movie, The Return. Pretty much self-explanatory, but this picture is a new picture from SMG's movie to be released on November 17th. Looks good! And check out the hair.

The synopsis:

"Gellar plays Joanna Mills, a tough young Midwesterner determined to learn the truth behind the increasingly terrifying supernatural visions that have been haunting her. Joanna has made a successful career for herself, as sales representative for a trucking company. But her private life has been difficult; estranged from her father (Sam Shepard), stalked by an obsessed ex-boyfriend (Adam Scott), and with few friends, Joanna fears that she is losing control. She sees and feels the brutal murder of a young woman she's never met, at the hands of a heartless killer - a man who appears to be making Joanna his next target. Determined to fight back, Joanna is guided by her nightmares to the murdered woman's hometown. Once there, she will discover that some secrets can't be buried; some spirits never die; and that the murder she is trying to solve may be her own."

It does look good! I'm so looking forward to this movie!!
Sarah looks great with dark hair! Synopsis sounds intriguing. I'll definitely see this in the theater.
Hmm . . . this looks like her chance to prove my theory that she is America's greatest actress. Bar none (sorry, Meryl, you've got great technique but you don't let me forget it, and SMG always makes me believe in her).
Sarah Michelle Gellar... You Rock My World.
and that the murder she is trying to solve may be her own

I always think it's better to solve your own attempted murder cos of the whole not being dead aspect. It's like a personal policy.

(will be checking out the film, sounds interesting - though I still think her Buffy hair is her best hair)
"I always think it's better to solve your own attempted murder cos of the whole not being dead aspect. It's like a personal policy."

LOL, yeah I always like to solve my own attempted murder too. Uh I think its about reincarnation--hence, she died and was reincarnated and is now trying to solve her own murder. Reincarnation is fun that way.
There's an opportunity here to make it a real drama, a real thriller, not another boring story. I hope they do this correctly. I don't want something bland or run of the mill.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this film will utilize Sarah's talents to the fullest. The Grudge, while a pretty exercise in remaking a horror film, was exceptionally bland. I was kicking around in my mind on the bus this morning how good she would be in a film version of Ira Levin's Veronica's Room. A quartet of top actors could make it more than just a creepy, little thriller with questionable subject matter. My dream cast: Meryl Streep (The Woman), Stellan Skarsgård, (The Man), Jude Law (The Young Man), Sarah M-G (The Young Woman).
You know, I also thought The Grudge was pretty bland and dull. She just didn't have much character to her, and I felt it was a little rushed. There wasn't really any kind of character development.
I can't wait for this movie either. SMG rocks EVERYONE'S world.
New picture? I could have SWORN I have seen this picture before, just alot smaller...

I'm excited for this movie, but I'm more excited for 'The Air I Breathe'.
The awesomeness of SMG's acting came home to me while watching "Who Are You?" (Buffy Season 4, Episode 16) on DVD. An interruption caused me to pause it, and I was struck by the freeze frame of SMG, because she was clearly "wearing" one of Eliza-Dushku-as-Faith's facial expressions. So I tried freeze framing a few more times, and each time was struck by the same thing. To me, this means that SMG took a character that was already fully developed by another, very distinctive actress and completely internalized Faith-as-Interpreted-by-Eliza-Dushku. And she managed to do this even as the script called for her to play Faith-as-Interpreted-by-Eliza-Dushku-playing-Buffy. This was a more impressive acting feat than even Alyson Hannigan's turn as vampire Willow in Doppelgangland. Hannigan had to play Willow-playing-vampire-Willow, but Hannigan had developed both parts, so there was nothing for the viewer to compare her to except herself. In "Who Are You?" the viewer was constantly comparing SMG-as-Faith-playing-Buffy to Eliza Dushku's beloved, widely admired, and very familiar performance of the role. Yet SMG's faithfulness to another actress's interpretation of a character was so precise that it withstood frame-by-frame scrutiny. In short: wow.
I agree with everything you just said Pointy. I have always been blown away by that episode because of how great Sarah was at playing Faith.
Thanks, Firefly Flanatic, I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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