A movie called “The Woman in Black” appeared in my Direct TV queue the other day and because of my unnatural obsession with all things paranormal, there was little I could do to combat its pull. Now, before you get all “OMG, I can’t believe you didn’t know about it” or “Ugh, isn’t that the one with Harry Potter not being Harry Potter” on me, hear me out. This film was quite good. Yes, it can be difficult to see Daniel Radcliffe as anything other than the brooding kid with glasses and an owl, but the way the movie progressed from first conflict to denouement was outstanding. I literally screamed at a couple key points in between, so the thrill factor was certainly present.
Even if you hate LOST, It’s hard to argue that finding Evangeline Lilly wasn’t a stroke of good luck. From the icy far away land of “Canada”, Lilly was a total unknown prior to playing convict Kate Austen for five seasons of mind bending mystery. We just got wind that Lilly landed a part in Peter Jackson’s upcoming two-part “Hobbit” film as a wood elf elf named, Tauriel. I always thought that Lilly had very Elven features, obviously Jackson’s casting director agreed with me. Here is what Peter Jackson had to say on the matter.
Peter Jackson – “Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel. Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life.”
It also dawned on me that Lilly was romantically linked to Dominic Monaghan for quite some time. Can Hobbits and Elves do that?