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Posted on August 28th, 2008 - Filed in "Elegy" (2008), Photo Updates - 1 Comment / Leave one

Right now Elegy is in many select theatres. Penélope Cruz plays Consuela Castillo and is also getting rave reviews for her performance. I thought I would make today’s update all about the film and post a big batch of pictures. I think Penélope looks ravishing in this film, it’s probably one of my top film ‘looks’ of hers ever! I hope you enjoy the gorgeous images!

From Roger Ebert
And then — the movie takes a dramatic turn, which I will not reveal, even though it contains all the deepest emotions and real feelings of the story. And in these scenes, Cruz is quietly powerful and very true. You understand why the Spanish director, Isabel Coixet, chose Cruz instead of, say, a 19-year-old. An actress needs depth and the experience of life to play these scenes, and Cruz has them.




Posted on August 21st, 2008 - Filed in "Elegy" (2008), Photo Updates - 1 Comment / Leave one

Today ComingSoon.net has released a red band trailer for Elegy. The film looks absolutely wonderful, I really have high hopes for Pe in this one! But be warned the trailer features some mature content.

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On August 4th the press conference for Vicky Cristina Barcelona was held and Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz were in attendence. Here are some photos of her from the event!




To continue with the Vicky Cristina Barcelona celebration updates, I am posting a handful of gorgeous images of Pe from the 2008 Cannes Film Festival (where the film made it’s world premiere). We simply adore this photocall, and she could not be more cute if she tried!




Vicky Cristina Barcelona was released this past Friday (August 15th) and to celebrate here is a batch of promo images of gorgeous Penélope as Maria Elena. Since the film made it’s premiere at Cannes, reviews were very positive for Penélope’s performance, some even going as far to say another Oscar nod could be in her future! Sadly for me, the film didn’t get into release in my neck of the woods, but I still couldn’t be more excited for the movie!

From Rolling Stone:
What sparks the movie is Penélope Cruz as Maria Elena, the painter’s ex-wife, a fireball given to strong emotions — hell, she once stabbed Juan Antonio during an argument. You haven’t lived till you’ve heard Cruz and Bardem trading Woody Allen one-liners in Spanish. They’re so ferociously funny you won’t even need the subtitles. Bardem, spinning 180 degrees from his bad-haircut villain in No Country for Old Men, is charm personified. And watching him switch tactics to tempt the luscious, pliable Johansson and the resistant, engaged Hall is a lesson in the art of seduction. But watching Cruz, switching between Spanish and English, untamed passion and chilly despair, is a lesson in the art of acting. Oscar-nominated for Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver, Cruz should have the golden boy at her feet this time. Whether she’s (whoa!) planting hot kisses on Johansson in a darkroom or shedding light on her own secret pain, Cruz is a stunner in every sense of the word — wild, erotic, quick-witted, touching and possessed of a beauty that can sneak up and break your heart. In this light-comic breeze of a movie, Cruz is a gathering storm.




Posted on August 13th, 2008 - Filed in "Elegy" (2008), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz at the screening of Elegy in New York City on August 5, 2008. Penélope kept it simple in vintage Chanel Couture, channelling the gothic with a strapless, floor-length, black dress and tailored jacket. A cocktail ring on her index finger added a touch of sparkle, while the detailing on her jacket lifted what could otherwise have been a heavy look.




Posted on August 13th, 2008 - Filed in Site - 1 Comment / Leave one

Welcome to Captivating Cruz, the newest fan site dedicated to the amazingly talented and stunningly beautiful Penélope Cruz. We have been fans of this stunning Spanish actress for years and wished to start our own site to pay tribute and keep up-to-date on the latest happenings in the world of Penélope.

Please note that this is not your usual fan site; this is a news blog with the purpose of serving the fans with the latest news and photos and just to discuss Pe and her career. We have no plans to create a full blown and complete site, at least not at the moment. Also, we do not post gossip regarding Penélope’s private life nor paparazzi materials. This is because Miss Cruz is very protective of her private life and we wish to respect that.

We hope you enjoy the site and will return again for more!




Posted on August 13th, 2008 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events, Television - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz visits ABC’s Good Morning America in New York City on August 7, 2008.




Posted on August 13th, 2008 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events, Television - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz arrives and leaves the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City on August 6, 2008.




Penélope Cruz at the Vicky Cristina Barcelona Special Screening in New York City on August 6, 2008. She is pictured with Javier Bardem, Harvey Weinstein and Patricia Clarkson.




Penélope Cruz at the Vicky Cristina Barcelona Premiere in Westwood, California on August 4, 2008. Penélope wore Chopard diamond earrings with her sweeping Hervé L. Leroux gown. This is one of our favorite Pe looks to date; she looks nothing short of breathtaking!




Posted on August 12th, 2008 - Filed in Video Spotlight - 0 Comments / Leave one

A cute clip of Penélope dancing to “Kung Fu Fighting” from the 2001 Spanish film Sin noticias de Dios / Don’t Tempt Me. We adore this scene!

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Posted on August 12th, 2008 - Filed in Photo Spotlight - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson dazzle at the premiere of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Westwood on August 4, 2008.





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