GOODBYE SAM RAIMI -- ELLEN PAGE DROPS OUT OF "HELL" 


Ellen Page walked out of Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "Drag Me to Hell" citing scheduling conflicts.

The super-hot actress is set to star in the psychological thriller "Peacock" and then she'll rollerblade in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It."

Apparently, with the impending SAG strike date, every studio is scrambling to make their films. So, some movies suffer like Sam Raimi's potential talker, "Drag Me to Hell."

I still can't get enough of that corny title though!

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"SEMI PRO" SCORES AT THE BOX OFFICE -- BUT NOT A SLAM DUNK!!! 


Even though it landed first on the box-office, "Semi Pro" is the weakest opener in Will Ferrell's resume. "Talladega Nights" opened at an astonishing $47 million in 2006, and last year, "Blades of Glory" took in an impressive $33 million its first weekend.

There are some factors to consider:

1) Audiences are probably getting tired of Ferrell's antics
2) The film is hurt by its "R" rating. Both "Talladega" and "Glory" received "PG-13" rating

The other big film with a better box-office take per screen is "The Other Boleyn Girl" starring Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Eric Bana. Based on Philippa Gregory's novel, and written by Peter Morgan (he royally scored last year with the double whammy of "The Queen" and "The Last King of Scotland"), the film is a bit melodramatic (read: Soap Opera), but it's still quite entertaining and lavish!

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THE LOS ANGELES PRESS CLUB HONORED YOURS TRULY!!!! 


Okay, I'm not one for self-congratulations but I just want to share this with y'all! I have been honored by the Los Angeles Press Club in their first ever National Entertainment Journalist Awards!

I was given the honorable mention, and among 100 entries, the judges chose 3, and I was one of the lucky recipients! Yay!

It's for the Best Critic -- Television! Here's the link of the winners.

So, I'm blessed and thankful, and little, old me will continue to work hard to spread the magic of the movies!


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"SEMI PRO" MOVIE REVIEW -- LET'S PLAY BASKETBALL!!!! 
You can also read my review of the film here.



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CASTING RUMOR: WHO WILL PLAY FREDDY KRUEGER? 


Robert Englund did such an iconic job as the bogeyman of the 80s that it's hard to fathom anyone replacing him. But with the latest news that producer Michael Bay is resurrecting the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise comes many tongues wagging!

Apparently, they saw Bay having lunch with a TV-actor, famous for his villainy role and his chrome dome! Do you think this guy is the new Freddy Krueger? Read More...

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