From "Kick-Ass" to "Nowhere Boy," Aaron Johnson Talks About the Challenges of Playing John Lennon 


Aaron Johnson played a memorable super-hero wannabe in Lionsgate’s “Kick-Ass,” and now, he channels a very young John Lennon in Weinstein’s “Nowhere Boy.” In this interview, we talked about:

• The experience working from “Kick-Ass” to “Nowhere Boy”
• His initial reaction upon hearing he got the part
• How he researched the role of a young Lennon
• Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney gave “Nowhere Boy” blessing
• “Nowhere Boy” talked about the influential women in Lennon’s life, does Aaron have an influential woman in his life?
• Will he play other icons in the future?

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Here's more info on "Nowhere Boy" from Yahoo:

Imagine... John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up Aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world.

Genres: Art/Foreign, Drama, Musical/Performing Arts and Biopic
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Release Date: October 8th, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language and a scene of sexuality.

Cast and Credits
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Wood
Produced by: Tim Haslam, Jon Diamond, Tessa Ross

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Is "The Social Network" Accurate? The Real Winklevoss Twins Defend the David Fincher Film! 


Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are out promoting "The Social Network" and they still feel that they've been duped by Mark Zuckerberg. I spoke with them this morning about the movie and so many other interesting topics (Check out my movie review of "The Social Network" right here, and my interview with Armie Hammer aka Cameron Winklevoss right here):

What do they think about how they were portrayed on-screen?
What about the accuracy of the movie?
What about the actors who played them in the movie, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence?
Were they approached by David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin prior to making the film?
Of all the real-life folks from the film, why were they the only ones who are coming out to help promote "Social Network?"
Do they honestly think that Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook from them?
Do they use Facebook?


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Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Also Known As: Untitled Columbia Pictures/Aaron Sorkin Facebook Project
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Genres: Drama and Biopic
Running Time: 2 hr.
Release Date: October 1st 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.
Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Armie Hammer
Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: Kevin Spacey, Scott Rudin, Michael de Luca

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Movie Fans Friend "The Social Network" for Second Week; "Secretariat" Failed to Reach No. 1 at Finish Line  


Movie lovers subscribed to the Facebook film "The Social Network." The David Fincer-Aaron Sorkin collaboration retained its No. 1 position for the second week with $15.5 million. So far, "The Social Network" has raised its 10-day total to $46.1 million. (Check out my movie review of "The Social Network" right here, and my interview with Armie Hammer aka Cameron Winklevoss right here)

Landing at No. 2 is the romantic comedy "Life as We Know It" starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It's really a dramatic story (of an orphaned girl!) turned into a feel-good romcom yarn. Sigh.

Meanwhile, many folks were betting on Disney's horse drama "Secretariat" to place first but alas, the true-life tale only made $12.6 million to debut at No. 3. The Diane Lane-John Malkovich starrer was heavily marketed toward the bible-belt crowd, and it showed strong support from the community but still failed to reach No. 1. (Watch my movie review of "Secretariat" right here)

Wes Craven, returning to both writing and directing (since 1994's "New Nightmare") in the serial killer thriller "My Soul to Take" failed to scare audiences. The Rogue Pictures film that wasn't shown to critics debuted at No. 5 with $7 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office films for weekend of Oct. 8:

1. "The Social Network," $15.5 million.

2. "Life as We Know It," $14.6 million.

3. "Secretariat," $12.6 million.

4. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," $7 million.

5. "My Soul to Take," $6.9 million.

6. "The Town," $6.4 million.

7. "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," $4.6 million.

8. "Easy A," $4.2 million.

9. "Case 39," $2.6 million.

10. "You Again," $2.5 million.

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Noomi Rapace will be the Girl Who Fights in Space for Ridley Scott's Alien 3D Prequel? 


Back in July of last year, we reported that an "Alien" prequel was in the works and director Ridley Scott was set to return. Now, the female lead in that 3D-planned Fox prequel is one of the hottest roles in Hollywood, and one of the hottest actresses is in talks for the part. According to Deadline, Noomi Rapace aka Lisbeth Salander of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" films, met with the studio and Scott and has left a strong impression.

Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish also met with Fox and Scott, but I think Rapace should be the girl who takes us to battle in space!

Incidentally, the Lisbeth Salander role in the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was also one of the juiciest roles for actresses this year. That role went to "The Social Network's" Rooney Mara.

Meanwhile, we'll get the final glimpse of Rapace as Salander in the upcoming "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." It'll be in limited release on Oct. 29. Here's the trailer:



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"Secretariat" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Horse Get? 


"Secretariat" races its way to theaters near you, but should you bet on the film? Let me take you to the finish line as we talk about this new Disney feel-good drama starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich:



Here's more info on "Secretariat" from Yahoo:

Based on the remarkable true story, "Secretariat" chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery Tweedy agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing experience. Against all odds, with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin, she manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Genres: Drama, Biopic and Sports
Running Time: 1 hr. 56 min.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2010 (sneak preview); October 8th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language.
Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Cast and Credits
Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale
Directed by: Randall Wallace
Produced by: Bill Johnson, Michael Rich, Mark Ciardi

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