I Implore you Dear Readers -- Watch "Let the Right One In" 


I love this film! I've seen this movie twice now!

"Let the Right One In" is the BEST FOREIGN FILM OF 2008 (I'll post my TOP 10 later).

The story of Oskar, a 12-year old human boy who falls in love with Eli, a vampire who's been 12-year old for a long time, puts "Twilight" to shame!

It's an engrossing Swedish film who takes advantage of the magic of light and sound to get its point across.

It's moody, atmospheric, and just PLAIN BRILLIANT!

Oh yeah, it's violent and creepy too, thanks largely to the wonderful acting of Lina Leandersson as Eli, the vampire.

And it's also a hopeful love story, told from the perspective of the little boy, Oskar, played with such hope by Kåre Hedebrant.

I'm telling you, watch this movie when you can, before Hollywood buy the rights to the film, and mess it all up!

FOOTNOTE: Rumors have been swirling that JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot Company are angling to remake this movie! Look, I adore "Lost," have a spot spot for "Cloverfield," and high hopes for the "Star Trek" reboot, but please, Mister JJ, stop it! "Let the Right One In" doesn't need to be remade.

It's beautiful and glorious as it is!


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Audiences Say Yes to Jim Carrey's "Yes Man" 


"Yes Man" or should we call it, "Liar, Liar Part Deux" reigned on top of the box office even though movie audiences just greeted it with a mere whisper!

The Jim Carrey flick debuted at No. 1 with $18.2 million in ticket sales which wasn't that huge for a Carrey movie.

But more shocking? "Seven Pounds" starring Blockbuster King, Will Smith, opened at No. 2 with just $16 million.

At No. 3? The animated flick "The Tale of Desperaux" sold only $10.5 million.

Why so low with the Top 3 films?

Studios were blaming the storms pounding the Northeast!

And not the fact that the three flicks weren't exactly high-quality entertainment.

"Yes Man" is predictable, saved by Carrey's fun but manic energy. "Seven Pounds" is boring and depressing, and by the time we see the twist in the end, many folks would have left the theaters. And "Desperaux?" Well, it's just one of those feel-good animated flicks that felt rushed for the holidays.

Previous No. 1 film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" fell to No. 4 with $10.2 million bucks. Sorry Klaatu, I mean, Keanu!

The good news? The Mickey Rourke drama, "The Wrestler," took in $209,474 in just 4 theaters with a whopping average of $52,369 per theater.

That's impressive!

Click Read More to see the complete Top 10 list of box-office films for the weekend of 12/19/08: Read More...

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Kate Winslet Says I'm Not Vivienne Westwood! 


Kate Winslet was supposed to be in talks to star as fashion icon, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

But the actress dropped out!

According to WENN:

The Titanic star was allegedly in talks to play the fashion mogul in an upcoming biopic planned by Universal movies.

But Winslet is now said to have scrapped plans to appear in the film, amid rumours that Westwood was unhappy with the choice of leading lady.

A source tells British newspaper The Mail on Sunday, "Kate's people are saying she was never formally committed to the project but there are whispers Dame Vivienne didn't want Kate playing her. In fact Vivienne doesn't seem keen on the film being made at all."

Westwood has already spoken of her disdain for the movie project, insisting she "doesn't know what is happening, but hopefully they (Univeral) will drop it."


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Frank Miller to Direct Again! This Time? "BUCK ROGERS"!!! 


Confession Time! I'm a comic-book geek, and I adore Frank Miller! BUT, I adore him as a writer and NOT as a director! "The Spirit" coming out this Christmas is a mess of a movie, and for all the great creative vision known as Miller, the film has no SOUL!

Then I heard Miller is now itching to direct a film version of "Buck Rogers." Huh? And more Huh?

The best part of this news? Miller is going to take "Buck Rogers" into a darker territory full of greed and corruption -- a Miller trademark!

So that's good.

But can you please leave the directing in the hands of a great helmer that understands your vision?

Look, "Sin City" was amazing because Robert Rodriguez understood the cinematic value of Miller's vision. Yes, Miller was credited as co-director of the film, but truth be known, Rodriguez and ghost-director Quentin Tarantino put their creative stamps on the movie.

"The Spirit?" Solely credited to Miller? Was just an imprint version of "Sin City" with lesser, far lesser punch!

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"The Green Hornet" News: So Long Director Stephen Chow, But Wait, You Can Still Act! 


As we reported back in September, "Kung Fu Hustle's" Stephen Chow was attached to direct the revamped film version of the TV classic "The Green Hornet."

Chow was also set to co-star as Kato the sidekick with Seth Rogen as the masked crime fighter. Rogen co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg.

But now, Chow stepped out as a director because of the convenient reason -- "creative differences."

Whenever they used that reason, I always question it. What creative difference transpired? What really went on? Why why why?

I guess we'll find out soon enough, but I heard the script will be polished and a new director will be announced before the year's end, which is like, 2 weeks from now!

Oh yeah, Chow can't direct, but he can still be a sidekick as Kato!

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