No Sign of Mel! Charlize Theron to Star in "Mad Max 4" 


Charlize Theron is set to star in the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" franchise called "Fury Road."

The actress will be working with producer-director George Miller and production is set to start filming next August in Australia.

British actor Tom Hardy from "Black Hawk Down" will co-star with Theron. Warner Bros. is set to distribute "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Hhhmmmmm, will you even watch this sequel when it comes out? As I've said before, a "Mad Max" film without Mel Gibson is like an "Indiana Jones" movie without Harrison Ford!

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What I Honestly Think of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" 


Okay, let’s get this out of the way – we all know that “This Is It” was released to capitalize on Michael Jackson – his death and his renewed popularity. Now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you that “This Is It” is an entertaining trifle that serves as a testimony to the “awesomeness” of the King of Pop.


Part documentary, part concert film, this hybrid of a movie offers a behind-the-scenes look as the iconic performer prepared for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena.

Shot from March through June of this year, the film is lovingly directed and edited by longtime Jackson collaborator, Kenny Ortega. It’s the irony of “the final show” that makes this film heartbreaking.

The finished film is a concert run-through of some sorts although none of them are dress rehearsals so we never see the full, intended show. We can, however, imagine the spectacle of a show “that could have been.”

The one aspect of the film I love the most is being a witness to Jackson, the perfectionist performer. Every time he corrects a dancer, or when Jackson suggests ways to improve the show to his music director, you will see a master at work!

There are some cloying, sappy moments, but “This Is It” is a fitting farewell to a singer, dancer, and creative genius. As a documentary, I wished Ortega and company dug deeper into the performer’s psyche, but as a tribute, “This It It” is topnotch! I miss the man already.

RATING: :3k


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"A Serious Man" Interview with Richard Kind 


I love this new Coen brothers film, I just love the Coen brothers period! They're one of the most original filmmakers working in Hollywood today, and it's always refreshing to watch their films.

"A Serious Man" will be honored at this coming Oscars. Michael Stuhlbarg, definitely, for Best Actor, and perhaps, Richard Kind for Best Supporting.

Here's my interview with Kind. We talked about:

The Yiddish intro, what does it mean?
How he landed the role?
Who auditioned for what role?

Have fun!



More info about the film from Yahoo:

The story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person - a mensch - a serious man?
Also Known As:
The Serious Man
Production Status: Released
Logline: The Gopkins, a Midwestern Jewish family in 1967, struggle with their afflictions.
Genres: Comedy, Drama and Kids/Family
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2009 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
Distributors:
Focus Features
Production Co.:
Working Title Films
Studios:
Focus Features
U.S. Box Office: $799,002
Filming Locations:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Produced in: United States

Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Peter Breitmayer
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robert Graf (II)

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"Twilight" Set for Big-Screen Re-release, One Night Only! 


To get the Twi-hards ready for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit Entertainment has announced that it will re-release "Twilight" to theaters on Nov. 19th for one night only!

The sequel starring Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner opens the next day.

Summit said it decided to re-release the first film of the franchise because of fan requests. Really? Even though it's available on DVD already?

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Director Tony Scott to Make Chippendales Film! 


Alright ladies, before you get too excited, the film will focus on the rise and fall of Steve Banerjee, the man behind Chippendales! But I'm sure, you'll still be able to see male strippers in full Chippendales mode :happy

Director Tony Scott is attached to direct and produce the film, and the script will be written by Lisa Schrager.

If you think the "True Romance" director is going soft on us, think again. Apparently, the film is going to duplicate the tone of "True Romance" as it sets its focus on Banerjee, a gas attendant from Culver City who created one of the most well-branded male revue shows!

Banerjee became super rich but also paranoid and hired a hitman to kill the show's choreographer. He died in jail awaiting trial.

See? Behind the thong-wearing show, lies a gripping true-life tale.

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