SLAMDANCE WINNERS!!! 


Slamdance, the anti-Sundance, has given its best film awards to Tom Quinn's family drama "The New Year Parade" and to Greg Kohs' doc "Song Sung Blue." The doc about singing husband-and-wife duo who specialize in Neil Diamond tributes also won the audience award.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
"The New Year Parade" directed by Tom Quinn

Special Jury Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature
"How To Be" directed by Oliver Irving

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
"Song Sung Blue" directed by Greg Kohs

Special Jury Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature
"My Mother¹s Garden" directed by Cynthia Lester

Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short
"Blood Will Tell" directed by Andrew McPhillips

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
"The Ladies" directed by C.A. Voros

Grand Jury Award for Best Experimental Short
"Doxology" directed by Michael Langan

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short
"Son" directed by Daniel Mulloy

Special Jury Honorable Mention for Narrative Short
"4960" directed by Wing-Yee Wu

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
"The Project" directed by Ryan Piotrowicz

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
"Song Sung Blue" directed by Greg Kohs

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MEET THE JONAS BROTHERS!!! 


I was sifting through my previous interviews, and lo and behold, I found this fun one-on-one I had with The Jonas Brothers!

I talked to them last year for Disney's "Meet the Robinsons," and in just a few months, their career zoomed exponentially!

I must admit I enjoy their pop song "S.O.S.," and they're a bunch of fun stars to talk to!

We talked about:

*** the film and their favorite characters
*** the history of their band and the musical instrument they play
*** the song "Kids of the Future" -- the closing credits song for "Meet the Robinsons" and a re-do of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America"
*** the moral story of "Meet the Robinsons"

I think they had a blast, as much as I did! Take a look!



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"RAMBO" MEETS "UNTRACEABLE" -- WATCH MY MOVIE REVIEWS!!! 


Sylvester Stallone returns to the big screen as "Rambo" and Diane Lane is tracking a cyber killer in Untraceable." What do I think of both films? Let's take a look!



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THE FATE OF HEATH LEDGER'S FILMS!!! 


Many rumors are swirling about the fate of Ledger's movies.

First, Johnny Depp is supposed to replace tragic actor Heath Ledger in what was to be his latest film role, in the fantasy flick "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus."

Now the film’s director, Terry Gilliam wants his pal Johnny Depp, 44, to film the remaining scenes. A studio insider said: “There is a point in the film when Heath falls through a magic mirror. He could change into another character after that and that is where Johnny would come in. “It’s a weird, fantasy, time-travel movie so Heath’s character could easily change appearance. It would be a poignant moment.

Another rumor is that the Warner Bros marketing folks are mulling over the July 18 release of "The Dark Knight," where, Mister Heath was set to be the Joker! The centerpiece of the marketing campaign is centered around Ledger's character, now that he's gone, no one would be able to grant interviews for the movies.

Take a closer look at Ledger's Joker, didn't he eerily resemble Brandon Lee's "The Crow?" And we all know the tragic fate that met Brandon while shooting that movie. But for now, let's relish what will be Mister Heath's most-watched performance, Batman's most famous nemesis, the Joker in "The Dark Knight."



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"HANNAH MONTANA" HEADS TO THE MOVIES!!! 


No, we're not talking about her 3-D concert tour "Best of Both Worlds" coming out next Friday, the 1st, we're talking about a movie version of the super-popular Disney channel TV series!

That's right, Miss Miley Cyrus and her pop star alter ego Hannah Montana are heading to the big screen.

An insider says, "The movie is set to begin filming this summer and the script, which needs a little tweaking, has been greenlighted for the past few months."

It's supposed to be in movie theaters near you in 2009, and right now, Sam W. Orender, is set to direct!

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