"A Fish Called Wanda: The Musical" to Debut in San Diego? 

As we reported in June of last year, John Cleese was busy spearheading the musical version of "A Fish Called Wanda."

Now, according to Collider:

*** Cleese confirmed his participation on the musical project
*** It may be finished in the next two or three years
*** The musical will debut in San Diego moving to Broadway and London's West End
*** Producers of the "Pink Panther" franchise have approached Cleese about a possible spin-off for his character, Chief Inspector Dreyfuss.

And no, no word yet on whether Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, or Kevin Kline will reprise their roles, this time with a couple of song and dance numbers! :wink

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Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Winners! 

The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival was a huge success! The Opening Night Gala was well-attended, and there were many A-list celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Anne Hathaway, etc.

But it's all about the quality of films! And last night, the festival honored films around the world.

The Festival, held from January 6-19, 2009, screened 208 films from 73 countries, including 50 of the 67 foreign entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year’s film festival circuit. Read More...

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"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" Nabs Top Box-Office Spot! 

Who knew the Kevin James-starrer "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" would be the No. 1 film at the box-office? The PG-rated comedy made $33.8 million in its first three days and is predicted to reach $40 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Last week's No. 1 flick, "Gran Torino" fell to second place making $22.2 million. The Clint Eastwood-flick fell only by 25 percent.

The Lionsgate horror flick "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" opened at No. 3 with $21.9 million.

Meanwhile, "Notorious," the film about the life and times of Notorious B.I.G. debuted at No. 4 with $21.5 million.

The week's other new wide release, the Paramount family comedy "Hotel for Dogs," opened at No. 5 with $17.7 million.

1. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $33.8 million.
2. "Gran Torino," $22.2 million.
3. "My Bloody Valentine 3-D," $21.9 million.
4. "Notorious," $21.5 million.
5. "Hotel for Dogs," $17.7 million.
6. "Bride Wars," $11.75 million.
7. "The Unborn," $9.8 million.
8. "Defiance," $9.2 million.
9. "Marley & Me," $6.3 million.
10. "Slumdog Millionaire," $5.9 million.

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"Hotel for Dogs" Movie Review 

Here you go, check out my movie review for "Hotel for Dogs."

I jammed with the dogs, and I had a blast talking to the cast, Jake T. Austin and Emma Roberts.

And yes...I cried :oh

So here you go, check out my movie review of HOTEL FOR DOGS!

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"My Bloody Valentine 3-D" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Jensen Ackles Get? 

From the 1953 classic chiller “House of Wax” to the 1982 slasher “Friday the 13th Part III,” Hollywood has relied on 3-D technology to heighten shock and suspense. The primeval nature of the horror genre is synonymous with the stereoscopic visuals.

So when I heard Lionsgate was releasing a 3-D reimagining of the 1981 horror flick “My Bloody Valentine,” I was excited. I was, and still am, a fan of the genre, and I specially liked the original film which Quentin Tarantino called “the best slasher movie of all time.”

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