Once upon a time, many moons ago, author Cornelia Funke wrote her beloved best-selling book Inkheart with actor Brendan Fraser in mind. Funke pictured the character Mo with Fraser’s face and voice.
Almost six years later, the film version of the book arrives in theaters bearing Fraser’s marquee name. While Funke was definitely right in being inspired by the actor, the book deserved a far better adaptation worthy of its rich material. Read More...
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Mike Myers' mess of a comedy is leading this year's Golden Raspberry Awards aka the Razzies!
"The Love Guru" scored seven nominations including WORST PICTURE of the year! Yikes!
Myers is also nominated for WORST ACTOR alongside Larry the Cable Guy for "Witless Protection," Eddie Murphy for "Meet Dave," Al Pacino, yes THE Al Pacino for both "88 Minutes" and "Righteous Kill," and Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg for both "The Happening" and "Max Payne."
Ugh! The Razzie voters are one mean bunch
Wanna know the full list of WORST PICTURE nominees? Click Read More. Read More...
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Two weeks ago, we were so excited about the possibility of Mickey Rourke joining the "Iron Man 2" cast as the villain Crimson Dynamo.
Well, the keyword is possibility because folks, it may never happened!
According to Variety, the studios "are using economic hard times to slash talent salaries to the point where, even when the business is back, it won’t nearly be the same as it used to be."
Heck, even Samuel Jackson who was attached to star as Nick Fury in future Marvel productions was heard saying, "there seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world."
Variety went on saying:
Then there is comeback kid Mickey Rourke, who is poised to follow his Golden Globe-winning performance in "The Wrestler" with an offer to play the main villain in "Iron Man 2" — but at a lowball opening offer of $250,000 from Marvel; Marvel’s tactics have already prompted Samuel L. Jackson to swear off playing Nick Fury because of a similarly low offer.
Is Mister Mickey that cheap? What can the solution be? Can Mickey take a pay cut and accept gross points instead? Stay tuned...
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Both "Kill Bill" versions 1 & 2 are being re-released into one uninterrupted flick with an additional 7-minute sequence!
According to Latino Review:
“We’ve actually added some things to it. We did a whole little chapter that I wrote and designed for the animated sequence, that we never did, because we figured, back when it was gonna be one big movie, it was going to be too long, so we didn’t do it. So when we were talking about re-releasing it, they asked is there anything you can put in, and I said no I put everything in there, but… there’s one sequence that we wouldn’t even have to shoot! So we got together with Production IG and did it, and it’s really cool. So it’s this little seven minute sequence, it’s really cool, it’s in the O-Ren chapter.”
Hmmm...this will be an interesting flick! I enjoyed both versions when they came out, and I can't wait for this full uninterrupted flick!
Check out the full story right here.
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Back in April, we were mulling the possible sight of Jim Carrey in the prison love story, "I Love You Phillip Morris."
It's a gay love story starring Carrey and Ewan McGregor. "Brokeback Mountain" in prison, if you will, with a lot more laughs.
The directors and scriptwriters are Glenn Ficarra and John Requa,
the guys who wrote "Bad Santa," one of my favorite Holiday-themed films. So it's a good sign. It's based on a book by Steve McVicker.
And from what I heard, there's a lot of full-on kissing between the male leads, like this picture.
The plot? According to Sundance website:
With alacrity and style, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the codirectors of I Love You Phillip Morris, have fashioned an improbable, but true, tale of a spectacularly charismatic and resourceful con-man’s journey from small-town cop to flamboyant white-collar criminal. Concocted by the absurdist sensibilities and warped minds that were behind the creation of Bad Santa and centered around an eccentrically wonderful performance by Jim Carrey, the film relates a story that is truly stranger than fiction and showcases a love story that will not be denied. When a local Texas policeman, Steve Russell (Carrey), turns to cons and fraud to allow him to change his lifestyle (in more ways than one), his subsequent stay in the state penitentiary results in his meeting the love of his life, a sensitive fellow inmate named Phillip Morris, perfectly portrayed by Ewan McGregor. What ensues can only be described as a relentless quest as Russell attempts escape after escape and executes con after con, all in the name of love. This is the world of the preposterous: it plays like a farce but is vastly entertaining because it turns all that we take for granted about life on its head. As a primer on the irresistible power of a man who is either insane or in love (is there a difference?), I Love You Phillip Morris surely serves to remind us of the resilience of the human spirit.
Exciting and intriguing!
Read the interview with Ficarra and Requa right here.
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