Some U.K. Moviegoers Want "The Artist" Refund! They Hate Silent Movies! Argh! 

Can you believe this? It was widely known, I thought, that "The Artist" was a black-and-white SILENT film! But apparently, in some faraway place like the U.K. (HA!) in a little known town called Liverpool, some moviegoers had no clue that "The Artist" was a silent movie!


According to the Hollywood Reporter, "moviegoers in Liverpool demanded a refund after discovering it was a silent movie." The U.K.'s biggest theater chain, Odeon and UCI Cinemas, gave refunds to a handful of customers who had no freaking idea that "The Artist" was beautifully silent!

Now I hope this doesn't start a trend here in the U.S. Let me repeat it again, "THE ARTIST" IS A BEAUTIFUL, SILENT FILM, ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF 2011, AND FOR A SILENT MOVIE, THIS HAS A LOT TO SAY!

There you have it.

I'm interviewing James Cromwell tomorrow, this may be a good conversation piece :)

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A Special Viewing of "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2!" Plus, Win to Go to the Real Isle Esme Resort House! 

The catch? You have to be at Target and must attend a "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" DVD release event to get the first viewing of a scene from the finale beginning at 11pm on Feb. 10.

Check out the announcement made by the retail giant right here, where you can also enter to win a 5-night stay at the "Real Isle Esme Resort House" in Rio de Janeiro! Woo hoo, you can reenact the scene featuring Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)! Just don't break the bed HA!

The best part? You'll get your own prop flower from the wedding scene when you purchase the Limited-Collector's Edition DVD of "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1!"

So hurry, hurry, hurry!

The finale is set to be released on Nov. 18th!

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This Looks Funny! Will Ferrell's "Casa de mi Padre" Trailer! 
Introducing...Will...Ferrr...rel....according to the trailer for "Casa de mi Padre," Ferrell's first foray into Spanish-language comedy. The comedian is talking, and singing, and cracking jokes in Spanish, with help from Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and the sweet and lovely Genesis Rodriguez. This is directed by Matt Piedmont, who was Ferrell's cohort in Funny or Die and "Saturday Night Live."

Let's see if Ferrell can roll his r properly when "Case de mi Padre" opens on March 16.

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"Haywire" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Gina Carano Get? 

Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh is a prolific filmmaker. He has made nearly 28 movies in just 25 years. Some of his films were good like “Traffic,” “Erin Brockovich,” and his groundbreaking “sex, lies, and videotape.”

But some movies in Soderbergh’s oeuvre were just okay such as “The Good German” and “Full Frontal.” His latest film, the female-driven espionage thriller “Haywire,” falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a riveting action thriller with a formulaic plot.

The main character is Mallory Kane (played by MMA superstar Gina Carano), a highly trained operative working for a government security contractor. The CIA trained her then betrayed her. Sounds familiar? It is like a female “Bourne” movie except Mallory remembers everything.

But what keeps the film ticking along is Carano herself. Making her big blockbuster debut, the actress known as the “Face of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts” is predictably adept with her action scenes but also surprisingly holds her own against seasoned co-stars like Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender. Read More...

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Wolfe Video CEO Comes Out in Support of Independent Filmmakers 

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is getting attention with opponents of the controversial federal anti-piracy legislation picking up steam, according to MSNBC, while its supporters are backing off.

The Obama administration has expressed concerns about SOPA and there's an Internet blackout being planned for tomorrow, Wednesday. So far, voting for both SOPA and it's sister, PIPA (The Protect IP Act), has been delayed, at least for now.

But the real story is how piracy is affecting those who work for the industry. Most recently, Kathy Wolfe, Founder and CEO of Wolfe Video and Wolfe Releasing, has written an editorial on saying how piracy affects independent filmmakers. "Not only has piracy negatively affected our bottom line, but more significantly, it has undermined the careers of many talented aspiring filmmaker," according to Wolfe.

Well said! Read the whole article right here.

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