The bottomline? I enjoyed the film even though it's a bit long (161 minutes) and violent (Rated R). But as a fan of the comic book, I'm glad director Zack Snyder and company adhered to the tone of the original Alan Moore classic!
Take a look at my fun movie review
For a detailed look at "Watchmen" and the comic book comparisons, click here.
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No, we're not talking about "New Moon" yet, but we'll get to that later. First, Dakota Fanning is in negotiations to star in the movie "The Runaways." She'll play Cheri Currie, the lead singer of the 70s all-girl band also called The Runaways.
As we told you last December, "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart was hired to play Joan Jett in the film. Shooting is set to start in late spring.
Now, here's the crux. Both actresses are going to be busy working in..."New Moon" the "Twilight" sequel!
If we're going to believe the Daily Variety, the article says, Fanning "is also booked to play a vampire in the "Twilight" sequel "New Moon."
If that's true, then Stewart and Fanning will be the busiest actresses this year, finishing "New Moon," then "The Runaways," then back to "Twilight" paradise with the third installment, "Eclipse."
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Last summer, Angelina Jolie replaced Tom Cruise in the film "Edwin A. Salt." Well, the movie will sound ridiculous with a title "Edwina Salt" so, it's now trimmed to a more inspiring "Salt."
And according to the LA Times, Jolie begins work today on the film, "a spy thriller about a rogue CIA operative who tries to clear her name after she is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent — perhaps falsely, perhaps not."
If you think it sounds very Jason Bourne-ish, you are not alone!
But Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says, "Salt is different because the character is trying to hide truths about herself rather than discover them. "The question of Jason Bourne is 'Who am I?' "
"The question of Salt is, 'We know everything about her, but do we?' (Her pursuers) have a ton of information to act on, but that's where they begin to question what is real and what isn't."
Salt shoots in Washington and New York City. It opens in 2010. To read the complete article, please click here.
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As we reported last month:
Focus Features, the studio behind "Milk," has teamed up once again with The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. Last year, they successfully hosted the online auction of Keira Knightley's fabulous green dress from "Atonement." And in 2006, two shirts memorably showcased in "Brokeback Mountain."
Now, it's "Milk."
The online auction will benefit both Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York City.
Now, we have a winner y'all! Activist Tom Gregory won the winning bid of $12,500 for a fantastic piece of history! Congratulations Mister Tom, you can loan me the outfit sometime
To read the full press release from our friends at Focus, click Read More, and if you haven't seen "Milk" yet featuring the Academy award-winning performance from Sean Penn, what the heck are you waiting for? Read More...
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Okay, before you get too excited, this Disney project is slated to appear on....television! So now, it's full circle. The once-Disney TV franchise which had a fling in movie theaters last year is now back where it all started...TV.
Here's more info for "High School Musical" fans:
1) Goodbye old cast, hello new high schoolers! This time, it's going to focus on East High Wildcasts' rival across town know as West High Knights!
2) So no Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) and company, but Peter Barsocchini, the screenwriter behind the first three films, is back for the fourth installment.
3) Look for this on the Disney Channel in 2010. I know, that's a bit long, but you can watch the first three films over and over again, until the brand new HSM4
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