Nick Nolte -- Mixed Martial Arts Fighter/Trainer? 

Nick Nolte is set to star in "Warrior" a drama set in the world of mixed martial arts!

The plot sounds like "Karate Kid" with a little "The Wrestler" vibe.

According to Variety, "Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother are on a collision course in the ring."

Hhhhmmm, sounds intriguing! This whole redemption-thing-on-the-ring worked for Mickey Rourke, maybe Nolte will be crowned the comeback kid this year!

Production for "Warrior" is set to begin in April in Pittsburgh.

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Is "Little Fockers" Getting the "Role Models" Treatment? Director David Wain in Talks for the Film! 

I can never say it enough, but "Role Models" is my favorite comedy of 2008 -- better than "Tropic Thunder" or "Pineapple Express" in my humble opinion.

So it's heartwarming to know that "Role Models" director, David Wain is in talks to helm "Little Fockers."

"Little Fockers" is the three-quel of sorts in the "Meet the Parents" franchise. The script is being written by John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly," the upcoming "I Love You, Man"). Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro and Owen Wilson are in talks to return, but the director of the first two films, Jay Roach, is going buh-bye.

But have no fear "Fockers" fans, Wain will do a great job with the third installment IF negotiations are finalized and inked!

So, our friends at MTV sat down with the director, and this is what he had to say:

“I read that,” he said. “Yeah! I read that I think on the MTV Movies Blog.”


“No comment. Let’s keep it mysterious.”

What, you can’t give me anything? I thought we were boys…

“I’m offering you a very cool hip mysterious no comment.”

But you’re in the running, right? Wink, wink…

“Discussions are being had.”

And more discussions about this film still to come!

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Thank the Lord! "Fantastic Four" is Getting a Reboot! 

I've always thought that deep inside the first two "Fantastic Four" movies lie a really great franchise! But that just became wishful thinking after watching the sequel.

Director Tim Story just doesn't have enough comic-book wherewithal to fully realize "Fantastic Four's" potential!

So I jumped for joy upon hearing that 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a reboot, a whole new re-visualization of "Fantastic Four."

Our comrades at IESB are exclusively reporting that "the franchise is looking to be 'less bubble gum' this time round following the 'Iron Man' template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero."

A darker, funnier, twisted take on "Fantastic Four." Flame On! No pun intended :happy

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New "Prince of Persia" Pictures -- More Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal! 
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" doesn't come out until May of 2010, but the buzz is already deafening. The film's plot, according to IMDB, is:

Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it's up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time.

Here are the new pics of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan.

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Exciting New DVD Releases -- "Milk" and "Role Models"  

"Milk," one of the best films of 2008, and the movie that gave Sean Penn his second Best Actor Oscar arrives on DVD, check out my following interviews from the film:

"Milk" Interview -- James Franco
"Milk" Interview -- Emile Hirsch
"Milk" Interview -- The Real-Life Cleve Jones Discusses the Film, Gay Rights, and Proposition 8
"Milk" Interview -- Alison Pill

"Milk" Movie Review

Also out on DVD is "Role Models," my favorite comedy of 2008. Check out my interviews from the film:

"Role Models" Interview -- Paul Rudd
"Role Models" Interview -- Seann William Scott
"Role Models" Interview -- Jane Lynch
"Role Models" Interview -- Director David Wain

"Role Models" Movie Review

"Rachel Getting Married" starring Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is also out on DVD. And you can stop wishing upon a star now, the ultimate restoration of Pinocchio also arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray!

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