Swedes Say "Wolverine" Too Violent, Slap Film with Highest Rating 


"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has been given a 15 classification by the Swedish Board of Film Censors because of its violent scenes.

15 classification means no one under the age of 15 will be allowed into theaters, EVEN with an adult!

According to Variety, Fox appealed the decision to Stockholm's Administrative Court of Appeal (Kammarratten) but on Thursday it backed the censors' ruling.

See, the U.S. frowns on sex, while Europeans shun violence! Ah, if we can just have a happy medium :happy

Oh, and FYI, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is not that violent. The MPAA gave the film a PG-13 rating. But then, we're Americans...

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Disney Fulfills Promise! Studio Planting Trees for Every "Earth" Audience!  


Walt Disney Pictures/DisneyNature are putting their money where their mouth is. The studio made a promise to plant a tree for every moviegoer who went to see "Earth" during its first week run. Well, Disney actually teamed up with the Nature Conservancy for their very green, very well-received pledge!

And by the way, if you still haven't seen "Earth," what are you waiting for?

You can visit Nature Conservancy website right here and see how you can help give love to our Mother Earth!

Here's the complete press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DISNEY JOINS FORCES WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
TO PLANT 2.7 MILLION TREES IN CONJUNCTION
WITH FIRST WEEK TICKET SALES FOR
DISNEYNATURE’S DEBUT FEATURE, “EARTH”


Burbank, Calif. – April 29, 2009 -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has arranged with The Nature Conservancy to plant 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the planet’s most endangered rainforests, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. In keeping with the Disneynature EARTH’s themes of protecting the planet and its wildlife, Walt Disney Studios volunteered to plant a tree in honor of every moviegoer who saw the film during its first week of release. The motion picture grossed an impressive $16.1 million at the box office during week one and broke an opening day record as well as an opening weekend record for a nature documentary. The film also garnered the highest praise from critics and moviegoers alike.

Through its campaign to Plant a Billion Trees (www.plantabillion.org), The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading international conservation organizations and its local partners are working to reforest 2.5 million acres of land and re-connect more than 12 million acres in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the planet’s most endangered and ecologically significant rainforests. This restoration effort will allow hundreds of plants and animals to re-colonize their former habitats and will protect vital watersheds.

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Col. Stryker Will Play Poseidon in "Clash of the Titans" Remake! 


Danny Huston, Col. William Stryker from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been cast as Poseidon in "Clash of the Titans" remake.

He'll join Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in Mount Olympus!

The film already started shooting last Monday!

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Mr. Big to Return to "Sex and the City 2" for a Hefty Price Tag!  


Yes ladies, Mr. Big (Chris Noth) will return to the loving arms of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the sequel to "Sex and the City."

For how much?

Oh, cheap, just a seven-figure deal!


The sequel shoots in September and is slated for release May 28, 2010.

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"Drop Dead Fred" Remake! Really? 


As if one "Drop Dead Fred" is not enough, brace yourself folks, a remake is coming very soon!

Universal just announced that Russell Brand ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") will star as the imaginary friend in the studio's planned remake.

In the 1991 flick, Phoebe Cates starred as a failed woman who's forced to live back home, only to get reunited with her childhood imaginary friend (Rik Mayall). But...trouble ensues...the end...

This time, Universal is promising to set the film's tone in the vein of "Beetlejuice" and explore the concept of imaginary friends! Oh, okay...

Dennis McNicholas, fresh from co-writing the studio's "Land of the Lost" is set to pen the remake.

Speaking of imaginary friends, here's a scene from the original where Cates meets all the other folks suffering from "Imaginary Friends" syndrome.



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