Jeff Kinney, Author, Talks About “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” 
Jeff Kinney, the author of the hugely popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, not only gave his blessings to 20th Century Fox to adapt his franchise, but he also co-starred in the movie as Holly’s dad.

In this interview we talked about:

Working on the film as an actor
His inspiration for writing the series
The difference between the first and second movies
The experience working on the second film



Here's more info on the movie from Yahoo:

Greg is back with problems new and old. Greg chronicles a hilarious litany of problems, alternating between home and school, focusing this time on the particular punishments of his reprobate older brother, Rodrick. Whether Greg is suffering on the swim team or trying out for the K-12 school talent show as Magician's Assistant to a First Grader, his escapades are united by his struggle to avoid

Genres: Comedy, Kids/Family, Adaptation and Sequel

Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.

Release Date: March 25th, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: PG for Some mild rude humor and mischief.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution

Cast and Credits

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron

Directed by: David Bowers

Produced by: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Warren Carr

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Weekly Movie Reviews: "Source Code" and "Jane Eyre" 


(Check out my "Jane Eyre" interviews with director Cary Fukunaga, Michael Fassbender, and Mia Wasikowska)

Here’s more info on “Source Code” from Yahoo:

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller

Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.

Release Date: April 1st, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language.

Distributors: Summit Entertainment, LLC

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Produced by: Howard Koch Jr., Jeb Brody, Fabrice Gianfermi

Here’s more info on “Jane Eyre” from Yahoo:

Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding...

Logline: A young governess softens the heart of her surly employer, only to discover he is hiding a terrible secret.

Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation

Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.

Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell,Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins

Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan

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"The Hangover Part II" Trailer -- All I Can Say Is, I'm Glad Ken Jeong is Back! 


Here's more info on "The Hangover II" from Yahoo:

Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

Genres: Comedy
Release Date: May 26th, 2011 (wide)
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast and Credits
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Produced by: Todd Phillips, David Siegel (II), Dan Goldberg

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Hailee Steinfeld Will Sleep for a Long Time in "Sleeping Beauty" 


Another day, another fairy tale-inspired Hollywood news. This time, "True Grit's" Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in the new re-imagining of "Sleeping Beauty."

But here's what's interesting with this project -- the film will be told from Princess Aurora's (Steinfeld) point of view. So how will the narrative move forward when the Princess is sleeping you ask? Well that's the intriguing part. While the Princess slumbers into a deep coma waiting for her true love's kiss, she will enter a dangerous dream world (shades of "Sucker Punch" anyone?) and will battle evil forces in order to escape.

The spec script by Lindsay Devlin is now being shopped around every major Hollywood studio. Takers anyone?

But be prepared to be bombarded with an onslaught of fairy tale adventures! There's Disney's "Maleficent" (inspired by "Sleeping Beauty") told from the witch's point of view (we broke this one yay!); "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" where Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton will play the titular roles; "Jack the Giant Killer" from Bryan Singer starring Nicholas Hoult; Channing Tatum as "Peter Pan" in...simply..."Pan"; Sam Raimi rearing to take us back to "Oz: The Great and Powerful" starring James Franco.

But wait, there's more!

Three, count that, three "Snow White" films with actresses such as Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, and Charlize Theron attached.

I love Steinfeld and I thought she gave a wonderful performance in "True Grit." And this 14-year old actress is choosing her parts well after the Western hit. She is also attached to the romantic thriller "Forgotten" about a teenage girl who can't remember anything! Why? Because her memory is erased every single night.

Plus, Steinfeld is a fellow Filipino peep of mine. Her maternal grandmother came from my homeland :wink Much love!

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"The Hangover Part II" Poster aka Three Men and a Monkey 


"The Wolfpack is Back" proclaims the new poster for the sequel "The Hangover Part II" from director Todd Phillips.

I enjoyed the first "Hangover" so I'm looking forward to the sequel. And the poster offers more mysteries such as what's the deal with the well-dressed monkey? Or what's the deal with Zach Galifianakis' nearly-shaved head? What's on Ed Helms' face? What's the matter with Bradley Cooper? And where the heck is Justin Bartha?

We'll have all those questions answered on May 26th when the sequel opens nationwide. All I can say is, I hope this is better than the first.

Here's more info on "The Hangover Part II" from Warner Bros.:

Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

Genres: Comedy
Release Date: May 26th, 2011 (wide)
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast and Credits
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Produced by: Todd Phillips, David Siegel (II), Dan Goldberg

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