In the “Star Trek” universe, “The Undiscovered Country” to be exact, Spock (Leonard Nimoy) once asked Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) if they have “outlived their usefulness.” Have no fear folks, in the new “Star Trek” reboot, director J.J. Abrams found a way to make all the characters useful once again.
The greatest aspect of the film is its intelligent script. Like Spock, the screenplay is part emotional, part logical and 100% amazing! Abrams’ film boldly goes where no other remakes have gone before. He actually made a compelling and fresh film from a source material that’s over forty years old. Read More...
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My Fun "Star Trek" Cast Interviews! See What Capt. Pike, Sulu, Chekov, and Nero Reveal About the Film!
Here you go! My fun interviews with Bruce Greenwood (Capt. Christopher Pike), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and Eric Bana (Nero).
I'll post my review later, but for now, let me just give you a hint that "Star Trek" is one of the best movies this summer, so far!
BRUCE GREENWOOD INTERVIEW
Mister Bruce Greenwood is such a sweetheart in person! He plays Capt. Christopher Pike in the upcoming film "Star Trek."
We talked about his role, the optimistic view of the "Star Trek" future, and the dramatic entrance given to the great Leonard Nimoy!
Click here for the interview!
JOHN CHO AND ANTON YELCHIN INTERVIEWS
Anton Yelchin was such a trooper! He was sick when I interviewed him for "Star Trek," but he and John Cho made a great team! We talked about their roles, stepping into some pretty big shoes, how did they prepare, and the good, old "Star Trek" optimism. Yes, I did ask them about Trekker vs. Trekkie! Have fun!
Click here for the interviews!
ERIC BANA INTERVIEW
Eric Bana (Nero) talks about his role, why he chose to join the cast of "Star Trek," working with JJ Abrams, and why you should see "Star Trek" when it opens May 8!
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Finally, Christina Aguilera finds a film to star in!
The songstress will make her screen debut in "Burlesque," a contemporary musical. Steven Antin will direct. He also wrote the script which was revised by Susannah Grant of "Erin Brockovich" fame.
Variety is saying that "Aguilera will play an ambitious smalltown girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club that appears to be right out of Bob Fosse's 'Cabaret.'"
Well, if it's a musical with a little bit of erotic twinge, then "Burlesque" is a perfect vehicle for Aguilera who hasn't made a full-feature film, except for her voice work for "Shark Tale."
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"Twilight" has been blessed with 7 nominations including Best Movie for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in the franchise, received a Best Female Performance nod, while Robert Pattinson (Edward) got a Breakthrough Performance Male nomination.
MTV Movie Awards debuted two new categories this year including Best Song and Best WTF Moment (Can't wait to see the winner of this one).
The 18th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Hosted by Andy Samberg, the "2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, May 31st at 9p.m./8p.m. C.
Nominees for the "2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are:
BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2009 Movie Awards ceremony)
* The Dark Knight
* High School Musical 3: Senior Year
* Iron Man
* Slumdog Millionaire
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
* Angelina Jolie - Wanted (Universal Pictures)
* Anne Hathaway - Bride Wars (20th Century Fox)
* Kate Winslet - The Reader (The Weinstein Company)
* Kristen Stewart - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
* Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount Pictures)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
* Christian Bale - The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man (Paramount Pictures)
* Shia LaBeouf - Eagle Eye (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)
* Vin Diesel - Fast & Furious (Universal Pictures)
* Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE
* Amanda Seyfried - Mamma Mia! (Universal Pictures)
* Ashley Tisdale - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
* Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
* Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures)
* Vanessa Hudgens - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
* Kat Dennings - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Columbia Pictures)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE
* Robert Pattinson - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
* Taylor Lautner - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
* Ben Barnes - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Walt Disney Pictures)
* Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
* Bobb'e J. Thompson - Role Models (Universal Pictures)
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
* Amy Poehler - Baby Mama (Universal Pictures)
* Anna Faris - The House Bunny (Columbia Pictures)
* James Franco - Pineapple Express (Columbia Pictures)
* Jim Carrey - Yes Man (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Steve Carell - Get Smart (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Derek Mears - Friday the 13th (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Dwayne Johnson - Get Smart (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Johnathon Schaech - Prom Night (Screen Gems)
* Luke Goss - Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Universal Pictures)
* Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson - Bride Wars (20th Century Fox)
* Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
* Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss - Hellboy II: The Golden Army(Universal Pictures)
* Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
* Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride - Pineapple Express (Columbia Pictures)
* Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy - Wanted (Universal Pictures)
* Freida Pinto and Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
* James Franco and Sean Penn - Milk (Focus Features)
* Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
* Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon - I Love You, Man (Paramount Pictures)
* Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron - High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
BEST WTF MOMENT (New Category)
* Amy Poehler - Baby Mama, Peeing In the Sink (Universal Pictures)
* Angelina Jolie - Wanted, Curved Bullet Kill (Universal Pictures)
* Ayush Mahesh Khedekar - Slumdog Millionaire, Jumping in the Poop Shed (Fox Searchlight)
* Ben Stiller - Tropic Thunder, Tasting the Decapitated Head (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)
* Jason Segel and Kristen Bell - Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Naked Break-Up (Universal Pictures)
BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE (New Category)
* "Jai Ho" - AR Raham, Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
* "The Wrestler" - Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler (Fox Searchlight)
* "The Climb" - Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures)
* "Decode" - Paramore, Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS: Total Number of Combined Category Nominations
Slumdog Millionaire 6
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 5
The Dark Knight 4
Baby Mama 2
Bride Wars 2
Get Smart 2
Hannah Montana: The Movie 2
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2
Iron Man 2
Pineapple Express 2
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 1
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 1
Eagle Eye 1
Fast & Furious 1
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 1
Friday the 13th 1
The House Bunny 1
I Love You, Man 1
Mamma Mia! 1
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 1
Prom Night 1
The Reader 1
Role Models 1
Tropic Thunder 1
The Wrestler 1
Yes Man 1
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David Slade, the guy who gave us "30 Days of Night" is the chosen one to direct the third "Twilight" flick, "Eclipse."
But does Slade secretly despise the "Twilight" franchise? Judging from a recorded interview with the BDK movie show on WJFK in Washington, DC, Slade seemed to harbor disdain for the film.
But then again, this was from last year, before Slade heard he'd be directing the third film. He now sold his soul, and must prove to everyone that he can make the best "Twilight" film ever!
Here's a transcript of his rant courtesy of slashfilm.com:
…and so yesterday we were trying to find a movie to see and we’d seen all the good ones, you know, and there was nothing really coming out this weekend that we really fancied at all and having directed a vampire film and really gone for something completely different to the kind of romantic, you know, repressed hormone teen vampire movie we really weren’t interested in seeing Twilight but a lot of people said lets go so I wrote -
“Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.”
[That’s like] a poem in a way [...] at this point excites me even though people think I’m a really violent and unpleasant person I actually do have this romantic violent side to me. Maybe I should have seen Twilight.
Uh-oh...If you want to hear this soundbite, click here.
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