Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- Action Hero? 


Joseph Gordon-Levitt successfully romanced Zooey Deschanel in the fantastic "(500) Days of Summer," now he wants to be an action hero according to The Hollywood Reporter.

First, the actor is in final negotiations to star in "Premium Rush" for Columbia Pictures from director David Koepp. He is also in talks for the sci-fi thriller "Looper" from his "Brick" director Rian Johnson.

In "Premium Rush," Gordon-Levitt will play a New York bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia University. Trouble is, that envelope is hiding something that a big bad cop wants desperately. Koepp co-wrote the script with John Kamps. Columbia Pictures wants to start production of this film late summer.

Then he has "Looper," a time-travelling sci-fi thriller where the actor will play an assassin sent back to...tan dan dan...kill himself. Hmmm, sorta like a darker, morality tale in the veins of "Terminator."

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Lynn Redgrave Dies at 67 


Lynn Redgrave, who took the 1960s world by storm with her performance in "Georgy Girl" and Vanessa Redgrave's sister, has passed away after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 67. Redgrave's death comes a year after her niece, Natasha Richardson, died from a skiing accident and just one month after her older brother, Corin Redgrave, passed away.

Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Connecticut. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends. She is survived by six grandchildren, her sister Vanessa, and four nieces and nephews.

A private funeral will be held later this week.

Here's the trailer for "Georgy Girl," a peek at Redgrave's memorable performance:



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Freddy Krueger Slashes Competition with $32.2 Million Opening 


Moviegoers loved Freddy Krueger! The remake of the slasher flick "A Nightmare on Elm Street" debuted at No. 1 with a $32.2 million box-office take.

Producer Michael Bay knew that more blood could be squeezed from the "Nightmare" franchise and hired Jackie Earle Haley to slip into the Krueger persona previously played by the great Robert Englund.

Honestly, I enjoyed the 1984 version, waaaay better, and the remake is just that...a commercial, financial decision! (Check my review of "A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)" right here )

Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser failed to capture moviegoers' hearts with "Furry Vengeance." The cuddly flick about cute woodland creatures bombed with just $6.5 million opening. (Check my interviews with Fraser, Brooke Shields, and Angela Kinsey right here )

Previous weekend's No. 1 film, "How to Train Your Dragon," fell to No. 2 with $10.8 million raising its total to $192.4 million. (Check out my movie review right here, and my interviews with Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and writers/director Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office films list for weekend of April 30:

1. "A Nightmare on Elm Street," $32.2 million.

2. "How to Train Your Dragon," $10.8 million.

3. "Date Night," $7.6 million.

4. "The Back-up Plan," $7.2 million.

5. "Furry Vengeance," $6.5 million.


6. "The Losers," $6 million.

7. "Clash of the Titans," $5.98 million.


8. "Kick-ass," $4.5 million.

9. "Death at a Funeral," $4 million.

10. "Oceans," $2.6 million.

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New "Batman" Movie Will Swoop Into Theaters On... 


JULY 20, 2012!

Warner Bros. has announced the release date for the next installment of the popular Batman franchise. Director Christopher Nolan reinvigorated the Caped Crusader franchise in 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight" which made over $1 billion worldwide and gave Heath Ledger a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his memorable portrayal of The Joker.

More details to come, so stay tuned...

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"A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)" Movie Review 


Here's more info on "A Nightmare on Elm Street" from Yahoo:

A group of suburban teenages share one common bond; they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another... but when they sleep, there is no escape.

Also Known As:
Untitled (New Line Cinema/Platinum Dunes Nightmare on Elm Street)
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Suspense/Horror and Remake
Release Date: April 30th, 2010 (wide)
Distributors:
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Platinum Dunes
Studios:
New Line Cinema
Filming Locations:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley ...................................... Freddy Krueger

Rooney Mara .......................................... Nancy Thompson

Kyle Gallner .............................................Quentin

Katie Cassidy ............................................Kris

Thomas Dekker ...................................... Jesse

Kellan Lutz ................................................ Dean

Connie Britton ........................................... Marge Thompson

Directed By: Sam Bayer

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