“The Great Gatsby” (2013) Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Leonardo DiCaprio Get? 


It’s dazzling, it’s roaring, “The Great Gatsby” is finally here. It’s a story of man with an extraordinary gift for hope. Based on the beloved classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, a rich and powerful man who loves spinning tales. He self-mythologizes by telling tall tales – is he a war hero? A rich orphan? What Gatsby is, is an enigma. And what makes him great is his undying love for Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan. Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway), Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan), and Isla Fisher (Myrtle Wilson) co-star from director Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge,” “Romeo + Juliet”).

But the big question – is the movie great? Check out my review of “The Great Gatsby.”



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The Most Surprising "Anchorman 2" Cameo Yet! 


Is Kanye West going to appear in "Anchorman 2?" That's the surprising claim from Hollywood.com which reported that West was seen in downtown Atlanta shooting a scene with Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd, both returning to their original "Anchorman" roles. West, the true diva that he is, was apparently afriad of heights and "required an umbrella for shade most of the time he was on the roof." LOL indeed!

So who else are making cameos in "Anchorman 2?" Let me count the ways. There's Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (reportedly shooting a scene also this week), Sacha Baron Cohen, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson and Nicole Kidman.

Kristen Wiig will join original cast members Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn, as Brick Tamland's (Carrell) wife.

Are more "Anchorman 2" cameos on the horizon? I'd say yes!

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Will Tom Hanks Win Oscar No. 3 for "Captain Phillips?" See New Trailer! 


Tom Hanks may be gunning for Oscar No. 3! The Academy Award-winner of such films as "Forrest Gump" and "Philadelphia" is back in Oscar mode for the new true-life movie "Captain Phillips" where he stars as Maersk Alabama captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage when his ship was captured by Somali pirates in 2009 -- the first U.S. ship hijacked since the 19th century. "Captain Phillips" is being released by Sony on Oct. 11 -- just in time for Oscar season!

Here's the trailer for "Captain Phillips":



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"Jurassic Park 4" Delayed! 


If you're a fan of "Jurassic Park" and couldn't wait for part 4 to come out on June 13, 2014, you're out of luck! Universal has announced that for now, they're closing the gates on "Jurassic Park 4."

In a statement, Universal said, "In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release 'Jurassic Park 4' at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise."

"We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise's storied history," Universal continued.

Uh-oh...what went wrong? Many rumors abound, of course. Ain't It Cool News said that "Jurassic Park" concept artist Dean Sherriff tweeted that the film was put "on hold."

So apparently, "Jurassic Park 4" or "Jurassic Park IV" (take a pick!) is just on a temporary hiatus while Universal restructures "the guard" because the studio was not happy how the four-quel is being developed.

Trevorrow was hired to direct back in March, but will he stay? Or is he the guard being restructured? Stay tuned...

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See "The Butler" Trailer -- An Homage to "Forrest Gump" 
Take a look at the new trailer for "The Butler" from director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Paperboy"). Starring Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen aka the butler who worked at the White House for 34 years and served the Eisenhower administration all the way to the Reagan presidency. And because of the time span, many famous faces will pop up on the screen ala "Forrest Gump." Oh, and Miss Oprah Winfrey stars as Allen's wife! Will she get an Oscar nod next year? We'll see when the film comes out on Oct. 18th. For now, here's the trailer:




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