"The Other Guys" -- Will Ferrell's Comedy About Super Cops Goes on Production 


Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Samuel L. Jackson complete the cast of "The Other Guys," set to go on production tomorrow for Columbia Pictures. Ferrell's perennial directing partner in crime, Adam McKay ("Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Step Brothers") is set to helm.

The script is co-written by McKay with Chris Henchy. Steve Coogan will play the villain.

Johnson and Jackson will star as super cops and the envy of the police department, while Ferrell and Wahlberg will play the second-tier loser cops.

"The Other Guys" is set for Aug. 6, 2010 release.

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"Bring It On" Set to Spread Cheers on Broadway! 


I said: brr... it's cold in here
there must be some Clovers in the at-mos-phere


"Bring It On" is going to do its thing on Broadway for "Bring It On: The Musical!" The film-to-stage version is cheering the Great White Way in early 2011.

The planned stage version comes with great pedigree. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt (Tony award-winners for "In the Heights" and "Next to Normal") will compose the music, while Amanda Green ("High Fidelity") will write the lyrics. "Avenue Q's" Jeff Whitty will write the book.

The choreographer of "In the Heights" and "9 to 5," Andy Blankenbuehler, will work as the director-choreographer. This will be his first time to get director-choreographer credit. Alex Lacamoire, also from "In the Heights," will be orchestrator, arranger, and music supervisor.

"Bring it On: The Musical" will be produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions. The company also produced "Wicked" and "Billy Elliott."

I love the original film starring Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and Eliza Dushku. But the stage musical will have an entirely new storyline although it will still focus on competitive cheerleading. This time, the plot will have an up and coming cheerleader who angers a fellow rah-rah girl when she oversteps her bounds.

I say brrr, it's cold in here, there must be some "Bring it On" Broadway production in the atmosphere!

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"Bright Star" Movie Review -- The First Jane Campion Movie in 6 Years! 


From “The Piano” to “In the Cut,” writer-director Jane Campion always puts strong women characters at the center. Whether she’s a mute woman like Holly Hunter’s Oscar-winning role in “The Piano” or Meg Ryan’s writing professor in “In the Cut,” Campion’s heroines are mostly disempowered women living outside mainstream society.
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"Sherlock Holmes" the Sequel Announced! Yeah, Already! 


Warner Bros. is getting ready for a sequel to "Sherlock Holmes" that the studio is in talks with the screenwriting team of Kieran and Michele Mulroney about it.

The Mulroneys wrote "Justice League" for Warner Bros.

The studio wants to build a franchise around "Sherlock" which is set to open on Christmas Day. Guy Ritchie directed the film and the stars are Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams.

Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg, and Lionel Wigram worked on the screenplay based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories and the comicbook "Sherlock Holmes."

So my question -- why is Warner Bros. not talking to the original scriptwriters?

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Advance Screenings of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Documentary Announced! 


Can't wait to see the upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, "This Is It?" Don't worry, Sony has scheduled advance screenings!

You can now see "This Is It" on Oct. 27 -- one day before its original release date!

The studio is rolling out an unprecedented worldwide event devoted to the King of Pop! The screeings will start three hours after the Los Angeles premiere at the Nokia Theater, which will kick off premieres in New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin, Johannesburg and Seoul with red carpet arrivals and activities from the L.A. event broadcast by satellite.

Additionally, Variety is reporting, other cities, including Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris, will host premiere events at a later date.

The first audiences in Los Angeles will see the film at 9 p.m., while in New York it's midnight and in London, 4 a.m.

Kenny Ortega is directing the film which will run for two weeks only. Tickets for shows, including advance screenings, will go on sale Sunday! Click here to go to the film's official site for more info.

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