Emma Stone to Star as Mary Jane Watson for "Spider-Man" Reboot? 


Keeping It In The Family Story #1 -- Emma Stone, according to Deadline, will be offered the Mary Jane Watson role for Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot. The actress wowed everyone with her performance in "Easy A," also from Sony, hence, it's the "keeping it in the family story #1.

Stone will be starring alongside Andrew Garfield (recently seen in "The Social Network") who is set to wear the Spider-Man tights. Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer") is set to direct.

Also from Deadline, the following actresses are duking it out for the Gwen Stacy role. They are Dianna Agron, Mia Wasikowska, Georgina Haig, and Dominique McElligott. Bryce Dallas Howard played the role in the third installment of "Spider-Man."

So this new "Spider-Man" reboot will have a love triangle arch between Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Gwen Stacy. Webb sure knows his love angles having proven that with "500 Days of Summer"

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So What is "Catfish" Really About? Check Out My Fun Interview with the Reality Thriller's Star, Nev Schulman 


"Catfish" is the other Facebook movie which opened in limited release last weekend. It's a reality thriller and Sundance darling about the perils of online dating.

Nev Schulman, the guy central to the story and the one who was duped on Facebook by his supposed "girl of his dreams," talks about "Catfish":

*** The history of "Catfish" from an accidental feature-film to its nationwide release
*** The plot of the film
*** What went through his head when he heard Universal Pictures bought the film and was planning an aggressive marketing campaign?
*** Why "Catfish" goes hand-in-hand with "The Social Network?"
*** Does he still go online to find love?
*** His advice for people who look for love online.

HAVE FUN AND WATCH "CATFISH!"



Here's more info on "Catfish" from Yahoo:

When a 20-something New York City photographer is contacted on MySpace by an 8-year-old painting prodigy from rural Michigan, he becomes deeply enmeshed in her life. He starts to correspond with her family and ends up having a cyber-romance with her older sister. That is, until a crack appears in her older sister's story.

Genres: Documentary and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Release Date: September 17th, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references.
Distributors: Rogue Pictures
U.S. Box Office: $811,280

Cast and Credits
Starring: Nev Schulman
Directed by: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
Produced by: Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Zachary Stuart-Pontier

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Moviegoers Join "The Social Network!" Facebook Movie Tops Box-Office with $23 Million! 


As expected, movie buffs friended "The Social Network" and took it to the top spot. The David Fincher movie written by Aaron Sorkin, debuted at No. 1 with $23 million. The film is also a critical darling garnering much-needed Oscar buzz. (Check out my written review of "The Social Network" right here, and my video review right here)

Holding up well in its second week of release was "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." The animated tale from director Zack Synder retained the No. 2 spot with $10.9 million and raising its total to $30 million. (Watch my review of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" right here. For my interviews with Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, director Zack Snyder, and creative team, click here.)

Previous weekend's box-office champ fell to third place. Fox's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" slipped to No. 3 with $10.1 million. The Oliver Stone-directed film starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, and Michael Douglas has made $35.9 million since its release. (Check out my review of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" right here).

Meanwhile, the weekend's other new wide release did not fare as well as "The Social Network." The long-delayed "Case 39" starring Renee Zelwegger and Bradley Cooper opened at No. 7 with $5.35 million while "Let Me In," the American version of the Swedish vampire drama "Let the Right One In," debuted at No. 8 with $5.3 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 list of films at box-office for weekend of Oct. 1:

1. "The Social Network," $23 million.

2. "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," $10.9 million.

3. "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," $10.1 million.

4. "The Town," $10 million.

5. "Easy A," $7 million.

6. "You Again," $5.6 million.

7. "Case 39," $5.35 million.

8. "Let Me In," $5.3 million.

9. "Devil," $3.7 million.

10. "Alpha and Omega," $3 million.

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The Perfect Pair -- Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Team Up for "August: Osage County" 


Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are about to play mother and daughter in the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-winning play "August: Osage County" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actresses are in talks with the Weinstein Co. to star in the film to be directed by John Wells from a script adapted by Letts.

Harvey Weinstein has been developing the movie since 2007. The play explores death and how it affects one family's dynamics when the patriarch dies. Streep will be playing the role of the drug-addled matriarch while Roberts will star as the eldest daughter coping with her estranged husband's infidelity. He had an affair with one of his students.

Drama!

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Watch Out George Lucas, "Harry Potter" is About to Top "Star Wars" for Forbes List of Hollywood's Richest Film Franchises 


Thank the Force that George Lucas is re-releasing the six "Star Wars" feature films in 3D in 2012 because "Harry Potter" is about to overtake the sci-fi franchise according to Forbes list of of Hollywood's Richest Film Franchises.

With "Harry Potter's" final two films about to be released, it is safe to estimate that the boy wizard will win over Luke Skywalker. But still, there's that planned 3-D re-release so it will be magic versus the light saber for the next few years. Who will emerge victorious?

Here's the list of the Top 10 Richest Film Franchises:

1. "Star Wars" -- $2 billion
2. "Harry Potter" -- $1.7 billion
3. "James Bond" -- $1.6 billion
4. "Batman" -- $1.4 billion
5. "Shrek" -- $1.3 billion
6. "Spider-Man" -- $1.2 billion
7. "Lord of the Rings" -- $1 billion
8. "Pirates of the Caribbean" -- $1 billion
9. "Star Trek" -- $1 billion
10. "Indiana Jones" -- $903 million

NOTE: Forbes magazine used only domestic box-office figures and did not adjust for inflation. Hence, "Avatar" was missing on the list

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