Gillian Anderson Interview for “Johnny English Reborn," and Perhaps, a New "X-Files" Movie? 

Gillian Anderson trades her “X-Files” suit for another high-powered suit, this time as the head of MI7, Pamela “Pegasus” Thornton in the new film “Johnny English Reborn” starring Rowan Atkinson. It may not be a common knowledge, but Anderson is an effective comedienne with impeccable timing.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her interest in joining the cast of “Johnny English Reborn”
*** Working with Rowan Atkinson – Anderson revealed that she found the comedian’s style a bit different in the beginning
*** Is there another “X-Files” movie coming soon?

“Johnny English Reborn” opens nationwide on Friday, Oct. 21st.


Here's more info on "Johnny English Reborn" from Yahoo:

In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

Also Known As: Johnny English 2
Untitled (Working Title Films/Johnny English Sequel)

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Thriller and Sequel

Release Date: October 28th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG for for mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality.

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Production Co.: Working Title Films

Studios: Universal Pictures

Filming Locations: United Kingdom

Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark (III)

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Win Exclusive “FOOTLOOSE” (2011) Prizes from Paramount Pictures!  

This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we’re giving away fun “Footloose” prizes courtesy of Paramount Pictures! One lucky winner will get:

*** “Footloose” Mini-posters
*** “Footloose” Magazines
*** “Footloose” Tumblers
*** And the ultra-cool “Footloose” sunglasses similar to what Kenny Wormald’s character, Ren, wore in the film

How do you enter? Go to my Facebook page by clicking right here, then like the page, like the post, and just like me :tongue

We will draw the name of the winner on Monday, Oct. 24th.

Sorry international fans, but this is limited to U.S. residents only!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!


Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald interview
Miles Teller and Ziah Colon interview
Writer-director Craig Brewer interview
"Footloose" movie review


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So What Happened "When Harry Left Hogwarts?" It's Quite Emotional!  

This is very exciting! I love the "Harry Potter" franchise, it's been consistent from the very beginning all the way to the heartfelt ending. I cried, you cried, we cried, and guess what? I'm sure you'll cry again when you see the documentary "When Harry Left Hogwarts."

Morgan Matthews, the documentarian behind this special, was given private access tot he set of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2" and captures bittersweet moments surrounding the end of the franchise. Get your tissue ready! Check out the teaser/trailer below courtesy of our friends at the Huffington Post.

The documentary will be included in the four-disc Blu-ray set available only at Target. The release date is on November 11.

Oh, as for the picture above? No, that's not our Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) playing hooded terrorists. It's the picture of the actors trying to hide from the paparazzi en route to the "Harry Potter" set.

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My Fun Adventures at Balitang America! I Love Giving Love to My Filipino Channel Folks Worldwide! 

I love The Filipino Channel! I found long-lost friends through my appearances at Balitang America every Friday with their well-loved anchor, Gel Santos Relos. Not only that, my mom who lives in the Midwest can also watch me on TV, or my relatives from all across the world can see my latest movie reviews just by subscribing to TFC (The Filipino Channel).

But most importantly, I love being on The Filipino Channel because it allows me to give my review in my native tongue of Tagalog, and so, I love keeping it real y'all :happy

So it was a lovefest when I visited the station, based in San Francisco, last week! I was live with Miss Gel (video below) talking about "Footloose" and my past life as a dancer, millions of pounds ago!

Their production crew also shot a bunch of upcoming promos with yours truly, so I can't wait to see the footage!

So my Filipino friends, please subscribe to The Filipino Channel, and find me there every Friday with Gel for Balitang America. I promise you it will be a treat, and all my reviews are made with extra love!

Watch the video below and MARAMING SALAMAT!

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"Real Steel" vs. "Footloose" -- the Final Tally! 

It was a fight to the finish between box-office champ "Real Steel" and new contender "Footloose." Over the weekend, the two movies were only separated by $200,000 but today, based on the box-office weekend actuals from BoxOfficeMojo, "Real Steel" gets to keep its crown.

The Hugh Jackman film featuring the fantastic Dakota Goyo as his son reclaimed the top spot with $16.3 million.


"Real Steel" interview with Dakota Goyo
"Real Steel" world premiere
"Real Steel" movie review

Meanwhile, "Footloose" must settle for the No. 2 spot with $15.6 million. I enjoyed this remake, and I still stand by my claim that the remake was actually better than the first one!


Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald interview
Miles Teller and Ziah Colon interview
Writer-director Craig Brewer interview
"Footloose" movie review

"Footloose" was only made for $24 million so Paramount will be able to get its money back and much more within the next few weeks.

A remake that did not do as well was "The Thing." Well, it's more of a prequel, but still, the film only sold $8.5 million worth of tickets to debut at No. 3.

But the flop of the week belonged to Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson of the bird-watching comedy "The Big Year." The film earned $3.3 million to debut at No. 9...ouch!

Here's the Top 10 Box Office Films for weekend of Oct. 14th:

1. "Real Steel," $16.3 million
2. "Footloose," $15.6 million
3. "The Thing," $8.5 million
4. "The Ides of March," $7.1 million
5. "Dolphin Tale," $6.2 million
6. "Moneyball," $5.5 million
7. "50/50," $4.2 million
8. "Courageous," $3.3 million
9. "The Big Year," $3.3 million
10. "The Lion King," $2.8 million

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