BLAST FROM THE PAST -- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN WORLD PREMIER RED CARPET EXTRAVAGANZA!!! 


Time goes by when you're having fun!

It feels like Memorial Day was just a few days ago, when "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" premiered!

I was at the red carpet working it!

Well, the film is coming to DVD (regular, Blu-Ray, and Special Edition -- Disney milking it!), and the blu-ray edition will have:

EXCLUSIVE TO DISNEY BLU-RAY(TM): "Enter The Maelstrom" -- Take An Immersive, Eye-Popping Tour In A New Interactive Way Like Never Before
The Pirate Maestro: The Music Of Hans Zimmer
Deleted Scenes
Seamless Menus
Bloopers Of The Caribbean
Keith & The Captain: On Set With Johnny Depp And The Rock Legend
Anatomy Of A Scene: The Maelstrom
The Tale Of Many Jacks
Hoist The Colours
Masters Of Design
Inside The Brethren Court
The World Of Chow Yun-Fat

This three-quel is not the best of the franchise, but it's a fitting ending to the saga.

You can read my review of the film here, or watch my red-carpet world premier special when I asked the director, Gore Verbinski, if this is truly the last of the franchise!

The bottom-line? Thank God for the pause button, so you can stand up, relax, before finishing the film's 168 minutes length.

HERE'S MY RED-CARPET REVIEW OF "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END"



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FROM "BATMAN" TO "TERMINATOR" -- CHRISTIAN BALE'S NEW PROJECT!!! 


Bale is in talks to star as John Connor (now in his 30s) in the fourth installment of "Terminator," now called "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins."

McG (why him?) is directing the project for Warner Bros.

So Bale's film future is shaping up to be:

Summer 2008 "The Dark Knight"
Summer 2009 "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins"

The actor, known to bounce from indie-fare to commercial flicks, is also attached to "Killing Pablo," about the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (I just finished reading the gripping Rolling Stone article about America's failed war on drugs).

I love Christian Bale! I had a great interview with him for "The Prestige." He's incisive and thoughtful, and sweet!

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ANOTHER "ENCHANTED" WEEKEND AT THE BOX-OFFICE!!! 


Moviegoers have been "Enchanted" at the box-office, ignoring the only new, major release, "Awake."

"Enchanted" spread its magic, yet again, to the tune of $17 million!

"Awake," which wasn't shown to critics, fell asleep at the box-office, landing at number 4 with a $6 million take.

What are you going to do now Miss Jessica Alba?

Here's the complete list of the top 10 box-office films for week of Nov. 30th.

1. "Enchanted," $17 million.

2. "This Christmas," $8.4 million.

3. "Beowulf," $7.9 million.

4. "Awake," $6 million


5. "Hitman," $5.8 million.


6. "Fred Claus," $5.6 million.

7. "August Rush," $5.2 million.

8. "No Country for Old Men," $4.5 million.

9. "Bee Movie," $4.47 million.

10. "American Gangster," $4.3 million.

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THE WINNERS FOR THE 20th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 


Congratulations to director Christian Mungiu and his stirring film "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” for winning big at the 20th European Film Awards!

And that Helen Mirren, she continues to mesmerize in "The Queen."

Here's the complete list of winners:

FILM: “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

DIRECTOR: Cristian Mungiu, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” (Romania)

ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, “The Queen” (U.K.)

ACTOR: Sasson Gabai, “The Band’s Visit” (Israel, France)

SCREENWRITER: Fatih Akin, “The Edge of Heaven,” (Germany)

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Griebe, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” (Germany, France, Spain)

PRIX D'EXCELLENCE: Uli Hanisch for Production Design, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” (Germany, France, Spain)

COMPOSER: Alexandre Desplat, “The Queen” (U.K.)

DISCOVERY: “The Band’s Visit,” Eran Kolirin (Israel, France)

DOCUMENTARY - PRIX ARTE: “Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers,” Rithy Panh (France).

SHORT FILM - PRIX UIP: “Alumbramiento,” Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (Spain)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM: “La Sconosciuta” (The Other Woman), Giuseppe Tornatore, (Italy)

CRITICS AWARD - PRIX FIPRESCI: “Private Fears in Public Places,” Alain Resnais (France, Italy)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jean-Luc Godard Achievement in World Cinema: Michael Ballhaus Prix Eurimages

CO-PRODUCER AWARD: Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka Honorary Award: Manoel de Oliveira

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MOVIES YOU HAVE TO SEE RIGHT NOW, AND FILMS I WANT TO SEE IN DECEMBER! 


The only new flick opening this week is "Awake" and they're not even showing that to critics!

So, it's catch up time at the movies!

Here are the films you've got to see right now, and movies, I'm dying to watch in December!



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