Rob Zombie to Return for "Halloween 2?" 

I did enjoy director Rob Zombie's foray into Michael Myers' territory in "Halloween" -- Zombie's homage to the original John Carpenter classic.

Zombie did a great job reinvigorating the franchise, that now, word is getting around that a sequel is being planned, and the rocker/director may be attached.

Well, the 2007 "Halloween" was smashing, but let's not do what we did to the original franchise where 2 million sequels were made.

And truth be told, I still think "The Devil's Rejects" is Zombie's best film to date!

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24th Annual Spirit Awards Nominees Announced! 

Three films led the nominees for Film Independent's 24th Annual Spirit Awards. "Ballast," "Frozen River," and "Rachel Getting Married" each received six nominations.

All three movies are nominated for best picture along with "Wendy and Lucy" and "The Wrestler."

"Milk" received four noms including male lead for Sean Penn, supporting actor for James Franco, cinematography, and best first screenplay for Dustin Lance Black.

Check out the Spirit Awards website here.

The winners will be announced at Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

Click Read More to see the full list of nominees! And congratulations to everyone! Read More...

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The Razzies Salivating Over "Valkyrie" 

Normally, studios would have shown their Academy contenders to voters and critics, oh, right about now. But MGM, the production studio behind Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" (see photo above courtesy of LA Times) has been unbelievably quiet.

But there were some folks who were able to see the movie in advance, and the general response? "Tepid, laughable, bad"

Now, the Razzies, which hands out the year's worst film awards, is salivating, and can't wait to pounce on poor Tom and his "Valkyrie."

This is unfortunate as I like the film's director, Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men 1 & 2," "Superman Returns"). But hey, even Darren Aronofsky, who made the horribly inspired (?) film "The Fountain" bounced back with this year's "The Wrestler" (one of the year's best!).

So what do those unfortunate "Valkyrie" viewers say about the film? Click here to read. HINT: They're saying Cruise is...laughable!

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"Twilight" Sequel A Go, But What About Director Catherine Hardwicke? 

Director Catherine Hardwicke (seen here with "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson") is already making plans for the sequel to "Twilight" called "New Moon" even though Summit Entertainment hasn't offered her the job...yet.

Summit said that "New Moon" is going to be made, but the big question -- is Hardwicke going to direct?

The director seemed psyched about the sequel, and she's been in talks with Summit bosses but there's no firm offer on the table so far.

Miss Hardwicke was heard telling MTV:

"Well, right now we're trying to figure out if the studio people, and me, and everyone's on the same page.

"I want to do (New Moon) better than we did Twilight, and do it really cool. I definitely don't want to do it as something just tossed off, like a Saw II or something like that. We want to be sure that it's really going to be great and that everyone's on the same page.

"I would say that the film could be finished by the end of 2009, if not the beginning of 2010; cameras could be rolling in about five months. We spent about a year and three months getting (Twilight) ready, between writing the script and casting. We could probably do things a little bit faster this time, but who knows? It depends."

She further jokes, "Where's my crystal ball? I need a crystal ball, I need a fortune teller. I hope (I make New Moon), but you just have to see if everything can work out. I don't know."

Look, the reason the "Harry Potter" film franchise has been gratifying is because of the different takes new director brings to the film.

So maybe, a new director is needed to inject new blood to the "Twilight" franchise.

I love Hardwicke, but I think the best film in her resume is still "Thirteen." Maybe with the sequel, let's up the action factor, and flesh out the characters deeper.

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"Wall-E" Triumphed at Children's BAFTA 

The lovable "Wall-E" captured the hearts and minds of British kids, emerging as Feature Film winner at this year's Children's Awards for British Academy Film and Television Arts.

"Wall-E" triumphed over fierce competition from films such as "Horton Hears a Who," "Ratatouille," and "Stardust."

Meanwhile, "Hannah Montana" received the BAFTA KIDS VOTE. The category lets children pick their favorite film, TV program, video game or website of the last twelve months.

Check out the complete list of winners right here.

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