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Friday, December 10, 2010

James Cameron To Produce Cirque du Soleil Film


To Be Shot In 3D Of Course
Director Andrew Adamson has begun production on an enterprising family-oriented feature film that marries James Cameron's 3D wizardry with the precision and spectacle of Cirque du Soleil. Deadline reports the untitled film is a hybrid combining narrative storytelling with Cirque performances that are being captured in 3D from different themed Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Those performances serve as the backdrop of a magical world where the film's lead character has been transported.

The film is being financed primarily by Cirque du Soleil, and Cameron is serving as producer. Also producing are Reel FX Entertainment partners Cary Granat and Ed Jones, Cirque du Soleil, and Adamson's Strange Weather Films' partner Aron Warner. The intention is for this to launch a series of family features that incorporate Cirque du Soleil into their storylines. Adamson, who directed the first two installments of the Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia franchises, hatched the story for the first film. He's currently in New Zealand, shooting the narrative sequences that will give the movie its shape. He has also worked with Cameron already in capturing some of the Cirque du Soleil footage using 3D cameras.

The project is about one-third completed, and I'm told that major distributors have been shown sample footage. Several are interested in making a deal, and I'm told that a distributor will likely be locked before production wraps. It is unclear whether they will make a deal beyond domestic, though.

Cameron, who recently committed to direct two more installments of Avatar, is separately producing two other high profile 3D films. There is a remake of Fantastic Voyage at Fox, and the Guillermo Del Toro-directed adaptation of HP Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness at Universal. Adamson is executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which opens Friday.

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I Am Number 4 Trailer Starring Dianna Agron & Alex Pettyfer

What Number Are You

I Am Number 4 trailer has landed and looks amazing. The science fiction film, directed by D. J. Caruso, and starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Callan McAuliffe. The film is based on the novel I Am Number Four, written by Jobie Hughes and James Frey. The film is being produced by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

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Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and follow them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers as they become adults. They are each assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequence of their numbers.

Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student.He makes a friend, Sarah (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cate Blanchett Returns For The Hobbit

 Galadriel  Returns For The Hobbit

The Cast for the upcoming film "The Hobbit" is starring to get its cast together with the addition of Cate Blanchett, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt and have joined the cast of Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epicThe Hobbit.” Also joining them are Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy and William Kircher. The films, which are scheduled to commence principal photography in February 2011, mark Jackson’s return to Middle-earth following his Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The announcement was made jointly today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Jackson, who directed all three “Lord of the Rings” films, will helm the two films back-to-back, telling the story of “The Hobbit” in two parts from a screenplay by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro.

Cate Blanchett (“Lord of The Rings” trilogy, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will reprise her role from “Lord of The Rings” trilogy as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien. Ken Stott (“Charlie Wilson’s War”, TV’s “Rebus”) will play the Dwarf Lord Balin, Sylvester McCoy (TV’s “Doctor Who”) will play the wizard Radagast the Brown and well-known Swedish actor, Mikael Persbrandt (“Everlasting Moments”, “Day and Night”) will play the shape-shifter Beorn. British actor Ryan Gage (“Outlaw”, TV’s “Doctors”) will play Drogo Baggins, with New Zealand actors Jed Brophy (“Lord of The Rings” trilogy, “District 9”) playing the role of the dwarf Nori, and William Kircher (“Out of the Blue”; TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) rounding out the company of Thorin Oakensheild in role of the dwarf Bifur.

Peter Jackson welcomed the news of Cate Blanchett’s return to Middle-earth “Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films” On the casting of Scottish actor Ken Stott, Jackson commented “Fran and I have long been fans of Ken’s work and are excited he will be joining us on this journey.” Jackson also welcomed the addition to the cast of Swedish actor, Mikael Persbrandt “The role of Beorn is an iconic one and Mikael was our first choice for the part. Since seeing him read for the role we can’t imagine anyone else playing this character.”

The actors join the previously announced cast including Martin Freeman (TV’s “Sherlock,” “Breaking and Entering”) as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage (upcoming “Captain America: The First Avenger”), Aidan Turner (TV’s “Being Human”), Rob Kazinsky (TVs “EastEnders”), Graham McTavish (“Secretariat”), John Callen (TV’s “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”), Stephen Hunter (TV’s “All Saints”), Mark Hadlow (“King Kong”) and Peter Hambleton (TV’s “The Strip”). Additional cast announcements include James Nesbitt (“Millions” and TV’s “Cold Feet”) and newcomer Adam Brown.

“The Hobbit” films received a green light on October 15, and have release dates targeted for December, 2012 and December, 2013. Jackson will utilize groundbreaking visual effects and his incomparable storytelling to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel to the big screen. Both “Hobbit” movies will be filmed in Digital 3-D, using the latest camera and stereo technology to create a high quality, comfortable viewing experience.

The two films are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally.

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham are producing the films, with co-writer Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer and Ken Kamins and Zane Weiner as executive producers. The Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, also from the production team of Jackson, Walsh and Cunningham, grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office.. In 2003, “The Return of the King” swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the 11 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture – the first ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The trilogy’s production was also unprecedented at the time.

ABOUT NEW LINE CINEMA:
New Line Cinema continues to be one of the most successful independent film companies. For more than 40 years, its mission has been to produce innovative, popular, profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line produced the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which is a landmark in the history of film franchises. New Line Cinema is a division of Warner Bros.

ABOUT PETER JACKSON/WINGNUT FILMS:
Peter Jackson is one of the world’s most successful filmmakers. His monumental achievement co-writing, co-producing and directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy (with fellow Academy Award winners and frequent collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens) earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and 17 Academy Awards. Jackson and Walsh received their first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their acclaimed film Heavenly Creatures. Jackson, through his New Zealand-based Wingnut Films banner, also was responsible for the globally successful 2005 remake of King Kong which earned over $500 million worldwide and 3 Academy Awards. Jackson most recently directed the Academy Award nominated The Lovely Bones; an adaptation of the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, which to date has earned nearly $100 million worldwide; and produced the global sensation, District 9, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. He is also developing a trilogy of films with Steven Spielberg based on Tintin, the world renowned comic book series by Herge. In 2010 he received a Knighthood for his services to film.

ABOUT METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

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Michael Bay Talks Transformers 3-3D

Bay Set's Record Straight

Empire was one of the lucky group summoned to a brown office building in Santa Monica and ushered into a screening theatre to watch some exclusive, early footage from the movie, we made sure to keep the appointment. Bay showed off an impressive sizzle reel chock full of explosions, robots, sleek cars, supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking good and Shia LaBeouf looking pensive (no big change there, then) and then sat down to chat about anything and everything in his inimitable, candid style.
“People were going on the Internet, saying we didn't do any 3D and there's all this talk, so we're just trying to set the record straight, you know?” You might think the plan would be to shoot part of the film in 3D and convert what the cameras couldn't handle after the fact. Not the case. No, Bay made sure every frame could be shot using the best 3D camera rigs available.

It's clearly a better choice for him than relying on conversion technology that hasn't proved to be effective in the past, given the nature of schedules and budgets. “Studios are rushing through their 3D. There is a right way to do it and a wrong way. I think, personally. If you want to do proper 3D it's a $30 million price tag. You don't want to admit it, but that's what it really is to do proper 3D. Studios will sometimes do it for $10 million, or $12 million. We spent about seven months or eight months before the movie investigating all the conversion companies. We gave each one some test footage to do and, like Warner Brothers, I kind of knew that the latest Harry Potter would fall apart, that was just because they were working with a company that just didn't have the firepower. This was supposed to come out on the same 3D, conversion system but that obviously didn't work out…”

And just like he demands a lot from his cast and crew, the new format meant a clearly weary (but still enthused) Bay had to push himself alongside them. “It's a whole new animal and that's why I'm so tired, because I've had a portable Avid system installed at every residence. I go home from the edit room and I'll work sometimes until two at night, because I'm trying to jump on this movie like a m**********r. I'm trying to hit it really hard before Christmas so that we can be ahead of the curve. Compared to what our shot count turnover was from the last movie, where we are in terms of cutting time down, we're well ahead. So I'm putting the pressure on myself so that we can really do pristine 3D.”

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Tron:Legacy Clip Sam Meets Castor

Electrify The Boys And Girls If You'd Be So Kind

Disney has released another clip from their upcoming film Tron: Legacy. In this clip we get to see Sam meet Castor (Michael Sheen) the club promoter in the upcoming film. The movie is due out in less then a week and it has to be my most anticipated film of the last few years.

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Synopsis:

TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: LEGACY hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

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Spider-Man Set Pictures Of Emma Stone As Gwen Stacy

Why So Sad?

We got our first look at Emma Stone new hairdo a few days ago. And now thanks to SHH we have our first set photos.

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Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. Starring Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a THE LIZARD, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field might play Aunt May, Denis Leary as George Stacy.
Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson will play Peter Parker’s parents who leave their son an orphan. Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) will play Spidey’s 2nd villain, VAN ATTER who will be helping out The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) with his cause.
Annie Parisse will play Van Atter’s wife . The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, polished by Alvin Sargent.
Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

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Real Steel Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman & Evangeline Lilly

1,2,3,4 Are You Ready For Robot Wars

Real Steel is an upcoming action drama film inspired by Richard Matheson's short story "Steel". The story was first adapted for television by Matheson as an episode of The Twilight Zone. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) and is directed by Shawn Levy.

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Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Real Steel opens October 7th, 2011

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer

Teaser Trailer: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

The teaser trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has hit the web. The films stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk and John Turturro.

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Profiles in History Winter Hollywood Auction


Ever Want To Own A Piece Of Hollywood?

Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and the “star” of the hit Syfy Network television show, “Hollywood Treasure,” will present over 1300 lots of iconic items from film, television, music and more at their at their upcoming Winter Hollywood Auction, December 17-18, 2010. You’re sure to find something for the fan or collector who has everything—or thought that they did!

Some of the highlights include an original movie poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man, valued at over $200,000; an original screen-used Johnny Depp costume and display from Edward Scissorhands; an original full-scale, screen-used battlefield T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day; a complete Brandon Routh Superman costume from Superman Returns; The Wizard of Oz vintage clothbound book signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew, including Judy Garland and Toto!; Desi Arnaz “Ricky Ricardo” custom made kimono worn in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; Michael Jackson’s stage-worn custom jacket from the 1993 American Music Awards; Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Terminator” leather jacket and leather glove from The Terminator; James Cagney’s original tap shoes for his sole Oscar-winning performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy and Santa himself—complete with sleigh and reindeer— the original prop Santa Claus, sleigh and reindeer from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street.

The season finale of “Hollywood Treasure” is Wednesday, December 8.

Arnold Schwarzenegger “Conan the Barbarian” Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian 

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THE ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER FROM THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)—VALUED AT OVER $200,000; JOHNNY DEPP’S “EDWARD SCISSORHANDS” COSTUME DISPLAY; A FULL-SCALE SCREEN-USED BATTLEFIELD T-800 ENDOSKELETON FROM TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY; BRANDON ROUTH’S SUPERMAN COSTUME FROM SUPERMAN RETURNS AND SANTA AND HIS REINDEER—FROM MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET—HIGHLIGHT PROFILES IN HISTORY’S WINTER HOLLYWOOD AUCTION
DECEMBER 17-18

Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Terminator” leather jacket and leather glove from The Terminator

Star Wars Cantina Creatures; Bela Lugosi “Ygor” costume from Son of Frankenstein; The Wizard of Oz—signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew including Judy Garland and Toto!; a large panel of Johnny Carson’s monologue curtains; “Ricky Ricardo’s” kimono worn by Desi Arnaz on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; Harrison Ford heavily-annotated complete shooting script for Raiders of the Lost Ark and James Cagney’s original tap shoes for his sole Oscar-winning performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy among other highlights of 1300+ lot auction

Original movie poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man

Calabasas, CA—An original one-sheet poster from the Universal horror classic The Invisible Man ($200,000-$300,000); an incredible offering of material from Academy Award-winning visual effects genius Stan Winston, including an original screen-used Johnny Depp costume and display from Edward Scissorhands ($100,000-$200,000) an original full-scale, screen-used battlefield T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($150,000-$250,000); the stunning collection from Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer, Phil Tippett, including multiple Star Wars Cantina Creatures ($60,000-$120,000 EACH), an AT-AT Imperial Walker from The Empire Strikes Back ($40,000-$60,000) and stop-motion RoboCop puppet from RoboCop 2 ($25,000-$35,000); original iconic matte painting from the opening scene in The Wizard of Oz ($80,000-$120,000); a complete hero Brandon Routh Superman costume from Superman Returns ($50,000-$70,000); Bela Lugosi “Ygor” green suede costume from Son of Frankenstein ($80,000-$100,000), and Santa himself—complete with sleigh and reindeer— the original prop Santa Claus, sleigh and reindeer from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street ($20,000-$30,000) will be among the 1300+ items being offered by Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and the “star” of the hit Syfy Network television show, “Hollywood Treasure,” at their upcoming Winter Hollywood Auction, December 17-18, 2010. The two-day event will take place at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

Background AT-AT from Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00pm (noon) PT both days. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet by visiting www.profilesinhistory.com or www.iCollector.com.

If you’re looking for a “one-of-a-kind” holiday gift for the film or television fan that has everything, you won’t find anything better than this.

In addition to aforementioned iconic props, costumes and set pieces, Profiles in History Auction #43 will include an incredible selection of items that sprung from the mind of visionary filmmaker, Tim Burton, including stop-motion puppets and artifacts from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow and Mars Attacks!, an unprecedented selection of pieces from the collections of Academy Award-winning visual effects geniuses, Phil Tippett, Stan Winston and Richard Edlund, (featuring pieces from such landmark films as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Terminator, Jurassic Park and Edward Scissorhands) and one of the most important collections of original camera negatives from the Golden Age of Hollywood to ever reach the auction block.

Complete hero Brandon Routh costume from Superman Returns

“The scope of this sale is unprecedented. We literally have something for everyone. Be it The Wizard of Oz, Universal horror, Star Wars, The Terminator or Tim Burton. This is the finest offering of Hollywood memorabilia we’ve ever assembled for collectors...and just in time for the holidays!”
--Joe Maddalena

Hero Emily, the Corpse Bride, screen-used puppet from Corpse Bride

Other auction highlights include:
· Harrison Ford heavily-annotated complete shooting script for Raiders of the Lost Ark ($50,000-$70,000)
· The Wizard of Oz vintage clothbound book signed to Jack Haley’s son by virtually the entire cast and crew, including Judy Garland and Toto! ($40,000-$60,000)
· Desi Arnaz “Ricky Ricardo” custom made kimono worn in The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.($40,000-$60,000)
· Michael Jackson’s stage-worn custom jacket from the 1993 American Music Awards ($40,000-$60,000)
· A large panel of Johnny Carson’s memorable monologue curtains from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ($40,000-$60,000)
· Screen-used ¼-scale Batmobile filming miniature from Batman Returns.($30,000-$50,000)
· Original Martian rocket ship filming miniature from Zombies of the Stratosphere.($20,000-$30,000)
· Carved wood home door knocker from The Munsters ($25,000-$30,000)
· Original “stretch room” painting featured in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction.($30,000-$50,000)
· Walter Pidgeon “Dr. Morbius” signature costume from Forbidden Planet ($30,000-$50,000)
· Screen-used “Lex Luthor” rocket filming miniature from Atom Man vs. Superman. ($20,000-$30,000)
· Bleeding “Lawgiver” statue from Beneath the Planet of the Apes ($20,000-$30,000)
· Michael J. Fox hero hover board with handlebar from Back to the Future II ($20,000-$30,000)
· Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Terminator” leather jacket and leather glove from The Terminator ($20,000-$30,000)
· Eyvind Earle original concept artwork from Sleeping Beauty ($15,000-$20,000)
· Jimmy Stewart “Charles Lindbergh” leather flight helmet from The Spirit of St. Louis.($8,000-$12,000)
· Arnold Schwarzenegger “Conan the Barbarian” Atlantean sword from Conan the Barbarian ($10,000-$12,000)
· Bruce Lee signed check payable to “The Green Hornet,” Van Williams! ($12,000-$15,000)
· Green Goblin mask worn by Willem Dafoe’s character in Spider-Man ($8,000-$10,000) and...
· James Cagney’s “George M. Cohan” tap shoes from Yankee Doodle Dandy.($8,000-$12,000)

*Prices are auction estimates

About Profiles in History:

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll. Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA– virtually a stone’s throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise” ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume ($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).

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Chris Tucker Joining "The Rabbit"

Will Chris Tucker Hop Like A Rabbit?

Considering how little he tends to work (at least when Brett Ratner's not on the phone), you’d almost think there’d be some sort of alarm when Chris Tucker’s linked to a new project. Maybe a recording of his weird DJ from The Fifth Element? Anyway, no matter what it sounds like, Warner Bros. is pulling the chain to fire it up as the studio has just bought The Rabbit, a spec script that will likely feature him.

There aren’t actually any details about the screenplay to hand just yet, though we do know that newcomer Micah Barnett wrote it and, according to Deadline, it’ll be an action comedy in the Midnight Run mould. So that probably means Tucker being a loud mouth and getting tracked down for something, then forming an unlikely partnership with a grouchy, mumbling partner. But that’s just a guess, of course.

The only other solid information is that regular Warners producer Dan Lin – he of the Sherlock Holmes movies, and the man currently developing Tales From the Gangster Squad, Yucatan and Godzilla for the studio – will be shepherding it to the screen. Assuming it reaches that far, of course: first it’ll have to hop its way through the tangled undergrowth of studio development…

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New Rio Full Trailer Starring Anne Hathaway & Jamie Foxx

Are You Ready To Fly?

Today we get our hands on the first full lenght trailer for 20th Century Fox's new animated movie RIO. The characters are voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, Kate del Castillo, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Jemaine Clement, Neil Patrick Harris and Robin Thicke.

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“Rio” is a 3-D animation feature from the makers of the “Ice Age” films. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another — and that she’s a she — he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. But it’s far from love at first sight between the domesticated and flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life’s many wonders. “Rio” brings together a menagerie of vivid characters, a heart-warming story, colorful backdrops, energizing Latin and contemporary music, and family-friendly song and dance.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Howard Stern Going To iTunes?

Where Will He End Up?

Howard Stern could broadcast live on Sirius XM for the last time on Dec. 16.

After that, he heads for his annual end-of-year vacation and there still is no decision as to whether he’ll renew his contract, which expires on Dec. 31 and sets Sirius XM back a hefty $100 million every year.

Speaking at a UBS investor conference in New York on Monday, Sirius XM CFO David Frear said he is “hopeful” that Stern sticks with the company, but hinted that if he does it would be for less money.

Frear also acknowledged that there could be other offers Stern is considering, maybe even one from Apple to do a show on iTunes.

“He could decide that he doesn’t want to get up that early in the morning. That he’d like to do a shorter show. That he’d like to do it somewhere else,” Frear said. “The Internet, whether it’s through iTunes or something else, is always a possibility.”

Apple did not respond to requests for a comment.

And it's not only Stern who is expected to take a pay cut, because since Sirius and XM merged there aren’t two companies bidding against each other for content.

“At the time of the merger we were in many long-term contracts,” Frear said. “As they come up for renewal, we’ll have the opportunity to get more
favorable economic terms there.”

When Sirius and XM were competitors striking early content deals with Stern, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and others, only 10 percent of the country knew what the satellite radio brands were. Today, 90 percent are familiar with them, said Frear.

“The marketing aspects of these alignments don’t have the same kind of value components to them today that they did several years ago,” Frear said.

Therefore, expect renewal costs “to come down a little bit,” he said. “We go after each new negotiation as if it’s the first time.”

Sirius XM recently inked a new five-year deal with the NFL, but this time around it wouldn’t divulge financial details. It’s first arrangement with
the NFL in 2004 set Sirius back about $220 million for six years worth of programming.

Other big commitments the two companies made prior to their merger include: $600 million to Major League Baseball, $108 million for NASCAR, $100 million
for the National Hockey League, $55 million for Winfrey and $30 million for Stewart.

“It’s all great stuff,” Frear said. “We’ll continue to work hard to get fair and reasonable costs for the company.”

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The Scorpion King 3 On It's Way

Perlman, Zane, Slice, Vee, And Bautista Join The Cast

Ron Perlman, Victor Webster, Dave Bautista and Billy Zane Star in the Newest, Action-Filled Fantasy Epic Exclusive to Universal’s DVD Originals™ Line

Universal City, California, December 2, 2010– A legendary hero returns to fight his most fearsome adversary as an all-new adventure unfolds in The Scorpion King 3, now shooting in Thailand. Steeped in intrigue, sorcery and romance and featuring more of the spectacular action, mindboggling stunts and astonishing plot twists that have made The Scorpion King franchise an outstanding addition to Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s groundbreaking DVD Originals™ line, The Scorpion King 3 is slated for release on DVD in early 2012…


Picking up where The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior left off, The Scorpion King 3 continues the story of Mathayus, now the deposed leader of an ancient desert empire, as he faces the most terrifying challenge of his life. The film, which began shooting on October 29 in and around Bangkok, introduces an all new cast featuring Victor Webster (“Melrose Place,” Surrogates) as Mathayus; Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy,” Hellboy 1 and 2) as Horus, the powerful King of Egypt; Billy Zane (“Samantha Who?,” Titanic) as the conniving King Talus; UFC star Kimbo Slice as Zulu Kondo; Bostin Christopher as Mathayus’ comrade-in-arms Olaf (Unbreakable); WWE champion Dave Bautista as Agromael; Selina Lo (28 Weeks Later) as Tsukai; Krystal Vee (Streetfighter: The Legend of Chin-Li) as the beautiful princess Silda and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith) as the ill-fated King Ramusan.

“The Scorpion King 3 raises the bar for DVD Originals, encompassing the most stunning action, visual effects and production values to date, including a cast of over 400 warriors and elephants,” said Glenn Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Universal Home Entertainment Productions. “The Scorpion King saga, with its compelling characters, engaging storyline and non-stop action, is a perfect complement to Universal’s hugely popular and successful DVD Originals offerings.”

The Scorpion King 3 is directed by Roel Reine (Death Race 2). Leslie Belzberg (Crazy Heart) is the producer along with executive producers Stephen Sommers, Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks and Kevin Misher. The film’s production team includes director of photography Roel Reine, production designers Kuladee ‘Gai’ Suchatanun and Patrix ‘Pae’ Meesaiyaat and editors Radu Ion and Matthew Friedman.

As The Scorpion King 3 begins, Mathayus has lost his beloved queen and been driven from his former kingdom by a virulent plague. Now, an assassin for hire, Mathayus is dispatched by Horus, the King of Egypt, to protect his ally King Ramusan from imminent attack. In return for his services, he is promised Ramusan’s daughter Silda in marriage, as well as the legendary Eye of the Gods medallion, which imparts supernatural powers to its wearer. But to collect the reward, he will have to first rescue the princess, who is being held captive by Talus, the scheming brother of Horus. Mathayus agrees to the perilous mission, but the evil that lies in wait for him will challenge even his cunning and strength in a staggering test of courage unlike any he has faced before.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and Entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

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Daft Punk's "Derezzed" Music Video From Tron: Legacy

Are You Ready For The Grid?

Tron: Legacy is due to hit theaters next week and we finally get our hands on the first video from the upcoming film thanks to MTV Daft Punk's "Derezzed." The video pay homage to the original 1982 film with a surprise guest at the end.


What the video after the Jump..



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Synopsis:

TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: LEGACY hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Love And Other Drugs Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

 More Then Just A Chick Flick

OK I know all you are thinking what is the Sandwich doing going to see a chick flick? Let me tell you, if your going to treat your wife or girlfriend to a movie this one is it! All us men drag our significant others to all the movies we want to see, trust me you'll want to take her to this movie. Not only will she thank you for taking her to a chick flick, you'll be thanking me for suggesting this movie.

Love and Other Drugs is comedy-drama film directed by Edward Zwick, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Just a tease for all you guys Hathaway is in her BIRTHDAY Suit throughout this film (Got all you MEN sold on seeing this film just with one sentence.) And yes ladies, they didn't leave you out, Gyllenhaal is also in his suit.


The movie starts off with Jamie (Gyllenhaal) working at a stereo shop and selling his ass off with the use of his great smile and charm. I said to myself I would buy anything from a salesman like Jamie if there were any in this world.

From the beginning of this film you can see what a gigolo Jamie is. And only if he offered a class on this I would have definately signed up. After getting caught having sex with his boss' girlfriend he is ultimately fired from his job.


Jamie's rich and porn obsessed younger brother stirs Jamie into a new career field of pharmaceutical sales with Pfizer. Being sent to the Midwest Jamie dives head first into his new career using his charms to reach his goal to be number one and get to the promise land of Chicago. While on one of his sales pitches he follows the doctor as an intern and meets Maggie (Hathaway) your know it all young lady. While in the office she shows the doctor and Jamie her one breast sighting that she had this black dot on her breast and was worried. Now all you guys should be sold on this movie right at this point. Hook, line, and sinker.


In the film Maggie should be every single guys dream, she is straight forward, sexy, doesn't want you to stay over, and suffering from Parkinson's. Her motto thoughout the film is that she doesn't want any real relationship and is not looking to fall in love. Just a great FB. But as with all movies it doesn't go as planned. With all relationships it starts off with attraction then it becomes emotional as you get to know each other. Whoever tells you different is full of $h*t.

Now with all the nude scenes of Hathaway you have got to be sold on this movie and you will actually become interested in the movie and what will happen to this young couple.


As time goes on Jamie starts to fall in LOVE, and this is a hard thing for him. He grew up in a home that didn't use that word or even give hugs to each other. So this feeling for him is way out of the norm.

Edward M. Zwick, the director of this film, is more known for his extensive war films such as Courage Under Fire, The Last Samurai and Defiance. This film is his return to romantic comedy since About Last Night..

Gyllenhaal's performance in this film was amazing, he was captivating, highly amusing and a lady killer. Hathaway was on top of her game in this film, again Sexy (she is in my 5), and pulling off a emotional performance. The one scene that stood out in this film to me was while she was in Chicago with Jamie, who was there to attend a conference, she decides to attend a meeting with others who live with Parkinson’s. You can see the emotion that she feels while listening to the people talk about this disease. The laughter and tears. Have tissue handy ladies.

The typical scenario at this point, boy looses girl and boy must get her back.

Jamie does what is required to get back together with the women he loves. Maggie doesn't want Jamie to give up his regular life and one day finding a normal wife without Parkinson's, the disorder has a habit of getting worse with time. She doesn't want him to have to be a caretaker the rest of his life. The feel good part, Jamie chooses her and everything that comes with the package.

To me the film delivers on both parts, the story and the acting. Again fellows take your ladies to watch this movie earn some points and trust me you will enjoy this film.

7 out of 10 Sandwiches



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Emma Stone As Blonde Gwen Stacy

Smoking Hot

I dont know if this is really news but Emma Stone is smoking hot with Blonde hair so its news to me and now its news for you. These are the first photos of Emma Stone with her signature blonde hair for her upcoming role in the Spider-Man reboot as Gwen Stacy.

So what do you guys think?

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The Beaver Trailer Starring Gibson, Foster & Yelchin

Is This What The Doctor Ordered For Gibson

Summit Entertainment has released the trailer,for The Beaver the film was directed by Jodie Foster and stars Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, and Foster. Will this film be what the doctor ordered for Gibson and reenergize his career?

The Beaver follows a depressed CEO of a toy company (Gibson) who dons a beaver handpuppet to better communicate with his wife (Foster) and his two sons (Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart).

Watch the trailer after the Jump..



Two-time Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson in
The Beaver – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

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Ben Foster Joins Contraband

Foster Joins Wahlberg & Beckinsale In Contraband

Ben Foster will be joining Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale for the remake of 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavic-Rotterdam. The film will shoot under the title of "Contraband."

The film is being directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who starred in, produced and co-wrote the original. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Kormakur.

Oskar Jonasson directed the original, in which Kormakur played a former smuggler trying to go straight as a night guard.

When his wife’s brother (who got him the job) botches a smuggling run, his life threatened and the protagonist is dragged in for one more job. Universal, originally intended to finance the film, then passed when the budget came in at $40 million. Relativity Media stepped in, but encouraged the filmmakers to try bringing down the cost. The filmmakers brought the budget down to around $30 million. A $30 million drama with Wahlberg and Beckinsale is a package any studio would jump at. When Relativity blinked, Universal swooped back in.

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