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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hanna Movie Review By: SandwichJohn

Hanna Movie Review
By: SandwichJohn

I have to start off by saying that this movie was honestly really well made. The direction in the film was just amazing, and the entire movie was like a painting in the making, by the end of the film you got to see the master piece. The Best movie of the year so far. Make sure to come back later this week for my interview with director Joe Wright and star Saorise Ronan.

If your going into the film wanting a straight action film then this movie isn't what your looking for. The story is the true star of the movie with superb action thrown in.

The movie was directed by Joe Wright who is not known for action movies at all. He is known more for directing period pieces. He has directed films like Pride & Prejudice, Oscar nominated Atonement and The Soloist. With this being his first taste directing action films, I think this is one path if he decides to continue down would be a nice change for the genre of directing action films. And the score for the film was just incredible. The uncut takes that follow the actors from scene to scene, the long, uncut takes that have the camera following characters through multifaceted choreographed fights were a refreshing change from the over done slow motion fight scenes. The Chemical Brothers did a superb job on the tone of the film. We were told during Wonder Con that there were a few times the director would play the score while they were filming so that the actors would get a sense of the tone of the scence they were shooting.

Now we have to talk about the star of the film, Saoirse Ronan.  This was definitely a new role for her. Her previous work includes Atonement (Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress) and The Lovely Bones. We found Hit-Girls long lost sister in this film.

Hanna played by Saorise Ronan is a young woman living in a cabin in Finland with her father, Erik Heller who is played by Eric Bana. Heller has dedicated his entire life to training his young daughter with the skills she will need to survive. Adapt or Die was imprinted into her mind by her father day after day. Hanna is given the choice to be found or to live her life in seclusion. She chooses to hit a switch, alerting the outside world to her presence.

Within a day a CIA recovery team is there to retrieve Heller and to their surprise they find Hanna, and Heller is nowhere to be found. Next we see Hanna in a holding cell somewhere in the world. She is watched on closed circuit camera by Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett) The once shy and timid girl turns into a stone cold Bad ass. Hanna kills a woman posing as Marissa Wiegler and escapes.

Once Hanna is on the outside she experience things she has only read in books. Things that we all take for granted. Like lights, music and boys. Hanna meets this British family and quickly bonds with their teenage daughter. The two of them experience things that Hanna has never had a chance to see or do.

When we come to the climatic scene in the film they are in an abandoned amusement park that reminds you of the great fairy tell stories written by Brothers Grimm. The fighting in these few scenes will remind you of some of your favorite video games.  With most films what you see in the trailer is the best moments of a film. In this cases it is not true, the marketing people kept out most the the best scenes of the movie.

This film has to be one of those underrated films that I really hope people see in theaters and not on DVD. Get off your ass and go see the film!

9 sandwiches out of 10

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Anna Faris Is Going To Stalk Us

Paramount has picked up an untitled comedy pitch from Anna Faris as a starring vehicle for the multi-hyphenate. Joe Roth and Palak Patel of Roth Films are on board to produce.

While details of the plot are being kept under wraps, the story revolves around Faris and a new roommate, who turns out to be a stalker from hell.

The idea for the project came from Faris’ reps — her agent at Gersh and manager at Anonymous Content — after they heard the comedienne recount a funny incident that happened to her in real life.

The idea was further developed by writer Deanna Kizis (who co-wrote Camp Rules for Montecito) and Patel. Kizis will now write the script

Faris will exec produce with Doug Wald.

One of the few female comedic actresses that can open movies, Faris (Scary Movie, The House Bunny) will next star in Fox’s What’s Your Number, which opens September 30.

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Discovery Channel New Shows For Upcoming Season

When Discovery executives take the stage at Lincoln Center for their annual upfront presentation later today, they’ll have three specials, 4 new series and another 12 returning shows to share with Madison Avenue buyers.

“Discovery is mining content gold with one-of-a-kind characters, extraordinary places and unrivaled production quality that reinforces the network’s heritage while constantly innovating and pushing the brand forward,” said the channel’s president and general manager Clark Bunting.

Among the specials lining the schedule of Discovery Communications’ mothership is Frozen Planet, from the team behind Discovery’s award winning Planet Earth. As its title suggests, Frozen will take viewers to the earth’s polar regions. Joining it are Where’s My Mammoth and the summer-time return of Shark Week.

The net’s new series include Penn & Teller’s Secrets of the Universe, which has the Vegas duo answering such head scratchers such as ‘Can you lift a 5,000-pound car with human hair?’ and ‘Does cursing help with pain management?’ Looking to engage viewers in an increasingly fractured environment, a multi-platform audience will have to guess which of the stories the pair shares is not true.

Other new series include Best in the Business (the series will pit farmer vs farmer, fireman vs fireman, florist vs florist, and so on), Swamp Brothers (a show about two brothers who run Florida's largest reptile sanctuary and exotic reptile dealership) and Life on a Wire (a program about a daredevil family and its death-defying stunts).

Returning favorites include Deadliest Catch, American Chopper and Dirty Jobs, among many more.

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Chloe Moretz Star In Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

Chloe Moretz twitted this morning that she will be starting in the upcoming Tim Burton Film Dark Shadows.

She will star along side Johnny Depp ,Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Sheen.


So happy to announce that I'm officially attached to #DarkShadows the new #TimBurton film such excitement!! <3 so happy

Check out her Video blog to hear the announcement.

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Here is your first look from the upcoming film SHARK NIGHT 3D. The film was directed by David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane).

This terrifying thrill ride features a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero Movie, Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).

SHARK NIGHT 3D hits theaters on September 2, 2011

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Friday, April 15, 2011

All My Children, One Life To Live Canceled

ABC announced Thursday that “All My Children,” which began its run in 1970 and One Life To Live, have been canceled.

The daytime staples will end in September and January, respectively. In their place, ABC will launch two new younger-skewing, lifestyle-oriented series, The Chew and The Revolution.

Chew, an hour-long food series executive produced by Gordon Elliot (Paula Deen's Home Cooking), will bow in September and be hosted by Mario Batali (Iron Chef America), Clinton Kelly (What Not to Wear), Carla Hall (Top Chef), Michael Symon (Iron Chef America) and nutrition expert Daphne Oz.

Revolution, a health and lifestyle series hosted by experts and guest contributors that will bow in January. JD Roth (The Biggest Loser) will executive produce with 3 Ball Productions. Fashion expert Tim Gunn, trainer Harley Pasternak and American Idol alum Kimberly Locke will host the series, which will document one woman's five-month weight-loss journey every week with a reveal every Friday.

The news follows a string of day-time cancellations at other networks in recent years, including CBS' long-running The Guiding Light, As the World Turns and NBC's Passions. A bellwether of sorts came in 2009, when ABC, which owns and produces all of its soaps, moved AMC filming from New York to Los Angeles in an effort to save on production costs amidst a ratings slide. The following year, parent company Disney announced it would replace its SoapNet cable channel with Disney Junior in 2012.

“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” said Brian Frons, president of Daytime at Disney ABC/Television Group. “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days.

"[Viewers] are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on 'real life’ takeaways," he added. "A perfect example of this is The View, and that factored into our decision. The Chew and The Revolution are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with The View serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth.”

ABC's daytime changes will not impact General Hospital. AMC premiered Jan. 5, 1970; Life premiered on July 15, 1968.

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Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova In Trouble?

In January, Fox executives gave TV critics gathered for their winter meeting an upbeat appraisal of the network's costly and ambitious sci-fi series Terra Nova. With Steven Spielberg lending the project his dinosaur cred, Terra Nova had already attracted lots of interest on the Internet, with fans panting to get a look at a two-hour preview set for May.

But even then, key players on the project suspected that the chances of delivering that preview were not good. And though Fox promoted the series during the Super Bowl in February, the network acknowledged weeks later that it would not launch until fall because its visual effects "require more time to be realized."
But sources involved with the project say the situation was more complicated than that. With more than a dozen executive producers credited on the pilot and an array of writers coming and going, the series returned from its shoot in Australia in December without enough footage to create the promised two-hour opener. "There was a massive underestimation of what they had and how it would cut together," says a source with firsthand knowledge.

A Fox spokesman acknowledges that the production returned without sufficient footage, but he says this sort of problem is not unusual on a show with extensive action sequences. The bigger issue was that the dinosaur effects would not have been finished until a day or two before the scheduled broadcast. Sending out incomplete press screeners "was not the way to build excitement for this show in which we all have a significant investment," he tells THR.

Accounting on the project makes it tricky to calculate the cost of the pilot, but various reports have pinned it anywhere between $10 million and $20 million, which could make Terra Nova the most expensive broadcast pilot to date (rivaling or even passing the Lost pilot, which cost more than $10 million in 2004). Fox denies that and says the bulk of the cost was for building sets, which, amortized over 13 episodes, reduces the amount attributable to the pilot.

Terra Nova follows a family that travels from the 22nd century to the prehistoric era as part of an attempt to save the human race. It's what network executives call "a big swing," and despite the many challenges of making it, sources involved say it has the potential to be a big hit.

But the launch has been pushed back twice. Fox initially set the series as a midseason replacement in 2010. In August, the network instead announced a preview in May 2011 and a fall launch -- a tactic Fox used with Glee.

Terra Nova started as a three-page treatment from British writer Kelly Marcel. Former William Morris agent Aaron Kaplan brought the material to WME, which took it to Fox. Craig Silverstein (Bones) was then brought in to develop a script. Based on that version, Fox asked Spielberg and former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin to come aboard as executive producers, with the promise that Terra Nova would be greenlighted straight to series if they said yes. As Fox network chief Peter Rice later explained, building a new world just for a traditional pilot would have been "prohibitively expensive," but amortizing the cost over 13 episodes was feasible.

But Silverstein had developed the series Nikita for the CW, and when that project was picked up last spring, he departed, leaving Terra Nova without a writer. Fox brought in 24 veteran Brannon Braga, who hired fellow 24 alums David Fury and Jon Cassar (though by September, Fury was out because of creative differences). Screenwriter Allan Loeb was then brought in to do a rewrite.

Just about all of these individuals -- Kaplan, Marcel, Silverstein, Braga and Cassar -- had been given credit as executive producers, plus Chernin, Spielberg and a clutch of their associates: Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The tally was 10 and counting.

As production drew near, Fox was still weighing how long the pilot should be. The initial script had been too lengthy to fit into an hour, so the question was whether to cut it down or build it up. Sources say no decision had been made even a month before filming started in November. But two episodes could be sold overseas as a movie -- a Spielberg fantasy, no less -- and TV veterans say that would command big dollars. (A top executive at a rival network says such a movie might sell for as much as $8 million.)

Once the network decided to go for it, much of the regular writing staff was laid off because series production would have to wait until the two hours were in the can. With production getting under way in November, Fox brought in yet another executive producer, veteran showrunner Rene Echevarria.

At this point, the series was starting to sound almost biblical in terms of begetting exec producers. Final tally: 11, but only if you don't count director Alex Graves and Fury, both credited on the pilot.

Then another seemingly biblical problem arose in Australia: rain. "It never stopped," Graves recalled this month at Wonder-Con. "There were days where we would have to not go to location."

Graves and his team returned from Australia in mid-December. In January, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told TV critics that the Terra Nova footage looked "fantastic" and praised Graves for braving rough conditions to create the two-hour pilot for May.

But when it turned out there wasn't enough material to make two strong hours, some involved faulted Graves. "Creatively, he bumped heads with everybody," says one talent representative with ties to the production. "He shot what he wanted to shoot."

Fox, citing the difficulty of timing action sequences, splits the blame between Graves and Braga. "Brannon misjudged it at the script stage, and Alex and his script supervisor misjudged it as it was being shot," a spokesman says. (The spokesman acknowledges that Echevarria was actually the showrunner and says it's impossible to parse responsibility between him and Braga.)

Braga and Echevarria declined comment. Graves and his representatives also declined comment, but several industry insiders say his reputation is impeccable and reject the idea that he could be at fault. "Usually the director is the last one to make those kinds of mistakes," says a high-level executive at a rival network. "Maybe the problem is that there are so many cooks in the kitchen -- all the producers on the project, along with the network and the studio."

In fact, several sources say the scramble to expand the script was a source of trouble. "To say that this was a challenging situation would be a gross understatement," one says. Another individual concludes that three elements combined into a recipe for trouble: the many voices on the project, story issues that had not been completely worked out and efforts to contain costs that might have gone too far.

"You start trimming here and there, and you have no margin for error," this person says. When sequences turned out short, there was no extra material to use. "This is really a feature idea," this observer adds. "You should have $100 million to make the thing, and they're making it for a fraction of that. There is no one person who is to blame -- it's a combination of circumstances with a really complex production."

Fox has brought in editor Ken Horton (The X-Files) to help pull the pilot together. Sources say the first hour looks much improved, but Horton had to fill it out with material borrowed from the second episode, which was already short.

And all the focus on the pilot raises questions about the rest of the series, which has yet to be created. "These two hours could be great," an insider says, "and then they have to deliver every week."

At this point, the regular series is set to go into production in June; the scripts for those episodes have yet to be finished.

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The Hobbit:Behind The Scenes With Peter Jackson Part 1

Director Peter Jackson, via his facebook page , takes you, on the first of many behind the scene videos he plans to deliver the fans during the production of the upcoming film "The Hobbit."

In the video we get a chance to take a look at the pre production of the film, amazing film sets, wardrobe and the cast.

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The Hobbit, to be made as two 3D films, follows the journey of Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers and ultimately Baggins' meeting with Gollum, where he gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring -- the simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth.

Joining Baggins on the quest are the Dwarves, played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Ken Stott (Balin), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), William Kircher (Bifur), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Rob Kazinsky (Fili), Aidan Turner (Kili), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), John Callen (Oin), Jed Brophy (Nori), Mark Hadlow (Dori) and Adam Brown (Ori).

Warner Bros. on Monday confirmed that Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Elijah Wood (Frodo) will reprise their roles from Lord of the Rings. N.Z. actors Jeffrey Thomas and Mike Mizrahi also join the cast as Dwarf Kings Thror and Thrain, respectively.

Filming, under the eye of director of photography Andrew Lesnie, will take place at Wellington Stone Street Studios, the village of Matamata and at other undisclosed locations around New Zealand.

The two films are said to be worth more than $1 billion to the N.Z. economy. The New Zealand government is providing incentives and tax breaks worth around $100 million to the shoot.

Also working on the films are production designer Dan Hennah, conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe, composer Howard Shore and makeup and hair designer Peter King. Costumes are designed by Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor.

Taylor is also overseeing the design and production of weaponry, armor and prosthetics, which are once again being made by Weta Workshop. Weta Digital takes on the visual effects for both films, led by the film's visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri. Postproduction will take place at Park Road Post Production in Wellington.

The Hobbit is produced by Jackson and Fran Walsh, alongside Carolynne Cunningham. Executive producers are Ken Kamins and Zane Weiner, with Philippa Boyens as co-producer.

The Hobbit films are co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing being handled by MGM.

The two films are planned for release in late 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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Shake That Thing Sweepstakes. Win A Trip To Meet Tim McGraw

Enter the "Shake That Thing" Sweepstakes and you could win the chance to shake your thing at a Tim McGraw concert -- plus meet the superstar in person! In celebration of the release of COUNTRY STRONG, CMT.com is hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win 2 tickets to a Tim McGraw concert with backstage passes to a meet-and-greet with the superstar.

The grand prize winner will also get airfare and hotel accommodations for 2, a prop or costume used in the film, and a COUNTRY STRONG prize pack with a t-shirt, soundtrack, DVD, and autographed poster.

Enter for a chance to win now: http://www.cmt.com/asm/country-strong/index.jhtml

Also be sure to check out COUNTRY STONG, available TODAY on DVD and Blu-ray!

Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Gwyneth Paltrow), the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and featuring a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the movie trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes., starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom FeltonJames Franco plays a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's by testing on apes. When test subject Caesar suddenly begins to mutate rapidly, the scientist takes him home to remove him from the cruel lab doctors.

The film is a prequel/reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise.

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New Cowboys & Aliens Trailer. WOW

This is one of the most anticipated film that will be coming out this Summer Cowboys & Aliens. Today Jon Favreau delivered the second trailer for the film. It's not the exact trailer they showed at Wonder Con this year, but is defintaily worth a look.

The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano and Noah Ringer.

Cowboys & Aliens is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2011.

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The Year is 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger named Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveller Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse of former opponents — townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

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Justin Lin Talks Terminator & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Collider got the chance to talk Fast Five director Justin Lin about the possibility of him directing a new Terminator film and working with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Briefly, Lin says he has a take on Terminator he would like to see and that he’s spoken with Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, he’s also looking at other projects and hasn't decided what will be his next directing gig.

Speaking of big-budget movies and studio franchises, there’s a lot of talk about you getting to do the Terminator franchise. Is this happening? Are you looking forward to it?

JUSTIN LIN: I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good. I have options. Terminator was one of my favorite films growing up. And I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold and we’ve talked and we’ll see. Again, I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances. It has to be the right people. And there’s other projects too. But I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago. So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.

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Thor: Interactive Guide To The UNIVERSE OF THOR

From the deserts of New Mexico to the furthest reaches of the nine worlds of Yggdrasil, welcome to THE UNIVERSE OF THOR.

This embeddable interactive guide invites you to explore the worlds and meet the characters of THOR, discovering extensive brand new footage and stills from the film in the process.

See if you can unlock 100% of the contents, then post it to Facebook, Twitter or another social network and invite your friends to do the same.

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Directed by Kenneth Branagh, in THOR, Chris Hemsworth portrays the title character with Tom Hiddleston in the role of Thor’s brother Loki, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Additionally, the studio has cast Academy Award® winning actor Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Renee Russo as Frigga, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Josh Dallas as Fandral, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba as Heimdall, as well as Colm Feore, Kat Dennings and award-winning actor Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd. The film is slated for release in theatres domestically on May 6, 2011 via Paramount Pictures which will also release the film on a worldwide basis.

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

The screenplay for THOR was penned by Mark Protosevich as well as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, and Don Payne. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D’Esposito, will executive produce.

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X-Men: First Class Possible Sequel In The Works

The talent behind X-Men: First Class have revealed possible ideas for the next chapters in the mutant superhero saga.

The ending of First Class sets up a potential sequel that will be “even more fun”, according to director Matthew Vaughn.

“First Class is similar to Batman Begins, where you have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time,” .

“But with the second one you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time,” he continues. “That’s the main difference between Begins and The Dark Knight.”

With First Class set in 1962, part two could move on to the late ‘60s – a period Vaughn is keen to x-plore.

“1962 is far more grounded in the world of the ’50s,” he says. “I think it takes about five years for a decade to really start getting its identity, so the fun thing about this for me would be doing [a sequel] in the latter part of the decade, where you’ve got The Stones, The Beatles, Flower Power…”

There’s also the possibility that the next chapters in the planned First Class trilogy will be set in the 70s and 80s respectively.

“That’s an idea that’s been discussed,” admits producer Bryan Singer. “How the characters go through time. But only to a point – they can’t age too fast!”

Finally, James McAvoy says he’d like to see his character Charles Xavier get “really messed up” in the sequels.

“In First Class he uses Cerebro for the first time and maybe it unlocks something in his head – maybe he can’t keep the voices out or something,” the actor speculates.

“So in the second movie his journey could be about getting himself out of a mess. And then in the third movie he become… Patrick Stewart!”

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Mickey Rourke Honest & Brutal About Upcoming Films & How Terrible They Are.He Keeps It Real

Mickey Rourke got straight to the point when asked about some of his upcoming films. And he is honest and brutal with his answers.

I think that it is refreshing when an actor can be honest and be true to himself. But I am sure he will be catching alittle heat over his comments.

Rourke talks about how "Terrible" his film "13" in which he stars along side 50 Cent and Jason Statham. Then the shit hit the fan when he talks about his upcoming film "Passion Play", his movie with Megan Fox, an actress he previously described as "the most talented" he'd ever worked with.

You have to see how brutal he is after the Jump....

Let’s start with horror movies: You a fan?

On what?
If there’s nothing else to watch. I came here to see Harvey. I don’t know nothing about the movie.

What about 50 Cent? He’s hosting.
I haven’t seen him.

You guys are in a movie together, right?
A really bad movie, yeah.

What?! Is it out?
No, it’s so bad it can’t get out.

Tell me why you made it.
For the money. Classic

But you think the movie’s bad.

You have to watch it.

What about your movie with Megan Fox and Bill Murray?
Terrible. Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones.

You called Megan Fox, like, one of the best actresses of all time.
That I worked with [smirk].

That movie’s getting limited release.
That’s because it’s not very good.

I know a good movie we can talk about: your rugby movie.
That’ll be a great movie. We start shooting February.

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John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to be auctioned off by Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, on May 14 & 15 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. John Lennon's draft of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" contains the opening lyrics to the song that was first inspired by his son Julian's nursery school drawing that he called by the same name (contrary to the belief that the title had a hidden reference to the drug LSD). Along with the lyrics are designs for the album cover and some "rocking horse people," and it is estimated to sell for $200,000 to $300,000. The song is regarded as one of the best songs from the Sgt. Pepper album that is regarded as one of the most important albums in the history of popular music.

Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 44 will have some of the most highly coveted cultural memorabilia to ever reach the marketplace. In upcoming releases we will detail esteemed film director Frank Darabont, world-renowned poster artist Drew Struzan and special effects and makeup wizard Greg Nicotero's donation of their lots' proceeds to the Red Cross for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. Other items up for auction include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the hero filming Chitty car estimated at $1,000,000 - 2,000,000, a historic handwritten letter from Walt Disney written in 1924 to Mickey Mouse creator Ub Iwerks urging him to come out to Hollywood to be Disney's lead animator. There will be over 1,600 lots between the two days of the auction with more highlights to be released shortly.

Make sure tune into the new season of Hollywood Treasures on SyFy later this year.

For more information on Profiles in History, please visit their website www.profilesinhistory.com

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Biological Disaster Film From Producers Of Paranormal Activity Acquired From Alliance Films

LIONSGATE  announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson's found footage eco-horror film THE BAY from Alliance Films. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

From the producers of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following INSIDIOUS, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town's victims.

"Ingenious genre films are and always will be a specialty at Lionsgate," explained Drake of the choice to acquire the film. "THE BAY is a shining example of the kind of truly fresh horror film that audiences are always ready for, and that we excel at eventizing with them. Thanks to Barry, we'll all be afraid to go in the water for years to come."

"We have been big admirers of Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli since their breakout hit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and are thrilled to be in business with them. This film works so effectively because it establishes a very natural, everyday world, places the audience intimately within it, and then sits back as everything takes a horrific turn. Barry has incorporated found footage to the most satisfying possible effect, and it's all the scarier for not relying on anything supernatural."

"It's exciting to see a company like Lionsgate embrace The Bay so enthusiastically. The found footage / multiplatform approach opened up the film to creative possibilities I hadn't encountered in my previous films, and I think these sorts of films will only continue to push boundaries as the technology changes," said director Barry Levinson.

The film was directed by Levinson, from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach. THE BAY was produced by Levinson, Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli, and co-produced by Mythodic Films, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jason Sosnoff, Colin Strause, and Greg Strause executive producing.

THE BAY is an Alliance presentation in association with IM Global. IM Global handled foreign sales, and Alliance will distribute in Canada, the UK and Spain.

The deal was negotiated by Lionsgate's Constantine, with Eda Kowan, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, and Wendy Jaffe, Executive Vice President Business & Legal Affairs for Acquisitions. The sale was brokered on behalf of Alliance by ICM and CAA. ICM packaged the film and represents Levinson and Wallach.

About Lionsgate
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as "Mad Men", "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie" along with recent series such as "Blue Mountain State" and the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House Of Payne", its spinoff "Meet The Browns", "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Are We There Yet?".

Its feature film business has generated more than half a billion dollars at the North American box office in the past year, fueled most recently by the success of THE LINCOLN LAWYER, and by such hits as THE EXPENDABLES, which was #1 at the North American box office for two weeks, THE LAST EXORCISM, TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, KICK ASS and the critically-acclaimed PRECIOUS, which won two Academy Awards®. The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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THE GREEN HORNET DVD To Be Released On May 3,2011

On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present the official assets for THE GREEN HORNET which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray May 3, 2011.

Britt Reid is a slacker by day, party animal by night... until he finds a serious career that’s seriously cool: crime-fighting action hero. As the Green Hornet, he teams up with gadget wiz and martial arts master Kato to take down LA's underworld.

Here's the official synopsis.

Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene — until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves — protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato’s clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

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Tom Hanks To Star In Cloud Atlas

Warner Bros. and Focus Features International are set to distribute Cloud Atlas, which has Tom Hanks attached to star. Based on David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel, the project is being co-written and co-directed by Matrix filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski and Run Lola Run writer-director Tom Tykwer.

Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt are producing the film with the Wachowskis under their new Five Drops label. Philip Lee will serve as executive producer.

Warner Bros. will distribute the film in North America, and Focus Int'l will handle foreign sales at Cannes and distribution on behalf of Anarchos Pictures and X Filme. The filmmakers plan to start filming in September.
Mitchell's book follows six storylines that include a 19th century American notary, a poor British musician in the 1930s, a journalist in 1970s California, a vanity press publisher in the early 21st century, a rebellious clone in the near future and a primitive Hawaiian tribesman surviving after the apocalypse.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Josh Brolin On The Set Of Men In Black 3

Here are the first set pictures of Josh Brolin playing a younger version of Agen M (Tommy Lee Jones' character.) As we have been told the film will take place in the past and in the future.

What do you guys think? Creepy that they look so much alike.

See all the images after the Jump...

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