Monthly Archives: January 2011

Winter Movie Season: February 2011

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February is shaping up to be the month of romantic comedies. The month kicks off with Natalie Portman starring in “The Other Woman”, which is a limited release. Portman seems to be having a big year with a Golden Globe win for Best Actress for her work in “The Black Swan” and she is currently the front runner for the Oscars as well. “Sanctum” also opens the month produced by James Cameron (“Avatar”). Can Sanctum get some of Avatar’s success?

Mid-month we have Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) starring in “The Eagle”, the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet acted out by gnomes in “Gnomeo & Juliet”, and the rom com “Just Go with It” starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. Bieber fever also makes it to the big screen with the film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” in 3D/2D.

Toward the end of the month there’s “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson and “I am Number Four”, which has the potential of being a hit or a big miss.

My spotlight pick of the month is “Waiting for Forever”. A little romance and a little drama is quite apropro for the month of commercial marketing.

Well that’s my February overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Winter Movie Season picks.

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Henry Cavill is “Superman”

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Source: Yahoo.com

According to Yahoo.com, Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) has been cast as the new “Superman” in the next film in the franchise, which is slated to be released in December 2012. The working title of the film is “Superman: Man of Steel”.

Cavill, 27, will play the dual roles of mild-mannered newspaperman Clark Kent and his high-flying alter ego in the film, which Warner Bros. will release in December 2012.

Zack Snyder (“300”) will direct from a script written by David S. Goyer and based on a story that Goyer developed with “Inception” director Christopher Nolan, who will serve as a producer.

Cavill was previously attached to the last Superman film, “Superman Returns”, but with the director changes the role ultimately went to Brandon Routh. Cavill also screen tested for the “Green Lantern”, but that role eventually went to Ryan Reynolds.

Now that Clark Kent/Superman has been cast. Now the next question is…Who will play Lois Lane?

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NBC lassoes up “Wonder Woman”

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Source: TV Guide

According to TV Guide, NBC has picked up a pilot developed by David E. Kelley (“The Practice”) featuring the DC Comics’ character, Wonder Woman.  This would be the second live-action TV adaptation featuring the comics heroine.  The original series starred Lynda Carter, as the title role, and the show ran from 1975-1979.

In 2007, NBC attempted to reboot another popular 70’s series, “The Bionic Woman”, starring Michelle Ryan but the show was canceled in its first year.  Hopefully NBC has better luck with “Wonder Woman”.  Now a bigger task is at hand.

Who should play Wonder Woman?  Thoughts?

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“Glee” cast & creator talk about Hathaway guest role

Source: Access Hollywood
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Check out this interview with “Glee” creator, Ryan Murphy, and some of the stars of “Glee” including Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet, Heather Morris, and Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer about film star Anne Hathaway’s (“The Princess Diaries”) upcoming guest spot.

Co-hosting the Oscars, the newest Catwoman, and now “Glee”. Hathaway’s career can only go up from here.

For more “Glee” news and clips, visit the Glee category on my blog or just click here.

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Anne Hathaway is the new Catwoman

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Source: Yahoo.com

More over Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer and make room for the new Catwoman.  Anne Hathaway (“The Princess Diaries”, “Rachel Getting Married”) has been cast as Catwoman a.k.a Selina Kyle in the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises”, starring opposite Christian Bale.

Hathaway beat out actresses such as Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley.  “The Dark Knight Rises” is expected to hit theaters in Summer 2012.

Read more on Yahoo.com.

Before then, don’t forget to catch Hathaway co-host the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which will air on February 27, 2011.

Thoughts on the latest casting news?

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68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners Recap

Source: HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held on January, 16, 2011 honoring both Television and Movies. It was a night with a few surprises and likely winners. Ricky Gervais served as host for a second time. In terms of Television, “Glee” won three Golden Globes. Supporting Actress, Jane Lynch, and a very stunned Chris Colfer won for Supporting Actor. The series also won for Best Television Series – Comedy. HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” won for “Best Television Series – Drama” and Steve Buscemi won for Best Actor.

In terms of movies, “The Social Network”, won four Golden Globes which were Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Musical Score. The Kids are All Right won two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Comedy, and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy.

Check out some of the Winning highlights below:
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Hayek behind “Wicked” the Mini-Series

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Salma Hayek and ABC may be developing a mini-series based on the book “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Not to be confused with the musical “Wicked”, which is based upon the same novel written by Gregory Magurie.

The eight-part mini will be based on the best seller that spawned the Broadway musical but will not be a musical itself.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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