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Channing Tatum's fiancee, actress Jenna Dewan, recently wrapped filming in Michigan on her newest movie 'American Virgin' (aka 'Virgin on Bourbon Street') with Rob Schneider and Brianne Davis, so she's been able to attend some events again this past week.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that throws the Golden Globes awards show each year) threw a Golden Globes Salute to Young Hollywood party at Nobu in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California last night (December 17, 2008), and I have a few new photos to share with you all.
Jenna was spotted on the star-studded red carpet and inside the event with celebs like 90210's AnnaLynne McCord, Heroes' Kristen Bell, Brea Grant, Twilight's Taylor Lautner, Gabrielle Union, Entourage's Kevin Connolly, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Lakeview Terrace's Kerry Washington, and former Dirty Sexy Money actress Samaire Armstrong.
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Hollywood loves a mulligan. When it comes to a possible franchise, this is called a "reboot." It worked for Batman Begins and The Incredible Hulk, not so much for The Punisher: War Zone, and now it looks like Judge Dredd and The Phantom are going to give it a try.
According to the 2000 Ad Forums, they and DNA Films, Danny Boyle's company, announced that a new Judge Dredd is going into production in 2009. No word on whether this will be a true reboot or a sequel recast with a new star, but it's doubtful much will be kept from the Sylvester Stallone 1995 original, considering its lack of success. No, not even Rob Schneider.
The Phantom originally graced movie screens in 1996, with Billy Zane playing the first masked comic superhero. Not returning to The Phantom: Legacy, it will be a true reboot, focusing on what it means to be The »
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Sure Judge Dredd was bad, but just how bad was it? Rob Schneider was the best thing about it. If that's not damning I don't know what is. Sly Stallone's abortive, 90s attempt to bring the comic worlds futuristic lawgiver to the big screen should have been enough, but I suppose someone saw the third and most recent failed attempt to make Punisher a success and thought, "well heck, I can do that." So Judge Dredd will have new life on the big screen. Rebellion and 2000 Ad have announced on their website that a new Judge Dredd has been greenlit. Other than the movies impending existence, they offer no further details. It's not a direct-to-dvd effort though, they make it clear that you can expect to see it in cinemas. They're also partnering with a fairly respectable production company, DNA Films, to get it done. DNA was responsible for such »
"I am the Law!" Does that quote give you goosebumps or nightmares? Sylvester Stallone uttered those words as Judge Dredd in the awful 1995 sci-fi action flick, featuring Diane Lane as his partner, Rob Schneider as his comic sidekick, Armand Assante as the villain, and Max von Sydow as the Chief Justice. Now a new version of the British comic strip character will be coming to the big screen, with production scheduled to begin next year, according to an announcement at the 2000 Ad web site.
Judge Dredd began life in the second issue of the magazine anthology 2000 Ad. In a time when Judges are running a huge megapolis, Judge Dredd was empowered to enforce the law, sentence offenders, and carry out the punishment. The premise sounded ideal for adaptation, but the 1995 movie version, directed by Danny Cannon, was tired and generic; Schneider was especially annoying. It lacked any zip or zest »
- Peter Martin
Is thirteen years long enough to forget a grievous wrong? Well, the creators of Judge Dredd are about to find out because the powers that be have officially greenlit a follow-up to the 1995 travesty, more than a decade after it first polluted our screens.For such an iconic character in British comics, Dredd was horribly portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in the Danny Cannon film. The bright lights and myriad perps of Mega City One wasted on some bilge that saw Dredd banished to the Cursed Earth within the first hour by Armand Assante’s evil clone and inexplicably introduced Rob Schneider as a comedy sidekick. In short, it was Dreddful. Hope springs eternal, though, and Danny Boyle’s DNA films has snatched up the rights to return the famous Judge to our screens in a story that remains so far under wraps.With decades of Dredd canon to choose from »
According to an announcement on 2000 Ad’s message boards (via AICN), DNA films, along with Rebellion and and 2000 Ad, have greenlit a new Judge Dredd film. According to the Rebellion’s CEO and Creative Director, “We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen.” Production is scheduled to begin in 2009.
This news is a bit shocking to me, as I remember that the first Dredd film, which starred Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider, was widely regarded as one of the biggest financial failures of all time, requiring a production budget of almost $100 million, but only earning a small fraction of that back domestically. Furthermore, critics weren’t too kind to it either. Nonetheless, with an interesting, developed and wildly popular sci-fi universe, and with the company behind Sunshine and »
- David Chen
Keri Russell and Courteney Cox matched their black sashes but weren't accompanied by their husbands at the Bedtime Stories premiere in La last night. Adam Sandler brought his wife, Jackie, who Keri recently thanked for helping cast her in the movie. Russell Brand stayed away from his costar and ex, Teresa Palmer, but did mention that he's hoping to share a New Year's kiss with a Jonas Brother. Sadie, Sunny, Coco, and River didn't come to this screening, but seeing mom or dad's movie should make for a special gift in addition to all of the other holiday season fun. To see more photos including Teresa Palmer, Guy Pearce, and others just read more. Images include: Adam Sandler, Adam Shankman, Aisha Tyler, Guy Pearce, Keri Russell, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer, Courteney Cox, Rob Schneider, Russell Brand, Jackie Sandler Source »
After a week of feverish internal conflict, the Screen Actors Guild held its most recent town hall meeting for members Wednesday night at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel. Approximately 570 West Coast members filed in to hear guild leaders Alan Rosenberg and Doug Allen reiterate their pitch for passing a strike authorization.
A similar meeting on Monday night in New York, the locus of the more moderate faction of the guild and about 25% of the membership, followed 36 hours of escalating rhetoric. The gathering devolved into a combative argument over the merits and timing of the vote as well as several calls for the negotiating committee to be replaced and its leaders to resign.
The Hollywood wing of the guild, which reps about 60% of the membership, has generally been much more supportive of guild president Rosenberg and chief negotiator Allen and the authorization vote. Hundreds turned out for an educational town hall meeting held in L. »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
nbspITS hard to believe but Robert Pattinson isnt the only dreamboat in Twilight.What makes this fastrising 24yearold actor even more of a dream is that he was born in Singapore and lived in Jakarta as a child.So close yet so far especially since hes based in Los Angeles now but calls Midland Texas home.In Twilight Rathbone plays Jasper Hale Alice Cullens twitchy vampire soulmate who has the ability to control the emotions of people around him and is a latecomer to the Cullen familys vegetarian lifestyle.For his role the colourblind 1.7mtall heartthrob had to bleach his naturally curly brown hair blond and wear coloured contacts.Rathbone has been acting professionally for a few years appearing in TV shows like Beautiful People The Oc and Close To Home.Most recently he played a hippie jailbird in the Rob Schneider comedy Big Stan and has the Donnie Darko »
Baz Luhrmann's Australia has debuted at number one at the Aussie box office. The big-budget epic knocks Quantum Of Solace into second, while Rob Schneider's latest comedy vehicle Big Stan enters at three. John Erick Dowdle's horror Quarantine goes straight in at four, while teen road movie Sex Drive charts at five. The top ten in full: 1. (-) Australia - $$4,168,402
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- By Alex Fletcher
More and more Jackson Rathbone I am not complaining. I like hearing about the other cast members besides Kristen and Rob. Movieblog Twilights Jackson Rathbone strikes up a new tunenbspWhile most of the stars of Twilight are likely to be inundated with offers Jackson Rathbone had already figured out what hell be doing for the next few months pursuing his musical career. Jackson who plays Jasper and his jazzrock band 100 Monkeys are set to release their first Ep and album and will have a regular gig at the L.A. bar called the 24K Lounge. Not that hell be neglecting acting. The 23yearold plays a hippie in the Rob Schneider comedy Big Stan now screening here hes completed the Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko as a nerd who falls in love with Darkos younger sister and hes been in London shooting the Clive Barker horror film Dread. Born in Singapore »
Before you start spewing out the names of Hollywood's most annoying men as if some sort of gag reflex has taken over your -- Rob Schneider! -- body, let me set this up for you: Variety tells us Disney has picked up a comedy script called The World's Most Annoying Man, written by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (those magicians behind Nick's Kenan and Kel), and so far no one has approached me to star ... which is good, I suppose. There's no director or cast attached yet, but Andy Fickman (director of upcoming Race to Witch Mountain) is producing.
And what could a film called The World's Most Annoying Man possibly be about? Animated squirrel chess champions? Um, no. Actually, the film will tell of a man who must travel across the country with his really annoying brother en route to his own wedding. Kinda sounds like Tommy Boy (or »
- Erik Davis
New York -- Image Entertainment is getting a makeover. The home video and music outfit is being sold to media investment group subsidiary NYX Acquisitions in a $100 million deal, and will operate as a privately held entity.
The deal includes the assumption of Image's outstanding debt: $31.74 million as of the last reported quarter. Image stockholders are getting a good deal in these rough economic times. Each will receive $2.75 per share in cash under the merger terms, a 299% premium to the Nov. 20 closing share price of $0.69 and a 267% premium to the latest 30-day average closing price of $0.75.
Nyx is a subsidiary of new media investment group Q Black, LLC, led by co-founder and CEO Joe Bretz. Image Cfo Jeff Framer says Bretz has followed the company since producing its Rob Schneider-toplined feature "The Chosen One," and his interest in digital technology dovetailed with Image's distribution strengths. Image's 3,500 DVD titles and »
- By Gregg Goldstein
The comic played the unlikely gigolo in two movies, but now insists the franchise is "done".
He tells website MovieHole.net, "(I was) chasing a movie to chase a hit (with the first sequel)... It worked before, so we thought the sequel might work.
"If you're lucky to capture a little bit of magic it's like capturing lightning in a jug. To try and recapture that is foolish. That to me, artistically and financially - the studio made, like, a behemoth amount out of the first one, like $350 million - was such a good lesson.
"I was kinda relieved when it (the sequel) didn't hit big, because it meant I'll never have to do it again. I don't want to be that guy." »
If you've seen Death at a Funeral, I'm sure you were thinking: Forget Ewen Bremner, Alan Tudyk, and the rest of them! I want an urbanized remake of Chris Rock! If you did, you should be overjoyed to learn that The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Rock is producing, starring, and co-writing (with Aeysha Carr) an "urban reworking" of the comedy. It's supposed to be "a hysterical, completely new reimagining" of the original, but while words like "hysterical" and "urban" are perfectly good for a film, I'm getting Guess Who twitches. But man, I'd love to be wrong.
Meanwhile, after taking an almost decade-long hiatus from the big screen, Variety reports that Lauren Hutton has signed on for David Duchovny's The Joneses, along with Glenne Headly and Gary Cole. The movie is just like you'd assume it to be -- what life is really like for "The Joneses" -- »
- Monika Bartyzel
Things were going pretty well for a while for Rob Schneider. While he was never the star of a breakout hit, he had a string of movies that were at least doing okay including The Hot Chick, Deuce Bigalow, Benchwarmers and The Animal. But lately it seems as if things aren't go so well for the former you can do it! guy. His own films are going direct-to-dvd (Big Stan) and now he's co-starring in indie sex comedies with the likes of Jenna Dewan, seen to the right doing her best to contain her »
- Mike Sampson
Rob Schneider is taking a break from hilariously racist characters in Adam Sandler movies to make another sex comedy. Because the Deuce Bigalow franchise was just so good, the world needs more Rob Schneider penis jokes. We cannot live without them. I assume they're big in France or something. Variety says he'll star opposite Step-Up's Jenna Dewan in a movie called Virgin on Bourbon Street, which will not in fact be shot on Bourbon Street, but in Detroit later this week. Doesn't refusing to shoot in Lousiana make you Sean Penn's mortal enemy or something? Watch your back Schneider. The film is about a sexually abstinent college-coed whose university "career" is threatened after she cuts loose for a night of wild debauchery. Note to college students: there is no such thing as a "university career". There is only sucking your parents dry until you get a piece of paper »
After the $230 million success of Get Smart this past summer, Steve Carell can now officially do whatever he wants. As it turns out, what he wants is to be Adam Sandler. Variety says Steve has formed a production company called Carousel Prods and signed a 3 year first look deal with Warner Brothers. How will he use it? To make movies with his buddies. Carell says, "My idea was to partner with friends of mine, people I trusted, with whom I share a certain sensibility... have some ideas for films, but I've gotten to know so many people who are funny, talented and fertile with ideas that I'm confident this very strong base of friendships will lead to projects." This is exactly how every Adam Sandler movie got made. Sandler makes movies with his buddies, and the result has been big money for Sandler... and an undeserved career for Rob Schneider. »
Fans of Everybody Hates Chris can't wait to see the fourth season of the show, which hits airwaves tonight at 8pm on the CW. The show, which is loosely based on the teenage experiences of creator Chris Rock, stars Tyler James Williams as Chris, Tichina Arnold as Rochelle, Terry Crews as Julius, Tequan Richmond as Drew, Vincent Martella as Greg and Imani Hakim Tonya. Rock also serves as the narrator of the show.
On this season of Everybody Hates Chris, Chris will head to high school, where he will have to deal with a fresh batch of difficult people, terror teachers, all while juggling the chaotic world that is his family life.
Creator Chris Rock, who began doing stand-up comedy in 185 in New York, became a member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he gained exposure alongside Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Chris Farley. »
By Alison Willmore
If "Bangkok Dangerous," with Nicolas Cage as a hitman in Bangkok moping over both his career choices and a girl, felt familiar -- well, that's probably because it's derivative of many a sad assassin movie that's come before. But it's also a remake, and not just your run-of-the-mill Hollywood retread of a foreign film. "Bangkok Dangerous" finds Hong Kong-born sibling directing team Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun remaking their own debut, a 1999 Thai-language film of the same name, and joining that growing club of directors who've headed to the U.S. to try an English take on their own movie. While the set-up makes sense -- subtitle-avoidant audiences here prefer a language and actors they're familiar with, and who knows the ins and outs of a project better than whoever helmed it the first time out? -- these remakes have a higher chance of stinkiness than the already dubious average redo. »
- Alison Willmore
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