10 items from 2009
Jon Bon Jovi has claimed that he will never act again because he finds the audition process too tough. The singer has starred in several films, including Pay It Forward and U-571, and has also made guest appearances on TV shows The West Wing, Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. The star was recently lined up to appear in police drama Criminal Minds, but later turned the project down and his role was handed to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. (more) »
- By Oli Simpson
Jon Bon Jovi has insisted that he wants "no part" of the superficial Hollywood lifestyle. The Bon Jovi rocker, who acted in films Pay It Forward and U-571, said that he would never consider turning his back on his New Jersey roots and move to Los Angeles. He told the New York Post: "I know one thing. I am definitely not a product of that Hollywood-style life. I don't like how they live, what they do, or even (more) »
- By Oli Simpson
Warmoth is out today. So @geminibros is here to steer the great ship Twitter-Wood. [insert requisite grumbling here]. [insert requisite praising of Warmoth's patience and skill in crafting this daily column here].
Today's Twitter-Wood report is light on variety, but with good cause. Bob Saget's new lady-love took the TwitPic prize, though Eliza Dushku followed close behind for shouting out to her "Dollhouse" fans. There's also a mini-update from "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and a Brett Ratner burn from writer Brian Lynch. The highlight though is an exchange between pals Jason Reitman, Edgar Wright and Diablo Cody. Mr. Wright made some comments about the upcoming John Travolta/Robin Williams-starring family comedy "Old Dogs" and he caught some heat for it. Hilarity, of course, ensues. I'm @geminibros and this is your Twitter-Wood report for September 25, 2009.
Twitter Pic of the Day
bobsaget So many people are judging me and all I've done is find the woman I've always wanted to be with... http://twitpic.com/j3e88
-Bob Saget, »
- Adam Rosenberg
At Sdcc, stars of AMC’s anticipated mini-series “The Prisoner,” including James Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line, Pay It Forward), Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I) and Lennie James (“Jericho”) participated in a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the highly anticipated six-part series. The panel also featured “The Prisoner” writer Bill Gallagher (Conviction, Clocking Off) and AMC’s Vlad Wolynetz, vice president of production. It was moderated by producer and director Robert Meyer Burnett. Check out the 4 part video of the Sdcc panel: [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel1.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 1 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel2.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 2 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel3.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 3 [flashvideo filename="videos/ThePrisonerPanel4.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Prisoner Panel Part 4 “The Prisoner,” is a re-imagination of the 1960s cult classic created by the late Patrick McGoohan, and premieres this »
Thanks to our friends over at The Twilight Lexicon and His Golden Eyes we have some Comic Con scoop for you today. Reportedly Robert Pattinson Taylor Lautner and Jamie CampbellBower are among those attending. Read below for morenbspAccording to a press release from AMC Jamie CampbellBower will be attending. Though hes listed as attending on behalf of the AMC miniseries he appears in there is no mention of whether he will attend for his role in The Twilight Saga New MoonStars of AMCs highly anticipated miniseries The Prisoner including Jim Caviezel The Passion of the Christ Thin Red Line Pay It Forward Jamie CampbellBower Sweeney Todd The Twilight Saga New Moon and Lennie James Jericho descend on Comic Con 2009 for a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the highly anticipated sixpart series. According to Taylor Lautner Daily Taylor is confirmed to attend pending schedule conflictsTL Daily has confirmed that »
I was a huge fan of the original 1960s version of this innovative and hugely entertaining series, which was created, written by and starred the fantastic Patrick McGoohan. So naturally, when AMC announced their new version, I was a bit skeptical because how could an updated version of the show ever live up to the cult classic original? Until now, there hasn’t been much info to go on to see if my suspicions are correct. But fortunately, AMC is poised to unleash a whole lot of stuff about their version of The Prisoner later this month at Comic-Con.
AMC will host a panel at Comic-Con featuring the stars and producers of its upcoming mini-series. Joining the panel will be Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Thin Red Line, Pay It Forward), Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Lennie James (Jericho). The panel, which is scheduled for Friday, »
- Chris Ullrich
Where has this project been hiding? ComingSoon has announced the official cast for MGM's Mandrake the Magician, based on Lee Falk's comic strip. Early last year, Jonathan Rhys Meyers had apparently been cast as Mandrake, but now the role will go to Hayden Christensen, with Djimon Hounsou joining in as a supporting character. The film is being co-written by Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, Jv Hart, and Ian Jeffers. Mimi Leder, of The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and Pay It Forward most recently, will direct. So does this mean Mandrake will finally move into production sometime later this year? In the film, Jackson Mandrake (Christensen) is an underground magician and escapologist. Following a daring escape from an SUV dropped out of an plane, he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung out of a maximum security jail. Hypnosis, contortion, distraction and technical »
- Alex Billington
Acclaimed actresses Angie Dickinson and Laura Leighton are set to headline the world premier of the Hallmark Channel Original movie "Mending Fences". Three-time Emmy nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Dickinson ("Pay It Forward") and Golden Globe nominee Leighton ("Melrose Place") star as a mother daughter duo living in a rural community rife with big town problems.
Leighton plays Kelly Faraday, a television reporter who moves back to her hometown with her teenage daughter Kamilla (Shanley Caswell, "Zoey 101"). Believing she has escaped from the urban flurry, Kelly returns home to find the town in the middle of a heated land crisis.
Kelly, her mother Ruth Hanson (Dickinson) and her ex-boyfriend Walt (David Lee Smith, "CSI: Miami") work in unison to halt casino developments which pose a threat to the town's water supply. The water rights battle and the ensuing struggle with defiant citizens serve as a backdrop for the »
Patrons of coffee shops in a Us city have been purchasing beverages for strangers in a new kindness movement. Starbucks customers have been anonymously picking up the tabs of fellow visitors under the optional scheme, which is becoming increasingly popular in Birmingham, Alabama. The movement originates back to 2000, when Catherine Ryan Hyde encouraged random acts of kindness in her book Pay It Forward. A Starbucks spokeswoman explained that the idea's recent popularity is "consumer-driven", adding (more) »
- By Daniel Kilkelly
I'm almost certain no one reading this has ever heard of The Code. It's a heist movie about jewel thieves starring Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, and Radha Mitchell. Thanks to Get The Big Picture, we've got our first look at the poster for the film. While it's titled The Code on the poster, it's also being called Thick as Thieves. In the film, Freeman plays a veteran thief who recruits a young crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob. I really love the old school look of this poster, but as for the movie itself, that is yet to be seen. Either way, take a first look at this heist film below. The Code aka Thick as Thieves is directed by veteran filmmaker Mimi Leder, of The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and Pay It Forward previously. The screenplay was »
- Alex Billington
10 items from 2009
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