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Django Unchained – Kudos for Quentin Tarantino @ Rome Film Festival

28 December 2012 9:38 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The 7th Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma) will confer its Lifetime Achievement Award to Quentin Tarantino. The American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, winner of an Oscar® for Pulp Fiction, the author of extraordinary works such as Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill:Vol.1, Kill Bill:Vol.2 and Inglourious Basterds, will receive the award on January 4th on the occasion of the gala screening of the new film he has written and directed, Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington. The celebrated film-composer Ennio Morricone will be presenting the award to the director. “Quentin Tarantino’s vision has radically influenced our collective imagery over the past twenty years – explains Marco Müller, artistic director of the Rome Film Festival – Tarantino is a profoundly American yet very European filmmaker, because the relationship he has established with cinema and its »

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NBC Officially Passes on Mockingbird Lane

27 December 2012 4:20 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mockingbird Lane proved to be a dead end.

NBC has decided not to order to series the reboot of The Munsters, which had been shepherded by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies).

“I tweet with a heavy heart,” Fuller said on Thursday. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.

The Mockingbird Lane pilot — which NBC aired as a pre-Halloween special — drew 5.4 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, giving the network its best demo in the Fridays-at-8 time slot in two years. After its debut, TVLine readers gave the sneak peek an average »

- Vlada Gelman

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Teaser Trailer for The Devil’s Carnival: Episode 2

26 December 2012 9:22 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After the success of the first segment of The Devil’s Carnival, a second chapter is on the way and the first teaser trailer has been released. While the first chapter focused on hell, the new teaser promises to give us a better look at heaven. We’ve included information on the first chapter below, along with the second chapter teaser video. A full trailer is expected early next month.

“In The Devil’S Carnival, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings? Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’S Carnival to find out!

The Devil’S Carnival features twelve original songs, written by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, directed by Bousman, produced »

- Jonathan James

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Alexa Vega Divorced from Husband Sean Covel - Demi Moore Says Delay in Her Split, Not Her Fault

25 December 2012 2:56 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Alexa Vega is officially divorced. Alex, 24, an actress whose first big role was "Spy Kids", split from her 36-year-old ex back in July after two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences" and the divorce was just granted, reports TMZ. More celebrity divorce notes... Demi Moore has hit back at reports suggesting she delayed her divorce. The 'Margin Call' star - whose estranged husband Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce last week, more than a year after they split in November 2011 - insists she didn't hold up the proceedings and claims she wanted to legally end her marriage from the day she left the 34-year-old 'Two And A Half' men star following his fling with Sara Leal in San Diego. Sources close to the 50-year-old actress told gossip website TMZ.com said she was not stalling things and explained that their financial issues held up their divorce. The insiders say »

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'Spy Kids' Star Alexa Vega -- Happy New Year! I'm Divorced, Bitches

24 December 2012 12:30 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

It's official ... "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega is a 24-year-old divorcee -- because her split from her much older ex-husband has been finalized ... just days before New Year's!!!TMZ broke the story ... the actress filed for divorce from her 36-year-old ex back in July after two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences."Vega and her producer ex Sean Covel were married in October 2010, back when Vega was just 21. They have no children.Should old acquaintance »

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Eli Roth Wraps Filming on The Green Inferno, Posts New Photo

22 December 2012 3:50 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Eli Roth went off to shoot The Green Inferno early last month in the Amazon and announced that filming has just wrapped. Along with the news, Roth posted a new photo from the set with him and some of the cannibals from the movie. 

The Green Inferno was written by Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, and follows ”a naive group of student activists from New York City who travel to the remote jungles of Peru, where they plan to stage a protest, but instead encounter a tribe of cannibals.”

There are no release details yet, but here is the list of actors you’ll see in the film: Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X), Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), and Sky Ferreira.

This will be the first feature  film for Eli Roth since 2007′s Hostel: Part II and we’re excited »

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Warner Bros. Hires Writer To Adapt Dan Gutman's The Genius Files

19 December 2012 12:16 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Dan Gutman.s The Genius Files is the latest hit teen-lit series that will be making the leap from the page to the screen as Hollywood continues to scratch the itch triggered by the financial successes of The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games. Part Spy Kids, part James Bond, the books revolve around Coke and Pepsi McDonald, 12-year-old twins who are part of an extremely secret government program that relies on young masterminds to help solve world-threatening problems. THR reports that up-and-coming commercial director Robert Rugan has just been hired by Warner Bros. to bang out the screenplay for the first installment of Genius Files on screen, with an eye toward handing the script off to someone else to direct. The first Genius Files book came out in January 2011. One more followed and a third is due in 2013, meaning Warner has material to create a franchise if audiences respond »

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Warner Bros. Adapting Children’s Book Series ‘The Genius Files’ With Writer Robert Rugan

18 December 2012 11:00 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. is adapting the popular children’s book series The Genius Files (written by Dan Gutman) into a possible big-budget franchise.  They’ve hired commercial director Robert Rugan to write the screenplay, although currently there’s no plans for him to direct the project should it get the greenlight.

THR describes the plot:

“[The Genius Files] revolves around 12-year-old twins who are recruited to be part of a secret government experiment that uses young geniuses to solve complex national problems. The pair must fight for their lives while on a road trip with their family.”

They solve complex national problems?  Like the fiscal cliff and gun control?  Cool!  Er, what’s that?…. ohhh, you mean they’re like Spy Kids, fighting Alan Cumming and stop-motion monsters?  That’s cool too, I guess.

Source: THR »

- Matt Granados

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Ricky Gervais in Negotiations for 'The Muppets' Sequel

17 December 2012 1:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ricky Gervais is in negotiations to star in "The Muppets" sequel at Disney, a representative for the actor told TheWrap. Ty Burrell was cast in the film earlier this month after Christoph Waltz dropped out. James Bobin, who directed the 2011 Muppets film, is directing the sequel, which he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller. Filming is expected to begin in Europe early next year. The 2011 "Muppets" feature made $88 million at the U.S. box office. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing the sequel. Gervais' recent credits include "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in »

- Liza Foreman

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Alan Cumming Explains How His Gay Adoption Drama 'Any Day Now' Involved Bette Midler, His Love for Scotland and Voting for Obama

12 December 2012 8:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alan Cumming, the Scottish stage and screen star best known to audiences as a scene-stealing supporting player (he's appeared in everything from the "Spy Kids" franchise to Cher's latest vehicle "Burlesque" and the hit CBS TV series "The Good Wife"), takes center stage in "Any Day Now," a powerful indie that's won 10 audience awards on the festival circuit, including in Seattle and Chicago. Based on a true story and directed with restraint by Travis Fine (he helmed the similarly affecting drama "The Space Between" starring Melissa Leo), "Any Day Now" centers on Rudy (Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), a mismatched gay couple in the '70s who take in a boy with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) after he's abandoned by his junkie mother living next door. When their living arrangement comes to the attention of authorities, the two find themselves at the center of a nasty custody battle mired in. »

- Nigel M Smith

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Machete producers looking to block the release of Machete Kills

25 November 2012 3:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Overnight Productions, the producers of Robert Rodriguez's 2010 Grindhouse spin-off Machete, has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Rodriguez's Quick Draw Productions that could ultimately block the release of the upcoming sequel Machete Kills. According to Deadline, "Overnight claims that... they were not provided with Texas tax credit information as required under the agreement with Rodriguez's company [and] defendants have also failed and refused to provide the required budget information to Overnight Productions so that it can determine the producer fee owed with respect to the sequel."

Filming is already complete on the sequel, which was picked up for distribution by Open Road Films just last month and sees Danny Trejo returning as the hard-as-nails former Mexican Federale in order to stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly weapon into space. Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) also reprise their roles from the original, while »

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What’s Going On In This Bad Kids Go To Hell Trailer?!

23 November 2012 8:26 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Ok, so I’m not totally sure what to make of this Bad Kids Go To Hell movie just yet. We were sent the trailer via email; its got a catchy title, but is it horror? Do I post about it on the site? Or throw it under the “Beyond Fright” banner? At first glance of the following trailer, it looks like the filmmaker’s are attempting to do a modern day version of The Breakfast Club; hell they even have Judd Nelson in there in one of the adult roles. But then it looks like it takes a rather dark turn. Did they conjure up a nasty entity? Or is one of them killing the rest? Regardless, I’m not sure how to classify this flick but the press release under this video calls it The Grudge meets The Breakfast Club. So I figured it warranted a view. Check »

- Rob Galluzzo

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George Clooney Enters Alien Territory with Disney's 1952

12 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: George Clooney may enter alien territory with Disney's 1952. The actor-writer-producer is in talks to star in Brad Bird's extraterrestrial movie which is said to be kind of like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Clooney has taken on many roles in the past  -- including Spy Kids 3D -- but guy who makes contact with extraterrestrials is missing from his resume. He did star in Solaris, about a planet reading and messing with the minds of the astronauts and scientists studying it -- but that's not exactly the same thing. "Lost" creator and Damon Lindelof (Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus) and Jeff Jensen, who I believe is the Entertainment Weekly writer who also wrote the X-Men spinoff comic book "X-Factor". 

May 4, 2012 - Fresh off the success of directing his first live-action film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Brad Bird will helm 1952 for Disney. The project from "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof is »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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First official image of Alexa Vega in Machete Kills

11 November 2012 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alexa Vega has revealed via her Instagram account the first official image of her character Killjoy in the forthcoming Robert Rodriguez directed sequel Machete Kills. The young actress has certainly aged well after bursting onto our screens as a 13 year old teenager in the 2001 movie Spy Kids (also directed by Rodriguez):

Machete Kills is written and directed by Rodriguez and is the follow up to the popular 2010 film Machete starring Danny Trejo as the title character. The film also features a host of familiar names such as Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and The Furious), who will be reprising their roles from the first film as well as newcomers such as Sofía Vergara (Modern Family), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch), William Sadler (The Green Mile), Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire), Charlie Sheen (Anger Management) and Mel Gibson (Braveheart).

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Alexa Vega: 'Machete Kills' photo is way too sexy for a 'Spy Kid'

9 November 2012 6:20 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Alexa Vega is all grown up -- like, all the way grown up. The actress, best known for her pre-pubescent turn in the "Spy Kids" film series has reunited with director Robert Rodriguez for a more grown up role.

Vega stars in "Machete Kills," the sequel to Rodriguez' 2010 action exploitation film, "Machete." This time, instead of the young daughter of espionage agents, Rodriguez cast Alexa as KillJoy, "bodyguard of a whore house." 

Alexa tells THR she's kept in touch with Rodriguez since the first "Spy Kids" film. "One day he told me, 'I have a role for you, but I don't know if you're ready to do this,'" she says.

Maybe what Rodriguez should have been thinking about is whether the world is ready for Alexa Vega's clevage. The actress posted a photo to Twitter of an official film still, printed by Rolling Stone. In the photo, Alexa »

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Trouble Between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez?

9 November 2012 12:35 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Did Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break up after the Vs runway show? - D-Listed Model Devon Aoki is expecting her second child - People Robert Pattinson talks about his post-Twilight depression - Us Weekly Ashley Greene gets sexy for GQ UK - Si's Hot Clicks Is Brad Pitt's World War Z going to be as good as the book? - Lainey Gossip First look at Hangover 3 - HuffPost Entertainment Was Drake on Chatroulette? - BuzzFeed Kim Kardashian steps out looking stylish in London - Hollywood Tuna Which star skipped the Election Day voting line? - Pink Is the New Blog See Tom Cruise in a serious robo-suit for his new film - The Insider Rumer Willis hits the beach in a blue bikini - The Superficial Miley Cyrus to perform at the VH1 Divas show - JustJared Dree Hemingway takes a star turn - The Daily Beast Spy Kids »

- Lauren Turner

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'Spy Kids' Star Alexa Vega All Grown Up

9 November 2012 7:53 AM, PST | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Alexa Vega is determined to show she's not a kid anymore. Starring in the 2001 movie Spy Kids alongside Hollywood heavyweights Antonio Banderas, Teri Hatcher and Alan Cummings, Vega is now 24 years old and ready to flaunt her sexuality on the big screen.

Following in the footsteps of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, Vega has been posting a slew of sexy shots of herself on Twitter but it was the one of her in nothing but a bra and black leather chaps that caught the media's attention. The scantily-clad ensemble is for her new movie Machete Kills.

Related: Gaga Makes Movie Debut in Machete Kills

"The first time I walked out in my outfit on set, everyone was like, 'Wow, you're not allowed to wear that,'" the former child star told The Hollywood Reporter. "This was all about owning my sexuality. I worked really hard for it in a way that I never had to work hard for »

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"Spy Kids" Star Alexa Vega Shows Sexy Side in "Machete Kills"

8 November 2012 11:15 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

She's a "Spy Kid" no longer.Alexa Vega rose to fame thanks to her role in Robert Rodriguez's 2001 film when she was just 13. But now, 11 years later, she's working with the director again ... and clearly some things have changed.Vega, now 24, tweeted a brand new shot from the upcoming flick "Machete Kills" -- where she's seen sporting a blinged-out bikini top and chaps, a la Jessica Alba in "Sin City."“I’ve never worn anything this revealing for a shoot before… I had no idea how empowering it would be," Alexa tells JustJared about the sexy photo.You can see more of Alexa in action as "Killjoy" when "Machete Kills" opens next year.Check out the gallery above to see what her "Spy Kids" costar (plus more child actors) looks like today! Read more »

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Alexa Vega Tweets Out Revealing 'Machete Kills' Photo

8 November 2012 9:30 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Robert Rodriguez gave Alexa Vega her breakout role in "Spy Kids" when the actress was 12 years-old, and now that she's 24, the director is giving her the opportunity to show off her more—umm—adult side.

Vega tweeted out a picture from "Machete Kills," Rodriguez's follow-up to his "Grindhouse" spin off, and let's just say that her costume isn't exactly "Spy Kids" appropriate.

Check out the picture after the jump!

Vega plays a character named Killjoy, and from the looks of the photo, it sounds like a fitting moniker.

"Machete Kills" continues the adventure of the former Mexican federale played by Danny Trejo. This time around, the U.S. government and the president, played by professional mess Charlie Sheen, are turning to Machete for help to bring down a arms dealer, played by Mel Gibson, who plans on launching a missile attack.

What do you think of Vega's outfit? Let us »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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First Look Image: Alexa Vega in Machete Kills

8 November 2012 8:22 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Robert Rodriguez returns us to the world of Machete once more next year for the second film in the coming trilogy, Machete Kills.

Danny Trejo reprises his eponymous leading role, and after getting a great first official image of Trejo alongside Amber Heard last month, Alexa Vega has now put out our first official image of her in the film through Twitter.

Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”

Vega has of course worked with Rodriguez in the past, starring in all four of the Spy Kids films to date, and it’s easy to see that she’s very much grown up here in the image below, »

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