9 items from 2012
Dave Navarro is to appear on FX series Sons of Anarchy. The rock musician - who has played with Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers - will portray a gang member on the biker drama, TVLine reports. His character - part of Latino gang the Byz-Lats - is associated with Neron 'Nero' Padilla (Jimmy Smits). Though best known as a guitarist, 45-year-old Navarro has acted sporadically since the early 1990s, appearing in an episode of Martial Law, the 2003 film Uptown Girls with Brittany Murphy and NBC's Fcu: Fact Checkers Unit. Sons (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Here's an awesome series of photos that recreate famous movie scenes using screen grabs, a cheap printer, a keen eye for movie locations and some fairly steady hands. They were taken by Christopher Moloney, a writer for the show OutFront on CNN. These are just part of the over 200 locations he's shot so far, most of which were taken on his walk to work from his home on East 75th Street and First Avenue to Columbus Circle.
It all started out with the photo above, which features a scene from Ghostbusters with Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. He started out taking these photos with his BlackBerry and sharing them only with family and friends. He has since upgraded his camera and gained worldwide attention from your average teenager to movie aficionados.
As his FILMography tumblr has become more popular across the globe, he's had the opportunity to go international with his photos as well. »
- Eli Reyes
1. Born Jesse Gordon Spencer on February 12, 1979 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents -- Robyn and Rodney -- are politically active in Australia and have run several times as candidates in federal and state elections.
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Depressing though it might be to action fans, there is only one truly bankable tough guy left who can prop up his own picture, and that man is Jason Statham. Thankfully, teaming with eclectic director Boaz Yakin – whose CV ranges from inspirational sports film (Remember the Titans) to cutesy comedy (Uptown Girls) – proved a wise choice, for Safe is one of The Stath’s more solidly entertaining vehicles for quite some time.
Shake the fact that the plot is shamelessly similar to Bruce Willis’ mediocre action thriller Mercury Rising, and there is plenty to enjoy here. Statham plays Luke Wright, a suicidal former NYPD cop who saves a 12-year old Chinese math whizz, Mei (Catherine Chan), whose gift for remembering numbers is being exploited to help the Triads’ bank roll. After rescuing her, Wright then has to fend off not only the Triads, but the Russian »
- Shaun Munro
Dakota Fanning turns 18 today -- and this starlet has a whole lifetime of accomplishments and accolades already under belt!Dakota’s first break came from a national Tide commercial at the age of five, after which her family decided to permanently move from Conyers, Georgia to Los Angeles, California in support of her promising career. But it was Dakota's starring role in the 2001 film “I am Sam” opposite Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer that put her on the map. The film earned her a Best Young Actress Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, in addition to a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards (she is the youngest star to receive a nominee to date). Dakota’s gone on to star in major Blockbuster hits with some of the best in the biz, including Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Mike Myers, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Robert DeNiro. »
- tooFab Staff
Shiloh Fernandez has landed the highly coveted lead role in FilmDistrict and Mandate’s Evil Dead reboot, according to Variety.
The movie will send the Red Riding Hood actor back into the woods and to a remote cabin where a group of teens discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons they can’t control.
Although officially dubbed a remake of the 1981 classic, the new horror penned and to be directed by Fede Alvarez has a new take on the material and does not include the character of Ash, made famous by Bruce Campbell and original director Sam Raimi.
- Matt Holmes
Fede Alvarez writes and directs the reinvention of 1981 cult classic 'Dead' about a group of teens who holed up in a remote cabin who discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons they cannot control.
Shooting on it kicks off at the end of the month in New York City. Filming on 'Dead' commences later this year. »
- Garth Franklin
While The Evil Dead remake recently lost its star as Lily Collins was forced to drop out due to scheduling issues, director Fede Alvarez has settled on his male lead. Variety reports that Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) is set to star in the pic, which is an update of the 1981 horror film which centered on a group of teens holed up in a remote cabin who discover the Book of the Dead. The remake will maintain the same central plot device of the original, but Bruce Campbell’s character of Ash will not appear. The project is in good hands, as Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert are all onboard as producers. Now Alvarez and Co. will move on to casting the female lead of the project. In addition to The Evil Dead, Variety also reports that Fernandez has landed the starring role in Deep Powder. Mo Ogrodnik (Uptown Girls) is set to direct, »
- Adam Chitwood
Two years after actress Brittany Murphy's shocking death at the age of 32, her parents continue to battle with authorities over just what happened. In the latest development, Murphy's father, Angelo Bertolotti, has filed suit against the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, according to Radar Online, in an effort to gain access to hair samples in the department's possession.
Bertolotti disputes the coroner's ruling that Murphy died from pneumonia and anemia, and believes that testing the samples will prove him right.
The "Uptown Girls" actress's husband, Simon Monjack, discovered her body inside their Hollywood Hills home on Dec. 20, 2009. Just five months later, Monjack died -- also as a result of pneumonia and anemia, according to the coroner.
Last month, Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, sued her former lawyers for legal malpractice, according to the UK's Daily Mail. Sharon was reportedly interested in naming the builders of the home in which Murphy »
- Kiki Von Glinow
9 items from 2012
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