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DVD Playhouse--May 2010

DVD Playhouse—May 2010

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Allen Gardner

Avatar (20th Century Fox) James Cameron beat his own title as box office champ, set with Titanic over a decade ago, with this eye-popping sci-fi epic about a paraplegic Marine name Sully (Sam Worthington), who takes the form of an “avatar,” or virtual being, to go undercover on the planet Pandora, attempting to infiltrate the native Na’vi to gather intelligence that will aid a joint corporate and military operation to rape the planet of its natural resources, destroying its indigenous population in the process. When Sully suddenly “goes native,” he locks horns with the company CEO (Giovanni Ribisi) and his gung-ho commanding officer (Stephen Lang, in a wonderful, scenery-chewing turn from a long-underrated actor). Thought of by many scholars and film buffs as a “game-changer” as much as the first Star Wars film was—and they may be right. While Cameron’s politically-correct
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Kaley Cuoco Moves to the Silver Screen - Secures Roles in I Hop and The Last Ride

Kaley Cuoco is making her move. The female star of the CBS hit show, The Big Bang Theory, has won the lead female role in I Hop, a live-action/CG-animation comedy produced by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. I Hop marks Cuoco’s first major studio feature role, an important distinction considering her last few films have been straight-to-dvd fare like Killer Movie, Cougar Club and the Lifetime classic, To Be Fat Like Me. In I Hop, Cuoco helps take care of the Easter Bunny’s (voiced by Russell Brand) son after her unemployed and irresponsible brother (James Marsden) accidently injures the child. Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) will direct.

To counter-balance the broad comedy of I Hop, Cuoco will also be appearing in Harry Thomason (The Hunting of the President) independent film, The Last Ride. She will play a gas-station owner who has a brief fling with the
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Celebrity Biography: Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco is still only in her twenties and she's already starred in three major television series: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (TV), Charmed (TV), and the current hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory (TV). Actually, it's four popular shows if one includes the animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (TV). The California native was born Kaley Christine Cuoco on November 30, 1985, to Gary Cuoco and Layne Anne Wingate, and was only six when she kicked off her career as a model and actress. Her first screen credit was the made-for-television movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992), and that was soon followed by a variety of TV guest shots and film appearances, including My So-Called Life (TV), Virtuosity (1995), Picture Perfect (1997), the Disney Channel movie Alley Cats Strike (1999), Growing Up Brady (2000), in which she portrayed Maureen McCormick, and 7th Heaven (TV). Her big break came in 2002, when the petite, blue-eyed blond landed the
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Lifetime rushes trio for 'Sorority' movie

Lifetime is engaging in "Sorority Wars."

Courtney Thorne-Smith and Lucy Hale are set and Faith Ford is in negotiations to star in a new Lifetime original movie set in the cut-throat world of college sororities.

"Sorority" centers on an 18-year-old freshman (Hale) who ignites a full-blown sorority war after she snubs Delta, the sorority co-founded by her mother (Thorne-Smith) and her mother's college best friend (Ford), in favor of the more laid-back and less gossipy Kappa.

James Hayman ("Ugly Betty") is set to direct the movie from a script by Michelle Lovretta ("To Be Fat Like Me"). Patricia Clifford and Frank von Zerneck are exec producing through their Patricia Clifford Prods. and von Zerneck/Sertner Films.

Production on the movie is slated to begin April 27th in Vancouver.

"According to Jim" co-star Thorne-Smith is repped by Paradigm. Hale co-stars on the CW's drama "Privileged," while comedy veteran Ford most recently appeared on ABC's "Carpoolers.
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'Gay, Straight' takes in 1.3 mil

Lifetime's new reality series Gay, Straight or Taken? averaged 1.3 million total viewers in its debut at 8 p.m. Monday, with a second episode at 8:30 p.m. drawing 1.6 million, the latter of which was on par with the premiere of Lifetime's now defunct reality show Cheerleader Nation in March. Following Gay, the Lifetime original movie To Be Fat Like Me, which aired at 9 p.m., averaged 3.7 million total viewers, above the 3.3 million average of all of Lifetime's original movies in 2006.

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