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Star-studded Valentine’s Day!

Posted in Movies with tags on September 21, 2009 by funofmovie

Valentine’s Day, directed by Pretty Woman helmer Garry Marshall, is a real star-studded premiere. From to , from Twilight hottie to and (reportedly) Joe Jonas from , this is gonna be a hot February 12 premiere, guys!


Valentine’s Day is a compilation of 10 slightly interconnected stories of make-up and break-up on Valentine’ s Day and how people handle the burden and pressure the holiday brings along.

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Mamma Mia! Breaks Titanic Record

Posted in Movies with tags , , on December 18, 2008 by funofmovie

Move over Titanic, the dancing queens from Mamma Mia! are taking over. Mamma Mia! has officially become the biggest box office hit in the UK, heating out Leo and Kate’s hit movie ‘Titanic’.

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The movie, starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, has taken in 69.05 million pounds ($106.75 million) since its premiere on July 18. Titanic previously held the record with 69.03 million pounds, or $106.66 million.

Universal Pictures International president David Kosse explains to the Telegraph why the musical was such a success,

“‘Mamma Mia!’ is pure escapism, proving a fun and inexpensive way to forget about the state of the economy for a couple of hours.”

For Mamma Mia! to make history in this way and beat Titanic, which has held the record in the U.K. since 1998, is truly phenomenal. This film has exceeded our expectations and delighted audiences around the world since it opened in July.”

Premiere: Mariah Carey’s ‘Right to Dream’

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on December 14, 2008 by funofmovie

(Dec. 8) – It’s been seven years since Mariah Carey played her most well-known theatrical role in 2001’s slightly autobiographical movie ‘Glitter,’ but she hasn’t gotten rid of the acting bug just yet. Carey stars as Krystal, an aspiring singer who flees from her controlling husband and sets off on a journey with two brothers, in her new film, ‘Tennessee,’ due in select theaters in March 2009.

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Acting efforts aside, Carey co-wrote a leading track from the movie — called ‘Right to Dream’ — with Willie Nelson, and she performed it with Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, for the soundtrack. Check out the video premiere of ‘Right to Dream,’ which is chock full of ‘Tennessee’ footage.


New Harry Potter Featurettes

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on December 11, 2008 by funofmovie

As all you Harry Potter fans know ABC has been doing a whole slew of Harry Potter coverage. Below you can checkout 4 new behind the scenes featurettes which aired on ABC

Also do not forget that you can win a trip to walk onto the set of the very next Harry Potter film. Definitely something that you die hard fans would enjoy. Or for that matter anyone looking for a free trip to london.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button hits LA

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags , on December 10, 2008 by funofmovie

and Cate Blanchet starring The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button premiered in Hollywood Monday night. The party was all A-list and glam. The leading stars glamed up the red carpet with other big names showing up to support them.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

and were probably among the most photographed that night. They both looked blissfully happy and stunning. Angelina donned en elegant black dress, looking a bit boring against other female celebs to visit the premiere. I liked her vintage earrings and her light make up. Brad opted for a three-piece classic tuxedo. Brad’s parents were there to support their celebrity son.

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Johnny Depp As The Mad Hatter Alice In Wonderland

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2008 by funofmovie

According to this is the first pic of Johnny Depp’s character ‘the Mad Hatter’ from the upcoming Tim Burton movie Alice in Wonderland.

Depp will appear alongside co-stars Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman.

The film is written by Linda Woolverton and based on the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland. It is set to be in theaters on March 5, 2010.


I Am Legend 2

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on November 28, 2008 by funofmovie

Right about now I bet Will Smith and the group of studio suits responsible for the ending of I Am Legend are wishing they’d gone with the alternative version squirreled away in the film’s DVD extra features. If you’ve seen I Am Legend then you know that at the end of the theatrical version, Will Smith’s character very clearly dies.


He blows himself up to buy time for someone else to escape with the cure. In the alternate version which wasn’t used, he lives and drives off to fight another day. So when they started work on a follow up to the film, word was that it would be a prequel since, with Will Smith dead, a sequel would be nearly impossible.

Now it looks like they may have done a complete about face. According to a scooper at AICN they’ve scrapped they’re prequel plans and decided to make I Am Legend 2 a straight up sequel. Rather than taking place in the middle time period we didn’t see in the first film, when the plague is just taking hold and there are groups of survivors, the next movie may take up right where the last one left off.

Does that mean Will Smith won’t be in I Am Legend 2? That seems unlikely. He’s the big draw to this project, without him it becomes barely better than a direct-to-DVD sequel. He’s also involved in developing the second one, which wouldn’t make any sense if it’s not something he’s going to star in. No there’s probably something much worse going on here. Somewhere in Hollywood a team of writers is sitting around thinking up ways in which to undermine the original movie’s already awful ending by thinking up some lame excuse for Will Smith not to be dead. He was blown clear of the explosion! An accident with one of his experiments, which happened entirely off camera, gave him superpowers! He’s a ghost wreaking vengeance on those nasty mutants who did him wrong! Insert your own lame, soap opera like reason for him to live here. It probably won’t be worse than whatever they come up with. Let’s hope this rumor gets debunked, and soon.