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2008 MTV Movie Awards – Airing Live On June 1!

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , on April 25, 2008 by funofmovie

The date’s been set and the producer secured: The 17th annual MTV Movie Awards will be airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 1.
MTV announced Tuesday (March 18) that Mark Burnett — the Emmy

Award-winning executive producer of such hit shows as “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “Rock Star,” “The Contender” and “My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad” — will be returning for his second year as the awards’ executive producer.
Last year’s MTV Movie Awards generated huge ratings, pulling in over 20 million viewers on its premiere night. This year’s ceremony will once again premiere live on MTV, with the show’s iconic golden popcorn prize up for grabs in categories ranging from Best Kiss to Best Villain.
“I’m looking forward to incorporating the viewers more than ever before, because I consider the MTV Movie Awards to be the most relevant movie award show in America today,”

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Tom Cruise’s Latest Film Pushed Back

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , , on April 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Things seem to have just gone south after all those people were injured on the set of Valkyrie. And the film just hit another roadblock. Its release got pushed back until 2009.

Tom Cruise is on a roll here! His last movie Lions for Lambs grossed only $15 million. Long gone are the days of Tom being able to create a blockbuster. His best saving grace would be to put Suri in something.

May Movies – second movie from listing

Posted in Cartoon news, Movies with tags , on April 12, 2008 by funofmovie
Nim’s Island

A feisty young girl named Nim (Abigail Breslin), surrounded by her exotic animal friends and inspired by legends and books, leads an amazing tropical existence that mirrors that of her favourite literary character: Alex Rover, the world’s greatest adventurer.
Nim idolizes Rover, so when her scientist father and the secret island to which he’s brought Nim suddenly seem to be under threat, she reaches out across the deep blue sea to the creator of her hero for help.
But what Nim doesn’t know is that the acclaimed author of the Rover books is, in fact, Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster), a retiring, fainthearted recluse locked away in a big city apartment.
Now, as Alexandra nervously ventures forth into the world and Nim faces the biggest challenge of her exciting young life, they must both draw courage from the fictional gallantry of Alex Rover, and find strength in one another’s willingness to believe, to conquer Nim’s Island.
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler

Nim’s Island is released 2nd May

Rumor of the Moment: Madonna Wants to Remake ‘Casablanca’

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , on April 1, 2008 by funofmovie

Madonna Wants to Remake ‘Casablanca’Whenever I see one of these sorts of stories, my inner core of movie fandom shudders. What if THIS is the one that’s not a rumor?

The Daily Mail claims that Madonna is looking to remake Casablanca — not as a copy-cat Psycho redo, but modernized and set in Iraq. Their studio source says: “She is still determined to make it in the movies. She and her representatives have been touting around a project which is a remake of Casablanca. The reception has been lukewarm to say the least. No one can understand why she wants to redo what many people consider the greatest film of all time.” Maybe because she’s crazy? Perhaps Swept Away … swept away more than just her remaining movie cred.

To top this off, she also wants to star in it, regardless of the fact that’s she’s nearing the big 5-0, and Ingrid Bergman was much, much younger. Then again, this is supposed to be modernized, so anything could happen! (If a studio is nuts enough to say yes. There’s a good chance every studio will run, and keep this just a rumor, but all you need is one interested person with enough money…)
Casablanca should stay in the ranks of history, and especially away from Madonna. However, what I would be interested in seeing is daughter Isabella taking on one of her mother’s iconic roles, even in a simple short film.
What do you think? Are you super-excited about seeing Casablanca: Iraq Style?

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