Saturday, August 11, 2007

Salma Hayek and Disney are In Love

The popular Latina actress Salma Hayek has teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures for an as-yet unnamed romantic comedy. The movie will be about a conservative doctor who finds out that his soon-to-be wife (Hayek) had a popular Latin star for an ex-boyfriend. And to complicate things, the ex-boyfriend is trying to get back together with her.

She's also doing voice work for another Disney movie titled South of the Border .

Love is in the air for Hayek, Disney

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sex and the Movies

The movie version of the popular HBO series Sex and the City is slowly coming into fruition as Chris Noth signs up for the project. He'll be reprising his role as Mr. Big, the love interest of the main character Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. Her 3 friends are also on board for the 2008 movie.

More "Sex" puts Mr. Big on big screen

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Voltron Movie Coming Soon!

With the recent success of Transformers, it seems that the new "fad" in Hollywood right now is to make a movie of old cartoon shows. New Regency and 20th Century Fox have teamed up to produce Voltron, a movie about 5 pilots who run robotic lions that can form together into one big gigantic ... robot.

I guess movies with epic battles ala Lord of the Rings are now out.

I'm not sure yet if I'm looking forward to this movie. I am a Voltron fan, but not a huge fan; I didn't have Voltron toys when I was a kid (then again they were expensive).

'Voltron' gets bigscreen go

Top Stars to Appear in Pink Panther Sequel

I honestly haven't seen the first Pink Panther movie (which starred Steve Martin; there's an older/original version of the movie I believe, which didn't have Martin in the lead role) but I thought this news is interesting enough for me to share it with you.

Several Hollywood stars and a former Miss World have joined the comedy cast of the next Pink Panther movie. Andy Garcia, John Cleese, Alfred Molina, and beauty queen turned Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai signed up for Pink Panther 2 to be detectives in the movie who will help Inspector Clouseau catch himself another high-profile thief.

'Pink Panther' sequel coming to life

In Theaters This Weekend (August 10-12, 2007)

Here are movies opening this weekend, via IMDB, and ranked according to personal familiarity with the movie and/or actors in the movie.

  1. Rush Hour 3 - Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker. Directed by Brett Ratner.
  2. Stardust - Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, etc. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
  3. Rocket Science - Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, etc. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz.
  4. Skinwalkers - Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra. Directed by James Isaac.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Reviews: Rush Hour 3

Things aren't looking too good for Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Reviews of their 3rd movie in the Rush Hour series are coming, and most of them are saying that the movie sucks. I like Jackie Chan movies so I'm hoping the critics are being overly critical about the movie.

25% Rotten at Third 'Rush Hour' Is Lazy, Flat's Review of Rush Hour 3

Connelly, Long In Talks for New Barrymore Ensemble Comedy

Jennifer Connelly and Justin Long, plus a couple of other actors, are in talks to star in Drew Barrymore's 2009 ensemble comedy He's Just Not That Into You. The New Line Cinema movie is based on the best-selling book of the same title written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo.

Connelly, Long "Just" right for Barrymore comedy

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Hollywood Star for Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer who stars as a villain in the new musical comedy Hairspray gets her own Hollywood Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pfeiffer thanked her mother and father for giving her support when she decided to become an actress.

Pfeiffer Honored With Hollywood Star

Matt Damon is Top 'Moneymaker'

Forbes magazine's new chart says that film star Matt Damon brought in $29 of gross income for every $1 that he was paid for his latest films, making him the "best valued" Hollywood star. Other stars who made the list include Jennifer Aniston, the highest-placing female on the list at #5, and celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both making the list at #2 and #6 respectively.

Here's the rest of the list and their value according to Forbes magazine.

1 Matt Damon ($29 / dollar)
2 Brad Pitt ($24 / dollar)
3 Vince Vaughn ($21 / dollar)
3 Johnny Depp ($21 / dollar)
5 Jennifer Aniston ($17 / dollar)
6 Angelina Jolie ($15 / dollar)
7 Renee Zellwegger
8 Reese Witherspoon
9 Ben Stiller
10 Sandra Bullock

Hollywood star Damon 'best value'
Forbes: `Bourne' Star Is a Moneymaker

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum Conquers Box Office, Breaks Records

The Matt Damon-Paul Greengrass spy thriller The Bourne Ultimatum proved a winner as it conquers the North American box office this weekend with a whopping $70 million, the biggest August opening yet. Last week's winner The Simpsons Movie slips to number 2, while Disney movie Underdog enters the charts at number 3 with $12 million.

Third Bourne movie tops US chart
'The Bourne Ultimatum' Earns $70 Million
'Bourne' breaks box office records