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Zoe Saldana has teased 'The Avengers' franchise will get another installment featuring the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' characters.
Zoe Saldana has teased 'The Avengers' franchise will get another installment featuring the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' characters.
The 38-year-old actress is currently promoting the latest fantasy film 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2', which sees her reprise the role of Gamora in the Marvel movie, and whilst she has been drawing more attention to the latest movie she has also let it slip the cast will join forces with 'The Avengers' team on a movie ''later this year''.
Speaking to BBC News at the film's premiere about the future production, which has been reported on BBC News Online, the brunette beauty said: ''We're in the middle of it ['Avengers: Infinity War']. I think the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to 'Infinity War', the first part, and we all have to go back for 'Gauntlet' later this year.''
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The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned for another interplanetary adventure, having decided to stick together after forming an unbreakable bond on their last journey. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Gamora and Groot (well... Baby Groot) are back but this time they are not alone. They are joined by Gamora's cynical and formerly evil sister Nebula, initially as a prisoner but then as a fully-fledged member of the team. Ravagers leader Yondu Udonta also join them, though not without trying to kill them first, and a new face in the form of Mantis is also among the new arrivals. Mantis happens to be the adoptive daughter of Ego - a mysterious being who Peter meets on his latest quest, and discovers that he is in fact his father. The team come against plenty of adversaries on their new adventures, but nothing compares to this confusing and unexpected meeting.
Zoe Saldana believes it will be difficult for the entire cast of 'Avengers: Infinity War' to meet one another on set.
Zoe Saldana believes it will be difficult for the entire cast of 'Avengers: Infinity War' to meet one another on set.
The 38-year-old actress plays the role of Gamora in the movie, and she thinks where the forthcoming movie features a ''huge cast'' and the plots are ''big and dense'' it will be difficult for everyone involved in the production to get to know everyone.
Speaking about the latest installment, which is set for release next year, told Balance magazine: ''So far, because it's such a huge cast and the plots are so big and dense, I don't think that a lot of characters are going to get the opportunity to meet.''
All kinds of familial reunions take place here.
Once again the fate of the galaxy is in the hands of a wise-cracking human male, a few aliens, a racoon and a tree. And if the new trailer for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is anything to go by, this time it's all about family.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is all about family
So the first film brought together a motley crew of characters who band together each with their own goal in mind, and the intention of going solo once their mission is over. But by the time they've saved the galaxy - and, indeed, saved each other - it seems their newly formed bond is now easily broken.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Is A Family Affair For These Heroes
It's been two months since the Guardians of the Galaxy defeated the evil Ronan, and their prize is freedom and a clean criminal record. Finally. These guys are truly inseparable now; Baby Groot's (Vin Diesel) rebirth has meant that he has a lot of growing up to do and is relying on Rocket (Bradley Cooper) to keep him on the straight and narrow (not that he's great with kids or anything), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) hasn't changed a bit and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who is still using the name Star Lord, has started to develop seriously cuddly feelings towards the feisty Gamora (Zoe Saldana). Their latest mission is to track down Quill's alien father, but they are not alone. Joining them on their new galactic journey is Gamora's changeable sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), Quill's (kind of) adoptive father Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker) and antennaed newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff).
The actress thinks Hollywood is to blame for the republican election victory.
The actress is not a supporter of the president-elect, however she believes that Hollywood's attitude to Trump during the election created 'empathy' for him among a large group of American voters.
Zoe Saldana has criticized Hollywood for ‘bullying’ Donald Trump
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Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone, and he now returns to the author to adapt this Prohibition-era gangster drama. It's a big, beefy story with colourful characters and a snaky, expansive plot. And it's beautifully assembled by a skilled cast and crew. Even so, the film never quite generates quite enough energy to engage properly with the audience.
In 1927 Boston, Joe (Affleck) is a war veteran who has turned to crime to survive. But problems arise when he launches a torrid affair with the moll (Sienna Miller) of the Irish mob boss (Robert Glenister). With his life in danger, he turns to the rival Italian mafioso (Remo Girone) for a job, and is sent to Tampa to run their rum-smuggling operation. Working with his pal Dion (Chris Messina), Joe makes a success of a string of speak-easy bars and finds love with a the sister (Zoe Saldana) of a Cuban gangster. Then as he plans to open a huge casino, his gentlemanly agreement with the local police chief (Chris Cooper) is threatened. And it doesn't help that the boss in Boston begins to meddle.
Everything is assembled with a sumptuous sense of style, from the cool cars to the epic suits and hats. The film looks gorgeous, shot with muted colours that echo the subdued emotions of people who never quite say what they think. Of course, this creates a big problem, because it leaves Affleck's Joe looking like a blank slate, intriguing to watch but impossible to sympathise with. Nothing feels properly developed, with romances that seem to exist for no real reason and business relationships that appear to be based on some sort of unexplained subterfuge. The most riveting element of the story is Joe's clash with the KKK, a powerfully bull-headed group that refuses to play by the usual mob rules.
Continue reading: Live By Night Review
The Guardians return two months after their epic battle against Ronan with their criminal records erased and a feeling of peace with the knowledge that the highly destructive Infinity Stone is in the hands of Nova Corps. Groot is doing his best to grow up, but he has a lot to learn now that he has been reborn as Baby Groot and that's something that is a permanent frustration for his partner in crime Rocket. Meanwhile, Drax is still hopeless when it comes to sensitivity or discretion, making things very awkward for Peter Quill most of the time because he just can't keep his mouth shut about Quill's feelings for Gamora. This ragtag team have more serious things to deal with howevever; Quill has learned that he is actually only half-human, and his alien father of unknown origin resides somewhere in the cosmos.
Continue: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista return.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back to rescue their corner of the universe from a new threat in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', the trailer for which has finally been released to the tune of 'Hooked on a Feeling' by Blue Swede.
The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is here
This time, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) are on a journey to uncover the mystery behind Quill's parentage. Now that he knows of his father's alien origins, he is far from the human that he always thought he was and hopes to find him with the help of Ravagers' former leader Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker). Quill is not so much of a rogue petty criminal these days either; he's the leader of the Guardians and has earned the respect of the galaxy for taking down Ronan the Accuser.
Five of our favourite unlikely heroes re-assemble in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. The second instalment of the movie takes place only months after the first ended.
Having defeated Ronan and saved the universe from impending doom, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket and Groot are travelling through space together but keeping the small crew of rebels isn't going to be easy.
At the end of the first film, everybody thought that Groot was a gonner but thankfully is old buddies Groot made new roots and was saved.
Star of Argo and Batman returns to the silver screen in gangtser themed thriller
Ben Affleck is returning to the director's seat for new film 'Live By Night' to work on another Dennis Lehane novel. The film, scheduled for a January 2017 release, set in prohibition era USA, follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck) -the son of a Boston police captain - as he turns into a notorious gangster.
Zoe Saldana and Ben Affleck in Live By Night
Lehane and Affleck first worked together when Affleck adapted 'Gone Baby Gone' in 2007; the neo-noir thriller gained good reviews and after two credits in panned films this year in Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, Affleck is in need of a reputation restoring film. The film is already being tipped for an Oscar nod and with Affleck winning Best Producer and Best Film in 2012 for Argo it's understandable why.
Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police captain and they were a respected family in the neighbourhood. Joe was the dark horse and fell in with the wrong crowd from an influential age. It was 1920's and Joe and the rest of the Coughlin family lived in the thriving city of Boston. Joe constantly seemed to be pulling in a different direction to that of his father and mixed with some of the town's most feared bosses responsible for any number of crimes from running alcohol to robbery.
Caught in the middle of a war between mob bosses, Joe ends up ripping off the wrong guy in more than one way as he also steals his woman. Everything appears to be going for Joe and his small gang but their next heist is a chance too far and sees Joe being put in prison for robbery. Once again, Joe finds himself falling in with another powerful boss who offers him protection in prison - but at a cost.
With his eventual release, Joe moves to Florida to begin over seeing a rum smuggling operation but as Joe finds love he begins to realise that there's more to life than working on someone else's terms but perhaps he's too deeply connected to ever be able to give up the life he's made for himself.
This is where the Star Trek franchise officially shifts from thoughtful drama into thunderous action. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin brings a kinetic energy to this third chapter in the rebooted space saga, leaping between chases and battles to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Combined with constant witty interaction, the film is massively entertaining, even if the plot ultimately feels a bit thin.
It's been three years since the crew of the Enterprise started their five-year mission, and they're in need of a break. So they head to the nearest spaceport for some down-time, which is soon interrupted when Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his team (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin) are called to travel through a dangerous nebula to rescue a kidnapped crew from a villainous thug called Krall (Idris Elba). On arrival, the Enterprise is overwhelmed by Krall's bee-like military swarm. Stranded on a strange planet, the crew teams up with Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), a feisty survivor of one of Krall's earlier attacks. And as they realise the extent of Krall's evil plan, they're not sure that they can stop him.
Continue reading: Star Trek Beyond Review
When the Starship Enterprise finds itself under forceful attack, the crew on board fight to their best ability but it's not enough. The unstoppable wave of aliens constantly bombarding the ship means that the crew must accept defeat and flee to an unknown planet. Given the crew were deep into a five year mission, their location to the rest of the Federation is unknown and a rescue mission is going to be far from easy.
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Fantastic Films And When To Find Them...
This year is turning out to be an exciting year for the film industry. With all the award shows over and done with for 2015, we're keeping tabs on some of the major pictures of 2016 to see what's in store for next year's Oscars. Looks like there's some serious competition.
So far, among the major releases we've had are 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', 'Deadpool', 'Hail, Caesar!', 'Zootopia' and '10 Cloverfield Lane'. That is literally the tip of a very large iceberg for what 2016 has to bring to screens this year.
Here are 20 more you need to watch out for:
Zoe Saldana has got a lot to live up to.
We love a good biopic about a musical legend and with a new movie about Nina Simone coming soon starring Zoe Saldana, let's reflect on some of the best incarnations of famous musicians. Of course, not all of them were thoroughly well-received by their subjects' family members or even the subjects themselves, but others are still mind-bogglingly accurate.
Not all of these movies were released theatrically, and some feature more than actor in a musical role, but these are a few of the most gripping musical biopics that have ever hit our screens:
O'Shea Jackson Jr. played his father Ice Cuba in Straight Outta Compton
Continue reading: 16 Times Actors Excelled As Onscreen Musical Legends
Jeff Lieberman, who directed last year's 'The Amazing Miss Simone', wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter criticising the upcoming biopic 'Nina'.
The controversy surrounding the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic rages on, with the director of a previous documentary about the singer reacting to the distributor’s recent defence of the movie, saying that “not every actor can play every role”.
Jeff L. Lieberman, who directed 2015 documentary The Amazing Nina Simone, wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter and criticised not just the casting of Saldana, but also the tone and content of the script as “ugly and inaccurate”.
Nina, set for release in the US on April 22nd, has come under heavy fire from fans of the legendary singer, as the movie’s producers appear to have used prosthetics and makeup to make 37 year old Saldana more closely resemble Simone. Lieberman added his voice to this, saying the decision to do so was tone-deaf of the “horrible history of this type of portrayal”.
Her family and associates are less than happy with the casting choice for 'Nina'.
If there's one thing that never needs to rear its head in Hollywood again, it's blackface. But it seems that no-one told the crew of the new Nina Simone biopic 'Nina', because that's reportedly what they've employed for the lighter skinned leading lady Zoe Saldana.
Zoe Saldana divides opinion over 'Nina' casting
The first poster of the new movie clearly shows the half-Dominican half-Puerto Rican actress with a much darker skintone than usual, not to mention a prosthetic nose, for her role as African-American jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. And while Saldana may well have been the best casting choice as an actress, the estate of Simone have lashed out at her appearance being, well, all wrong.
Continue reading: The Nina Simone Estate Lash Out Over Zoe Saldana's 'Blackface'
Trekkies around the world rejoice! Star Trek Beyond will be upon us next year. The USS Enterprise crew are once again put in a perilous situation when the Enterprise is left beyond repair. The crew of one of the most famous spaceships in the universe are brought face to face with a breed of deadly alien who are committed to destroy the peace loving United Federation of Planets.
Stuck on an unfamiliar planet the crew are constantly under attack from their new enemy. They must formulate a plan to save themselves and their friends from destruction.
Star Trek Beyond is the third film from the recent Star Trek revival and was directed by Justin Lin. As well as starring in the film as Scotty, Simon Pegg also acted as one of the lead writers on the movie.
The actress has lost 70 pounds since giving birth to twin boys in November 2014.
Zoe Saldana has been showing off her post-pregnancy weight loss, by trying on her old Guardians of the Galaxy catsuit. The actress and her husband Marco Preggo welcomed twin boys last November and since then Saldana has been documenting her weight loss after gaining 70 pounds while pregnant.
Zoe Saldana discussed the lack of support for pregnant women in the film industry during a recent interview.
Zoe Saldana criticised Hollywood’s reaction to hearing of her pregnancy. In a recent interview, the Star Trek star discussed inequality in the film industry and used her experience to highlight gender issues.
Zoe Saldana gave birth to twin boys earlier this year.
The actress is proud of her husband's decision, and she defended herself from a handful of negative comments in a Facebook post on Monday.
Zoe Saldana has revealed that her soccer player-turned-artist husband, Marco Perego, took her name when they married in 2013, which makes him Marco Saldana now. Furthermore, she has defended his decision to do so and hopes that it will re-define masculinity.
The Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy star told the July edition of InStyle magazine that she was initially afraid her husband would feel “emasculated” given the Latin culture in which he was raised.
Marco and Zoe Saldana
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana's Husband Took Her Name When They Got Married
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Zoe Saldana - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Marco Perego and Zoe Saldana - Snaps of the American actress who starred in 2014's blockbuster hit 'Guardians of the Galazy' Zoe Saldana along with her husband Marco Perego and their twin boys Cy and Bowie as they left a Medical Building in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015
Welcome to the world, Saldana/Perego babies... maybe.
Congratulations to Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, who just welcomed twins this week... maybe. The tip off came from a rather strange source – designer Prabal Gurung’s tweet, congratulating his “muse”.
Is the mom to be... a mom now?
"Congratulations to my dearest darling friend and my muse @zoesaldana (and her husband) on the arrival of their twins," he captioned a collage of Saldana sporting a red dress from one of his collections.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana And Marco Perego Keeping Twin Birth On The DL?
It will be a busy holiday season at the Saldana/Perego household.
Congratulations are in order for Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana and her husband artist Marco Perego who reportedly welcomed twins earlier this week. While the gender of the babies is yet to be revealed, earlier reports suggested the couple were expecting twin boys.
Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego
The Mirror first reported the news, saying that the 35 year old had given birth on Monday (December 8th) at a hospital in Los Angeles. A friend of the couple told the newspaper, "Zoe and Marco are delighted, Zoe has been ready to drop for some time and they are both ecstatic to be meeting the twins. This a dream come true for both of them, they are absolutely delighted. They have been looking forward this day for the last nine months. Both want a big family so this is the start.”
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana And Husband Marco Perego Welcome Twins
Zoe Saldana - A very pregnant Zoe Saldana wearing tight fitting clothes, caught yelling on the phone while shopping with family at The Grove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Zoe Saldana shared an adorable video on Instagram with her husband, showing the pair's attempt at pole dancing whilst at an airport. The 36-year-old shared the footage on Friday (19th September).
Zoe Saldana evidently finds spending time at airports as boring as the rest of us, but the Star Trek actress still manages to have fun! Saldana shared a short video on Instagram of her attempt to pole dance using a pole which appeared to be on a train.
Zoe Saldana is expecting twins!
Continue reading: Watch Zoe Saldana Attempt To Pole Dance Pregnant In Funny Video
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego - Pregnant Zoe Saldana shops for baby supplies at Bel Bambini on Robertson Boulevard with her husband Marco Perego and their adopted shelter dog Mugsy. The couple left in their Audi R8. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 12th September 2014
No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
Continue reading: Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum
Is it nostalgia that's boosting TMNT profits?
So here’s some news: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just breezed past Guardians of the Galaxy to the top of the box office. Yes, you can go back and read that again. The new addition to the TMNT franchise has taken a Turtle-worthy beating in reviews over the past week, but that didn’t stop it from beating the critically and fan-acclaimed Guardians, after the Marvel flick has spent just one week on top.
The new and improved (well, new anyway) Turtles raked in $65 million on its first weekend, while Guardians checked in at just $41,5. Unfortunately, this doesn’t even top the market analysts’ predictions for TMNT, which largely underestimated the potential of grown-up Ninja Turtles fans, predicting a slow start with around $45 million. According to USA Today says that 55% of moviegoers were 25 or older, a surprisingly mature demographic. Not so surprisingly, 61% of the audience was male, Paramount says. 'The film obviously had greater-than-expected appeal to nostalgic parents," says Rentrak's Paul Dergarabedian. At this point, we won’t add the obligatory “No ----, Sherlock” comment, but feel free to do it in your mind.
With Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt has been thrust into the spotlight of a superhero. We take a look at what he's done before.
Who is Chris Pratt? Now, he’s the main star in one of the most talked about films in the Marvel Studios’ collection. He’s slim, he’s fit and he’s in a superhero movie that is showcasing itself as one of the stand-out superhero films amongst quite heavy competition. With Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt has been thrust into the spotlight as a relative newcomer in the big, budget action movie world but he’s stood up to the challenge well and has received some impressive reviews for his turn as Peter Quill.
Chris Pratt has been thrust into the superhero spotlight as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy
But who was he before?
Continue reading: Just Where Has Chris Pratt Come From?
"Working mom" doesn't even begin to cover it.
Zoe Saldana has a lot coming up in the next couple of years, having been signed to several franchises, including a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Star Trek 3. She’s also expected back for the second, third and fourth Avatar films, which director James Cameron announced earlier this year.
Saldana's pregnancy won't affect her ambitious filming schedule.
Saldana recently talked to Vulture about her packed filming schedule for the next couple years. All of it isn’t set just yet, but Saldana does have an idea about the immediate future at least.
The stars of Marvel comedy action flick 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' were warmly welcomed on their arrival at the New York premiere; among them were main star Chris Pratt and his co-stars Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel, who play Peter Quill, Gamora and Groot respectively.
Here's your box office report this week, as if you couldn't guess already.
Yes, hello, Guardians of the Galaxy is blowing up this weekend’s box office. In other news, the Earth is round (well, it’s an oblate spheroid, according to Wikipedia) and ice cream tastes good. But back to Guardians, the movie made $37 million domestically on Saturday and is on track for a $97 million weekend. That’s according to Box Office Mojo.
Marvel own the box office once again with GotG
Deadline, however, reports different figures. According to the industry website, GotG made just above $31 million and will finish the three-day period at just over $94 million domestic. The bottom line is still the same – this bunch of A-holes is about to make a lot of money for Marvel, Disney and everyone involved.
The 36 year-old actress opened up about her extensive collection of body art.
Although it is hard to believe, Zoe Saldana is the proud owner of "almost ten" tattoos but they are all strategically located in areas that are covered the majority of the time, which is why they are never visible when the brunette beauty hits the red carpet.
Zoe Saldana arriving at the 'Late Show'
This admission came when Saldana stopped by David Letterman's 'Late Show' on Wednesday (July 30th) to promote her new flick Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and in a rare moment she also spoke of her Italian artist husband, who apparently has more body art than she does.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana Admits To Having "Almost Ten" Secret Tattoos
Could the two Marvel properties collide?
With the release of Marvel's latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy, rumours are rife about what this whole new corner of the comic book world means in the bigger picture of other Marvel heroes, namely the Avengers.
There's already been a bit of crossover, as the characters Collector and Thanos have briefly appeared in teaser scenes in other movies. But now that the Guardians have a movie all their own, there's conjecture about everything from a Hulk-in-space adventure to a Guardians versus Avengers epic.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Head For Avengers Crossover
Guardians of the Galaxy buzz grows with L.A. and London premieres, while new trailers, features and photos tease audiences waiting for Fifty Shades, Lucy, biopics of James Brown and Alan Turing, and new Mad Max and Hunger Games movies...
In the wake of especially strong buzz from critics who have seen the film, the cast of assembled for their world premiere in Los Angeles this week, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker. They then dashed across to London for a Leicester Square premiere, where they were joined by Disney/Marvel colleagues Mark Hamill and Chris Hemsworth, plus Diesel's Fast & Furious costar Elsa Pataky. The film opens next week. Browse through our gallery of the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy - Los Angeles, California, USA. We also have some shots of celebrities at the 'Guardians of Galaxy' premiere in London.
Luc Besson's new action romp Lucy opens today in the US and next month in the UK. In a new short feature, Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman give a backstage look at working with Besson on the movie, including glimpses of the crew filming elaborate action scenes. The clip ends with a brief trailer for the finished film. Watch 'Lucy - Luc Besson' Featurette.
Next weekend will see The Guardians of The Galaxy depart for earth
‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel bracing itself for what could be a winning few days at the box office. Based on one of the more obscure comics, GotG has accumulated a lot of hype because of the oddball characters, not to mention its 70s inspired soundtrack.
Chris Pratt was a gamble to lead this latest Marvel movie, but it's a gamble that has paid off
“I can’t believe they let me do all this stuff,” Gunn admitted of his upcoming movie. “It’s really sinking in for the first time. For the past two years, all I’ve been doing is driving forward, making this movie. Now I’m done and I’m standing outside of it, and I’m going, ‘How did you guys let me get away with all that?’”
Continue reading: Here Comes Guardians Of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend In Store?
In a rare occasion, the 36 year-old actress opened up about secretly marrying her Italian artist beau in London just over a year ago. "I don't do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels," she explained.
Zoe Saldana is usually very private when it comes to her personal life, but it seems she recently had a change of heart.
As it has been just over a year since the 36 year-old actress secretly married Marco Perego in London, she finally feels comfortable enough to open up about her surprise union.
"I don't do the ABCs. I do what my heart says, what my heart feels," Saldana told Marie Claire's August 2014 issue. "So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew."
Contenders jostle for Cannes Film Festival awards on Sunday, 'Star Wars' offers fans a chance to join the cast, and 'Batman v Superman' starts filming in Michigan. New trailers arrive for action blockbusters 'Transformers', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Kingsman' and 'Life of Crime'...
As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike Leigh's 'Mr Turner' starring Timothy Spall, the Dardenne brothers' 'Two Days One Night' starring Marion Cotillard and Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' starring Hilary Swank. Disappointments have included Olivier Dahan's 'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman and Ryan Gosling's directing debut 'Lost River' starring Christina Hendricks. Take a look over our own top five Palme d'Or Winner predictions.
But for most movie fans, the even bigger news is that 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has started filming at Pinewood in London, complete with a competition fans can enter for a chance to actually appear in the movie. In a video clip for the charity initiative Star Wars: Force for Change, Jj Abrams explained this week that the programme will work with Unicef to help children around the world. Watch 'Star Wars: Force For Change' Trailer.
While it wins points for acting work, this TV adaptation fails to recreate the suspense of the original.
What’s not to like about Rosemary’s Baby? Horror? Check. Classic? Check. Zoe Saldana, Jason Isaacs, Patrick J. Adams? Check, check, check. The new miniseries reboot has a lot going for it, but the critics seem to want more from a TV adaptation with such great credits.
Despite Saldana and Co's best efforts, the adaptation just doesn't deliver the chills.
According to the New York Daily News’ David Hinkley, extending the two-hour film into a four episode mini-series serves to dilute the tension, instead of extending it. “Despite the efforts of a good cast, inflating “Rosemary’s Baby” into a miniseries doesn’t give the classic 1968 movie the kind of fresh life its producers no doubt envisioned,” Hinkley writes. Nevertheless, according to him, the miniseries might be good enough for audiences, who never got to see the 1968 original.
A chilling new TV series is inspired by Roman Polanski's horror movie.
The first reviews have been filed for NBC's brand new horror miniseries, Rosemary's Baby, which is inspired by the 1968 Roman Polanski movie of the same name. Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams take the lead in director Agnieszka Holland's modern retelling of the chilling story. Holland's vision takes novelist Ira Levin's tale from New York to Paris but keeps the same basic plot and characters.
Zoe Saldana Plays Rosemary In The NBC Retake Of 'Rosemary's Baby.'
Saldana plays the Rosemary to Adams' Guy, a young couple who are struggling to find somewhere to live, establish their careers and have a baby. Rosemary and Guy find help from seemingly kindly older benefactors Roman Castavet (Jason Isaacs) and his wife, Margaux (Carole Bouquet).
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Media socialite Nicole Richie stopped to chat to the press on the red carpet during the 2014 AOL NewFront event held at the Duggal Greenhouse in New York. The star currently hosts her own AOL web show entitled 'Candidly Nicole' in which she explores LA culture and offers her own insights on various issues.
'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted posing alongside AOL CEO Tim Armstrong on the red carpet at the 2014 AOL NewFront event held at the Duggal Greenhouse in New York. AOL is a mass media company that invests in brands and websites.
James Cameron dished on the Avatar sequels during his Reddit AMA.
James Cameron used his Reddit AMA on Saturday morning to update fans on the three planned Avatar sequels, saying he will have completed the scripts within six weeks. The first sequel is set to hit cinemas in December 2016, with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno previously announced Cameron's collaborators.
James Cameron Is Shooting Avatar 2, 3, and 4 Simultaneously
"The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously," the director wrote in his Reddit AMA. "They're essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks."
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Bafta spreads the awards around, while Marvel offers a first view of Guardians of the Galaxy. British films starring Tom Hardy and Jesse Eisenberg look more serious, as Nicolas Cage gets back into serious-actor mode and Angelina Jolie previews her inspiring biopic Unbroken...
The stars turned out once again in London on Sunday for the British Academy Film Awards, better known as the Baftas, and winners were spread between 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Blue Jasmine, American Hustle, Captain Phillips and Philomena. All of these contenders continue to jostle for attention in the final stretch before Oscar night on 2nd March. Catch up on the Bafta action here.
Meanwhile, a flurry of trailers have been released. Marvel gave us a peek at Guardians of the Galaxy, including Chris Pratt's Star Lord and Zoe Saldana's Gamora, plus digital characters played by Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot) and Dave Bautista (Drax). It looks like a full-on action romp with a strong comical slant. Costars include Benicio Del Toro and John C Reilly. It opens in August. Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy characters here.
Watch the hilarious trailer for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' below and check out some awesome pictures even further down the page.
It’s finally time for you to take a look at Guardians of The Galaxy – the highly anticipated movie from Marvel starring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Batista and Lee Pace, to name just a few.
Chris Pratt doing his best impression of the old-school Matthew McConaughey
First off: this isn’t your average Marvel superhero movie featuring traditional all-American saviours clad in intricately designed suits. These guys are misfits, and the story adds levity to the well-trodden genre almost exclusively walked by Marvel themselves.
The new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teaser gives a glimpse into the new action movie.
A 15 second teaser trailer has been released for Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's upcoming action epic, as fans wait patiently for a full-length trailer. The new teaser may be finished in virtually the blink of an eye but we're given a glimpse of just enough of the film to get that little bit more excited. For a start, we see a pretty hench Chris Pratt as his character Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, as well as some mind-boggling special effects and death-defying stunts.
The First Teaser Trailer Has Been Released For Upcoming Marvel Action Movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy.'
There has been a great deal of chatter on the internet regarding the potential success of Guardians of the Galaxy and whether it'll be Marvel's first flop movie. The concern partly stems from the notion that an entirely new host of characters are being introduced all at once without any precursors in other movies. Some say that GOTG will not do as well as Marvel's most successful film, The Avengers, because the characters have not had the individual movie back-stories like the Avengers did.
Dramatic graphic art sets the scene for the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' August release.
Dramatic artwork from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy comic book adaptation blockbuster have been released, giving the already rabid fans and insight into the fantastical world of Marvel and James Gunn's August 2014 movie.
Enrapturing Artwork Sets Our Imaginations Alight.
Slickly rendered art shows the franchise's key characters, including Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel's Groot, looking set to kill in various action poses.
Continue reading: Awe-Inspiring 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Concept Art Unveiled [Pictures]
Zoe Saldana is "obsessed" with breasts and "wouldn't mind buying myself a pair before I die."
Zoe Saldana is known for having one of the most desirable and slim figures in Hollywood.
But the 35 year-old actress still feels there are areas that need improving.
In an interview with Lucky Magazine for their February issue, the ‘Avatar’ actress revealed she “wouldn’t mind” changing a few aspects of her body, mainly her breasts.
Thanks Marvel, for confirming something even dogs could figure out
Vin Diesel has been hinting at his role in Guardians of The Galaxy for ages now, so Marvel confirming that Groot will be played by the deep-voiced Hollywood star doesn’t really come as a surprise. But it’s nice to know what’s going on.
"Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy," the movie's director James Gunn wrote on Twitter linking to an image of Vin hugging a model of Groot.
Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace, out in the US this Friday, has already managed to impress the critics.
Out of the Furnace, a story of working class turmoil and frustration, has critics singing its praises so far. That’s not unexpected – starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, the movie boasts plenty of talent. Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Willem Defoe, Forest Whitaker and Sam Shepard all give their best in Out of the Furnace, which tells the story of Russell Baze (Christian Bale) taking justice into his own hands after the disappearance of his younger brother Rodney (Affleck). It’s set to the background of economic decline and social struggle, making this a film about the dark, often ignored side of the American dream.
Bale's steady and nuanced performance has impressed the critics.
The LA Times’ Betsey Shakey is impressed both with the “lean script,” which “gives a face to the all too familiar struggle” as well as the strong performances of the all-star cast. “Bale and Affleck are as nuanced as Harrelson is unhinged,” the review notes “It is among the finest work done by all three.”
Is anyone surprised the stylish 'Scandal' star won?
Kerry Washington Stunned At New York Fashion Week.
People magazine Executive Editor Elizabeth Sporkin gave out plenty of praise for 2013's best dressed female celebrity. "There has been a trend this year in lady-like fashion and I think she is almost single-handedly responsible for it," said Sporkin.
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Everything you need to know about Bale's new film, 'Out Of The Furnace.'
Christian Bale doesn’t stop for long; before he’d announced his decision to step down as Gotham City’s savior, the actor was working his way towards another type of hero. This time, he’s a working class hero without a fancy costume as Russell Baze – a steel worker forced to go in search for his ex-soldier brother who falls in with a criminal gang, headed by Curtis DeGoat (Woody Harrelson).
Bale is faced with finding his brother in Out of The Furnace
An incredible cast of Academy Awards winners and nominees sees Bale and Harrelson joined by Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard. It’s good to see Bale back in a more human role, despite his best efforts to attribute that aspect to Batman in the popular Dark Knight trilogy.
Leonardo DiCaprio has decided Zahler's material is good enough for an adaptation, despite it remaining unpublished for the moment.
Leonardo Dicaprio will re-team with his Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx for an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's crime novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street. Zahler is set to write the script, with DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran acting as producers, according to Deadline.com.
Leonardo DiCaprio At The Tag Heuer Party
The book is yet to be published and is currently in galley form, being shopped around some of the big houses. DiCaprio will play a hardened detective who, after being told that his beautiful wife is missing, is also told she is a hooker who has taken off with his money. His character commits a desperate act in the squad room and is sent to work in a hellhole town called Victory, where violent crime is skyrocketing.
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx Sign On For Adaptation Of Unpublished Book
Glenn Close will play a role similar to Samuel L Jackson's in The Avengers.
Well this is a surprising casting, though one that sort of makes a ton of sense. According to the Deadline.com, Marvel Studios has landed Oscar winning actress Glenn Close to play a major new role in its latest franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. The actress will reportedly play a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space control.
The new James Gunn-directed movie goes into production next month, so Marvel have left it late to cast what is essentially a major role. The movie already boasts a pretty decent looking cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly. Pratt landed the lead role following a search that included Marvel looking at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne.
Sources tell Deadline that Close's role will be the closest thing to the one that Samuel L. Jackson plays in The Avengers, though perhaps with more of an edge. Close has proven she can play the hardnosed character in the likes of Damages, Fatal Attraction and, err, 101 Dalmatians and we see her being a real hit in Guardians.
Continue reading: Glenn Close To Play Top Cop In Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
Zoe Saldana did her most revealing interview yet - and a photoshoot to match - with Allure magazine.
Zoe Saldana bore all for Allure magazine recently – her body, her weight, her fluid take on sexuality and more. The spread in Allure definitely shows off the Star Trek Into Darkness actress’s thin frame, but she has even attached a number to her figure: “115 pounds of grit and heartache,” as the cover boldly proclaims. After the magazine hit the stands, Saldana talked to Savannah Guthrie on the Today show about the choice to reveal her weight: "I think it would have been wrong if they were lying about my weight. This is how much I weigh. It's something I can't control. It's who am. I've always been of a very thin frame. I was a ballet dancer. So they wanted to do that. I don't think it was to make an issue of my weight. I think it was to talk about that for a lightweight person I seem to be really strong minded."
It’s hard to see the correlation (or lack thereof) between the actress’s weight and her will or see how the number is relevant anyway. But if the title doesn’t get you to read it, the contents of the article are definitely more interesting – and we’re not even talking about the almost nude photoshoot. Saldana exposed herself in more ways than one during the Allure interview, as she also talked about her romantic preferences: “[I might] end up with a woman raising my children,” she confessed to the magazine. “That’s how androgynous I am.”
The actress later clarified her answer to Guthrie and Today viewers: "As of now I've been attracted to the male species. I don't know if that will continue but if one day I wake up and feel differently about who I find attractive I wil do that and I will be supported and loved by those that support and love me."
The cast showed up, looking their sharpest for the UK premiere.
The crew of Enterprise all looked flawless last night on the red carpet of the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere. Zoe Saldana, who reprised her role as Nyota Uhura from J J Abrams’s 2009 film, graced the premiere in a futuristic looking black and white gown. Unfortunately, the breezy fabric meant she had a couple of brushes with a potential wardrobe malfunction, but at least she looked fabulous throughout. Her co-stars, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto got decked out in classic ensembles in grey and blue. Newcomer to the series Alice Eve, on the other hand, decided to go with a strapless suede Ermano Servino number and she did not go wrong, looking perfectly polished throughout the night.
The actress looked radiant as she posed for pictures on the night of the premiere.
Star Trek Into Darkness is the second film in the series, reimagined by JJ Abrams and it is set to hit theatres May 9th. It follows the exploits of Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew, as they on a mission to halt an unstoppable force of terror from within Starfleet- said force is being played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming film. So while all we have to at this point are photos from the premiere, there is certainly a lot to look forward to in this film. Be excited. Be very excited. And maybe check out the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer below.
If you’re not a Star Trek fan, you might be wondering what the hell it is that keeps those that are going back to the franchise, obsessively, time after time. Well, we reckon that Zoe Saldana might just have something to do with it. Zoe plays the role of Uhura, who is placed in a bit of a dilemma in the latest movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. “Do I have what it takes to sacrifice my life, for my ship,” is how Saldana describes that dilemma, in an interview with Perez Hilton.
Zoe describes the changes in the characters between the 2009 Star Trek movie and JJ Abrams’ latest venture into space. “You’re seeing the shift of kids to adults,” she explains “and taking on bigger responsibilities and accepting the path they each have chosen.” In the interview, she goes to on to reveal her approach to the character. “I wanted her to kick ass,” she says, plainly and simply. “I just wanted her to be a little more physical… I had such a wonderful time working with JJ and the cast and the crew.
So far, the reviews for the new Star Trek movie are looking promising. With a solid 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, it might not be anything ground-breaking from Abrams, but with Saldana on board, there’s enough to keep everyone happy right?
Actress would be joining Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista in the movie
Zoe Saldana could well be on the way to snagging herself a role in a major Marvel Studios film, with the actress reportedly in talks with the comic giants over the female lead in their forthcoming movie Guardians Of The Galaxy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saldana would play Gamora, the green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species that was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon. Thankfully, she also happens to be a skilled assassin, so she’s likely to have a handy chance against the Badoon. Well of course she would, otherwise she wouldn’t be the sole survivor of her race. Chris Pratt has already been confirmed as the Star-Lord, with Dave Bautista also on board to portray Drax The Destroyer. The role is a typical all-action one for Bautista, who made his name as a professional wrestler in the WWE, wrestling under the name Batista and ascending to the very heights of the business.
According to the same report, the superhero group also includes Groot, a giant tree-man, and Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives. Bet they have plenty to talk about at parties at any rate. James Gunn is directing the movie, which will likely being production in June, with a release date set by Disney for Aug. 1, 2014.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana In Talks For Marvel Film 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
The Enterprise crew find themselves in more danger than they ever cared to imagine when London is ravaged by a brutal enemy with only vengeance on his mind. Captain Kirk must take his crew on a deadly mission to restore hope for their planet with every possibility that they could be wiped out in moments by the formidable John Harrison, but it's not just their lives at stake. Friendships and relationships are put to the test and the harder they try and stick together, the further they push themselves apart.
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Captain Kirk and his formidable Enterprise crew are back and this time danger is closer than they think. On returning to their home planet, they discover that a ruthless force integrated among them has caused massive destruction among the Starfleet and left their planet in total disaster. Kirk and the crew must band together for a life threatening mission that could destroy them all as they set out in a war against this terrible threat. But this time, lives are not the only thing at stake; friendships will be tested, hearts will be broken and Kirk must make sacrifices against his Enterprise family in order to finally settle the score with an old foe.
'Star Trek Into Darkness' becomes the twelfth 'Star Trek' movie since the sci-fi series released the first one, entitled 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', in 1979. It serves as the sequel to the simply named 2009 film 'Star Trek' and has been directed by the same person J.J. Abrams ('Super 8') with writing credits from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ('The Legend of Zorro', 'Transformers', 'Cowboys & Aliens') and Damon Lindelof ('Prometheus'). It will finally hit screens after much anticipation on May 17th 2013 in the UK.
Starring: Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Peter Weller, John Cho, Nazneen Contractor, Bruce Greenwood, Heather Langenkamp, Nolan North,
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Rory Jansen is a young writer who is failing to achieve any kind of literary recognition and is on the edge of giving up as he and his wife Dora struggle to pay the bills. One day, as a kind gesture, Dora buys Rory an antique looking leather case in which he later discovers a collection of papers detailing a highly compelling and well written novel. In a moment of utter desperation and thoughtlessness, Rory copies the story and gets it published under his own name finally achieving the recognition and success he so craved. It's only a matter of time before he gets found out and he begins to realise how many people's lives he has affected by his one moment of stupidity. He must face the consequences for stealing the work of another writer and find a way to fix everything.
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In Colombia, feisty 9-year-old Cataleya (Stenberg) witnesses her parents' massacre of by Marco (Molla), henchman the drug kingpin Luis (Benites). Years layer (now Saldana) she's in Chicago, where she's been raised by her uncle (Curtis) to be a stealthy assassin. Now she's trying to draw Marco and Luis out of protective CIA custody by leaving clues at each murder scene. And it seems to be working. With an FBI agent (James) on her trail and a boyfriend (Vartan) who knows nothing, she's playing a dangerous game.
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Cops Jack and Eddie (Dillon and Hernandez) are on the trail of a fiendishly efficient band of bank robbers made up of brainy, brawny Gordon (Elba) and his well-dressed goons (Brown, Walker, Christensen and Ealy). When former gang member Ghost (Harris) is released from prison, he presents them with a "once-in-a-lifetime job". But they only have five days to prepare, which is less than they're used to. Something seems fishy, but they go ahead with the heist. And sure enough, not only are the cops closing in, but Ghost may betray them.
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Aspiring author Aaron (Rock) is preparing his father's funeral amid all kinds of distractions. His novelist brother Ryan (Lawrence) jets in from New York, but won't help at all. His wife Michelle (Hall) is pushing him to move out from their mother's (Devine) house. The boyfriend (Marsden) of his cousin (Saldana) has just accidentally been given a hallucinogen. Uncle Russell (Glover) is on the rampage. And a small man (Dinklage) has something shocking to announce.
Through all of this, Aaron's hypochondriac best friend Norman (Morgan) tries to maintain some semblance of order. But he's useless.
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On a mission in Bolivia, a five-man black-ops team is betrayed by their power-mad CIA boss Max (Patric) and left for dead. But they embark on a mission to get revenge and clear their names, with Clay (Morgan) leading techie Jensen (Evans), demolition expert Roque (Elba), driver-pilot Pooch (Short) and sniper Cougar (Jaenada). They also enlist the help of a sexy-but-shady woman (Saldana) as they track Max and his vile henchman (McCallany) from Miami to Los Angeles and try to stop his nefarious Bond-like plan.
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Spears plays Lucy, the beautiful but brainy valedictorian of her graduating high school class in a small Georgia town. She can carry a tune, but her divorced dad (Dan Aykroyd, in a role we've seen from him too many times before) has decided she will not study music in college but will instead study to become a doctor. Because of her focus on studying, she has missed out on the high school experience and has lost touch with two close childhood friends. After graduation, the three girls put their differences aside and reinvent their friendship by digging up a time capsule they planted as kids. Ah, they have something in common after all: The desire to get out of their small down. Lucy, the all-American girl, wants to meet the mother who left her at age three; Kit (Zoe Saldana), the fashion queen, wants to see her fiancé at UCLA; Mimi (Taryn Manning), the expecting mother, wants to pursue a singing career. And Mimi's mysterious guitar-playing friend Ben (Anson Mount) agrees to take the girls on a road trip to California in his '73 Buick convertible.
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As the camera probes into a crowded room of ballerinas spinning and dipping, a young blond is immediately isolated from the bunch. The male choreographer's assistant notes that the girl has poor form. The choreographer retorts, "Who cares, look at her." And with that the blonde, blue-eyed Jodie is given a spot in the American Ballet Academy, the Julliard of dancing.
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In The Terminal, Spielberg gives us Hanks as Viktor Navorski, a visitor from the fictitious country of Krakhozia in Eastern Europe. Hanks, made up to be pasty and lumpy, puts on a mush-mouthed accent reminiscent of Yakov Smirnoff, and finds himself landing at New York's JFK on a mission we won't discover until the end of the film. We know only that it involves a Planters peanut can.
Continue reading: The Terminal Review
It's a rare treat when a movie that looks, from its synopsis and previews, to be formulaic tripe turns out to be fresh, spirited and truly entertaining. "Drumline" is just such a movie.
Built on the chassis of a sports-underdog plot, this energetic, hip, feel-good flick stars wiry, charismatic newcomer Nick Cannon as Devon, a cocky freshman marching band drummer from Harlem who arrives at Atlanta A&T expecting to become the campus king of sticks and snares without having to pay his dues.
The kid is a spectacular drummer, as he proves during an early audition scene. He flawlessly, boldly rat-a-tat-tats his way through the robust piece the bandleader (Orlando Jones) expected him to play, then adds a little solo on the end just to show off. It isn't long before he's butting heads with the drill-sergeant-like upperclassman who leads the drumline, and that guy's not about to let some snot-nosed hot shot treat his section like a back-up band for showboating solos.
Continue reading: Drumline Review
Freshly graduated from jail bait status, Britney Spears wastes no time getting down to her skivvies for her acting debut in the coming-of-age road movie "Crossroads."
After a prologue in which three little girls bury a box of mementos and pledge to dig it up the night of their high school graduation, the film cuts to eight years later when one of those girls has grown up into Lucy (Spears), who is introduced bouncing around her room, lip-syncing to Madonna songs in her two-sizes-too-small underwear.
Later she appears in an even teeny-weenier pink bra and panties -- then in a towel, then in a wet dress, a bikini and several other low-cut and high-cut outfits. Perhaps this is a concession to the all the reluctant teenage boyfriends that will get dragged to this picture by their Britney-loving girlfriends.
Continue reading: Crossroads Review
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