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This was an exciting moment for Lucas. "I thought, yeah ... finally I've arrived ... with all these cool beautiful people," he said. Unfortunately, Lucas had his fly unzipped in the photo taken with the Material Girl. We're sure that Madonna has seen worse things than an unzipped fly, but still -- with Lucas telling the tale, we got to savor his humiliation as he relived it all over again.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has acquired the television rights to the box-office and Best Picture-nominated sensation, which just won Sandra Bullock her first Oscar on Sunday. The film -- which made over $250 million, domestically -- will premiere sometime in 2012.
Case in point: SyFy Channel's 2009 miniseries 'Alice.' No, it wasn't conceived by the network as a way to get rich off of Johnny Depp's wacky hairstyle, but there's no question that the studio wisely decided to capitalize on the hype by picking this week to release the 'Alice' DVD set.
"I get musical inspiration for the characters. Like, for example, there was a band -- actually, Terry Gilliam turned me onto this band called Sunset Rubdown. It was a great few songs on there that just defined the Hatter for me perfectly," Depp said, explaining how he got into character for Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.'
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What's Hot on Inside Movies: A Brand New 'Alice in Wonderland' Trailer, Unscripted Interviews, the Decade's Greatest Films
One of the most highly anticipated 2010 movies (aside from 'Eclipse,' of course) is Tim Burton's live-action take on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.' Here's a look at the brand new full-length trailer.
The economy is slowing down for some, but apparently not for producer superstar Jerry Bruckheimer. Moviefone caught up with him to discuss guinea pigs, Nicolas Cage, and even a Rolling Stone.
It's hard for me to get excited about something like Alice, Syfy's twisted new take on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. NBC and Syfy seemingly produce these modern versions of classic tales for the same reason Hollywood studios push out stale remakes and sequels – because they already have a built in audience. And the producers don't have to worry about coming up with an original story. All they have to do is force some contempo quirkiness into the age-old text and be done with it. (Make the flamingos flying machines! Turn the caterpillar into a hookah-smoking Harry Dean Stanton!)
Similar to Syfy's Tin Man, its dark and tedious Wizard of Oz redo, Alice offers a bizarre retread of its classic source material. But writer-director Nick Willing (the brains behind Tin Man) smartly sets his tale in a futuristic version of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. And he's created a brand new Alice too. She's a tough twentysomething brunette who teaches martial arts and high-kicks bad guys in the face.
Ever wonder what famous literary character Alice would be like if she were alive today? Well, ponder no more! Nick Willing, director of 2007's record-breaking, Emmy-winning miniseries 'Tin Man' is taking the classic Lewis Carroll story and putting a modern spin on it. Just as Willing took 'The Wizard of Oz' and twisted it into 'Tin Man', he's taken 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' and adapted them to the contemporary world in a 4-hour, 2-night miniseries 'Alice'.
Alice is now Alice Hamilton, a fiercely-independent twenty-something who witnesses her lover Jack Chase get kidnapped by two thugs and driven into darkness. Desperate to find Jack, Alice puts her trust in a stranger who calls himself White Rabbit, and suddenly finds herself on the other side of the looking glass.
She's a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of a devilish Queen who isn't happy about Alice's arrival. In her quest to get answers and find Jack, Alice must deal with a host of outrageous characters including the flying scarabs, the thundering Jabberwock, the Pool of Tears and the clinically insane Doctors Dee and Dum.
The 'Alice' cast is star-studded, including Canadian Caterina Scorsone as Alice, Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts, Tim Curry as Dodo, and Colm Meaney as the King of Hearts, among many others. AOL TV Canada sat down to talk to the director and Scorsone about the upcoming miniseries, and how the 150-year-old story is relevant to today's world.
Read Q&A After the Fold!
We'll have an advance review of Alice soon, but for now you can head after the jump for an inside look at the miniseries, premiering December 6 on Syfy. Spoilers follow.
They're also doing Alice, which is their take on Alice in Wonderland. Here's the trailer. It premieres December 6.
Well, they've done some casting and it turns out that Kathy Bates is the Queen of Hearts and Tim Curry is playing a character called Dodo (who in the original novel was a caricature of the author). Given his malevolent smile, I would think Curry would be better suited as the Cheshire Cat.
I'm surprised they didn't give the title character the surname of Liddell (instead they went with Hamilton). I can only surmise that they wanted to minimize any possibility of litigation.
Frankly it wouldn't surprise me if we learned at the end of the four hour mini-series that Alice was on a bad acid trip. That would be my adult interpretation of the novel.
The Phantom sounds like standard superhero fare and unless someone utterly spectacular is behind it, I see it as another Flash Gordon. I could only sit through the first ten minutes of the first episode of that fiasco.
The Golden Globes air tonight, so if you want to brush up on your awards history then you won't want to miss Jack Black's hilarious, Golden Globes-nominated performance in 'School of Rock.'
But that's not the only movie making music this week. 'Moulin Rouge!,' the Baz Luhrmann musical starring Ewan McGregor and an Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman, airs this Thursday.
See more of AOL's flick picks of the week after the jump.
Another project mentioned which surprised me was Alice, described as a "modern day telling of Alice in Wonderland," much like Tin Man was for The Wizard of Oz. What surprised me about this is how Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming for Sci Fi, reacted when I actually asked him about this idea last year during my visit to the sets in Vancouver.
I'm referring to Spock from Star Trek, not Dr. Spock the baby expert. Although, I'd have loved to see a baby book written by the latter while he was on drugs. That would certainly be entertaining. At any rate, my good pal Wild Bill sent me a link to a video consisting of some trippy scenes from the original Star Trek set to Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." The video mostly features Spock, Bones and Kirk from the episode "Shore Leave," which is one of few Star Trek episodes I actually remember. Sorry, I was a Star Wars nerd and always will be.
I'm not sure if this video should be viewed as pro-drug or anti-drug. Spock certainly seems to have trouble coping with altered perceptions, but Sulu doesn't seem to have a problem with it at all. My conclusion? If you need help with your math homework, call Spock. If you want to party, call Sulu.
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