- Rhys Ifans tells you exactly what it's like to be a part of the 'Harry Potter' series. It involves Johnny Rotten and Lady Di.
- I'm still not sure whether or not 'The Runaways' is going to be great or awful, but Joan Jett gives her take on the film.
- A documentary about Forks, Washington, where the 'Twilight' franchise takes place actually sounds interesting. Unfortunately, 'Twilight in Forks; the Saga of a Real Town' is pretty much just more 'Twilight' marketing materials.
- Blockbuster has just started putting out Redbox-like DVD kiosks in front of gas stations and the like. Is that all that's going to be left of the once-great video store chain?
- Cinematical discusses Robert Pattinson and Emile de Ravin's new film, 'Remember Me,' and says that it's actually a lot better than the public is giving it credit for.
The movie network has announced that they're doing a classic film festival in April 2010.
1) Choice - Name another channel that you can watch from daybreak till midnight and not have to reach for the remote. TCM has thousands of movies, and as many as I've seen since I started really watching, they broadcast films that are new to me (and believe me, I've logged hudreds of hours watching films). The Turner library is stuffed with classics, A-movies, B's, two-reelers, shorts, silents ... MGMs, Warners, RKO's, and more -- they cover the spectrum. Ted Turner knew what he was doing when he created the channel in 1994. TCM promised to be "uninterrupted, uncolorized and commercial-free!" In 14 years they've stuck by the creed.
Ebert & Roeper co-host Richard Roeper has a new gig, host of the new monthly Starz series Starz Inside.
Or maybe we should say Roeper has another gig, as he'll be staying with the longrunning syndicated movie review show too. Starz Inside will be a series of specials that take a behind the scenes look at the movie industry. Episodes will include "Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco," which will feature George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, and Chris Columbus and "Hollywood Goes Gaming," which will have the history of video games and their effect on the movie industry. They'll even have an episode on "Bloodsucking Cinema," which will showcase the world of vampires on the big screen.
The show premieres on September 24 at 9pm.
It's too bad we won't get anymore moments like the time Vince Vaughn was on the show. He not only picked up his coffee from the "clerk" at the counter, but he actually paid for it! That was pretty funny.
- Entourage's Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff got into a little fight the other night.
- The screenwriters of The Break-Up sign a big deal with Universal.
- Teri Hatcher is going to make a sports movie with Samuel L. Jackson.
- Jerry Lewis is going to direct a stage version of The Nutty Professor.
- Alien vs. Predator 2 has a director.
- They're remaking Terry O'Quinn's The Stepfather?! Why?
- Oh, and have you heard there's some Superman movie coming out this summer?
Ebert has already had three surgeries. In 2002, he had a malignant tumor removed from his thyroid gland, and in 2003 he had two surgeries on his salivary glands. Ebert says that the cancer is not life-threatening, he won't need radiation therapy, and he'll continue as a film critic while all of this is going on.
On a personal note, I wish Ebert well. He has always been very generous and kind to me in my other life as a magazine publisher, contributing articles when he really didn't have to, so I hope that everything turns out OK and he's back battling with Richard Roeper about the summer movies.
Update: Ebert will tape several episodes of Ebert & Roeper so they will air during his recovery.
Yeah. In the 70s we called it Don Adam's Screen Test.
Speaking of old TV shows, Valderrama is about to start filming the big screen version of the series CHiPs.
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- Tim Robbins hates car alarms.
- Come on already...enter the Cinematical birthday contest!
- James writes an open letter to Ben Stein.
- Kevin Smith is going to play AICN's Harry Knowles in a movie?!
- So X-Men 3 is going to be the last movie in the series, eh? Not so fast.
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