Archive for February 4, 2012
This weekend, Big Miracle, the true story of the rescue of a family of California blue whales trapped in Alaska in 1988 opens in theaters. John Krasinski (The Office) plays the reporter who first discovers the plight of the whales while Drew Barrymore portrays his former girlfriend and the Greenpeace activist who champions the mission.
In order to successfully create a path through the ice where the creatures are trapped (so they may reach the ocean and continue with their winter migration) the pair must enlist the help of the media at large, an oil tycoon with access to a massive “ice-breaker,” the national guard, and both the US and Russian governments. The details of the tale read like a Hollywood script but the most outlandish aspects (like the US and the USSR cooperating in the ...
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Catherine Keener signs up to Duty as Tom Hanks first mate; Katherine Heigl is Face Blind; Jim Sheridan moves out of his Dream House and Into The West; has Hugh Grant dumped Renee Zellweger and dropped Bridget Jones’ Baby? Meanwhile, Josh Duhamel and Bruce Willis fight Fire With Fire.
1. Catherine Keener has signed on to play Tom Hanks’ wife in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips. The film, based on Richard Phillips’ true-life book A Captain’s Duty, charts his story after he was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009.
Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey will produce the film, which was written by Billy Ray, the writer behind Shattered Glass – not Achy Breaky Heart.
2. Katherine Heigl will star-in and produce the thriller Face Blind.
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Following their respective turns as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natalie Rushman/Black Widow and Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Avengers, Scarlett Johnasson and Mark Ruffalo will be working alongside one another on a strikingly different project: a lower-budgeted, music-oriented drama titled Can a Song Save Your Life?.
Ruffalo’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind producer Anthony Bregman and raunchy comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow (there’s a combination) are producing Can a Song Save Your Life?, which is being written and directed by John Carney – the Irish filmmaker responsible for the 2006 Best Song Oscar-winning drama, Once.
According to the official Exclusive Media press release, Can a Song Save Your Life? revolves around the young Gretta (Johansson), a wannabe professional musician who moves with her boyfriend to New York, only to be left in the dust when her ...
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Marvel is expected to release new material that gets fans pumped (ie. new footage) for The Avengers during the film’s full Super Bowl XLVI TV spot. Such a tasty morsel would be all the more welcome, while comic book aficionados continue to wait for the next full theatrical trailer – and, more importantly, the actual movie, which arrives in theaters exactly three months to the day (of writing this).
However, in the meantime, we have a couple of new Avengers character banners, which we’ve also separated into their individual super-warrior components, for you to view – along with another official still of Tom Hiddleston as Loki from the film, and a pic of the action figure representation of Avenger‘s The Incredible Hulk.
Thanks to some steadfast Avengers fans, the latest character-centric promotional banners for the Joss Whedon-headed comic book adaptation are online. While most of the profile pics included ...
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Ratings-starved NBC has once again taken to shifting around its line-up, but this time the program jumble is intended to make room for the highly anticipated new drama Awake, and shuffle the little-watched continuation of The Firm to Saturday nights.
After hitting disastrously low ratings, NBC yanked the underperforming Josh Lucas series and placed it in the television equivalent of time-out – where it will likely finish the remainder of its first season. Audiences will have to wait until March 1 for Awake to officially replace The Firm, however, so in the meantime they will have to make-do with reruns of the freshman fantasy procedural Grimm.
Now cleared for active duty, Awake becomes one of the few programs on NBC’s docket to not only boast an intriguing concept – a man wakes from a car crash to ...
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