Batman scoops Empire Awards

Batman was the big winner at the 2009 Jameson Empire Awards in London as Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan were honoured for their parts in making Dark Knight, The (2008).

The late Heath Ledger also received a special commemoration award for his life works at the ceremony in London.

Voted for by readers of the monthly film magazine, the awards attracted luminaries such as Tim Burton, Danny Boyle, James McAvoy and Gemma Arterton.

Arterton won best newcomer - a prize for which she had been nominated two years running.

Transformers back again in 2011

A release date has been announced for the third movie in the Transformers series, three months before the sequel even hits cinema screens.

Paramount says the film will be ready for 1 July 2011.

However, director Michael Bay said on his official website that Paramount have made a "mistake", stating that its release date will be in 2012.

A first sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is set for a summer release on 24 June.

In a comment posted on Tuesday, Bay said: "I said I was taking off a year from Transformers."

"Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to 4 July - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!!"

"That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots."

Chris Brown-Rihanna Duet a Prearrest Project

Chris Brown and Rihanna aren't making new beautiful music together after all.

The producer who recently collaborated with the couple on a possible duet for Brown's upcoming album said Friday that the project is actually a tune they recorded before the singer was busted for allegedly assaulting Rihanna.

Fanning to join Twilight sequel

Dakota Fanning is to star in New Moon, the sequel to teen vampire film Twilight, it has been confirmed.

The 15-year-old War of the Worlds star will play Jane in the film, a member of the evil Volturi coven of vampires.

In the series of books on which the film is based, Jane is able to manipulate a person's mind to make them believe they are in excruciating pain.

Filming is due to begin at the end of March in Vancouver with the movie scheduled to be released in November.

Robert Pattinson Oscars 2009 Presentation

Robert Pattinson — Oscars 2009

Robert Pattinson suits up to attend the 2009 Oscars held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night (February 22).

The 22-year-old Twilight hunk presented a montage of what love looked like in 2008 with Mamma Mia! starlet Amanda Seyfreid.

Hugh Jackman is hosting the 2009 Oscars. Performers for the night also include: Anne Hathaway, Beyoncé, Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens and Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper

Twilight 2

Ok, so this is the second installment of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. In this book, what happens is Bella is celebrating her birthday at edward's house. Edward and his whole family are vampires. Bella was opening her birthday prsent, when she got a paper cut. His whole family almost jumper on her. Ever since than, edward started to feel distant from bella becaus ehe felt that he was responisble for her almost getting hurt.
Soon after he breaks up with her because he feels like it's the best thing to do. He leaves her in the forest heart broken, and she runs to her best from Jacob, who helps heal her heart. She is still in love with edward thought, and she jumps off a cliff in the middle of them book.
Edward finds out what she does, and tries to kill himself because he though that she was dea.
She really wasn't. The ening of the book is just trying to find edward in time before he kills himself. This is a really awsome book, read it, you will love it, i finsihed it in like 2 days.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Genre : Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Date : May 01, 2009

Director : Gavin Hood

Producer : Hugh Jackman, John Palermo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter

Screenwriter : David Benioff

Starring :
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed / Sabretooth
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Lynn Collins
Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau / Gambit as John Wraith
Troye Mellet
Dominic Monaghan as Barnell Bohusk / Beak
Danny Huston
Daniel Henney
Scott Adkins
Kevin Durand
Troye Sivan

Synopsis : Leading up to the events of "X-Men," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Official New Trailer [HD]

Dragonball (2009) & NEW TRAILER HD

Dragonball (2009)

Release Date: April 8, 2009
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Running Time: Not available
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Director: James Wong
Writer: James Wong
Cast: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Texas Battle, Randall Duk Kim, Ernie Hudson

"Dragonball" is adapted from the manga created by Akira Toriyama; the work was also turned into a Japanese anime series that played all over the world. It tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys.

synopsis :
Goku and a handful of friends battle for the Earth against the deadly forces of the Saiyans, who are sweeping across the universe, leaving a path of destruction. Goku and his friends' best chance for survival rests with the Namekian DragonBalls, which provide them the power to summon a mighty dragon.


To know about Knowing is to be informed of an upcoming apocalyptic thriller from a quartet of scribes with a background in Horror (many of the writers worked on 2005’s Boogeyman). However, this is a race against time action-drama starring ubiquitous leading man Nicolas Cage. Cage is Ted Myles, a teacher at his son’s school who uncovers the cryptic messages of a 50-year old document left in a time capsule by a former student there. Myles unearths the idea that the continual existence of Earth as we know it, rests largely in the hands of he and his son. The urgency to decode said messages and possibly save the world is thus agitated to the nth degree. To reveal much more about the plot would put you in the position of, well, knowing too much.

In the capable hands of underrated Director Alex Proyas, we can expect some shocks, twists, and hairpin turns that venture beyond the standard. His comic book adapted film The Crow flew away with some serious loot in ‘94 earning $50mm in domestic receipts, more than 3.5 times its reported budget. Viewers failed to venture into darkened theaters for 1998’s Dark City though, as it earned only about half that total worldwide. Proyas’ biggest earner to date was his most recent effort, 2004’s I, Robot which fought its way to $145mm domestically. Aided by box office royalty in the form of the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, it was the poorest received by critics (58% Tomatometer) of the films mentioned but it computed a futuristic $347mm worldwide.

The myopic Cage is never one averse to the big screen, feeling you might forget him if he is gone for more than a few months at a time. Despite some airballs he’d like to forget, like last year’s Next ($17mm gross vs. $70mm budget), he still has the backing of studios to get big projects. But he has averaged nearly 3 movies a year in the last decade(!), begging the question whether or not audiences will be tired of him. However, as indicated by his recent National Treasure: Book of Secrets, currently at $220mm domestic and $457mm worldwide, we know he can still draw a crowd.

It’s hard to know whether or not Knowing will triumph at the box office. That is largely dependent on who show’s up in what form. Proyas can potentially graduate to the official big time with a hit here. Stylistically, he has proven he can create fantastical worlds we want to inhabit but he hasn’t done a film set in modern day in a while. Let’s hope Cage’s performance is more along the lines of 2005’s nuanced Weather Man (7.0 IMDB rating) than ‘06’s Wicker Man (3.2(!) IMDB). If we as an audience don’t want to rip the Face Off of Nickel Gauge Cage in this one, the odds of a successful movie-going experience increase exponentially. You can now consider yourself in the know about Knowing.

Knowing - Movie Trailer HD

Tom Cruise 'Always Wanted to Kill Hitler'

SEOUL, South Korea (Jan. 19) - Tom Cruise fulfilled a boyhood dream with his role in his latest movie 'Valkyrie' - trying to kill Hitler. Cruise says he identifies with his German character, who led a failed plot to assassinate the Nazi leader.
"I've always wanted to kill Hitler. As a child, I used to wonder why someone didn't stand up and kill him," Cruise told reporters Sunday.

Cruise said he "came to greatly admire" the real person he portrayed in the film, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg. "Although the story takes place during the World War II, I found the story ageless," he said. Making the movie "was a powerful experience that I will never forget."
Despite mixed reviews, 'Valkyrie' had a solid $21.5 million opening weekend in North America in December and has made a total $77.6 domestically since then, according to the box office tracking Web site Box Office Mojo.
Cruise's visit to Seoul, where "Valkyrie" opens Thursday, marks a rare promotional stop by Hollywood to South Korea, which traditionally focuses on neighboring Japan as the industry's main Asian market. 'Valkyrie' director Bryan Singer said South Korea was picked as the first Asian country for the movie's release because it's "an extraordinary rising market" for both local and international films.

I Love You, Man

It's about something real. It can be hard to make guy friends with work and relationships and other commitments. It does have value, so it's worth pursuing. Presenting it as a romantic comedy structure is just the brilliant artistic point of view.

The random moments are brilliant. Their social observations are quite accurate and the nervous awkwardness or background characters chiming in provide sharp comic rhythms. The bits and banter feature references just random enough to be off the mainstream, but still known enough that no one should be alienated. They are delivered perfectly, and really, it's the banter that makes these movies engaging.

It's as R-rated as all the recent Apatow-influenced productions, but the sexual revelations are actually honest. It's not just outrageous. It is outrageous too but it's there because real people think that way.

Even when you can see a gag coming, they play it so straight that vomit is funny again. It's sincere. When they do some of the typical rom-com structure, it has enough irreverence that it still fits their perspective on the genre.

Though the film is about guy love, it has the most nurturing engagement between the lead and his fiancé. She actually wants to support him and improve his life, not just demand things from him.

It's also the first time I've ever seen an attractive wedding dress, and that includes my own ex-wife. Maybe it's just that Rashida Jones looks adorable in anything, but I really hate the way wedding dresses look. That's right, ladies. $1000s to look like a douche on your one special day. Unless I end up with Rashida Jones, that's what I think of it.

I Love You Man - Trailer HD

The Unborn

Directed by: David Goyer
Written by: David Goyer

Odette Yustman - Casey Beldon
Gary Oldman - Sendak
Ethan Cutkosky - Barto
Cam Gigandet - Mark
Meagan Good - Romy
Jane Alexander - Sofi Kozma
James Remar - Gordon Belman
Idris Elba - Arthur Wyndham
C.S. Lee - Dr. Lester Caldwell
Rhys Coiro - Mr. Shields
Carla Gugino - Janet Beldon

David Goyer is a mind-boggling filmmaker at times in terms of the wide spectrum of his films; not in style, but in quality. The man behind the stories of such well-received films as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Dark City is also responsible for serious critical and commercial flops, such as Blade Trinity, The Crow: City of Angels and the made-for-TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of Shield starring none other than David Hasselhoff. It often seems as if Goyer has one good movie in him for every four or five bad ones, or perhaps that every time he puts together the story for a great one he must then, by some karmic decree, balance it out by just as much on the other side of the spectrum. With the 2008 Batman sequel pulling in accolade after accolade, including a Writer’s Guild of America nomination for Goyer and his co-writers, one wondered what his next project would be. The answer is The Unborn, a PG-13 horror film starring Odette Yustman and Gary Oldman that he both wrote and got behind the lens to direct, something he hasn’t done since Blade Trinity.

The Unborn - Movie Trailer

Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood has hinted that his role as bigoted Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski — a gun-toting widower living in Detroit near the struggling Ford auto plant and even nearer to the Asian immigrants crowding him out of his run-down, racially mixed hood — may be his last role as an actor. Eastwood, 78, has two Oscars for directing Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, and two nominations for starring in them. But an Oscar for acting? Not yet. Get busy, Academy.

I don't think Eastwood will ever turn down a juicy role. But Gran Torino, named after the 1972 car that Walt garages and polishes like a symbol of his idealized past, is a humdinger of a valedictory. Directed by Eastwood from a script by newcomer Nick Schenk, Gran Torino is Eastwood's hell-raising salute to every hardass he's ever played. Cranky Walt often communicates in a growl that sounds like a demon in need of an exorcist (wait till you hear Eastwood rasp a few bars of the film's memorable title song). Walt squints at the Hmong family next door, especially Thao (Bee Vang), a teen with a rustler's eye on the Torino. Thao's smart-mouth sister, Sue (the wonderful Ahney Her), can defrost Walt with a beer and food that isn't his usual beef jerky, but only Walt's dog, Daisy, dares to get too close. Cocking his rifle when gangbangers intrude on his territory, Walt snarls, "Get. Off. My. Lawn." Terrific stuff. And it gets better when Walt confronts some hoods playing grabass with Sue: "Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while that you shouldn't have messed with? That's me."

And that "me" isn't just Walt. It's the Man With No Name taking aim in those spaghetti Westerns. It's Dirty Harry Callahan asking, "Do you feel lucky, punk?" It's William Munny, from Unforgiven, digging deep to note, "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have." It's even Frankie Dunn, the fight manager from Million Dollar Baby, who knows "tough ain't enough."

Gran Torino - Movie Trailer HD

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Rick Yune, Moon Bloodgood, Taboo, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Neal McDonough
Andrzej Bartkowiak

synopsis :
Based on the popular video game, this adaptation focuses on female fighter Chun Li and her quest for justice.

The second live-action Street Fighter adaptation is headed to theaters next year, and while Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was shot in English, this Japanese trailer represents the first glimpse of near-finished footage.

Doom director Andrzej Bartkowiak is helming the project, with Smallville veteran Kristin Kreuk filling in the titular role. The film also stars Neal McDonough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li hits theaters on February 27, 2009.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) & Movie Trailer HD

Two Lovers

A 2929 Prods. and Wild Bunch presentation of a Tempesta Films production. (International sales: Wild Bunch, Paris.) Produced by Donna Gigliotti, James Gray, Anthony Katagas. Executive producers, Agnes Mentre, Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Marc Butan. Co-producers, Mike Upton, Couper Samuelson. Directed by James Gray. Screenplay, Gray, Richard Menello.

Leonard Kraditor - Joaquin Phoenix
Michelle Rausch - Gwyneth Paltrow
Sandra Cohen - Vinessa Shaw
Ruth Kraditor - Isabella Rossellini
Ronald Blatt - Elias Koteas
Reuben Kraditor - Moni Monoshov

An involving, ultimately touching romantic drama about a young man's struggle deciding between the two women in his life, "Two Lovers" reps a welcome change of pace for director James Gray from his run of crime mellers. Well acted by Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, this very New York tale is old-fashioned in good ways that have to do with solid storytelling, craftsmanship and emotional acuity. Developing an audience will be another matter altogether; its central romantic dynamic would be entirely accessible to a mass audience, but pic's smallish nature and lack of real B.O. names suggest that interest will need to be built among discerning viewers via fest exposure and critical support, leading into gradual platform release by a dedicated distrib.

Two Lovers & Movie Trailer

Eleven Minutes

A Zero Point Zero production, in association with Maximum Vacuum. Produced by Michael Selditch, Rob Tate. Executive producers, Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins. Directed by Michael Selditch, Rob Tate.

With: Jay McCarroll, Nancy Kane, Kelly Cutrone, Lee Deekle, Jason Lowe, Lola Brooks, Anthony Cady, Omahrya Mota, Eve Salvail.

A skillfully crafted, highly entertaining docu about process, personality and perception, "Eleven Minutes" revolves around the charismatic Jay McCarroll, the first "Project Runway" winner, in his real-world bid for fashion fame and fortune. McCarroll's media renown has put enormous pressure on him to prove himself more than a boob-tube phenom, particularly in an industry known for its whimsical cruelty. With little money, endless expenditures, no business experience and a lot of talented best buds, McCarroll manages to cobble together a collection for his moment in the spotlight. A working man's "Unzipped," this hugely diverting docu struts strong niche appeal.

Shambling, teddy-bearish McCarroll, like some gay Michael Moore, invites the documentary crew -- and, by extension, the viewer -- to bear witness to his production process and all the contradictions implicit in turning out high fashion on a low budget. McCarroll and his minions scour Canal Street and the Lower East Side for cheap materials, meeting with grommet makers and silkscreen artists to turn his drawings into garments.

Eleven Minutes & Movie Trailer

The Assassination of a High School President - Review

One could be forgiven for mistaking Assassination of a High School President's Bobby Funke (Reece Danial Thompson) with a young, Catholic school version of Humphrey Bogart. Brett Simon's feature-length directorial debut finds the budding reporter unraveling a vast conspiracy at St. Donovan's High School, one involving stolen tests, point shaving, illegal drugs and attempted murder. Whether he's cornering the class president Paul Moore (Patrick Taylor) or taking his road test, the patter of Funke's near-constant inner monologue is pure Bogie.

Thompson brings the character to life in a way that few his age could handle. He does however get a fair bit of help from writers (and former South Park production assistants) Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. The script in Assassination is nothing short of brilliant, a hilarious noir-comedy mixture in which each character is more colorful than the last.

Take Mr. Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis), a no-nonsense, emotionally scarred Iraq war veteran with a strong hatred for troublemakers and gum chewing. Or the spaced-out school nurse (Kathryn Morris), who isn't really sure of where she is let alone what's ailing the students who come to see her. There's also the class hottie Francesca (Mischa Barton), a sort of "femme fatale next door," and her slimy brother (STEP brother, that is) and recently promoted class VP Marlon Piazza (Luke Grimes).