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Top stories


The Cannes Journals #4: More coverage from Jo Blo.




New images

Cinescape: After the Sunset

Jo Blo: first look at Anthony Edwards as Brains in Thunderbirds; Casshern, The Terminal

Latino Review: The Terminal


Movieweb:
Phantom of the Opera, The Terminal, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ju-On: The Grudge, Napoleon Dynamite


OutNow: best Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban gallery I’ve seen so far. A frillion hiiiii-res pics, including spoilers

Z Review:
Catwoman, Dear Frankie, Nathelie




Trailers and multimedia

Apple: The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Movie Box: Princess Diaries 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (clips), Ju-On: The Grudge (clips), Two Brothers (featurettes), Color Me Kubrick (teaser)

Superhero Hype: official-site Flash version of the Spider-Man 2 spot that ran during last night’s American Idol

Official sites: Constantine, Thunderbirds, Napoleon Dynamite

Trailer Park trailer reviews: Alexander (second opinion)




Casting calls and future films


Quick casting

Amityville Horror remake:
Jimmy Bennett (Daddy Day Care) (Cinescape)

Brideshead Revisited remade: Ananova now says that the filmmakers deny that the Sebastian Flyte role has been cast, much less with Jude Law. It’s not often you see Ananova correcting something, so…

Fantastic Four: Now Latino Review has word that Kate Bosworth, instead of/in addition to Julia Stiles, is up for Sue Storm. Christina Milian is also in the running.

Lovewrecked:
Amanda Bynes. Premise: “An 18-year-old girl is ecstatic when she finds that her favorite rock star is a guest at the tropical resort where she is working for the summer. When they are both thrown overboard during a cruise, she finds herself stranded alone with him on what they think is a remote beach. Randal Kleiser will direct the indie film, having ventured into similar territory with The Blue Lagoon in 1980.” (Empire Movies)

Madman: Over at my journal, a reader has clarified the “star of the biggest moneymaker” quote—Allred has publicly said that Viggo Mortensen was his dream casting. Does that mean they actually got him? Time will tell. (Occupation: Girl)

Sky High: Michael Angarano, who “will play Jeremy, the son of two superheroes named Commander Stronghold and Jetstream who goes to a high school where every kid is the son or daughter of someone with superpowers.” (Cinescape)


Screenwriters


Aztec: DreamWorks has bought Jeff Shaffer and Ted Humphrey’s pitch. Premise: “The main character is a slave named Tez who is a participant in a deadly game called Ullamalitzli where players have to hit a rubber ball through a stone hoop many feet off the ground -- and not use their hands or let the ball touch the ground at any time. The winners of Ullamalitzli were lauded with gifts and the love of the crowd. The losers were put to death.” Also, Word automatically corrected “Dreamworks” to “DreamWorks,” which kinda freaks me out. (Cinescape)

Ghost Rider:
Apparently the Mark Steven Johnson script is fab. (Superhero Hype)



More films

Batman Begins: Set reports are starting to come in from LaSalle street, Chicago. (Superhero Hype)

Children of Men:
…may be Alfonso Cuarón’s next project. Premise: "It's the world 30 years from now, [a time] in which for 18 years no human child has been born, for unknown reasons. Civilizations are falling apart. England is the last remaining civilization as we know it, because it's an island that's insulated itself from Europe, which is in civil wars and complete pandemonium. So the story takes place in that context. It's a story about hope and faith." (SciFi Wire)

Forbidden Planet remake:
Steven Spielberg wants David Twohy for the job, based on his work on The Chronicles of Riddick. (Dark Horizons)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
Producer David Heyman honestly thinks that fans would rather have new, age-appropriate kids rather than follow Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint through to the bitter end, and that there would not be riots in the streets if they were replaced. David Heyman is an idiot. (Cinema Confidential)

The Incredibles:
Wired has a feature up on Pixar’s next. (via Superhero Hype)

Little Sister: Walter Hill will direct; he wrote the script with partner David Giler. Premise: “The story centers on a female cop who teams up with a Mafia-type thug seeking retribution for his little sister's death.” (Killer Movies)

Marlene Dietrich biopic: Gwyneth Paltrow will star. I don’t like her, and I want to crack all sorts of jokes about how inappropriate I think she is, but… I have this weird gut feeling that she’ll actually knock this one out of the park. Maybe I’ve seen Gwyneth in Vogue too many times. (Empire Online)

Nico biopic: David McKenzie (Young Adam) will adapt James Young’s bio Nico: The End. CHUD bets money that Gwyneth Paltrow will be involved at some point, which is funny given the Marlene Dietrich story, until you actually look at the accompanying picture of Nico. And then it’s just scary.

The Perfect Man:
Shooting began today on the Hilary Duff/Heather Locklear romantic comedy. (Coming Soon)

Skeleton Key: Coming Soon reports that shooting has also begun on the Kate Hudson supernatural thriller.




Reviews (Here be spoilers!)

AICN: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Day After Tomorrow

CNN: The Day After Tomorrow

Film Jerk: The Day After Tomorrow, Soul Plane

Jo Blo: The Day After Tomorrow




Upcoming DVDs


CHUD: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Chump Change, Jetsons S1

DVD Fanatic: Wizards, Survivor S1, Starship Troopers 2 clips, Chronicles of Riddick music video, Star Trek: Voyager S2, The Company, Frasier S3, Along Came Polly clips

DVD File: Monster, Buffy S6, Mystic River

DVD Savant: Judex, Winsor McKay: The Master Edition, The Godfather, Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, The Hunters, Hickey and Boggs

DVD Talk: Gut-Pile, Trainspotting: CE, Head Above Water, Saved by the Bell S3-4, Herbie Goes Bananas, The Company, Now You See Him Now You Don’t, Safe Passage, Hickey & Boggs

IGN DVD: 50 First Dates, Saving Private Ryan




Interviews and profiles

About:
Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales)

CHUD: Mario Van Peebles (Baadasssss!)

Cinema Confidential:
Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow)

DVD Fanatic: Kristina Aparnau of Cruel Intentions 3 (there’s a Cruel Intentions 3?)
Jam Showbiz: James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain)

Jo Blo: Jake Gyllenhaal, Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow)

Latino Review: Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow)

SciFi Wire: Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

TheForce.net: Ian McDiarmid interview in Theatregoer magazine (Star Wars: Episode III)





Other news

Ananova:
Harry Potter star auditioned as a woman; Gwyneth to play Marlene Dietrich; Seabiscuit star to play superhero; Kate Beckinsale 'most beautiful British actress'; Stars turn out for The Day After Tomorrow premiere; Halle Berry wants a baby; Film makers deny Jude's involvement in Brideshead Revisited

Chicago Sun-Times:
Harry Potter and the power of a towel

CNN: 'Day After Tomorrow' a wreck; Parker hits the Gap; Janney engaged; Doctorow booed; When the Japanese invaded America; Barrino is newest 'Idol';  Legendary publisher Roger Straus dead

IMDB: Love Pleads Guilty; Lohan's Dad Speaks Out About Family Fight; Halle Wins a Restraining Order; Caviezel Turns Down $75 Million Payday; O'Donnell To Launch Gay Mag; Diaz Reveals Broken Nose Was a Big Deal; Mira Sorvino Gets Engaged;  McGregor Stressed Back To Smoking; Madonna Scraps Second Show; Britney Cancels World Tour Date

Jam Showbiz: Paltrow to play Dietrich in biopic; Johnny Depp to team up with wife
'Brokeback' begins Calgary shoot

The Movie Box:
MTV refuses to air “Super Size Me” ads

USAToday: Fantasia crowned 'Idol'; The love below: NYC basement club Level V/ Vento packs 'em in; From The O.C. to The Wire, 10 reasons to remain hopeful about TV; Sarah Jessica's new deal with Gap

Yahoo: Hollywood Mystery Man 'Rance' Has Internet Abuzz; Jessica Simpson May Play Daisy Duke; A Movie So Bad, Even the Marketers Admit It; Paltrow Says 'Ja' to Marlene Dietrich Movie; Sony, MGM Keep Talking About Possible Sale; Novelist Anne Tyler Gives Thumbs Up to New Film; Harry Potter Stars Predict Gruesome End to Series; Michael Moore's Brashness Seen as Box Office Draw; Filmmaker Moore Says He Has Berg Footage

Zap2It: Radcliffe Predicts Harry Potter’s Death; Halle Berry Stalker Sent by God to Marry Her; 'Stepford' Ideal Honored with Trailer Awards; Cattrall Abstains from 'Sex' Film; Paltrow Can't Help Playing Dietrich; Bynes Sets Sail for 'Lovewrecked'; 'Harry Potter' Teens May Not Outgrow Roles




Fun and games

Defamer:
Rance Gets First Major Media Hummer for Blog; Mindy Herman E!xecuted; Unfortunate Variety Headline of the Day (“"Newman pitches tent for kids"); try your very hardest to decipher a Ted Casablancas BI along with the Defamer gang

Empire Movies: Northern Exposure S1, Quantum Leap S1 contests

Fametracker: Hey! It's That Codger, Coot, Grandpa, or Other Really, Really Old Man!

MSNBC: Can Star Wars: Episode III be saved?

Short Attention Span Theater: Empire Online calls shenanigans on the Golden Trailer awards; IGN Filmforce has a new look (wibble); Six Degrees of Cleo; "Troy in Fifteen Minutes" is Defamed; Emma Watson has some anger issues




Parting shot

Zap2It: "Halle Berry Stalker Sent by God to Marry Her"

* LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Oscar winner Halle Berry has more than her share of man troubles. The 37-year-old actress is seeking a new restraining order against a Louisiana man who has been stalking her since 1998, reports Celebrity Justice.

Over five years ago, former Navy SEAL and preacher Greg Broussard began calling Berry's manager, claiming that he was going to marry her. His repeated calls, threats, inappropriate gifts and a "surprise" visit to Los Angeles resulted in a restraining order, which recently expired.

At the beginning of May this year, Broussard began to call again in earnest and insists that "God told him to marry Halle" and that he will "eliminate" anyone standing in his way -- namely Berry's manager, publicist and attorney. His escalated efforts include threats that he will head to Los Angeles once again to "settle this once and for all."

The 40-year-old Broussard is currently under investigation in Louisiana for making threats and assault. *
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