December 25, 2007
December 14, 2007
Some food for thought.....
The following nominees for the 65th Golden Globe Awards was announced last night in US. The winners will be announced on 13 January 2008.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Great Debaters
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney for Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy for Atonement
Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington for American Gangster
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ryan Gosling for Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks for Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Savages
John C. Reilly for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie for Away from Her
Jodie Foster for The Brave One
Angelina Jolie for A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley for Atonement
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams for Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky for Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Marion Cotillard for Môme, La
Ellen Page for Juno
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Casey Affleck for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta for Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson for Michael Clayton
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett for I'm Not There
Julia Roberts for Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan for Atonement
Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton
Best Director - Motion Picture
Tim Burton for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel for Scaphandre et le papillon, Le
Ridley Scott for American Gangster
Joe Wright for Atonement
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Enchanted ("That's How You Know")
Grace Is Gone ("Grace Is Gone")
Into the Wild ("Guaranteed")
Love in the Time of Cholera ("Despedida" )
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story ("Walk Hard")
Best Animated Film
The Simpsons Movie
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The State Within
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Adam Beach for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Jim Broadbent for Longford
Ernest Borgnine for A Grandpa for Christmas
Jason Isaacs for The State Within
James Nesbitt for Jekyll
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Bryce Dallas Howard for As You Like It
Queen Latifah for Life Support
Debra Messing for The Starter Wife
Sissy Spacek for Pictures of Hollis Woods
Ruth Wilson for Jane Eyre
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
Steve Carell for The Office
David Duchovny for Californication
Ricky Gervais for Extras
Lee Pace for Pushing Daisies
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Michael C. Hall for Dexter
Hugh Laurie for House M.D.
Bill Paxton for Big Love
Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Jonathan Rhys Meyers for The Tudors
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate for Samantha Who?
America Ferrera for Ugly Betty
Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Anna Friel for Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker for Weeds
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Patricia Arquette for Medium
Glenn Close for Damages
Minnie Driver for The Riches
Edie Falco for The Sopranos
Sally Field for Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter for Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Ted Danson for Damages
Kevin Dillon for Entourage
Jeremy Piven for Entourage
Andy Serkis for Longford
William Shatner for Boston Legal
Donald Sutherland for Dirty Sexy Money
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Rose Byrne for Damages
Katherine Heigl for Grey's Anatomy
Rachel Griffiths for Brothers & Sisters
Samantha Morton for Longford
Anna Paquin for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Jaime Pressly for My Name Is Earl
December 13, 2007
The big screen live-action version of 'Alvin And The Chipmunks' is currently playing in theaters worldwide. Alvin, Theodore and Simon has been our favourite chipmunks for the last 50 years, but do you know how they came about?
In 1958, Ross Bagdasarian Sr. was down to his last $200. So he spent $190 to buy a tape recorder and experimented with children's songs and piano tracks slowed to half speed. He wrote and performed his first song 'The Witch Doctor' which he convinced his record company, Liberty Records, to release. The song quickly went to Number One, selling more than a million records.
A few months later, Ross wrote a Christmas song. He loved the voice of the Witch Doctor, but wanted to marry that voice with personalities. One day while he was driving, a tiny chipmunk dashed in front of his car, and Ross knew he had found his star.
His Christmas song became 'The Chipmunk Song'. He named the three chipmunks after the executives at Liberty - Al Bennet (Alvin), Si Waronker (Simon) and Ted Keep (Theodore). The trio is 'managed' by their human 'father' and confidant, David Seville, a stage name created by Ross.
The record was sold more than 4 million copies in seven weeks, and it launched the careers of the chipmunks. It spent four weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from December 27, 1958 to January 19, 1959. It also earned three Grammy Awards and a nomination for Record of the Year.
The rest, like they say, is history.
Today, Ross' son, Ross Junior continues to run the Chipmunk empire with his wife.
In the new movie, Jason Lee ('My Name Is Earl') stars as David Seville, a struggling Los Angeles songwriter who discovers the singing chipmunks in his apartment. David adopts the chipmunks, taking care of them as father and manager of their famous rock band.
December 10, 2007
Empire Magazine recently released their list of 'Top 100 Sexiest Movie Stars'. Guess who tops the list? Angelina Jolie! They say her sexiest moment was 'beating the hell out of Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and then banging the hell out of him by way of apology'.
Here's the Top 10 from the list:
1. Angelina Jolie
2. Natalie Portman
3. Daniel Craig
4. Jessica Alba
5. Johnny Depp
6. Eva Green
7. Brad Pitt
8. Scarlett Johansson
9. Keira Knightley
10. Gerard Butler
You can get the complete list here.
December 7, 2007
Anyway, I came across a company called Threadless which designed this interesting T-shirt which they called 'The Spoiler Shirt'. Check this out.....
Can you guess all the titles of the movies in the design above? Click here for the answers.
December 6, 2007
You might all remember Morgan Spurlock's last documentary 'Super Size Me' where he set out to prove the negative effects of fast food by subjecting himself to a diet of McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days!
Spurlock's latest project is by far, his riskiest yet. Spurlock has just finished his new movie 'Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?' in which he sets out to search for the most wanted man on the planet.
The following is an article from MSNBC News:
Rumors are flying that filmmaker Morgan Spurlock of "Super Size Me" fame may have done what the United States government has failed to do for the last six years — find Osama bin Laden.The question on everybody's lips now is whether Spurlock has actually found Osama or this is just a clever publicity ploy. We'll just have to wait until next year when the movie comes out.
The speculation first began at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, where Spurlock showed a select group of potential buyers 15 minutes of footage from his new documentary, "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?" The film follows Spurlock through the Middle East in his search for the elusive leader of al-Qaida. According to Slashfilm.com, The Weinstein Co. quickly snapped up the picture after seeing the clips.
Adding to the belief, Daniel Marracino, the film's director of photography, is quoted in Variety, saying of the movie, "We've definitely got the Holy Grail."
December 5, 2007
The film will detail Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and District Attorney Harvey Dent rounding up the criminals that plague Gotham City. In particular, they will battle a mysterious criminal mastermind we all know as The Joker.
The movie will open in July 2008.
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'One Missed Call' is a remake of the 2003 Japanese horror about several people who start receiving messages of themselves getting murdered in the near future. The remake stars Edward Burns and Shannyn Sossamon. The movie will hits theaters on January 4th, 2008.