Wednesday, December 31, 2008

‘Hotel for Dogs’ (2009) comic film

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 feature film adaptation of the Lois Duncan novel of the same name about two orphans who take in stray dogs at an empty house. The film, which began shooting in November 2007, is directed by Thor Freudenthal and stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kyla Pratt, and Don Cheadle.
In this family film, Emma Roberts leads a star-filled cast that includes Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, and Don Cheadle. A pair of orphaned siblings (Roberts and Jake T. Austin) are forced to give up their beloved dog when they move into a foster home. But since they can't stand to live without him, they turn a closed hotel into a home for their dog--and any other strays they can find. Hotel for Dogs is based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Lead Cast
Emma Roberts as Andi
Jake T. Austin as Bruce
Lisa Kudrow as Lisa Scudder
Don Cheadle as Bernie
Troy Gentile as Mark
Kyla Pratt as Heather
Johnny Simmons as Dave
Kenny Vibert as Jason
Kevin Dillon as Carl Scudder
Yvette Nicole Brown as Mrs. Camwell

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Romantic Comedy ‘Bride Wars’ (2009)

Bride Wars is an upcoming romantic comedy film directed by Gary Winick and written by Greg DePaul and June Raphael & SNL's Casey Wilson.
The film stars Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Chris Pratt and Kristen Johnston.
Liv and Emma are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal "must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age 26, they're both about to get married; they're about to realize their dreams; and they're about to live happily ever after.
Or maybe not. When a clerical error causes a clash in wedding dates--they're now to be married on the same date!--Liv, Emma and their lifelong friendship are put to the ultimate test. Liv, a successful lawyer who is used to getting what she wants, including the perfect job and the perfect man, won't settle for anything less than the perfect wedding she has dreamed of for years.
Emma, a schoolteacher who has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself, discovers her inner Bridezilla and comes out swinging when her own dream wedding is imperiled. Now, the two best friends who'd do anything for each other find themselves in a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners struggle that threatens to erupt into all-out war.
Lead Cast
Kate Hudson - Liv
Anne Hathaway - Emma
Candice Bergen - Marion St. Claire
Chris Pratt - Fletcher
Bryan Greenberg - Nate
Steve Howey - Daniel

Kristen Johnston - Deb
Casey Wilson - Stacy Kindred
John Pankow - Emma's Dad
Paul Scheer - Nicky Coo
June Raphael - Amanda
Malvin Romero - Laughing student
Kallie Mariah Tabor - Student#3 / Bridesmaid

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Michael Jackson is ready to join in Majority

This is a bad news for World famous pop singer Michael Jackson's fans.

He is preparing his final tour from his life very soon. In a couple of days or an a weeks he is going to joining in Worlds Majority group.

According to the author of Michael Jackson's new biography auther Ian Helperin Michael Jackson is reportedly in desperate need of an emergency transplant operation to save his life from a rare lung condition.

This femiliar pop icon Michael Jackson (50) is suffering from lung disease Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness, as well as emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Mister pop 'Bad' and Thriller' famed Jackson also suffers an eye problem, his left eye almost 95-percent blinded.

British News Daily Sunday Express broke this news and entire fans of Michael Jackson across the world are dumped in grief with this.

Jackson has been suffering from lung disease and fighting for life in hospital. His blood circulation is also holding problem and doctors say that he is battling with life's last moments.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hollywood upcoming war film 'Defiance'

Defiance is an forthcoming film directed by Edward Zwick and set for release in 2008. Set in World War II, the film is based on the true story of the Bielski partisans, covered by author Nechama Tec in the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans. Defiance stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, and George MacKay as four Jewish brothers from Poland who escape from the Nazis and fight back to rescue fellow Jews. Production began in early September 2007. The film is scheduled to be released on January 16th, 2009.
Defiance: Synopsis
The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood.
There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. At first it is all they can do to stay alive. But gradually, as whispers of their daring spreads, they begin to attract others--men and women, young and old--willing to risk everything for the sake of even a moment’s freedom.
Tuvia is a reluctant leader and his decisions are challenged by his brother, Zus, who worries that Tuvia’s idealistic plans will doom them all. Asael is the youngest--caught between his brothers’ fierce rivalry.
As a brutal winter descends, they work to create a community, and to keep faith alive when all humanity appeared to be lost.
Daniel Craig as Tuvia Bielski, one of the four Bielski brothers
Liev Schreiber as Zus Bielski, one of the four Bielski brothers
Jamie Bell as Asael Bielski, one of the four Bielski brothers
George MacKay as Aron Bielski, one of the four Bielski brothers
Alexa Davalos as Lilka, a Polish refugee and the love interest of Craig's character
Tomas Arana as Ben Zion, a resistance leader
Defiance is scheduled to be released on January 16th, 2009 in wide release.
‘Defiance’ Official Trailer

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hollywood upcoming thriller film ‘Valkyrie’

Valkyrie is a 2008 historical stoy based thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and starring Tom Cruise. The film is based on the July 20, 1944 plot of German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and marks the re-teaming of Singer and producer/screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. Cruise will portray the leader of the plot, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
Cruise's casting caused controversy among German politicians and members of Stauffenberg's family due to the actor's practice of Scientology, though German newspapers and filmmakers gave support to the film to spread global awareness of von Stauffenberg's attempted plot. The filmmakers of Valkyrie initially had difficulty setting up filming locations in Germany, but they were later given leeway to film in locations pertaining to the film's story, such as Berlin's historic Bendlerblock.
The film changed release dates from as early as June 27, 2008 to as late as February 14, 2009. The changing calendar and poor response to United Artists's initial marketing campaign drew criticism about the studio's viability. After a positive test screening, Valkyrie's release date was ultimately set to December 25, 2008. United Artists renewed its marketing campaign to reduce its focus on the star Tom Cruise and to play up director Bryan Singer's previous credentials.
Valkyrie: Story
A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who loves his country but has been forced to watch with horror as the rise of Hitler has led to the events of World War II. He has continued his military service, all the while hoping someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed.
Realizing time is running out, Stauffenberg decides he must take action himself, and in 1942, on his own initiative, attempts to persuade senior commanders in the East to confront and overthrow Hitler. Then in 1943, while recovering from injuries suffered in combat, Stauffenberg joins forces with the German Resistance, a long-existing civilian anti-Hitler conspiracy comprised of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power.
Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler’s own emergency plan to stabilize the government in the event of his demise--Operation Valkyrie--and turn that plan on its head to remove those in power and cripple Hitler’s regime, these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government. With everything in place, and with the future of the world, the fate of millions, and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to being the one who must kill Hitler himself.
Todd McCarthy reviewed the film for the entertainment trade paper Variety, and commented: "After a long takeoff, 'Valkyrie' finally takes flight as a thriller in its second half but never soars very high." McCarthy described Tom Cruise's performance as "a bit stiff but still adequate". Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt gave as his "Bottom Line" assessment: "Well-crafted historical thriller boasts fine performances but fails to probe the motives behind the plot to kill Hitler.

‘Valkyrie’ Official Trailer

Monday, December 8, 2008

Upcoming fantasy film ‘Bedtime Stories’

Bedtime Stories is a 2008 fantasy comedy film. The film will be directed by Adam Shankman and will star Adam Sandler. Sandler's production company Happy Madison and Andrew Gunn's company Gunn Films will produce the film, and Walt Disney Pictures will distribute the film.
Bedtime Stories: Synopsis
Hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson's life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down.
Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson
Keri Russell as Jill
Guy Pearce as Kendall
Teresa Palmer as Violet
Courteney Cox as Wendy
Lucy Lawless as Aspen
Russell Brand as Mickey
Richard Griffiths as Barry
Dana Goodman as Rose
Aisha Tyler
Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Morgan Heit as Tyler
Corey Mitchell J.R. as Johnny Smith
‘Bedtime Stories’ Official Trailer

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Northern Ireland (Irish) film ‘Hunger’

Hunger is a 2008 film about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike. It is written by Enda Walsh and Steve McQueen, who also directed. It was made by Blast! Films and commissioned by Channel 4 and Film4. It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Caméra d'Or award for first-time filmmakers. It went on to win the Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival.
Hunger : Synopsis:
Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. The infamous H-Blocks is where Irish republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest. It is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer as the H-Block leader, Bobby Sands, pursues various tactics to help his fellow republicans re-establish their political status. In order to create real change, Bobby leads a Hunger Strike to protest for special category status for republican prisoners.
Michael Fassbender .... Bobby Sands
Liam Cunningham .... Priest
Stuart Graham .... Ray Lohan
Liam McMahon .... Gerry
Lalor Roddy .... William
Laine Megaw .... Mrs. Lohan
Helena Bereen .... Ray's mother
Aaron Goldring .... Bobby's childhood friend

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Upcoming Animation film ‘The Tale of Despereaux’

The Tale of Despereaux is an upcoming animation fantasy film directed by Sam Fell and Rob Stevenhagen. Based on the 2003 fantasy book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, the movie is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and stars Matthew Broderick and Emma Watson. Slated for a December 19, 2008 release by Universal Studios, the film is rated G by the MPAA and was sent by Universal Pictures as a contender for the possibilty of being nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
In the faraway kingdom of Dor, four unlikely heroes emerge: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father’s grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer. Tiny and graced with oversized ears, Despereaux was born too big for his little world.
Refusing to live his life cowering, he befriends a Princess named Pea and learns to read (rather than eat) books--reveling in stories of knights, dragons and fair maidens. Banished from Mouseworld for being more man than mouse, Despereaux is rescued by another outcast, Roscuro, who also wants to hear the tales.
But when the Princess dismisses Roscuro’s friendship, he becomes the ultimate rat and plots revenge with fellow outsider Mig. After Pea is kidnapped, Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can rescue her--and that even the tiniest mouse can find the courage of a knight in shining armor.
Matthew Broderick as Despereaux Tilling
Emma Watson as Princess Pea
Belinda as Princess Pea (in Latin America)
Dustin Hoffman as Roscuro (Chiaroscuro)
Tracey Ullman as Miggery "Mig" Sow
Sigourney Weaver as The Narrator
William H. Macy as Lester
Kevin Kline as Andre
Stanley Tucci as Boldo
Robbie Coltrane as Gregory
Ciarán Hinds as Botticelli
Christopher Lloyd as Hovis
Tony Hale as Furlough
This is Universal's first animated film to be filmed in a 2.35:1 widescreen format.
‘The Tale of Despereaux’ Official Trailer

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hollywood top 5 Weekend films

Hollywood top 5 Weekend films for the week of November 28-30, 2008.
1. Four Christmases (Warner Bros. (New Line)): $46.7 million
2. Bolt (Buena Vista): $66.9 million
3. Twilight (Summit Entertainment): $119.7 million
4. Quantum of Solace (Sony / Columbia): $142.1 million
5. Australia (Fox): $20.0 million