Hollywood has long harbored a bizarre fascination with cute, furry animals, but in recent years, movies involving pets of various types have become so common that they've earned their own genre classification: Petsploitation. With one petsploitation flick, Marley & Me, dominating the box office and another, Hotel for Dogs, opening this week, the genre is more robust than ever.
To learn more about Hollywood's latest obsession, check out our comprehensive guide to petsploitation cinema. Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
Don Cheadle, who may be best known for his dramatic turns in movies such as Reign Over Me, Talk to Me, and Hotel Rwanda has signed on to join Emma Roberts in the family movie, Hotel for Dogs. Perhaps Hotel for Dogs wil be a message movie after all. Or perhaps Cheadle just needs to be in something light for a change.
Also,Sex and The City: The Movie has a new character in the form of Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar-winning Effie will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant. Say, we're writers living in a big city. We could use an assistant. Maybe she wants to work for us instead?
Source: Variety. Posted 09.11.07 by reelz
Hollywood seems to have canine-brain this week, and who can blame it?
Julia Roberts' niece, actress Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew, Aquamarine), will be starring in Hotel for Dogs, a live-action kids' flick about two teen orphans who hide stray dogs in an abandoned hotel. Jeff Lowell (John Tucker Must Die) adapted the script from the 1971 novel by Lois Duncan. It will be the feature directoral debut of Thor Freudenthal.
Bernie Mac (Transformers, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle) will be adding his comedic talents to Old Dogs, the John Travolta-Robin Williams comedy about two middle-aged men who find themselves in the charge of 7-year-old twins. Mac will play "Johnny Lunchbox," a puppeteer with Barney-like status among kids.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter. Posted 08.15.07 by reelz