Which Actress Should Play the Last Princess of Alderran?
Now that Disney has expanded its library of fairy tale princesses to include its first space princess, the question is: How does the "House of Mouse" plan to utilize Leia Organa, last princess of the doomed planet Alderran, twin brother to Luke Skywalker, and daughter of evil Sith warlord Darth Vader. Concurrent with the announcement of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII would be blasting into theaters in 2015, which we later learned would be written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine); however, nothing about the plot has been revealed.
All three of the principal actors who starred in the original trilogy — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher — have expressed interest in returning in the new movie and it's likely that Disney will want to capitalize on the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, but whether Disney brings back the original cast members as a way of bridging the original trilogy with the new trilogy or reboots the characters with younger actors is anyone's guess. Considering how well Paramount's Star Trek reboot was received by the general audience and even die-hard Trekkers and Trekkies, coupled with the fact that Disney skews young, we're thinking Star Wars will get the reboot.
We already asked you to vote for the best actors to play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Now, we want to know who you think has what it takes to wag her finger in the face of evil as the feisty princess with a preference for scoundrels?
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Posted 11.18.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Justin Timberlake is engaged to Jessica Biel, popping the question over the holidays. The couple split in 2011, with Timberlake reportedly sowing some wild oats with Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, and Olivia Wilde, while Biel did the same with Gerard Butler.
Zooey Deschanel has filed for divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and the divorce docs shed a close light on Deschanel's finances. Zooey
— makes an average of $95,000 a month
— spends and average $22,550 a month (including $2K on clothes)
— has $1,578,000 in the bank
— has an additional $1,645,000 in stocks, bonds, etc.
— has real and personal property valued at $693,300
Marc Anthony, clearly fed up with all the media attention ex Jennifer Lopez is getting with new boy-toy Casper Smart, posted a pic on Facebook smooching with 24-year-old Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima.
Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren has bulldozed a $12 million North Palm Beach, Florida house to make way for her dream home. Nordegren struck a $100 million divorce settlement with Woods last year.
Casey Anthony has surfaced in a strange and awkward video posted on Facebook that she recorded in October, sporting a completely new look with dark-rimmed glasses and a blonde bob.
Speaking of blonde bobs, perhaps Cameron Diaz has been influenced by Anthony as she debuted her new hairstyle while on vacation in Hawaii. Posted 01.05.12 by reelz
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
A 20-year-old woman has filed a paternity suit against Justin Bieber that alleges Biebs is the father of her three-month-old baby boy. In the suit Mariah Yeater claims the couple had backstage sex on October 25, 2010 after a sold-out concert at the Staples Center. Yeater was 19 while Bieber was just 16 at the time.
Bieber's camp is strongly denying the allegations, calling them "malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims," while Star has pictures of the alleged Baby Biebs. Bieber himself brushed off the allegation, tweeting he's going to "focus on the positives ... the music" while debuting a new hairstyle.
Kim Kardashian apologized to fans for her sudden divorce from Kris Humphries in a blog post saying she "married for love," but wanted "a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon." So soon, in fact, that it's reported she nearly called off the wedding, and was calling friends days before telling them she didn't want to do it.
For his part, a "devastated" Kris Humphries called off a Las Vegas hosting gig and is hanging out with friends and family in Minnesota, while the Vegas Chippendale's has offered Humphries the empty celebrity MC spot at the Rio, previously occupied by ex-98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons.
Later this morning Lindsay Lohan will find out if she's headed back to jail for violating her probation by getting kicked out of the Downtown Women's Center. Despite pulling extra morgue duty, the legal experts at TMZ say she's for sure headed to the slammer.
Iconic manic pixie dream girl Zooey Deschanel is back on the market after splitting from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. Deschanel, 31, married Gibbard, 35, just over two years ago.
It's about a girl for new dad Hugh Grant but the 51-year-old actor would not reveal the mother's identity, with a spokesman only saying, "He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive." It's suggested the mum is Tinglan Hong, a Chinese actress with whom Grant was seen on a string of dates earlier this year. Posted 11.02.11 by reelz
So far this summer, the biggest surprise has been the success of nearly every R-Rated comedy that has been released. The Hangover Part II kicked things off in May, earning $527 million worldwide, while Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher and Horrible Bosses have all gone on to earn (so far) $168 million, $247 million and $114 million, respectively, worldwide. That gives a wide berth of hope for The Weinstein Company's upcoming Our Idiot Brother.
Starring Paul Rudd as a hippie farmer so naive that he sells marijuana to an uniformed police officer, Our Idiot Brother's story takes off after Rudd moves back in with his family. A second trailer for the movie debuted in June that showed some of the movie's heart, while the three, recently released preview clips are trying to show off the movie's humor. watch the clips >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for Our Idiot Brother (formerly My Idiot Brother) has been released online, making it the second well-reviewed 2011 Sundance Film Festival indie to get a theatrical trailer this week after Another Earth. Written by Evegenia Peretz and David Schisgall from a story by Evegenia and director Jesse Peretz, the movie stars Paul Rudd as Ned, an idealistic hippie with a sunny disposition who intrudes on the lives of his three sisters—career-oriented Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), bisexual hipster Natalie ( Zooey Deschanel) and perfect mother Liz (Emily Mortimer)—after getting out of jail to find that his girlfriend has dumped him. read the synopsis and watch the trailer >> Posted 04.24.11 by BrentJS
Universal has released a variety of new preview clips for their upcoming comedy, Your Highness, which reteams Pineapple Express co-stars James Franco and Danny McBride with their Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green.
However, instead of being a modern-day stoner comedy, Your Highness is a stoner comedy set in medieval times with Franco and McBride playing Prince Fabious and Prince Thadeous, respectively, two brothers who set out on a journey to save Franco's fiance from the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux). Along the way, the Princes meet up with warrior princess Isabel (Natalie Portman), who aids them on their quest. watch the clips >> Posted 03.31.11 by Ryan
James Franco and Natalie Portman may be looking at possible Oscar drama nominations coming early next year, but come April, the two actors will team up for Universal's comedy, Your Highness. Directed by Pineapple Express' director David Gordon Green, Your Highness follows Danny McBride as Thadeous, a lazy, slacker prince who must join his brother Fabious (Franco) on a quest to save Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna ( Zooey Deschanel). Portman plays McBride's love interest, an elusive warrior named Isabel. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.22.10 by Ryan
Director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot has been the subject of many rumors since Sony decided to start over with the successful franchise. Here are a few examples: in August, Christoph Waltz was falsely rumored to be the villain in the movie, months before Rhys Ifans was cast in a role that is also rumored to be the Lizard. Rumors also surround the role of J. Jonah Jameson, which reportedly had actors John Slattery and Sam Elliott contending for the role, with Elliott refuting the rumor. Recently, Sally Field was rumored to be up for the role of Aunt May, and, in further rumors, the role of Mary Jane Parker may not even show her red-haired head in the reboot. and the latest rumor is... >> Posted 11.11.10 by Ryan
Single this Valentine's Day? Recently got dumped? Forgettaboutit! There are worse things than being alone.
Don't believe us? We've offer up Exhibit A: 10 Bad Movie Girlfriends. Among the warnings, guys? Beware of Amanda Peet. And we didn't even include her character from Something's Gotta Give — a single heart attack and she's ready to pawn you off on her mother.
And for all the single ladies, we have Exhibit B: 10 Bad Movie Boyfriends. From freeloaders to narcissists to charmers with gun-wielding ex-wives, honey, you can do better! Posted 02.11.10 by reelz