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MOVIE NEWS: Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2 Revealed!

Iron Man 2 Mickey Rourke

The folks over at USA Today have scored this shot of Mickey Rourke in full on Whiplash gear on the set of Iron Man 2.  Here’s a link to their article. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses.  In the comic book the whips are electrically powered whips that have enough of a charge where it can damage Iron-Man’s armor. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses.  Here’s link to USA Today’s story.

MOVIE NEWS: Twilight: New Moon, Makes Movie Trailer History

Twilight: New Moon

You know, I think there might be some interest in this Twilight: New Moon movie. The movie trailer for Summit Entertainment’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON received 10.6 million online views in its first week from the trailer’s domestic launch partners, MySpace and MTV.  The trailer views on MySpace set a new record for the site with a total of 4.2 million online views within the first 24 hours and a total of 7.8 million within the first seven days.  After being seen by 5.3 million viewers during its broadcast debut during the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, the trailer also received a total of 2.8 million online views on MTV.com within the first week.

The achievement is not only a record for MySpace, but also surpassed the views of the third and final trailer for the first film TWILIGHT, which received 3.2 million views in its first 48 hours online. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and directed by Chris Weitz will be released November 20, 2009.

MOVIE REVIEW: Here Comes Your Summer Hangover!

the-hangover-1If you’re familiar with the phrase, “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas?”, then this movie is right for you. Imagine that you are on the eve of getting married and your best friends treat you to a weekend in Sin City. You & your friends decided to get a suite at one of Vegas’s famous casinos. Then, you do a toast to celebrate your last night as a bachelor. Then the next morning, everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong. The hotel room is trashed beyond recognization. You’re sleeping on the floor. One of your friends is missing a tooth. A baby is in the closet. Finally, you found a bengal tiger in your bathroom.

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MOVIES: UP, Up, & Away Tour at the NEWSEUM

Up, Up & Away!

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of going Up, Up, & Away in an old armchair that’s attached to several balloons.  I bet you are wondering am I try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Not at all, but I had taken part in the Up, Up, and Away Tour at the NEWSEUM in Washington, DC. This tour is to help promote the latest Disney/Pixar movie, Up!, which is playing in theatres right now!

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MOVIE NEWS: Fan Made Green Lantern Trailer, Rocks!

This is one of the greatest fan trailers ever. I found it at the Ifanboy.com website, someone put a lot of thought and effort into this, Warner Brothers should hire whoever did this to be involved in their rumored Green Lantern movie. You would think Green Lantern would be one of the easiest characters to bring to the big screen. But whoever created this trailer, bravo!

MOVIE NEWS: Fox Gets Social with new Contest for I Love You Beth Cooper

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The folks at Fox are doing something interesting for their upcoming Hayden Panettiere – who many know as the Cheerleader on Heroes, movie I Love You Beth Cooper. They are asking people to go to ILoveYouBethCooper.com and post a Video of a special message they’ve always wanted to express – to a friend, parent, love interest… anyone. Selected videos will be featured in television spots for I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER. Hayden launches the campaign on www.iloveyoubethcooper.com on May 20 with a series of sample “moment of truth” videos that will be promoted on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. The site also includes a Twitter tool that allows users to tweet their secret confessions anonymously or via their personal Twitter accounts. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER opens in theaters everywhere July 10. Directed by Chris Columbus (“Home Alone,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”), the film is based on the popular 2007 novel of the same name by Larry Doyle of The Simpsons and Beavis and Butthead fame.


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MOVIE REVIEW: Michelle Weighs in on Terminator Salvation!

Terminator: Salvation

How is it possible McG continues to get these huge directorial movie projects? I’ll tell you – he is capable of making the trains run on time, but not much else. He has no vision, discernible style, wit or knows how to get much out of his actors. Whenever I watch one of his films, I think of this scene in Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back where Matt Damon is doing a sequel to Good Will Hunting and he asks the director how he should do a scene and the camera cuts to the Director saying “Just do it however you want to,” while he counts his piles of cash. Terminator Salvation is one soulless endeavor.

A lot of this is the fault of a bad script combined with lazy direction, but I also am officially sort of fed up with the entire franchise and how it treats time-travel.  It’s the saga’s magic bullet that solves – or muddles everything. They have used it so much that I just no longer care about anything that happens in this Universe and there seems to be no consequences to them using it other than nothing major ever seems to change. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles television show made me care again, but they canceled that and this movie has nothing to do with the events of that, so again nothing matters.
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MOVIE NEWS: Robert Pattison Confirms Breaking Dawn is a Go!

Robert Pattison

While in Cannes on Tuesday, Robert Pattinson confirmed that there will be a fourth “Twilight” film based on the Stephenie Meyer novel, “Breaking Dawn,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.Pattinson said he is committed to starring in the final outing to date, but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.

I can’t hold my tongue anymore.  Can I be the one who says the TWILIGHT novels SUCK? I tried reading the first book and just gave up in the middle. Bella is one of the most vapid, annoying, lead characters EVER. I can’t think of anyone more annoying and self involved. Her entire relationship with Edward is about as shallow as it comes. Every other sentence in that damn book is about how beautiful Edward is. Or oh I’m so clumsy gym will be a drag, Edward will save me, oh I can get lost in his deep blue eyes, why oh why is Edward mad at me today? His skin is so smooth. Just awful. I like all the other characters well enough, but Bella is just terrible it would have been nice if Stephanie Meyer actually gave Bella some sort of personality or interest beyond how beautiful Edward was. Did she like him because he was smart or they had anything in common? No. It was based purely on his “otherworldly beauty.”

Why he and EVERY guy in the book liked her was never explained in the 12 Chapters that I read. It was just “animal lust,” and the fact that he couldn’t “read” her.  I tried reading the first chapter of New Moon thinking it would be different and it was the same crap.  I really do want to read the rest of the series, but Stephanie Meyer’s writing is just unreadable. So I’ll have to be content with seeing the movies because with all that said, I did like the first movie well enough.