Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The first cover of the Hobbit...!

Το πρώτο εξώφυλλο του Hobbit
Ian McKellen will be expected to steal the show in this movie as Gandalf. Again wearing his suit for the Grey Wizard Hobbit story before the Lord of the Rings. The magazine Empire that was made ​​to do homage to the first two new productions of Peter Jackson. Within even analyzed the first photo of Gandalf and how it will lookyounger once the story unfolds in Hobbit 60 years before Lord of the Rings.

Sheriff Woody has not said its last word...!

Ο σερίφης Woody δεν είπε την τελευταία του κουβέντα
After the success of Toy Story 3 Disney is ready for the sequel. The Tom Hanks was asked about and he suggested that the Toy Story will continue and that there will befourth place for young and old fans. And this can not be ruled shot in 3D with the actorto assume again the role of Sheriff Woody.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Died Detective Colombo, Peter Folk...

Έφυγε από τη ζωή ο ντετέκτιβ Κολόμπο, Πίτερ Φολκ   Αt 83 and after three years of battle with Alzheimer's disease stopped beating heart of the most famous and most typical television police investigator.
Τhe  best way to remember Peter Folk is to see how the Colombo - the (television) trademark as an actor - has affected our view of what detectives. The Folk gone, but his hero - the one with the wrinkly face, wrinkled eyes and white trench coat - will stay with us for long.
The Folk was the detective outsider, the odd man, fear and terror (eventually) any suspect, while traversed  the threshold of a comfortable, left with that distinctive cue - "Oh, one more thing, the last" - that was trying to nerves. Against any "compelling" point, insisted on instinct and always gave the impression that nothing of what he did was accidental.The compelling element was that totally indifferent to how they saw othersIt seemed to be fine with himself, his life with his dog (Dog), the noisy Peugeot and his (unknown to the public!) Wife.
The Colombo was a antistar, against the pompous style of the TV detective knew. He once said: "It looks like a victim, you create a sense of sadness. Think you can not see anything, but he sees everything. ""As a man Folk seemed to Colombo," said the friend, partner and neighbor Charlie Engels. "Good sense of humor, his mind always elsewhere - that's why things xechnage -, a handsome and crazy guy."The Folk was born in New York in 1927 by Jewish family, a Russian father and Czech mother. At five, lost an eye from cancer. But he learned to live with it, to sneer, be it with wit and humor. "When they took out the match because of my eye, I took the glass and gave it to the referee." Although started as an actor in Broadway plays, played in movies "art" as his friend John Cassavetes, and was nominated in 1960 and 1961 Academy Award for Supporting Actor, was particularly known for his television appearances.
In the television series «Mystery movie series» NBC's first appearance in 1971 and played every third week in «Colombo», which proved the most popular of the three projects («McCloud» and «McMillan and wife»).The TV studio offered him $ 300,000 the episode to make him - legendary detective - Colombo weekly, but refused, "because the burden would be great."It was so emblematic interpretation as a detective, so typical of the trench, so we saw him and "Wings of Desire" by Wim Wenders, like an angel falling to earth, becomes an actor and play (again) the detective.Leaves behind his wife for many years of conservatory and two daughters.





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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Premiere of Transformers in Berlin!!

Πρεμιέρα των Transformers στο Βερολίνο

The tour for the cast of Transformers 3 continues. The film stars found after Moscow to Berlin for the official premiere of the third part of adventures. Having interviewed thenpress were present on the red carpet with Rosie Huntington Whiteley stealing the show. The Shia LaBeouf on the other was he gave away most of the autographs of the female population to ... wild.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Legendary film!!!

The Godfather(1972)

Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later at Christmas time, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny (James Caan), and family advisors Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sal Tessio (Abe Vigoda) that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather was followed by a pair of sequels.

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Marlon Brando in The Godfather





The Godfather

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The weekly legend of the Big Screen!!!

Marlene Dietrich

Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch (aka Marlene) was born in Berlin, Germany on December 27, 1901. Her father was an army officer who had served in the Franco-Prussian War. Because of his constant absences from the family due to his army duties, Marlene and the rest had to rely on themselves. When he died, while she was 11, Marlene's mother married Eduard von Losch and he adopted the Dietrich children. Marlene enjoyed music and attended concerts. She was adept at playing the violin and piano. By the time she was in her mid-teens, Marlene had discovered the stage. Acting was to be her vocation. In 1921, Marlene applied for an acting school run by Max Reinhardt. She was accepted. She appeared in several stage production, but never had more than a couple of spoken lines. In short, she wasn't setting the stage world on fire. She attempted films for the first time in 1922 Her first film was The Little Napoleon (1923) which was followed by Love Tragedy (1923). On this last project, she met Rudolf Sieber and married him in 1924. The union lasted until his death in 1976 although they didn't live together that whole time. The remainder of her early film career was generally filled with bit roles that never amounted to a whole lot. After being seen in the German production of The Blue Angel (1930) in 1930, Marlene was given a crack at Hollywood. Her first US film was Morocco (1930) with Gary Cooper later that year followed, by Dishonored (1931) in 1931. This latter movie had her cast as a street walker who is appointed a spy. The film was a rather boring affair but was a success because of Marlene's presence. Movie goers were simply attracted to her. In 1932, Marlene filmed Shanghai Express (1932) which proved to be immensely popular raking in $3 million. Once again, she was cast as a prostitute. The next film was Blonde Venus (1932) which turned out to be a horrible production. Her co-star was Cary Grant and once again she was cast as a prostitute. Marlene seemed to be typecast as a woman of low morals and she wanted different parts. Some films such as Desire (1936) in 1936 didn't do that but she wanted to expand. Her chance came in 1939 in Destry Rides Again (1939) when she was cast as "Frenchy", a Western saloon hostess. This began a new direction for Marlene since it shed the typecasting which she was forced to endure during her career. All through the 1940s, she appeared in well-produced, well-directed films such as Manpower (1942), The Spoilers (1942), The Lady Is Willing (1942) and Pittsburgh (1942) all in 1942. Afterwards the roles came fewer, perhaps one to two films every year. In 1945, Marlene didn't appear in any. She only made seven productions in the 1950's. Her last role of any substance was Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) in 1961. Despite the lack of theatrical roles, Marlene still made appearances on the stage. However, by 1979, she was a shell of her former self. After breaking her leg in one performance, she never made a go of it in show business again. Spending the last 12 years of her life bed-ridden, Marlene died on May 6, 1992 in Paris, France of natural causes at the age of 90.




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Friday, June 24, 2011

Cars 2 review!!!

Cars 2 (2011)

If Pixar could ever be said to have a red-headed stepchild, it would be 2006’s Cars. Other studios would be doing backflips and buying self-congratulatory Variety ads if their tentpoles earned Cars’ 74% Rotten Tomatoes rating, but for Pixar it represents an all-time low. Scan the positive reviews and you’ll notice they’re mostly filled with praise of the qualified kind, as in, “It’s no Toy Storyor Incredibles, but…”

So why bother with a sequel? Because even a studio of such vaunted artistic integrity as Pixar must occasionally bow to the dictates of the market: Cars may be among Pixar’s lesser-regarded and lesser-performing films (though a $461 million worldwide gross hardly constitutes failure), but it is astonishingly successful as a brand, second only to the Toy Story franchise in its worldwide merchandising haul. The prospective numbers alone – Cars 2 is expected to outstrip Toy Story 3’s multi-billion-dollar retail sales tally – made another Cars installment all but inevitable.

That’s not to say Cars 2 is just some naked cash-grab. As the Toy Story follow-ups demonstrated, Pixar and producer-directorJohn Lasseter take their sequels seriously, and never embark upon them without a plan that allows a reasonable chance at surpassing the original. And their plan, in the case of Cars 2, calls for a wholesale overhaul.

The story begins with racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), now a four-time Piston Cup champion, accepting a challenge by arrogant Italian Formula One racer Francesco Bernoulli (John Turturro) to compete against him in the World Grand Prix, a series of races in Japan, Italy, France, and England. But once Cars 2 arrives in Tokyo, the setting of its first race, the plot pulls an audacious switcheroo, morphing into a rollicking spy thriller. (This is presaged by its opening sequence, an elaborate take-off of classic Bond-movie prologues.) Lightning, the hero of the first film, retreats to the sidelines as the story shifts its focus to his dim-witted tow-truck sidekick, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), who, through a case of mistaken identity, is thrust into the center of a conspiracy involving efforts to thwart a revolutionary alternative fuel called Allinol.

On the trail of the mysterious green-energy haters are British secret agents Finn McMissile (Michael Caine), the spitting image of 007’s iconic silver Aston Martin DB5 (actual brand names are for the most part avoided), and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), a plucky purple roadster, who believe Mater to be an American agent under deep cover. Fumbling toward gallantry, his ignorance and clumsiness attributed to his elaborate disguise, Mater’s arc echoes those of the protagonists in Being There and other works in which simpletons inadvertently elevated to positions of significance. Heroism, it seems, knows no IQ.

All told, Cars 2 represents a solid upgrade – lighter, quicker, sleeker, and brighter than the original model. Leaving the provincial confines of Radiator Springs, the setting of the first film, is a boon to the animators, allowing them to showcase breathtaking 3D renderings of exotic skylines and cityscapes. The film boasts an earnest if artlessly conveyed pro-environmentalist message, but I would hesitate to call it a message film. In fact, it may be Pixar’s least-serious film to date: silly, whimsical, and crammed with one-liners and throwaway sight gags. It lacks the immense depth of feeling that characterizes more esteemed Pixar releases like Toy Story 3 or Up!, but it's by no means hollow, either. Those wishing for that old familiar Pixar profundity may simply have to accept that a world made up exclusively of anthropomorphized cars just isn’t conducive to it.

All of which suggests that Cars 2 is principally geared toward the audience’s younger and more distractible members, who may lose track of the conspiracy plotline or fail to grasp its energy politics, but will devour the rest of the film like a supercharged pixie stick. A handful of vehicles actually die in the film, though never on-screen. The implied vehicular carnage probably won’t traumatize the little ones, but it could prompt a few uncomfortable “Do cars go to heaven?” conversations.

Adults’ appreciation for Cars 2 may ultimately hinge on their respective tolerance for Mater’s bumbling redneck shtick and the film’s reliance (some might say overreliance) on fish-out-of-water/culture-clash humor. The comic tone of Cars 2 is about what you’d expect from a film in which Larry the Cable guy gets the lion’s share of the dialogue, which is to say: exceedingly lowbrow. I tired of it shortly after the first act; your mileage may vary.


New photos from the Hobbit.

Νέες φωτογραφίες από το Hobbit

The Peter Jackson takes care to continually stimulate the interest of fans of the Hobbit.Gave the movement new images, this time through the official site of the movie on Facebook in collaboration with Entertainment Weekly. In these we can see the house of Bilbo Baggins in tonMartin Freeman who plays at work, Jackson himself to give himinstructions, and the Gandalf / Ian McKellen ready for work.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Owen Wilson and Lewis Hamilton at the premiere of Cars 2!!!!

Owen Wilson και Lewis Hamilton στην πρεμιέρα του Cars 2

Lent their voices to Disney's Cars and of course, were present at the official premiere of animated film. The big surprise of the film is definitely that of Lewis Hamilton F1 driver was briefly an actor to "dress" the voice of the ... himself in the form of race car.Beside him was Nicole Scherzinger was again impressive, dressed in a kimono. The Owen Wilson as "Lightning McQueen» was the honoree of the evening and attendedthe premiere and the rest of the cast that groups the Emily Mortimer, Michael Caineand Vanessa Redgrave.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Reynolds at Green Lantern premiere

Ryan Reynolds confessed he was "pinching" himself at the glitzy Hollywood premiere of his new film Green Lantern.
"This is one of those pinch yourself moments," he admitted. "I remember when I was 19, moving to this city and having just a few bucks in my pocket, I was terrified."
The 34-year-old star couldn't quite take in the fevered reception he got from fans on Hollywood Boulevard.
"I've been lucky enough over the years not to be stuck in one genre, so I get to do a few different things - dramas, comedies, superhero movies - it's a real privilege, its not something I take lightly," he admitted.

Ryan revealed that he had to undergo a rigorous training regime to take on the lead role in the DC Superhero film.
"There was a lot of physical training but that was sort of to be expected in a movie like this," he explained, "most of it was just so I didn't get hurt."
Ryan's co-star Mark Strong also said Reynolds showed he had a good sense of humour on the set of the film.
He's a funny guy and you can't keep a funny guy down," the British actor said. "He's got wit. I think there's a really good balance between the serious elements and the witty elements."
And keeping a sense of humour was a must during the shoot as the cast had
to rely on their imaginations to create the fantastical scenes around them.

"You're imagining everything, you're essentially in this big blue room with all these cameras and wires and everything you're reacting to is using your imagination," Mark added.

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