Three men each have massive problems with their bosses, and begin to think that they should do something about it. Trying to plan the murders but making it look like a total accident becomes the plan, but it’s really not that simple at all.
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day. Kinda like Love Actually but instead of Christmas and London . . . Valentine’s Day and LA.
Two posters have been released for next years release of Valentine’s Day, I have to admit that I am very much looking forward to this movie because some of my favorite actors/actresses are in this, mainly Julia Roberts . But I am also happy to see Taylor Swift in this too, as I am such a big fan of her music.
I must start this review by saying this is the best film I have seen for quite a while, and I am hoping that I will continue to say that about films in the next couple of months as we move closer to awards season.
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
If you have read this blog before you will therefore know that love musicals a lot. So as you can imagine I went to the cinema to see this in the previews back when it came out, and have therefore seen it lots of times. I have to admit that I was not its biggest fan when I first saw it, I liked it quite a bit but didnt totally fall for it on the first viewing. However, each time I watch it I like it more and more. Especially watching Jennifer Hudson who totally deserved her Oscar for Best supporting Actress in her first movie role.
Just come across the first two posters for the Gerard Butler/Jamie Foxx film that is scheduled for release in October. I think the amount of movies Butler has already had out and has coming out this year he is going for the most movies released award, haha.
I have just come across a second poster for “The Soloist” which I think is much more powerful than the first.
WOW I think thats fantastic dedication to land the role from Leonardo.
Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly hired a vocal coach to teach him to sing in a bid to win the role of Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming biopic.
The actor, who previously worked with Scorsese on Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, is said to be training with a voice expert to learn how to mimic the late Rat Pack crooner’s distinctive sound.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, “Leo has hired a top vocal coach to get him sounding like Sinatra. He is a massive fan of the singer and has always wanted to play him. He would be sick to miss out on the leading role because his singing wasn’t up to scratch. He is now in intensive vocal coaching lessons to replicate Sinatra’s distinctive style.”
DiCaprio will have to work hard to master Sinatra’s hits – he is facing stiff competition from singers Harry Connick, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, who have also been tipped for the part.
I think this would be a very good idea !!!
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx wants to bring Mike Tyson’s life story to the big screen and play the fallen boxing champ in a new biopic.
The actor won critical acclaim for his portrayal of soul legend Ray Charles in 2004′s Ray, but he admits there’s one other person he’s desperate to portray in a movie.
He says, “I think I would have to play Mike Tyson. I’ve talked to Mike several times and his story is the most tragic American story… Mike’s story is about what America and the world is about today.
“Coming up at 18 years old and getting his $60 million and not teaching him what taxes are about, about vultures, about people who will never be real with you as long as you have the money.
And Foxx reveals he’s already set the wheels in motion to make his dream become a reality: “I’m working on securing the rights to the movie.”
Tyson became the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion at the age of 21 when he secured the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association, and the International Boxing Federation’s world heavyweight titles – going down in history as the youngest man to ever achieve such a feat.
He’s also the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, Tyson, about his rise and fall.
Interesting I wasnt really expecting this to go straight to number 1 in the box office.
Beyonce Knowles’ new movie Obsessed has romped to the top of the U.S. box office chart with opening weekend (24-26Apr09) takings of $28.5 million (£19.65 million)
The thriller stars Knowles and Idris Elba as a couple targetted by a crazed office temp, played by Heroes star Ali Larter.
Obsessed bumped 17 Again from the top spot; the Zac Efron comedy slid down to second place with earnings of $11.665 million (£8.04 million).
Fighting landed third place with $11.441 million followed by Jamie Foxx‘s new movie The Soloist, which managed a disappointing $9.715 million (£7.81 million).
Disney feature Earth rounded out the top five with $8.554 million (£5.89 million) – the best ever opening for a nature movie.
Poster for “The Soloist” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Has had good reviews and build up so far.
A man in drag is usually amusing !!!
Jamie Foxx is in talks to appear in drag in a forthcoming movie, playing one of the characters that helped launch his career in comedy sketch show In Living Color.
Foxx found fame alongside Jim Carrey in the 1990s TV series, playing a variety of characters, including Wanda – an outrageous party girl.
The Oscar winner insists he would love to bring Wanda back, and admits he is in talks to take her to the big screen.
Foxx tells Moviefone.com. “I would do that in a minute… That would be great. We’re actually looking into something like that.”
As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.
- Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
- All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
- Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
- Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
- Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
- GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
- Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
- Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
- L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
- Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
- My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
- Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
- Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
- Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
- Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
- Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
- West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)