The epic conclusion to the Legend of Batman . . . The Dark Knight Rises
11 days to go!
Billy Crystal informs us what the stars are thinking at the 2000 Oscars.
As it is Christmas Eve today, I thought the best way to celebrate Christmas on the blog would be to do my top 10 Christmas Movies. The one’s I have grew up watching (and loving) and even more recent films will appear too. As over the past few years some very good Christmas films have been released. The best thing about Christmas films is that you are really restricted to watching them in Decemeber. I mean if you really want to you could watch them in July . . . but that’s just not the same at all! So quite a few films in my collection are only watched at this time of year.
What makes a good Christmas movie then? Well I would say it has to be a very Christmasy message usually involving or revolving around family. Most of the better ones also have the Santa factor too!
With one week to go until the release of Inception, last night at the cinema I saw for the first time a second trailer for the film. Which I think is much better than the first trailer and makes me want to see the film even more. It really does look like such an interesting concept and some brilliant effects.
This is the start of my count down of the 50 best films of the decade . . .
Harry Brown (Caine) is an elderly man who loses his wife and best friend in the space of a few days. He decides to avenge his friend’s death by taking the law into his own hands sorting out the estate he lives on.
Before I even start this review I must make it clear that I have not seen the original movie with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.
Awww that is being very laid back, haha.
Batman star Christian Bale ruined his first ever scene as the caped superhero by falling asleep on set.
The British actor claims he never suffers nerves on set, and is so calm during movie shoots, he’s often snoozing when the cameras roll.
Bale tells GQ magazine, “I fall asleep on sets all the time. I’ve done it in the middle of scenes. In Batman Begins, in the first scene I had with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, I fell asleep. I was meant to be waking up, so I laid down and just fell asleep.
“I didn’t hear ‘action’ so Michael and Morgan were talking and I was supposed to join in. I woke up with Michael Caine poking me in the ribs, going, ‘Look at that! He’s bloody fallen asleep.’”
Havent had any Mickey news for a while, hearing about him in a new movie is always nice
Mickey Rourke is to star in a remake of the 1986 British gangster movie Mona Lisa.
The Wrestler star will portray an ex-con working as a chauffeur for a high-class escort, rumoured to be played by Casino Royal actress Eva Green.
The original movie’s line-up included Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine, and saw Hoskins go on to win the 1987 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama.
I very much doubt that it will have an influence on the movies takings at the box office.
Christian Bale is speaking out about his infamous tirade on the set of Terminator Salvation because he doesn’t want four minutes of fury to overshadow the summer blockbuster.
An audio tape of a raging Bale hurling abuse at Terminator Salvation director of photography Shane Hurlbut was leaked online in February.
Bale blasted Hurlbut after the crewmember stepped into his vision to correct a lighting problem during a scene.
Bale has already addressed the leaked tape and the comments he made by calling into Los Angeles radio show Kevin & Bean on Kroq – and now he’s opening up in front of TV cameras.
In a new interview with news show Access Hollywood, he says, “You think about the numbers of days we shot on that movie – 77 days – everything going well. What’s being focused on is four minutes where I behaved bad.
“I didn’t want that to overshadow the hard work of everybody on the crew, in every aspect. So I felt like I had to say something.”
And he insists he has no thoughts about whether his on-set tantrum has changed the way people view him: “I don’t even think about that. I don’t really have an awareness of what anybody’s perception of me is, I don’t like to. I like being oblivious to that because it allows me just to get on with whatever project I’m doing.”
But he admits he does appreciate people like director McG and Michael Caine who spoke in his defence as the taped tirade hit the headlines.
He adds, “I very much appreciate the people who did say that… It still doesn’t excuse it, but I do appreciate it.”
Awww that just shows that for men being an actor carries a gay connotation. Which I can sympathise with as loving sport and playing football (soccer) as a female makes people assume that I am gay, which I am not.
Sir Michael Caine faced a family backlash when he told them he wanted to be an actor – because his relatives presumed he was gay.
The Zulu legend was worried about telling his traditional family he had dreams of becoming a film star, but didn’t expect his sexuality to come into question.
He remembers, “That’s what we thought actors were – all poofs (gay). And sometimes we were right.”
I really, really love the look of this movie. Just looks so lovely and nice, but get a feeling it will have a pretty sad ending. So I cannot wait to see it. Michael Caine, is a fantastic actor and looks like he is going to be on top form in this movie.
I’ve been hearing very good things about this movie, starring Michael Caine. He is supposed to be incredible in it, but apparently he was rather sad when filming it. Here’s the poster for it. Wow just realised Michael Caine’s name is in bigger print than the title of the movie!
I think this is good, he will just keep on going.
Legendary movie star Michael Caine has vowed to keep on acting – as long as he is offered gritty roles.
The two-time Oscar winner has enjoyed major success on the big screen, appearing in more than 100 films throughout his lengthy career.
But the 76-year-old insists he has no plans to retire, and will happily take on any decent role he is offered.
He says, “I don’t think you ever retire from films – films retire you. Sometimes, if you’re unfortunate, after your first film. What happens is you say ‘I’m going to retire’. And then someone turns up and gives you this script. So you’re not retiring.
“I don’t have my next movie and I’m not looking for one. But someone will give me a script possibly and I’ll work again. If someone doesn’t give me a script that I want to do, I’ll retire. But there won’t be a great announcement or fanfare of trumpets. I just won’t do anything. I’ll stay at home and do what I always do, which is cooking, gardening and writing.”