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Jack Rico


2011/01/30 at 12:00am

Henry Cavill is the new Superman!

Henry Cavill is the new Superman!

The torch has been officially been passed from Brandon Routh to the brit Henry Cavill as he becomes the most recognizable superhero of all time – Superman. According to, Cavill will don the cape and the red and blue tights under director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer. Those three sound like they’ll be making magic together with their newly minted thespian.

Cavill, 27, is currently working on Immortals where he plays the he-man Greek warrior Theseus who battles mythological gods. He’s mostly known for his TV work in Showtime’s The Tudors and Cavill.

Zack Snyder, released this statement: “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”

According to some sources, The Social Network’s Armie Hammer, who played Tyler Winklevoss, along with True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, were strong candidates.

The new Superman is targeted for release in December 2012.


Jack Rico


2011/01/30 at 12:00am

Javier Bardem offered role in ‘Bond #23’!

Javier Bardem offered role in 'Bond #23'!

Spanish actor and current Oscar nominee Javier Bardem, has been offered a starring role as the lead villain in the upcoming James Bond film, Bond #23, recently set for a November 9, 2012, release.

This has been a great month for Bardem who is a new father, was nominated for the third time for an Oscar as Best Actor in ‘Biutiful,’ and was also offered the lead role in ‘Dark Tower’ from director Ron Howard.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. No plot details are currently available, but the story begins after Quantum Of Solace leaves off.

Jack Rico


2011/01/26 at 12:00am

New photos of ‘Spider-Man 4’ hit the web!

New photos of 'Spider-Man 4' hit the web!

New York (USA), January 26 ( – Seems like all of us in the film biz can’t get enough of the new Spider-Man reboot movie pre-buzz. Today we got some new behind-the-scenes photos of the movie to share with you. The paparazzi shots give us a better look at the the costume and action sequences of our New York superhero in and around the streets of Los Angeles (the film will say it takes place in New York).

The man who is in the suit, in case you were wondering, is not the star Andrew Garfield. It’s a stunt double executing all the action scenes, while Garfield, we imagine, is enjoying a cool drink as he relaxes in his hotel room. The costume, from this point of view, looks gaudy. While the fabric is of tremendous quality, the suit itself looks ridiculous, to the point that if someone dressed like that were to run up to us in real life, we’d be laughing our asses off in his face!

Spider-Man 4‘ has a cast that consists of Rhys Ifans as The Lizard, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Sally Field as May Parker, and Denis Leary as George Stacy. The film, directed by Marc Webb, will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Jack Rico


2011/01/26 at 12:00am

The 4 official 2011 Oscar posters

The 4 official 2011 Oscar posters

The 83rd edition of the Oscar Awards ceremony is almost here. It will be held on February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, to reward the best of the Hollywood film industry during 2010 year.

The nominations were announced recently and we are following that up by giving you a look at the 4 new official Oscar posters.

From the looks of it,  the proposed marketing plan is ‘anticipation’. Each poster, culminating with the Oscar standing tall, builds a crescendo starting with the red carpet where all the stars will parade their attire, the anxious moment when the presenter announces the winner on stage, until the very conclusion those words will change their lives forever.

The Oscars, the most prestigious film awards in the world,  are awarded annually each February or March by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, Hollywood, California.

Below are the four posters. What do you think? Do they suck or are they right on the money? Leave your comments in the section below.

Jack Rico


2011/01/25 at 12:00am

Complete list of nominations Oscar 2011

Complete list of nominations Oscar 2011

The Academy Award nominations, announced this morning in Los Angeles, mostly stuck to the script that Oscar-season observers expected. “The King’s Speech” led the field with 12 nominations, including nods for best picture and director, while “True Grit” galloped close behind with a healthy 10 nominations. “The Social Network” also landed its expected best picture nomination, along with seven other nods.

The official list of 2011 Oscar nominations indicate who will attend the 83rd annual awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, to be held on February 27, 2011.





Best Picture

• “Black Swan”

• “The Fighter”

• “Inception”

• “The Kids Are All Right”

• “The King’s Speech”

• “127 Hours”

• “The Social Network”

• “Toy Story 3”

• “True Grit”

• “Winter’s Bone”



• “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky

• “The Fighter” David O. Russell

• “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

• “The Social Network” David Fincher

• “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


Actor in a Leading Role

• Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”

• Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”

• Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

• Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

• James Franco in “127 Hours”


Actor in a Supporting Role

• Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

• John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”

• Jeremy Renner in “The Town”

• Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”

• Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”


Actress in a Leading Role

• Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”

• Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”

• Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”

• Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

• Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”


Actress in a Supporting Role

• Amy Adams in “The Fighter”

• Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”

• Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

• Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”

• Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”


Animated Feature Film

• “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

• “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet

• “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich


Art Direction

• “Alice in Wonderland” Production Design: Robert Stromberg;

Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

• “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Production Design: Stuart Craig;

Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

• “Inception” Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas;

Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

• “The King’s Speech” Production Design: Eve Stewart;

Set Decoration: Judy Farr

• “True Grit” Production Design: Jess Gonchor;

Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh



• “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

• “Inception” Wally Pfister

• “The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen

• “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth

• “True Grit” Roger Deakins


Costume Design

• “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

• “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi

• “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan

• “The Tempest” Sandy Powell

• “True Grit” Mary Zophres


Documentary (Feature)

• “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz

• “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

• “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

• “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

• “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley


Documentary (Short Subject)

• “Killing in the Name” Nominees to be determined

• “Poster Girl” Nominees to be determined

• “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

• “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger

• “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon


Film Editing

• “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum

• “The Fighter” Pamela Martin

• “The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar

• “127 Hours” Jon Harris

• “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter


Foreign Language Film

• “Biutiful” Mexico

• “Dogtooth” Greece

• “In a Better World” Denmark

• “Incendies” Canada

• “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria



• “Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot

• “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques,

Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

• “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey


Music (Original Score)

• “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell

• “Inception” Hans Zimmer

• “The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat

• “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman

• “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


Music (Original Song)

• “Coming Home” from “Country Strong”

Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

• “I See the Light”

from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

• “If I Rise”

from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

• “We Belong Together”

from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman


Short Film (Animated)

• “Day & Night” Teddy Newton

• “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

• “Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe

• “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

• “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)”

Bastien Dubois


Short Film (Live Action)

• “The Confession” Tanel Toom

• “The Crush” Michael Creagh

• “God of Love” Luke Matheny

• “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt

• “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite


Sound Editing

• “Inception” Richard King

• “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers

• “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

• “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

• “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger


Sound Mixing

• “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

• “The King’s Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley

• “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin

• “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten

• “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland


Visual Effects

• “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips

• “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”

Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi

• “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell

• “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

• “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

• “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy

• “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

• “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt;

Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

• “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

• “Winter’s Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini


Writing (Original Screenplay)

• “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh

• “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;

Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

• “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan

• “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

• “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

Mack Chico


2011/01/24 at 12:00am

‘No Strings Attached’ is #1 at the box office

'No Strings Attached' is #1 at the box office

A so-so movie makes it mark at the box office. No Strings Attached,” a romantic comedy about friends-with-benefits starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher opened to a solid $20.3 million, according to studio estimates, to win the weekend; 70 percent of attendees were women, exit polling showed. It was the only new picture to open nationwide, continuing what has been a slow January at the box office.

“No Strings Attached” is the first mainstream romantic comedy starring Portman, who also executive produced, and marked a healthy start in the genre. It was the highest opening for the actress outside of the “Star Wars” pictures and comic book adaptation “V for Vendetta.”

For Kutcher, it was a virtual tie for the best openings of movies he has starred in, alongside the romantic comedies “Guess Who” and “What Happens in Vegas.”

The King’s Speech,” which came in fourth place, demonstrated that it continued to be the hot indie drama of the moment as ticket sales didn’t decline at all from the previous weekend, repeating at $9.2 million, a sign of extraordinary word-of-mouth. Even accounting for the 137 new theaters the Weinstein Co. added to the run of the historical drama, ticket sales at existing locations were down only 9 percent. Its domestic box-office total is now a strong $58.6 million.

Here’s the top 10 at the box office this week:

1. No Strings Attached: Weekend $20.3M

2. The Green Hornet 3D: Weekend $18.1M (-31%), Cume $63.4M

3. The Dilemma: Weekend $9.9M (-33%), Cume $33.5M

4. The King’s Speech: Weekend $9.1M, Cume $58.6M

5. True Grit: Weekend $7.9M, Cume $138.5M

6. Black Swan: Weekend $6.2M, Cume $83.5M

7. Little Fockers: Estimated Weekend $4M, Estimated Cume $140.8M

8. The Fighter: Estimated Weekend $4M, Estimated Cume $72.5M

9. Tron: The Legacy 3D: Estimated Weekend $3.5M, Estimated Cume $163M

10. Yogi Bear 3D: Estimated Weekend $3.5M, Estimated Cume $88.3M

Jack Rico


2011/01/17 at 12:00am

De Niro’s Globes speech: racist or dark comedy?

De Niro's Globes speech: racist or dark comedy?

In what had to be one of the most bizarre and most controversial acceptance speeches in the history of the Golden Globes, legendary thespian Robert De Niro, who was awarded the honorary ‘Cecil B. DeMille’ award for his lifetime work, quipped, in what seemed bad taste, about the deportation of HFPA organizers, waiters, including Spanish actor and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.

“More Hollywood Foreign Press members would have been here, but they were deported just before the show. Along with most of the waiters… and Javier Bardem,” De Niro said after being presented the award by Matt Damon, earning grumbles from the Hollywood crowd.

“And I hope you all have your papers in order, because Homeland Security will be checking them right after they finish full-body scans of Megan Fox,” De Niro added.

The atmosphere in the Beverly Hilton became cold and dour which left many in the audience puzzled.

When asked backstage what the intention of the jokes were, De Niro said, “I thought this would be more fun for this kind of night.” He obviously raised eyebrows with his ‘humor’.

Robert De Niro squandered a great opportunity to use the forum to thank all those who contributed to his artistic career and inspire a new generation of actors. But instead, the star of classic films such as ‘The Godfather II’ and ‘Taxi Driver,’ used his time on stage to include coarse remarks about immigrants.

I get that Ricky Gervais’ whole comedy repertoire has been built on being malicious and cruel, but what significance did it have for Robert De Niro? For anyone who has ever spoken to him, you know he’s a man of few words. He does not like interviews and barely says anything. So what in heaven’s name was that speech all about?

The aforementioned parts of his speech seemed out of place with what the moment represented and the environment he was in. It was supposed to be special. I wanted to be roused, inspired and galvanized by the man who had built a body of work that will most likely never be repeated again for generations. All I ended up getting was a befuddled look while I winced, squirmed and grimaced at the marring of De Niro, the Hollywood icon.

It was uncomfortable and at moments painful to listen to, but if he keeps on making films like ‘Little Fockers,’ then redemption is a deed that will never arrive.

Jack Rico


2011/01/15 at 12:00am

Biutiful loses out at the Critics Choice Movie Awards

Biutiful loses out at the Critics Choice Movie Awards

There is order in the universe: the largest critics’ U.S. group, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, agreed with almost all of the smaller critics groups and named “The Social Network” the best film of 2010 at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday night.

The film took home four awards, winning Best Picture and also securing trophies for David Fincher (Best Director), Aaron Sorkin (Best Adapted Screenplay) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Best Score).

Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) took home honors for lead actor and actress, while “The Fighter” swept the other acting awards: Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won for their supporting roles, while the cast of the David O. Russell film was also named Best Acting Ensemble.

In sheer numbers, the big winner of the night was Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” which took home six awards: Best Action Movie, and a near sweep of technical categories: Best Cinematography, Editing, Art Direction, Sound and Visual Effects.

“Toy Story 3” was named Best Animated Feature, “Easy A” Best Comedy, and “Waiting for ‘Superman'” Best Documentary.

In something of a surprise, the original Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was named Best Foreign Language Film over “Biutiful” and “I Am Love.” David Fincher, who was not present at the show to accept his Best Director award, is currently shooting an English-language version.

Most of the top Oscar contenders came out of the evening with their hopes intact. “Social Network” won the big awards; “The Fighter” showed real strength in the acting categories (actors being by far the Academy’s largest branch); “The King’s Speech” picked up an expected win for Firth and a significant one for screenwriter David Seidler; “Black Swan” stayed in the game with Portman’s win; and “Inception” dominated below-the-line categories.

In the CCMA’s sole television category, the miniseries “The Pacific” beat two HBO movies, “You Don’t Know Jack” and “Temple Grandin.”

The awards, which were held at the Hollywood Palladium and broadcast on VH1, are voted on by the approximately 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The BFCA includes television, radio and Internet critics.

The Critics Choice Movie Awards are generally a more reliable predictor of the Oscars than the Golden Globes are, matching the Oscar Best Picture winner the last four years in a row and eight of the last 10. (The only mismatches came in 2005 and 2006, when the Oscars chose “Million Dollar Baby” and “Crash” and the critics opted for “Sideways” and “Brokeback Mountain.”) 

Last year, of the 19 categories in which the CCMAs and the Oscars overlap, Critics Choice winners went on to win Academy Awards in 13 of them (including one case where Sandra Bullock won the Oscar and tied with Meryl Streep at the CCMAs).




BEST PICTURE: “The Social Network”
BEST ACTOR: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
BEST ACTRESS: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
BEST DIRECTOR: David Fincher, “The Social Network”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin,  “The Social Network”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Wally Pfister, “Inception”
BEST ART DIRECTION: Guy Henrix Dyas, “Inception”
BEST EDITING: Lee Smith, “Inception”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Colleen Atwood, “Alice in Wonderland”
BEST MAKEUP: “Alice in Wonderland”
BEST SOUND: “Inception”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “Waiting for ‘Superman'”
BEST SONG: “If I Rise” from “127 Hours”; music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong
BEST SCORE: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”

Jack Rico


2011/01/13 at 12:00am

Official picture of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man!

Official picture of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man!

Today I received in my email, a nice little arachnid gift from my contact at Columbia Pictures – the first image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. This is without doubt, one, or if not, the, most anticipated movie photograph of 2011.

A few days ago we posted the first photographs of the set where Garfield and Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy, were kissing. In those pics, Garfield looks happy, excited. But this time, Garfield, I should say Peter Parker, is miserable, sweaty, scratched up and contemplative as he walks through a dark alley. The tone of the picture is bleak and dismal letting us know that the film will not resemble at all a Disney movie. The scratch on the left of Garfield’s face must belong to Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a The Lizard, one of the fiercest archenemies of Spider-Man (that’s our speculation). We think that this photo was taken during, or after the supposed first battle scene with Connors.

The details are slowly being revealed, but the synopsis still remains a secret. On the other hand, don’t even think you’re going to see an official trailer until mid-summer or later this year. The director Marc Webb just started shooting this month and it would be illogical for any visual effects footage to be finished in order to preview already. The poster for the film could very well be this picture, but obviously, with the titles of the film, etc.

The other actors, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Julianne Nicholson, Scott Campbell, Irrfan Khan and Annie Parisse, will join the film in the coming weeks. The official release in the US of ‘Untitled Spider-Man Reboot’ will be July 3, 2012 in 3D.

Andrew Garfield como Spider-Man

Mack Chico


2011/01/13 at 12:00am

Eva Mendes to star in ‘Wrecking Ball’

Eva Mendes to star in 'Wrecking Ball'

Eva Mendes is set to star in Wrecking Ball, the directorial debut of Beatrice Letterier. She is the wife of Louis Letterier, director of The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans.

The film, described as a “dramatic comedy” which involves a fractious Christmas family reunion, and a secret to which a five-year-old girl holds the key.

Beatrice isn’t exactly a newbie behind the camera; she’s been directing commercials and music videos in Europe for some years now. Wrecking Ball is her first attempt at full-length though, but whether or not it also constitutes a first giant step across the Atlantic remains to be seen: it’s unclear so far whether this is a Hollywood project, or a European one that’s bagged an American star.

Mendes is thought to be playing a mother, but again, whether that’s the mother of the five-year-old or one matriarch among several in a large family, is yet to be revealed. The source suggests it’s a role with some dramatic heft to it which she has portryaed in Bad Lieutenant and We Own the Night.

Mendes is the first star attached, but it’s thought that her presence will help the film gain momentum. Expect further developments before too long.

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