Vamps vs. wolves with Bella in the middle
I'm sure there's some kind of metaphorical meaning to all of the "Twilight" plots -- something to do with the struggles of high school, finding oneself, taking one's own path, being a young woman within a world of charming predators, but I don't know how many take this to heart. I don't know if I do. I think people just like reading a synopsis like the one provided at IMdB:
"As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob."
See, look at these tough decisions young people face today. Personally, I'd pick the love of a vampire over the friendship of a werewolf but I'm old school like that. And I like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. I think they're incredibly talented. God help me but, Team Edward.
The iconic actor finally gets his star on the Walk of Fame
Dennis Hopper receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
"A bandaged and frail Dennis Hopper was surrounded by friends, family and colleagues Friday as he was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
"The 73-year-old actor and filmmaker, who is battling prostate cancer, appeared gaunt and was helped to the stage by a friend. Hopper explained that bandages on his right arm and eye were the result of a fall Thursday outside his home.
"The two-time Oscar nominee, who has appeared in more
than 100 films, said he came to
"'Hollywood from his native Kansas at 18, "so that was my college.'
"'Everything I've learned, I've learned from Hollywood,' he said. 'This has been my home and my schooling.'
"As Hopper was speaking, a Hollywood tour bus passed slowly by the sidewalk ceremony and the tour guide said over the loudspeaker, 'We love you Dennis.'"
Watch his moving speech. And god bless you Jack Nicholson.
Miley fans have more reasons to freak out
For fans excited to see her star in the upcoming "The Last Song" watch a teaser here.
And watch my interview with Miss Cyrus and her co-star Liam Hemsworth here.
Cyrus is not shy, in charge of her career and really dating her love interest Hemsworth. She stated positively that the love scenes were easy: "Fine." "Natural." Naturally.
Cyrus and author Nicholas Sparks live, in person and for your benefit, streaming
Put it together and here's what we have for you:
MSN Movies Hosts Miley Cyrus and Nicholas Sparks Live Event!
Here's the deal:
MSN Movies and Disney are teaming together for a private live event celebrating the release of “The Last Song.” That's Miley Cyrus's new movie, an adaptation of Sparks’ 2009 novel of the same name. In a change of pace for the star, Cyrus plays a troubled teenager (but a talented one) who deals with issues with her father (Greg Kinnear) while enjoying a summer romance.
The film opens wide nationally on March 31. To celebrate the release, both Cyrus and Sparks will be at a secret Los Angeles venue on March 26 to perform in front of a select few fans. Sparks will give a book reading and Cyrus will perform a 3-song set. If you don't manage to snag tickets (violin lessons and all), don't worry, because MSN Movies is going to stream the event live (stay tuned here), starting at 4:30 PST on the 26th. On top of that, MSN Movies will assemble all of the live footage and stream it beginning March 30. So there's many ways to see Miley.
Shrek is back for a new adventure
I like the premise of this one, mostly because it involves one of my favorite evil fairy tale creatures Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek, feeling the tedium of life makes a pact with the duplicitous Rumpelstiltskin so he can feel like his old ogre self again but is instead sent to a whacked out land where Rumpelstiltskin is king and ogres are hunted. Worse, he and his beloved Fiona have never even met. This is like "Twilight Zone" Shrek. Where's Rod Serling in all of this?
With that, above and below are the new character posters for the upcoming picture (it opens May 21, 2010).
And yes, as you can see, Donkey is back...
An institution is leaving the airwaves
The iconic actor dies at age 79
Sadly, the actor passed away today at age 79.
I urge you to watch the whip smart "I Spy" series as well as many of his pictures. And a special plea for the understated, difficult, action packed and deep "Hickey & Boggs," the darker version of "I Spy (with Bill Cosby) from a script by Walter Hill. It's a highly underrated movie.
Rest in Peace Robert Culp.
Life Magazine publishes never before seen photos of the icon
"Three Weeks in Steve McQueen's World
"In the spring of 1963, Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple months away from entering the Badass Hall of Fame with the release of The Great Escape. Intrigued by his dramatic backstory and his off-screen exploits — McQueen was a reformed delinquent who got his thrills racing cars and motorcycles — LIFE sent photographer John Dominis to California to hang out with the 33-year-old actor and see what he could get.
"Three weeks and more than 40 rolls of film later, Dominis had captured some astonishingly intimate and iconic images, photos impossible to imagine in today's restricted-access celebrity world. Only a handful of those photos have ever been published… but now, in celebration of what would have been McQueen's 80th birthday (March 24), LIFE.com presents these never-before-seen gems from that legendary assignment, along with insights from Dominis about the time he spent with the man who would become known as the King of Cool. Pictured: At his home in Palm Springs, McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert."
Check them out here. Glorious.