‘In the Valley of Elah’ is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Click below to read an article about Paul Haggis and the film. Please note that it is in Italian and I don’t currently have a translation of it available.
Thanks to Riikka for the info and article.
Robin Williams tops the list of celebrities donating their dog’s used collars for a “Celebrity Collars for Dollars” auction benefiting Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit working to bring dogs into the home and family. Williams donated three old collars from family pets Gabby and MableMae, signed with each dog’s name as well as Robin’s, 3 autographed movie photos, 3 signed Robots movies, and an autographed Dogs Deserve Better Calendar cover.
The group also received 2 collars from Daisy Fuentes’ dogs Alfie and Rita, and one from Jack Hanna’s dog Ben, Adrian Zmed’s dog Kubby, Elvira’s rottweiler Mina, Patrick McDonnell’s friend Earl, and Betty White’s dog Pontiac. All have been framed in shadow boxes with a photo of the celebrity, any personal notes, and a Dogs Deserve Better “Celebrity Collars for Dollars” inscription label specifying the celebrity name, his/her companion’s name, and the date of the auction.
IGN has confirmed that Will Smith’s forthcoming superhero-themed movie Tonight, He Comes has been retitled John Hancock. And, no, it’s not about the Founding Father with the big signature or the insurance company that bears his name.
Smith stars opposite Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman in the Peter Berg-directed action-drama. Michael Mann is producing the film via his Forward Pass production shingle along with Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. The screenplay was penned by Vincent Ngo, Vince Gilligan and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman.
John Hancock reportedly follows a down-and-out superhero (Smith) with a bad image who gets aid from a corporate public relations consultant (Bateman). Theron plays Bateman’s wife.
Columbia Pictures has slated John Hancock for a July 2, 2008 release.
The French poet and musician Serge Gainsbourg once said, â€œUgliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.â€ You get a sense that Charlize Theron might agree-but you also get a sense that such concerns of ugliness vs. beauty just don’t matter to her.
See, Theron is a classic screen beauty. The South African-born actress started as a dancer, as did Audrey Hepburn. She has the physical virtues that make her a natural for such roles as the dark heroine in Aeon Flux, the model muse to Kenneth Branagh’s stand-in Woody Allen in Celebrity, or as Peter Sellers’ put-upon lover in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Beautiful actresses are a dime a dozen. But actresses who transcend mere beauty are a gift.
As you can see, I’ve added a new layout created by the wonderfully talented Jess of GotMedia?. I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I do. 🙂
I’m still working on updating more content as well as new videos and images, so keep your eyes peeled for new additions over the coming weeks.
I’m currently working on trying to fix the problem with the page shifting off to the side whenever you click on any of the “categories” or “archive” but so far I haven’t been able to adjust it properly. You can still see all of the information when you read any of those sections, it just looks really wonky at the moment. Hopefully everything will be sorted out within the next day or two. Problem solved thanks to Mycah.
On the heels of announcing that veteran producer Jerry Weintraub will be given the Vanguard Producer Award after screening “Oceanâ€™s Thirteen” during the opening night festivities, the CineVegas Film Festival will honor four other entertainment icons spanning two hemispheres, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. On Friday, June 15, the Marquee Award will be given to Sir Anthony Hopkins (whose film “Slipstream” will screen at the festival), the Vanguard Actor Award to Sir Ben Kingsley, the Vanguard Director Award to Mike Newell, and the Half-Life Award to Charlize Theron at the Honorees Reception.
â€œWe are incredibly blessed to gather such talent in one spot for the purpose of recognizing their collective work,â€ stated Groth. â€œThe excitement of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Mike Newell and Charlize Theron coming together at this yearâ€™s CineVegas will truly be a weekend, and a year, to remember.â€