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Toy Story 3 Trailer!

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Alice in Wonderland Trailer!!!

Images from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

aliceinwonderlandTHIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!!
Okay, I’ll try not to get too excited since it’ll just set me up for disappointment, but this looks incredible.

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Pacino as Dr. Death

Al Pacino is a possible candidate to play Jack Kevorkian a.k.a. Dr. Death in a film directed by Barry Levinson titled “You Don’t Know Jack.”

From Yahoo.com:
The HBO Films biopic, to be directed by Barry Levinson, will follow Kevorkian as he builds his “Mercy Machine,” conducts his first assisted suicide, and starts a media frenzy with his epic legal battles defending a patient’s right to die.

Adam Mazer (“Breach”) wrote the script, which is loosely based on “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia” by Neal Nicol.

Foxx to Play Sinatra?

Ok, so just days after I posted that news about the Sinatra biopic by Scorsese, we find out that Jamie Foxx is being considered for the role of Sinatra, along with Harry Connick Jr. and of course since it’s a Scorsese picture, Leonardo DiCaprio. Unless this is going to be a high art film that is loosely based on Sinatra’s life, why are they considering Jamie Foxx? Not because he’s an incredibly artistic guy, but he doesn’t look anything like him. Yes, I’m saying this because of the color of his skin. But let’s think about this for a minute. This is not a race issue, it’s an everyday casting issue. When Sinatra’s most famous nickname specifically mentions the color of his eyes, it’s going to take an exceptional director to make it work…and I suppose with Scorsese on board, there is a glimmer of hope. I would be one of the first to cheer on an artistic risk in film, but this would be an extremely big risk. Sure, Foxx is a good actor, singer and performer and, as the article states, he has many similarities to Sinatra’s personality and character. Of course I’m not saying that he couldn’t act like Sinatra, but a huge portion of the audience would not be able to get past the color of his skin. Imagine Harry Connick Jr. in the role of Nat King Cole. He could sing and play piano like him, but the color of his skin would distract too many people and make it extremely difficult for them to take the movie seriously. This should be interesting…

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Scorsese to Direct Sinatra Biopic

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From Rollingstone.com:

Director Martin Scorsese has been handed the reigns of a biopic about legendary singer Frank Sinatra. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures will produce the film; the companies acquired both the life rights and music rights of the Chairman of the Board. “We have dreamt of making a movie about Frank Sinatra, and Marty Scorsese is undeniably the perfect vision keeper for this project,” Mandalay chairman Peter Guber said in a statement.

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Michael Caine reveals villain for Batman 3

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From Paste.com:

For those eagerly awaiting a third installment to Christopher Nolan’s Batman and wondering who could top Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, good news came recently. Apparently, Michael Caine let it slip that The Riddler would be the villain in the franchise’s next installment.

If the news is indeed true, It’ll be interesting to see who will play The Riddler and what approach he will take. Jim Carrey’s over-the-top Riddler, as seen in Batman Forever, fit that film’s campy style, but it may be too much for Nolan’s more realistic approach to Batman. Rumors have been circulating for awhile that Johnny Depp would play the part. If that happens, could we expect a more dapper, calm and precise Riddler akin to the one that appeared in Batman: The Animated Series? Time will tell, but it is certain that whoever steps into the role of villain will have to bring their “A” game to live up to Ledger’s legendary performance as The Joker. What actor is up for the challenge remains an enigma.

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