October 4, 2006
'Factory Girl' Sienna Miller Being Tipped for Oscar Glory
London, Oct 3: Hollywood beauty Sienna Miller is being tipped for an Oscar after her starring role in 'Factory Girl' was rated "amazing" by critics.
The Alfie star's portrayal of Edie Sedgwick's character, the beautiful wealthy young party girl who drops out of Radcliffe
in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly, is widely expected to garner her an Oscar nomination, reports the Sun.
And movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is said to be campaigning extensively to land the 24 year old a best actress nomination.
Sienna is one of five favourites for the gong, with other being: Helen Mirren (The Queen), Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Penelope Cruz (Volver) and Annette Bening (Running with Scissors).
October 4, 2006
SLASH, RICK NIELSEN To Perform With CAMP FREDDY On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on Thursday, October 5
VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash and CHEAP TRICK's Rick Nielsen will join CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarists Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals) — to perform their version of CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, October 5 at 11:35 p.m. EST. This will be CAMP FREDDY's first television appearance since "The Showbiz Show with David Spade" on Comedy Central in late June.
As previously reported, CAMP FREDDY will also perform this week at an all-star tribute to San Francisco's rockin' past, present and future. The band will play updated versions of classic songs by Bay Area artists at the Oct. 6 event at The Warfield, which benefits music education and disaster relief. They will also play in Costa Mesa on October 20. The group will be playing a special one-hour show at the opening of the new Performing Arts Center in Orange County. This is an invite-only event.
CAMP FREDDY has been in and out of the recording studio over the past couple of years recording what is expected to eventually be released as the band's debut album. Among the cuts that are set to appear on the effort are "20th Century Boy" (also featuring Steve Jones from THE SEX PISTOLS on lead guitar) and THIN LIZZY's "Jailbreak" (featuring ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell on vocals and Billy Duffy [ex-THE CULT] on lead guitar). Other guest musicians include RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and singer Macy Gray.
October 4, 2006
Comic Book Hero Movie News: BATMAN. Fantastic 4, Iron Man, and Ghost Rider
Nolan: Knight Will Have Dent
Christopher Nolan, who will direct the Batman sequel The Dark Knight, confirmed to IGN.com that the character of district attorney Harvey Dent, who becomes the villainous "Two Face," will appear in the movie. "I don't want to go into too many specifics. Yes, he is" in the film, Nolan told the site after a screening of Nolan's first movie, Following, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. No one has been cast yet, he added.
As for the status of the sequel, Nolan said, "I haven't finished the script yet. I'm supposed to be doing it right now. ... It's a pretty direct continuation of where the last film left off, and the last scene of Batman Begins suggests a strong direction we wanted to take the story in. It absolutely carries on with a lot of the thematic concerns and hopefully takes it someplace new." The final scene of the previous movie shows Batman (Christian Bale) examining a playing card with an image of the Joker.
Nolan also talked briefly about his plans to adapt the classic British TV series The Prisoner. "The Prisoner is something I've been interested in for quite a long time, and I think I've figured out the take on how we'd approach it," he said. "The relevance of it today. David and Janet Peoples are terrific, who you know wrote Blade Runner and Twelve Monkeys, ... all kinds of great movies. They're working on the script right now. I wouldn't want to speak for them. I'm very excited to see what they've come up with."
Four 2 Cast Fills Out
Beau Garrett and Andre Braugher have been cast in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which Tim Story is directing for 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo join a cast that includes returnees Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, who will reprise their title roles in the sequel to last year's hit Fantastic Four. Shooting is under way in Vancouver, B.C.
Garrett will play Frankie Raye, a scientist and love interest to Evans' character. In the comic she eventually gains super powers.
Braugher will play a general with the responsibility to capture the Silver Surfer.
Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man!
Academy Award® Nominee Robert Downey Jr. will take on the role of one of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes, signing on as the title character for Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated Iron Man. This project, the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment, will launch into theaters May 2, 2008. The film is being directed by Jon Favreau and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Downey is widely recognized as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors. Nominated for an Oscar® for his extraordinary portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in "Chaplin," Downey has been featured in more than 50 films. His upcoming credits include "Fur" (co-starring Nicole Kidman), "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," and the David Fincher film "Zodiac." He has also recently been seen in such films as: "A Scanner Darkly," "The Shaggy Dog," "Good Night, And Good Luck.," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," "Gothika," "The Singing Detective" and "Wonder Boys."
Based upon Marvel's iconic Super Hero, Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. Upon his return to America, Tony must come to terms with his past. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.
"Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most talented and acclaimed actors of this generation. His versatility sets him apart and makes him an ideal fit to play such a complex character as Iron Man. We could not think of another actor better suited to bring one of Marvel's crown jewels to the big screen and be the centerpiece of our first independently produced feature," said Kevin Feige, President of Production, Marvel Studios.
Marvel Studios is currently casting all supporting roles. Filming is slated to begin in Los Angeles in February 2007.
Iron Man will be produced by Feige and Avi Arad. Executive Producers are Michael Helfant, Ari Arad, Favreau, Louis D'Esposito and Peter Billingsley. Downey is represented by CAA.
Ghost Rider New Trailer Available Tomorrow
Release Date: February 16, 2007
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Screenwriter: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Matt Long, Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda, Donal Logue, Mathew Wilkinson, Daniel Frederiksen
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for horror violence and disturbing images)
Official Website: GhostRider-movie.com
Plot Summary: In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a gogetting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles charges Johnny with defeating the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one.
September 21, 2006
NOW ON THE ROAD: Charles Band Second Full Moon Horror Road Show
(HOLLYWOOD)—Charles Band, whose 270 plus films as founder of independent sci-fi/horror studio, Full Moon Pictures, established him as one of Hollywood’s most successful cult movie impresarios, has announced that he will stage the second incarnation of his Full Moon Horror Road Show this fall beginning in San Francisco on September 14.
Last year’s eighteen city theatre run featured Band orchestrating a wild mix of surprise guest appearances, never-before-seen rare Full Moon footage, off-the-wall contests, original puppet & doll auctions at each tour stop, bizarre audience participation, unique merchandise and road show specials and the chance to win a part to be killed in a Full Moon feature. This year’s twenty-one city trek figures to be an even wilder foray into a world where the only limits are that of imagination.
Band is known for the many surprises he brings to his shows and this year’s tour features a raft of new eye openers. The coup de grace is a live on-stage decapitation. In addition, there will be a provocative audience participation event called The Casting Couch and the unveiling of GAMEBRA, the follow-up to last year’s wildly popular MONSTERBRA. Band will also be awarding “Executive Producer” credits to many attendees as well as giving away copies of his much anticipated film, Evil Bong, starring Tommy Chong, set for national release October 24.
“We’ll be having a great time,” he promised. I’ll be unveiling some awesome new merchandise, some of which will be for sale in limited quantity, introducing celebrity guests in each city, presenting our cast of spooky characters and half-naked chicks and much, much more. But you’ll have to come and see for yourself! I’m looking forward to meeting as many of our fans as possible and I’ll be on hand after each show to chat and sign autographs.”
Band will kick off Full Moon Horror Road Show II in San Francisco, September 14 @ Rickshaw Stop; 9/15, La Jolla, CA, @ La Jolla Brew House; Phoenix, 9/16 @ Big Daddy’s North; 9/17, Las Vegas @ Celebrity Nightclub and Lounge; 9/21, Austin @ Alamo South Lamar; 9/22, Dallas @ Lakewood Theatre; 9/23, Norman, OK @ Sooner Theatre; 9/24, Little Rock @ Juanita’s Café & Bar; 9/28, Miami @ The Pawn Shop Lounge; 9/29, Clearwater, FL, @ The Majestic Lounge and Nightclub; 9/30, Marietta, GA @ The Darkside; 10/1, Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre; 10/5, Baltimore @ Have A Nice Day Cafe; 10/6, Garwood, NJ @ The Crossroads; 10/7, Poughkeepsie @ The Loft; 10/8, Allston, MA @ The Kells Of Boston; 10/11, Buffalo @ The Icon; 10/12, Cleveland @ The Agora; 10/13, Chicago @ Excalibur Nightclub; 10/14, Middleton, WI @ The Warehouse Stage; 10/15, Minneapolis @ The Varsity Theatre.
September 21, 2006
Happy Birthday Batman! / TV's Batman Adam West turns 78 today!
Say what you will about the classic campy 1960’s Batman TV series
, Adam West’s contribution to the history of Batman cannot be ignored! The series premiered on the ABC television network on January 12 1966 and was a huge hit. The series ran for three seasons and was canceled in 1968. The series spawned a film
, Batman: The Movie
and the campy tone of the show took the country by storm and created a merchandising bonanza the likes of which had never been seen before.
Many hardcore bat-fans blame the 60’s series with its POW! BAM! BIFF! for ruining Batman, but most fans forget that at the time in the comics
the Caped Crusader was at an all time low, battling purpled headed aliens and giant bugs, a far cry from his darker origins. It was not until the likes of Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil & Frank Miller that the Dark Knight was returned to his darker roots!
Happy Birthday ADAM WEST!
September 21, 2006
Music Box Massacre
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
You say one horror movie just isn't enough? Get your fill of scary at a 24-hour movie marathon featuring "The Bride of Frankenstein," "Night of the Creeps" and more than 10 other new and classic horror flicks. Also includes an appearance by director Joe Dante and John D. Hancock, live music, merchandise vendors, a costume contest and more.
Music Box Massacre 2
at the Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport
Presale Tickets $24 available at the theater box office or at
Tickets day of show will be $29 at the door.
Theater information: 1.773.871.6604
October 14 Noon - October 15 Noon
at the Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL
Hosted by Rusty Nails - Appearance by Count Midnight - Live Music
Costume Contest - Short Films - Vintage Movie Trailers - Dealers Tables -
Prizes - Surprise Guests!
Director Joe Dante in Person (Howling, Gremlins, Masters of Horror)
Director John D. Hancock in Person (Let's Scare Jessica to Death)
Program subject to change!
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Weine) (71 mins.) 1919
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale) (75 mins.) 1935
It Came From Outer Space (in 3-D) (Jack Arnold) (81 min.) 1953
Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman) (86 mins.) 1964
Piranha (Joe Dante) (90 mins.)
Homecoming (Joe Dante) (60 mins.) 2005
Let's Scare Jessica To Death (John Hancock) (89 mins.) 1971
The Thing (John Carpenter) (109 mins.) 1982
Deep Red (Dario Argento) (98 mins.) 1975
Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker) (88 mins.) 1986
Zombie (Lucio Fulci) 1979
Friday the 13th Part 2 (Steve Miner) (89 mins.) 1981
An American Werewolf in London (97 mins.) 1981
Plus - The American Premiere of THE EYES OF EDWARD JAMES the
directorial debut of Rue Morgue Magazine publisher Rodrigo Gudiño's 15
minute short film!!!
for more information go to:
September 21, 2006
Janine Lindemulder To Host Chicago "Pimp and Ho Halloween Party" With appearance of Lesly Grajeda and the ultraviXXXens
The 6th Annual Chicago "Pimp and Ho Halloween Party". Saturday October 28th in Chicago!!
The location is Chicagos' #1 Nightspot, Transit Nightclub, 1431 W. Lake Street in Downtown!!
Adult Superstar "Janine" is this years host! Her first ever Chicago Nightclub Appearance!!
Janine will be joined by the ultraviXXXens led by Lesly Grajeda who will be onstage all night doing photos, dancing and handing out promo items. The ultraviXXXens is the new project created by Alex Zander of MK/MK ULTRA Magazine which debuted the viXXXens in print as well as on internet.
This has been the Premier Halloween Event in the Midwest for the past 5 years straight and was broadcast on Showtime last year!!
Doors open at 9pm and we party all the way until 6am The first hour and a half of cocktails, from 9pm-10:30
are on your host Brad Altman and they're free so, come early!!
That includes mixed drinks and Bottled Beer!! For table reservations, contact Brad Altman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on his personal cell 312-919-3761.
If you made it last year, no sales job is necessary, if you've never been, you've never seen
anything like this in Chicago!
This Party will be hosted by the Hottest Adult Star in the World and Hundreds of people will travel from all
around the United States, to Chicago, for the "Greatest Show on Earth".
Chicagos' favorite Band, "Too White Crew", will be laying the Pimp and Ho Halloween Party, for the 4th
Year in a row!! 5 of Chicagos Hottest DJ's will be performing as well, in 4 Special Environments!
Tickets are $25 in advance and are available for purchase next week at www.pimpandhochicago.com
Tickets will be available at the door as well, for $35 a person. Pimp and Ho costumes as well as regular
Halloween Costumes are acceptable!!
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