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Pixar going all human with Brave
When US audiences head to cinemas this weekend to see Pixar’s latest offering, Cars 2, they’ll also be treated to the first look at the teaser trailer for the company’s fairytale adventure, Brave, which will make its own trip to theatres in about a year.That plot involves the headstrong Merida jeopardising her father (Billy Connolly)’s kingdom with her impetuous actions, and realising that she’ll have to sort out the resulting chaos.Look for Brave to dig into some deeper and darker themes than even Pixar normally explores, too.
Jaime Foxx in talks for Django Unchained
So much for Will Smith: Quentin Tarantino has settled on the man he wants to star in Django Unchained and it’s not the Fresh Prince. Nope, now Jamie Foxx is in negotiations for the lead.Leonardo DiCaprio is already attached to play the villainous Calvin Candie, while Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz had the role of Django’s friend and mentor, a German bounty hunter named Dr Schultz, written for him. Fellow QT regular Samuel L Jackson will be Candie’s right-hand man, Stephen.Tarantino hasn’t yet found the actress he wants to play Broomhilda, the love of Django’s life, though Kerry Washington is one of the names under consideration for that part.
Peter Falk 1927-2011
Peter Falk, star of both TV and movies, has died in Los Angeles. He was 83.A New York City native, Falk faced an early challenge when his right eye was removed because of a tumour, resulting in him wearing a glass eye through most of his life. Despite that, he was a committed sports player in his youth, though he would gravitate towards the stage at 12, when he appeared in The Pirates of Penzance at a summer camp. After being rejected by the armed services because of his eye near the end of World War Two, Falk signed up with the US Merchant Marines, serving as a cook and a mess boy.Though he’d been advised not to expect much film work thanks to that pesky eye, Falk managed to crack the cinema with small roles in Wind Across the Everglades, The Bloody Brood and Pretty Boy Floyd.But it was 1960’s Murder, Inc that proved to be the big turning point in his career, making waves in a supporting role as killer Abe Reles, which scored him his first Oscar nomination. He went on to nab a second nod the following year, for Best Supporting Actor in Pocketful of Miracles.He began working in television even earlier, beginning with an episode of Robert Montgomery Presents in 1957 and working steadily through the late ‘50s, 60s and 70s on a variety of series including Have Gun – Will Travel, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, Naked City, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr Kildare, Wagon Train and cropping up as himself years later in one episode of The Larry Sanders Show.His crowning achievement on the small screen, however, has to be the schlubby Columbo, the eternally underestimated, easygoing detective who hides a razor-sharp mind and powers of detection that would turn Sherlock Holmes green with envy behind a seemingly bumbling demeanour and a trademark cigar. The series ran for 13 seasons. He will be missed
The Hobbit Images Released
Check out the first stills released of the new Hobbit film by Peter Jackson, name The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Filming is still on going in New Zeland ready for release in 2012 and 2013 as a two-part film. We see Sir Ian McKellan return as Gandalf and Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Check out Empire Magazine who have the first inside look of the set, out in stores now.
New Captain America Trailer Arrives
Captain America will be hitting UK cinemas on the 29 th of July, Marvel have released a new trailer. I am getting rather excited now. Marvel have had two successful hits this summer with Thor and X-Men First Class , can they make it a hat-trick ?After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a top-secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. Check it out boys and girls ….
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