Sunday, August 22, 2010

“Google: Now, going to be a movie! - Entertainment and Showbiz!” plus 2 more

“Google: Now, going to be a movie! - Entertainment and Showbiz!” plus 2 more


Google: Now, going to be a movie! - Entertainment and Showbiz!

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 11:05 PM PDT

If there was anything for which the last decade of the last century will be remembered, it had to be the rise of Google. The search engine which completely changed the internet and the whole world for ever! Today, we say that we can't live without internet, but actually, it's the Google which plays the life-line for thousands of billions of people all around the globe.

Google is doing so much for us everyday, can't we pay a small respect to this poor fella. Well, no need to worry, because Hollywood has rolled up its sleeve to make a movie which will peek into the personal life of Google, its origin and its creators.

You must be knowing that there is already a best seller named 'Googled: The End of the World As We Know It' by Ken Auletta which has already revealed the story of Google, will be the source material for this movie. Deadline Hollywood has stated that it will also tell the stories of two very young people, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who are now billionaires because they founded Google Inc.

'It's about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world and how the world in turn changed them,' stated Michael London, the producer of this upcoming movie, to Deadline Hollywood.

'The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict: don't be evil. At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate,' London added.

Well, this search engine has changed Page and Brin's life upside down. The research students from Stanford never thought in their wildest dreams that their experiment will become such a big legend. This movie will showcase that.

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Dolly Busting Back in to Movie Biz - NBC Bay Area

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 12:21 PM PDT

By TIM PERSINKO
Updated 12:30 PM PDT, Sat, Aug 21, 2010

Nashville songstress Dolly Parton is making a bid to get back to the big screen with hip hop heavy Queen Latifah.

The duo have signed on to a movie project titled "Joyful Noise," the Hollywood Reporter writes.

In the film, the two female vocalists will team up to keep a small town gospel choir afloat.

Parton, 54, has not been in a feature film since the 1992 movie "Straight Talk." In recent months she has been working on her musical, "9 to 5," and just celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Tenessee theme park, Dollyworld.

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That theme park attracted headlines when a trio of Florida teenagers purchased plane tickets without their parents knowledge and tried to fly their for a visit.

The film leaves open the possibility for country-crooner Parton and R & B mogul Latifah to sing together on screen. The film will be directed by Todd Graff, who worked on the 2003 movie-musical "Camp" and more recently, "Bandslam."

Selected Reading: Hollywood Reporter, MTV News, Dolly Parton Music

First Published: Aug 21, 2010 11:56 AM PDT

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Movie news: where will part 1 and 2 of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows split? - Examiner

Posted: 12 Aug 2010 08:45 PM PDT

 

The latest news for Harry Potter fans is an update on the slit between Part I & II of the last two films, both based on the seventh J.K. Rowling novel, "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows". Entertainment Weekly (EW) reports the split in an upcoming article, which is available in full at MuggleNet and set for print tomorrow (August 13, 2010).

Some sites say it's a minor spoiler, so stop reading here if you don't want to know. However, it's being reported widely across the Internet and it's already in the relevant Wikipedia article.

EW reports:

Part 1, by the way, will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.

The seventh book is 759 pages. If the book was split in half for the two part finale, then it would split in Chapter 19 just after Ron rejoins Harry and Hermione. It would be a difficult place to stop and would be a little too like Lord of the Rings. The end of Chapter 24 occurs at page 501.

David Yates directs both, adding to his two previous Harry Potter films (and his fourth in a row). Steve Kloves returns as the screenplay writer for both. He's written the screenplay for all but one of the movies, missing only "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".

These will also be the first Harry Potter films presented entirely in 3D.

MuggleNet has over a hundred on-set photos for the films, and the official site gallery has images from the movie. See the end of this article for a trailer.

But, alas, for fans the tagline again looms over their heads: "It all ends here". Many of them had to suffer the end of a beloved book series (back in 2007 with the final seventh book), and they will go through it again at the end of the movie series. (But hope is not lost. None of the Harry Potter films have respectable DVD special editions yet.)

"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I" releases on November 19, 2010. Part II releases on 15 July 2011.

The official site describes the story for the final two movies as follows:

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived. "No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which marks the latest installment in the most successful film franchise of all time.

Average User Buzz: 94.5/100 or 4.7/5

  • Flixster (Part I): 95/100 (125,180 votes)
  • Netflix (Part I/II): 4.7/5 (32,514 votes)

In other news:

  • Daniel Radcliffe criticizes his performance in the previous movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (the sixth one), saying his performance was too "same-y" and that he tries not to repeat it in the final two movies. (via Stuff)
  • Stuff and EW report complaints from the actors, especially Emma Watson, about spending a great deal of time sopping wet (for weeks of shooting) in the last two movies. (via EW). Additionally, Daniel Radcliffe developed a cold from the weather extremes (IMDb Trivia).
  • After reports that Emma Thompson wouldn't return for the last two movies, she was able to make it for a couple days of shooting (IMDb Trivia).
  • Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" sharply divided critics and users in early ratings buzz. IMDb users give it 8.6/10. The critics are more critical, with an early average of 50.5/100 (Rotten Tomatoes, Movie Review Intelligence). The 35 point difference between critics and users will no doubt change as the movie comes out.
  • The MPAA turns down an appeal on its R rating for "The Tillman Story", an upcoming documentary set for a limited release on August 20th. (via WorstPreviews)
  • "Avatar: Special Edition" will come out on August 27 in a limited release (750 theaters). (via Box Office Mojo). IMDb shows an extra 9 minute runtime for the special edition.