Monday, August 16, 2010

“Salt Movie Premiere Live in Leicester Square, London - PRLog (free press release)” plus 3 more

“Salt Movie Premiere Live in Leicester Square, London - PRLog (free press release)” plus 3 more


Salt Movie Premiere Live in Leicester Square, London - PRLog (free press release)

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:15 PM PDT

PRLog (Press Release)Aug 16, 2010 – Star gazers and paparazzi alike will be out in force in London's Leicester Square tonight for a rare public appearance by Angelina Jolie, in town to promote the opening night of her new movie, Salt.

This live webcam is positioned directly outside the cinema, watching the red carpet as the stars arrive:

http://www.myworldwebcams.com/ uk/leicester_ square.html

Film background:

Angelina Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a KGB sleeper agent, and goes on the run to try to clear her name. While Tom Cruise was initially secured for the lead, the script was ultimately rewritten for Jolie.

Evelyn Salt interrogates a Russian defector, Orlov, who tells her about "Day X", an operation organized by a powerful Russian since the Cold War, which will lead to the destruction of the United States. Orlov mentions that at the funeral of the late Vice President in New York City, the visiting Russian President will be killed by Russian spy Evelyn Salt. Salt, shaken at the accusation, attempts to contact her husband Mike, a German arachnologist, fearing for his safety. Meanwhile, Orlov escapes, prompting Salt to escape — causing the CIA to think she is a spy. She flees to her apartment and finds her husband missing. Salt resumes and grabs essentials as well as a venomous spider. After barely escaping a highway pursuit, Salt takes a bus to New York City. The next morning, she sneaks into the heavily guarded St. Bartholomew's Church where the Vice President's funeral is being held and shoots the Russian President. She then encounters Peabody where she surrenders but escapes the NYPD.

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Miley Cyrus — “What makes the perfect movie kiss”? - Elites TV

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 04:50 AM PDT

Miley Cyrus always makes best friends with the "lighting guy"

The singer-and-actress – who locks lips with her real life boyfriend in recent movie 'The Last Song' – thinks the key to making a screen kiss look good is to have the best possible lighting, and so always does what she can to get the crew on her side.

She said: "What makes the perfect movie kiss? I'll let you into a little secret: the best thing that I learned on my show is to become best friends with your lighting guy.

"That way, they make you look really good in every single scene – especially for that perfect movie kiss. That's my main trick as an actress. Make friends with the lighting guy and you'll be fine!"

Miley used her technique on the 'Last Song', and admits her smooch with Liam was not as "perfect" as it may have appeared.

She added: "In all movies, the kiss is always planned. It's written to be the most perfect kiss ever – but in reality, that's unlikely to happen to anyone. It's cool that I get to live out that fairytale life, but …

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'Star Wars' chronology illustrates effect of movie on pop culture - Desert Sun

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 01:15 AM PDT

Where were you when "Star Wars" opened in 1977? If you were in the theater, then you may have grandchildren now.

Released over three decades ago, the movie exploded across the popular culture scene. The effects are documented in "Star Wars: Year by Year" — which really should be called the life and times of film director George Lucas.

This lavishly illustrated chronology attempts to put him, and his films, within the context of the 20th century popular culture.

By the time you reach 2010, you will be suffering from sheer overload.

To fans, "Star Wars" has always been more than the six movies. Even back in the early 1980s when "Return of the Jedi" was released, there had been a plethora of marketing — toys, trading cards, cake pans, bedding and jewelry — and expansion of the original stories through novels, comic books and radio programs.

Nostalgic tidbits are assembled for easy browsing.

For example, on page 122 in 1985, is Mikhail Gorbachev's election to the General Secretary of the USSR. Actress Keira Knightley (of "The Phantom Menace") is born. The "Star Wars" trilogy, back-to-back, is released worldwide in theaters for special showings. Toymaker Kenner releases Yak Face, a soon-to-be rare collectable action figure. President Ronald Reagan mentions "Star Wars" in a speech referring to the Strategic Defense Initiative which was created to destroy ballistic missiles before they reached American soil. Lucasfilm's protests to media organizations about the misuse of the term "Star Wars" were wildly ignored.

It is also a chronology of technology. When the movie was first released, there were no home computers, no VCRs, no digital television, no streaming video. If you wanted to see the movie, you went to the theater — and they did by the thousands. Now, even a casual fan can view episodes of the animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" on the Cartoon Network website.

The book even covers some of the intense fan following. The original official fan club, soon to be named Bantha Tracks, started in 1978, peaked in 1984 with 184,046 members and folded in 1987, only to be resurrected in 2002. Two complete pages are devoted to the 2007's Vader Project, where artists decorated 100 of Darth Vader's helmets.

While "Year by Year" is one stop shopping for solving many "Star Wars" arguments, it won't solve all of them — it doesn't have the space. But there are details for even the most in-depth follower of Lucas' work.

After all, who knew that in 1988 a group of Tibetan monks recorded chants in the Scoring Stage at Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch?

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Movie Review: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay deliver crowning buddy-cop glory with 'The Other Guys' - Daily Oklahoman

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 05:26 PM PDT

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In a fit of astounding comedic energy and brute force, "The Other Guys" resurrects the dead-as-dust buddy-cop movie, and like all miracles it's a sight to behold. The chemistry between Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay generated the endlessly funny "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," but with its constant stream of inspired silliness, "The Other Guys" qualifies as the duo's crowning achievement.

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"The Other Guys"
PG 13
1:473 starsStarring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson.(Crude and sexual content, language, violence, some drug material)

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This is about the detectives who get overshadowed by loose-cannon wild cops, spending their days filing paperwork and making coffee while guys like Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson) get all the nitro-burning, adrenaline-pumping glory. Allen Gamble (Ferrell) is just fine with this arrangement; he would rather bust property owners for code infractions than pull his weapon.

But his partner, Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg), is going nuts, feeling chained down by Allen's mild-mannered relationship with the law. He wants to crash cars and crack heads, but both men are hemmed in by their separate and hilarious dark pasts. Fortunately for Allen and Terry, an opening appears thanks to an ingeniously funny twist, and they are soon in hot pursuit of David Ershon (Steve Coogan), a white-collar criminal sitting on a pile of other people's money.

No plot description can do justice to the joys of "The Other Guys." McKay, Ferrell and Wahlberg are all operating at peak, wringing huge laughs from unexpected sources and getting ample help from Eva Mendes, who displays superb comic timing as Allen's gorgeous and successful wife, Sheila, and Michael Keaton in his best comedic role in years as the duo's odd-duck captain.

But in contrast to "Anchorman," which for all its strengths sometimes felt like a string of sketches, "The Other Guys" has real follow-through. Elements and characters sometimes re-emerge unexpectedly to deliver some of the greatest comic moments in the film. McKay is simply a better director now, able to sustain the story, pull high-energy performances from both his lead actors and the massive supporting cast, and deliver the laughs while keeping an eye on moving the plot forward.

For much of "The Other Guys," Ferrell plays against type, fighting against the more outlandish impulses that characterize much of his work and allowing for Allen to experience a great slow burn. Wahlberg is simply playing a hilariously inept version of the high-strung cop he played in "The Departed," and the chemistry is spot-on. No excuses have to be made for laughing at "The Other Guys" — people with high standards for lowbrow will be rewarded from start to finish.

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