I haven’t done one of these movie news snippets in a while, but now I’m back on track, so here’s the latest..
Leslie Nielsen has died at age 84, the comic actor best known for his role in Airplane and The Naked Gun died of pneumonia. He passed away peacefully, and I’m sure the fans of this man will think about him today. I don’t really know much about this particular talent comic, although I have heard of him. However, co-blogger Manpreet Singh is quite a fan of his work, and commented ” Leslie Nielsen was a hilarious man, who had a unique and brilliant style of slap-stick comedy. He was a great part of comedy throughout the years, and he will be greatly missed”.
The famous Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 has retained the number one spot in the Aus Box Office, which is particularly good seeing as it’s on the other side of the world. It’s good to see that there’s a British film that manages to reach all nations. And another film that should do well in the box office is surprisingly, in a racism row. I did laugh at first but here is the situation; The Hobbit, is under the auditioning process for actors/actresses and extras, and one actress applied to be an extra as a Hobbit, but she was turned down because she doesn’t have the right skin colour. And throughout the day, people were addressed that they wouldn’t be processed through the auditioning stages unless they were paled skin. I have read the books and I do understand there isn’t a Black, Chinese etc Hobbit throughout the books; but you have to understand that this is going to be a world wide film, and you have to relate to a lot of nationalities. I’m not saying throw every single kind of race in there. Peter Jackson has called it an ‘incredibly unfortunate error’. No, Peter, it isn’t an error, and as much as I respect you, it’s actually r-a-c-i-s-m. There, I’ve even spelt it out for you.
And lastly but definitely not least, according to reports, it has been suggested that Christian Bale and Mark Walhberg have began doing the film ‘The fighter’ because their children attend the same school and brought the two famous actors together. Amazing.
I’m sure there will be more exciting news tomorrow folks, I will keep you posted.
By Daniel Hart
It happened, finally, Wagner has left the building (and his hotel) in last nights results on the X-factor. And all those who tried boycotting the show by voting for him are going to be ultimately disappointed but proud of how long they kept someone so incredibly bad at singing in the competition. My respect for Louis Walsh increased last night because he chose between two of his acts. Something Cheryl Cole couldn’t do, at least he plays by the rule book and he respectively kept Mary Byrne in the competition, but lets face it, better than Wagner but not going to win the show but good on her. So with that over now it’s getting serious and it’s the semi-final stage this week. I’m sure all of you will tune in. I will keep you posted.
By Daniel Hart
- “X Factor results: Katie Waissel and Wagner eliminated” and related posts (unrealitytv.co.uk)
- Wagner and Katie Waissel leave the X Factor (guardian.co.uk)
- X Factor: Relief for Simon Cowell – and the bookies – as Wagner is voted out (menmedia.co.uk)
- Wagner plot has gone to pot (thesun.co.uk)
So, all of you fans of the film, ’The Hangover’, including myself, will be pleased to know that a sequel is on it’s way. Of course, the original gang will be returning in this second installment, including the undeniably hilarious Alan ( Zach Galifianakis). This time, they head on a journey to Thailand, for Stu’s wedding (played by Ed Helms).
After the unforgettable stag-do they had in Las Vegas (which as you’ll know, actually was quite forgettable for them..), Stu decides to take the safer approach, a pre-wedding brunch. However, their experiences in Bangkok, will be entirely different to those of Las Vegas, taking an unfortunately hilarious turn for the worst.
The original main cast will be returning for the film, and Paul Giamatti will also be playing a role, along with Jamie Chung. There are also reports that Liam Neeson will also be starring in the film, portraying a crazy tattoo artist, which I will be particularly looking forward to. And also Bill Clinton will have a cameo role. Nice.
The Hangover 2 is directed by Todd Phillips (who also directed the recent hit, ‘Due Date’, also starring Zach Galifianakis), with the script written by Jon Lucas, and will be hitting the big screens in the UK on 27th May, 2011, one day after the US.
If you havn’t already seen ‘The Hangover’, be sure to watch it, as the sequel will definitely be one to watch at the cinemas.
By Manpreet Singh
- Plot Synopsis Revealed For THE HANGOVER 2 (geektyrant.com)
- ‘The Hangover 2′ Official Plot Synopsis Released (slashfilm.com)