Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rebecca Black Premieres New Music Video!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes for a Birthday Bike Ride

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Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated his 64th birthday today by going bicycling with some friends along Venice Beach. 

The former governor of California loves a good ride.

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'Cowboys & Aliens': The Reviews Are In!

Western meets sci-fi flick is full of 'nifty scenes,' but 'unappealing' overall, critics say.
By Terri Schwartz


Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in "Cowboys and Aliens"
Photo: Universal

With a concept as inspired as "Cowboys & Aliens" and an A-list cast that brings together James Bond and Indiana Jones themselves, it's hard to imagine what could possibly have gone wrong between bringing the movie from the production room to the big screen. MTV's Splash Page blog found a lot to love about the movie despite its flaws, but other critics have not been so kind.

Maybe it was the fact that director Jon Favreau took the summer blockbuster too seriously. Fans hoping for a tongue-in-cheek mash-up of a Western and an alien movie are in for a straight-laced action flick without a lot of room for humor, like in Favreau's "Iron Man" films. Even the movie's charismatic leads couldn't rescue "Cowboys & Aliens" from its identity crisis, critics are saying.

Still, there was plenty to love about the movie as well. "Cowboys & Aliens" is certainly a fun ride to take this summer, so before you head to the multiplex this weekend, take a gander at the "Cowboys & Aliens" reviews we lassoed up for you.

The Story "The whole aliens-on-the-frontier incongruity never comes to much, really. There are nifty scenes, like the horseback riders battling silvery skeletal airplanes, but what 'Cowboys & Aliens' lacks is a good story. Basically, the characters — [Daniel] Craig's enigmatic outlaw, [Harrison] Ford's scowling boss, a tribe of Apache — must put aside their differences to form a posse and defeat the invaders. Who do we care about onscreen? For all of Craig's edgy charisma, no one. 'Cowboys & Aliens' has fun moments, but it's a plodding entertainment because it mostly tastes like leftovers." — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

The Leading Men "In Daniel Craig, the movie has what feels awfully like the second coming of Steve McQueen. Maybe it's the laser blue eyes under the broad forehead, or the laconic refusal to speak except when absolutely necessary, but Craig has a presence here that feels downright mythic. ... The chance to be as mean as he wants to be energizes [Ford], whose storied crankiness finally finds a home. It's a character part, and you can sense Ford's relief at letting another man shoulder the load. Consciously or not, there's a generational passing of the baton just under this movie's surface, and it helps immensely that Craig's up to the task." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

The Cowboys and the Aliens "In Hollywood's ancient prime, maybe a third of all movies were Westerns. But those days are as dead as the horse-mounted cavalry; in the past 30 years, the genre has been resuscitated only when some powerful director wanted to make a movie like the ones he grew up loving. So 'Cowboys & Aliens' has got to get to the aliens pretty damn quick. Even here, Favreau and his crew sprinkle a few memorable moments: the aliens' low-flying scout planes, looking like 10-winged titanium dragonflies and lassoing the townspeople for abduction; a desert vision of an upside-down steamship, which momentarily summons the ghost of Werner Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo'; and the recurring image of Craig retrieving his cowboy hat, whether he's fighting off human varmints or escaping from the aliens' stronghold. A man ain't a man without his Stetson." — Richard Corliss, Time

The Concept "Cowboys versus aliens is a concept that may make you smile in anticipation, but wipe that smile off your face before buying your ticket, because the film takes its subject seriously — deadly seriously in the case of Harrison Ford, who plays a nasty rancher with the snarls and scowls that have become his trademarks, as if in penance for being so charming in the past. One interesting twist has a posse of cowboys teaming up with the Apaches they fear in order to vanquish the aliens, but the storytelling, punctuated by incoherent flashbacks, is often inscrutable." — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

The Final Word "A leaden mash-up of western and science-fiction elements that ends up noisy, grotesque and unappealing, this Jon Favreau-directed film features five producers (including Brian Grazer and Ron Howard), six executive producers (Steven Spielberg and Ryan Kavanaugh among them) and six credited writers, led by 'Star Trek' rebooters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and 'Lost's' Damon Lindelof. No wonder the film plays like a business deal more than a motion picture. Listed as a producer, not a writer, is Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, whose concept for the original graphic novel inspired the film. That's right, 'Cowboys' doesn't even retell the story the graphic novel does; it sets out on its own. This is not a satisfying journey." — Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

Check out everything we've got on "Cowboys & Aliens."

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?Red Tail? Trailer Flies High!

Have you seen Director Anthony Hemingway’s new movie trailer for ‘Red Tails’? Get our review of the two minute clip here and why we think Red Tails is sure to dominate the box office come this new year! The first official trailer for the George Lucas’ penned ad produced movie Red Tails’ has hit the web, making the long wait worthwhile. After years of waiting for Lucas to put pen to paper on something outside of both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the time has come and so far it looks like Lucas, and his cohorts, Hemingway and scribe John Ridley (Third Watch & Three Kings), have really created quite a sight, and story for the big screen. For the unknown, ‘Red Tails’ is based on a true story and chronicles the “Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.” Starring in the film is the awesome and always amazing Terrence Howard as the character Col. A.J. Bullard , Cuba Gooding Jr. in the role of Major Emanuelle Stance , Michael B. Jordan as Maurice ‘Bumps’ Wilson, Tristan Wilds as Ray ‘Ray Gun’ Gannon, Method Man as Sticks, Ne-Yo playing the character [...]

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It's a Royal Affair...

... in Brooklyn!

Bev has decided to wear an asymmetrical fascinator to celebrate Kate and Wills' big day, while Mary opted for a hat with a little tropical flavor.

Cheerio!

(By the way, this wasn't an easy photo to get:)

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Selma Blair & Jason Bleick Have a Baby

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Five Reasons You Need To See 'Attack the Block'

We're more than a little obsessed with "Attack the Block," which crash-lands in theaters today. The film has been a massive hit with UK audiences, and it won the midnight feature award at SXSW this year, along with the best narrative audience award at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. We're also willing to bet [...]

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Amy Winehouse -- Was Planning to Adopt 10-Year-Old Girl

Filed under: Amy Winehouse, RIP Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse was preparing to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the island of St. Lucia, the girl and her grandmother told a British paper today. 

The girl -- Dannika Augustine (seen above with Amy) -- says she met the singer during one of Amy's visits to the island over the past few years. She says she was living in poverty with her single mom when Amy took an interest in her. 

Dannika tells The Sunday Mirror, "Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me ... She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."

Dannika's grandmother Marjorie says she spoke to Amy a few weeks ago and that Amy planned to return to St. Lucia next month. She told the paper, "Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her."
 
Both of Dannika's parents had signed off on the adoption.


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The Soup: Telenovela Teachings

Telenovela star William Levy goes off on Joel after he pokes fun at his show--and then goes after guest star Lucy Lawless!

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'Logan's Run' Script Expected By Christmas, Says Director

by Danica Davidson
The original ?Logan?s Run,? a sci-fi story about people being killed once they reach the age of thirty, is in the process of being remade under the watchful eyes of Danish writer and director Nicolas Winding Refn. This time around people are getting killed off at the age of twenty-one, and Ryan Gosling [...]

Source: http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/07/29/logans-run-script-nicolas-winding-refn/

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Amy Winehouse -- Was Planning to Adopt 10-Year-Old Girl

Filed under: Amy Winehouse, RIP Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse was preparing to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the island of St. Lucia, the girl and her grandmother told a British paper today. 

The girl -- Dannika Augustine (seen above with Amy) -- says she met the singer during one of Amy's visits to the island over the past few years. She says she was living in poverty with her single mom when Amy took an interest in her. 

Dannika tells The Sunday Mirror, "Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me ... She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."

Dannika's grandmother Marjorie says she spoke to Amy a few weeks ago and that Amy planned to return to St. Lucia next month. She told the paper, "Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her."
 
Both of Dannika's parents had signed off on the adoption.


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Soup Top 5: TWATP Star Paris Hilton Mad As Hell, but Will Actually Take It Some More

Paris Hilton, The SoupIf you're still mulling over the news from Vanilla Ice that he "never badmouthed" Justin Bieber, and whether this means that he goodmouthed him instead, well, take a break and open...


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Ashton Kutcher -- MASSIVE Trailer on 'Men' Set

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is getting the ROYAL treatment on the set of "Two and a Half Men" .... with a MASSIVE kick-ass trailer all to himself -- but to some Charlie Sheen supporters who still work on the show, it's a bit much.  

The mansion on wheels is two stories of awesomeness -- with satellite TV hookups, customized everything ... and "pop out" sections which expand to make the trailer EVER BIGGER!

Problem is ... there are still plenty of Team Sheen people working on the show ... and we're told they feel the mega-trailer is "over the top" and makes Kutcher come off like a "diva."
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But he IS the star of the biggest show on TV ... and Charlie had a pretty big trailer too when he worked on the show.

Plus, if someone offered you a badass trailer for free -- you probably wouldn't say "no" either ... right?

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to Reunite

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Police: No Suspicious Circumstances in Amy Winehouse Death

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Box Office Update: 'Smurfs' Gaining on 'Cowboys & Aliens'

Pamela McClintock
The two films were in a surprisingly close race Friday; "Crazy, Stupid, Love" off to good start.

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PBS: 'Pearl Jam Twenty' (Live Blog)

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Cameron Crowe talks about his "Pearl Jam Twenty" film at TCA.

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