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Kylie’s back and could she add a new action twist?

21 Nov

Kylie Minogue’s new single Better Than Today is out on December 6th. There is added interest and attention to the release because Kylie directed the promotional video herself.

Elsewhere, Kylie has been short listed for Festival At Large 2010. She is shortlisted for one of the roles for a Female Lead and is up against Duffy, Christina Aguilera, Pat Benatar and Hilary Duff.

We all know Kylie can re-invent herself every new decade, and successfully. Check out the new Kylie video for some Mash-Up inspiration for your own action thriller sequence with Kylie as a main performer!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo preview from the Swedish movie

4 Dec

Lisbeth Salander played by Noomi Rapace

Lisbeth Salander played by Noomi Rapace

The first novel by Swedish author Stieg Larsson was a best-seller around the world. The second and third volumes of the trilogy have increased the author’s reputation, made even sadder as the books were published after Larsson’s early death from heart failure.

The Millennium thriller series feature Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative business journalist, and Lisbeth Salander, a goth-culture independent plus hacker and real star of the stories.

Here is a link to the preview from the first movie, in Swedish with subtitles:

Movie clip and interview with the director

There are already plans for a TV series spin-off, and a possible American-produced version of the film(s).

“we must remain the wildhearted outsiders”

18 Oct

Apnea has a wonderful blog, especially for goth & tattoo & gothic & ink fans, plus sometimes topless and NSFW. The video shows some of the stars and influences of an erotic art show. Much more information at http://apneasblog.com/

Will a new version of Barbarella get under way this year?

3 Jul

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Australian filmmaker Robert Luketic may be in the director’s chair if a “big budget” remake of Barbarella goes ahead. The project has also been linked to producer Dino De Laurentiis, in which case a “big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist” is quite on the cards.

Luketic has some good work in his portfolio, including 21, Legally Blonde and Monster-in-Law. There was talk of a new Barbarella last year with Rose McGowan in the frame to take on the role made famous by Jane Fonda in the 1968 original.

That version was directed by Roger Vadim and based on the French Barbarella comics by Jean-Claude Forest. Another actress being considered for the main role is Erica Durance (photo) from the Smallville tv series.

Will a “big budget” remake of Barbarella go ahead?

4 Jun

200906041225.jpg Australian filmmaker Robert Luketic may be in the director’s chair if a “big budget” remake of Barbarella goes ahead. The project has also been linked to producer Dino De Laurentiis, in which case a “big intergalactic adventure with a sexy twist” is quite on the cards.

Luketic has good work in his portfolio, including 21, Legally Blonde and Monster-in-Law. Luketic is currently in production on the action-comedy Five Killers which stars Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher.

The original Barbarella film starred Jane Fonda (photo) and is a long-running cult classic in just about every list of great movies. A previous project that was to include Rose McGowan fell by the wayside, so it will be interesting to see who, what and when develops with this one.

Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana soundtrack hits No.1 slot – Twilight still No.4

22 Apr

hannah_montana-soundtrack_250pxin another example of girl power in the music and movie charts, even P. Diddy and the major hype over Day26 could not stop Miley Cyrus and the Hannah Montana soundtrack reaching number one in the album charts.

the lead single from the album, The Climb, is a great power ballad, another strong indication of Miley’s graduation to be considered a serious singer and musician :: she has already stated that her ideal career would be as a respected songwriter :: we reckon the early indications are most favourable.

meanwhile, the public’s love affair with the Twilight saga has kept the soundtrack album near the top of the charts, and it is still at number four :: it seems the themes of the books and the films hit a nerve and resulted in the strong popularity worldwide :: we say yay !!

Twilight DVD release – various versions

20 Mar

Summit have created a range of versions of the first film in the Twilight Saga, providing 2-disc, 3-disc and Blu-ray versions.

The standard-issue 2-Disc Special Edition DVD comes with an impressive array of extras, headlined by an audio commentary with director Catherine Hardwicke and her two stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

A 3-disc exclusive edition DVD enhances the standard 2-disc Special Edition with a digital version of the film and a third disc of additional Twilight movie footage. The additions include great fan-centric extras like Edward’s piano performance, Pattinson and Stewart featurettes, Bella’s Lullaby remix video, and a conversation with Stephenie Meyer.

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Twilight’s Blu-ray release contains all of the extra features found on the various DVD editions.