If you’re the type of person who immediately heads to the bathroom once a movie ends, you may want to limit your liquids during The Dark Knight. Exit quickly and you’ll miss Warner Bros.’ posthumous tribute to Heath Ledger.
The film’s closing credits will acknowledge two Batman contributors who have died since the project began. In addition to Ledger, the crew said goodbye last year to a special-effects worker killed after a car crash during a stunt test. The simple farewell will read:
“In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe.”
Meanwhile, the residents of Perth, Australia (Heath’s hometown) have just paid tribute to the actor in a much grander fashion. On Tuesday, an $87 million theater was named in Ledger’s honor.
Western Australia state Premier Alan Carpenter said they hope the Heath Ledger Theater will help others who have been inspired by the Oscar-nominee’s work. “Heath Ledger was totally dedicated to the craft of being an actor and that’s what made him successful. I think what we’re doing is continuing that support for young people who want to make a career in the arts and acting, stage and in film, whatever it happens to be.”
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Of all the sequels releasing in 2008, there are only two that really have me excited: The Dark Knight and Quantum of Solace.
In this new trailer, we see that Bond (Daniel Craig) is still quite raw after the death of Vesper Lynd. In fact, the movie (according to co-producer Michael Wilson) picks up “literally an hour” after where Casino Royale left off.
Quantum - also starring Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Mathieu Amalric and Olga Kurylenko - is scheduled to open on November 7th.
If you needed more than a post on Ain’t It Cool News to tell you The Dark Knight was good, then you’re in luck.
Today, Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and the David Germain (Associated Press) both heaped their praise on the latest Batman sequel.
Read More | Rolling Stone
It was inevitable. Once word got out about the 17 pregnant teens at Gloucester High School, we knew the blame would start flying. We also knew the entertainment industry would eventually be named one of the responsible parties.
Somewhere out there, there are people who seriously believe that Jamie Lynn Spears has glamorized teenage pregnancies. These same people are probably not taking these two very important factors into consideration:
- I’m sure Jamie-Lynn didn’t want to be a 17-year-old mother.
- The Zoey 101 star can probably afford to raise a child, unlike a lot of teenage mothers out there. Therefore, giving her baby up for adoption might not have been a necessary option.
Read More | Access Hollywood
Wanna buy Angelina Jolie‘s clothes? Well, if you simply adore her taste in attire or simply want to add something to your shrine, the mother-to-be has donated outerwear to charity.
The jacket, a black leather piece with a diagonal zipper, comes from the sexy star’s latest graphic novel adaptation, Wanted. If you plan on actually wearing it, heads up: it’s an extra-small! No real surprise there, though.
Still thinking of trying to bag it? Check it out on CharityFolks.com.
All proceeds of the auction benefit co-star Morgan Freeman‘s foundation, Plan!t Now, which benefits communities and families by preparing them for natural disasters.
Read More | E! Online
When I think of Bollywood, I usually envision colorful garments, dancing and singing…not two-word sentences, muscles or HGH. But apparently that’s what you get when you throw Hollywood into the mix.
It’s just been announced that Sylvester Stallone - yes, Sly - will follow up his roles in the latest Rocky and Rambo sequels with a stint in a Bollywood film. As a cast member in Incredible Love, Stallone will become the first well-known American actor to be featured in such a vehicle.
Read More | New York Daily News
If you’ve ever felt yourself wondering, “How many songs could Beyonce possibly sing during this awards show?” - this news is for you.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a change that will go into effect before next year’s Oscars ceremony. From this point forward, no one movie will be able to dominate the Academy Awards’ Best Song category. While producers can submit as many tunes as they like, only two songs per film will be allowed for nomination.
Read More | Variety
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the story of an 80-year-old man who was born in 1919. But unlike most life stories, this one starts off on quite an unusual note. Button, who was “born under unusual circumstances,” grows younger while everybody else gets older.
Benjamin, which also stars Oscar-winners Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, opens this December.
Read More | New York Daily News
Disney’s Camp Rock will soon delight tweens and teens with tuneful summer fun. The cable network hopes to re-capture the success of High School Musical…but is this movie truly the pinnacle of cinematic high school fun? Isn’t it possible to strive for higher in the high school movie genre? Check out my list of the Top 5 High School Movies, and find out if your favorite made the cut.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Sean Penn as a stoner and Jennifer Jason Leigh as a budding young slut - what says high school quite like that? This uproariously funny cult classic will absolutely never go out of style (I think it has something to with Judge Reinhold). The music and fashion might be dated, sure, but certain truths always remain despite the years that pass.
Although word has it Edward Norton is refusing to fully promote his new movie, The Incredible Hulk star managed to make fun of himself and Jimmy Kimmel‘s sidekick, Guillermo, in this hilarious clip. (There’s even a reference to Fight Club in here!)
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