Like ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS and YOGI BEAR, another beloved animation franchise is getting the live action/CGI treatment with THE SMURFS. Opening August 3, 2011, the film takes the Smurfs from their safe little village to the mean streets of New York (and our reality). Gargamel is obviously behind it all. Check out the first look image below – and the trailer to the left.
No, it’s not a TRANSFORMERS spin-off. Instead REAL STEEL is a crazy new science-fiction action film starring Hugh Jackman who plays a promoter who manages robot vs. robot boxing matches. It sounds crazy, but this thing could actually work. It also has Steven Spielberg as an executive producer and A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM‘s Shawn Levy at the helm. To get a sneak peak, check out the brand new stills and the teaser trailer below. The film opens October 7, 2011.
I don’t really celebrate Christmas. I’m not a Grinch or anything. I’m just more a Festivus girl. If you don’t know what Festivus is then … wait, really? You don’t know what Festivus is? If you don’t know then you probably don’t have Internet and you are probably not reading this so I will move along. I have put up my Festivus pole, and I plan to wrestle with the head of the household for the feats of strength. The head of our household is our wiener dog, Homer, so that shouldn’t be too hard. But my favorite part of […]Read On »
Ever wonder what might be going through Gary Oldman’s mind if he directed a Jewish hip-hop music video? You can find out at the DVD release party for director Juliet Landau’s TAKE FLIGHT, a twenty-five-minute documentary chronicling Oldman’s work with the band Chutzpah. The documentary will be screened and available for purchase Sunday night, Dec. 12, 6 PM at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069. There will be a musical performance by Amy Kuney and the band Common Rotation (which features Adam Busch, who appeared with Landau in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, as well as Eric Kufs and […]Read On »
Rapunzel let down her hair, finally (and in 3-D) as Disney held the World Premiere of their new animated film TANGLED at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. It was a long backdrop that was painted to look like Rapunzel’s hair. Wigs were handed out to some of the photographers, myself included and we wore them while shooting. Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (Flynn Rider) posed with us as the photographers on the carpet shot our photos. It was fun, except that the long wig kept catching on everything! Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, […]Read On »
AXclusive: TANGLED star Mandy Moore planning new album for 2011 with potential assist by Alt rocker (and husband) Ryan Adams
With Mandy Moore making vocal and musical waves on the big screen playing Rapunzel in Disney’s forthcoming animated feature TANGLED (their 50th, which opens Wednesday) the singer/actress spoke with ASSIGNMENT X recently about the status of her new album. “Hopefully it will out next year some time,” says Moore. “I’m still writing at this point and want to be done writing by the end of the year and start recording next year. It hasn’t necessarily taken too much shape yet.”
Next summer, Pixar and Disney will release CARS 2 – the sequel to their 2006 animated hit. Where the first movie was a fish-out-of-water tale of arrogant race car Lightening McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) who learns about taking it easy, taking responsibility and helping others, the latest film takes McQueen and tow truck Mater overseas where they become spies. Check out the new trailer released today and the brand new teaser poster above. CARS 2 arrives in theaters on June 24, 2011