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Rosario Dawson on Reading Seven Pounds Script: ‘I Was a Weepy Mess’

Rosario Dawson, who is back in the movie business after taking time off for the election, sobbed the first time she read the script for her upcoming film, Seven Pounds, on a flight to Los Angeles. Playing a woman with a heart condition who falls for Smith's character, Dawson said, "I loved it so much... I'm not a public crier per se, and I'm just sitting on this plane with people... I was a weepy mess." After seeing the drama (due out this Christmas) at a screening with her costar, Dawson added, "I was sitting there... crying, with a tissue, trying to be cool about it. Will walked out crying and I was like, 'Oh, thank God - not just me.'"
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An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
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Ga Ga: Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen's new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more? The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz. Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, "I'm grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen's blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull." Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, "VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen's] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz..." Blindie can't wait for this steamy Allen flick!
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Samuel Jackson Fights Kerry Washington’s Miscegenation in Lakeview Terrace

In the upcoming thriller Lakeview Terrace, Samuel L. Jackson plays a veteran LAPD police officer who doesn't care for his new neighbors, played by the beautiful Kerry Washington and the equally stunning Patrick Wilson. Jackson's character primarily doesn't like the incoming yuppies because they are an interracial married couple. "It was a different take, something that is not often portrayed," James Lassiter, who with Will Smith produced the film, told the Los Angeles Times. Race, Lassiter added, "is not the singular driver of [Turner's] hate. But he is a racist." "People will say they are not voting for [Barack Obama] because he's black, but of course they are. They have no idea what his platform is," Jackson said of the topical nature of the film. "Race is an issue that everybody thinks about but you avoid talking about." Speaking of race: Lakeview Terrace, which opens September 19, also refers to the neighborhood where Rodney King was beaten by police in 1991.
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Ga Ga: Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek Movie Poster

While director J.J. Abrams is keeping mum about his upcoming Star Trek film, he recently gave a slight sneak peek of his promotional posters, featuring the always-fabulous (and underrated) Zoe Saldana. The film, which hits theaters on May 8, 2009 and also stars Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Eric Bana (Nero), features Saldana as Nyota Uhura--the Enterprise's only female and African-American crew member. "It’s great to see an exotic face in sci-fi," Saldana told Latina magazine. "Little girls who look like me, or who are Arab, Filipina, whatever, are going to go, ‘Oh, my God, we can be in space, too!'"
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Rosario Dawson on Reading Seven Pounds Script: ‘I Was a Weepy Mess’

Rosario Dawson, who is back in the movie business after taking time off for the election, sobbed the first time she read the script for her upcoming film, Seven Pounds, on a flight to Los Angeles. Playing a woman with a heart condition who falls for Smith's character, Dawson said, "I loved it so much... I'm not a public crier per se, and I'm just sitting on this plane with people... I was a weepy mess." After seeing the drama (due out this Christmas) at a screening with her costar, Dawson added, "I was sitting there... crying, with a tissue, trying to be cool about it. Will walked out crying and I was like, 'Oh, thank God - not just me.'"
Read More

An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
Read More

Ga Ga: Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen's new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more? The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz. Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, "I'm grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen's blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull." Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, "VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen's] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz..." Blindie can't wait for this steamy Allen flick!
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Samuel Jackson Fights Kerry Washington’s Miscegenation in Lakeview Terrace

In the upcoming thriller Lakeview Terrace, Samuel L. Jackson plays a veteran LAPD police officer who doesn't care for his new neighbors, played by the beautiful Kerry Washington and the equally stunning Patrick Wilson. Jackson's character primarily doesn't like the incoming yuppies because they are an interracial married couple. "It was a different take, something that is not often portrayed," James Lassiter, who with Will Smith produced the film, told the Los Angeles Times. Race, Lassiter added, "is not the singular driver of [Turner's] hate. But he is a racist." "People will say they are not voting for [Barack Obama] because he's black, but of course they are. They have no idea what his platform is," Jackson said of the topical nature of the film. "Race is an issue that everybody thinks about but you avoid talking about." Speaking of race: Lakeview Terrace, which opens September 19, also refers to the neighborhood where Rodney King was beaten by police in 1991.
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Ga Ga: Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek Movie Poster

While director J.J. Abrams is keeping mum about his upcoming Star Trek film, he recently gave a slight sneak peek of his promotional posters, featuring the always-fabulous (and underrated) Zoe Saldana. The film, which hits theaters on May 8, 2009 and also stars Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Eric Bana (Nero), features Saldana as Nyota Uhura--the Enterprise's only female and African-American crew member. "It’s great to see an exotic face in sci-fi," Saldana told Latina magazine. "Little girls who look like me, or who are Arab, Filipina, whatever, are going to go, ‘Oh, my God, we can be in space, too!'"
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