To some extent, the 39-year-old Indian-American filmmaker is still coasting on the stunning success of The Sixth Sense, the twisty-turny ghost story he wrote and directed more than a decade ago. But, lately, he’s made some disappointing films, including The Village, Lady in the Water and The Happening, a lethal string that would have killed almost anyone else’s career.
Cineplex's Jolanda Grillone chatted with former Abercrombie & Fitch model Kellan Lutz while he was in Toronto recently and got the low down on the story behind his nickname - "Crazy Kellan" - what kind of training he did for the film and why he couldn't stop laughing while filming the big fight scene.
Catch up on what his co-stars Ashley Greene and Xavier Samuel had to say about The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Andrew Garfield, whose credits include last year's Heath Ledger film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, has been cast as Peter Parker, the average youth who transforms into a superhero, in the next Spider-Man movie, distributor Sony Pictures announced Thursday.
The as-yet-untitled Spider-Man film begins shooting in December and is due in theaters July 3, 2012. Marc Webb, who made the romance (500) Days of Summer is directing.
Garfield and Webb got the jobs after star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi, who made three blockbuster Spider-Man films together, departed amid story and scheduling issues over a fourth movie.
"Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents," Webb said. "He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker."
Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arrive at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
This week in the movie and celebrity spotlight: The mega stars of Eclipse (Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson, in case you've been living under a rock) descended on Los Angeles and New York as the highly anticipated third film made its debut in theatres across the country. Not to be outdone, the A-list cast of Grown Ups including Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek hit the red carpet in N.Y. to promote their new comedy while grand dame (and Oscar winner) Helen Mirren dished on her starring role in Love Ranch, a film that just happens to be directed by her husband Taylor Hackford.Get caught up with all the latest entertainment news in our new 'Week in Review' - watch now!
The third chapter in Summit Entertainment's vampire romance fell off sharply after debuting last Wednesday with $68.5 million. That was the second-best opening-day haul ever, behind its predecessor, last year's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which opened with $72.7 million.
After that huge first day, Eclipse averaged about $23 million daily over the next four days. That includes an estimate for a slow Sunday as people turned their attention to Fourth of July activities in the States and Canada Day festivities here at home.
Then there's another Lindsay: the one her mother defends as a normal young woman coming of age in Hollywood; the one her business partners in the fashion world describe as prompt, professional and focused as she prepares to launch a 280-piece collection; the one Robert Rodriguez cast in his upcoming movie Machete; and the one taking on a role her peers declined - that of porn legend Linda Lovelace in a film that has Hollywood abuzz.
So which one is the real Lindsay Lohan? And can the one who earned accolades as a young star and worked alongside Meryl Streep overcome her hot-mess persona?
I don't know about you but if I were a bold-name director/writer/producer whose epic 3D film about blue creatures and, well, white guilt, broke a bazillion box office records, picked up three Oscars and became one of the most talked about cinematic events of the past decade, I wouldn't necessarily follow-up the success by hitching my ride to the decked-out wagon of a mega-commercial rap group and collaborate on a tour movie.
But ready or not world, James Cameron is about to throw you for another loop.
Those singing and dancing kids sure have some pull in the world of entertainment, don't they? Spanish heartthrob, Academy Award winner for his calculated and terrifying role as an unfeeling killer in No Country for Old Men and Mister Penelope Cruz is set to appear on the hit Fox show about the misfits, keeners, nerds and occasional jocks that comprise the New Directions singing group.
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