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News for Jun. 26, 2006

DVD Tuesday: Madea, Annapolis, Ultraviolet & More!

6/26/06, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out Madea's Family Reunion, Find Me Guilty, Ultraviolet & more! [More]

Extended Edition Kong DVDs out this Fall?

6/26/06, 7:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Marko via KiKn Boards member Koning Kong writes: The spanish film site zonadvd.com has posted an article in which it states that Universal Spain has officially confirmed King Kong's Extended Edition DVD coming November 15! They add that the edition will contain 3 discs and more details are to be announced soon. [More]

Black 'insulted by photo snub'

6/26/06, 6:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Hollywood star Jack Black is reportedly furious that he hasn't received any multi-million dollar offers from magazines for photos of his new son Samuel. The King Kong star blames the recent spate of high-profile births for "flooding the market". [More]

News for Jun. 23, 2006

Thomas Kretschmann moving up in Hollywood

6/23/06, 10:57 am EST - Xoanon

This striking German actor played a kind-hearted Nazi officer in The Pianist and a kind-hearted ship captain in King Kong. Thomas Kretschmann may not be a familiar name to audiences raised on a diet of Hollywood films, but the 44-year-old newcomer has made his mark in American movies with strong supporting roles in major motion pictures. Now, in the vein of actor-spokesmodels such as his The Pianist co-star Adrien Brody, who modelled for menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna, Kretschmann has been named the face of the new Hugo Boss fragrance Selection. [More]

News for Jun. 22, 2006

The Vegan Side of Rock

6/22/06, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon

A hot-dog eating contest, beer bongs, heavy-metal karaoke: These would seem to be Jack Black's definition of a good time, at least if you assume that the sort of vulgar, uncensored characters the actor has inhabited in films like "School of Rock" and "High Fidelity" bear some relation to who he is off-screen. Anyone who has seen him perform as half of the debauched musical duo Tenacious D, in concert or in the HBO series about the band, knows that this wild-and-crazy guy makes Steve Martin look positively G-rated. But on a recent night off from promoting his latest adventure, "Nacho Libre," the $35 million comedy about the Mexican freestyle fighting sport called lucha libre, Mr. Black revealed another side. [More]

News for Jun. 19, 2006

Peter Jackson's Hot Picks

6/19/06, 8:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson has selected his Wildcard pick(s) for this years 48HOURS Live TV Final (June 23rd, 8.30pm, C4). The Wildcard(s) will be revealed during Campbell Live on TV3 this Wednesday June 21st from 7pm, so be sure to tune in to see what tickled the acclaimed director’s fancy. Last year Peter Jackson couldn’t decide on just one short and ended up selecting two. How many will he choose this year? Peter Jackson’s Wildcard(s) will compete alongside the 48HOURS City Winners from Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin... However, only one can become the Grand National Winner 2006 and take home the awesome booty of prizes (see below). Home viewer text votes and judges votes will decide just who that will be. As an added bonus, one lucky texter will receive $1000 from a random draw of all txt voters. [More]

DVD Tuesday: Syriana, Eight Below, A Good Woman & More!

6/19/06, 3:24 pm EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out Syriana, Night Watch, The Hills Have Eyes, Eight Below & more! [More]

News for Jun. 18, 2006

Jackson mooted as NZ frontman

6/18/06, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

New Zealand tourism should try to get extra mileage out of the Hollywood-backed pulling power of blockbuster director Peter Jackson. With The Lord Of The Rings publicity rush over, Jackson himself has been suggested as a campaign frontman to boost visitor numbers from the celebrity focused United States. The Wellington film director should be asked to step into a role similar to that once occupied by Crocodile Dundee promoting Australia, says Michael McClelland an American travel operator selling New Zealand holidays. He envisaged Jackson in a barefoot stance holding a glass of New Zealand wine tempting North American travellers here, and had suggested the idea to Tourism New Zealand boss George Hickton. [More]

News for Jun. 16, 2006

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'Ellen' Repeat

6/16/06, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon

A repeat airing of Jack Black on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' will air today, check your local listings. It's a great episode with Jack Black singing about 'the greatest story ever told on a talk show'.

News for Jun. 15, 2006

TV Watch: Jack Black on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

6/15/06, 8:08 pm EST - Xoanon

I know I'm already late with a video clip of Jack Black on 'Leno', but Jables fans can catch him late tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' ar 1:35AM on ABC.

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