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    The Black List of 2010 is out. The annual list of Hollywood’s favorite unproduced screenplays were recently announced in The Black List‘s website. This year, seventy seven lucky scripts made it, and hopefully, most of them will be taken into production soon. The Social Network by Alan Sorkin is one of the top movies on last year’s list. Would this years top rankers reign the box-office again, or will it slump into movie script hell?

    It all started in 2005, when Franklin Leonard, the development executive of Appian Way e-mailed his friends and colleagues in the business. He asked them to send him their lists of the top ten unproduced screenplays that year. The list somehow found its way around town, and got circulated pretty quickly. The African-American Franklin Leonard, decided to call his list The Black List. It was made as a challenge to the negative cultural symbolism associated with the color black.

    Some movies that came out from The Black List were quite successful. Movies like Little Miss Sunshine by Michael Arndt, Juno by Diablo Cody, or 500 Days of Summer by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber had been mentioned on the coveted list. Although the premise we could find on the list are mostly interesting, not every title is picked up for production. Usually, only half of the scripts actually made it to the big screen. The problem with The Black List is also its unpredictability. Making it on the list doesn’t guarantee that a movie will gain a financial success. Some of the movies that were produced like There Will Be Blood or Rendition only made a small amount of money.

    This year, we have read and re-read The Black List, and found some very interesting titles. We have picked our five favorites, but, it’s not going to be a list of upcoming Oscar contenders or Palm d’Or winners. We pick our scripts carefully, and go with the popular vote. We’re going to guess what movies you’d love to see. And here is our guess.

    These are five movie scripts from The Black List we think you’d love to watch:

    1. STOKER

    Writer: Wentworth Miller
    “After the death of her father, a teenager must deal with a mysterious uncle who returns to spend time with the family.”
    Agent: International Creative Management – Nicole Clemens, Adam Weinstein
    Manager: Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown
    Status: Fox Searchlight. Scott Free Productions producing.
    39 votes.

    2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

    Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith
    “When the mother of future United States President Abraham Lincoln is murdered by a vampire, he begins a lifelong vendetta to rid the world of the heinous creatures.”
    Agent: William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, Jeff Gorin
    Status: Fox. Tim Burton Productions, Bazelevs Productions producing.
    14 votes.

    3. BOY SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES

    Writer: Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuko
    “A troop of Boy Scouts on their weekend camping trip must protect an island town froma zombie outbreak and save the local girl scout troop.”
    Agent:
    HML – Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, Devra Lieb
    Manager: Brucks Entertainment – Bryan Brucks
    Status:
    Paramount. Broken Road Productions producing.
    6 votes.

    4.KITCHEN SINK

    Writer: Oren Uziel
    “A human teenager, a vampire, and a zombie must save their town from an alien invasion.”
    Agent: International Creative Management – Harley Copen
    Manager: Circle of Confusion – Britton Rizzio

    5. FUCKING JANE AUSTEN

    Writer: Blake Bruns
    “Two friends angry at Jane Austen for creating unrealistic romantic expectations among women today get sent back in time to the nineteenth century. The only way for them to return home is for one of them to get Jane Austen to fall in love and sleep with him.”
    Manager: Brucks Entertainment – Bryan Brucks
    Status: Brucks Entertainment producing.

    For those who wants to read the complete list, go to The Black List and download the PDF. Or you can just read it here:

    THE BLACK LIST was compiled from the suggestions of over 290 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2010 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.

    This year, scripts had to receive at least five mentions to be included on THE BLACK LIST. All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. THE BLACK LIST apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable 2010 affiliations.

    It has been said many times, but it’s worth repeating: THE BLACK LIST is not a “best of” list. It is, at best, a “most liked” list.

    Enjoy.

    All black everything.

    49
    COLLEGE REPUBLICANS by Wes Jones
    “Based on true events. Aspiring politician Karl Rove runs a dirty campaign fornational College Republican Chairman under the guidance of Lee Atwater, his campaignmanager.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Gregory McKnight, Jay Baker
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – Ken Freimann, Greg Shephard
    Anonymous Content producing.

    47
    JACKIE by Noah Oppenheim
    “Jackie Kennedy fights to define her husband’s legacy in the seven days immediatelyfollowing his assassination.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Rowena Arguelles, Billy Hawkins
    MANAGER Management 360 – Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman
    Fox Searchlight. Protozoa Pictures producing.

    45
    ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Dante Harper
    “A new recruit in a war against aliens finds himself caught in a time loop where he wakes up one day in the past after having been killed on the battlefield.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Todd Feldman, Jay Baker
    MANAGER Management 360 – Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman
    Warner Brothers. 3 Arts Entertainment, VIZ Productions producing.

    43
    SAFE HOUSE by David Guggenheim
    “A young man at a CIA-run safe house in Rio De Janeiro must help a rogue ex-agent escape assassins who want intelligence that he won’t sell them.”
    AGENT Agency for the Performing Arts – David Boxerbaum
    MANAGER Madhouse Entertainment – Adam Kolbrenner
    Universal. Stuber Pictures, Madhouse Entertainment producing.

    39
    STOKER by Wentworth Miller
    “After the death of her father, a teenager must deal with a mysterious uncle who returns to spend time with the family.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Nicole Clemens, Adam Weinstein
    MANAGER Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown
    Fox Searchlight. Scott Free Productions producing.

    32
    999 by Matt Cook
    “A gang of crooked cops plan a major heist that will require them to shoot a fellow officer in order to get away with it.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, Danny Gabai
    MANAGER Anonymous Content – Bard Dorros, Keith Redmon
    Anonymous Content producing.

    31
    MARGIN CALL by JC Chandor
    “Based on true events, the final twenty-four hours of Lehman Brothers.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Rob Carlson, Simon Faber
    Before the Door Pictures, Washington Square Arts & Films, Benaroya Pictures, and Taggart Productions producing.

    30
    AMERICAN BULLSHIT by Eric Warren Singer
    “The true story of Abscam, the FBI’s 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress to root out corruption which was the brainchild of the world’s greatest con man.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Robert Bookman, Billy Hawkins, Stuart Manashil
    Sony. Atlas Entertainment producing.

    28
    ARGO by Chris Terrio
    “The true story of how the CIA, with help from Hollywood, used a fake movie project to smuggle hostages out of Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Rowena Arguelles
    MANAGER Anonymous Content – Michael Sugar, Bard Dorros
    Warner Brothers. Smoke House producing.

    24
    THE LAST SON OF ISAAC LEMAY by Greg Johnson
    “An aging outlaw convinced that there is evil in his genes goes on a journey to kill off his offspring. In the process, he discovers that his last remaining son is a terrifying manifestation of his worst fears.”
    AGENT RWSG – Sylvie Rabineau
    Blind Wink Productions producing.

    21
    FAMILY GETAWAY by Jeremiah Friedman & Nick Palmer
    “A man whose family doesn’t know he’s an assassin must protect them during a cross-country car chase when rival killers show up.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – David Kramer, Jason Burns, Geoff Morley, Rebecca Ewing
    MANAGER Mosaic – Emily Rose, Dawn Saltzman
    Warner Brothers. Mosaic producing.

    18
    DIE IN A GUNFIGHT by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari
    “A young New Yorker falls in love with the daughter of his father’s nemesis, setting in motion a Romeo and Juliet-like forbidden romance.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Danny Greenberg, David Karp, Mike Esola
    MANAGER profilic – Stuart Wrede
    Media Rights Capital. Mark Gordon Company, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild producing.

    17
    BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY by David Posamentier & Geoff Moore
    “A straight-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Adam Weinstein
    MANAGER Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment – Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone
    Occupant Films producing.

    GRAY MAN by Adam Cozad
    “American operative Court Gentry, also known as the Gray Man, races against time and teams of government assassins in an effort to save his family.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Aaron Hart, Doug Maclaren
    MANAGER Gotham Group – Jeremy Bell
    New Regency. Shine Pictures producing.

    IMAGINE by Dan Fogelman
    “A musician in his sixties tries to live his life differently after reading an old letter written to him by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Of greatest importance to him: tracking down and reconnecting with his biological son, whom he has never met.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Danny Greenberg
    MANAGER Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown
    Warner Brothers. Di Novi Pictures, Carousel Productions, Jessie Nelson producing.

    16
    CHRONICLE by Max Landis
    “Three Portland teens become exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods, and, as a result, begin to develop incredible powers. They work together to hone their skills for fun until personal and family problems begin to turn them against one another.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – David Karp, Simon Faber, Danny Gabai
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – David Alpert, Britton Rizzio
    Fox. Davis Entertainment producing.

    GOLD by Patrick Massett & John Zinman
    “The true story of the biggest securities exchange fraud in United States history.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Matt Rosen
    MANAGER Industry Entertainment – Michael Botti, Andrew Deane Paul Haggis producing.

    SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN by Evan Daugherty
    “A re-imagining of the story of Snow White in which the huntsman sent to kill her becomes her mentor.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Tobin Babst
    MANAGER FilmEngine – Jake Wagner
    Universal. Roth Films producing.

    15
    ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING? by Tom Gormican
    “A dating movie told from the male perspective about the lengths men will go through to avoid being officially in a relationship.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Simon Faber, Elia Infascelli-Smith
    MANAGER Underground Films & Management – Oly Obst
    Scott Aversano, Andrew O’Connor producing.

    FREE COUNTRY by Josh Parkinson
    “The owner of a tourist mining cave kills a rich boy who finds a huge ruby. Chaos ensues when he teams up with his two dysfunctional brothers to hide the body andfence the stone with the victim’s hot-headed twin on the hunt for his brother.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Dan Rabinow, Matt Rosen
    MANAGER Gotham Group – Lindsay Williams
    Mandate Pictures, Rough House Pictures producing.

    GANGSTER SQUAD by Will Beall
    “Amidst the corruption and chaos of 1940s Los Angeles, the LAPD’s Gangster Squadworks to keep the East Coast Mafia out of the city.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Jay Baker, Shari Smiley
    MANAGER Management 360 – Darin Friedman
    Warner Brothers. Lin Pictures, Langley Park Pictures producing.

    YOUR BRIDESMAID IS A BITCH by Brian Duffeld
    “After agreeing to groomsman duties at his sister’s wedding, Noah Palmer realizes hemay have made the mistake of his life after finding out that the woman who broke his heart is also part of the bridal party.”
    AGENT HML – Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, Devra Lieb
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – Noah Rosen, Zach Cox
    Skydance Productions producing.

    14
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
    “When the mother of future United States President Abraham Lincoln is murdered by a vampire, he begins a lifelong vendetta to rid the world of the heinous creatures.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, Jeff Gorin
    Fox. Tim Burton Productions, Bazelevs Productions producing.

    13
    HUNGER GAMES by Billy Ray
    “Based on the book by Suzanne Collins. In an America of the future, young boys and girls are forced to participate in a televised battle to the death.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Todd Feldman, Brian Kend
    MANAGER Management 360 – Guymon Casady
    Lionsgate. Color Force producing

    12
    WELCOME TO PEOPLE by Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci, Jody Lambert
    “A young man whose father has recently passed away is tasked with bringing $150,000 to an alcoholic sister he never knew about and her twelve-year-old son.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Risa Gertner, Todd Feldman (Kurtzman, Orci)
    William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, David Karp (Lambert)
    MANAGER Mosaic – Paul Nelson, Dawn Saltzman (Lambert)
    Dreamworks. Kurtzman/Orci producing.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY? by Max Botkin
    “In a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, are sourceful set of identical septuplets must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Stuart Manashil, Matt Rosen
    MANAGER EML Entertainment – Eva Lontscharitsch
    Vendome Pictures. Raffaella Productions producing.

    11
    THE BUTLER by Danny Strong
    “The story of African-American White House butler Eugene Allen, who served eight United States presidents from 1952 to 1986.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Risa Gertner, Maha Dakhil
    MANAGER Gotham Group – Lindsay Williams
    Sony. Laura Ziskin Productions producing.

    THE ESCORT by Justin Adler
    “A ‘flight escort’ responsible for overseeing the safe transport of a spoiled, wise-ass child must find alternate means of getting the kid home to Boston after their plane is grounded.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Julien Thuan
    MANAGER Kapital Entertainment – Aaron Kaplan
    Dreamworks. Tom McNulty producing.

    FUN SIZE by Max Werner
    “A high school senior is forced to take her weirdo brother trick-or-treating but loses track of him along the way. With the help of a few classmates, she tries to find him before her mother gets home. Meanwhile, the depraved little brother is having the time of his life.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Danny Greenberg, David Karp
    MANAGER Anonymous Content – Bard Dorros
    Paramount. Anonymous Content, Fake Empire producing.

    10
    ARSONIST’S LOVE STORY by Katie Lovejoy
    “A young arsonist falls for a woman in the art world that he desperately wants to be apart of.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – John Campisi, Craig Brody

    LOOPER by Rian Johnson
    “In the present day, a group of hitmen are sent their victims from the future.”
    AGENT Featured Artists Agency – Brian Dreyfuss
    Endgame Entertainment. Gordonstreet Pictures producing.

    MURDOCH by Jesse Armstrong
    “As his family gathers for his birthday party, Rupert Murdoch tries to convince his elder children to alter the family trust so that his two youngest children by his newest wife will have voting rights in the company.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Gregory McKnight

    ONE DAY by David Nicholls
    “Dexter and Emma meet for the first time on college graduation day in 1988 and proceed to reunite one day a year for the next 20 years.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Robert Bookman, JP Evans
    Focus Features, Film4. Color Force, Random House Films producing.

    PERFECT MATCH by Morgan Schechter & Eric Pearson
    “Twenty-eight year old male and female roommates who are longtime best friends and unlucky in love decide to try an internet dating service which promises to introduce them to their ‘perfect match.’ In the process, they discover that they’re each others perfect match.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Rebecca Ewing (Schechter)
    International Creative Management – Doug Maclaren (Pearson)
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – Ken Freimann, Britton Rizzio (Schechter)
    Michael De Luca Productions producing.

    9
    THE 13TH MAN by Enio Rigolin
    “An unlikely codebreaker is thrust into the role of a hero when he discovers a secret code being sent through comic books during WWII.”
    AGENT The Kaplan Stahler Agency – Shan Ray
    MANAGER Heroes and Villains Entertaiment – Mikhail Nayfeld, Markus Georg
    Dick Hillenbrand

    DARK MOON by Olatunde Osunsanmi
    “Using found footage, story explores the possibility that manned moon missions did not stop with Apollo 17.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Billy Hawkins, Ben Kramer
    MANAGER Caliber Media – Dallas Sonnier
    Dark Castle Entertainment. Weed Road Pictures producing.

    HOT MESS by Jenni Ross
    “Four girlfriends make, and then break, a list of rules devised to get the guys of their dreams and discover their inner hot messes in the process.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Simon Faber, Elia Infascelli-Smith
    MANAGER Tom Sawyer Entertainment – Rachel Miller, Jesse Hara
    Endgame Entertainment. Goldsmith-Thomas Productions producing.

    8
    EVERLY by Yale Hannon
    “The story of one woman’s struggle for redemption as she fights to stay alive and unite with her mother and young daughter, all while staving off vicious attacks by a ruthless army of Yakuzas who have trapped her in her apartment.”
    AGENT Verve – Adam Levine, Bryan Besser
    Anonymous Content producing.

    HOOF HARRINGTON’S GREATEST HITS by Dutch Southern
    “An aging, semi-retired hitman recalls his murderous career while trying to kill the billionaire who has put out a contract on his life.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Tobin Babst
    MANAGER Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver, Adam Marshall, Angelina Chen

    THE IMPOSSIBLE by Sergio Sanchez
    “After a major tsunami hits a beach resort in Yokohama, Japan, a Spanish family on vacation with young children gets separated and must find each other amidst the wreckage.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – David Flynn, Rich Klubeck
    Summit Entertainment. Apaches Entertainment producing.

    MURDER OF A CAT by Christian Magalhars & Robert Snow
    “A darkly comic noir about a guy trying to unravel the mystery around the murder of his pet cat.”
    AGENT The Gersh Agency – Carolyn Sivitz
    MANAGER Madhouse Entertainment – Adam Kolbrenner, Chris Cook

    OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL by Mitchell Kapner
    “Based on the books of L. Frank Baum. The story of how a con artist from Kansas became the Wizard behind the curtain.”
    AGENT HML – Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, Debra Lieb
    MANAGER Fineman Entertainment – Ross Fineman
    Disney. Roth Films producing.

    ROAD TO NARDO by Mike Gagerman & Andrew Waller
    “Two guys drive to Mexico to rescue their best friend who is broke and without an ID.”
    AGENT Agency for the Performing Arts – Debbie Deuble, Sheryl Petersen
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – Britton Rizzio Sony. Original Film, American Work Inc. producing.

    7
    ABDUCTION by Shawn Christensen
    “When a teenager who has always felt distanced from his parents discovers that he was, in fact, kidnapped as a child, he is thrust into a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive.”
    AGENT Verve – Bryan Besser
    MANAGER Caliber Media – Dallas Sonnier
    Lionsgate. Vertigo Entertainment, the Gotham Group, Tailor Made Entertainment producing.

    CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? by Megan Martin
    “After a woman spills her secrets to a stranger during a turbulent plane ride, she shows up at work to discover that he is the recently returned CEO of her company.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Simon Faber, Craig Kestel
    MANAGER Principato/Young Management – Susan Solomon
    Seed Productions, Laurence Mark Productions producing.

    CINEMA VERITE by David Seltzer
    “Based on the PBS series ‘An American Family,’ cameras follow a family as they go about their daily life.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Nicole Clemens
    HBO Films. Pariah producing.

    THE CLAIM by Damien Chazelle
    “A father with a criminal past must save his kidnapped daughter, even as he fights the claim of another couple who insist the girl is theirs.”
    AGENT The Gersh Agency – Sandra Lucchesi, Frank Wuliger
    MANAGER Exile Entertainment – Gary Ungar
    Route One Films producing.

    CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. by Dan Fogelman
    “Straight-laced, forty-something Cal Weaver is living the dream – good job, nice house,great kids, and marriage to his high school sweetheart – but when Cal learns that his wife, Emily, has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his ‘perfect’ life quickly unravels.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Danny Greenberg
    MANAGER Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown
    Warner Brothers. Di Novi Pictures, Carousel Productions producing.

    GET A JOB by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel
    “A comedy about a father and son struggling to find a job in the current job market.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Gregory McKnight, JP Evans
    CBS Films. Double Feature Films producing.

    THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA by Terrence Michael
    “A young man who has been raised his entire life to believe that he is a girl comes of age as he enters high school and learns his true gender.”
    AGENT Original Artists – Chris Sablan
    MANAGER Media Talent Group – Chris Davey

    HOW IT ENDS by Brooks Mclaren
    “When an apocalypse strikes, a man halfway across the country from his pregnant wife goes on a dangerous and desperate journey to get back to her.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Adam Weinstein, Emil Gladstone, Aaron Hart
    The Schiff Company producing.

    HYDE by Cole Haddon
    “An allegedly rehabilitated Dr. Jekyll is pulled out of prison to help hunt a new monster who seems to be using an improved version of the Hyde serum.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Lars Theriot, Ava Jamshidi
    MANAGER Anonymous Content – Alex Goldstone
    Dark Horse Entertainment, Mark Gordon Productions, Skydance Productions producing.

    KEEP COMING BACK by Michael Gilio
    “When an adrenaline-junkie interventionist attempts to save a troubled woman, he nearly loses everything in the process.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Julien Thuan
    MANAGER Industry Entertainment – Eryn Brown
    Fox Searchlight. Ad Hominem Enterprises producing.

    THE LAST WITCH HUNTER by Cory Goodman
    “With the population of witches and warlocks on the brink of a major explosion, one witch hunter must stop them before it’s too late.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Mike Esola
    MANAGER Aperture – Adam Goldworm
    Summit Entertainment. Aperture producing.

    RICKY STANICKY by Jeff Bushell
    “For years, three lifelong friends have used an invented character named Ricky Stanicky to get out of sticky situations. When their wives demand a meeting with Ricky, the friends hire an actor to portray him.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Mike Esola
    MANAGER Smart Entertainment – John Jacobs
    Summit Entertainment. Michael De Luca Productions, Smart Entertainment producing.

    EASY MONEY by Noah Oppenheim
    “Based on the film Snabba Cash, a business school student with substantial ambition works in strategy for a New York City criminal enterprise.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Rowena Arguelles, Billy Hawkins
    MANAGER Management 360 – Guymon Casady, Darin Friedman
    Warner Brothers. Atlas Entertainment, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild Productions producing.

    ZOMBIE BABY by Andy Jones
    “After the zombie apocalypse, a young couple unsure about whether to start a family has the decision made for them when they take in an orphaned zombie baby they don’t have the heart to kill.”
    MANAGER Alan Gasmer & Friends – Alan Gasmer, Daniel Vang
    Unnamed Yorn Company, Alan Gasmer & Friends producing.

    6
    ATM by Chris Sparling
    “Three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for survival when they stop to use an ATM.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Charlie Ferraro, Doug Johnson
    MANAGER Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment – Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone
    Gold Circle Films, The Safran Company producing.

    BOY SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES by Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuko
    “A troop of Boy Scouts on their weekend camping trip must protect an island town from a zombie outbreak and save the local girl scout troop.”
    AGENT HML – Bob Hohman, Bayard Maybank, Devra Lieb
    MANAGER Brucks Entertainment – Bryan Brucks
    Paramount. Broken Road Productions producing.

    THE EVER AFTER MURDERS by Ian Fried
    “In a dark metropolis populated with characters from classical folklore, detectives Tom Thumb and Rachel Riding investigate a murder that brings them into contact with the city’s most dangerous inhabitants.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Mike Esola
    MANAGER prolific – Will Rowbotham

    HOVERCAR 3D by Blaise Hemingway
    “Set in the future, an ex-con street racer has to transport a whistle blower across country in a high speed hover car with an army of authorities trying to stop them.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Harley Copen, Ava Jamshidi Disney. Beacon

    Pictures, Millar/Gough Ink producing.

    LOLA VERSUS by Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones
    “A twenty-nine year old woman has to reevaluate her life after her long time boyfriend calls off their wedding at the last minute.”
    AGENT The Gersh Agency – Carolyn Sivitz
    MANAGER Management 360 – Daniel Rappaport
    Fox Searchlight. Groundswell Productions producing.

    PROM by Katie Wech
    “High school students prepare for their prom.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Nicole Clemens, Todd Hoffman
    Ava Jamshidi Disney. Idealogy, Inc. producing.

    REPLAY by Jason Smilovic
    “Based on the Ken Grimwood novel. A man dies, wakes up in his 18-year old body, and gets to relive his life over and over. With his original memory intact, he takes the opportunity to travel down roads he passed up the first time around.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Risa Gertner, Jay Baker
    MANAGER Madhouse Entertainment – Adam Kolbrenner
    Warner Brothers. Goldsmith-Thomas Productions producing.

    SIDNEY GRIMES by Brian Helgeland
    “A man just out of prison seeks revenge on his former partner who got him locked up.”
    MANAGER Brillstein Entertainment Partners – Missy Malkin
    Todd Black, Billy Gerber producing.

    5
    ALIVE ALONE by Khurram Longi
    “A London-based suicide bomber is having a crisis of conscience as he and his cell are planning an attack in the city. His female next door neighbor, a drug addict and prostitute, has men who want to kill her after witnessing the murder of her john. These two find solace in each other as they try to survive their respective situations.”
    AGENT Creative Artists Agency – Robert Bookman, Martin Spencer
    Sarah Radclyffe producing.

    F*CKING JANE AUSTEN by Blake Bruns
    “Two friends angry at Jane Austen for creating unrealistic romantic expectations among women today get sent back in time to the nineteenth century. The only way for them to return home is for one of them to get Jane Austen to fall in love and sleep with him.”
    MANAGER Brucks Entertainment – Bryan Brucks
    Brucks Entertainment producing.

    THE FLIGHT OF THE NEZ PERCE by E. Nicholas Mariani
    “The true story of Chief Joseph and his resistance to his tribe’s relocation to a military settlement in Idaho during the 1800s.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Charlie Ferraro, Jenny Maryasis
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – David Alpert, Britton Rizzio

    HIT AND RUN by Owen Yarde
    “A young man discovers that the undertaker who recently hired him as his driver is actually a hit man for the mafia.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Cliff Roberts, David Karp

    KITCHEN SINK by Oren Uziel
    “A human teenager, a vampire, and a zombie must save their town from an alien invasion.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Harley Copen
    MANAGER Circle of Confusion – Britton Rizzio

    NESS/CAPONE by Grant Myers
    “The true story of young Elliot Ness taking down Al Capone.”
    AGENT Paradigm – Mark Ross
    MANAGER Gotham Group – Jeremy Bell

    O.K.C. by Clay Wold
    “An ambitious legal aide working for the Timothy McVeigh defense team tries to get to the bottom of what really happened during the Oklahoma City bombing.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Charlie Ferraro, Barbara Dreyfus
    MANAGER Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment – Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone
    The Safran Company producing.

    PAINT by Brit McAdams
    “A Bob Ross-esque PBS painting show host must fight for his career when his station brings in a rival painting host.”
    AGENT United Talent Agency – Blair Kohan, Geoff Morley
    MANAGER The Collective – Sam Maydew
    Rip Cord Productions producing.

    PAPER AIRPLANE by Sid Karger
    “After sabotaging another family vacation, a travel agent who’s afraid to fly battles his irrational phobias in order to win back his wife and daughter.”
    AGENT William Morris Endeavor – Mike Esola
    MANAGER Madhouse Entertainment – Adam Kolbrenner

    POINT A by Chris Rubeo
    “An unconventional romantic comedy between a thirty year old magazine writer and thesubject of his newest piece, a witty, wise beyond her years teenage video blogger.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Aaron Hart, Adam Weinstein
    MANAGER Tantillo Entertainment – John Tantillo

    SERENA by Chris Kyle
    “In 1930s North Carolina, George Pemberton, with the help of his father’s money, ownsand runs a logging operation in the Smoky Mountains. George meets and marries Serena,a strong-willed, scheming, ambitious woman.”
    AGENT International Creative Management – Robert Lazar
    Nick Wechsler Productions, Exclusive Media Group producing.

    That’s it from Five Things. Did we get our pick correctly? What’s your favorite unproduced script then? Tell us.

    Sources:

    The 2010 Black List of “Unproduced” Screenplays
    The Black List: what it can, and cannot, do for Hollywood filmmaking The Black List 2009
    The Black List that Hollywood’s A-listers want to be on
    The Black List 2010: Screenplay Roster

    Image Credit:

    Ilker

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    Five Things You Shouldn’t Do in Movie Theaters http://five-things.net/2010/12/13/five-things-you-shouldnt-do-in-movie-theaters/ http://five-things.net/2010/12/13/five-things-you-shouldnt-do-in-movie-theaters/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:15:40 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=1152
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    The scene got intense. The hero of the story was about to tell the heroine the biggest secret of all time. He prepared his speech to unfold the mystery you’ve been dying to uncover since the last one hour. He opens his mouth, and … RING RING RING. The guy who sits behind you didn’t shut his cellphone off. He picked up the phone, and shamelessly answer it. Now you know how it feels like to be Dr. Bruce Banner. You’re angry. The guy with the phone won’t like you when you’re angry.

    You’ve probably had this kind of experience. You went to the theater to see a great movie you’ve been wanting to see, then, someone in the theater destroyed your magnificent cinematic experience. It didn’t end up in a bloodbath, but it’s enough to ruin your fun time.

    There’s really no written rules of what people should or should not do in a theater. The management pretty much let you enjoy the movie your way, as long as it doesn’t involve burning the seats or throwing stuffs at the screen. But, there is always an unwritten rule in seeing a movie at the theater. Matt Kermode and Simon Mayo gathered up these unwritten rules, and present us with Cinema Code of Conduct.

    Because the holiday season is here, and a lot of you would ended up going to the movies for some holiday entertainment, we’re gonna prepare you with a little briefing. Santa keeps a record on who’s naughty and nice, even when you’re deep in the theater’s dark screening rooms. So, behave. You’re being watched.

    These are Five Things you shouldn’t do in movie theaters:

    1. No Telephone


    No mobile phones of any kind, including your precious iPhone, Blackberry, or any toy you have with bright giant screens. You can carry it in the theater of course, but keep your hands away from it, and best if you just turned it off. Why people thought bringing these communication device into a movie screening annoying? One, you might forgot to turn it off. Not everyone like hearing the sound of your Lady Gaga ring tone in the middle of a movie. Two, you might be tempted to answer it. We know, sometimes the call is very important. But, an angry mob is not something you can reason with. If you choose to answer it anyway, we’ll pray for your safety. Three, if you said, “But I only use it to send texts!” Well, people can still hear the clicking sounds you make when texting. And, of course, when you text, or check stuffs using your mobile phone, it emits light. The theater is supposed to be dark. Flashing your well-lit screen everywhere, is considered a light pollution.

    2. No Talking


    No. Nobody wants to hear you talk about anything. People came to the theater and bought the ticket, to watch a movie. They’re not there to hear you giving out spoilers, or brag that you’ve been to the movie’s premiere, or listening to your well-thought analysis about the main character’s suppressed sexuality. If you want to speak freely about a movie, go make a movie blog. That’s what the internet is for.

    3. No Kicking

    Nobody cares that you need to express yourself because you’re watching an action movie with some kickass showcase of martial arts. Just don’t. Kicking other people’s seats is payable by a punch or slap in the face. When people pay to see a movie, they have the right to watch it peacefully, and that means they have the right to defend their seat too. An eye for an eye, a kick for a kick. If you brought it upon yourself, you’re aware of the risk.

    4. No Picnic

    You might think that the theater charged you too much for a bucket of popcorn and soda. You might not like the food. But, that’s not an excuse to carry a bag full of snacks to the theater. Sure, we don’t mind the people next to us eating while watching the movie. But, if he munches the entire time, or open his bag of potato chips without minding his silent surrounding, it would piss anyone off. So, if you want to eat, avoid making sounds. Don’t take too much space to keep your food supplies either. Theater is a place to watch movies, people. Keep the picnics in the park.

    5. No Kids

    No kids means, don’t bring kids if they’re still too young to go see a movie. They are at their prime, when it counts to hearing abilities. If they hear sounds that are too loud, they will not be happy. Also, stop bringing them to see movies they are not supposed to see. If it said PG-13, don’t push it. By being irresponsible parents, you’re going to raise irresponsible kids. Finally, if they’re old enough to go to the movie theater, make sure that they have understood the cinema code of conduct. Because, if your kids behave badly, you’re going to take the blame.

    So, that’s it from Five Things. Sometimes, we commit the sins ourselves, but by reading the list, I hope everyone will be reminded about the importance of behaving nicely in theaters. Eventually, it’s all about respect. Respect for other people, and, respect for yourself. Have a nice holiday season at the movies.

    Source:

    Cinema Code of Conduct

    Image Credit:

    Carlo San
    Michal Zacharzewski
    Tory Byrne
    Oliver Gruener
    Linnell Esler
    Andrzej Pobiedzi?ski

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    Five Hottest Former Child Actresses http://five-things.net/2010/12/07/five-hottest-former-child-actresses/ http://five-things.net/2010/12/07/five-hottest-former-child-actresses/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 14:24:27 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=1126
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    You might not believe that the actresses we have on this list were once smaller, shorter, and less curvaceous. These women dived in the risky world of entertainment at early age, and, unlike most of their friends, they made it back to the surface. The five starlets had proved that, not only they were already talented since little, they also got what it takes to survive the child actress phase. And to top it off, they also grew up to be an exceptional beauty.

    A lot of actors and actresses in Hollywood started off small. By small we mean, they already jumped on the stardom wagon when they were young. Child actors and actresses are not uncommon. Every year, advertising agencies, TV productions, and the movie industry produce a big number of young talents. A lot of actors and actress we know today made their first appearance as a young kid. Some failed to attain their acknowledgment as a successful mature actors and actress. Others, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jodie Foster, or legendary actress like Elizabeth Taylor, achieved great success.

    Five Things have picked five actresses from a long list of former child stars, and put them on this list. They have appeared on TV and theater screen before they were seventeen. They are young. They are still active in the movie business ’till today. And, of course, they are absolutely hot.

    These are Five Things’ pick of the five hottest former child actresses:

    1. Jessica Alba


    Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981 to Mark and Catherine Alba. Her father’s career in the Air Force caused the family to move a lot. Alba attended at least eight different schools, and it contributed to her tough childhood years. Alba said not many people in school knew her long enough to befriend her, because of her illness and frequent hospitalization. Alba wanted to be an actress since the age of five, and through fierce determination, she got what she wanted. In her movies, Alba was frequently spotted playing a role named Sam or Samantha.

    Jessica Alba’s film debut was Camp Nowhere in 1994. Originally, she didn’t get the lead role, but the actress who were supposed to play it dropped out from the production. Alba was chosen because her hair color matched the original actress. Six years later Alba landed on her breakout role in James Cameron’s Dark Angel. The TV series ran for two seasons (2000-2002). To play the genetically-altered super-soldier Max Guevarra aka X5-452, Alba trained rigorously for a year. That includes training of martial arts, gymnastics, motorcycle riding and hard cardio and stretching.

    Jessica Alba is widely known for her roles in movies like Never Been Kissed (1999), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), and Good Luck Chuck (2007). Her recent projects are Machete and Little Fockers. Both movies were released in 2010.

    2. Hayden Panettiere


    Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989. Her parents are Alan and Leslie Panettiere. Her surname means “baker”, and she is of Italian descent. Panetierre started modeling when she was very small, and she starred in her first commercial when she was just 11 months. Her first major role was in a soap opera, One Life to Live (1994-1997). During the making of Racing Stripes, Panettiere had to move to South Africa. She spent five months filming, and later, continue her schooling there for the entire year.

    Hayden Panettiere was famous for her roles in TV series like Heroes (2006-2010), Malcolm in the Middle (2003-2005), and Ally McBeal (2001-2002). Her famous movies includes A Bug’s Life (1998), Remember the Titans (2000), and Raising Helen (2004).  Her latest project is Wes Craven’s Scream 4, as Kirby Reed. The movie is scheduled for release next year.

    3. Jessica Biel


    Jessica Claire Biel was born in Colorado on March 3, 1982 to Jonathan and Kimberly Biel. She starred in some theatre productions and commercials, before finally landing on a role in a TV series. She played the role of Mary Camden in 7th Heaven, at the age of fourteen. Although the series was very successful, Biel was trying to get out of her strong image in the Christian-themed show. On 2000, Biel appeared on Gear, a men magazine, posing topless. It was a controversial move she later regretted, but it didn’t make Aaron Spelling cut her contract. After leaving 7th Heaven during its sixth season, Biel already starred in movies like Ulee’s Gold (1997), I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998), Summer Catch (2001), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), and Blade: Trinity (2004).

    On 2007, Jessica Biel co-founded Make the Difference Network (MTDN). It is a National Wish List website where people can search, find, and fund wishes and needs posted by non-profits organizations. Its mission is to democratize giving by increasing the visibility of thousands of non-profit organizations and empowering potential donors to search, select, and fund these organizations’ specific “wishes” and then to see the results of their giving. Jessica Biel is also notable for her roles in Stealth (2005), The Illusionist (2006), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), and The A-Team (2010).

    4. Megan Fox


    Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986 to Franklin and Darlene Fox. Her parents divorced when she was little, and she was taken into the care of her mother and stepfather, Tony Tonachio. Although she didn’t start acting as early as the other actresses on the list, Fox starred in Holiday in the Sun in 2001, when she was sixteen. When she was in school, Fox was famous among the boys, and it gave her a hard time with the other girls. “When guys want to hang out with you because your personality is badass, women immediately hate you,” she said.

    Megan Fox’s big screen debut was Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) alongside Lindsay Lohan. The two didn’t get along pretty well, and Fox said she had never seen her again after wrapping up the movie. Fox’s big break came in 2007 when she got the lead role in Transformers, as Mikaela Banes. She rose to fame and became known as a sex symbol for her performance in the movie. She repeated her role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. In the same year, she also played the demonically-possessed teenage serial killer in Jennifer’s Body.

    5. Scarlett Johansson


    Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 to Karsten and Ejner Johansson. She has a twin-brother named Adrian who is three minutes younger. Ever since she was a child, Scarlett had been fascinated by cinema, and realized that acting could became a real profession. Realizing her daughter’s passion and potential, Ejner Johansson started taking her to movie auditions. Before appearing in movies, she already acted on stage. On the production of Sophistry, Johansson played opposite Ethan Hawke at age eight. A year later, she made her film debut, starring in the movie North (1994).

    The audience can practically watch Johansson grew up on-screen. Since 1994 until 2010, Johansson always appeared in a movie every year. The only time she didn’t have a movie released was on 2000. Johansson survived the child actress phase by starring in two critically acclaimed movies, Lost in Translation and The Girl With a Pearl Earring, both released in 2003. Johansson’s blond hair, raspy voice, and voluptuous figure made her considered one of the sexiest actress today. But, it’s not just her beauty that gained her fame and admiration, it is also her acting talent. Johansson’s popular movies includes A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), Match Point (2005), The Prestige (2006) and Iron Man 2 (2010).

    Source:

    All Informations About Jessica Alba
    Facts and Trivia
    Hayden Panettiere
    Jessica Biel
    Jessica Biel Facts
    Biography
    Quotes
    Biography

    Image Credit:

    Matthew Bowden

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    Five Things about Natalie Portman http://five-things.net/2010/12/02/five-things-about-natalie-portman/ http://five-things.net/2010/12/02/five-things-about-natalie-portman/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:18:36 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=1084
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    Despite seventeen years of acting career, a string of award winning performances, and admirable academic accomplishments, there is really nothing much we can say about Natalie Portman. Talking about Natalie Portman would always consists of her prolific works, trophies, and her inspiring view of the world and the movie industry she lives in. To talk about Natalie Portman is to recite her long list of impressive roles, social causes, and her concern of education. You will not find much controversies or scandals, because Natalie Portman simply made a better actress than a celebrity.

    The Israeli-American actress was born to Avner Hershlag, a doctor, and Shelley Stevens, who now worked as her agent. She was born in Jerusalem, June 9 1981. To retain her privacy, she chose to use Natalie Portman as her stage name instead of Natalie Hershlag. Portman is proud of her Israeli heritage and often showed her support for the country. While her standpoint had been a source of debate, we think it is best to set aside the delicate angles and objectively discuss Portman through her works alone.

    Portman lived in Israel until she was three-year-old. Afterward, the entire family moved to United States. In 1994, she performed in her first movie, Léon (aka The Professional). Her breakthrough role as Mathilda, a little girl who seeks revenge for the murder of her family earned her fame. In recent years Portman took part in notable movies like Star Wars franchise, Cold Mountain (2003), My Blueberry Nights (2007), and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). She also received award nominations for her role in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Anywhere But Here (1999), Garden State (2004), Closer (2004), V For Vendetta (2006), and Black Swan (2010). Natalie Portman is yet to receive an Academy Awards, but with her impressive talent and experience, she was predicted to score an Oscar one day.

    These are Five Things about Natalie Portman:

    1. Padmé Amidala

    George Lucas’ decision to have Natalie Portman playing the graceful Queen Padmé Amidala was cherished by many. “I was looking for someone who was young, strong, along the lines of Leia [and] Natalie embodied all those traits and more,” he said. It is, undoubtedly, her biggest role until this day. She first appeared as Padme when she was sixteen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). “It was wonderful playing a young queen with so much power. I think it will be good for young women to see a strong woman of action who is also smart and a leader,” Portman said.

    When she joined the production, Portman didn’t realize how big the film scale was. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) was released three years later, and the final installment of the trilogy, Star Wars Episode III:  Revenge of the Sith came out in 2005. After working in the franchise for seven years, the image of Padme Amidala had been pretty much latched to her. When the first movie came out, Portman was worried about the attention that she’ll get from avid fans. “I thought it would be awful. But I can still walk down the street alone and not worry about anyone accosting me,” she said. From time to time she still gets teased about the role, even when she attend college. “Someone at a party will dare someone else to scream out ‘Queen Amidala’ to see if I turn around.”

    2. FINCA

    FINCA (Foundation for International Community Assistance) International is a non-profit, microfinance organization. Founded by John Hatch in 1984, FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. Natalie Portman joined FINCA in 2003, as its “Ambassador of Hope”. Portman joined the organization after meeting Queen Rania of Jordan. “I had always really admired Queen Rania of Jordan. She’s the most high-profile Palestinian woman in the Middle East, and she’s so compassionate and smart. Queen Rania is the reason I got involved with FINCA, an international organization that grants loans, mostly to women, to start small businesses. Rather than donate food, it helps people earn the money to buy their own food and gives women the opportunity to better their lives,” she said. Portman had an enlightenment at the meeting, and the two women finally worked together in FINCA. “She talked to me a lot about what she calls the ‘hope gap’ that exists between the one third of the world that has and the two thirds that do not. I wasn’t even aware that two thirds of the world population are extremely poor, living on less than a dollar a day, and that 70 percent of those people are women and children. It’s not something they teach you in school in the States,” she added.

    3. Other Works

    Natalie Portman didn’t only appear in movies. She also had her share of appearing in music videos. In 2007, she appeared as a dancing ghost in Paul McCartney’s video, Dance Tonight. In 2008, she made another appearance in a music video for Devendra Banhart, titled Carmensita. At the time of production, Portman was dating Banhart. They broke up after dating for six months.

    She also directed two short movies. Her directorial debut was Eve (2008), a short movie about a young woman who is dragged along to her grandmother’s romantic date. Starring Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara, Eve tells a story about love and romance among the older generation. The movie opened Venice Film Festival in 2008, for short film section, called “corto-cortissimo” (“short and shorter”). The next year, she also directed a segment in New York, I love You (2009), where Portman played a young Hasidic woman, on the eve of her marriage.

    Portman expands her experience, and produced movies like Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2010) and Hesher (2010). She also produced No Strings Attached and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Both movies will be released in 2011.

    4. Rap

    In 2006, Natalie Portman appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live Digital Short. The scene showed Portman being interviewed, asking, “What’s a day in the life of the real Natalie Portman like?” The section played a hilarious video of Portman singing gangsta rap, featuring Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell and Seth Meyers. We’ll let you decide whether you like it or not. But, we think it’s very funny. We put the lyrics so you can sing it too.

    Chris Parnell: We’re sitting here today with film star Natalie Portman.
    Natalie Portman: Hello.
    Parnell: So, Natalie, what’s the day in life of Natalie Portman like?
    Portman: Do you really want to know?
    Parnell: Yes, tell us…

    Portman: I don’t sleep mother f***er
    off that yak and durban
    doin’ 120 gettin’ head while I’m swervin’

    Seth Meyers: D**n Natalie you a crazy chick

    Portman: Yo shut the f*** up and suck my d**k
    I bust in dudes mouth like gushers mother f***er
    roll up on NBC and smack the s**t outta Jeff Zucker

    Guys: What you want Natalie
    Portman: to drink and fight
    Guys: what you need Natalie
    Portman: to f*** all night

    Don’t test when I’m crazy on that airplane glue
    put my foot down your throat
    till you s**t in my shoe
    leave you screaming
    pay for my dry cleaning
    f*** your man
    It’s my name that he’s screamin’

    Parnell: I’m sorry Natalie, but are we to believe you condone driving while intoxicated?
    Portman: I never said I was a role model.
    Parnell: What about the kids that look up to you? Do you have a message for them?

    Portman: All the kids lookin’ up to me can suck my d**k
    It’s Portman mother f***er
    drink till I’m sick
    slit your throat
    and poor nitrous down the hole
    watch you laugh and cry
    while I laugh you die
    and all the dudes
    you know I’m talkin to you
    Guys: we love you natalie
    Portman: I wanna f*** you too
    P is for portman
    P is for <meow>
    i’ll kill your f**in dog for fun so don’t push me

    Parnell: Well, Natalie I’m surprised. All this from a Harvard graduate.
    Portman: Well there’s a lot you may not know about me.
    Parnell: Really? Such as?

    When I was in Harvard
    I smoked weed every day
    I cheated every test
    and snorted all the yay
    I gotta a def posse
    and you gotta buncha dudes
    I sit down on your face and take a s**t

    Andy Samberg: Natalie you are a bad ass biiiiiiiitch (hell yeah!)
    and I always pay for your dry cleanin
    when my s**t gets in your shoe
    as for the drug use
    well I can vouch for that
    my d**k is scared of you girl

    Parnell: Okie-doke. One final question, if you steal a smooch from any guy in Hollywood, who would it–

    (Portman throws chair at Parnell)
    Portman: No more questions

    What!

    5. Black Swan


    Black Swan (2010) is a psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky. The movie premiered as the opening film for the 67th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2010, and it will have a limited release on December 3, 2010. Natalie Portman played the lead character, Nina Sayers, a ballet dancer in New York City Production of Swan Lake. Black Swan garnered a lot of Oscar buzz for Portman, and critics predicted that she will get another Academy Awards nomination for her strong performance in the movie. Richard Corliss from Time wrote, “Black Swan is a document of Portman’s obsessive dedication to give a performance beyond what is expected of her — and, no less, Aronofsky’s need to wring every raw feeling from his leading lady. Portman’s work, if not fully convincing, it’s wondrously committed, and, yes, just the sort of daredevil achievement the Academy loves to reward.” If the buzz speaks upcoming news, Portman will get her first Oscar in February 2011.

    That’s it from Five Things. Natalie Portman had served Hollywood with various display of well-played role. From little Mathilda, the elegant Padme Amidala, to seductive Alice Ayers, and now Nina Sayers, Portman always tried to give her best. A dedication that every actor and actress needs to follow.

    Source:

    Natalie Portman
    Adoring Natalie Portman: Quotes
    Adoring Natalie Portman: Other Works
    What I’ve Learned (So Far)
    Natalie Portman’s Directorial Debut
    Natalie Portman Gangsta Rap Lyrics & Video
    Black Swan: Natalie Portman’s Oscar Moment?
    Ms. Natalie Portman, or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace Zionism

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    Five Things to See in December 2010 http://five-things.net/2010/11/29/five-things-to-see-in-december-2010/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/29/five-things-to-see-in-december-2010/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:03:39 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=1051
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    Holiday season is coming. This month, the countdown for Academy Awards nominations begins. It’s the final chance for this year’s movies to show the world what they got to deserve an Oscar nod. And, of course, some family movies are here to spark your Christmas and new year celebration. Get ready for some great movies, in December 2010.

    This month’s list consists of the two things we mentioned. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) is one of the most talked about, due to Natalie Portman’s amazing performance as Nina Sayers. The second is Ethan and Joel Coen’s latest project, True Grit (2010). The movie is a remake of its 1969 version of the same title. While many thought that nobody should ever attempt to remake True Grit, people are still curious. Will the Coen Brothers survived this one?

    The rest of the list are family movies. For Narnia fans, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. For video games fans, TRON: Legacy. For Jack Black and Jason Segel fan, have fun with Gulliver’s Travels.

    These are Five Things you should see in December 2010:

    1. Black Swan

    Director:
    Darren Aronofsky
    Writers:
    Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin (screenplay).
    Andres Heinz (story).

    Cast:
    Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen)
    Mila Kunis (Lily / The Black Swan)
    Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy / The Gentleman)

    Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

    Genres: Drama, thriller.
    Release Date: 3 December 2010 (USA)

    2. True Grit

    Directors:
    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Writers:
    Charles Portis (novel).
    Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (screenplay).

    Cast:
    Matt Damon (La Boeuf)
    Jeff Bridges (Marshal Reuben J. Cogburn)
    Josh Brolin (Tom Chaney)

    Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.

    Tagline: Punishment comes one way or another.
    Genres: Drama, western.
    Release Date: 22 December 2010 (USA)

    3. Gulliver’s Travels

    Director:
    Rob Letterman
    Writers:
    Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller (screenplay).
    Jonathan Swift (book).

    Cast:
    Jack Black (Lemuel Gulliver)
    Jason Segel (Horatio)
    Emily Blunt (Princess Mary)

    Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

    Tagline: Black is the new big.
    Genres: Adventure, comedy.
    Release Date: 22 December 2010 (USA)

    4. TRON: Legacy

    Director:
    Joseph Kosinski
    Writers:
    Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (screenplay).
    Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal (story).

    Cast:
    Olivia Wilde (Quorra)
    Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn / Clu 2.0)
    Garrett Hedlund (Sam Flynn)

    Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

    Tagline: The Game Has Changed.
    Genres: Action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller.
    Release Date: 17 December 2010 (USA)

    5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Director:
    Michael Apted
    Writers:
    Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni (screenplay).
    C.S. Lewis (novel).

    Cast:
    Ben Barnes (King Caspian)
    Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie)
    Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie)

    Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

    Tagline: Return to magic. Return to hope. Return to Narnia.
    Genres: Adventure, family, fantasy.
    Release Date: 10 December 2010 (USA)

    That’s it from Five Things. Enjoy our pick, and have a great holiday season!

    Sources:

    Black Swan (2010)
    True Grit (2010)
    Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
    TRON: Legacy (2010)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

    Image Credit:

    Cancia Leirissa

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    Five Things about Plagiarism http://five-things.net/2010/11/28/five-things-about-plagiarism/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/28/five-things-about-plagiarism/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:25:43 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=1037
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    Some people said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. So does its evil brother, plagiarism. Waking up one morning and finding out that your work had been copied by someone without a proper credit is not the perfect way to start any day. But, this time we’ll let it pass by and just go on with a smile. Beside, we think it’s kinda cool that some people found our writings good or interesting enough, that they think it’s worth copying.

    Five Things had only been around for a little over two months. During these two months, we’ve written quite a lot of articles, and received quite a friendly welcome. We’ve marked our first month’s anniversary with a good news: people do read our articles. Some even stayed to actively comment, like Brad and Rid here for instance. We’ve marked our second month with fast growing number of readers. And we think the third month will be ripe with, mmm, plagiarized content?

    According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to “plagiarize” means: 1. To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own, 2. To use (another’s production) without crediting the source, 3. To commit literary theft, and 4. To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

    Plagiarism is so broad, we think that a huge number of people that wrote stuffs on the internet had faced the same thing before. It is Five Thing’s first copied content, but for the authors themselves, it’s not the first time. And probably won’t be the last time either.

    Of course, Five Things got its articles by copying other people’s works too. But we do tried to our best effort, to mention our sources. If one or two names got slipped or forgotten, it’s not intentional, and for that we are sorry.

    And this is Five Things why you should always cite your source:

    1. Respect

    To cite your source means you respect the original author. Those who actively write knows that every single article is valuable. Imagine how much time and energy the author had spent to produce it, to write the article that you consider worth to copy. If you didn’t notify the author personally or pay a sum of money for the article, the best way to pay the author back is by citing his/her name.

    2. Sharing

    By sharing a link to the original article source, you have also shared knowledge to the person who will read your article later. By creating the original source accessible for your readers, you make the article more interesting and complete.

    3. Reference

    Sometimes you read an interesting article, but it’s not enough to satisfy your curiosity. What you usually do is tracing back the sources the author had used to create his/her articles. It’s like, when you read something in Wikipedia, and you decided to read further about a specific topic by tracing it’s original source on the bottom of the page. By citing your source, you enrich your article’s content.

    4. Network

    For us bloggers, getting a pingback is always a good feedback. It notified us that our work is being cited, and credited properly on other site. And, of course, it means that the other site thinks that our work is worthy to read and be shared with others. In the long run, getting other people to link and link back to you means you’ve invest your time to create a solid network. We know that sites that gets more incoming links are seen as better than the other. So, why not?

    5. Flattery

    If you stumble upon a great article on the internet and decided to use it, it must have because you think it’s horrible, or because it’s incredible. We will not encourage you to cite someone just to mock it, but if you decided to use it because it’s so good, let the author know. It’s your way to say, “Dude, your piece is awesome, I’m citing you, man!” Or something like that.

    In general, we think that linking to the original article is, in fact, gives more positive reward than the negative one. And, as Dr. Gil Grissom said, cite your source. That’s it from Five Things. Here’s our source.

    Source:

    What is Plagiarism?

    Image Credit:

    Ilco

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    Take Five: Tangled in Excitement http://five-things.net/2010/11/27/take-five-tangled-in-excitement/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/27/take-five-tangled-in-excitement/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 06:32:26 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=995
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    When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 opened up in theaters, everyone thought that other movies who decided to be released near it, will go straight to a dead zone. You might think, box-office-wise, it’s no competition for the Potter boy. But other movies turned out to be still alive and kicking. Disney’s 50th animation feature hits the theater November 24, and Rapunzel has got what it takes, to capture your attention with her long hair.

    Disney Animation recently announced that they will seize making fairy tale and princess movies. Tangled (2010) will be their last movie that still use the princess element, and we think, that’s too bad. The shift of things children nowadays regard as entertaining might be the reason why Disney Animation took the company on a different course. “By the time they’re 5 or 6, they’re not interested in being princesses. They’re interested in being hot, in being cool. Clearly, they see this is what society values,” said Dafna Lemish, chairwoman of the radio and TV department at Southern Illinois University and an expert in the role of media in children’s lives.

    Because the ending is nearing for princess and royalties, Tangled will be the last fairy tale produced by Disney’s animation group for the foreseeable future. The movie itself scored a solid 87% at Rotten Tomatoes, and positive reviews have been pouring out from critics and audiences.

    Tangled tells a contemporary retelling of the Brother Grimm’s Rapunzel. After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy). Mother Gothel knows that the flower’s magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of  70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levy) scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.

    These are Disney Animation’s five best animation features:

    1. Toy Story

    Director:
    John Lasseter
    Writers:
    John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft (story).
    Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow (screenplay).

    Cast:
    Tom Hanks (Woody)
    Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear)
    John Morris (Andy)

    A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named “Woody”. But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy’s family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy’s birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy’s mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy’s new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips.

    Tagline: Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!
    Genres: Animation, adventure, comedy, family, fantasy.
    Release Date: 22 November 1995 (USA)

    2. Finding Nemo

    Directors:
    Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
    Writers:
    Andrew Stanton (story)
    Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds (screenplay)

    Cast:
    Albert Brooks (Marlin)
    Ellen DeGeneres (Dory)
    Alexander Gould (Nemo)

    A clown fish named Marlin living in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father’s constant warnings about many of the ocean’s dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist’s office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist’s office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist’s fish tank plot a way to return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again.

    Tagline: There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean, they’re looking for one.
    Genres: Animation, adventure, comedy, family.
    Release Date: 30 May 2003 (USA)

    3. Aladdin

    Directors:
    Ron Clements, John Musker
    Writers:
    Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (screenplay).
    Ed Gombert (story supervisor).
    Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura (story).

    Cast:
    Scott Weinger (Aladdin)
    Robin Williams (Genie / Merchant)
    Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine)
    Jonathan Freeman (Jafar)

    Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan’s advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar’s plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a “diamond in the rough” can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fight that description, but that’s not enough to marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince.

    Tagline: Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three dreams and they all could come true.
    Genres: Animation, adventure, family, fantasy, musical, romance.
    Release Date: 25 November 1992 (USA)

    4. Beauty and the Beast

    Directors:
    Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
    Writers:
    Linda Woolverton (animation screenplay)
    Roger Allers (story supervisor)
    Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury, Christopher Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Bruce Woodside, Tom Ellery, Robert Lence (story).

    Cast:
    Paige O’Hara (Belle)
    Robby Benson (Beast)

    Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle’s father, causes the two to meet.

    Tagline: The most beautiful love story ever told.
    Genres: Animation, family, fantasy, musical, romance.
    Release Date: 22 November 1991 (USA)

    5. The Lion King

    Directors:
    Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
    Writers:
    Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton (screenplay).
    Brenda Chapman (story supervisor).
    Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sito, Larry Leker, Joe Ranft, Rick Maki, Ed Gombert, Francis Glebas, Mark Kausler (story).

    Cast:
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Young Simba)
    Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba)
    Jeremy Irons (Scar)
    James Earl Jones (Mufasa)

    A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the “Circle of Life”.

    Tagline: Life’s greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.
    Genres: Animation, adventure, drama, family, musical.
    Release Date: 24 June 1994 (USA)

    So, that’s it from Five Things. It’s sad to hear that the prince and princess will be replaced by more modern movie characters. It’s the end of an era for Disney Animation, but we hope they’ll continue making magnificent features with Pixar.

    Sources:

    Tangled (2010)
    Tangled (2010)
    Disney Animation is closing the book on fairy tales
    Finding Nemo (2003)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Aladdin (1992)
    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    The Lion King (1994)

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    Five Things about the Legendary Newspaper Prop http://five-things.net/2010/11/25/five-things-about-the-legendary-newspaper-prop/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/25/five-things-about-the-legendary-newspaper-prop/#comments Fri, 26 Nov 2010 06:40:09 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=977

    It seems that everyone is reading the same newspaper. In case you missed the news, a couple months ago people started discovering the fact that actors in movies actually read the same thing. They woke up every morning, grab themselves a newspaper, and read “She’s 3rd Brightest But Hard Gal To See.”

    The recurring newspaper prop can be spotted on movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and No Country for Old Men (2007). The High Definite was the first one to realize that the dark haired girl on the newspaper seemed to appear … everywhere.

    These are Five Things about the famous newspaper prop:

    1. History

    The newspaper The High Definite identified was first printed in 1960s. It was offered as a “period paper” but somehow, the newspaper prop circulate around TV and movie screens for decades. The newspaper prop came from a small newspaper prop company called The Earl Hays Press. Beside the ‘Gal’ article, we can also see another headline titled, “Compromised Housing Bill Sent to President for OK.” Ah, OK.

    2. Price

    The newspaper prop costs $15 each. That seems expensive for a newspaper. But, the articles have been cleared of its rights, there haven’t been any problem arising from that newspaper prop in the last few decades, and to work with the legendary prop must have been an interesting experience. Also, production companies made millions of dollars every year, so, we think it’s cheap for them.

    3. Legal Problems

    Production companies use these newspaper props, mostly because of legal issues. It’s a lot easier to use stock newspapers that will not cost you any problems in the future. To use real newspapers, movie makers may have to request a permission from the news company, which may involve potential fees and bureaucracy. Beside, real newspapers might contain libelous content. If problems arise later from the use of these newspapers, it will cost the production house some money to issue a statement of apology, or even a re-shoot of the scenes involved.

    If the movie they’re producing uses a product placement, the production company must screen the articles too. You can’t have companies like Coca Cola or Pepsi sponsoring you, while the lead actor reads his newspaper in the movie and, voila, there’s an article about the danger of consuming too much soda. Epic fail.

    4. Is It Still Sold?

    It’s probably still sold. The production companies might have bought a large supply of the newspaper prop in the past, and they are still available ’till today. But, we do know that newspapers usually didn’t last very long. When aged, their color will turn yellowish, that’s why we think they’re still printing fresh supplies of the prop.

    5. The Earl Hays Press

    The company was established in 1915, making it one of the oldest newspaper prop companies. The company’s office is in Sun Valley, California. The Earl Hays Press still exists now. It is currently owned by Ralph Hernandez, Jr. Apparently they still make stock newspapers, with various templates, and customizable content. You can pick from a number of templates, like The City Herald, The Wall Street Financial, or Sunday News. Their products varied, from newspapers stocks, to comic books, taxi signs, to champagne labels.

    That’s it from Five Things. Stick around for more fun facts about the movie industry. Meanwhile, we’ll try to figure out what “She’s 3rd Brightest But Hard Gal To See” was supposed to be about. That’s a hard one to guess.

    Sources:

    Nothing New To Report
    The Story Behind the Recycled Newspaper Prop
    LOL: The Recurring Prop Newspaper
    More Information About The Recurring Prop Newspaper

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    Take Five: Zack Snyder Delivers Sucker Punch http://five-things.net/2010/11/23/take-five-zack-snyder-delivers-sucker-punch/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/23/take-five-zack-snyder-delivers-sucker-punch/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 02:39:07 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=958
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    Sucker Punch (2011) is a move from Zack Snyder you don’t want to miss. In his upcoming action/fantasy movie, Snyder once again defies the rules of physics. Fire-breathing dragons, giant robots, samurai warriors, and sexy girls wielding weapons of their choice, come together in a single movie. Looks like it’s going to be one of the biggest visual feasts of summer 2011.

    Zachary Edward Snyder was born in Wisconsin, on 1 March 1966. Snyder started his career as director for TV commercials for clients like BMW, Nike, Audi, and Reebok. In 2004, he co-founded Cruel and Unusual Films, alongside his wife, Deborah Snyder, and producing partner, Wesley Coller.

    Zack Snyder have only made four movies so far, and you know all of them. His debut on 2004 was a remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Named one of the best zombie movie remakes, Snyder earned fast recognition with this movie’s success in Hollywood. His next project was 300 (2007), the first movie to show Snyder’s future film making style. Beautiful graphics and action packed battle between King Leonidas and Xerxes secured Snyder his first box-office hit. He continued his success streak with Watchmen (2009). With two consecutive blockbuster from comic adaptation, Snyder gained a lot of new fans from comic book readers. His latest movie, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010) was a book adaptation from Kathryn Lasky’s works. The movie only generated a lukewarm acceptance, but Snyder’s first take on an animated feature was much admired, again, because of his breathtaking visual approach. So, one remake, two comic adaptations, and a book adaptation. What will Snyder shoot next?

    Sucker Punch brought us the story of Baby Doll (Emily Browning). Set in the 50′s, Baby Doll was insitutionalized against her will at Lennox House for the Mentally Insane by her violent and abusive stepfather. Knowing that her fate will end at a surgery room, Baby Doll planned her escape from the scheduled lobotomy. She gathered four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) to devise an escape plan from the institution.

    So, where does the dragons came from? To free herself from Lennox House, Baby Doll envisioned an alternate reality where the hospital has transformed into a brothel, and instead of the looming threat of a lobotomy, a man known as the High Roller (Jon Hamm) will arrive in five days to deflower Baby Doll. The girl ventured into another alternate world where she’s told that she can save herself if she defeats a flurry of  deadly enemies and claims a selection of prized artifacts in the process. Ah, now we get it.

    Some of the girls from Sucker Punch are not familiar to most audiences, so, we’re gonna introduce them all for you.

    These are Five Things’ about the five deadly girls of Sucker Punch (2011).

    1. Jena Malone

    Jena Malone has a long list of filmography, despite her young age. She played small roles on movies like Contact (1997), Donnie Darko (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Pride and Prejudice (2005), and Into The Wild (2007). She was born in Nevada, on 21 November 1984. She began taking an interest in acting after watching her mother, who was involved in community theatre. She was nominated for Satellite Award, Saturn Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe in her roles in various movies. In Sucker Punch, she played as Rocket.

    2. Vanessa Hudgens

    Vanessa Anne Hudgens is well known for her role as Gabriella Montez in High School Musical series. The American actress and singer first appeared in a theatrical film on Thirteen (2003) as Noel alongside Evan Rachel Wood. She was born in California, on 14 December 1988. Hudgens came from a mixed cultural background. Her father is part Irish and Native American, while her mother is of Chinese-Filipino-Spanish descent. On September 2006, her debut album, V, was released. Her second album, Identified, was released on July 2008. Both generate favorable reviews. In Sucker Punch, she played as Blondie.

    3. Jamie Chung

    Jamie Jilynn Chung first seen on-screen as a cast member of The Real World: San Diego, an MTV reality television series. She was born in California, on 10 April 1983. Chung who was described as, “a hard-working student who worked two jobs to pay her tuition, but who also enjoyed partying” made more appearance on the silver screen in movies like I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry (2007), Dragonball Evolution (2009) and Sorority Row (2009). In Sucker Punch, she played the role of Amber.

    4. Abbie Cornish

    Abbie Cornish was born in New South Wales, on 7 August 1982. The Australian actress starts her career at the age of thirteen as a model. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in 2004′s Somersault, the film which raised her to international prominence. In Sucker Punch, she played the role of Sweet Pea.

    5. Emily Browning

    Emily Jane Browning was known for her role as Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Australian actress was born on 7 December 1988. Browning was nearly auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight, but she rejected the offer despite the endorsement coming from Stephenie Meyer, the book author from which the movie was based on. In Sucker Punch (2011) she played as Baby Doll, an institutionalized girl trying to escape a scheduled lobotomy. Browning replaced Amanda Seyfried who dropped out from the role due to scheduling conflict. For the role as Baby Doll, Browning bleached her hair platinum blonde, and she will also sing in the upcoming film.

    That’s it from Five Things. Sucker Punch is scheduled for release on March 25, 2011. Looks like bloodbath will happen in summer 2011, with so many big movies sinking their teeth in the same time. Let’s see if Snyder will beat all the predicted champs with his Sucker Punch.

    Sources:

    Sucker Punch | The Set Visit Preview
    Vanessa Hudgens: ‘Sucker Punch’ Trailer is Here!
    Sucker Punch
    Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch Rocks the Girl Power
    ‘Sucker Punch’ trailer: ‘You have all the weapons you need!’
    ‘Sucker Punch’: The First Trailer
    Sucker Punch (film)
    Zack Snyder
    Emily Browning
    Vanessa Hudgens
    Jena Malone
    Abbie Cornish
    Jamie Chung

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    Take Five: Ryan Reynolds is the Sexiest Man Alive 2010 http://five-things.net/2010/11/21/take-five-ryan-reynolds-is-the-sexiest-man-alive-2010/ http://five-things.net/2010/11/21/take-five-ryan-reynolds-is-the-sexiest-man-alive-2010/#comments Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:57:56 +0000 The Editor http://five-things.net/?p=925
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    It’s true that good looks can take you far, but this year’s Sexiest Man Alive proved us that good sense of humor will take you to the extra mile. Ryan Reynolds has long been known for his roles in comedy movies. His role as Michael ‘Berg’ Bergen in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place gained him wide recognition. Recently, this funny guy also played in some romantic comedies. It’s three things now. Sweet smile, good jokes, and perfect abs. No doubt that Reynolds is one sexy guy. We know Scarlett Johansson will agree to that.

    Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23 1976. The Canadian actor started his acting career from TV screen. His first appearance on-screen was Hillside, playing a character named Billy. Although he is best known for his roles in comedies, Reynolds also played in movies with various genres. He played in horror movie The Amityville Horror. He was in crime movie, Smokin’ Aces, alongside Jeremy Piven and Ray Liotta. Recent thriller movie, Buried. Also in action movies, Blade: Trinity and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We know, although it was action movies, in the last ones, his character is quite funny. Well, if Deadpool could crack a joke, we bet Reynolds will make you laugh. Hannibal King did.

    So how did the actor accepted his new title? “There was a little moment of disbelief, and then you kind of settle into it,” he said. Reynolds think that some people might beg to differ about his new title, saying that he experienced an awkward phase. “I looked … like sort of a very athletic girl up until I was about 21.” Well, no trace of that now.

    What makes the news a lot more interesting is that, in the same week, the woman he married for two years now, was crowned GQ’s Babe of the Year. Ryan Reynolds married Scarlett Johansson in September 27, 2008 in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia. Now with the two being internationally acclaimed for their sexiness, we can safely say that Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are the most beautiful couple in the world.

    These are Five Things’ pick of Ryan Reynold’s best movies:

    1. WAITING (2005)


    Director:
    Rob McKittrick
    Writer:
    Rob McKittrick

    Cast:
    Ryan Reynolds (Monty)
    Anna Faris (Serena)
    Justin Long (Dean)
    David Koechner (Dan)

    Tagline: If you don’t like it, beat it.
    Genres: Comedy
    Release Date: 7 October 2005 (USA)

    It’s the dinner shift at Shenanigan’s. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won’t, and Mitch gets the last word.

    2. DEFINITELY, MAYBE (2008)


    Director:
    Adam Brooks
    Writer:
    Adam Brooks

    Cast:
    Ryan Reynolds (Will Hayes)
    Abigail Breslin (Maya Hayes)
    Isla Fisher (April)
    Elizabeth Banks (Emily)
    Rachel Weisz (Summer Hartley)

    Tagline: Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance.
    Genres: Comedy, drama, romance
    Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some frank dialogue, language and smoking.
    Release Date: 14 February 2008 (USA)

    Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will’s story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will’s best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a “PG” version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married.

    3. SMOKIN’ ACES (2006)


    Director:
    Joe Carnahan
    Writer:
    Joe Carnahan

    Cast:
    Jeremy Piven (Buddy Israel)
    Ryan Reynolds (Richard Messner)
    Ray Liotta (Donald Carruthers)
    Ben Affleck (Jack Dupree)

    Tagline: May the best hitman win.
    Genres: Action, crime, drama, thriller
    Rating: Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use.
    Release Date: 26 January 2007 (USA)

    Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy “Aces” Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state’s evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces’ Lake Tahoe hideout. When the word of the price on Aces’ head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues’ gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces.

    4. THE PROPOSAL (2009)


    Director:
    Anne Fletcher
    Writer:
    Pete Chiarelli

    Cast:
    Sandra Bullock (Margaret Tate)
    Ryan Reynolds (Andrew Paxton)
    Malin Akerman (Gertrude)

    Tagline: Here comes the bribe…
    Genres: Comedy, drama, romance
    Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language.
    Release Date: 19 June 2009 (USA)

    For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew – he agrees if she’ll promise a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma’s 90th, so Margaret goes with him – to Sitka, Alaska – where mom, dad, and grams await. Family dynamics take over: tensions between dad and Andrew, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew’s dislike of Margaret, and her past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud.

    5. BURIED (2010)


    Director:
    Rodrigo Cortés
    Writer:
    Chris Sparling

    Cast:
    Ryan Reynolds (Paul Conroy)
    José Luis García Pérez (Jabir)
    Robert Paterson (Dan Brenner)

    Tagline: Paul Conroy Isn’t Ready To Die.
    Genres: Drama, mystery, thriller
    Rating: Rated R for language and some violent content.
    Release Date: 24 September 2010 (USA)

    Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working as a contractor in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there’s not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource–himself.

    So, that’s it from Five Things. We’ll keep you updated on more hot news about your favorite hot actor and actress. So, what do you think about this year’s sexiest guy?

    Source:

    World’s most beautiful couple? Ryan Reynolds named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’… while wife Scarlett is ‘Babe Of The Year’
    Ryan Reynolds Jokes About Being a Late Bloomer
    Sexiest Man Alive: Ryan Reynolds
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