Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Today's buzz

THR.com announced on July 2, 2010 that the new Spiderman will be British actor Andrew Garfield.  This virtually unknown actor (has only been in indie films) will surely become very well-known once the movie opens on July 3, 2012.  This might be a good choice.  The bulk of Tobey Maguire's work were indie films until he got the role of Spiderman.  Historically, lead roles in films that are comic book adaptations have not been A list stars.   
For more details: http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/andrew-garfield-to-play-spiderman.html

Javier Bardem will be another notable guest star set to appear on Glee!  How great that he's not too cool for school AND that he's that big of a fan of the show!  He asked to be on the show!  And, um, I didn't know he could sing.  For more details, go to http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/07/05/glee-javier-bardem/

Prince is cranky over the internet!  I'm gonna have to agree with his stance somewhat.  The downloading "laws" (legal and not) is not fair -- for most artists.  Why does HE care to get paid in advance from ITunes?  I see certain unknown, indie artists feeling shafted that way.  Read this short article from billboard.com for more: http://www.billboard.com/#/news/prince-the-internet-is-over-1004102232.story?tag=hpfeed

Eminem's Recovery is the #1 album in the country!  California Gurls (yep, that's how she spells it) is still at #1! For all the charts, check out billboard.com of course. And at #1 is Love the Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna.  Hmm.  Are Orlando stations NOT playing this song?!  I haven't heard it!

So, is the Twilight franchise losing momentum, with box office sales for Eclipse being much lower than its first installment?  Will studios have any confidence in M Night Shyamalan to direct more films after awful reviews for The Last Airbender?  Yes, it's doing relatively well in the box office but is that enough?  Even I am personally disappointed by this.  I used to be in awe of this man and still had hope for him after "The Happening."   
Here are the box office #'s: http://ercboxoffice.com/index.php?section=news&subsection=show_news_details&news_id=304