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Feb. 18th, 2007

I love my Amazon.com plog...particularly the Amazon Screening Room blog.

Today's goodies (which I will pass on to you all):
- Behind the scenes video at the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue photo shoot (there's also a link to a photo slide show that has about 30 behind-the-scenes images. Both are super sweet...I'll be buying that issue)
- NYTimes Magazine interviews 7 stars (Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, Ken Watanabe, Penelope Cruz, and Leonardo DiCaprio) about films that made early impressions on them (there is also an article and link to slide show photos)
- Aaron Eckhart is now slated to play Harvey "Two Face" Dent in Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Knight, joining Heath Ledger ("The Joker") as villians. Also, Katie Holmes is officially out (choosing instead to do a "buddy comedy" with Queen Latifah). [I think Eckhart is a marvelous choice.]
- And "Studio 60" will be going on hiatus to make room for "The Black Donnellys," which wreaks strongly of The Godfather and was co-created by Paul Haggis (who I hated because of Crash, but regained some respect for his work on Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers). The remaining season's episodes will be played out later (or so they say) and there has yet to be word if the show is actually being cancelled or not. [Now, I haven't watched the past 4 weeks' worth of episodes (they are waiting ever-so patiently on my TiVo), but I'm a little saddened. However, the fact that I haven't watched for a month shows that it isn't high on my priorities list either. I might have to go out on a limb and say that I enjoy Sorkin more in an all-at-once-on-DVD type of situation.]

And the "Trailer Park" had links to:
- Sunshine, a sweet-looking sci-fi flick from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later).
- Mr. Brooks, a crime thriller with (and don't let this affect your judgment, at least watch the trailer first) Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, and William Hurt. No, seriously. It looks awesome.
- Fracture, a possibly been-done-before psychological thriller with Anthony Hopkins messing with Ryan Gosling's mind. A little Silence of the Lambs, but less creepy.
- The Reaping, a cross between Signs and Stigmata that has Hilary Swank investigating a town plagued by, well, the Plagues (mmm...locusts). Looks pretty sweet, if a little crazy. And AnnaSophia Robb appears to be playing the token role of "creepy blond child," which ever thriller needs.


And I'm spent. Today? I plan to see Breach. Ooo...I do love a good government conspiracy.

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