Incredible Energy And A Love Connection With the Characters
Make MGM's SleepOver Opening Friday July 9th
A Salubriously Hyper Fun Comedy
By: Gatsby Melodi'
How Do You Solve A Crime When the Last
Thing You Want to Know Is the Truth?
"CODE 46" Starring Tim Robbins
Opening In Theaters Friday, August 6th
"I knew the skateboard work would be
easy for me, because I am a tom boy at
heart" says Vega. "I ride skateboards a
lot anyway. I run cross-country, I swim, I
play water polo. I think it was harder for
me doing the girly-girl stuff like dressing
up and wearing grownup shoes all the
time, but I also like the fact I had to wear
The skater dudes appeared from time to
time to throw a
little male spice
into the mix and
"CODE 46" is a love story set in an eerily possible
near-future where cities are heavily controlled and
only accessible through checkpoints. People
cannot travel unless they have "papelles", a special
travel insurance. Outside cities, the desert has
taken over, and shanty towns are jammed with
non-citizens without papelles whose lives are
William (Robbins) is a family man who works as an
insurance investigator. When his company sends
him to another city to solve a case of fake papelles,
he meets a woman named Maria (Morton).
Although he knows she's been creating the
forgeries, he falls completely in love with her. He
hides her crime and they have a wild passionate
affair that can only last as long as his papelles - 24
Back home, William is obsessed with the memory
of Maria. He tries to see her but is refused the
necessary papers to travel. Desperate, he uses
one of the fake papelles he kept from his
investigation. He eventually tracks her down, only to
discover she has been accused of a Code 46
"CODE 46" is directed by Michael Winterbottom;
screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce; produced by
Andrew Eaton, executive-producers are Robert
Jones and David M. Thompson. "CODE 46" stars
Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton. PREMIERE
magazine called it "Provocative, Quietly Erotic,
Deeply Romantic and Slyly Witty."
Hoping to get rid of their "not so popular"
reputations, Julie and her best friends have
accepted a challenge to a scavenger hunt by
some "in-crowd" girls at school.
The winners get a "cool" primo lunch spot,
while the losers have to dine adjacent to the
Before this adventure is over, Julie and her
friends will have out-run obtuse
neighborhood security, learned to drive a
small electric car made for two passengers,
created chaos by rearranging clothes on
store mannequins at a crowded mall,
invaded a posh grown-up nightclub, eluded
skateboarding dorks, stolen underwear from
the most popular boy in the neighborhood,
come face to face with the boys of their
dreams, and send you home from the theater
with a "smile on your face. Running time is
The storyline is colorful and funny., and you
will love these girls in the script as you go on
the journey with them.
Although the girls do break a lot of rules, the
cast is very funny and offers many
memorable moments. Scott Taylor-Compton
who plays Farrah is delightful. The dog
Chopper that wears noisy high heels will
have you roaring.
Sean Faris is quickly
becoming one of the
young actors to
watch in Hollywood,
with numerous film
and television roles
under his belt.
(Sean Faris) stars as
heart throb Steve
"SLEEPOVER" is pure comedy about love,
friendship, family and a tad bit of danger, but
it's also about growing up, something
everyone has to deal with. These young girls
figure out who they are working together in
Producer Charles Weinstock says,
"Sleepovers are an important assertion of
freedom for kids. It's how they practice
MGM presents the Landscape Entertainment
production of "SLEEPOVER", in association
with Weinstock Productions, directed by Joe
Nassbaum and written by Elisa Bella.
Alexa Vega (Julie), star of
successful "Spy Kids"
appears in basically
every scene in the film as
the story careens
through one crazy
night. In signing on to
do the role, she learned
that she'd have to jump
off a rooftop, ride a
skateboard, scale a wall,
climb a rope, race
neighborhoods, and all
in a tight red dress and
Julie (Alexa Vega) and
her mother, Gabby
(Jane Lynch), have a
relationship in MGM
Michael Moore talking with Congressman John
Tanner (D-TN) on Capitol Hill.
Blockages that the corporate interests have
put in place to shut out our voices, MiCHAEL
MOORE offers a slant worth listening to,
discussing, and growing from..
“Fahrenheit 9/11” won the top prize at the
Cannes Film Festival. It is the first time in
nearly 50 years a documentary has won the
Palme d’Or (the Golden Palm).
"First came the critics’ reviews on Monday
(The New York Times called it my best film
ever), then the audience reaction at our
premiere (a 20-minute standing ovation."
Michael Moore: "Oh, well, see, there's not that many
Congressmen that've got kids over there, and in fact,
only one. So we just thought maybe you guys should
send your kids there first. What do you think about
This film is a "think tank" a "theorist" for undefined emotions. When a
composer writes a song and we relate to it, especially when responding
favorably, usually by association, little thought is put in to the song, in
terms of what the composer was thinking or what was going through their
mind at that time when they put pen to paper. We instead, are only
focused on what the melody, the lyrics, the beat brings to us. Our value is
all that really matters. And when the song is cathartic, gee whiz -- that's a
win/win situation. Music is one of the keys to living a happy life. When
you're in a good mood, you're more creative. Music staves off depression
with cognitive techniques to retrain your mind
"De-Lovely" is a welcomed arrival and a dazzling gift to us from MGM. A
love story needs no footnotes. The power of music needs no explanation.
Director Irwin Winkler admits, "We've used the broad outline and certain
details of Porter's life, especially his long, strong marriage to Linda Lee
(Ashley Judd), to weave an impressionistic musical biography. The
historical facts of Porter's life are put together like notes in a melody to try
and give a truer, deeper picture of the man, his work and most importantly
Now don't do like I did, miss so much of this marvelous film waiting for
Natalie Cole's appearance. I had to see the film a second time, because
I missed so much of the films emotions, waisting time looking for Natalie,
who finally shows up in the last few remaining minutes of the film. Kick
your shoes off. Sit back relax and let the magic of Cole Porter weave a
warm and fuzzy spot in your heart.
I positively adore Ashley Judd, and to have her die in the film and see that
beautiful sexy lady leave the story was just too much for me. I boo-hoo'd
like a baby. And ain't that acting, Oscar-winning acting. Kevin Kline is
good as Cole Porter, but Ashely Judd is great.
Marine recruiters in Flint, Michigan approaching
teenagers outside a shopping mall to enlist them in
"I fully expect the right wing and the
Republican Party to come at me and this film
with everything they've got. They will try, as
they have unsuccessfully in the past, to attack
me personally because they cannot win the
debate on the issues the film raises—
namely, that they are a pack of liars and the
American people are on to them."
"And, if the early screenings of “Fahrenheit
9/11” are any indication, those who see this
movie will never view the Bush
administration in the same way again. Even if
you already can't stomach George W. Bush &
Co., I think this movie will take you to places
you haven't gone before, with laughter and
with tears.", says Moore.
"I had two cameramen/reporters doing work
for me in Iraq for my movie (unbeknownst to
the Army). They were talking to soldiers and
gathering the true sentiment about what is
really going on. They Fed Ex the footage back
to me each week. That's right, Fed Ex. Who
said we haven't brought freedom to Iraq! The
funniest story my guys tell me is how when
they fly into Baghdad, they don't have to show
a passport or go through immigration. Why
not? Because they have not traveled from a
foreign country -- they're coming from
America to America, a place that is ours, a
new American territory called Iraq."
"Maybe we can get you a career in music, you
know, let the Marines go for it. I'm sure you know
who Shaggy is, right? How about a former Marine?
Did you know that?"
The film, which examines the Bush family's
ties to Osama bin Laden and the war in Iraq,
will be released nationally in more than 500
theaters June 25. By mid-July, Fahrenheit is
expected to expand to 500 more screens.
Fahrenheit 9/11 has its own Web site,
F911tix.com, to bolster group ticket sales.
And distributors hope to drum up additional
word-of-mouth by holding 10 to 12
pre-release screenings beyond Los Angeles
and New York. Friday, Moore will be on CBS'
The Late Show with David Letterman and
NBC's Dateline. Monday, he'll be on Today.
The Bush administration has denounced the
movie as outrageously false and Move
America Forward, a conservative group
formed last month, is trying to block the film's
release. "Michael Moore has the right to free
speech," MAF chairman Howard Kaloogian
told Daily Variety. "But so do millions of
Americans who find his anti-military
propaganda and attacks on our troops
Moore says, "I have posted the trailer for "Fahrenheit
9/11" so that you can get your first glimpse at scenes
from the movie--you can check it out at
Matthew Broderick and Nicole Kidman in the subversive
and comic look at perfection in "The Stepford Wives" from
Paramount Pictures, in Theaters Friday, June 11, 2004.
"Our government has sent countless
numbers of our sons and daughters in the
National Guard to their deaths in the last 11
months while misleading their parents and
the nation with bogus lies about weapons of
mass destruction and scary phony Saddam
ties to al Qaeda. They've been sent off to a
never-ending war so that President George
Bush' benefactors at Halliburton and the oil
companies could line their pockets.
In "FARENHEIT 9/11" Academy
Award-Winning Documentarian MICHAEL
MOORE takes an inside look at the close
relationship of the BUSH FAMILY to the
SAUDI BIN LADEN family. The controversial
film presents previously unseen reports
including one of how the Bush Administration
airlifted the Bin Laden family out of the United
States the day after September 11.
Featuring an extraordinary casts, "The Stepford Wives" live in a
wealthy suburb of New York City where people come to relax and to
enjoy their gain, whether ill-gotten or not, starring Nicole Kidman,
Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill and
Glenn Close - in the comedic thriller about what it really means to be
human looking beneath the perfect veneer of an idyllic community
nestled in our imperfect world.
While there is no real town of Stepford in the state of Connecticut,
there are indications that Ira Levin, the novel's author was inspired
by the small towns of Fairfield County, beautiful suburban
communities with enormous homes and manicured lawns. A
lifestyle that in reality, you couldn't achieve without an enormous staff
and plenty of servants.
People in Stepford are living at the height of stylish luxury and they
make no apologies for their lifestyle. They have it and intend to take
full advantage of it.
There's nothing like a nervous breakdown to make Joanna
(Kidman) and her husband Walter (Broderick) reexamine their
priorities, pack up the family and make a fresh start in the idyllic
suburb and paradise of Stepford, Connecticut.
But something strange is happening in the quaint little town of
Stepford, Joanna is suspicious, and so is Bobbie (Midler) who
recently moved to Stepford with her irascible frat-boyish husband
The wives are all like Claire Wellington (Close) - beautiful, happy,
with high perfect bust and 25-inch or less waistlines, can bake a
cake, paint a house, mow the lawn, play with the kids and still greet
their husband jubilantly at the end of his day.
Disturbed by stunning but subservient woman, (Kidman) grows
increasingly uneasy, but her husband (Broderick) loves the set-up,
until she gets in the way of the Stepford Men's Association.
Michael Moore is stopped by the Secret Service
outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in
Moore has enlisted former New York Gov.
Mario Cuomo to help fight the movie's
R-rating. A PG-13 rating could boost
Fahrenheit's receipts 20%, IFC president
Jonathan Sehring says.
Moore's wife, producer Kathleen Glynn, says
there are no plans to cut scenes from the
movie, including a beheading and gruesome
shots of dead Iraqis.
Shawn and Marlon Wayans Are FBI Agents Who Go
Undercover As High Society Debutantes At A Hamptons Resort Causing
Merriment In Columbia Pictures "WHITE CHICKS" Opens June 23rd
By: Gatsby Melodi'
Much of the humor comes from Kidman's character, "I was ready to
do something fun. I loved the idea of teaming up with Glenn and
Bette", says Kidman, who portrays Joanna Eberhart. "I also love the
way Paul Rudnick mixes politics and pop culture. Frank Oz is so
adept with this sort of material, I knew he could guide me into new
"I suppose Chris Walken's character and mine could be construed
as the king and queen of Stepford," laughs Glenn Close. "When I
first thought about doing this movie, I thought it would be great fun
working with a great ensemble of actors," remembers Close. " Now
I think the film resonates far more than I first imagined because it's
about materialism rampant consumption and appearances - all
things our society is obsessed with today."
"I really love the ballroom scene. It made such an impression on
me, the color and the swirling dresses, the music and the beautiful
people. I hadn't seen beautiful waltzing in a film for forty years", adds
For Kidman, the costume designs were pure genius, "We were very
lucky to have Ann Roth on this film because she's very bold in her
vision", says Kidman. "She takes her designs right to the edge, and
as far as I'm concerned, I'd do every film with her."
The Stepford homes were key to defining the idyllic community and
various locations in Connecticut were used. A super-sized home in
Darien became the interior for Herb and Sarah Sunderson's home
(Matt Malloy and Faith Hill); while the multi-million dollar home in the
exclusive community of New Canaan served as Joanna and
Walker's (Kidman and Broderick) Stepford abode. In the original
1975 film, The Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum in Norwalk,
Connecticut, housed the Stepford's Men's Organization, it became
the center of all Stepford wives activity, and is the only former
location site revisited by the current production.
"Rover" the robot terrier-like dog based on a design by Jackson De
Govia, became important in the plot in that he becomes Joanna's
ally, alerting her to the fact that plans are in the works for her to
become a robot.
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present A Scott
Rudin/De Line Pictures Production, A Frank Oz film directed by Frank
Oz, screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based upon the book by Ira Levin,
costume designer is Ann Roth.Rateed PG-13.
L to R: Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans in "White
Chicks", presented by Revolution Studios, A Wayans
Bros. Production, a Columbia Pictures release.
L to R: Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans in "White
Chicks", presented by Revolution Studios, A Wayans
Bros. Production, a Columbia Pictures release.
The Wayans brothers are funny hah hah in
"White Chicks", and always have been
hilarious. There is considerable controversy
about the film. Many think it is black face
reversed, but it really is not.
A plot to kidnap spoiled socialite sisters
Brittany and Tiffany Wilson (Maitland Ward
and Anne Dudek) at an exclusive Hamptons
resort is uncovered by the FBI.
Marcus (Marlon) and Kevin (Shawn)
Copeland are FBI agents given the
responsibility to escort the Gucci-clad, Louis
Vuitton luggage carrying spoiled brats safely
from the airport to their hotel in the
A minor traffic accident causes the Wilson
sisters to be scared, and the heiresses
refuse to show their less than perfect faces
at the important society weekend
The Wayans brothers decide to attend the
function as the Wilson sisters cloned, with
the real Wilson girls safely ensconced in
their luxury New York hotel.
Life is all about being the "it" girl, the coolest,
the most high fashion. This lifestyle is
completely motivated by what other people
think, and as a result they're always trin gto
get more and more and more.
While the film plays with the world it inhabits,
with all the comcial situations by the Wayans,
it is also a running commentary o
ndysfunctional behavior. The Hamptons
becomes the perfect canvass for a comedy
that also explores the themes of perfection vs
insecurity, love vs belonging.
While there are many funny scenes in the
film, Marlon Wayans is wonderfully
outrageous when a star athlete pays $50,000
at an auction for a night on the town with him
as a White Chick. Being male, Marlon doesn't
want the athlete making advances and does
whatever it takes to discourage the athlete's
advances, which includes flatulence
The slumber party where one of the female
friends gets her haired corn-rolled will kill ya
The runway modeling and the powder puff
"Hit Me" are just a few thinks to look out for in
this zany comedy.
Keenen Ivory Wayans is Director/Screenplay writer.
The film was directed by Keenen Ivory
Wayans. The screenplay is by Keenen, Shawn
and Marlon Wayans, Andy McElfresh., Michael
Anthony Snowden and Xavier Cook from a
story by Keenen, Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
"White Chicks" is rated PG-13.
"It's a spoof comedy, not a masterpiece" says
"SOUL PLANE" star KEVIN HART About Film
Opening In Theaters Friday, May 28th From MGM
By: Gatsby Melodi'
"SOUL PLANE" Continued:
The Soul Plane has First Class and Low Class. While in First Class passengers are lavished
with champagne and caviar, low class passengers are given a box of Popeye chicken, told to
take a leg and wing and pass the box back. A co-pilot named Leslie Gayman; a Godfrey
Cambridge look-alike flight attendant; Caucasian passengers with the family surname of
Honkey, nymphomaniacs anxious to have sex throughout the plane, a weed smoking
mushroom eating pilot who ultimately passes out, a rambunctious flight attendant who recalls
how to fly a plane based on sexual positions she was in with a former pilot boyfriend, are but a
few of the ridiculous spoofs contained within the film, hoping will entertain moviegoers.
"I know there are already alot of bootlegged copies of 'Soul Plane',
out there but the real 'Soul Plane' opens tomorrow in theaters. Go
check out this urban film, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday",
KEVIN HART told me in a phone interview with the star from his
home in Los Angeles.
Why just fly when you can soar with soul? After a
humiliating experience on an airplane, Nashawn
Wade sues the airline and is awarded a huge
settlement. Determined to make good with the
money, he creates the full-service airline of his
dreams, complete with sexy stewardesses,
funky music, and a hot onboard dance club.
Departing from all-new Terminal X in Los
Angeles, "Soul Plane" gives fly a whole new
meaning, taking its passengers on a maiden
voyage full of comedy.
HART) and flight
"There is no message with this movie", Hart told
me, "It is a spoof comedy poking fun at race,
religion and a whole lotta other issues. It is not a
masterpiece. It is intended to be enjoyed by the
18-30 urban crowd, and I know my people won't
let me down", said the 24-year-old stand-up
comic who also executive produces, writes and
stars in "The Big House", a ABC mid-season
comedy based on his family in Philadelphia.
GABRIELLE UNION Talks About Her ROMANTIC COMEDY
ACTION "Breakin' All the Rules" In Theaters May 14th
By: Gatsby Melodi'
GABRIELLE UNION "Breakin' All the Rules" (Continued)
around the table and shook the hands of each reporter individually, before beginning
questions. Humm not a bad beginning, I thought to myself.
Since Gabrielle seemed fun-loving, I immediately interjected what Jamie had stated on
THE VIEW. Gabrielle enthusiastically responded, "He's here?"
I told her that we'd seen him on television being interviewed on THE VIEW, and she came
back with "Yes we are friends, and no we didn't really kiss in the movie, but we did have a
lot of fun."
Gabrielle is very sexy to look at and listen to . Each word spoken from her mouth is
vigorously delivered with style and grace. She has that Gail Fisher, Barbara Stanwick,
Susan Hayward, Suzanne Pleshette immediately recognizable star quality deliverance that
turns performances in to award winning actresses. Her voice has lots of bounce to it, and
she is high energy, constantly smiling as she looks directly into the eyes of every individual
when answering questions or volunteering freestyle information.
I think you have a wonderful voice, I told Gabrielle. Did you pattern your speech after
someone particularly, I asked,. "It's my own personality, but I was influenced by a lot of
people", responded Gabrielle. "I have my Aunt Joanne's rhythm, quality like my dad, but I
patterned myself after my mom."
Gabrielle is a great interviewee, in that she doesn't just answer questions, but she paints
a picture and interjects humor for emphasis, and a lot like the character she plays (Nicky
Callas) in "Breakin' All the Rules".
Jamie Foxx co-stars in "Breakin' All the Rules", a comedy about a man who after being
dumped by his fiancée, pens a "how to" book on breaking up and it becomes a
best-seller, making him an authority, and opening the doors for lots of fun moments.
Since Jamie is known as a comedienne, I asked Gabrielle if while filming there were
crack-ups on the set which had to be filmed again. :Not really", she responded, "Jamie
and I would pretty much stick to the script. But sometimes we would laugh, but that would
happen because we'd associate the lines with one of our friends, but it was an inside
joke, people on the set never knew why we were laughing and kidding."
The role of Nicky seems tailor-made for Gabrielle Union, she's gorgeous, funny and witty.
What follows is a hilarious comedy of errors that gives way to a riotous climax involving
some very interesting love triangles. In this fast and furious screwball comedy, no one is
who he or she seems. By the end everyone finds themselves forced to learn how to
maintain relationships. The Screen Gems film is directed by Daniel Taplitz, produced by
Lisa Tornell with Paddy Cullen as executive producer.
Gabrielle Union and Jamie Fox in
"Breakin' All the Rules"
As funnyman JAMIE FOXX was being interviewed on ABC-TV's "THE
VIEW", discussing his forthcoming film release "Breakin' All the
Rules", we sat watching the telecast in an enchanting suite at the
Regency Hotel, on Park Avenue, gorging on various wonderfully
delicious fresh fruits and scarfing down designer bottled-water,
awaiting our time to interview with his co-star, deep-dimpled
voluptuous actor Gabrielle Union.
Joy from "THE VIEW" questioned Jamie what it was like to kiss
GABRIELLE UNION in the film, "Breakin' All The Rules",and he
responded saying that he and Gabrielle were close friends in real life,
and while it was fun, they really didn't kiss in the film, at all.
Armed with this information, I couldn't wait for the press conference to
begin so I could ask Gabrielle what it was like to kiss Jamie Foxx in the
About dozen of us reporters had been invited to the hotel by Bazan
Entertainment, for a press conference - round table interview with
GABRIELLE UNION, who plays (Nicky Callas) the sexy love interest for
the imperturbably handsome actor Morris Chestnut's character (Evan
Fields) in the latest Screen Gems comedy film "Breakin' All The Rules",
opening nationwide May 14th, starring Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union,
Morris Chestnut, and a phenomenal musical performance by Heather
Headley (as herself).
While Gabrielle was entering the room, I heard one of the reporters say
"WOW! She really is beautiful". But what was much, much, much more
apparent than outward beauty, was the overtly display of
wonderfulness inside the refined, elegant, sophisticated, resplendent
and warmly lit persona of Gabrielle, who assiduously walked
THE PARKERS Mo'Nique is seen in
many of the scenes, but be not
deceived, this is not a
family-oriented entertainment film;
but instead is very much
underground with lots of profanity,
MGM Pictures presents "Soul Plane" starring Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, K.D.
Aubert, Godfrey, Brian Hooks, D.L. Hughley, Arielle Kebbell, Mo'Nique, Ryan Pinkston, Missi
Plye, Sommore, Sofia Vergara, Gary Anthony Williams, John Witherspoon and Snoop Dogg. In
addition to the cast the film also boasts numerous cameos including NBA star Karl Malone,
rappers Lil John and The Ying Yang Twins, Big Boy, MTV Veejay La La, and music video
director Chris Robinson. "Soul Plane" was directed by Jessy Terrero from a screenplay by Bo
Zenga & Chuck Wilson.