ISLA FISHER hopes to become big star, JAMES EARL JONES classy move, KEVIN JAMES king of the Box-Office, Mickey Rourke to get into the ring for real and The Poseidon Adventure returns to the big screen for one night only
Isla Fisher– It will be interesting to see what “Confessions of a Shopaholic” will do for her career. The film, which hits theaters February 13, is her first starring role where she carries the film all by herself. I think she is a real talent and has shown the ability to join the A-list actress club in Hollywood. While many know her for her supporting role in “The Wedding Crashers”, I thought her work in the 2008 romantic comedy “Definitely, Maybe” showed she has what it takes to be a major player in the business. If this film hits, the sky is the limit for her. I’m certainly a fan!
James Earl Jones– Perhaps the best moment of TNT’s Sunday Nights SAG awards came when James Earl Jones was presented with the Lifetime achievement honor. His closing remark “I’d like to raise a salute: Paul Newman somebody down here likes you” was a cool gesture. This man is a real class act! It’s amazing that he didn’t speak for six years prior to being 17 years old. That voice will live in infamy.
Kevin James- The success of the comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” should give its star, Kevin James, some serious clout in the business… Hollywood has a way of rewarding box-office success. This comedy is well on its way to grossing $100,000,000 in ticket-sales. As of this weekend it pulled in $64,923,000 in just ten days of release.
Mickey Rourke- I don’t know what to make of Rourke’s red carpet announcement Sunday night at the SAG awards that he will be participating in Wrestlemania 25 in Houston on April 5. An appearance at the show could be a solid publicity move for his film “The Wrestler”, although if he gets in the ring and actually fights he could be perceived once again as a loose cannon. It will be interesting to see exactly what his involvement will be at the annual event. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the first Wrestlemania, an event I attended at Madison Square Garden in NYC. “The Wrestler” is currently playing on 566 screens and has grossed $9,557,610 at the box-office.
Finally, I had a blast Saturday Night when I traveled to NYC in 15 degree weather to see The Poseidon Adventure on the big screen at the weekly Classic film series at Chelsea Cinemas. The audience was composed of around 120 die hard fans that enjoyed every minute of it. The biggest applause came when Shelly Winter’s Belle Rosen character jumps head first into the water to save Gene Hackman’s Rev. Scott. It really was a fun experience that will be lodged in my memory bank forever.
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