What has contributed to Robert Pattinson's film success? It's got to be the hair.
In an interview with MTV, the Twilight star gamely discusses the evolution of his scene-stealing locks, ranging from the so-called "Wavy Forest" and "The Cullen Pouf" to the "Windswept What the F---" and "Controlled Chaos." He admits that he's partial to the "forest thing" and even recalls walking the red carpet for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007.
Family Guy Digital Copy courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment
A few months ago we took a hands-on look at Digital Copy with Family Guy - Blue Harvest. The show's Star Wars parody came to DVD with an extra disc containing a digital file version of the feature which easily copied to a Video iPod, a PC, or a PC-file compatible device (like an Archos media player). It's a handy way to get a "portable" copy of the DVD you've bought, so you don't have to buy it all over again via download to the hard drive of your laptop or a portable video device. But what else is on the way for Digital Copy?· Fox has the biggest support for on-disc Digital Copy so far, but Family Guy was actually their second. Last November's 2-DVD version of Live Free or Die Hard was first. The Blu-ray version didn't have it, though, and it didn't support iPod copies yet either (leaving iPod users AND Macintosh users out in the cold). But this would quickly and easily transfer a nice-looking copy of the film's unrated cut to a PC or compatible device.· Fox then expa...
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Will Harry Potter stroll the Great White Way wearing little more than his eyebrows? Daniel Radcliffe says that Peter Shaffer's Equus, the stage play that unveiled itself and the lad's Brit bits to London earlier this year could hit Broadway in late 2008. "It will be amazing, but I will be terrified," admits the actor. "[Potter stepdad/Tony winner] Richard Griffiths said the most stupid thing you can do is underestimate the New York audience" and/or the zoom lens on their fancy cell-phone cameras.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Global box office tallies for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix have now reached the $700-million mark. Why, one more matinee, and the flick'll have earned almost as much as I have for filling in for Mitovich all week. Jennifer Garner is in talks to join Kevin Kline on Broadway this fall in a revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. Hey, she can't possibly tank worse than Julia Roberts did. Olive Oyl's man yis what he yis, and we love 'im for it. So Warner Home Video and King Features Syndicate have put out a four-DVD collection called Popeye the Sailor, 1933-1938, Vol. 1. Suddenly, I have a hankering for a can of spinach. And a can of whupass, too.
The Simpsons Movie courtesy 20th Century Fox
Cowabunga, dude! The Simpsons Movie didn't just open big, it opened Homer's-belly big! With a haul of $71.9 million, it was not only the No. 1 flick of the week, it was also the fifth biggest debut of the year. Rounding out the top five are I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, with a $19.1 million take; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, adding $17.1 million to its kitty; Hairspray, catching another $15.6 million in its Miss Baltimore Crab nets; and the new Catherine Zeta-Jones romcom No Reservations, with a paltry $11.8 million. Of course, even Zeets' numbers looked pretty sweet compared to those of our beleaguered LiLo: Her new (last?) pic, I Know Who Killed Me, generated only $3.4 million in ticket sales. See ya soon in The Surreal Life house, honey.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book cover courtesy Scolastic, Inc.
Memo to the Old Gray Lady: You do not mess with a woman well versed in potions and spells. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is Quidditching and screaming over an early, rather spoilery "review" of Deathly Hallows published earlier this week by the New York Times. "I am staggered that some American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews, in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children," the scribe reacted. With but a day to go before the series' finale goes on sale, all Rowling will say is, "Harry's story comes to a definite end." Yet "students" of Hogwarts may not have seen the last of its familiar trappings. "Because the world is so big, there would be room to do other stuff," Rowling tells the AP. "I am not planning to do that, but I'm not going to say I'm never going to do it."
Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix courtesy Warner Bros.
Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion Ive seen Harry Potter five times now I liked it that much and Im still wowed by Imelda Stauntons portrayal of Umbridge Is there any chance shell get nominated for an Oscar I know the Academy Awards are iffy about nominating actors for roles in sci-fi-fantasy movies which is why I fear shell get no Oscar nomination But do you think shell at least get nominated for a Golden Globe since the Hollywood Foreign Press tend to be a bit more creative with their nominations LisaFlickChick I think the odds that Imelda Staunton will be recognized with an Academy Award nomination for her excellent performance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are slim to none because yes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long-standing bias against horrorsci-fifantasy films At least Staunton was was nominated in 2004 for the title role in Vera Drake although she lost to Hilary Swank for Million
J.K. Rowling by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage.com
In her only television interview after Saturday's highly anticipated release of the seventh and final installment in the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling will sit down with NBC's Meredith Vieira in Edinburgh, Scotland. This exclusive interview marks the first time Rowling will talk about the worldwide reaction to the series' much-anticipated and speculated-about finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Spoiler alert) Voldemort is a sled.The interview will air on Today on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27 (before day camp), and during a one-hour Dateline special airing Sunday, July 29. (Parents, cut some slack on bedtimes.)
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix courtesy Warner Bros.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix topped the weekend box office with a $77.4 million haul, bringing its five-day total to a cool $140 mil. The previous Potter pics enjoyed $88.4 to $102.7 mil opening weekends, but first hit theaters on Friday, so... apples, oranges.Rounding out the top five were Transformers ($36 mil, $223 mil to date), Ratatouille ($18 mil), Live Free or Die Hard ($10.9 mil) and License to Wed ($7.4 mil). Elisha Cuthbert's Captivity, the weekend's only other new wide release, debuted at No. 12 with $1.55 mil (aka Harry Potter's wand budget).
Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix courtesy Warner Bros.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix scored the biggest Wednesday opening of all time, taking in $44.2 million from 4,181 locations. The boy wizard is magically delicious abroad as well, delivering, for example, the second-highest opening day France has ever seen ($5.9 mil). The fifth Potter also marks the best bow for any Warner Bros. pic, besting the $42.5 first-day haul of Matrix 2.In related news, Harry's creator, J.K. Rowling, granted the U.K.'s ITV1 exclusive access to her world as the focus of the first entry in its new A Year in the Life documentary series. The footage of Rowling includes the actual moment she finished penning Deathly Hallows, tossing down her Papermate as she chuckled, "Suck on that, rugrats."