New Film Hollywood 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

    What's the real number of Bollywood film releases per year?
    Indians tell me there are more Bollywood films than Hollywood films released each year. Where is the proof? I have seen movie lists online and Bollywood has much fewer (not even comparing quality).

    • ANSWER:
      more than 100.
      now this year(2011) there are "118" movies, some are released and some are going to release.:)

    Do you have any decorating ideas for a glam and Hollywood theme with purple?
    My bedroom colors are purple but I want to do a glam and Hollywood thing so any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Weird that I just answered another similar question

      Hollywood/Glam with purple would be great. Good items for the look include dressing room lights, mirrors or shiny silver/gold surfaces, upholstered headboards, animal prints, stars, chandeliers, silky fabrics, and posters or wall decals of movie stars. You could also add campy items like fake film rolls, a slate or a hollywood studio-style desk lamp.

      Have included websites with lots of examples of accessories and a few rooms that pull the look together--one of them is purple. Also, if you can't afford to buy a lighted dressing room mirror, you might try draping a string of lights over your mirror. Have added a website that shows some creative ideas of decorating with Xmas lights.

      Good luck and hope this helps!
      Room examples:

      Hollywood glam elements:

      zebra throw:
      zebra rug:
      Xmas light decorating:

    What movies were released in 2011 that had an original story?
    Hollywood has been cranking out remakes and re-imaginings of movies like there's no tomorrow so I have not been to a movie theater in a long, long while. Other than independent films, can you please name some movies with an original story/plot that was not a remake or re-imagining or sequel? I want to watch something a little more current that is original. Movies based on books are o.k. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The top 5 were:
      Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
      The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
      Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
      Margin Call – J.C. Chandor
      A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

    What is the future outlook for fantasy films?
    From The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which ended back in 2003. The Harry Potter series that's ending this summer 2011. The Chronicles of Narnia series practically over, or you can say it won't be same because the original cast won't be in the future films (only cameos). I'm aware of the The Hobbit in it's two-part series in production as we speak.
    What famous fantasy book series do you believe will become the next big movie series? It looks bleak because the greatest ones have already been chosen and gone.

    • ANSWER:
      Thumbed up Kitty there for that answer, Tolkien in the end of the day was just a man. The problem is people look at The Lord of the Rings as the 'benchmark' trilogy, the pioneer of high fantasy/epic fantasy. We're getting a lot of pretenders and copy cats emerging, primarily because the Lord of the Rings films brought to light the scope of the film/books.

      Hollywood in the end will cash in on the 'market trend' they'll look for the next Lord of the Rings, but the finances to back that ultimately might not be there. And to be honest, I think there's too many pretenders who are copying Tolkien who are published at the moment to make the ground breaking new franchise or film, but these copiers could be their books made into films. However, look at Avatar, biggest grossing film of all time, surpasses Titanic, i'd watch James Cameron to be honest, because he's looking to the east (metaphorically) in the japanese markets of manga and anime. He's going to make Battle Angel Atila allegedly, those sort of films, the sci fi punk Japanese visual films could be 'the next big thing.' Because they aren't clearly or distinctly 'fantasy' its more speculative fiction and science fiction, and to be honest fantasy has been bleed to death, speculative fiction and more science fiction could be root to go down to or the future of fantasy films and books too.

    Is the new Batman Movie a product of the liberally biased Hollywood trying to scapegoat Romney?
    Is the new Batman Movie a product of the liberally biased Hollywood trying to scapegoat Romney?

    The villian of the movie is named Bain, which is the same name as Romney's venture capitalist firm. Thank you to the honest Rush Limbaugh for pointing out this obvious fact that the liberal media ignores. Obvious the makers of the movie are part of Obama's propaganda wing and wish to use the liberal media to bash Romney.

    • ANSWER:
      You Republicans are whiny little brats to the extreme, and you're just making yourselves look stupid and ignorant.

      First, it's spelled "Bane". As in "death; destruction; ruin" (dictionary definition).

      Second, Bane has been around since January 1993, when he first appeared in comic books.

      Third, filming of "The Dark Knight Rises" wrapped up November 15th of 2011 (about two months BEFORE the Iowa Caucuses). That means the movie was in production months, if not a year or two before that. Bane was chosen as the Dark Knight villain at least a year before anybody had ever heard of Bain.

      You Republicans are whiny little brats to the extreme, and you're just making yourselves look stupid and ignorant. (Just in case you missed it the first time.)

    I am having a movie/hollywood fancy dress party for my 21st?
    I am planning a movie/hollywood fancy dress party so sort of like the oscars for my 21st. I'm going to have a red carpet, and a quiz on celebrities, and a lifestyl cut out that people can put their heads in for photos. can anyone think of anything else to do or to have as decorations. I want it to be really good! x
    Also i want to give pretend oscars to people like best fancy dressed, most glamorous can anyone thing of any other things to give prizes for?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been thinking about doing the exact same thing for my 21st Party! I LOVE your idea about having the life-size cut-out, why didn't I think of that?!

      My sister suggested for mine that instead of nominating Oscars for other people, you have the people nominate you for things as they come in. They can perhaps write it on the back of a paper-printed Oscar and put it in a box.

      I also found a really cute idea for cupcakes (my mom is a chef, so this is easier for me to make):

      Only play music that comes from movie soundtracks. It's always good to have songs people will recognize, like "All Star" from Shrek.

      Your tickets can be in this format:

      I liked this idea for decorating the tables:

      This is a fun idea for the parking area:

      I want my guests to either dress up as a movie star, or as a character from a film. Personally, I want to go as Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong (This is going to be challenging, because my hair is also red and not blonde!)

      Maybe you can get someone (a brother or friend) to dress up as an usher in a suit and top hat, and welcome people in.

      A red carpet is a must, of course, leading to the door!

      If you can get your hands on a projector, you could maybe have a movie playing (with no sound).

      Hope that helps :) It's all I can think of right now!

    What Film Should Win the Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars?
    I am film major student and am very much into the oscars. This year has been a great year for film but I believe alot of the buzz is going in more of a political way than a talent way. I chose 3 actors and 3 actresses that I believed were the best of 2011 and only 2 (total) were nominated. I am asking people for their personal opinion (not political) of which film should win best picture?

    What do you say?

    My pick goes to Tree of Life.

    • ANSWER:
      I grade from * to **** and here's my rundown of the nominees:

      The Artist **** A black & white and almost entirely silent movie that is one of the most fun of the year.

      The Descendants **** Another first-rate dramedy by the director of Sideways and About Schmidt.

      Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close **½ The kid's good, but the movie has a dumb plot.

      The Help *** One of the fan favorites, a good drama, but not Driving Miss Daisy good.

      Hugo **** Wonderfully imaginative, excellent entertainment, great use of 3D.

      Midnight in Paris ***½ One of Woody Allen's best recent dramedies.

      Moneyball **** A sports movie that works just as well for fans as non-fans. Excellent.

      Tree of Life **** Slow-moving for some, an epic not unlike 2001: A Space Odyssey for the rest of us.

      War Horse **** Excellent Spielberg epic that pays homage to film techniques of the past.

      I think Extremely Loud is the only movie that doesn't really belong there. I would have liked to see Bridesmaids or Take Shelter or Drive in its place.

      The Artist will win Best Picture and probably take Supporting Actress and two other categories as well. It's a fun movie for anyone and it celebrates Hollywood. That's a double-whammy right there, so it's going to win the big prize although watch out for either Scorsese or Malick to win Best Director.

      I think Jean DuJardin may win Best Actor; Christopher Plummer for Supporting Actor.

      Meryl Streep looks like she'll win her 3rd in the Actress category.

      A Separation will win for Foreign Film, and it will deserve it. The Iranian film is one of the best of the late 2011 entries.

    What should i do to become a producer?
    Im currently in high school and stated looking at film/video production as a major.Do they let teens volunteer at film festivals? What should I do now to become successful in that career?

    • ANSWER:
      To be competitive in the real world, you need to attend a college with a producer program like USC. Of course, once you are admitted into USC already (18% acceptance rate, 4.0 unweighted GPA or very close, 2100+ SAT to be competitive), the acceptance rate to their film programs are less than 5%. (But even if you can't get into a film program, you can take most of the classes, USC is really great that way compared to some other colleges.) It's similar at other respected programs. Also, many producers are non-practicing attorneys. Often they started at big law firms, worked in contracts or other industry related areas, and then ended up producing. There are various types of producers (some are just in name only), find out what type of producing you are interested in and find out the best college and career path.

      There are so many film festivals, at least in my area, there should be one that will accept a student volunteer. What you will likely be doing is ushering and things like that, nothing in producing the event, but you may get a chance to see what is going on. Do you have a film club at your school? If not, start one. My son's LA area school didn't have one until he and his friends started one, even though we have lots of very prominent Hollywood families at the school. They also started a school film festival and arts show, showing films from students, many in film club, and having them judged by local people in the film industry. That's a place for you to start. (Films should be 5 or 10 minutes or less! Or else the festival gets too long.) This year he's going to do a school dance to raise money for new cameras for the club.

      Here is info on film careers from a NY Times article, For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture:

      Hollywood Reporter Top 25 Film Schools:

      If you're not filming, writing, editing, etc almost every day, you have to think if you're really passionate enough to compete with those who are. It's a really tough industry, with lots of ambitious people.

      Good luck!

    What Kristen Wiig film do you like most?
    I like her in Paul and Bridesmaids. I think 2011 is a great year for Kristen because she has starred in two wonderful and successful films this year. Her past films were like more of some supporting roles right?

    • ANSWER:
      I like her in "Whip It" and "Macgruber". Those two films were really hilarious and she was funny there too. I think she is one of the funniest women in Hollywood today. I have seen Bridesmaids and I must say, she was fantastic in her first ever starring role. i like her because she is funny even though she does not try to become one. her sense of timing in giving out punchlines is perfect. I haven't seen Paul yet but I heard positive feedback about the film so I ought to check out that one!

    Can a muslim woman become a professional actress with a hijab?
    A girl in my acting class wants to become an actress but she is muslim and has a hijab and said she isn't going to take it off for films or stage productions or do any sensual or suggestive for films or plays. I told her that it's pretty much impossible to find a job if she's going to do that but she vows that she will get jobs and auditions. Is it possible or is she just wasting her time.

    • ANSWER:
      She is quite right. actually there are hundreds of Hijabi actresses.
      But still it depends where she would like to work and with which directors. if she is thinking about Hollywood ,Bollywood,.. then there isn't much hope.

      an example is here:
      Leila Hatami:
      Best Actress (tied) for Deserted Station, from 25th Montreal Film Festival, 2002
      Best Actress for Nader and Simin, a separation, from Berlin Film Festival (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi), 2011
      Best Actress for The Last Step, from Karlovy Vary IFF film festival, 2012

      and the Movie "A separation" won the Oscar,too

      It just was an small example. so you see everything is possible. and Your friend is very respectful for persist on what she like.

    Searching for a movie or novel set in the Hollywood Era for California History Class?
    I have a history project where I have to watch or read a book that has something to do with California History and then take it out of context and research the historical background.

    I specifically want to do the Hollywood Era just because of my own interest but if you have any other suggestions that don't have to do with the Hollywood Era I'm totally open to them. I just want to pass this class!

    • ANSWER:
      Watch "The Artist", which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2011.

      It is set in Hollywood during the transition from silent movies to talkies, and the effect that change has on one actor in particular. The movie was shot in Hollywood, with a lot of authentic locations.

      Here are some links to pages about that period in Hollywood history, that you can use as research after you watch the film:

    Has Christine Nguyen ever been in a Pornographic Hardcore Sex Scene?
    Just curious cuz I've noticed in some of her scenes, it looks like if its real but filmed as softcore. Such as the one with her and the doctor, and the one with her and the office guy. Very Realistic scenes. Plus the one with nicole sheridan where it looks like if shes actually fingering her. Like I said is there really hardcore scenes of her, or is she that good of a softcore pornographic actress?

    • ANSWER:
      Christine: The biggest misconception about my work is that people tend to refer to me as a porn star. I have many friends who are porn stars and they are wonderful, creative and good people; however, what I do for work and what they do for work is not one and the same. Their specialty is having sex on film and making it look good, my specialty is acting out a love scene on film and making it look good and believable (being the key word). This mis-perception does bother me and that is why when people call me a porn star, I always take the time to explain to them the difference.

      Matchflick: What is your favorite (non-adult) movie?
      Christine: Auntie Mame

      Matchflick: What's your Dream Movie and/or Dream Role?
      Christine: My dream role would be a comedic character on a television series.

      Matchflick: What do you do when you're not on camera?
      Christine: I love to travel, cook and hang out with friends and go to concerts or professional sporting events.

      Matchflick: Would you ever want to cross over (do more movies that don't showcase sex)?
      Christine: I already have.

      Matchflick: You're not going to be athletic forever. What do you see for yourself after you can no longer perform?
      Christine: I don't think I will ever not be able to perform. That is the beauty of acting as opposed to modeling. There is always a character to play at any period in your life, you just have to know how to reinvent yourself.

      Matchflick: Tell me something no one knows about you
      Christine: I can be a total hermit.

      Matchflick: What are your upcoming projects?
      Christine: HANGOVER 2 will premiere on Memorial Day 2011, HOLLYWOOD SEX WARS will premiere summer 2011 and LITTLE WITCHES should be showing on cable sometime soon.

      Matchflick: I like to hand my interviewees a microphone. The world is listening. What do you want to say to it?
      Christine: Never be ashamed of what you do. Do it and own it. Do what you like and if you don't like what you're doing, move on. Thank you to all of my loyal fans for all the kind words and support. I hope to continue to put smiles on your faces as you have on mine. Love to you all!

      Catch Christine Nguyen in HOLLYWOOD SEX WARS, the upcoming HANGOVER II starting Memorial Day Weekend, and of course, Late Night Cable!

    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 is about what?
    What is the difference between the earlier version and this new version coming in Decemeber? I saw the whole trilogy on dvd (Dragon Tattoo, Hornet's Nest, Played With Fire.) What is with this new film? Why should I watch anymore after I have already seen the trilogy? I am so confused as to what is going on please help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      The trilogy you saw was probably the swedish films of 2009. The newest is just hollywood's version, adaptation of the book. I read the books but have not seen any of the films. I have heard the swedish version was good. I'll look for them, and probably see the new as well. Loved the books!

    What should I do for a 14 year old b-day party?
    I am 13 I will turn 14 June 23rd of 2011. I want to know even though it will be awhile. I have already done it at home and at a horse riding place. Also I have done it at chuckecheeses and itz. So where should I go?
    I am a girl

    • ANSWER:
      Haha wow, you must be verrry organized to plan almost a year in advance 😉
      I would suggest a hollywood theme party, here are some ideas:

      Decorations could include:
      Director's chair
      Director's clapboard
      Fake Oscar awards
      Reels of film
      Red carpet
      Guests could come dressed as their favorite actor/actress
      Serve popcorn and peanuts
      My thoughts: Teenagers love to play dress-up. This is a fun party to act like movie stars and pretend to be their favorite actors and actresses. You can combine karoake with it and call it an Academy Award Party.

      Good luck, and happy birthday in advance :)

    How much do actors that work in independent films get paid?
    Especially those that are well known. Do they also have more independence
    from the movie studios? Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Actors in independent films often get paid little to nothing. There have been occasions in which actors will do an independent film because they loved the script and would love to participate in the project, knowing that they will not get paid for their participation. Those are true artists and filmmakers right there. But the paycheck is often determined by the volumes in which the film reaches. Some independent films don't receive any studio support so they become straight-to-DVD releases without any theatrical attention. Those films often go unnoticed by the world and they end up bringing in very little revenue. However, there have been instances in which independent films have gotten a lot of attention because they gained studio support, allowing for a theatrical distribution in select cities. That's the purpose of the film festivals such as Sundance. Distributers send people to these large film festivals to view these low-budget films and later bid on the ones that they believe have the most potential for their studio (Example: The Weinstein Company bought the distributing rights to the film "Our Idiot Brother" at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and they paid for the advertising and rake the profits from the theatrical release that is then split amongst all the parties involved in the project). Hollywood needs to go back to investing in independent films, as opposed to these 3D re-releases, sequals with poor storylines, and remakes of old films that shouldn't be touched let alone remade.

    2011 independent film about biblical sightings and building a toranado shelter?
    saw this movie on an independant trailer film, about a man who starts to build his old tornado bunker into a survival shelter because he has sights of biblical events, the actor in the movie is famous...dont remember his name but he has a solid and angry look/personality he has been featured in big hollywood movies as well..dont remember his name though,,,anyone know this movie?

    • ANSWER:
      Take Shelter

    What are the best cheech and chong movies?
    I downloaded ALL of their movies and so far have seen : Up in Smoke, The Next Movie, Born in LA, and The one they go to Amsterdam (Still smoking?). I loved up in smoke, the next movie was good and the other two i didn't like. What other good ones are there? I have : get out of my room, far out man, corsican brothers, it came from hollywood, nice dreams, things are tough all over and yellow beard. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The first one is the best, it was a gate opener. they are all nice but none like Up in Smoke (1978)
      here is a list of all their movies chronological :
      Up in Smoke (1978)
      Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
      Nice Dreams (1981)
      It Came from Hollywood (compilation, 1982)
      Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
      Still Smokin' (1983)
      Yellowbeard (1983)
      Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
      Get Out of My Room (1985)
      After Hours (1985)
      Born in East L.A. (1987)
      Far Out Man (1990)
      Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This (Documentary film about their 2008–09 reunion tour) (2010)
      Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
      Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (Currently in Production)
      New Film (TBA)

    How come Daffy Duck doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
    He was Warner Bros.' first established cartoon star, and is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world. He appearred in over 100 cartoons. He helped support the War effort and appearred in a number of cartoons with deep historical significance. He is as popular if not second to Bugs Bunny. How come?

    • ANSWER:
      Each year, an average of 200 nominations are submitted to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Selection Committee. Anyone, including fans, can nominate anyone active in the field of entertainment, as long as the nominee or his or her management is in agreement with the nomination. (A letter of agreement from the nominated celebrity or representative must accompany the application.) Nominees must have a minimum of five years' experience in the category for which they are nominated and a history of "charitable contributions." Posthumous nominees must have been deceased at least five years. At a meeting each June, the committee selects approximately 20 celebrities to receive stars on the Walk of Fame during the following year. One posthumous award is given each year as well. The nominations of those not selected are "rolled over" to the following year for reconsideration; those not selected two years in a row are dropped, and must be renominated to receive further consideration. Living recipients must agree to personally attend a presentation ceremony within five years of selection. A relative of deceased recipients must attend posthumous presentations. Presentation ceremonies are open to the public.
      A fee (currently USD ,000), payable at time of selection, is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization, which may be a fan club, or a film studio, record company, broadcaster, or other sponsor involved with the honoree's current or ongoing project. The Starz cable network, for example, paid for Dennis Hopper's star as part of the promotion for its series Crash. It was unveiled in March 2010, shortly before Hopper's death.
      Traditionally, the identities of selection committee members, other than its chairman, have not been made public in order to minimize conflicts of interest and to discourage lobbying by celebrities and their representatives (a significant problem during the original selections in the late 1950s). However, in 1999, in response to intensifying charges of "back room politics" in the selection process, the Chamber disclosed the members' names: They were Johnny Grant, the longtime chair and representative of the television category; Earl Lestz, president of Paramount Studio Group (motion pictures); Stan Spero, retired manager with broadcast stations KMPC and KABC (radio); Kate Nelson, owner of the Palace Theatre (live performance); and Mary Lou Dudas, vice president of A&M Records (recording industry). Subsequently, however, the Chamber has revealed only that Lestz (who received his own star in 2004) became chairman after Grant died in 2008. Their current official position is that "each of the five categories is represented by someone with expertise in that field."

      As of June 2010, Lestz had apparently been replaced as chairman by John Pavlik, former Director of Communications for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. While no public announcement was made to that effect, he was identified as chairman in the Chamber's press release announcing the 2011 star recipients

    What's the Cost of Attendance for the Los Angeles Film School?
    I want to go there, but the only information I get is purely tuition.
    What's the total CoA for the whole 18 month program?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, the COA (not including tuition and fees) for LA colleges is almost 00 a month, including about 0 for books, but the transportation figures are too low for a car. Not sure what your book/supply costs would be. You would add about 5 (x 18 months) for the required computer. Most students need at least 00 more over the starving student COA each 9 months, so consider about 5 a month more. And that's living really really frugally, the rental costs are usually not realistic, and you'll need to pay more.

      A studio apartment in LA starts on the low end at 0, but more like 0 to 00 in Hollywood. (If you're not familiar with Hollywood, well it's rather scuzzy and has high crime. If you're used to dealing with that, you'll do ok if you're careful, if you're not used to it, could be a big shock.) Anything lower is usually scary or a scam. (Section 8 vouchers, welfare housing help for the poorest, are for about 0 for a studio. So if this is what landlords in the poorest, least desirable areas of LA charge, of course nicer, safer, areas will be more expensive.) Roommates won't lower your expenses much as landlords prefer one adult per bedroom, and they usually aren't worth the hassles, and liability of owing all the rent if they take off.

      Have you looked at Cal State LA, or community colleges like Pasadena City College, LACC, LAVC, etc? They have good solid film programs, and are reasonably priced. Or college programs in your area? There are lots of good college film programs all over the US. For-profit tech schools aren't respected in the industry no matter what they state. It's hard enough getting an assistant (just assistant, not asst director) job after graduating from USC's, UCLA's, or NYU's film school. The non-college programs are good for those that are already successful in the film industry, want to learn a new skillset, and have the ,000+ in their checking account.

      NY Times article on the realities of film school:

      Good luck!

    How did Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez get their parts on the tv shows?
    How did Ariana and Selena get their part on Victorious and Wizards Of Waverly Place! I'm a big fan of Ariana but i dont know how she got the part, i know she was in broadway musicals before....
    •Did that help?
    •were they open auditions?
    •did they have agents/managers?

    • ANSWER:
      Selena Gomez's story to fame: { In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a USA-wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a another role – on Hannah Montana from seasons two to three. Gomez previously taped two different pilots that were spin-offs to two previous Disney series. The first one, "What's Stevie Thinking?", was the spin-off to Lizzie McGuire. Gomez played Stevie Sanchez, Miranda Sanchez's little sister. The other show was titled "Arwin!", the spin-off to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played Alexa. Neither series was picked up.
      In early 2007, Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo. The show premiered to an audience of 5.9 million, becoming a hit. Many news outlets began dubbing Gomez the next 'Miley Cyrus' causing some controversy and a reported 'feud'. Gomez clarified that there was no feud and that she was flattered by the comparison, saying: "It's a little overwhelming, but I think really, it's a compliment. She's obviously extremely successful, and I think she's a wonderful performer ... So being compared to her, I was very, very flattered." Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single ("Magic") from the album was released. In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil"—which included a music video—for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008, before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured, with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!". The same year Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multi-talented teen". }

      Ariana Grande's story to fame: { In her early years, she has been a soloist with various symphonies including South Florida’s Philharmonic, Pops and Symphonia Orchestras, and has had repeated appearances singing at NYC’s own Birdland. Ariana performed the National Anthem for the first live Fox Sports broadcast of the Anthem for the Florida Panther’s hockey league at age eight, her first National TV performance.
      In 2010, she created the original role of Miriam in the reading of the new musical, Cuba Libre, written and produced by Desmond Child.
      Grande played the character Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television show Victorious, which premiered in March 2010. Grande was also featured in Dream Magazine as the cover girl for the August 2011 issue. In 2011, Ariana voiced an animated fairy, Princess Diaspro, on the Nickelodeon series, Winx Club. Grande also made appearances as a panelist on Figure It Out. Grande starred as Snow White along with Charlene Tilton and Neil Patrick Harris in the Pasadena Playhouse's production of A Snow White Christmas from December 13–23, 2012. In 2012, Grande sang a duet with MIKA on the single version of his track Popular Song. }


    Is there anywhere at all to find screencaps of sarah silverman in take this waltz?
    I've been looking for awhile and I can't find any....
    I mean as in her nude scene, does anyone know a good link?

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    How has Charlie Chaplin impacted the Silent Era?
    How did he influence the Silent Era?

    What is the significant of "The Tramp" character and how did it impact silent movies?

    Thank you for taking the time in answering!

    Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Charles Chaplin's impact in the Silent Era was tremendous.

      "Chaplin's "tramp" character is possibly the most imitated on all levels of entertainment. Chaplin once entered a "Chaplin look-alike" competition and did not make the final round. The influence of his 'Tramp' character could be seen on other artists and media providers. Beginning early on there were many tributes, and parodies made. E. C. Segar's 1916 comic strip "Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Capers" is an early example. Segar's 'Chaplin' comics would later be collected in 1917 into five books, precursors of the later comic book format. Two different animated cartoon series also starred 'Charlie' a tramp character, the first a series of nine shorts from 1916 by Movca Film Service. And later ten films by the Pat Sullivan Studio from 1918–1919, which would later use the 'Charlie/Charley' gestures to create Felix the Cat, the character made one later appearance in one of Felix's 1923 cartoons "Felix in Hollywood".

      * From 1917 to 1918, silent film actor Billy West made more than 20 films as a comedian precisely imitating Chaplin's tramp character, makeup and costume.
      * The third of composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's 1929–30 composition Wachsfigurenkabinett: Fünf kleine Opern (Waxworks: Five Little Operas) is entitled 'Chaplin-Ford-Trot', and features the character of Charlie Chaplin (in a speaking rather than operatic role).
      * Kamal Haasan moulded his character "Chaplin Chellappa" on Chaplin in the Tamil film Punnagai Mannan
      * In 1985, Chaplin was honoured with his image on a postage stamp of the United Kingdom, and in 1994 he appeared on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.
      * John Woo directed a parody film of Chaplin's "The Kid" called Hua ji shi dai (1981), also known as "Laughing Times."
      * A minor planet, 3623 Chaplin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina in 1981, is named after Chaplin.
      * In 1992, a film was made about Chaplin's life entitled Chaplin, directed by Oscar-winner Richard Attenborough, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., in an Oscar-nominated performance, and Geraldine Chaplin playing the part of Charlie Chaplin's mother, her own grandmother.
      * In 2001, British comedian Eddie Izzard played Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich's film, The Cat's Meow, which speculated about the still-unsolved death of producer Thomas H. Ince during a yachting party thrown by William Randolph Hearst, of which Chaplin was a guest.
      * On 15 April 2011, a day before his 122nd birthday anniversary, Google celebrated this with a special Google Doodle video on its global and other country-wide homepages."

      Good luck to you and have a pleasant day.

    How do i get a part in breaking dawn?
    Hi i am a fourteen year old girl, i love acting, i have had a lot of experience acting. Does anyone know how i could get a part? Also can i audition seems as i live in the UK?

    • ANSWER:
      Chances of getting a part in a particular film ... unless you are already an established actor in Hollywood are non-existent.

      That is the reality of show business.

      Most of the actors in the Twilight films are over 18-years-old, too; portraying teenagers. It's easier to hire adults to play younger people due to child labor laws.

      If they are making a third film . . . it is probably already cast, with the same actors as the first two and in Pre-Production. They will not hire fans to be in the film. Sorry. They want you all to buy tickets and watch the film, once it is made.

      Now, if you really want to be an actor (male or female), there is your education in all subjects and lots of theatre, etc. you must do, for years, to get prepared for the very competitive and difficult thing called "show business". And remember the operative word is BUSINESS.

      It's a business, and because of that, my dear. Your chance of being considered for one film, already preparing for release in 2011, is not going to happen. Particularly, since you will not even be an adult yet.

      Show business is difficult, at best. And very, very few make a living at it or even end up in big motion pictures.

    Does enrolling in media arts in colleges teach you filmmaking?
    i want to be a filmmaker (writing screenplays and directing and some acting). i was considering trying media arts in the art institute of chicago. does media arts teach you that?

    • ANSWER:
      One question for you: "What type of filmmaker do you wanna be?"

      You don't have to answer it to us, but you have to answer it to yourself.

      If you wanna make YouTube videos, then you don't need any formal education whatsoever. A cellphone will suffice. You don't even need common sense or skills.

      However, if you see yourself directing major motion pictures, then most likely sooner or later you will have to move to Hollywood. If this is your lifelong dream, I would encourage moving as soon as possible. Not only does Hollywood have the best film schools, but it also has the greatest opportunities. Nonetheless, before you do something drastic, you should really consider everything that is at stake.

      If you are at least considering this possibility now, I would recommend reading the article "Hollywood vs. The World" from to discourage you a bit from being too hasty too soon.

      Having said all that, here's you answer: Media arts encompasses a lot. It is impossible to say what the curriculum of a specific class from a specific school will teach. Most likely, you won't learn filmmaking in any media arts class, but you may learn video making. Like filmmaking, video making is expensive. Cameras, microphones, lights, and Mac computers are not cheap. The Art Institute of Chicago may not have all the equipment and facilities for an optimal training.

      Your best answer should be obtained from an instructor. Give them a call and try talking to the instructor who will be teaching in the Spring 2011 (or Fall 2010, if they are still accepting students). The instructor knows what he teaches. Different instructors may focus on different aspects of media arts. Call them and don't be afraid to ask.

    Is Columbia College Chicago worth traveling out of state for?
    I have read some mix reviews but all and all I like the school. However I live in the notheast and I was wondering if the school was worth the travel expense.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to add more to your question. I believe I can help you if I knew what you want to major in. I am assuming something like film or photography. If film, I would definately go if i couldn't get into a top film school like Columbia, UCLA, or USC. Even Ohio University is known for film. I do know that respected Chicago Sun-Times columinist Mary Mitchell went there and a lot of other famous people studied or taught there. I remember reading about the school in a popular film magazine listing the top film schools. Plus, I believe they have a studio or something in Hollywood. You need to check that out. Overall, Columbia College Chicago seems like a good school. Look at the links below. Plus, its in the downtown Chicago area. You will enjoy that. I know the school is considered a decent school in the Chicago area, which is the third largest markets. Plus, you can always transfer to DePaul, UIC, or Roosevelt which is just a few block away.,7,1,1,30

      Reception, reputation, awards and criticismIn 2010 Forbes magazine listed Columbia College Chicago as #600 in their list of America's Best Colleges.[25] In 2009, Columbia College Chicago was ranked #252.[26]

      In 2010, Gamepro listed Columbia College Chicago in their list of 6 Game Design Schools to Watch.[27]

      In 2010, Columbia Journalism students won an Emmy Award in the Student News Feature category[28] for the piece "Youth Programs Aim to Combat Chicago Violence"

      In 2011, YouTube chose Columbia College Chicago and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts to launch the first YouTube Creator Institute[29] programs

    Is it true that Hollywood is combining Rocky & Rambo & making 1 more movie, bringing the 2 series together?
    This is a great way to close out these Sylvester Stallone series-of-films and going out on top!

    • ANSWER:
      Not true.

      Rambo V is planned for 2011.

    What is real war like, Is it like the movies?
    I don't really know much about it. I hear on radio and see on movies its killing and doing things to woman. Is it really like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Good Morning Blue,

      I have been asked your question dozens of times. I have never been able to explain the feeling. I always answer, "There is no way you would understand unless you have been there."

      As for movies about war, throw some blood, dirt, and brains on your clothes and face while you watch and eat your popcorn. Also have the theater add some smells.

      In my opinion, there is only one true movie which does come close to war, “All Quiet on the Western Front”. The movie does not focus on heroic stories of bravery. It gives a view of the conditions in which soldiers find themselves. The book, published in 1929, was banned and burned in Nazi Germany. I understand there is a new release for 2011.

      I was going to (University of Southern California) USC, working nights as a (I.L.W.U.) Longshoreman, been married for four (4) years, and had my own business. I was earning over k/year. Today that would be equal to over 0k/year. I was a young man going places, living a good life, and on top of the world.

      I received a letter in mid-March explaining that I was reclassified to 1A. On April 14th, I received another letter from the President of the United States...."Greeting". I was to report on May 4th. In less than two months, I went from the top of my world to being drafted into the US Army.

      After stepping over the line, we rode all night at 40 mph to Fort Ord, California. I sit in the barracks, during nothing, for three weeks. One thing every soldier will tell you, "The army is always hurry up to wait." Unknown to us, they had a meningitis outbreak. I started basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington. I went back to Fort Ord for AIT or radio communications school. I was shipped to Fort Gordon, Georgia for top secret crypto radio teletype school. After my first 14 day leave, I had orders to report APO San Francisco for The Republic of South Vietnam on December 18, 1967, my wife's birthday.

      My wife drove with me to San Francisco the night before. That night we ate at Fishermen’s Wharf. We walked the streets and rode trolleys all night. We watched the fog cover the city.

      We had been married in San Francisco only four years earlier. I promised her the world that night. Tonight in the same spot, I could only give her memories of the past. I promised her we would celebrate her birthday when I got back. I kissed her goodbye and boarded the jet. What a feeling.

      I remember looking out of the window of the Lockheed Electro Jet. What a big ocean. I could not believe all the water. I felt so small compared to the world. But I would return. After all, I was the soldier in the Hollywood movies.

      We landed in the Philippines to refuel. I saw these huge B-52 bombers in the distance. The bombers took my mind back to my grammar school days. The teacher would yell, "Drop!" We would all get under our desk and cover our heads with our hands. I had seen the faces of people die weeks later from atomic bombs on television. I often wondered why we were all down on that dirty floor? From what I had seen, this "drop and cover" would not have helped at all. I believed it was better to go quick from the first blast. I would hate to die later from eating, breathing, drinking or touching all the radioactive materials. I watched the giant bombers and realized, just from the size alone, I was right about the "drop and cover" drills. They would not have helped.

      After almost 24 hours, my heart slowed with the plane's engines. The heat rushed into the plane as they opened the doors. There was also this smell. My heart almost stopped at the words, "Gentlemen! Welcome to Vietnam." We boarded buses covered with metal bars and bobbed wire.

      The buses stopped at the large reception center. We formed four long lines. I forget how the question came up. The sergeant repeated the question for all to hear, "What are your odds of returning to the states after one year?" He continued with his answer. "Turn your head and look at the man on your right. Now turn and look at the man on your left. Gentlemen, one of the two men you just looked at will not return. You will be receiving your orders within three days. Are there any more questions?" No one said a word.

      The next night, there was an eerie and awful quiet. The barrack was almost empty. I walked outside. There were men standing near the high wire fence. They were all looking toward the southern sky. I heard nothing. As my eyes slowly adjusted to the dark, within seconds my whole body witnessed feelings of fear from orange glows mixed with flashes of white lights. I believe I was watching hell from afar. I remember that night just like today. No man spoke a word. The lights were miles away. Your ears were useless.

      Your mind now questions reality. But what is reality? Reality is the truth about war when you are within its grip. All at once you realized that you would soon be going out into the middle of the flashing lights.

      I laid in my bunk that night, until my mind finally put it together. My eyes traveled the room in search of sounds which they felt were there. I was shocked, but somehow I knew the Devil was here. This quiet was the Devil's type of silent. And you knew he was very close.

      After three days, I was assigned to an elite Assault Helicopter Company deep in the Mekong Delta during Tet 68'. I made rank faster than any drafted soldier in the Vietnam War.

      Your question: What is war like? I started by writing that you would not understand. My answer has changed though the years. War is like a never ending earthquake in which people die. Oh, you do not live in California. Then war is like a never ending car accident in which people die. Oh, you are too young to drive. Then pray that you yourself do not have to find an answer to your question.

      Turn on your speakers. Click “enter”……Go to “menu”…..Click “Photos” …. Click photo set #07. You can view other sets but I think this is the best.
      Go back and Click “Honor Roll”. These are the men that I will always call “FOREVER YOUNG”.
      People always ask me who wins a war. My answer will always be, "Ask the dead Soldier who won."

      Thank you, Blue, for your question. I hope this helped. You and your family have a beautiful week. Peace, from Los Angeles.

    With the Death of Osama Bin Laden, does anyone think Hollywood is gonna try cash in on this?
    Especially with the comic book industry?
    I can almost see the Captain America Script all ready!!
    Really, never seen the Hurt Locker! Might have to now. Yeah I figured Hollywood found its new Hitler!

    • ANSWER:
      Director of "The Hurt Locker" planned on making a 'follow-up' to the film. So now it has a definite ending. She's currently working on the screenplay.

    Are Harry Potter video games leaving the selves when the movies do?
    I got a WII for christmas and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 video game! I love the game! i am trying to find other Harry Potter WII games (not the lego) but am having problems finding them. Are they leaving the selves at the end of the month when the movies do? or does anyone know where i could fins some?

    • ANSWER:
      Deadline Hollywood says that "Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter THEATRICAL FILM TITLES as of December 29, 2011." This does not include video games.

      Harry Potter games for the Wii can be found on Amazon:

      Happy gaming! ^_^

    is Hairspray 2011 the musical is going to release on itunes or on dvd?
    The new broadway musical called "hairspray" starring Nick jonas will they film it and release it as a DVD or on itunes??

    • ANSWER:
      It's not actually on broadway, it's something called the Hollywood Bowl. It probably won't be on iTunes though.

    Who long does it take, from shooting to theatrical release, for a movie to be made?
    How long does it take for a Hollywood movie to be made, from the month it starts shooting (production) to the day it's released in theaters?

    The movie I'm curious about is Scream 4. If it's supposed to start shooting in April of this year, approximately when would you expect its theatrical release date to be?


    • ANSWER:
      This is a very difficult question to answer because it depends on so many different things. One thing that complicates this question is many movies are "in the can" for months - or some times years - before the theatrical release.

      The better question is how long between the start of production and the movie being "in the can". "In the can" meaning finished and ready for release. If it's a simple movie with no complicated special effects, it can be as short as 4-6 weeks. But a movie with heavy visual effects like Avatar may take several years to make. Then there are movies like Cast Away where part of the movie is filmed and then production is shut down for a time period while an actor loses weight or something.

      You also have to consider that actors training for the role could be considered part of the production process.

      In the case of Scream 4, if they actually do start shooting in April, then I would expect it to be released some time between late August and late October. Or they could be shooting for a January/February 2011 release.

      -I believe the Martin Lawrence comedy Black Knight went from the start of production to release in about 8 weeks.
      -Million Dollar Baby was filmed in 37 days.
      -Production on Cast Away was shut down for a year while Tom Hanks lost 50 pounds and grew out his hair and beard.

    What is all the hype about Charlie Sheen at the moment?
    Whay am i seeing every1 posting comments about him? has he gone nuts or something? whats the full story?

    • ANSWER:
      On January 27, 2011, Sheen was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by paramedics. Sheen's representative said the actor was suffering from "severe abdominal pains".[56] On January 28, Sheen began undergoing a substance rehabilitation program in his home[57] and CBS announced that Two and a Half Men would go on hiatus.[58] The network subsequently announced that the current season, underway and due to film its last four episodes, had been canceled after Sheen made the following comments about his boss, series creator and lead writer Chuck Lorre, on the February 24 edition of a radio broadcast hosted by Alex Jones:[59]
      Well, yeah, but I'm tired of being told, "Well, you can't talk about that and you can't talk about that" BULL S.H.I.T. Uh, it's that, let me just say this, there's nothing. I just think it's deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine, yeah that's Chuck's real name, by the way,[60] mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex, I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. OK, last I checked, Chaim, I've spent, I think, I don't know, the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into gold, and the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he is above the law. Well, you've been warned dude. Bring it.[61]
      Sheen was accused of anti-Semitism for referring to Lorre by his Hebrew name. In an interview with TMZ, Sheen denied being anti-Semitic, saying, "I wanted to address the man, not the bullshit TV persona. So you're telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, I can claim they are anti-Latino?"[62] On February 28, 2011, during a national television interview in his home, Sheen publicly demanded a 50% raise for the show Two and a Half Men.[63] Already the highest-paid actor on television, Sheen demanded 3 million dollars per episode, claiming that in comparison to the amount that the series is making, he is "underpaid".[63] He later retracted that demand. Later in March, Sheen went on Access Hollywood Live and said that because his mother is Jewish, he is also Jewish and therefore not anti-Semitic.[64]
      As of March 1, 2011, Sheen was concurrently living with pornographic actress Bree Olson and marijuana magazine model Natalie Kenly, both of whom he collectively nicknamed his "goddesses".[65][66][67] Sheen joined Twitter on March 1, at the suggestion of a friend. In a matter of minutes he acquired more than 60,000 followers and a Klout score of 57 without even tweeting, eventually reaching 1 million followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes, a new Guinness World Record.[13]

    What are the titles to the barbie movies?
    what are all the names of the barbie movies? and u can rate them if u want to best to worst. please and thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      List of Barbie Movies:
      (1) Barbie & the Rockers: Out of this World (1987)
      (2) Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth (1987)
      (3) Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
      (4) Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
      (5) Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
      (6) My Scene: Jammin' in Jamaica (2004)
      (7) My Scene: Masquerade Madness (2004)
      (8) Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
      (9) Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
      (10) My Scene Goes Hollywood (2005)
      (11) Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)
      (12) Barbie: Mermaidia (2006)
      (13) The Barbie Diaries (2006)
      (14) Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
      (15) Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
      (16) Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
      (17) Barbie Mariposa (2008)
      (18) Barbie and the Diamond Castle (2008)
      (19) Barbie in a Christmas Carol (2008)
      (20) Barbie as Thumbelina (2009)
      (21) Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)
      (22) Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010)
      (23) Barbie in a Fashion Fairytale release date 2011

      most people do not know the my scene movies are also barbie movies

    what type of bathing suit makes boobs look bigger and more full?
    I am like 5'7 and a 32B. I have a long torso and i want to make my boobs look bigger and more full like her.. how? what swimsuit?

    • ANSWER:
      Push up tops! Lol.
      Victoria Secret has some like extreme pushup bathing suits right now :p

    What were the failures of the USA using defoliants in South Vietnam?

    • ANSWER:
      I wrote a graduate thesis on Agent Orange with GIS data from 1965. I studied numerous articles, books, videos, etc. The National Academy of Sciences is a prime source. But for a quick summary, the article by Yale is excellent. You have plenty of resources branching off this article.

      The most modern research is by the Hatfield Group - an environmental team working in Vietnam.

      I have my own conclusions, and the whole operation was a mistake. But you can do the research for your own understanding.

      My main complaint about the defoliant is that it is under-reported. The media tends to avoid it. Most of the Hollywood films avoid the topic. The rare example was "First Blood." At the start of the film, an ex Green Beret tries to visit a friend from his unit but finds he has died. A surviving relative blames it on Agent Orange, and the veteran walks off in despair.

      The Vietnam War was hell on earth. Agent Orange was a huge mistake. It was contaminated with a deadly dioxin still causing health problems long after the war had ended.

    How can I learn special effects computer engineering online? And how much time and how much money will I need?
    for that learning

    I have a job already, but I want to learn this FX computer engineering because I plan to produce and shot my own film (independant, probably) before 2013

    • ANSWER:
      If your using windows you might as well forget the whole idea here and now. You need to do some serious research into what operating system and software the movie industry and graphics studios use. It's not windows OS or Mac OS/x

      Every block buster movie and special effects you have ever seen was designed and developed using Linux operating systems and software because it is fast, stable and secure. It does not crash or freeze up, for your research check out this website
      A Brief History of Open Source in Movies

      Linux is FREE with everything you will ever need for Video, Audio, 3D Animated Graphics and Photo editing software along with Video Capture and DVD Authoring software plus Script writing software and every other software application package that you would want or need,

      Check these Links out for the latest August 2011 releases
      read here whats on offer
      to download it go here Notice the release date
      then there is this one
      check this out

    How much truth is there really within the story/movie, "The Rite"?
    They say it's inspired by true events. Do you honestly believe even during exorcisms someone could up chuck nails?

    • ANSWER:
      Some films are based on "True Events" but when it comes time to make a buck, Hollywood spares no expense on dishing out a story that will in turn make them allot of money. After all that is the nature of the business.The story behind "The Rite" was based on such 'True" events but has been sensationalized for the screen but that it has is somewhat irrelevant. That such events have actually taken place and still take place is astounding and horrific. I recall watching "The Excorcism Emily Rose" and was completely shaken by it. I still am and it was also based on a true story. I guess its up to us to decide for ourselves what we believe. Link to story behind "The Rite". Take care.

    So what exactly happened recently, from start to finish, to Charlie Sheen?
    I have no clue what happened...

    • ANSWER:
      On January 27, 2011, Sheen was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by paramedics. Sheen's representative said the actor was suffering from "severe abdominal pains".[57] On January 28, Sheen began undergoing a substance rehabilitation program in his home[58] and CBS announced that Two and a Half Men would go on hiatus.[59] The network subsequently announced that the current season, underway and due to film its last four episodes, had been canceled after Sheen made the following comments about his boss, series creator and lead writer Chuck Lorre, on the February 24 edition of a radio broadcast hosted by Alex Jones:[60]

      Well, yeah, but I'm tired of being told, "Well, you can't talk about that and you can't talk about that" BULL S.H.I.T. Uh, it's that, let me just say this, there's nothing. I just think it's deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine, yeah that's Chuck's real name, by the way,[61] mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex, I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. OK, last I checked, Chaim, I've spent, I think, I don't know, the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into gold, and the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he is above the law. Well, you've been warned dude. Bring it.[62]

      Sheen was accused of anti-Semitism for referring to Lorre by his Hebrew name. In an interview with TMZ, Sheen denied being anti-Semitic, saying, "I wanted to address the man, not the bullshit TV persona. So you're telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, I can claim they are anti-Latino?"[63] On February 28, 2011, during a national television interview in his home, Sheen publicly demanded a 50% raise for the show Two and a Half Men.[64] Already the highest-paid actor on television, Sheen demanded 3 million dollars per episode, claiming that in comparison to the amount that the series is making, he is "underpaid".[64] He later retracted that demand. Later in March, Sheen went on Access Hollywood Live and said that because his mother is Jewish, he is also Jewish and therefore not anti-Semitic.[65]

      As of March 1, 2011, Sheen was concurrently living with pornographic actress Bree Olson and marijuana magazine model Natalie Kenly, both of whom he collectively nicknamed his "goddesses".[66][67][68] Sheen joined Twitter on March 1, at the suggestion of a friend. In a matter of minutes he acquired more than 60,000 followers and a Klout score of 57 without even tweeting, eventually reaching 1 million followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes, a new Guinness World Record.

    What Chance do I have to get into NYU Film School?
    I'm a freshman in high school and i have always wanted to be a film director. I know I am still young, but i think this is what i want to do, it is what I love. I have a 4.0 GPA, with 1 honors class, I don't do clubs, but i have gone to film camp for 5 years. i got asked to participate in a special advance course at the film school last year. also, i have been playing violin for 10 years. my mother went to NYU, so i think that counts for something. some of the counselors at my camp have gone to NYU, including one who is there now. i know that my portfolio is ok, and i can make it better, but my question is my grades. if i keep up these grades, will i have a good chance of getting into NYU?

    thank you, and please no "most people who go into film school end up on the streets" answers, i am aware of the risks of my dream.

    • ANSWER:
      NYU Tisch film production (directing) is very very competitive, I haven't been able to confirm exact admission stats, but it's similar to the film production programs at USC, UCLA and Chapman, less than 5%.

      If you keep your GPA up so you're in the top 10% of your class, and get around a 2100+ SAT score, you will be academically competitive for NYU, then the issue is being accepted by NYU Tisch. Go to YouTube and search for NYU film and you'll see a bunch of admission films. No one can tell you if you have a good chance, it's so competitive, and your application film is going to be a big part of being accepted.

      If you apply to Tisch Early Decision (ED), which is binding, you must attend, your parents sign a contract before applying, but it may give you a better chance of being admitted. It shows that NYU Tisch is your first choice, and it seems to help from the kids I know.

      There is a summer film program at NYU, it's expensive, but there may be scholarships available, and it's for college credit. I know several kids who attended who were admitted to NYU Tisch film and they felt what they learned may have helped them.
      Summer Filmmakers

      What about starting a film club at school? That would look good on your college application.

      Look into entering Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, you can make a film over the summer, I think you submit starting around September until January, local dates may vary. The awards are coming out around now for the statewide/regional awards.
      Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

      Look into other high school teen film festivals to enter, local, state, and national.

      Do you know that when you graduate from film school you don't get hired as a director, but if you're lucky, as an assistant (not assistant director, just like a secretary)? You need to get a film you do on your own noticed in film festivals, get a development deal, then you have to remake your film in a big way or do a new film -- and find all the financing on your own! Then if by the time you find financing (most never do), if your deal hasn't expired the studio will distribute the film. The production companies and studios do prefer to give deals to those who graduated from a great film program or top college (Harvard, Yale, etc).

      NYTimes - For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture

      The Hollywood Reporter's Second Annual List of the Top 25 Film Schools

      Unfortunately, I doubt you are truly aware that the chance that you'll even pay rent from movie making income is about zero. Many trained filmmakers end up doing corporate films and other not so glamorous video jobs. But if it's your passion, and your parents will pay the cost, then go for it. (NYU Tisch is more expensive than other private colleges in part due to location, Tisch is 00 more than NYU.)

      Good luck!

    I need help finding articles that talk about whether or not James Cameron is a rip off?
    Gahh Ive never even seen Avatar, why am I writing about this?

    • ANSWER:
      You won't find any articles stating that Cameron is a rip off.
      He has been nominated for six Academy Awards overall and won three for Titanic. In total, Cameron's directorial efforts have grossed approximately US billion in North America and US billion worldwide. Not adjusted for inflation, Cameron's Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing films of all time at .18 billion and .78 billion respectively. In March 2011 he was named Hollywood's top earner by Vanity Fair, with estimated 2010 earnings of 7 million.

      Hardly a rip off he?

    How many of you knew that Reagan led The Screen Actors Guild and ran a strike?
    That's right. Ronald Reagan was a union president and he engineered a strike in 1960 as film producers were trying to cut costs. So does that make him a pinko commie socialist?

    • ANSWER:
      Damn near none of them. I remember when true Conservatives hated Reagan.

    Will there ever be a warrior cat movie?
    I have read nearly all the warriors books (give or take a few) and have been waiting for the movie to come out (if it ever will). I was wondering if anyone knows anything?
    I heard that there would be a movie but they're all rumors so I'm not sure. People are saying it will come out in 2012. I think it would be cool if they did it computer generated. I really hope it will come out someday. Thanks for your answers and opinians!

    • ANSWER:
      Um... If you check out the Warrior cats website ( it's the first question on the FAQ's,

      And it reads 'This is definitely the question we get asked most! right now, I have to tell you that they're are no Warriors movies in production and no definite plans for one no matter what you have read on the internet! We have had discussions with production companies but nothing has been quite right yet. And since we think you deserve the best possible movie, we'll wait until we can make a Warriors Blockbuster!

      This FAQ was posted ages ago so I don't no if that still stands but going against what the Erins said I have found this on the internet at this site: (

      In an August 2008 author chat, Victoria Holmes said:

      Hey, it's the movie question! Well, we are in talks with a major Hollywood production company at the moment, but it's the earliest possible stage, so there's no script yet, or any plans for a release date. Things are looking much more hopeful than they were a year ago, but I can't say there will DEFINITELY be a movie, nor can I tell you when it would come out. Sorry! But I promise I'll keep you all posted if I get any more news.

      Later in the chat, Holmes stated:

      Which animation studio is working on the Warriors movies? We're not at this stage yet, I'm afraid. We've got some big producers who are very interested in taking the project forward, and we may have a director who's willing to work on a script, but we're no where near finding an animation team or starting production. Sorry!

      Victoria has confirmed the movie will be CGI, with very realistic looking cats. She compares the style to Aslan of Narnia. The movie will be coming out in 2011.

      So again this was and interview from Victoria Holmes 3 years ago and now it is 2011 so I really can't say if there will be one!

      I hope my waffle has help you enough, but at the moment I don't think anyone knows except the writers about a new film.

      It sounds sad by I check the warrior cats forums most days for any news, which you could do, just go onto the website and it should say on the home page 'Warriors message board' click on that and your in the forum.

    Please can I have a list of Pierce Brosnan films?
    Can some list all Pierce Brosnan films please. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a list, not a link!

      I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

      Salvation Boulevard (2011)

      Remember Me (2010)

      The Ghost Writer (2010)

      Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (2010)

      Jane's Journey (2010)

      Oceans (2009)

      The Greatest (2009)

      Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery (2008)

      Mamma Mia! (2008)

      Seraphim Falls (2007)

      Shattered (2007)

      Married Life (2007)

      Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (2006)

      The 2006 FIFA World Cup Film (2006)

      Whaledreamers (2006)

      Sharks at Risk/Gray Whale Obstacle Course (2006)

      Deep Blue (2005)

      The Matador (2005)

      Hollywood Stories (2005)

      Boffo!: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters (2005)

      After the Sunset (2004)

      Laws of Attraction (2004)

      Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1 (2003)

      Die Another Day (2002)

      Evelyn (2002)

      The Tailor of Panama (2001)

      The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (2000)

      The World Is Not Enough (1999)

      The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

      Grey Owl (1999)

      The James Bond Story (1999)

      Quest for Camelot (1998)

      Robinson Crusoe (1997)

      Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

      Dante's Peak (1997)

      Mars Attacks! (1996)

      The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

      GoldenEye (1995)

      Detonator 2: Night Watch (1995)

      Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

      Detonator (1993)

      The Lawnmower Man / Lawnmower Man 2... (1992)

      Live Wire (1992)

      Raw Heat (1991)

      Around the World in 80 Days (1989)

      The Heist (1989)

      Noble House (1988)

      Taffin (1988)

      The Deceivers (1988)

      Nomads (1986)

      Remington Steele (1982)

      The Long Good Friday (1980)

      Hammer House of Horror (1980)

    What's something really funny I can say in my speech on Demi Lovato?
    I want the class to laugh when I say somehting nice but funny about Demi lovato because i have to talk about how her potential relates to me or give me something i can say to them that will engage the audience because i want people to be immediately aware of what i have to say about her and really get them connected to my speech. Please and thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Demi Lovato

      ■Date of Birth
      20 August 1992, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

      ■Birth Name
      Demetria Devonne Lovato

      •Mc D Love

      5' 3½" (1.61 m)

      ■Mini Biography
      She started her show business career in earnest at the age of 10 when she became a series regular on the children's television show "Barney & Friends". After being on "Barney & Friends" she had many guest appearances like "Just Jordan" (2007) and "Prison Break" (2006). In 2007, Demi Lovato began working with the Disney Channel. First she got a part on a short television show called "As The Bell Rings" but her role on the show ended when Lovato was cast as Mitchie Torres in the starring role of the Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock". The movie launched Demi into total stardom, she was an overnight sensation. Demi also recorded 3 songs with the pop group the Jonas Brothers for the film's soundtrack. On September 23, 2008 Demi released her debut album, "Don't Forget". The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. In promotion of this album, Demi went on tour with the Jonas Brothers on their 2008 Burning Up Tour as the opening act. In 2009 Demi landed her own show on Disney called "Sonny With A Chance" and the same year she released her second studio album, "Here We Go Again". In November of 2010 Demi checked herself into rehab in the middle of a Camp Rock Tour to get treatment for severe depression, bulimia, anorexia and cutting. Demi got out in January of 2011, while she was in treatment she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She had these problems since she was 11 years old. After Demi was released from treatment she quite her hit Disney show "Sonny With A Chance" and focused all of her energy on recording her third studio album. Her album "Unbroken" was released on September 20, 2011. She went on tour with the band Hot Chelle Rae in the summer of 2012.

      ■Trade Mark
      •Huge smile
      •Chin cleft
      •High raspy voice


      •Her mom, Dianna Hart, was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader during the the 1982-1983 season, and was a country recording artist.

      •She is a skilled pianist and guitar player.

      •Gets most of her clothes from Forever 21 and most of her shoes from Aldo.

      •Her favorite band is Paramore and her favorite song by them is Born for This.

      •Has a purity ring like Selena Gomez and The Jonas Brothers but wears it as a necklace.

      •Favorite move is Donnie Darko (2001).

      •Favorite song by The Jonas Brothers is "Hollywood".

      •Her role model is Kelly Clarkson.

      •Home schooled.

      •Graduated High School in May 2009; a year early.

      •Good friends with her Camp Rock (2008) (TV) costars Meaghan Martin, Alyson Stoner, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and Jasmine Richards.

      •Has a tattoo on her right side which says "You Make Me Beautiful". [June 2010].

      •Is a vegetarian.

      •Checked herself into a medical center on November 1, 2010 to get professional help for anorexia and bulimia.

      •Used to have a YouTube show with her friend Selena Gomez called "The Demi and Selena Show".

      •Announced that she has a bipolar disorder [April 20, 2011].

      •Tattooed on her left wrist is the word "Stay", while on her right is the word "Strong". She stated that she had them written there so that every time she feels like cutting herself, it will stop her from doing so and remind her to "Stay Strong". [2011].

      •Her 2011 song, "Skyscraper", debuted at No. 10 on Billboard and No. 2 on Digital Songs. The song is Lovato's first top 10 debut on the Hot 100 Billboard chart and her second top 10 title overall.

      •In 2012, she won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist.

      ■Personal Quotes

      •I chose to leave public school. I was kind of bullied . . . Everyone signed a petition that said, "We all hate Demi Lovato".

      •If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends. Don't put yourself in danger. It's very crucial that you get your feelings out - but don't ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred. I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.

      •[on The Beatles song "Yesterday"] This song brings up so many memories and emotions because the lyrics are truly heartfelt and written with such incredible feeling in each word. The Beatles are such an inspiration to me.

      •There were two people [who were there for me]. No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each others' lives. Miley Cyrus and I are strong headed. When we fight it's brutal and we're like, "We're never going to be friends again!" Then two days later, were like, "I love you and I miss you!" Selena Gomez and I, we never fight. She's not a confrontational person at all. Both of them will never leave my life no matter what happens, because we've been through so much together.

    Someone explain why Christopher Plummer deserves the Oscar?
    Christopher Plummer, who is up for best Supporting actor at tomorrow nights Oscars, deserves the Oscar according to everyone, but why? is it for his mere roll in Beginners or is it for his life long career of great roles?

    If it is just for his role in beginners, why? maybe I don't have the trained eye of a critic yet but I didn't see how it was Amazing! it was really good!

    if it's for his life long career of greatness then I kind of understand, but aren't the Oscars for celebrating 2011 only?

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't see the film he us nominated for, but the reason is because The Academy Awards are very political, and most of the nominees they pick have made a big achievement in Hollywood, not necessarily that one performance was the "best."

      As such, Plummer has been acting in films for almost 60 years, and just got his first academy nomination 2 years ago. So the academy feels they need to nominate him. It's like when they finally awarded Martin Scorsese a few years ago for The Departed. That was not his best film in my opinion but they passed him over for years so they had to award him.

      Gosh that would be great if Max Von Sydow won! He has been in films for over 60 years and has not won one yet.

    Casting Call Auditions in California for Summer 2011?
    Does anyone know of any auditions in California for any roles? I'm going out there for the whole summer of 2011 and want to know if there are casting calls. I prefer to work with a Disney show/movie, but anything would be fine really... Please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      you won't get any professional acting auditions without an agent. they aren't open calls you can get yourself on. a couple months is not long enough to do anything. auditions don't come out that far ahead. unless you have training,experience, a good resume and an agent in LA, you won't get anywhere near a Disney audition. when you get there you can get a copy of an acting trade magazine
      called VARIETY, anywhere around Hollywood. it is all about show bus. there are open calls listed in it
      for local theater and student and ind. films.

    Why are there no filming in Glasgow this summer?
    Last august 2011, many big budget Hollywood productions did shootings in Glasgow, including Oscar winners and superstars like Tom Hank, Brad Pitt, Halle Barry, Scarlet Johansson etc.

    However, this summer 2012 seems quiet. Why are they not coming? I last heard that the production companies were very happy with local extras, actors/actresses ?!

    • ANSWER:
      obviously nothing going on that Glasgow is suitable for
      however there is always small productions going on, all over the place

      a couple of weeks ago we had to quietly divert while walking in merchant city for a film crew, we saw them later on behind the Tron Theatre

    Are there any actors/actresses with aspergers syndrome?
    I think that movies like Adam & Mozart & the whale are offensive because they have neurotypical people portraying people with aspergers. I have aspergers btw.
    Thats just like a white man painting his skin black & portraying a black man or a man putting ona dress & portraying a woman.

    Why cant they get any actors with aspergers to play those roles?
    Is the entertainment industry another industry where aspergers is a disqualification?

    • ANSWER:
      Paddy Consistine, an english actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, musician and frequent collaborator with Shane Meadows. Best-known to audiences for his portrayals of dark, troubled, morally or mentally ambiguous characters.

      He came to prominence in the early-2000s with a string of strong performances in independent films that prompted The Observer to describe him as "The best-kept secret in British movies". In addition to leading and supporting roles in Hollywood films, Considine has frequently acted in independent British films and television shows. Aside from acting, he directed and wrote Tyrannosaur, a film based on his directorial debut, the short film Dog Altogether both of which feature actors Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Paul Popplewell. He was both actor and writer on several music videos, namely the video for The Arctic Monkeys, "Leave Before the Lights Come On".

      Among other accolades, Considine has received an Evening Standard British Film Award, Empire Award and Thessaloniki Film Festival Awards as well as eight other award nominations for his acting work. He has also won a BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, Silver Lion at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival Short Film Jury Award for best short with Dog Altogether as well as a World Cinema Directing Award for his feature directorial debut film, Tyrannosaur at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

      He was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2010, and revealed this publicly in April 2011.

      Daryl Hannah, an American film actress who made her screen debut in 1978, Hannah starred in a number of Hollywood films throughout the 1980s, notably Blade Runner, Splash, Wall Street, Roxanne. Her most recent notable film role was Elle Driver in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films.

      She revealed to the public how suffering from Asperger's affected her past career in 2010.

    Does anybody know all the Tim Burton Movies?
    I need a complete list of Tim Burton's movies. And I also need to know which ones i can get on DVD. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      [edit] Director filmography

      1971 The Island of Doctor Agor
      1979 Doctor of Doom
      1979 Stalk of the Celery
      1982 Hansel and Gretel
      1990 Luau
      1982 Vincent
      1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
      1988 Beetlejuice
      1989 Batman
      1990 Edward Scissorhands
      1992 Batman Returns
      1994 Ed Wood
      1996 Mars Attacks!
      1999 Sleepy Hollow
      2001 Planet of the Apes
      2003 Big Fish
      2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
      Corpse Bride
      2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
      2010 Alice in Wonderland
      2011 Dark Shadows

      [edit] Producer filmography

      * Edward Scissorhands (1990)
      * Batman Returns (1992)
      * The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
      * Cabin Boy (1994)
      * Batman Forever (1995)
      * James and the Giant Peach (1996)
      * 9 (2009)

      [edit] Animator filmography

      * Stalk of the Celery (1979)
      * The Fox and the Hound (1981) (uncredited)
      * Luau (1982)
      * TRON (1982) (uncredited)
      * Family Dog (1987-animation designer)
      * Amazing Stories (1987) (episode 1)

      [edit] Cameos and other film work

      * Singles (1992)
      * Hoffa (1992)
      * The Nightmare Before Christmas (Deleted Scene)

      [edit] Art filmography

      * Frankenweenie (1984-Storyboard Artist) (uncredited)
      * The Black Cauldron (1985-Conceptual Artist) (uncredited)

      [edit] Internet shorts

      * The World of Stainboy (2000)


      * Hansel and Gretel, director (1982)
      * Faerie Tale Theatre— Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, director (1984)
      * Alfred Hitchcock Presents—The Jar, director (1986)
      * Beetlejuice: The Animated Series—executive producer (1990)
      * Family Dog—executive producer, character design (1993)
      * Lost in Oz (unproduced show)—executive producer
      * Hollywood Gum—French commercial, director (1998)
      * Kung Fu and Mannequin—Timex commercials, director (2000)

    Pros and Cons between Disney World and DisneyLand?
    My fiancee and I are planning on going to Disney Land for our honeymoon instead of Disney World, due to the fact that we have both been to Disney World, and want to see how Disney Land is... Can anyone tell me the pros and cons? Besides Disney Land being smaller?

    • ANSWER:
      Pros of Disneyland:

      The original Pirates of the Caribbean (with some new Jack Sparrow and Barbossa animatronics (sp?) )
      The original Thunder Mountain (a very safe ride despite its unfortunate accident)
      Newly renovated Space Mountain
      The Matterhorn (which was the first steel coaster ever built)-you'll recognize it as the large snow-capped mountain in the park
      The original Haunted Mansion (which is now Jack Skeleton's Haunted Mansion and is themed around the classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas-at least around Christmas that is, cuz that's the only time I go to Disneyland)
      The Fantasmic show( a great show but probably not as huge as Illusions)
      Tom Sawyer's Island now called Pirate Island- good place for adults to kickback and let the kids run around the small island. Its also accessible only by raft which can be found on the far side of New Orleans Square (where POTC and Haunted Mansion are)
      The Disneyland train-in between the Tomorrowland and Main Street areas of the park is something really cool that I wont tell as it'll ruin the surprise.
      Its a Small World-a neat ride for kids really.

      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: easily one of best and most thrilling rides at Disneyland. Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom is a similiar experience, but Indy might be much better.

      The original Jungle Cruise: Added some new creatures (pirahanas) which are pretty cool and many of the 'tour guides' are pretty funny.

      I also advise to buy a two day park hopper to get the most out of the Disneyland Resort experience, because adjacent to Disneyland is Disney's California Adventure, a cool, old Californian themed park, filled with themed areas ranging from seaside piers to pacific northwest.

      Pros of California Adventure:
      California Screamin': an Intamin accelerator/launched coaster with one inversion/loop. It was built as a modern steel coaster with the look and feel of the wooden coasters found on seaside amusement parks (minus the roughness), so its initial launch/top speed is 55mph. You'll find this coaster at The Pier area of the park.

      Soarin' Over California: Same experience as the one in EPCOT, only this one is actually in California.

      Grizzly River Runs: A great water raft ride, which you'll see as you are going towards The Pier.

      Mullohallend Madness (soon to be renamed): a coaster similiar to a Spinning Mouse coaster (sorry forget its name) in the diunosaur themed area of Animal Kingdom.

      Tower of Terror: Exactly like the Florida version at MGM Studios, only it is different in that it doesnt go through hallways or anything, just the elevator goes back a little at the begining, goes up to another floor, waits there for a little while, then goes to the top and begins the exhilirating dropping. a lot of fun and great theming still.

      The park is also expected to expand pretty soon, most likely between now and 2011 (forget when though), in which it'll include a Cars themed area (from the PIXAR movie Cars).

      Cons of both parks:

      For Disneyland: Expect long lines throughout most of the day. Doesnt matter when you go. The lines will be the most empty at around 9 and 11 when most people will be watching Fantasmic. Buy Fast Passes for some of the major attractions, like Indiana Jones and the Haunted Mansion. fast passes are located near the ride exits, and for which rides are available for fast passes will be listed on the park map/brochure.

      For California Adventure: Not a lot to do and see, since out of all the Disney parks its the smallest of them. Still provides a great experience though. Also expect long lines for this park too (at least for Soarin' over California).

      Other things to do at Disneyland Resort: Downtown Disney. Disneyland's version of CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando, if you will. Eat at the Rainforest Cafe, its really cool. Its accessible by the tram to and from the parkinglot and the monorail that goes to and from Tomorrowland in Disneyland (park ticket and handstamp required upon re-entering the park).

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