Superheroes distracting us as entertainment at the movies is always popular when the economy is uncertain and inequality measures still need to find a balance.
Whether it be actors playing superheroes in movie roles scripted for video games action, or, whether people are born into their role, Los Angeles, California is showcasing a few this week.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. In 2009, Lisa Marie Presley was voted the 32nd most popular star in Hollywood
2. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson news archives
3. Early Oscars Buzz: The Contenders 2013
4. Tom Taylor – rising rugby football talent
5. Demi Lovato - USA’s rehabbed teens doing well
6. Washington Post – Front Page – 16th May 2012
7. Billionaire Graeme Hart news
8. Facebook news
9. Paula Fernandes music – Brazil
10. Powdered Milk Production – Fonterra, New Zealand & high protein superfoods.
Movie Preview: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and cast star in The Amazing Spider-Man that hits North American theaters on June 3. Will you be making like a sticky-fingered web-spy… and watching Spidey in 3D at the movies?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.5.12~
The World Premiere of ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ is upon us. Click to play it down.
A selection of Hollywood Entertainment Industry News we’re reading today is:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.2.12~
Hugh Jackman and Emma Stone appeared at CinemaCon 2011, as Jackman jetted back to the US after his recent trip in India.
Said Hugh regarding Black Swan‘s director Darren Aronofsky reneging on directing Hugh’s Wolverine film vehicles as Darren loves America so much, he doesn’t want to be offshore for a year away from his family for a year, “We’re not going to settle. We’re going to find a director as good as Darren, if not better. Well, as good,” Hugh said (via EW). “Everyone is still pushing forward to getting it done.”
Meanwhile Emma Stone, also present with Hugh spent her time talking about her new film,
Hall Pass The Help!
Crazy kids. It’s all about teamwork getting movies made and promoting them too.
News Source – Just Jared.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~
Sometimes I feel like a waterfall in West Hollywood, that just won’t stop. Where the water comes from within the spirit that feels dry, jaded, tired on grey winters days, ironically on days when it pours with rain – I don’t know.
One thing I do know, is that 2 million innocent children, die each year in our world, on our watch, regardless of what flags we wave above our heads, or what parades we have under them for whatever reasons to gratify our own sense of worth and identity. While our flags flap around in the wind, the lives of these children do too and many die because they don’t have access to clean drinking water. They get sick, their lives and their potential in this world are cut short.
Sometimes I wish, that people who are told and even say themselves that they are Kings & Queens would rise up like the legend of Moses in a dry desert, and take the wooden staff of their generation’s destiny and dare to strike the rock of greed, of apathy, or blindness, of entitlement, of nationalism, of hatred, of extreme and costly ‘paper gangsta’ capitalism, of those attitudes of detachment masked in those nonhuman words ‘that’s them and not us,’ of leader’s pride, human blind spots and prejudices; and our own too judging these leaders who are at best, mirrors of ourselves that we elected in many cases (or, the flip side too of letting go of the paralyzing and crippling fear of extreme loss and grief that inevitably follows in that degree of sudden loss too, it’s all the same constructed coin)–and these royals of the earth would say “enough, let these children go free” and cause water to flow to children they don’t know, whose parents they’ve never seen, whose dreams are more real than us at times or our bank balance or the figure we are told of our paper worth or lack of, or the excitement in our allocated and imagined carbon credit worth too. We are so green thinking these days!
[Excuse the Kerouac-esque lack of punctuating all proper, in that last paragraph].
Then I realise, sh*t, these Kings and Queens are on this blog everyday. They’re you and on a good day – I could be in your good company too. On a good day. Giving the gift of water to someone else is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do in the 2010′s. One of the true signs we have actually evolved with all of enjoyment and claims of new technology et al that have radically changed our lives. Giving water and saying to someone else, “I love you and you are much loved” are two simple yet vital things we can do each day.
Although James Cameron surely must be in this list, Johnny Depp, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are who Hollywood thinks are the hottest stars this year. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt fared well too.
Only one person of color made the list, thanks to Cameron’s casting and her dual turn in both Avatar & Star Trek. Our diversity radar totally went out the window this year. Oh well. My question is: how do we get a Maori-Kiwi on this list, aye?!
IMDB’s Top 25 Stars ranked on their StarOmeter across 2010 here in Hollywood were:
25. Scarlett Johansson.
24. Emma Stone
23. Sandra Bullock
22. Mila Kunis
21. Rachel McAdams
20. Natalie Portman
19. Bruce Willis
18. Dakota Fanning
17. Nicolas Cage
16. Matt Damon
15. Zooey Deschanel
14. Taylor Lautner
13. Ryan Reynolds
12. Tom Cruise
11. Angelina Jolie
10. Zoe Saldana
9. Megan Fox
8. Gerard Butler
7. Christian Bale
6. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Brad Pitt
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Robert Pattinson
2. Kristen Stewart
1. Johnny Depp
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~