Oh yes. This was what cinema was all about for my generation. A snack-pack on arrival, a pre-film entertainer (balloon animals were my thing) and the latest Disney creation; who needed the summer holidays? Saturday morning was what it was all about and it came but once a week.
Actors are a busy lot. All the research, workshopping, meetings, studio time, press releases, premiere events, Oscar screenings and after parties must get exhausting. And that’s just for one film. But, there are some go-getting young gunslingers in the acting community who want to go the extra mile and really get involved with the world outside the film industry. And here they are. A list of my favourite actors who want to make a difference.
Whilst I haven’t heard of 50 Cent doing anything recently, apparently he has been very much involved in the acting side of things. And it hasn’t been a half arsed effort either. Not content with doing over five films this years, he’s recently undertaken a MASSIVE weightloss taking him to 160 pounds for his next role, plus he’s just joined Team Lives of The Saints! Woop!
I’m not sure whether it is offensive or complimentary to be so good at portraying a stripper that you are offered a job in the lapdancing club you are filming in. I guess we should be thankful that Kristen Stewart wasn’t approached by Team Vampire after seeing her in Twilight to make her into a real life vampire girlfriend.
The heat is on to be the best gosh darn villain the world has ever seen. And when your competition is out nicking the Egyptian pyramids and other great wonders of the world, you know you’ve got to up your game. So Gru sorts himself out with the ultimate secret weapon in his grand master scheme; three orphan girls. And before you get the wrong idea, he doesn’t put them through an intensive training course and turn them into child soldiers, rather, he uses the power of cookie selling to get the ball a-rolling.
No, no, NO! This cannot be happening. Why can’t they just leave The Rocky Horror Picture Show ALONE? And why in the name of all things good would they let Glee creator, Ryan Murphy get his horrible eating, praying and loving mitts on it? Lock him in a Coca Cola freezer, I say.
As part of the Sci-Fi-London OktoberFest, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich put on a super special event investigation all things extra-terrestrial. There were masked mutants at every entrance, an alien adventure game and a tour of space from the amazing planetarium. Plus, a special screening of Gareth Edward’s low budget, sci-fi film Monsters finished off the universal evening. Nice.
We all have our foibles. Some of us chew with our mouths open, for instance. But we can work it out – just CLOSE IT! But there are some of us who act on their weaknesses. Like the two fellas who had a yearning to be near Johnny Depp so much that they attempted to break into his trailer. In full pirate get-up.