Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spotlight On Movies Is Now Spotlight On Entertainment

As of July 1, 2009, this site will merge with its sister site and become Spotlight on Entertainment.

Thanks for reading us and I hope you'll visit us again.
All future entries will be at the new site:

Spotlight On Entertainment

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ICE AGE In July?: John Leguizamo in Ice Age 3

John Leguizamo lends his voice to Ice Age 3: Dawn of The Dinosaurs.

Says Leguizamo on his experience making the film, "[Cartoons] are more fun. You feel really free. I'm a perfectionist. I can go at a line like 30 or 40 times and never get tired of coming up with something. The only problem is my voice. I learned four hours is my limit. On movies I could go on for 12 hours, but they're different -- you don't have to talk as much; there's a lot of quiet and reaction."

The third installment of the popular series opens Wednesday, July 1.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carnival Of Darkness Short Film Festival August 6th

The 1st Annual Carnival of Darkness short film festival will be held August 6th at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, Ca.

Carnival of Darkness showcases the very best new work from independent horror filmmakers. This celebration of ‘creepy’ and original film shorts and music videos will culminate in a one hour panel discussion featuring top names in the horror world.

Co-producers Alex Bram and Leah Cevoli have selected the historic landmark Crest Theater not only because of its state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment and large seating capacity (465 seats), but also because it exemplifies the indie spirit of the festival. The Crest is one of the last remaining independently owned and operated theaters in Los Angeles.

Panel Speakers:
Juliet Landau- Actor (Buffy/Angel),
Marc Sheffler- Actor (Last House on The Left),
Katt Shea-Director (The Rage: Carrie 2, Poison Ivy),
Jason Miller- Musician (Godhead),
Stephen Wozniak- Actor (Exorcism).

Panel Moderator:
Leah Cevoli- Actor/Writer (Deadwood, Robot Chicken)

When: Thursday August 6th
Where: The Majestic Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd 90024
Admission: $10
Doors: 8:00pm

This event is all ages, open to the public, general admission seating.
Refreshments Available.

For More Info:
Alex Bram (Producer) -
Leah Cevoli (Producer/Host) Leah@LeahCe
Belinda Thomas (Publicist)

Website Coming Soon:

*Panel Line-Up subject to change based on schedules and availability*

Friday, May 15, 2009

Moon Trailer

Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie, Moon. Starring Sam Rockwell, this film was directed by Duncan Jones, son of music icon, David Bowie.

Sam Bell(Samuel Rockwell) is a lonely tenure on a faraway lunar station. A robot (voiced by Kevin Spacey) is his only companion; messages from his wife and daughter are delivered via satellite. And it isn’t long before space sickness — or something even more sinister — takes hold of his imagination. Check for Moon in theaters, June 12th.

Moon Trailer

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Can't Stop The Serenity Screenings 2009

Joss Whedon’s fans, the Browncoats, organized 2009 screenings of his film Serenity to benefit Equality Now. Equality Now is an organization whose mission is to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

The events are planned all through out the summer with a stop in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on June 14, 2009.

For more info, check out the website @: SERENTIY

Full Schedule Below:

Calendar of events for 'Can't Stop the Serenity 2009'!!

24 May 2009
Dallas, TX US - CSTS Music Showcase

6 June 2009
Toronto, ON CA

14 June 2009
Los Angeles, CA US

16 June 2009
Nottingham, UK

19 June 2009
Boston, MA US

20 June 2009
Albuquerque, NM US
Boston, MA US
Des Moines, IA US
Orange County, CA US
Toronto, ON CA
Yellow Springs, OH US

21 June 2009
San Diego, CA US

23 June 2009
Riverside, CA US
Yellow Springs, OH US

26 June 2009
Baltimore, MD US

27 June 2009
Arlington, VA US
Charlotte, NC US
Daytona Beach, FL US
Denver, CO US
Ft Lauderdale, FL US
Honolulu, HI US
Philadelphia, PA US
Portland, OR US
Vancouver, BC CA

28 June 2009
Austin, TX US
New York City, NY US
Raleigh, NC US

29 June 2009
Raleigh, NC US

4 July 2009
Warwick, UK

5 July 2009
Launceston, TAS AU

11 July 2009
Dallas, TX US
Madison, WI US

12 July 2009
San Antonio, TX US

18 July 2009
Seattle, WA US

7 August 2009
St. Louis, MO US

7-9 August 2009
Nashville, TN US - Weekend Event

27 September 2009
Atlanta, GA US

Monday, May 11, 2009

Terminator Salvation Director McG Apple Store Appearance

Join director McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) as he discusses his
latest film, TERMINATOR SALVATION, the highly anticipated new installment in
the Terminator film franchise. The movie is set in post- apocalyptic 2018,
where the future that John Connor (Christian Bale) was raised to believe in
has been altered.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Apple Store, Third Street Promenade
1248 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters on Thursday, May 21.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Opens May 1st

Hugh Jackman as Logan "Wolverine"
The much anticipated movie starring Hugh Jackman opens May 1st. The stars of the film,Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds,, Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, along with director Gavin Hood, sat down to talk about it's upcoming release.

To see a full interview of the press conference, click here: Cast Interview

Friday, April 17, 2009

William Shatner Documentary Premieres at Nashville Film Festival

The Nashville Film Festival, April 16-23, 2009, will host the world premier of WILLIAM SHATNER'S GONZO BALLET, a documentary co-directed and produced by Kevin Layne, of Forti/Layne Entertainment,, in association with The Independent Film Company and Big Screen Entertainment Group.

The documentary chronicles the creation of “Common People” a ballet by famed New York choreographer Margo Sappington who was inspired to craft the piece after hearing Shatner in an NPR interview speaking about his critically acclaimed album, “Has Been.”

“Has Been,” written by Shatner and Ben Folds of the Ben Folds Five, was recorded in Nashville and produced by Folds in his legendary Nashville Studio, a studio that has recorded many music greats including Elvis Presley. The album features appearances by Henry Rollins, Aimee Mann, Joe Jackson, Adrian Belew and Brad Paisley.

The “Common People” ballet incorporates six songs from the album and was performed by the Milwaukee Ballet when it premiered in 2007. GONZO BALLET explores the genesis of this unique artistic collaboration by fusing the music, poetry, and dance of "Common People" with interviews of the creators, dancers, musicians and Shatner himself.

For more on the movie check out IMDB.GONZO BALLET

Monday, March 2, 2009

Twilight Star Taylor Lautner on Blog Talk Radio

Twilight Star Taylor Lautner on Blog Talk Radio: Monday March 9.

Twilight fans nationwide now have a chance to hear Taylor Lautner, “Jacob” in Twilight, speak about his experiences live from the set of The Twilight Saga's New Moon. On March 9 at 9 pm (eastern) / 8 pm (central), be at your computer and link into our Stardish program. You may even get the chance to ask Taylor your questions! Join me and Amy Clark (MomAdvice) as we talk about what we love so much about this story, the movie, and ask Taylor some of your questions about his experiences as "Jacob" in Twilight and New Moon.

Our Twilight show with Taylor is brought to us thanks to Walmart. Working with Summit Entertainment to engage millions of fans in our excitement around the story and new DVD movie release, Walmart has great deal in store. You can check out their site at to see details about midnight store events and even invite your friends to activities with an "eBite." Walmart also is adding "Twilight shops" in all stores upon this movie release with an array of accessories, apparel and entertainment. We're excited to work with Walmart and bring to you this show. We invite teens, moms, and Twilighters of all ages from everywhere to join us March 9.

For more info on the upcoming show click: STARDISH RADIO

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

MIami Film Festival March 6-15 2009

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC –, today announced highlights of its 26th edition, running Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 15, 2009. The complete film slate is available at

“We’re very excited about bringing this year’s special program to our community, and to the many who join us from other parts of the nation, and from abroad,” Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, said. “Film is a powerful educational tool that raises awareness on important issues, and often brings about needed change. Our Festival truly distinguishes itself from the world’s other major film festivals because of its heavy emphasis on education through its special screenings, workshops and seminars, presented by the industry’s most influential leaders. I invite everyone to attend the Festival this year and enjoy its rich program.”

For more information:miamifilmfestival

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Denzel Washington is America'a Favorite Movie Star

-For the third year in a row, Denzel Washington comes in on top as America’s favorite movie star. Returning to the list this year at number two, after a one year absence, is Clint Eastwood. The perennial favorite, John Wayne, who died 30 years ago, is tied with Will Smith at number three.

These are the some of the results of The Harris Poll®, a new nationwide survey of 2,388 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive® between December 9 and 15, 2008. Other findings include:

* With a return as Indiana Jones this past summer, Harrison Ford leaps from the number 10 spot in 2006, to off the list last year, to number 5 this year;
* Rounding out the top ten is Julia Roberts at number 6 (down from No. 4 last year), Tom Hanks at number 7 (down from number 2), Johnny Depp at number 8 (down from 3 last year), and two new additions to the list tied at number 9 – Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman;
* Four actors have dropped off of the list since last year – Matt Damon, Sean Connery (last year both were tied for the number 7 spot), Sandra Bullock (number 9), and Bruce Willis (number 10);
* Different groups have their favorite actors. For men, their favorite actor, Clint Eastwood, really “makes their day” while “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts is the favorite for women;
* There are also regional differences as well – those in the East say Indiana Jones, or rather Harrison Ford, is their favorite movie actor, while Midwesterners cite Julia Roberts as their favorite. Southerners say that Denzel Washington is their favorite movie actor and Westerners, perhaps due to the large number of Westerns he starred in, say John Wayne is their favorite movie actor.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Oscars on Sunday February 22, 2009

Best Costume Nominee: The Duchess

Best Actor Nominee: Mickey Rourke

Best Picture Nominee: Slumdog Millionaire
The 81st annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at The Kodak Theater. International film star and Tony winner, Hugh Jackman will host.

Below is a full list of nominees:

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn in “Milk”
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Josh Brolin in “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt”
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon in
“Revolutionary Road”
“La Maison en Petits Cubes”
“Lavatory - Lovestory”
“This Way Up”
Anne Hathaway in
“Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling”
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep in “Doubt”
Kate Winslet in “The Reader”
“Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”
“Manon on the Asphalt”
“New Boy”
“The Pig”
“Spielzeugland (Toyland)”
Amy Adams in “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz in
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis in “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”
“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Kung-Fu Panda”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”
“Revolutionary Road”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Duchess”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Frozen River”
“In Bruges”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”
“Encounters at the End of the World”
“The Garden”
“Man on Wire”
“Trouble the Water”
“The Conscience of Nhem En”
“The Final Inch”
“Smile Pinki”
“The Witness - From the Balcony of
Room 306”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Baader Meinhof Complex”
“The Class”
“Waltz with Bashir”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”
“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”
“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire

For more info on this year's telecast, visit: OSCARS

Sunday, January 11, 2009


The big winners at tonight's Golden Globe Awards were Heath Ledger who won a posthumous award for the role as The Joker , Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler and Kate Winslet who won two statuettes for The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Indian film “Slumdog Millionaire” became the little picture that could at last night’s Golden Globes Awards. It went four for four, winning best picture drama, director, screenplay and musical score.

In the television category, “30 Rock” won Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy for Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, while New York-set “Mad Men” won best TV Drama.

Double nominee Kate Winslet became a double winner after five previous nominations.

“Excuse me, I have a habit of not winning things,” a breathless Winslet said her first time onstage, for Best Supporting Actress for “The Reader.” Returning to collect Best Actress (Drama) for “Revolutionary Road,” Winslet wailed, “Oh, god, here’s the other one!”

Rourke, said during his win for The Wrestler, “It’s been a very long road back for me,” Rourke said. “Several years ago I was almost out of this business.”

Legandary film director Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” won Best Picture (Musical or Comedy.)

Bruce Springsteen won Best Song, for his theme to “The Wrestler.”

“Slumdog” was top dog, winning Best Picture (Drama), Director, Screenplay and Best Original Score.

Musical or Comedy Best Actor went to Colin Farrell for “In Bruges.” and Best Actress to Sally Hawkins for “Happy-Go-Lucky.”

“Wall-E” won Best Animated Film. “Waltz With Bashir” won Best Foreign-Language Film.
Full Article

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Will Smith Named 2008's Top Money Making Movie Star

International superstar Will Smith, star of "Hancock" and "Seven Pounds," was voted the star who generated the most box office revenue for theaters in an annual survey by Quigley Publishing Co.

Smith's superhero summer blockbuster, "Hancock," grossed $228 million. "Seven Pounds," currently in theaters, has grossed $39 million in its first two weeks of release.

Will interview

Friday, January 2, 2009

Johnny Depp Graces Entertainment Weekly

Johnny Depp is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's first look at 2009 preview.

Johnny will play legendary bank robber John Dillenger in the upcoming summer release, Public Enemies. Look the movie in theaters July 1st and look for the issue of Entertainment Weekly on newstands this week.