Benicio Del Toro will no longer be starring as the baddie in the sequel to 'Star Trek' after pulling out due to ''monetary issues''.
The 'Wolfman' actor was in talks to play the lead bad guy in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel - starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana - but "monetary issues" have ended chances of him starring.
Although no details of who the character is have so far been leaked, NYPost.com's Vulture blog claims he was set to play Khan Noonien-Singh in the much-hyped project.
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Frida star Hayek will be presented with the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence, while De La Hoya will receive the Special Achievement in Sports Television honour at the event next month (Sep09).
Montalban, who died in January (09), will be the subject of a special tribute hosted by West Side Story star Rita Moreno.
Among the nominees for top prizes at the event, Alfred Molina, Cheech Marin, Javier Bardem and Joaquin Phoenix will compete for the Best Actor award and Sofía Vergara, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes and Oscar winner Penelope Cruz will fight it out for Best Actress.
Continue reading: Hayek & Montalban To Be Honoured At Alma Awards
FANTASY ISLAND star Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88.
The Mexican actor passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday (14Jan09). The cause of death is unknown.
Montalban is most famous for his role as Mr Roarke in the 1970s and 80s show, but he also made numerous other TV, movie and theatre roles throughout a long and successful career.
He appeared as villain Khan Noonien Singh in the first ever season of Star Trek, as well as the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
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Star Trek's KHAN NOONIEN SINGH, played by actor Ricardo Montalban, has topped a new list of TV's Most Out-Of-This-World characters. The WRATH OF KHAN character beat THE DOCTOR from cult British show Doctor Who and Avery Brooks' portrayal of CAPTAIN BENJAMIN LAFAYETTE SISKO in STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE in the Emmy magazine poll. Emmy editors gave Montalban's smooth-talking character the top spot on the quirky list, stating, "Khan was so cool we would've bought a Chrysler Cordoba (car) if he'd told us too." The list was made up of the most bizarre characters from cult TV shows. Montalban also made the list at number 10 for his portrayal of matchmaker MR ROARKE on FANTASY ISLAND. The full top 10 is: 1. KHAN NOONIEN SINGH (RICARDO MONTALBAN) in STAR TREK 2. THE DOCTOR (various actors) in DOCTOR WHO 3. CAPTAIN BENJAMIN LAFAYETTE SISKO (AVERY BROOKS) in STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE 4. COMMANDER JOHN KOENIG (Martin Landau) in SPACE: 1999 5. LILY MUNSTER (Yvonne De Carlo) in The Munsters 6. COMMANDER ADAMA (LORNE GREEN + Edward James Olmos) in BATTLESTAR GALLATICA 7. DANA SCULLY (Gillian Anderson) in THE X-FILES 8. CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD (Patrick Stewart) in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 9. JEANNIE NELSON (Barbara Eden) in I Dream Of Jeannie 10. MR ROARKE (RICARDO MONTALBAN) in FANTASY ISLAND
Inspired by classic literature like Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, and King Lear -- along with classic navy films -- Nicholas Meyer's major directorial debut is indeed the best of the series and it's a classic sci-fi flick on its own, outside the Trek mythology altogether.
Continue reading: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Review
Since the vast majority of the audience for "Spy Kid 3D: Game Over" has probably never seen a 3D movie with cheap, old-fashioned blue-and-red-lensed cardboard glasses, here's a three-point primer for proper enjoyment of any flick in this format:
1) Sit toward the middle of the theater. Because of the twin-image nature of 3D projection, the more off-center you are from the screen, the more you'll see eye-straining "ghosting" of images through your glasses instead of proper depth of field.
2) The left lens (red) always seems uncomfortably darker than the right (blue). Get used to it.
Continue reading: Spy Kids 3d: Game Over Review
Getting by on little more than its contagious charm, "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams" has about three-quarters the fun of its spry 2001 predecessor -- but it's a rushed, slapdash, sequel-for-the-sake-of-a-sequel with less than half the plot and ingenuity.
Taking place some time after the cartoonish espionage adventures of the first film has lead to the creation of a Spy Kids division within the OSS (what that stands for goes unexplained, even in the press kit), Part Two picks up in the middle of a rivalry between hero spy kids Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara reprise the roles) and impudent, bratty upstarts Gary and Gerti Giggles (Matt O'Leary and Emily Osment).
The Giggles horn in on the Cortezes' rescue of the U.S. president's equally bratty daughter (Taylor Momsen) from an wild amusement park ride run amuck in the movie's opening scene, then get assigned to a coveted mission by their father Donnagon Giggles (Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butthead"), a crooked agent who is appointed OSS director over Carmen and Juni's father (Antonio Banderas).
Continue reading: Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams Review
Since the vast majority of the audience for "Spy Kid 3D: Game Over" has probably...