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Benicio Del Toro Pulls Out Of Star Trek 2


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Benicio Del Toro has pulled out of negotiations to appear in 'Star Trek 2'.

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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Hayek & Montalban To Be Honoured At Alma Awards


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Salma Hayek, boxer/singer Oscar De La Hoya and late star Ricardo Montalban are to be honoured at the upcoming ALMA Awards, which celebrate Latin culture.

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.

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Ricardo Montalban Dead At 88


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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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Montalban's Singh Tops Out-Of-This-World Poll


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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

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Review


Extraordinary
It is nearly gospel now among Trekkies that the second Star Trek sequel, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is the undisputed best of the series, and will likely never meet its equal.

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.

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Sayonara Review


Very Good
James Michener's novel about an American G.I. (Marlon Brando) who falls in love with a Japanese kabuki starlet (Miiko Taka) after the Korean War is both timeless and bizarre. Timeless because it has that Romeo and Juliet feeling of crossed cultures -- the love affair made difficult here due to military rules and societal pressures, not to mention the fact that Brando's character agrees with those rules and pressures to start with. It's bizarre because of Brando's histrionics (Referring to sake, he says nervously to his Japanese gal, "We got rice back home but we just make rice pudding out of it, we don't drink it!"), Red Buttons in a serious role, and Ricardo Montalban playing a Japanese man (at least I think he's supposed to be Japanese). It's crazy. You won't know whether to laugh or cry, but you won't be able to look away.

Spy Kids 3d: Game Over Review


Weak

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.

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Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams Review


OK

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).

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Spy Kids 3d: Game Over Movie Review

Spy Kids 3d: Game Over Movie Review

Since the vast majority of the audience for "Spy Kid 3D: Game Over" has probably...

Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams Movie Review

Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams Movie Review

Getting by on little more than its contagious charm, "Spy Kids 2: The Island of...

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