Thursday, December 23, 2010


 Christian Bale will star in NANJING HEROES,  a $90 million epic drama about about the Nanjing Massacre to be
directed by famous Yimou Zhang. The film will describe the horrors of the Nanjing Massacre, when Japanese troops killed thousands of Chinese citizens in what was then the nation's capital in 1937.  Many stories about this event often mention  John Rabe, a German businessman who helped save hundreds of Chinese refugees.  Bale will play the man who helps a great number of Chinese escape certain death.

Vin Diesel has just released a new concept art picture for  RIDDICK, the new chapter in the popular sf saga about Riddick, who, betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and
dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction. Vin Diesel has also revealed that David Twohy, the director, wants three different body looks for Riddick in the new sequel - the DiNorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type.

Ah, here's one of those heartwarming films which fill you with hope and love after they throw you into tears. Coming out next February WAITING FOR FOREVER is a lovely romantic drama about Emma (Rachel Bilson)  and Will (Tom Sturridge) who play long lost best friends-or so Emma thinks. When her mediocre TV show is canceled and news of her father's illness spreads, Emma's forced back to her hometown, where she meets a new set of unexpected struggles that challenge her to redefine the meaning of family, love and how we live our lives.


  1. Dez - Just dropping by to say Merry Christmas.

    See you Monday!

  2. I read about the different body looks for the Riddick character - that will be tough!

  3. @Mary
    Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Mary! Have a lovely festive weekend.And don't go crazy with eggnog :)

    it does sound very intriguing. It could spice up the new film.

  4. Vin Diesel is my hero. The guy grew up pretending to be a superhero, and now he gets paid bank to really pretend to be a superhero. The guy is just plain cool. Being dead sexy also helps.

  5. and what makes him more sexy is the fact that he was a director before starting an acting career and was even praised as the moviemaker :)

  6. Bale almost looks like Robert Downey Jr. in that pick.

    I liked chronicles of Riddick, so a new Riddick movie sounds fun to me.

  7. As long as Vin Diesel is playing Riddick I'll be there to watch him. So much better than him in The Pacifier! :)

  8. Vin Diesel is sexy, but the Riddick movies are a mixed bag. Pitch Black was cool, but Chronicles was an exercise in late 60's sci fi strange. This Christian Bale film sounds very intriguing. But it will be a rental. In these lean times, unless there are monsters, explosions or some other reason for a huge screen, it goes on my Netflix queue.

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  10. I can't wait for Riddick! I enjoy the story. Thanks for posting the concept art, dezz!

  11. I don't understand the story behind this new Riddick movie. Is it supposed to be a sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick? It seems it must be because they gave the impression he didn't really know he was a Furyan in the second movie. And yet, the second movie also gives the impression that Furya is already destroyed and Riddick is the new leader of the Necromongers! Gah! I loved this storyline and it seems like they're messing with it. We'll see how it goes, though.

  12. I love the concept of the film but I hope they make it a good ending. Sometimes you think it's all going to lead up to the same thing and when it does, it's disappointing.

  13. hmm... waiting for forever sounds verra interesting~ ;p

    Merry Christmas, Dez! :o)

  14. Looking forward to the new Riddick. Wishing you a very merry (and safe) Christmas.

  15. @Budd
    just looks like, when it comes to real talent Downey Jr has zero of it, while Bale has it in tones :)

    PACIFIER was his attempt to show his gentle and tender side :) I actually like when him and Dwayne Johnson appear in family flicks, it makes them more human.

    ah, I'm one of those people who adored CHRONICLES and didn't get PITCH BLACK :) but that's because I adore space operas and lavish sf sets and plus CHRONICLES had two of my dearest actors ever - Judi Dench and Karl Urban :)

  16. @Scarlet
    glad you liked the concept art, Spider ;)

    ah, I don't know, Emily. The only thing I do know is that they want the film to be more like PITCH BLACK than CHRONICLES :(

    we shall keep our fingers crossed!

    it seems like a cute flick, doesn't it?

    wishing you Merry Christmas too, Lyndylove, and don't go wild with eggnog ;)

  17. Hello Dezzy - It's almost Christmas Eve for you there. Almost. =D

    I've told you before I'm a total Vin Diesel fan. He has THE sexiest voice in Hollywood, IMO. I'll be watching the film, for sure.

    Waiting For Forever looks sweet.

  18. Eh, then I probably won't go to see it. I MUCH preferred Chronicles over Pitch Black.

  19. @Shells
    Actually Christmas is celebrated in Serbia on January 6th following the Orthodox calendar, but since I'm an atheist I celebrate both the Catholic and the Orthodox Christmas just for the sake of the festive atmosphere :))

    I think I have the total opposite of Vin's voice :))

    I'm with you on that one, I also loved CHRONICLES much much more than PITCH BLACK.

  20. ...eagerly awaiting Riddick's return:)

    It's Vin's best character by a mile.

  21. Christian Bale and Vin Deisel in one post?
    Could this blog experience bad ass critical mass and explode???

    Oh, and I love the poll. My vote goes to Clive Owen.

  22. Dezmond - Ah, I did not know that. Thanks for filling me it. Celebrating both holidays would be fun in that your decorations get to stay up longer. That's a plus.

    Now as for your voice - mmmmm, I'm finding that difficult to imagine. The complete opposite would be high and squeaky. Not hearing it.

  23. @Elliot
    it made him the star he is :)

    I'm widely known for unusual mixes :) Glad you like the new poll!

    no not that kind of opposite :) It's soft, calming and hypnotizing :)

  24. I love, love Karl Urban. :) Merry Christmas, Dez. I wish you and your family lots of joy and many blessings.

  25. thanks, Melissa, I wish you and your family the same! And may the next year bring you many new bestsellers :)

  26. Nanjing Heroes sounds like a good film. Always got a spot for a WWII flick. Hope this one is good, even though it sounds more or less like Schindler's List.

  27. i've never seen those riddick movies- but i always thought they looked interesting...
    the waiting for forever looks really sweet... although i always think bilson comes across as kinda self-absorbed no matter what character she plays..

  28. yep, Vics, I have more or less the same opinion about Bilson. And she was in a long relationship with Hayden Christensen who also strikes me as gorgeous, but self-absorbed.

  29. come on, downey is good at playing downey. He knows this and picks those roles.