30 Mar 2011

Is that you, Miss Marple? Christie creation gets the Hollywood treatment

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You may conjure up an image of a little old lady in tweed and sensible shoes when you think of Miss Marple, but that is about to change as the literary creation gets the Hollywood treatment.

A full-length Disney film is to be made featuring Agatha Christie's crime-solving pensioner – but she is to be transformed into a glamorous thirty-something played by Jennifer Garner.

Various sources have reported that the actress' film company has secured the rights to produce

24 Mar 2011

Man dresses up as Transformer to pull women and entertain tourists

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Thanks to the Transformers cartoons back in the '80s and the recent films, many little boys have probably dreamt of owning a vehicle that can turn into a really cool robot.

However, 25-year-old Californian Drew Beaumier has taken that dream one step further by turning himself into one.

The inventor has created a suit that features wheels and moving parts which mean he can fold himself into car form and roll along roads and footpaths.

"Chicks definitely find

24 Mar 2011

Elizabeth Taylor dies aged 79

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In sad news for film fans, Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

One of the great female stars of Hollywood, she was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles six weeks ago as a result of heart failure, but never recovered.

Her spokesperson said she passed away at Cedars-Sinai medical centre with her children by her side.

Taylor first found fame as a child star and graduated to adult roles in 1950. She won two Best Actress Oscars, one for Butterfield 8 and the

22 Mar 2011

The Hobbit begins filming – finally!

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Fans of The Hobbit may be pleased to know that the movie adaptation has finally begun filming after a series of problems at the pre-production stage.

Scenes were started at Stone Street Studios and at various other locations around New Zealand this week, with Peter Jackson directing and Martin Freeman starring as Bilbo Baggins.

In January 2011, Jackson was forced to delay matters when he was diagnosed with a perforated ulcer and had to go for surgery, while a row over

11 Mar 2011

Keen Julia Roberts fan has 82 tattoos of her face inked on his body

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How do you feel about Julia Roberts? Plenty of people would probably call themselves a fan of the actress, but most of them do not go quite so far in their adulation as Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic.

The film buff once went to see Erin Brockovich at the cinema and was so enamoured by Roberts' performance that he decided to get a tattoo of her. Then another and another.

In fact, Miljenko now has a grand total of 82 pieces of body art with the Hollywood star as a subject,

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