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DVD Playhouse--May 2010

DVD Playhouse—May 2010


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Avatar (20th Century Fox) James Cameron beat his own title as box office champ, set with Titanic over a decade ago, with this eye-popping sci-fi epic about a paraplegic Marine name Sully (Sam Worthington), who takes the form of an “avatar,” or virtual being, to go undercover on the planet Pandora, attempting to infiltrate the native Na’vi to gather intelligence that will aid a joint corporate and military operation to rape the planet of its natural resources, destroying its indigenous population in the process. When Sully suddenly “goes native,” he locks horns with the company CEO (Giovanni Ribisi) and his gung-ho commanding officer (Stephen Lang, in a wonderful, scenery-chewing turn from a long-underrated actor). Thought of by many scholars and film buffs as a “game-changer” as much as the first Star Wars film was—and they may be right. While Cameron’s politically-correct
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Kaley Cuoco Moves to the Silver Screen - Secures Roles in I Hop and The Last Ride

Kaley Cuoco is making her move. The female star of the CBS hit show, The Big Bang Theory, has won the lead female role in I Hop, a live-action/CG-animation comedy produced by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. I Hop marks Cuoco’s first major studio feature role, an important distinction considering her last few films have been straight-to-dvd fare like Killer Movie, Cougar Club and the Lifetime classic, To Be Fat Like Me. In I Hop, Cuoco helps take care of the Easter Bunny’s (voiced by Russell Brand) son after her unemployed and irresponsible brother (James Marsden) accidently injures the child. Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) will direct.

To counter-balance the broad comedy of I Hop, Cuoco will also be appearing in Harry Thomason (The Hunting of the President) independent film, The Last Ride. She will play a gas-station owner who has a brief fling with the
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Celebrity Biography: Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco is still only in her twenties and she's already starred in three major television series: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (TV), Charmed (TV), and the current hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory (TV). Actually, it's four popular shows if one includes the animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (TV). The California native was born Kaley Christine Cuoco on November 30, 1985, to Gary Cuoco and Layne Anne Wingate, and was only six when she kicked off her career as a model and actress. Her first screen credit was the made-for-television movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992), and that was soon followed by a variety of TV guest shots and film appearances, including My So-Called Life (TV), Virtuosity (1995), Picture Perfect (1997), the Disney Channel movie Alley Cats Strike (1999), Growing Up Brady (2000), in which she portrayed Maureen McCormick, and 7th Heaven (TV). Her big break came in 2002, when the petite, blue-eyed blond landed the
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