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Retiring Hannah Montana


hMiley Cyrus Quitting Hannah Montana

Is Miley Cyrus done with the alter ego who made her a household name?  It’s long been speculated that Miley’s online shenanigans were in an effort to break the Hannah Montana and Disney image.

In a press conference held Monday with the stars of  “Hannah Montana: The Movie," Miley set the record straight on future career goals and confirms she eventually wants to retire Hannah Montana because “she can’t live that life forever.”  But not to worry Hannah Montana fans, she is interested in another season of Hannah Montana, however that does not include shooting another feature length film. 

In the works is a project with author Nicolas Sparks (“The Notebook”) who wrote a film script with Miley in mind and the basis of a future Sparks novel.  She is looking forward to expanding her resume and showing off her true acting chops.  She made it no secret at this year’s Academy Awards during her red carpet interviews that she has her eye on the little golden statue. 

Miley has often gotten into trouble for being too outspoken and during the press conference, co-star Jason Earles (“Jackson”) confirmed what we already knew, “there is no filter with Miley” which at first got Miley in a huffy puffy mood but Jason replied by explaining that it is a “good thing” because she’s honest and true to her feelings.  Miley agreed.  Nice save Jason!

When asked what are the biggest misconceptions about the Hannah Montana star, Miley responded, “she is grateful for what she does and she doesn’t do it for attention.” She also admits that if she knew what the paparazzi were like before entering the fame game, she “probably wouldn’t be in this career.”

Seconds later, the “Hannah Montana” stars were asked what advice they have for young people wanting to come to Hollywood.  While Miley’s co-stars shelled out conservative advice like “go to school first,” “study acting,”Miley blurted out, “Be a freak, do it!”

And that’s what makes this Disney star a cut above the rest, a different type of mouseketeer unwilling to fit into the Hollywood mold.
“Hannah Montana:  The Movie” opens nationwide April 7th

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Method Directing

Actors often immerse themselves into character through Method Acting.   Directors plunge into their roles just the same to research their subjects.  Student Academy Award winner Cary Joji Fukunaga subscribed to Method Directing for his feature debut, SIN NOMBRE.  

Winner of the Directing Award and the Excellence in Cinematography Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, SIN NOMBRE is the filmmaker’s firsthand experiences with Central American immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S.  The Spanish-language movie takes place largely on top of cargo trains which transport the immigrants from Honduras to the border towns of Mexico.                                SIN NOMBRE trailer  

As the director and writer of the project, Cary Joji Fukunaga on his own rode alongside strangers on top of these dangerous trains to learn about the people who risks their lives in order to make it to the promise land.

The courageous up and coming director sat down with CineMovie's Viviana Vigil* to discuss his risky decision, in the name of filmmaking. 

SIN NOMBRE is in selected theaters nationwide.


  Interview with SIN NOMBRE producers Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna


*Catch Viviana Vigil as the host of NBC's "1st Look" and "Open House." 

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John Cena in 12 ROUNDS / Movie Reviews

Wrester John Cena returns as a movie action hero in 12 ROUNDS as a New Orleans police officer Danny Fisher who must save his girlfriend from a criminal retaliating for his own loved one's death.  

In this clip, John Cena jumps into action to save a runaway trolley but it doesn't seem to be going to well for the wrestler turned movie actor.  Take a look.

12 Rounds makes it way into theatres March 27.


Studio:    20th Century Fox
Genres:    Action/Adventure
Release Date:    March 27, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    PG-13
Starring:    John Cena
Directed By:    Renny Harlin
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The astounding, well-documented story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their son was being treated for cancer. Strained financially and emotionally, the family discovers their recently renovated home was a former mortuary with a dark history. After experiencing violent supernatural events both inside and out of the house, the family seeks the help of ghost hunters and the Catholic Church, which performs an exorcism.

Hold on to your blankie, this clip from THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT will scare your pants off.

Studio:    Lionsgate
Genres:    Science Fiction/Fantasy And Thriller
Release Date:    March 27, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    PG-13
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MONSTERS VS. ALIENS Movie Clip and Reviews

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of other monsters: the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus.

In this clip from MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, Ginormica meets one of her new partners who shows off his martial art skills.  

Studio:    Paramount
Genres:    Action/Adventure, Comedy And Animation
Release Date:    March 27, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    PG
Starring:    Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Will Arnett
Directed By:    Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Produced By:    Lisa Stewart, Jill Hopper, Latifa Ouaou
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FAST AND FURIOUS Movie Reviews and Trailer

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed—Fast & Furious. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.

                    Furious Cars, Fast Stars:  Red carpet interviews with the stars

Studio:    Universal
Genres:    Action-Thriller
Release Date:    April 03, 2009
Starring:    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso
Directed By:    Justin Lin
Produced By:   
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CineMovie TV hung with the cast and guests of RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN at the Hollywood red carpet premiere of the number one movie in America starring Dwayne Johnson as a Las Vegas cab driver dragged into helping two teens from outer space. 

Los Angeles radio personality Alysha Del Valle of Latino 89.3 grilled the stars on their personal beliefs in other-worldly beings.

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Nicolas Cage in KNOWING / Movie Reviews

In KNOWING, Nicolas Cage is a professor who discovers a time capsule with contents that predict future tragedies and events.  The professor sets out to prevent them from coming true. 


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Hollywood Premiere: Watchmen

CineMovie was at the Hollywood premiere of WATCHMEN with our reporter Viviana Vigil.  Are the cast and guests ready for the Zack Snyder treatment of blood splats and nudity? 

Viviana gets to the bottom of it with the cast and guests Jon Voight, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Munn and many more. 

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Movie Preview & Reviews

Based on the popular video game franchise, a female fighter joins the ultimate battle with other warriors in Bangkok. 


Studio:    20th Century Fox
Starring:   Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein, Michael Clarke Duncan, Moon Bloodgood
Release Date:    February 27, 2009
MPAA Rating:    PG-13
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Jonas Brothers Interview & Movie Reviews

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

The Jonas Brothers document their 'Burning Up" tour in a 3D experience hitting theaters February 27.  Kevin, Joe, and Nick talk about their experience shooting their concert and their fans. 

Studio:    Walt Disney Pictures
Genres:    Documentary And Musical/Performing Arts
Release Date:    February 27, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    G
Starring:    Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas
Directed By:    Bruce Hendricks
Produced By:    Douglas C. Merrifield, Arthur Repola, Phil McIntyre
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