So the weekend’s here. And of course, Hollywood is busy-busy (read: even more congested ) getting ready for Sunday’s Oscar broadcast. In New Arrival News, congrats to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane (McSteamy) and his wife Rebecca Gayheart on their brand new baby girl. She has yet to be named (the couple want to get to know her first) so for now we’ll just call her ‘McTBDeamy’ til she gets a proper moniker. We move now to things that are born again, like remakes. They’re everywhere, from the TV shows we/our parents loved as kids to any number of movies that maybe shouldn’t have been “reimagined” in the first place. Anyone remember Police Academy? (If you’ve somehow forgotten, there were seven of them) – that’s getting relaunched. We already know about “The Rockford Files”(starring Dermot Mulroney), plus the new “Hawaii –Five-O” with hunky “Moonlight” star Alex O’Loughlin. They’ve now added Scott Caan to that cast to play Danny Williams, of “Book ‘em Danno” fame. In other popular retreads we have reports that Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to star in a new Smurfs movie. Not sure what that’s about although NPH is also guest starring on “Glee” (is there anything this guy can’t do?) And while we’re on the topic of things people grew up with, let us turn to movies this weekend. The big one? The multicolored, 3-D, star-studded, Tim Burton-directed elephant in the living room that nobody wants to go up against (hence the dearth of openings): Alice in Wonderland. The movie everyone’s been waiting for, which will probably make money hand over fist before Monday dawns. And star Johnny Depp, who’s seemingly cornered the market on odd/fantastical/magical/murderous/implement –appendaged creatures looks like he’ll ace the Mad Hatter bit in no time flat. Alice also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Crispin Glover. Here’s where you all come in - to vote on other live-action movies based on beloved children’s literature. So here goes. Voice your choice in today’s featured poll and let us know which of these movies based on kid’s books was your favorite?
1) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2) How The Grinch Stole Christmas
3) The Princess Bride
4) Where the Wild Things Are