Thursday, November 08, 2007
Film director and actor, Robert Redford, attended the Chicago premiere of his film, ‚'Lions for Lambs,‚'one of the falls most anticipated feature film releases. The event benefited the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national non-profit environmental organization that has recently brought its aggressive environmental advocacy to the Midwest .
Redford, an NRDC trustee for more than 30 years,walked down the premiere’s “green” carpet, alongside Mayor Richard M. Daley and wife Maggie and other prominent local figures from sports, business, and cultural affairs. He also paid tribute to NRDC, one of the country’s most innovative and effective environmental organizations, which opened its Midwest office in Chicago in January 2007.
The new office already has scored a number of victories against pollution and invasive species in Lake Michigan, and has beaten back legislation in Illinois that would have made it harder to protect local communities against emissions from oil refineries and coal-fired power plants.
Redford’s film, “Lions for Lambs,” opens this Friday and is already receiving praise as a powerful and gripping story that pulls back the curtain on politics, news and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.
Trolleys in Chicago have never looked so fun! Complete with turn key top, The Mr. Magorium Magic trolley offers complimentary rides to and from Museum Campus and Water Tower Place Thursday, November 8th through Monday, November 12th. The Trolley is timed to 20th Century Fox’s holiday release of Walden’s and Mandate Pictures’ magical family film Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. The film is written and directed by Zach Helm and stars Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman and Zach Mills.
In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record® for Largest Toy Drive, Walden Media and Fox Walden have partnered with Toys For Tots© to collect over 12,000 pounds of toys. The Magic Trolley also serves as a mobile toy collection site that will accept donated toys to benefit Toys For Tots©. Those who donate can enter-to-win screening passes for the advance screening of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
The Trolley will also make an appearance at the Stratford Square Mall in Blomingdale, IL on Saturday, November 10th as part of the “Welcome Santa Parade”. It will accept donations outside the mall between noon and 3pm. The Magic Trolley will travel to Hollywood Boulevard Theatre in Woodridge, IL on Sunday, November 11th where it will accept toy donations with the chance to win screening passes from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
Special “toy chests” will be placed in movie theatres, schools, libraries, community centers and businesses throughout Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, and Washington DC. Each market has set a goal to collect at least 1200 pounds of toys. In addition to these ten markets, Fox Walden will conduct a web campaign allowing people across the country to “build a toy” online (www.magorium.com).
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium is the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. In fact, it’s a magic toy store and everything in it comes to life – including the store itself. The Emporium only asks one thing of its customers; you must believe it to see it.
A Walden Media and Mandate Pictures co-production, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium is written and directed by Zach Helm and stars Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Jason Bateman. Richard Gladstein and Jim Garavente (Helm’s producing partner) are producers, Mandate Pictures’ Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are executive producers, and Barbara A. Hall is co-producer.
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium hits theatres on November 16th and is rated G. HYPERLINK "http://www.magorium.com/toydrive" \o "blocked::http://www.magorium.com/toydrive" www.magorium.com/toydrive
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Wildly popular New York based astrologer and author Susan Miller made an appearance at the Apple Store discussing her site astrolgyzone.com site and the TimePassages astrology software.
She did readings for a few audience members and made a few celebrity predictions as well. She said that while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will probably have a bio-child within a year,Brad's ex Jennifer Aniston will probably not have a relationship(at least a good one ?) until 2009. She also shocked the audience with a revelation that a popular male actor may not be straight. I'm not going to mention that here because he knows who he is and we have mutual friends!
Miller talked for about 2 hours and unfortunately Apple had not received the shipment of software to sell!