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Report: Dakota Fanning finally graduates from high school…pic included…

Dakota Fanning have been a full time actress ever since she was a baby. Yet, she still finds the time to go to school and actually graduate. Most actors and actresses dropped out of school to start an acting career. Not Dakota. Congrats Dakota. Much respects.

Those kids in that picture are lucky to graduate with one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood. I’m sure they’ll never forget the day that they graduated with Dakota Fanning.

Wonder what’s next for her? Is College next? Will she stick with the movies? I’m sure she’ll announce her plans soon.

More on it, here.

As for the movies that she was best in, I liked her in “Man On Fire” and she was good in “The Runaways” movie.

She’s gonna be like the next Drew Barrymore. Be in acting the rest of her life.

Kev

Finally saw “The Runaways” biopic, last night, brief review…

So last night, I finally saw, “The Runaways” biopic. Saw it on the Movies on Demand PPV things. The movie wasn’t that bad. The film did kind of stay true to the “Runaways” story. It was more of a Cherrie Currie biopic more than the entire film itself ’cause the film concentrated on her character more. It’s no Joan Jett biopic at all even though she’s part of the film. The film didn’t really go in depth of The Runaways history. All they concentrated on were how crazy the girls were as teenagers. They all mixed sex, drugs and rock n’ roll into one. It showed how manager, Kim Fowley formed the band and all that, but the film mostly focused on the lesbian relationship between Joan Jett and Cherrie Currie. Joan was played by Kristen Stewart. Cherrie Currie was played by Dakota Fanning. It shows Cherrie’s obsession with David Bowie and how she wants to be like him as a performer. I was hoping it’ll focus on the music but the film turned out to be a soap opera.

I can understand why the soap opera was needed to explain why the Runaways career was short lived, but I wished the film focused on the music more. Yes, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning had quite a few make out scenes. The questionable thing is Dakota is 15 and Kristen is 20. So how did film makers get legal permission to do scenes like that is pretty questionable? I’m sure they had permission with Dakota’s parents to let them know that the underage lesbian kissing was just for the movie.

I actually thought the film was pretty good, I just wish the writing was better. Maybe this is a sign that Joan Jett will get her own biopic in the future. Kristen and Dakota’s acting was really good in this film though. Kristen’s acting is better outside of Twilight, in my opinion. This is a must see film if you like Joan Jett. It’ll give you insight on how Joan Jett is still huge and famous today.

Kev

Confirmed: Dakota Fanning to star in “Twilight Saga: New Moon”!!!

Teen star, Dakota Fanning, has officially signed to play alonside Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart in, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”. Dakota is set to play one of the main villains, she is playing Jane, a member of Italy’s evil Volturi.

Entertainment Weekly reports:

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/03/twilight-dakota.html?iid=top25-Twilight’%3A+Dakota+Fanning+will+star+in+’New+Moon

Kev

Report: Dakota Fanning in talks to play Cheri Currie, frontwoman of “The Runaways”…

Teen star, Dakota Fanning is in talks to play the leading role as Cheri Currie frontwoman of “The Runaways”, the biopic of the all girl punk rock band from the 70’s. Before you go thinking that Dakota Fanning is too young to be playing Cheri Currie, since Dakota is now 15 years old, Cheri was about her age around the time she was in the band.

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart is set to play Joan Jett in, “The Runaways” movie.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000849.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Interesting casting so far. I can’t wait to see who they’re going to get for Lita Ford, that will be interesting.

The Runaways, rocked.

Kev

Report: Dakota Fanning in talks to play Cheri Currie, frontwoman of “The Runaways”…

Teen star, Dakota Fanning is in talks to play the leading role as Cheri Currie frontwoman of “The Runaways”, the biopic of the all girl punk rock band from the 70’s. Before you go thinking that Dakota Fanning is too young to be playing Cheri Currie, since Dakota is now 15 years old, Cheri was about her age around the time she was in the band.

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart is set to play Joan Jett in, “The Runaways” movie.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000849.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Interesting casting so far. I can’t wait to see who they’re going to get for Lita Ford, that will be interesting.

The Runaways, rocked.

Kev

Thought: About the “Hounddog” movie controversy, just something to think about…

I am reading articles online about the “Hounddog” movie as explained below about a 12 year old girl being raped and being in an abusive family back in the 50’s. Sources are complaining about that the movie shouldn’t be shown in theaters and people are on a protest on the film trying to talk people into not seeing it.

Why do people find this a surprise that this a film about a child film that is sexual? This isn’t the first time that Hollywood has made movies like this.

Hello, remember the movie Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita”? That film is about a middle aged man falling in love with a 14 year old girl. And another movie called “Birth” that stars Nicole Kidman which is about a little boy who pretends to be her dead husband, and Nicole’s character begin to have a romantic relationship with that little boy, Nicole’s character takes a bath with him and everything. There is even a brief make out scene with Nicole and that little boy in the film too.

The thing with “Hounddog” is nothing new in Hollywood. There are plenty of films like this. The fact is, as long as there is no underage nudity and no child porn in these films, that is why it is legal for Hollywood to make these kind of movies.

The movie “Hounddog” was directed and written by a female film maker, maybe she was raped as a young child herself and she wanted to make a film on her experience to show the world what it’s like what a child experiences during that horrible time.

If “Law and Order: SVU” can do stuff like this, then why can’t Hollywood? It’s only fiction. I think people just take things too seriously. My advice, if you don’t like the content of the film or a TV show, IGNORE IT and DON’T WATCH! Simple? Yes.

Another thing to think about, if these child actors are willing to star in movies like this, it’s obvious their parents are cool with it and have no problem as long as it’s in their guidance. I think the reason Dakota Fanning signed on to a movie like this, because she mostly played in family oriented films, she did this movie ’cause she wanted to show a darker side of Dakota Fanning.

The only reason “Houndog” is making news headlines ’cause it was shown in Sundance last year and now it’s playing in selective theaters. What they going to try next ban the DVD release of the film too? It is only a movie. Period.

Kev

Report: “Hounddog” controversial film out in selective theaters now…

The controversial drama film “Hounddog” which stars the 14 year old Dakota Fanning, it’s about a trouble girl in a troubled life living in a abusive family. She is a girl that enjoys music and idolizes Elvis Presley. In the film, the young girl gets raped. There is no underage nudity in the film for legal reasons of course, all the rape scene shows is Dakota’s face.

When the film made it’s debut at Sundance festival in 2007, the film created a negative reaction by it’s audience. It’s been said that nobody wanted to see the film again after the festival ended.

The film “Hounddog” that also stars Piper Laurie, David Morse, and Robin Wright Penn hits selective theaters in the U.S.

Read more on it here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN1927732720080919?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

The film looks interesting, I’ll have to see it when it comes out on DVD. As long as it created a negative audience reaction, then it is probably good. I think the film isn’t supposed to entertain people, it’s supposed to send a message across about child rape. I think the film’s goal is to help save children from rape.

See the trailer of the film below.

Kev