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Kelly Brooke looks cracking in Indiana Jones advert

West End actress Kelly Brook may not be a Hollywood movie star just yet, but if she keeps cracking the whip like this you never know. Kelly looked a real treasure as she struck Harrison Ford's classic pose from Raiders of the Lost Ark for an advertising campaign.  The 29-year-old shot a series of film stills as she urged TV viewers to vote for their favourite Sky Movies' Christmas Day line-up.

Final Tales of Monkey Island episode out Dec 8

Telltale Games and LucasArts have announced that Rise of the Pirate God, the fifth and final episode in the Tales of Monkey Island series, is to be released for PC on December 8, 2009.Has our piratey hero Guybrush Threepwood met an untimely end at the hands of his nemesis? There are many questions to be answered in the Tales of Monkey Island finale."He wanted what every young man wants - to loot, pillage, and sail the high seas in search of further looting and pillaging opportunities," said Dave Grossman, veteran Monkey Island game designer and writer. "It’s a great tragedy to see such a productive life seemingly cut off prematurely. And I’m not just saying that because he owes me money."In celebration of the impending release of episode 5, all four previous episodes can now be purchased individually, priced $8.95 at telltalegames.com.

UK Fans Can Win A Clone Wars Print Signed by Lucas

Good news for UK fans from starwars.com
Starting today, UK residents have a chance to win a limited edition Clone Wars fine art cell personally signed by George Lucas!

UK retailer Argos is hosting a promotion that will award a hand-numbered fine art cell of Yoda and clones from The Clone Wars -- it's one of only 15 hand-numbered cells worldwide, and this is the only one signed by Lucas!

There are also 50 runner up prizes of Force FX Lightsabers to be won (either Anakin's or Darth Vader's lightsaber, subject to availability). Prize draw ends December 22, 2009.
UK fans can head on over to the official Argos site to find out how to win!

New class announced for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Hot on the hills of confirming the Jedi Knight class for new Star Wars MMO The Old Republic, LucasArts has announced the Imperial Agent as the latest addition to the line up.Where as most of the other characters are based on existing Star Wars stawarts such as Han Solo (Smuggler) and Boba Fett (Bounty Hunter), the Imperial Agent is not immediately linked to an existing fan favourite.“He uses subterfuge in order to infiltrate and assassinate enemies of the Empire” We asked producer Blaine Christine to explain exactly what players can expect from an Imperial Agent: “He works behind the scenes doing the real dirty work of the Empirs. He specialises in high tech gear and always has the right gear at the right time. He uses subterfuge in order to infiltrate and assassinate enemies of the Empire with deadly efficiency. Players who play as Imperial Agents will see the underbelly of the Empire in a way never before seen.”That currently brings the character classes announced to six but we’ve be…

Steven Spielberg : Steven Spielberg bags top anti-defamation honour

Steven Spielberg has bagged The Anti-Defamation League’s highest honour for his work in the field of human rights.

The Oscar-winning director will collect America’s Democratic Legacy Award at the league’s Los Angeles fundraiser on December 9, reports Contactmusic.

The 62-year-old was tagged as a “true champion of human rights” for his work in film and television, along with his humanitarian efforts.

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert and Israeli singer Noa Dori are set to share the stage with other artists at the Beverly Hilton hotel. (ANI)


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Drew Barrymore: 'Spielberg taught me so much'

Drew Barrymore has revealed that director Steven Spielberg taught her everything she knows about acting. The Whip It star, who was cast in Spielberg's ET when she was only five years old, said that out of all the directors she has worked with, he has always given her the best advice.

Barrymore told Empire: "I've spent my whole life working with more than 60 directors, so I've picked up all kinds of tips. Steven Spielberg has been a big help."

She continued: "He gave me great notes. He's a wonderful mentor."

Barrymore also compared her latest film to her first, adding: "My favourite scene in Whip It is actually the food fight, which is an homage to ET, when we had that big food fight in the lunch room."

Steven Spielberg's 'Oldboy' remake dead?

Steven Spielberg and Will Smith's update of South Korean film Oldboy has reportedly been scrapped. Mandate Pictures and Spielberg's DreamWorks were in the process of securing story rights to the movie when the latter "walked away", reports Latino Review. The production companies apparently "didn't see eye-to-eye" on the terms of the deal.

Director Chan-Wook's Oldboy, released in 2003, is a dark and violent revenge tale that involves torture and murder. Voters on CNN named it one of the ten best Asian films ever made.

The Smith/Spielberg production was believed to be based on the picture's original source material, a Japanese manga by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya.

Fresh Jurassic Park 4 news

A new Jurassic Park trilogy? A fresh direction for the films? Or is Jurassic Park 4 still a pipe dream? JP3 director Joe Johnston has been offering his thoughts…Published on Nov 9, 2009Jurassic Park 4, then. It's the sequel that we'd pretty much written off, and even now, we wouldn't want to lay down too much cash in favour of it actually happening. After all, it's been the best part of a decade since we saw Jurassic Park III (which we've written in defence of here), and while there have been very sporadic smatterings of news since, there seems little inclination to pick up the cameras and get the dinosaurs moving again.As he puts the finishing touches to next February's The Wolfman, Jurassic Park III director Joe Johnston has, however, been talking about another sequel. And he's told AintItCoolNews, "There is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it's nothing like the first three. It sort of take…