June 19, 2008 |
In PLAYING the Chief, head of the super-secret spy agency CONTROL in the new movie version of the classic spoof TV show "Get Smart," Alan Arkin naturally endures his share of exasperation with the disaster-prone newbie Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) under his wing. But he also gets his own comically tinged heroic moments, from flying a plane to the rescue to -- his personal favorite -- righteously decking an officious civil servant. "I must say, there's a particular satisfaction in beating up somebody in the government," Arkin says.
October 7, 2007 |
The 2007 summer movie season may have just come to an end, but Hollywood already is intensely focused on the holiday seasons looming far in the distance. The third "Narnia" film, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," has been set for May 7, 2010 -- although not a foot of film has been shot. DreamWorks and Paramount, meanwhile, announced that they have penciled in June 26, 2009, for their "Transformers 2" -- even though there's no finished script or production start date.