Trailer Fox: Twilight: New Moon

It seems all I do these days (besides figuring out when I became a senior in college) is post about New Moon. I don’t even like the Twilight franchise and I’m posting about it. You just can’t escape the dreamy gaze of Robert Pattinson.

Anyway, here is the latest and final trailer for Twilight: New Moon.

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Watch Out World: The Fanning Sisters Are Taking Over

Beware of this child.

Dakota Fanning is a very cute child star with a boat load of talent. There is no denying that. Just look at the above picture.

Well yesterday when I saw Babel, I said to myself, “Wow, that little girl looks really familiar.” When the credits rolled, I was proven correct. “I knew that was Dakota Fanning’s younger sister!” I thought. Meet Elle Fanning, the less creepy younger sister of Dakota.

Elle’s early roles have mostly been the younger version of her sister in I Am Sam, Taken, and Charlotte’s Web. To her credit, she’s acted on her own in Babel, The Door in the Floor, and Because of Winn Dixie.

Dakota, as we all know, has quite the filmography, having already appeared with Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and Robert DeNiro before the age 12.

I’ve come to the conclusion that unless Dakota and Elle Fanning fall into the deep abyss of child stars gone bad, they will achieve world domination. (Though they could never top the Olsen Twins.) If you don’t believe me, just look at how Dakota accepts her one of many awards.

Dakota Fanning Wants An Oscar

Like really wants one.

Here is some news that I still cannot get over.

Fanning Hoping ‘Hounddog ‘Will Win Her an Oscar

Child actress Dakota Fanning is set to shock fans in new movie Hounddog, because she has shot child rape scenes and appears semi-naked. The controversial film written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier is a dark and violent story set in American’s rural south – and the 12-year-old’s mother and agent are convinced her gritty performance is Oscar-worthy. Agent Joy Osbrink tells the New York Daily News, “It’s not just the rape scene – the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress. And I’ve never been so proud of her in my life. I’ve seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better.”

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It still sounds like the classic case of “mom”ager gone made to me. Hopefully, for Dakota’s sake, it is the right choice. But as of right now, I cannot see how.

Dakota Fanning’s Next Big Role


Apparently, Dakota Fanning is going to pull a Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver for her next big role.

All shook up over Dakota’s ‘Hounddog’
from The New York Daily News [SOURCE]

Cute-as-a-button child star Dakota Fanning, who turned 12 in February, is venturing into sexually disturbing territory in a movie being filmed in North Carolina.

The screenplay for Hounddog – a dark story of abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier – calls for Fanning’s character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in “underpants” in several other horrifying moments.

Fanning’s mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, see the movie as a possible Oscar vehicle for the pint-size star. But despite Fanning’s status as a bankable actress – whose movies, including last year’s War of the Worlds, have earned more than half a billion dollars since 2001 – the alarming material seems to have scared off potential investors from the under-$5 million indie project.

The two taboos in Hollywood are child abuse and the killing of animals,” a source close to the situation told me. “In this movie, both things happen.”

Fanning’s carefully choreographed rape scene has already been filmed. But then the production – which also stars Robin Wright Penn, David Morse and Piper Laurie – was shut down for lack of funds. Penn, who’s also an executive producer, gave a pep talk to the dispirited cast in the days leading up to the shutdown. The desperate producer, Jen Gatien, daughter of former club czar Peter Gatien, sent out an SOS to New York entertainment entrepreneur Lawrence Robins. Robins located emergency investors, filming resumed, and the movie is scheduled to wrap tomorrow.

The subject matter is very tough,” Robins told me, “but I was attracted to it because in the end it’s a story about human understanding, about a little girl who’s dealt a very bad deck of cards, but finds solace in the music of Elvis and survives.”

The script requires the preteen actress to confront tougher challenges than Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster did when, at Fanning’s age, they played child prostitutes.

It’s not just the rape scene – the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress,” Fanning’s longtime agent, Osbrink, told me. “And I’ve never been so proud of her in my life. I’ve seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better.”
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I have no idea what to make of this.

My first initial thought was what is wrong with her parents. But I’m not running her career. Her “mom”ager and agent are and evidently they are attempting to turn Dakota Fanning into a legitamite talent (although Hollywood already takes her seriously.)

Are audiences ready for little Dakota Fanning in more adult roles? Is this too mature of a role for a 12-year-old to undertake?

I do believe that she is child star with lasting potential and as an actress who would’ve eventually received an Oscar nomination.

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

Dakota Fanning + Oscars?

Dakota Joins Oscars Panel

Little Dakota Fanning has become a major player in Hollywood after being named among the 120 new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The 12-year-old will join Joaquin Phoenix, Felicity Huffman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Crash star Terrence Howard among the non Academy Award winners who can now vote at the Oscars.

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First of all, I have absolutely nothing against Dakota Fanning. I think she’s adorable and her acting ability has shined in okay movies. I do think she could be a little bit too precocious for her own good, but that could help her when she switches over to more adult roles. As long as she doesn’t end up on the typical child star path of self-destruction, she could have a long and successful.

But I think (and this goes for any actor, not just Dakota Fanning) she should have be nominated for an Academy Award before being allowed to vote for nominated films and performances.

Seriously, do you think Dakota Fanning would even have been allowed to see Brokeback Mountain?