News: Ledger’s Last Film Not A Big Hit Among Critics

It is probably very different to how it was intended with the other actors having to replace Heath and change the appearance. I can imagine it to be confusing, but I am still very much looking forward to seeing it.

Heath Ledger’s final film has been given a lukewarm reception at the Cannes Film Festival – and many critics were shocked to see his character hanging from a London bridge with a rope around his neck in his first scene.

Ledger died in January, 2008 before he completed work on Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to complete his part in the movie.

And though film reviewers have been kind to the late actor in his final role, they’ve not been so taken by Gilliam or his film, which premiered at Cannes this week (beg18May09).

Britain’s TimesOnline critic James Christopher writes, “Ledger is a marvel to watch,” but insists the plot of the film is “slim, incomprehensible, and desperately unconvincing”.

He goes on to suggest the film “could have benefited with a lot more hard story and a lot less whimsy”.

And Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw insists the film is “amiable” but “could be for fans only,” adding “the film’s convoluted curlicues are tiring, insisting too loudly on how ‘imaginative’ everything is”.

News: Pattinson’s Costly Kiss

WOW I bet that is very strange for him for people to be biding that much on a kiss with him.

Robert Pattinson has learned his lips are worth a staggering $20,000 (£13,333) – after a kiss with the actor was auctioned off at a charity event on Thursday.

The Twilight actor offered up his smooch at a gala for the American Foundation for AIDS Research, a fundraiser held at the Cannes Film Festival every year.

The star blushed as he was introduced by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who told the crowd they were bidding for a chance to meet, greet and receive a kiss on the cheek from the hunky Brit.

Pattinson joked, “If it goes well, maybe it will turn to something more!”

The bidding jumped to a staggering $20,000, with two lucky guests winning the final prize.

Hollywood couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger also auctioned off a Segway vehicle, while a saxophone donated by former U.S. President Bill Clinton went for $130,000 (£87,000).

News: Batman Bale Caught Snoozing

Awww that is being very laid back, haha.

Batman star Christian Bale ruined his first ever scene as the caped superhero by falling asleep on set.

The British actor claims he never suffers nerves on set, and is so calm during movie shoots, he’s often snoozing when the cameras roll.

Bale tells GQ magazine, “I fall asleep on sets all the time. I’ve done it in the middle of scenes. In Batman Begins, in the first scene I had with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, I fell asleep. I was meant to be waking up, so I laid down and just fell asleep.

“I didn’t hear ‘action’ so Michael and Morgan were talking and I was supposed to join in. I woke up with Michael Caine poking me in the ribs, going, ‘Look at that! He’s bloody fallen asleep.'”