in theaters: fame, pandorum

In theaters this weekend... Fame, a reinvention of the 1980 hit film, following a talented group of dancers, singers, actors and artists at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. The movie is directed by Kevin Tancharoen, whose previous credits include music videos and series for MTV.

Among the featured cast of Fame is Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as an aspiring actress named Joy. You might recognize her from previous work in Disney Channel stuff like Camp Rock and Hannah Montana. Interested in seeing the movie? Not sure? You can watch the first six minutes of Fame online here.

Also opening in theaters today, the sci-fi thriller Pandorum, about some folks who wake up on a spaceship with no memory of who they are, or what their mission is... and then a lot of terrible things start happening. None other than MMA champ Cung Le is in the movie as Manh. I don't know what kind of character he plays, but when I met him at Comic-Con back in July, he seemed to indicate that his role was fairly substantial. I'm just hoping he doesn't get eaten by a space monster or something.

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