Hottie of the Day: Anissa Holmes


ANISSA HOLMES

The latest hottie of the day hails from north of border in good ol’ Toronto, Canada. The one and only Anissa Holmes is our newest hottie.

Ms. Holmes grew up a tomboy but soon found her more girly personality from the help of two other sisters. She has only been modeling for a couple years but has already graced the covers of Playboy multiple times. While her nude work has made her quite famous she has also done lots of work for fitness, automotive and fashion publications. She’s also done modeling work for trade shows ranging from fashion to auto shows.

Her work doesn’t stop at modeling but has branched out into television, film and radio. She’s appeared in several cable TV shows up in Canada and even landed a role in an late-night HBO show called HBO’s Forbidden Science. It’s only a matter of time before she truly hits it big not just in her homeland of Canada but also in the US. She’s building up a growing legion of fans by way of her own website and activity with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Soderbergh to Traffic in Contagion


Steven Soderbergh has always been an indepedent-minded filmmaker from the time broke-out with his Sex, Lies and Videotape and up to his dabbling into microbudgeted, HD-shot films like Bubble and The Girlfriend Experience. In-between such arthouse fares he’s also managed to churn out commercial-friendly works like the Ocean’s Trilogy and to a certain extent both Erin Brockovich and Traffic.

While he surely has earned the ability to choose his projects his last major production didn’t pan out as some have thought it would. I’m talking about the passion project and, one I call the ego-project, epic biopic about Che Guevara which ran so long that it had to be released as two films: The Argentine and Guerrilla. His latest studio offering in The informant! also didn’t light up the box-office or even do marginally well.

Hopefully, the announcement broken by The Playlist site about his upcoming major project will change this pattern. Soderbergh has put on the fast-track the production of a film from Scott Z. Burns’ Contagion script. He will direct this action-thriller which some have labeled as Traffic meets The Stand/Outbreak. The premise of the script details the reaction of the cast of characters to a developing viral pandemic which goes global. The film will take place across four continents and already has snagged quite a talented rollcall of actors: Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. We’re sure to get more news about further cast developments the closer to the start of filming.

While I like Soderbergh’s “Sundance” films I also think that he can make commercially-entertaining films and has proven that he could with the Ocean’s series. Here’s to hoping that he could create an action-thriller w/ some horror aspects to it with this latest project. It’s always exciting to see a director try on a new genre and see how well they do in it. I’m betting on Soderbergh hitting a home run instead of fouling out.

Source: The Playlist