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Linda Ferreira 12/31/11 06:54 PM

Entertainment Round-Up (12/31/11)
 
Check out the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television, and DVD news.

Linda Ferreira 12/31/11 06:54 PM

Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


Movies


01) Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin are officially confirmed for Ender's Game.

02) First look at some concept art of Cloud Atlas.

03) Star Trek sequel will be post converted to 3D.

04) Here's the first poster for Precious director Lee Daniel's period thriller, The Paperboy, starring Nicole Kidman, John Cusak, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.

05) First look at Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum in a film about male strippers, Magic Mike.

06) Bruce Campbell has shot a cameo for Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful.

07) Some more first images from Ben Affleck's Argo and Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer.

08) Thor 2 will be directed by Alan Taylor, whose recent credits include Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

09) The film adaptation for The Devil in the White City is still underway with a new screenwriter and Leonardo DiCaprio as the serial killer.

10) Frances McDormand and John Krasinski will star together in Matt Damon's directorial debut which shoots this spring.

11) Woody Allen's next Nero Fiddled, with a cast that includes Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, and Roberto Benigni, is likely for a summer 2012 release.

12) Michael Fassbender's next project teams him up with Steve McQueen again for 12 Years a Slave.

13) Charlie Kaufman's next directorial effort, titled Frank or Francis, will be a full-on musical.

14) Here are the first plot details for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.

15) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo screenwriter Steve Zaillian is considering directing the remake of Spanish thriller Time Crimes.

16) Mia Wasikowska has been offered the lead role in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

17) Edgar Wright reveals that his latest script is a musical.

18) Eva Green is the first to sign on for a 300 prequel.

19) Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake starts from scratch with the search for a new writer.

20) Seth Rogen signs on for Disney produced spy comedy B Team.

21) The Avengers is now confirmed for 3D.

22) Vin Diesel confirms that there is a seventh Fast and Furious in the works alongside the sixth movie.

23) Some high-res images from The Amazing Spider-Man.

24) Christopher Nolan plans to make only slight alterations to the audio for The Dark Knight Rises.

25) Les Misérables actors Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway may have to sing live while filming Tom Hooper's adaptation.

Television

01) MTV has officially confirmed that it will be reviving Punk'd. Ashton Kutcher will produce, but no longer host.

02) Clint Eastwood's family will star in their own reality show.

03) HBO has cancelled Bored to Death, Hung, and How To Make It In America.

04) Russell Brand gets his own late-night comedy show and primetime animated series on Fox.

05) AMC renews Hells on Wheels.

06) Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama is now titled The Newsroom.

07) Here's a new trailer for the second season of Spartacus, titled Spartacus: Vengeance.

08) NBC will live-steam the Super Bowl.

09) Showtime is developing a series adaptation of Aussie thriller Animal Kingdom.

10) Just in case you missed it, watch Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey make a return to Saturday Night Live.

Trailers

01) The Dark Knight Rises
02) Wrath of the Titans
03) The Avengers (German)
04) 21 Jump Street
05) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
06) Prometheus
07) Game Change
08) Goon
09) Bel Ami
10) Underworld Awakening
11) John Carter (International)
12) The Avengers (Russian)

Movies Out Next Week (01/06)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
The Devil Inside
Roadie
Beneath the Darkness
Players

DVDs Out Next Week (01/03)

Contagion
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
I Don't Know How She Does It
Shark Night
Puncture
The Guard
The Last Lions
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Absolutepunk Entertainment Forum Links


Compilation of Best of 2011 Lists
The Amazing Spider-Man
Parks and Recreation
The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Hunger Games
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Community
Prometheus
The Book Thread
Movie Lists 2011

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sources: trailers.apple.com, slashfilm.com, comingsoon.net, hollywoodreporter.com, blogs.indiewire.com, moviefone.com, deadline.com, collider.com, variety.com, avclub.com

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If you have a bit of entertainment news you'd like to submit for next week's Round-Up, send your submission to Thomas Balkcom with "Entertainment Round-Up" in the subject header.

Rob McWilliams 12/31/11 06:56 PM

Didn't know Buffy was getting remade.

Also fuck this Ashton Kutcher is the only Punk'd host ever

underthetalking 12/31/11 07:03 PM

08) NBC will live-steam the Super Bowl.

This is huge.

Jack Appleby 12/31/11 07:19 PM

Boo post-production 3D on Star Trek. Either film it with 3D in mind or don't incorporate it. Either would make me happier than this.

Qadriyyah 12/31/11 07:34 PM

OK so my most anticipated movie of 2012 is now Magic Mike.

stayillogical 12/31/11 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qadriyyah (Post 100227782)
OK so my most anticipated movie of 2012 is now Magic Mike.


Excited to see half naked guys dancing, eh?

DickfaceChillah 12/31/11 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qadriyyah (Post 100227782)
OK so my most anticipated movie of 2012 is now Magic Mike.

I'm assuming you mean because it's directed by Soderbergh and you're psyched to see him innovate cinema despite filling his film with terrible looking actors.

schlotty 12/31/11 09:12 PM

No Ashton no care.

Qadriyyah 12/31/11 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stayillogical (Post 100228512)
Excited to see half naked guys dancing, eh?


Yes!

Qadriyyah 12/31/11 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DickfaceChillah (Post 100228672)
I'm assuming you mean because it's directed by Soderbergh and you're psyched to see him innovate cinema despite filling his film with terrible looking actors.


No.

randys950 12/31/11 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underthetalking (Post 100226902)
08) NBC will live-steam the Super Bowl.

This is huge.

Why? Everybody has NBC to begin with

DickfaceChillah 12/31/11 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qadriyyah (Post 100230012)
No.

Because it's directed by Soderbergh and you're psyched to see him innovate... and look at hot naked guys? :-)

Qadriyyah 12/31/11 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DickfaceChillah (Post 100230462)
Because it's directed by Soderbergh and you're psyched to see him innovate... and look at hot naked guys? :-)


Yeah that's better lol

Goat01 01/01/12 01:48 AM

Excited for Devil in the White City. loved the book.