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Weekly Entertainment Article (04/07/06)

Posted by - 11:22 AM on 04/07/06
Hey everyone, hope you've all had a great week. Here's my update this week, not too much going on in the way of news. The Simpsons trailer has me excited, there are various rumors about if Homer poisons the water supply or if they have to build a dome around Springfield so it looks like its going to be good.

News and Rumors:

Dane Cook has a couple of movies in the works. One is called "Dad Knap", where Cook stars as a guy who never had much time with his father so he kidnaps him to spend some quality time with him. The other film is titled "Mr. Brooks" where Cook's character blackmails Kevin Costner's character, who happens to have an alter ego. He will also start filming on the movie "Dan In Real Life", which also stars Steve Carrell.

The 4th Terminator movie is scouting for locations right now but word is that there might be an Arnold cameo but they're not sure if he'll fully return as it depends on his political career.

50 Cent and Nick Cage will co-star in "The Dance" the true story of boxing coach Billy Roth. Cage will be playing Roth and 50 cent will be playing an inmate who Roth feels can become a heavyweight champion.

Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito will star in a holiday comedy, "All Lit Up", where Devito's character decides to decorate his house with so many lights that it can be seen from space. Which irritates his neighbor (Broderick)

The upcoming movie "Tennis Coach" stars Seann William Scott, who plays a high school janitor who coaches a group of kids to the Nebraska state championships.

Sam Jackson will star in the Stephen King's "1408" about a haunted room and the paranormal occurrences in the Dolphin Hotel. Jackson will play the manager of the hotel.

Aaron Eckhart has signed on for "Bill" where he will play a man who finds his wife cheating on him only to have a revelation after getting plastered at a strip club.

Dreamworks on working on a movie version of the computer feature "Punk Farm" about a bunch of farm animals that want to form an underground rock band. There are already plans for a sequel entitled Emo Farm.

Andy Samberg, SNL Lazy Sunday Skit, will star in "Hot Rod", about an accident prone daredevil who wants to jump Snake River with his moped to win over his stepfather.

A new sci-fi trilogy based upon the Steven Gould novel is set to release. The first film in the trilogy, "Jumper", is about a kid from a broken home who finds out he can teleport. He goes out to find the man who killed his mother. The film will star Jamie Bell, Teresa Palmer, and Tom Sturridge.

George Lopez and Maggie Q have joined "Balls of Fury", the ping pong comedy also starring Christopher Walken and Dan Fogler. Lopez will play a FBI agent, Maggie Q will play the niece of Master Wong, who hasn't been cast yet. The film is directed by Ben Garant of Reno 911.

"Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix" has a release date of July 13th 2007

Mark Wahlberg is going to star in the remake of "Sharky's Machine". The film has Marky Mark as a cop who is demoted which he takes on cases of local government corruption.

Antonio Banderas will portray Hernan Cortes in "Conquistador" the story of Cortes' journey from Cuba to Mexico and the fall of the Aztec empire in 1519.

John Heder is going to star in the comedy "Loudermilk", not much on the story yet but will also star Chris Bowman and will be put out by Universal Pictures.

"30 Days of Night" will be in theaters Oct 19th 07, the movie is about a town in Alaska where the sun does not rise for 30 days. During the continued night time an evil rises from the frozen wasteland.

Dean Koontz's novel "The Husband" will have a movie adaptation. The movie is about a man who's love for his wife is put through a number of tests in an 60 hour period, when his day is ruined by a phone call from a stranger.

Harrison Ford says that there is about a 99 3/4% chance the 4th Indiana Jones movie will happen and hinted that it is likely Sean Connery will come back.

In the upcoming movie "The Nanny Diaries" which stars Paul Giamatti, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson, is about a woman from NJ who becomes a nanny to a rich Manhattan family. Giamatti will play Mr. X the father of the family.

Jessica Alba confirmed that everyone from the first Fantastic Four will be back for the sequel and they might be getting the flying vehicle from the comics.

The upcoming movie "Blue State", which stars Anna Paquin and Breckin Meyer, is about a democrat (Meyer) who declares he will move to Canada if George W. Bush wins reelection. When he gets to Canada he meets Paquin's character who they share a mutual hate for W.

The title of the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean film will be "Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End" the scheduled release date is May 25th 2007

Rumors are going around that the Rodriguez/Tarantino horror movie "Grind House" has shut down due to Rodriguez's half going way over budget and behind schedule, no official word on that yet.

The Nickelodeon show "Drake & Josh" is going to be hitting the big screen.

Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) will be directing "Towelhead" which takes place in the Gulf War, about a 13 year old girl who must deal with a sexual obsession of an Army soldier.

Tim Allen and George Lopez will co-star in "Amigos" where they will play mismatched in-laws who must raise their grandson.


Movies Out This Week 4/7:

THE BENCHWARMERS
A trio of guys (Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, David Spade) try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.

LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Josh Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman).

TAKE THE LEAD
A former professional dancer (Antonio Banderas) volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance.

PHAT GIRLZ
An aspiring plus size fashion designer (Mo'Nique) struggles to find love and acceptance.

ON A CLEAR DAY
Frank Redmond (Peter Mullan) determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel.

FRIENDS WITH MONEY
Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack and Catherine Keener star as a quartet of west coast life-long friends who have achieved a level of comfort, until unsettling things started to throw their comfortable lives off balance.

95 MILES TO GO
Ray Romano's eight-day drive through the south on a stand-up comedy tour becomes more than he bargains for when longtime friend and opening act, Tom Caltabiano, brings a film student along to document their thousand-mile journey.

summaries from themoviebox.net

DVD News:

DVD's out this week:

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
Brokeback Mountain
Bee Season
Little Manhattan
Dirty
The Presidents Last Bang
Mel Brooks Box Set
Crash DE
New York Doll

Announced DVD release Dates:

Wolf Creek: April 11th
Mrs. Henderson Presents: April 18th
Hoodwinked: May 2nd
Rumor Has It: May 9th
Munich: May 9th
Doogal: May 16th
Date Movie: May 30th
Blackhawk Down DC: June 6th
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: June 6th
Medium Season 1: June 13th
The Boondocks Season 1: June 13th
Strangers With Candy Complete Set: June 27th
Ren and Stimpy: The Lost Episodes: July 18th
Animaniacs Volume 1: July 25th
Final Destination 3: July 25th



Trailers:

The Simpsons Movie

Happy Feet

I Am A Sex Addict

Charlottes Web

Nacho Libre

Peaceful Warrior

The Lost City

Ant Bully

Review:

Slade has a review of "Ice Age: The Meltdown"



That's it for this week, I rented Narnia it was awesome, but Spring is here so i'm going to go outside for once.

sources: joblo.com, darkhorizons.com, superherohype.com, comingsoon.net, dvdactive.com, themoviebox.net
 
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11:25 AM on 04/07/06
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Indiana Jones better happen, and I srsly don't understand why they'd make a Fantastic Four sequel, it was terrible; I can only imagine how bad it'll be if they include the flying vehicle.
11:26 AM on 04/07/06
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yessssssssss terminator 4....i dont care if its just a cameo...arnold in any fashion on the screen is awesome

and double yes to all the dane cook movies and esp the one with steve carrell in it!
11:27 AM on 04/07/06
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Originally Posted by Jared Kaufman
Indiana Jones better happen, and I srsly don't understand why they'd make a Fantastic Four sequel, it was terrible; I can only imagine how bad it'll be if they include the flying vehicle.
I hope Indiana Jones happens aswell, esp w/ Connery.
11:27 AM on 04/07/06
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wtf Punk Farm.
11:28 AM on 04/07/06
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Sam Jackson will star in the Stephen King's "1408" about a haunted room and the paranormal occurrences in the Dolphin Hotel. Jackson will play the manager of the hotel.

this will suck. the story is just an average haunted-house story thats only 5 pages long. worst movie adaptation idea since 'when a strange calls'


and isnt Loudermilk the name of a band??
11:29 AM on 04/07/06
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"Emo Farm"....no no fuck no shit :'(
11:29 AM on 04/07/06
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i freakin love this post once a week

and was "
Dreamworks on working on a movie version of the computer feature "Punk Farm" about a bunch of farm animals that want to form an underground rock band. There are already plans for a sequel entitled Emo Farm." a joke?
11:30 AM on 04/07/06
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Originally Posted by A picasso blue
"Emo Farm"....no no fuck no shit :'(
I was joking about that. The Emo Farm part, not Punk Farm.
11:30 AM on 04/07/06
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Damn. That Simpsons movie is so far away.
Psyched for Harry Pooter though.
11:31 AM on 04/07/06
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Punk farm? haha
11:31 AM on 04/07/06
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Originally Posted by Brandon Trainer
I was joking about that. The Emo Farm part, not Punk Farm.
oh you were? damn you


so is half of this news fake?
11:34 AM on 04/07/06
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someone hit the rumor jackpot... i like
11:35 AM on 04/07/06
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Originally Posted by Brandon Trainer

Dane Cook will also start filming on the movie "Dan In Real Life", which also stars Steve Carrell.

Haha, this could be amazing.

Originally Posted by Brandon Trainer
Dreamworks on working on a movie version of the computer feature "Punk Farm" about a bunch of farm animals that want to form an underground rock band. There are already plans for a sequel entitled Emo Farm.

Genious.
11:35 AM on 04/07/06
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Originally Posted by A picasso blue
oh you were? damn you


so is half of this news fake?
Just the Emo Farm part.

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