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Entertainment Round-Up (05/16/10)

Posted by: Adrian Villagomez (05/15/10)
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10:16 PM on 05/15/10
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Entertainment Round-UpIndustry News and Rumors:

contributor: Rest_Easy

Movies

01) Here are the box office numbers from last weekend:

01. Iron Man 2 $159,159,871 $159,159,871
02. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) $12,049,234 $51,409,405
03. How to Train Your Dragon $8,310,667 $202,644,160
04. Date Night $7,144,639 $82,699,107
05. The Back-Up Plan $6,666,833 $31,737,302
06. Furry Vengeance $5,225,007 $12,846,964
07. Clash of the Titans (2010) $3,393,325 $158,896,351
08. Death at a Funeral (2010) $3,134,635 $39,357,816
09. Babies $2,885,556 $2,885,556
10. The Losers $2,652,493 $22,302,110

02) Sam Worthington is set to play sci-fi pulp hero Allan Quatermain.

03) Shia LaBeouf says the third Transformers movie will be better than the second. Shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish.

04) Screenwriter Alvin Sargent (What About Bob?!) is polishing up the new Spider-Man script.

05) Sam Jackson wants a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. And what Sam Jackson wants, Sam Jackson gets.

06) Harry Potter makes more money than James Bond.

07) It looks like Ryan Reynold's Green Lantern suit is going to be all CGI.

08) The Superman legal battle is getting more complicated.

09) Don't ever question Russell Crowe's accent. He may just storm out on you.

10) Some of the Twilight kids think they're owed a bigger chunk of change for the series' final chapter.

11) James Cameron believes that 3D has a very bright future.

12) Katherine Heigil has signed on to star in The Age of Adaline. She'll play an immortal woman who lives a solitary life until she meets a man "who might be worth losing her immortality."

13) Atari's video game series RollerCoaster Tycoon is rollin' on over to the big screen.

14) Happy Madison may be adapting the YouTube sensation "Pixels", which features 8-bit video game favorites such as Donkey Kong and Tetris blocks overtaking New York.

15) Lost hottie Evangeline Lilly has joined Hugh Jackman in the robot-boxing flick Real Steel. The premise sounds silly, but it's based on a Richard Matheson short story, so maybe it won't be laughably bad.

16) Tthe Wachowski brothers have a new script about a sci-fi war movie with a "hard R" homosexual relationship between two soldiers.

17) Zack Snyder's next movie Suck Punch 3D will be released in regular and IMAX theaters simultaneously on March 25, 2011.

18) Darren Aronofsky and Brad Pitt are teaming together for an adaptation of the upcoming non-fiction novel The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. Pitt will play a game warden who is at war with a tiger that is attacking humans that are encroaching on its habitat.

Television

01) NBC has canceled Heroes, Law & Order, Trauma, and Mercy.

02) ABC has canceled Scrubs, FlashForward, Better Off Ted, and Romantically Challenged.

03) Matthew Perry has a new comedy called Mr. Sunshine coming to ABC.

04) Comedy Central is done with The Sarah Silverman Program.

05) Chuck has been canceled. April Fools. It's been renewed.

06) I don't care for Family Guy, but at least its creator Seth MacFarlane seems to have his head on straight.

Coming Soon to Theaters:

May 28, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the rogue prince Dastan in an epic fantasy adventure based on the popular video game series.

Sex and the City 2 - Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha struggle to manage their love lives, friendships and careers in New York City - and beyond.

George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (Limited) - Survivors of a mysterious zombie plague outbreak unknowingly flee to a remote island populated by the undead.

Micmacs (Limited) - An unlucky underdog sets out to take revenge against the weapons manufacturers that have caused him a life of misfortune.

Next Weekend

Shrek Forever After - Everyone's favorite big green ogre is back, this time trying to outwit Rumpelstiltskin in the fourth and final Shrek adventure.

MacGruber - Still man enough to sport a mullet, SNL's master crime fighter is called back into action to find a stolen nuclear warhead.

After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United (Limited) - Documentary follows Bnei Sakhnin, the first soccer team from an Arab town to win the prestigious Israeli Cup.

Kites (Limited) - Indian superstar Roshan stars as a charming hustler who falls for a beautiful Mexican immigrant engaged to another man.

Looking for Eric (Limited) - A postal worker at the end of his rope turns to his idol, soccer genius Eric Cantona, for advice to get his life back on track.

Solitary Man (Limited) - Michael Douglas stars as a once-successful car dealership mogul who finds himself on the brink of a fantastic comeback.

In Theaters Now:

Robin Hood - Russell Crowe stars as the famed 13th century expert archer who leads an uprising against corruption in the village of Nottingham.

Just Wright - Queen Latifah stars as a physical therapist who helps an all-star basketball player recover from a career-threatening injury.

Letters to Juliet - Amanda Seyfried travels to the city of Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, where she is inspired to find a love story of her own.

Daddy Longlegs (Limited) - After months of being alone, a father spends two weeks with his kids, during which lawlessness takes over their lives.

Entre Nos (Limited) - A woman and her two children must rely on courage and imagination to survive their first summer in the United States.

Princess Kaiulani (Limited) - The true story of the beautiful Hawaiian princess and her unwavering fight to defend the independence of her people.

Movie Trailers:

Charlie St. Cloud
Eclipse
In/significant Others
The Last Airbender
The Other Guys
Paper Man
Predators
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
The Scientist
Waiting for "Superman"

DVDs Out Next Week:

New Releases
Extraordinary Measures
Invictus
The Girl on the Train
The Messenger
The Spy Next Door
Valentine's Day
When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors

TV Box Sets
30 Days: Complete Series
Greatest American Hero: Complete Series
Law & Order Criminal Intent: Season Five

Special Editions / Other Releases
American Bandits: Frank & Jesse James
And Then Came Lola
Defamation
Evening Primrose
Hard Ride to Hell
Iscariot
Merlin and the War of the Dragons
Misconceptions
Race
The Disappeared
The New Daughter
Walkabout: Criterion Collection
When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors

AbsolutePunk Entertainment Links:

American Idol
The Big Bang Theory
Halo: Reach
Iron Man 2
Modern Family
The Netflix Thread
The Pacific
Tosh.0
Treme
Video Games

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sources: aintitcool.com, apple.com/trailers, boxofficemojo.com, darkhorizons.com, imdb.com, movies.ign.com, movies.yahoo.com

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10:16 PM on 05/15/10
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From: Rest_Easy

Teaser poster for Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=66028

Some pics of the new Conan
http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=14541

Bruce Willis joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the movie Looper
http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/cann...el-pic-looper/

Some more casting news for Cowboys and Aliens and here’s a synopsis about the movie. Paul Dano joins the cast.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65969

Summit Entertainment has picked up Paul W.S. Anderson’s Three Muskateers 3D.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...01800f915dd568

There seem to be two Marilyn Monroe projects in the works. One has Michelle Williams and the other has Naomi Watts.
http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/cann...projects-pout/

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright may be joining Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in Moneyball. Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction bestseller "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," the book's subject is Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players. Wright would portray Beane's ex-wife.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=13&cs= 1

Alan Tudyk will be joining the cast of Transformers 3
http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/ex...an-tudyk-17339

Mary J. Blige will play Legendary Singer Nina Simone
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=13&cs= 1

Some Eclipse scene
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65965

3D adaptation of Judge Dredd starts filming this fall
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65968

A poster for Kane and Lynch starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx about a Adam "Kane" Marcus, a mercenary who makes an unlikely alliance with a schizophrenic killer named James Lynch. The duo is forced on a mission to retrieve a stolen microchip.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65954

Michael Pena and Nick Swardson are in talks to join Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari (whom I find annoying) in 30 Minute or Less. The film centers on a junior high history teacher (Ansari) and a pizza-delivery man who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. (McBride is one of the men looking to score some cash.)
Pena will play a tatooed assassin, while Swardson ("Reno 911") will play McBride's best friend.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...a4718db7848fd2

Woman in Black 3D (no relation to men in black)
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65940

Timothy Olyphant is replacing Sharito Copley in I Am Number Four
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryid=13&cs= 1

A clip from the documentary 180 South: Conquerors of the Useless
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65794

How about a 3D Universal Soldier IV
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...86bbec6211eeff

Kurt Russel will star in the movie Undying. tells the story of Virgil Lone, a private investigator who finds himself recruited by the darkly beautiful and mysterious Delia. As he begins to work for Delia, Virgil finds himself suddenly immersed in a surreal underworld, one where the boundaries of life and death - as well as right and wrong - are completely blurred.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65932

Judd Apatow is producing a new Paul Rudd movie tentatively titled Wanderlust. The film centers on a couple who, after losing all of their money, take refuge at a commune. David Wain will direct from a screenplay written by Wain, Marino and Rudd. Jennifer Aniston is set to star with Rudd.
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/05/07...arino-project/

Here’s a snapshot look at Cloverfield director Matt Reeve’s Let Me In.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65815

Bad Boys 3 confirmed
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65833

Terrance Howard will play Nelson Mandela in Winnie, a film starring Jennifer Hudson based on Mandela’s former wife.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...32664293cb3a06


Trailers

Charlie St. Cloud - http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGalle...rlie_St__Cloud

Easy A - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65964

The Adjustment Bureau - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65937

Super 8 - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65877

Inception - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65851

Tron Legacy (i had to upload it so you'll all have to download it) - http://www.sendspace.com/file/ef7xnr
10:24 PM on 05/15/10
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Boo to the new pics of Conan. I thought it'd be of Conan O Brien with a sweet new mustache or something.
10:26 PM on 05/15/10
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Let the right one in is fantastic. Why remake it?
10:32 PM on 05/15/10
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i still ashley greene would be in Breaking Dawn. im really really suprised FlashForward is canceled.
10:35 PM on 05/15/10
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Romantically Challenged was pretty funny, fuck abc

The Sarah Silverman Program was funny too
10:36 PM on 05/15/10
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Let the right one in is fantastic. Why remake it?
Absolutely. There's nothing they can do that will improve upon the Swedish version. The setting, the acting, the whole movie was done amazingly. Even the title of this one is lame.
10:36 PM on 05/15/10
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Goodbye Heroes, thank you.
And why oh why remake Let the Right One In!?!?!?!?!
10:54 PM on 05/15/10
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Michael Pena and Nick Swardson are in talks to join Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari (whom I find annoying) in 30 Minute or Less. The film centers on a junior high history teacher (Ansari) and a pizza-delivery man who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. (McBride is one of the men looking to score some cash.)
Pena will play a tatooed assassin, while Swardson ("Reno 911") will play McBride's best friend.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...a4718db7848fd2

They definitely got this idea from this whole crazy thing that happened in Erie, PA about 6 or 7 years ago. Some guy was forced to rob a bank because people strapped a bomb to his neck. He had a gun in a cane too. The FBI still hasn't solved the case. It also involves people who kept a body in a freezer. Seriously fucked up shit.
11:05 PM on 05/15/10
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After watching Iron Man 2 again, I really want a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. And now I'm glad to know that I will get it. Really hope Scarlett Johansson signs on. Thought she did really good acting wise (and she's great eye candy..)

I hate James Cameron. Because he will make 3D continue.

Also, don't do that. My pulse rose when I read "Chuck has been canceled."
11:10 PM on 05/15/10
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CHUCK IS COMING BACK!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Kinda sucks FlashForward is going away. It's just starting to get good, but I can see why it's going, too.

Matthew Perry = joy.
11:15 PM on 05/15/10
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so they won't be closing off story lines in heroes? that would be a prick move.
11:17 PM on 05/15/10
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they are going to ruin spiderman :(
11:19 PM on 05/15/10
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They definitely got this idea from this whole crazy thing that happened in Erie, PA about 6 or 7 years ago. Some guy was forced to rob a bank because people strapped a bomb to his neck. He had a gun in a cane too. The FBI still hasn't solved the case. It also involves people who kept a body in a freezer. Seriously fucked up shit.
Oh yea! I totally remember that now that you mention. That was honestly one of the weirdest things. Hopefully a movie will make a lot more sense than the media. Also...really stoked that they picked up Chuck for another season. Sad to see Heroes go. And Flashforward. I was really enjoying the show. I need to pick up the book its based on at some point.
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