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Entertainment Round-Up (12/18/2010)

Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (12/18/10)
Check out the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television, and DVD news.
  
 
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11:57 AM on 12/18/10
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and tommykb127

Industry News and Rumors:


Movies


Box Office:

1. Chronicles Of Narnia/Voyage Of Dawn Teader3D (Walden/Fox) NEW [3,555 Theaters] Friday $8.2M, Saturday $9.5M, Sunday $5.9M, Weekend $23.6M
2. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) NEW [2,756 Theaters] Friday $6M, Saturday $6.6M, Sunday $3.8M, Weekend $16.5M
3. Tangled 3D (Disney) Week 3 [3,565 Theaters] Friday $3.4M, Saturday $6.8M, Sunday $4.2M, Weekend $14.4M, Cume $114.4M
4. Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows, Pt 1 (Warner Bros) Week 4 [3,577 Theaters] Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.7M, Sunday $2.3M, Weekend $8.4M, Cume $257.6M
5. Unstoppable (Fox) Week 5 [2,967 Theaters] Friday $1.1M, Saturday $1.7M, Sunday $810K, Weekend $3.6M, Cume $74.2M

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01) Danny Boyle continues to promise us a Trainspotting 2.

02) Take a first look at Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.

03) MPAA overturns the NC-17 rating for Blue Valentine.

04) Matt Damon is in talks to star in Neil Blomkamp’s (District 9) Elysium.

05) Chris Zylka will be Flash Thompson in the Spider-Man reboot.

06) Taylor Lautner will play a major part in Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.

07) Orlando Bloom may be returning as Legolas in The Hobbit though his character is not present in the books. (Cate Blanchett is also returning and her character wasn’t in The Hobbit either)

08) The Muppets will no longer be released on Christmas of 2011 but rather Thanksgiving.

09) Liam Neeson will return as Zeus in Wrath of the Titans.

10) The Wachowski’s next movie Hood will be an urban modern take on Robin Hood and they are looking at Will Smith to star.

11) Will Ferrel will face Zach Galifianakis in a political comedy.

12) George Clooney is looking to adapt the Enron play.

13) Jon Favreau wants to make Iron Man 3 as a sequel to the Avengers, Thor, Hulk and Captain America.
- Update: Favreau reportedly not directing the third installment of Iron Man.
- Decision explained.

14) Russell Crowe is lobbying for a Master and Commander sequel.


15) Robert Downey Jr. will star in a musical comedy.

16) Armie Hammer has joined Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic titled J. Edgar.

17) Here are AFI’s Top 10 Film/TV selections.

18) The Social Network wins LA Film Critics Award as well as Boston Society of Film Critics. We’ve got an early favorite for the Oscar for Best Picture.

19) Here are the final 15 contenders for the 2010 Best Visual Effects Oscar.

20) It’s that time of year again. Here’s this year’s Black List.

21) Scorsese says The Irishman could begin shooting next year, that De Niro will in fact star, and an interesting idea regarding the possibility of it being a two-parter.

22) This is incredible. The Assassination of Yogi Bear by the Coward BooBoo.

23) Colin Firth is in talks to star in the Coen brothers-scripted (Michael Hoffman directing) remake of Gambit.

24) Here are your 2011 Golden Globe nominations.

25) Jessica Chastain will join the already-amazing cast of The Wettest County in the World.

26) Here’s another look at Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe.

27) Here is a plot synopsis for Spielberg’s War Horse.

28) Slashfilm has a plot synopsis, some photos, and other information concerning Miranda July’s upcoming The Future.

29) David Fincher has been confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

30) Here are some new story details for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean.

31) Clint Mansell is no longer doing the score for Source Code.

32) Tom Cruise and Gwenyth Paltrow are joining Rock of Ages.

33) Miramax has planned good sequels. Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love.

34) Eminem will star in Southpaw from the creator of Sons of Anarchy.


Television

01) Comedy Central debuts a new logo.

02) FX cancels Terriers.

03) Sam Neill will star in J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz. He joins Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, and Jason Butler Harner.

04) TNT announces that next year’s seventh season of The Closer will be its last.


Newest Trailers

01) Vanishing on 7th Street (trailer #2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/movie-trailer-2-vanishing-7th-street/
02) Arthur Christmas - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810110273/trailer
03) The Beaver - http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/12/03/must-watch-first-official-trailer-for-the-beaver-with-mel-gibson/
04) Rio (trailer#2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/movie-trailer-2-rio/
05) Transformers 3 - http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/262-new-transformers-trailer-rewrites-moon-landing-history
06) Real Steal - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72271
07) I am Number Four - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810167467/video/23374967
08) The Rite (trailer #2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-rite-trailer-2/
09) Thor - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810026342/video/23447610
10) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - http://www.slashfilm.com/pirates-caribbean-stranger-tides-trailer/
11) Rango - http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/hot-trailer-gore-verbinskis-rango/
12) The Tree of Life - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/thetreeoflife/
13) Paul - http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/features/exclusive/
14) Limitless - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/limitless/
15) Water for Elephants - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/waterforelephants/
16) Rango - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72392
17) I Am - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72425
18) Fast Five - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72396

Movies Out Next Week (12/22 -12/25)

Casino Jack
Little Fockers
Somewhere
True Grit
The Illusionist
Gulliver's Travels

DVDs Out Next Week (12/21)


Salt
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Easy A
Futurama: Volume 5
Step Up 3D
Devil


Absolutepunk Entertainment Links


Due Date
Megamind
Paranormal Activity 2
Jackass
Hereafter
Red
Conviction
Mad Men
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Social Network
Let Me In
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore



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sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com, deadline.com, variety.com, comingsoon.net, firstshowing.com, superherohype.com

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11:58 AM on 12/18/10
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This is two weeks worth of news. My apologies for not being able to post a round-up last week.
11:58 AM on 12/18/10
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Stoked on the Muppet movie. Excited it got pushed up as well
12:05 PM on 12/18/10
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& i though Emma Stone couldn't get uglier
12:07 PM on 12/18/10
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Why do we need a Swingers 2 and Clerks 3? I liked how Clerks 2 ended; with a nice wrap up finally leaving our characters on the up and up, a sequel would potentially be about the re-opened quick-stop doing terribly which I don't want. Just let Dante and Randal win and it be over.
12:09 PM on 12/18/10
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Some good stuff coming out.

Anyone seen the new Narnia or The Tourist yet?
12:28 PM on 12/18/10
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Although I'm bummed that FX did, canceling Terriers was probably a good idea. I didn't realize being one of the most well written shows on television is ratings poison. Well that and bad advertising, I wish I could blame just that and be done with it.
12:37 PM on 12/18/10
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07) Orlando Bloom may be returning as Legolas in The Hobbit though his character is not present in the books. (Cate Blanchett is also returning and her character wasn’t in The Hobbit either)

12:42 PM on 12/18/10
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- trainspotting 2, cool i guess
- rated R rating, good for them
- urban robin hood lol. men in tights 2?
- russel crowe wants a master and commander sequel?


- good sequels? ehh i guess.
01:11 PM on 12/18/10
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- trainspotting 2, cool i guess
- rated R rating, good for them
- urban robin hood lol. men in tights 2?
- russel crowe wants a master and commander sequel?


- good sequels? ehh i guess.
As long as Peter Weir comes back, Master and Commander sequel might potentially be another masterpiece like the first was. The books are rich with cinematic stories, I'd love this.
01:17 PM on 12/18/10
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holy shit!!! Fincher is going to direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Disney has definately been stepping up and pulling in the big guns. great for them. and yeah, Tron Legacy is amazing!

really sucks that Jon Favs isn't coming back to direct Iron Man 3. but it's not really surprising since reportedly he had some problems with Marvel regarding Iron Man 2 and was not too pleased with the final product.
01:20 PM on 12/18/10
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Nothing too interesting to me here other than the Damon news.
01:26 PM on 12/18/10
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As long as Peter Weir comes back, Master and Commander sequel might potentially be another masterpiece like the first was. The books are rich with cinematic stories, I'd love this.
i just thought it was odd that an actor is "commanding' a new movie...does that happen often.... like, matt damon says "hey guys i really wanna do another bourne, write me a screenplay, thanks"
01:33 PM on 12/18/10
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i just thought it was odd that an actor is "commanding' a new movie...does that happen often.... like, matt damon says "hey guys i really wanna do another bourne, write me a screenplay, thanks"
It actually does quite a bit. Especially if it's a passion project. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is widely considered one of Crowe's best, and I couldn't imagine how bad he'd want to do another great movie after a couple years of commercial pictures.

Jackman actually did this with Wolverine. Shit probably wouldn't have been made if not for him. So, fuck his ambition.
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