08:51 AM on 01/09/11
Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:
01) Gareth Edwards, of Monsters fame, will direct Legendary’s Godzilla remake. This is exactly what that franchise needs.
02) Take a first look at Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in these set photos.
03) RIP, Pete Postlethwaite.
04) Jodie Foster has joined the cast of Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium.
05) Here are the film and TV nominations from the Producers Guild.
06) What is Franco thinking?
07) Clooney is attached to star in The Monster of Florence.
08) Art Directors Guild announces their nominations.
09) Here are the Writers Guild’s choices for original, adapted, and documentary screenplays.
10) Sam Rockwell has been confirmed for Cogan’s Trade.
11) Elijah Wood will reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit. I trust Peter Jackson.
12) Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will reprise their roles from Knocked Up in a Judd Apatow comedy of their own.
13) Trent Reznor will be scoring David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
01) Spongebob gets renewed for a ninth season.
02) Check out a couple of trailers for Mildred Piece and The Sunset Limited.
03) Game of Thrones is set to premiere April 17th.
Newest Trailers (New Section for the newest trailers released in the past week)
01) The Mechanic (Red Band) - http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/hot-red-band-trailer-the-mechanic/
02) No Strings Attached - http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/watch-red-band-trailer-for-paramounts-no-strings-attached/
03) Henry's Crime[ - http://www.slashfilm.com/henrys-crime-trailer-keanu-reeves-vera-farmiga/
04) Paul - http://www.slashfilm.com/paul-trailer/
05) The Ward - http://www.slashfilm.com/john-carpenters-ward-trailer/
Movies Out Next Week (1/14)
The Green Hornet
DVDs Out Next Week (1/11)
The Social Network
Alpha and Omega
Raging Bull (BD)
Dances with Wolves (BD)
Army of Shadows (CC BD)
Robinson Crusoe of Mars (CC BD)
Absolutepunk Entertainment Links
The King's Speech
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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10:15 AM on 01/09/11
Has Jason Statham been in a good movie since
10:37 AM on 01/09/11
keep franco the hell away from blood meridian
10:59 AM on 01/09/11
- Don't know how I feel about Frodo being in the Hobbit, even if it's just (I assume) as some sort of bookend for the movie (told in flashback?).
-Reznor scoring Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is fantastic news after the Social Network score
-Game of Thrones - if it's anywhere close to as good as the books are, best show of the year
11:07 AM on 01/09/11
Respect for Franco, he will be even bigger after 127 hours and Your Highness and he has been learning how to write back at school, the move is definitely a risk, but it's up to him to prove himself.
11:12 AM on 01/09/11
I don't mind Franco and Blood Meridian. Why the hate?
11:15 AM on 01/09/11
I'm behind Franco on whatever he does. He's the man
I'm stoked for The Green Hornet.
11:16 AM on 01/09/11
Mehh, wasn't a big fan. I mean, it was better than The Transporter 10, but, to each their own I guess.
12:22 PM on 01/09/11
I like the idea of Reznor doing the score for
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I'm just iffy about how it'll turn out as an American version.
12:23 PM on 01/09/11
Thank God you see me the way you do
The italian job remake? The first transporter? The bank job?
None of that really matters though since the dude dated kelly brook forever
12:26 PM on 01/09/11
Hobbit can't come out soon enough. Interested to see what cakes of the Knocked Up spinoff.
And can't wait for Game of Thrones
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