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Entertainment Round-Up (1/15/2011)

Posted by - 07:21 AM on 01/15/11
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07:21 AM on 01/15/11
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


01) RIP, Peter Yates.

02) Here are the Directors Guild Nominees.

03) Bond 23 is set to go into production later this year and has a tentative release date of November 9th, 2012.

04) Here’s the final Sucker Punch poster.

05) First official look at Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

06) Take a look at Chris Evans as Captain America.

07) Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

08) The more we see of this man the better.

09) Colin Farrel has been confirmed as the lead in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake.

10) Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) is working on an adaptation of Pippi Longstocking.

11) Terry Rossio will provide the script for Pirates of the Carribean 5 (yes 5).

12) Adam Sandler and Andy Sandberg will star in I Hate You Dad about a father who moves in with his son just before his wedding and feuds with the future bride.

14) Remember the soap opera Dynasty? Probably not but they are making it into a feature film.

15) Lena Heady will play Madeline Madrigal (AKA ‘Ma-Ma’), the villain in Judge Dredd.

16) This week’s it’s so dumb it must be a good idea film adaptation is...... Missile Command and yes it is based on the game.

17) Edgar Wright (director/writer on films such as Scott Pilgrim, Hot Fuzz, Grindhouse and Shaun of the Dead) is back to writing Ant Man.

18) Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) is doing a complete rewrite of Ripley’s Believe it or Not which is still set to star Jim Carey.

19) Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis have officially signed on for The Hobbit. Filming begins February 21st.

20) Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse is coming.

21) The Three Stooges will look the same, sound the same, act the same with the same sound effects says co-director/co-writer Peter Farrelly. The film will have 2 acts but most taking place when they’re in their 40’s. Starts off with orphanage years gorwing up, then out into the real world then an assault and battery charge... (I can already hear the collective ‘uuuggghhh’)

22) Arrested Development movie will not be directed by Ron Howard but he says Mitch Hurwitz is determined to get the movie out and Howard believes it’ll happen sooner rather than later.

23) Ivan Reitman has just sent Bill Murray the script and according to him Bill hasn’t read the script yet, hasn’t read a single word of anything so rumors of him not liking can’t be true. He also says that none of the rumors have got it right yet not even the ones Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray have said about her son or Bill being dead.


01) Fox renews Raising Hope for a second season.

02) CBS renews The Big Bang Theory for an additional three years.

03) It’s official. ABC has given the go ahead for the remake of Charlie’s Angels.

04) All major broadcasters have passed on David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman series but he still believes it’ll come out next year.

05) It looks like Steve Carrell will not leave the office on the season finale... he’ll leave sooner on the 5th to last episode of the season.

06) Skeet Ulrich, Regina Hall and Megan Boone will be exiting Law and Order: LA. (I hate this move)

Newest Trailers (New Section for the newest trailers released in the past week)

01) The Ward - http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/hot-trailer-the-ward/
02) Broken Kingdom - http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/01/09/first-trailer-and-posters-for-broken-kingdom
03) Cave of Forgotten Dreams - http://www.slashfilm.com/trailer-herzog-documentary-cave-forgotten-dreams/
04) Burning Palms - http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=17690
05) Priest (trailer #2)- http://www.slashfilm.com/trailer-priest-paul-bettany/
06) Battle: Los Angeles (trailer #3) - http://www.slashfilm.com/battle-los-angeles-movie-trailer-3/
07) Happythankyoumoreplease - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/happythankyoumoreplease/
08) A Little Bit of Heaven - http://www.slashfilm.com/a-bit-heaven-trailer/
09) Soul Surfer - http://www.slashfilm.com/soul-surfer-teaser-trailer/
10) Paul - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/paul/
11) The Scenesters - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810116117/video/23840447

Movies Out Next Week (1/21)

No Strings Attached
The Company Men

DVDs Out Next Week (1/18)

Animal Kingdom
Jack Goes Boating
Justified: Season One
The Naked Kiss (CC)
Shock Corridor (CC)

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links

Black Swan
True Grit
The King's Speech
Tron: Legacy

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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07:45 AM on 01/15/11
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Andy Sandberg teaming up with Adam Sandler sounds like the most annoying movie on earth.
07:55 AM on 01/15/11
If You Dig Up The Dead...
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Dude I remember seeing a trailer for jay and seth vs. The apocalypse like years ago... Jesus.

Also, I have finally given up on an arrested development movie. It's depressing me.
08:28 AM on 01/15/11
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AD news, fuck yes!
08:31 AM on 01/15/11
Died from an accident.
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God...The Farrelly Brothers are such hacks. They are the anti-Coens...
08:40 AM on 01/15/11
don't ask
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I want to see Sucker Punch so badly.
08:52 AM on 01/15/11
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why are they remaking total recall?
09:01 AM on 01/15/11
I'm not a self help book.
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Sandler + Samberg sounds like a terrible move. Jim Carrey will be great in Mr. Popper's Penguins. I personally have no interest in the Pirates of The Carribean franchise, but the extension of the # of movies to 5 will excite a few of my friends. It's hard to imagine The Office without Carrell, but his leaving will give him time to do more movies, which he always does pretty good in.
09:42 AM on 01/15/11
Hey, I miss you
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I'd be interested in an R rated Pixar style movie involving Seth Rogan.
09:45 AM on 01/15/11
Said Ripley to the android Bishop
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22) Arrested Development movie will not be directed by Ron Howard but he says Mitch Hurwitz is determined to get the movie out and Howard believes it’ll happen sooner rather than later.

I will still continue to hold my breath.
09:48 AM on 01/15/11
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So glad the Hobbit and James Bond are underway.
10:01 AM on 01/15/11
21 and invincible..
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why are they remaking total recall?
because hollywood is running out of ideas
11:21 AM on 01/15/11
Show's over, mother fuckers.
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Anything to do with Edgar Wright is okay by me.
11:33 AM on 01/15/11
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So stoked for Ant-Man

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