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Entertainment Round-Up (4/09/2011)

Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (04/09/11)
Check out the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television, and DVD news.
  
 
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10:38 AM on 04/09/11
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RIP, Sidney Lumet. (1924-2011)

Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


Movies

01) Lily Collins will play Snow White for Tarsem Singh, and she will star opposite Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer.

02) The elegant Faye Dunaway is feautured on this year’s poster for Cannes.

03) Rumors of a Jaden/Will Smith-starring film directed by M. Night Shyamalan are surfacing.

04) Monsters University has been pushed back to 2013.

05) Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) will be playing Larry in The Three Stooges.

06) Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham are set to star in Good Vibrations, a film about Northern Irish punk.

07) Mae Whitman (Arrested Development, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has joined the cast of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

08) The Dark Knight Rises will shoot in Pittsburgh.

09) MPAA has pulled the The Hangover Part II trailer from theaters.

10) Craig Gillespie is the frontrunner to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

11) The 300 sequel is no longer called Xerxes.


12) Keanu Reeves confirms Bill & Ted 3 with original writers.

13) Duncan Jones and David Slade are “in the mix” as far as directors go for The Wolverine.

14) Hugh Jackman has been offered a key role in Snow White and the Huntsman.

15) Screen Gems will distribute Attack the Block.

16) One of my favorite bits of news this week, the ever-awesome William Fichtner has joined Neil Blomkamp’s new project, Elysium.

17) The Hobbit will be shot with the same revolutionary technology that James Cameron plans to shoot Avatar 2 with.

18) Here are some photos from Fright Night.

19) Arnold Schwarzenegger will be choosing between (if not both) The Last Stand and The Tomb as his next project. Click the link for synopsis on both films.

20) Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) will direct the reboot of The Crow.

21) New Thor clip.

22) Here’s a 1:11 min clip of the new Mortal Kombat webisode that will go live April 12.

23) Rob Riggle is likely to play the villain in 21 Jump Street.
- Dave Franco will also be a villain in 21 Jump Street (thanks Smash Adams)

24) Rise of the Planet of the Apes will come to theaters August 5th.

25) Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential, Mystic River) will write and direct a biopic that Robert Redford has been looking to establish about Jackie Robinson which would have Redford playing the manager that ‘discovers’ Robinson.

26) Maggie Grace (and Liam Neeson) are returning for Taken 2.

27) Carri-anne Moss and Malcom McDowel have joined Silent Hill: Revelation 3D as Claudia and Leonard Wolf respectively.

28) First look at The Ballad of Nessie, the short that will air before Winnie the Pooh.

Television

01) Mad Men is coming to Netflix.

02) Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for a second season.

03) Adult Swim has officially announced an animated Black Dynamite series.

04) If MTV knows anything it’s how to put useless crap on television. 2 spinoffs will come out of Jersey Shore. One will follow Pauly D and his attempt to become a famous DJ and the other will follow Snooki and J-Wow viewers will get to see how they deal with life and love when the vacation is over in this 12-episode series. Mtv will call this garbage reality shows.

Trailers

01) Crazy, Stupid Love - http://www.slashfilm.com/crazy-stupid-love-trailer/
02) Anonymous - http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/hot-trailer-roland-emmerichs-anonymous/
03) Hesher - http://www.slashfilm.com/hesher-trailer-clip-featuring-joseph-gordonlevitt-natalie-portman/
04) Melancholia (R-rated trailer) - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=76126
05) Dolphin Tale - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810180144/video/24796722/
06) Warrior - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/warrior/
07) Johnny English Reborn - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=76057

Movies Out Next Week (4/15)

Scream 4
Rio

DVDs Out Next Week (4/12)

Country Strong
Marwencol
White Material (CC BD)
Le Cercle Rouge (CC BD)
The Incredibles (finally on BD!)

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links


RIP, Sidney Lumet
Scream 4
Your Highness
Arthur
Hanna
Sucker Punch
Scream 4
Source Code
Captain America

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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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10:47 AM on 04/09/11
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Holy shit, animated Black Dynamite.
11:02 AM on 04/09/11
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Dave Franco will also be a villain in 21 Jump Street
http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/as-d...-make-a-cameo/
11:07 AM on 04/09/11
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added. Thanks.
11:16 AM on 04/09/11
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do not need a crow reboot. nor did we need all the pointless sequels
11:19 AM on 04/09/11
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that mortal kombat clip looks utterly useless
11:34 AM on 04/09/11
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I love William Fichtner.
11:38 AM on 04/09/11
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I love William Fichtner.
haha, it should be obvious that it was me that put that news in there. Absolutely adore him.
11:49 AM on 04/09/11
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dy no mite! dy no mite!
11:52 AM on 04/09/11
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I'm sorta late a couple of days, but Chuck won Hulu's Best in Show user poll.

http://www.hulu.com/bestinshow/
11:59 AM on 04/09/11
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Bill And Ted 3!!!!!!!!
12:00 PM on 04/09/11
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Quote:
01) Lily Collins will play Snow White for Tarsem Singh, and she will star opposite Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer.
Not big on Julia Roberts or Lily Collins, but after seeing The Fall, I will watch anything Tarsem Singh is involved in.

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26) Maggie Grace (and Liam Neeson) are returning for Taken 2.
Why does everything need a sequel?
12:07 PM on 04/09/11
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Hesher! cant wait
12:14 PM on 04/09/11
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Holy shit, animated Black Dynamite.

My friend has an in with someone attached to this show and he supposedly have seen the first episode and said it's good?


Also SCREAM 4 BITCHES!!!! whooooo!
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