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Entertainment Round-Up (11/20/2011)

Posted by - 09:36 AM on 11/20/11
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09:37 AM on 11/20/11
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Entertainment Round-Up contributors: Indoor_Living, rest_easy, stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:


01) The title role of Ender’s Game has been offered to the lead of Hugo, Asa Butterfield.

02) Here’s the Oscar documentary shortlist.

03) Diablo Cody is moving forward with Sweet Valley High.

04) Here’s a clip from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

05) Elmo’s lawyers kept him out of the Muppets movie. What?

06) Rampage video game is getting the big screen treatment.

07) Kathyrn Bigelow’s Bin Laden drama will be released on December 12, 2012.

08) Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut with Truman Capote’s novella Summer’s Crossing.

09) Check out new character banners for The Avengers.

10) Here are some clips from Young Adult.

11) A Woody Woodpecker movie is in the works.

12) Here’s a first look at Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

13) Rumor has it that we could finally see a fourth Friday movie, and Chris Tucker might reprise his role as Smokey.

14) Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Golden Globes for a third time.

15) Production for Star Trek will begin January 2012, so a release date for summer 2013 is likely.

16) Here’s a first look at Butter, starring Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, and Ty Burrell.

17) Kristen Stewart has been offered the role of Kei in the live action remake of Akira.

18) Brad Pitt says he will quit acting in three years.

19) Felicity Jones has been cast in Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes film.

20) A short sequel of Tangled, titled Tangled Ever After, will play with Beauty and the Beast 3D in January.

21) Here’s the real story as to why infamous movie critic Armond White is no longer part of Rotten Tomatoes.

22) Director David Gorden Green will make his return to drama with the love story Q.

23) David Yates will direct the big-screen Doctor Who.

24) Lego movie gets the greenlight.

25) David O. Russell’s next film The Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, will be released on November 21, 2012.

26) Check out an extended TV spot for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

27) In a recent interview, Andy Serkis teases that we should be seeing a trailer for The Hobbit by Christmas time.

28) Here are some set photos of Milla Jovovich for Resident Evil: Retribution.

29) Check out the first official poster for Goon, a hockey movie starring Sean William Scott, Jay Baruchel, and Liev Schreiber.


01) Netflix has secured the rights to new episodes of Arrested Development in 2013.

02) Showtime announces that two more seasons of Dexter will bring it to an end.

03) Rob Schneider’s Mexican-American sitcom has a title: ¡Rob!

04) CBS renews Survivor for two more seasons, which will bring it’s total to 26.

05) PBS has announced the return dates for Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

06) Start saying goodbye to Community.

07) Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) will create a pilot for The Munsters.

08) South Park will continue through a 20th season.


01) Brave - http://www.slashfilm.com/brave-trailer/#more-115941
02) The Hunger Games - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thehungergames/
03) Mirror, Mirror - http://www.slashfilm.com/mirror-mirror-trailer-debuts-ellen/
04) Shame (trailer #2) - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/shame/
05) The Vow (trailer #2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-vow-trailer-2/
06) W.E. - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-new-trailer-for-madonnas-w-e-plus-a-handful-of-images-from-the-film
07) Rampart - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-woody-harrelson-is-the-most-corrupt-cop-ever-in-rampart-trailer
08) Gone - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-amanda-seyfried-stars-in-a-very-special-law-order-svu-with-trailer-for-gone
09) The Sitter (red band trailer #2) - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-sitter-redband-trailer/
10) Woody Allen: A Documentary - http://www.slashfilm.com/woody-allen-documentary-trailer/
11) The Iron Lady (UK trailer) - http://www.slashfilm.com/the-iron-lady-trailer/
12) Titanic 3D - http://www.slashfilm.com/watch-titanic-3d-trailer-2d-computer/
13) Catch .44 - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=83865
14) Being Flynn - http://www.slashfilm.com/being-flynn-trailer/

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sources: slashfilm.com, ropeofsilicon.com, firstshowing.net, movies.yahoo.com, trailers.apple.com, hollywoodreporter.com, deadline.com, laughspin.com, moviefone.com, indiewire.com, variety.com, cinemablend.com, dailymail.co.uk, ew.com, foxflash.com, avclub.com, twitchfilm.com, shocktillyoudrop.com, latinoreview.com, moviefone.com

If you have a bit of entertainment news you'd like to submit for next week's Round-Up, send your submission to Thomas Balkcom with "Entertainment Round-Up" in the subject header.
09:44 AM on 11/20/11
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Goodbye Community?
09:47 AM on 11/20/11
Died from an accident.
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Fuck Elmo... I'm glad he's not in The Muppets.
09:57 AM on 11/20/11
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I think Josh Holloway will be the best thing about MI4, and I can't wait for Ricky Gervais to insult half of Hollywood.
10:19 AM on 11/20/11
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I'm currently watching through Arrested Development and Firefly...the two shows that tell me just how much we can't give up Community without a fight. So, until NBC give it a full fourth season (or better yet, SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE), I am Evil Craig:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/392051_10150552724039517_704804516_ 11676260_145893097_n.jpg
10:23 AM on 11/20/11
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dammit, right when i'm getting into Community, i have to hear this news...
10:24 AM on 11/20/11
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Armond White is a fucking idiot. He hated films like Inception but loved Jack and Jill??? Sounds like he just wants to be featured on a review poster (even if it's for a shitty film).
10:57 AM on 11/20/11
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arrested development on netflix, thank god. Thought i was going to have to pay for showtime.
11:00 AM on 11/20/11
Let's start with a smile
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I think Josh Holloway will be the best thing about MI4, and I can't wait for Ricky Gervais to insult half of Hollywood.
I'm so excited about Gervais too. Have you seen this:

11:00 AM on 11/20/11
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another Howard Hughes film? I felt like the Aviator was definitive enough.
But WHY did they not allow Elmo in the movie? That article was pointless. All it tells us is what we already know, Elmo's not in the movie. I don't even care about the muppets but I'd like to know.
11:11 AM on 11/20/11
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11:32 AM on 11/20/11
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Lol they're going to fuck up this Doctor Who movie so hard.
11:39 AM on 11/20/11
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1. Bye Community. I hardly knew ye. If anyone hasn't watched Donald Glover's new stand up special, Weirdo, watch it! It's as good a special as Camp is a rap album.

2. There's no way another Friday will be as good. Even with Smokey :(
11:47 AM on 11/20/11
Fight to get it back again.
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Lol they're going to fuck up this Doctor Who movie so hard.
I am so worried.

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