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Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (04/08/12)
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11:19 AM on 04/08/12
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Entertainment Round-Up
contributors: rest_easy, stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom

Industry News and Rumors:

Movies

01) Dumb & Dumber 2 will shoot in September. Both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return.

02) Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs in the indie biopic titled Jobs.

03) First look at Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained.

04) Bad news for the Halloween franchise.

05) Official poster for Oliver Stone’s Savages, starring Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, and more.

06) Here are four new character posters for Brave.

07) Hank Aaron is getting the biopic treatment by Barry Levinson.

08) Maika Monroe has joined the cast of Jason Reitman’s Labor Day.

09) Here’s a clip of the Black Widow in The Avengers.

10) A Good Day to Die Hard has villains.

11) This sequel just got even better.

12) Aziz Ansari joins The Apocalypse with Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride.

13) First clip of Battleship. Judge away.

14) First official poster for Rian Johnson’s Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

15) The first Skyfall trailer will air in front of the Men in Black sequel.

16) Director Gary Ross exits The Hunger Games franchise. Good or bad news?

17) New photos of On The Road.

18) Captain America sequel is set for April 4, 2014.

19) Nicole Kidman has landed the role to play Grace Kelly in the period drama Grace of Monaco.

20) The Mummy franchise is getting a reboot.

21) Raging Bull 2 is happening. Production starts in June.

22) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no longer in Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

23) First look at Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s black comedy Pain and Gain.

24) Blair Witch director’s next project will be found footage with Bigfoot! “The film that follows a group of friends traveling in remote Texas woods for a weekend of fun and are stalked and hunted by Bigfoot.”

Television

01) Watch teaser trailers for the upcoming seasons of True Blood and Boardwalk Empire.

02) Here’s the trailer for the Aaron Sorkin penned HBO drama The Newsroom.

03) Here are some trailers for Ricky Gervais’ Derek.

04) Bryan Cranston says the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad will be split in half.

05) Premiere dates for True Blood and The Newsroom: June 10 and June 24, respectively.

Newest Trailers

01) Ted (red band) - http://collider.com/ted-movie-trailer-images/151675/
02) Ted (green band) - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/ted/
03) Total Recall - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/totalrecall/
04) Rock of Ages - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-tom-cruise-sings-bon-jovis-wanted-dead-or-alive-in-new-rock-of-ages-trailer
05) 7 Days in Havana - http://www.slashfilm.com/7-days-havana-trailer-guess-part-directed-benicio-del-toro-gaspar-noe/
06) Sparkle - http://www.slashfilm.com/sparkle-trailer-whitney-hustons-final-film-appearance/
07) To Rome with Love - http://www.slashfilm.com/to-rome-love-trailer-woody-allens-postparis-victory-lap/
08) Bel Ami - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/barry-levinson-returns-to-the-diamond-with-hank-aaron-biopic-20120403
09) Take This Waltz - http://www.slashfilm.com/take-waltz-trailer-michelle-williams-life-gap/
10) Savages - http://www.slashfilm.com/savages-trailer-oliver-stone/
11) A Fantastic Fear of Everything - http://www.slashfilm.com/a-fantastic-fear-everything-trailer-simon-pegg/
12) Here - http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/exclusive-here-trailer-ben-foster-romantic-map-maker.html
12) High School - http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-adrien-brody-is-the-pot-dealing-psycho-ed-in-trailer-for-high-school-20120405
13) Trishna - http://www.slashfilm.com/trishna-trailer-michael-winterbottom-frieda-pinto-readapt-tess-durbervilles/

Absolutepunk Entertainment Forum Links

Game of Thrones
Mad Men

The Amazing Spider-Man
Parks and Recreation
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Community
Prometheus
The Book Thread
Movie Lists 2012

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11:27 AM on 04/08/12
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24) Blair Witch director’s next project will be found footage with Bigfoot! “The film that follows a group of friends traveling in remote Texas woods for a weekend of fun and are stalked and hunted by Bigfoot.”

they should do a tie-in with the cast and crew of finding Bigfoot "I just heard a squatch"
11:39 AM on 04/08/12
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Dumb and Dumber 2 - please don't let me down!!!
Bigfoot movie - could be good...
The Apocalypse - badass cast!
11:42 AM on 04/08/12
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Ted looks brilliant, the fact that Joel McHale is in it makes it even better.
11:42 AM on 04/08/12
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"04) Bryan Cranston says the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad will be split in half."

Is Cranston the best source for that? Not doubting him, just asking.
11:43 AM on 04/08/12
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Gah, Dumb & Dumber 2 is the worst fucking idea. I hope most people realize this after they get over their initial excitement. The Farrelly brothers have been pulled throw the fires of Hollywood and lost their particular edge. Nothing they could write for these characters could turn out to be anything worthy of a return and I'm really bummed they're following through with it.

Look what happened when Platinum Dunes got a hold of Friday the 13th! They ended up churning out one of the best Jason movies since the original four. Granted Friday is more dumb fun than atmosphere, I don't think PD could do more damage to the series than Rob Zombie has.

Some of the character design for Brave looks very Dreamworks-esque. Ehhh.

I really hope Reitman approaches Labor Day a bit differently than he ha his past few films. I never saw the novel in the same light he portrays the world in his films... bland looking yet filled with colorful people. I hope he takes a more neo-realist approach.

That Black Widow clip is hilarious. What a poorly executed action scene. She took the dude out with her hair. The only thing missing is a Hinder song.

The Apocalypse is adding up to be one big pot of "Too Bad It's Not 2007 Anymore."

Looper poster is fucking terrible, the film shall be excellent.

Let's hope Lionsgate and the next director of the Hunger Games will throw away the horrid second book and build off from the small elements in it that actually weren't embarrassingly bad. Oh, there you go, Dickface, getting your hopes up again!

I do not weep for the loss of JGL. He wants to go off and shoot that horrid sounding first feature of his and his role in Django was quite insignificant. The film is shaping up to be quite eh anyways, unfortunately. I'm slightly bummed that JGL is getting big enough to pick and choose roles like this now. Not on some "fuck stardom" shit. It's just that he seems to have lost some of that hunger for good films and great roles. I mean, COME ON! That fucking bike messenger movie looks hilariously bad.

The Newsroom looks absolutely brilliant. Probably one of the most surprisingly great trailers of late. Sorkin's finally made a post-West Wing show worthy of his talents!

Still can't quite get a grasp on the tone of Derek, but seeing Pilky laugh and act like a normal fucking human is endearing.

Take This Waltz looks fucking incredible and the film will definitely eat up a few Indie Spirits this year. The red band Ted trailer looks hilarious and I am excited to see that Hutcherson kid fuck a tranny in 7 Days in Havana under the direction of Benicio Del Toro. Rock of Ages looks like an absolute blast but damn me if it doesn't look like it takes place all on one street much like The Avengers. Savages looks like it's going to take the silver medal for worst film of 2012 right behind The Great Gatsby. A Fantastic Fear of Everything looks so bland. Simon Pegg, why must you do this to yourself?
11:44 AM on 04/08/12
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"04) Bryan Cranston says the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad will be split in half."

Is Cranston the best source for that? Not doubting him, just asking.
This was confirmed by higher ups right after the last season ended. Dunno why it's being reported as news now.
11:45 AM on 04/08/12
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This was confirmed by higher ups right after the last season ended. Dunno why it's being reported as news now.
I almost re-worded it as "further confirmed." It's old news, but Cranston stated it this week.
11:46 AM on 04/08/12
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I almost re-worded it as "further confirmed." It's old news, but Cranston stated it this week.
Oh, word. And that came off a little snotty on my part. My bad.
11:47 AM on 04/08/12
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Oh, word. And that came off a little snotty on my part. My bad.
not at all. I appreciate you reading it and the criticism. My laziness needs to be pointed out.
11:51 AM on 04/08/12
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This was confirmed by higher ups right after the last season ended. Dunno why it's being reported as news now.
Thanks, and I agree with you on Newsroom and D&D2.
12:02 PM on 04/08/12
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savages looks pretty awesome..
12:12 PM on 04/08/12
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16) Director Gary Ross exits The Hunger Games franchise. Good or bad news?

Not entirely true, I read that nothing is official as of yet as Ross is on vacation. A statement will be made as to whether or not he will continue to be a part of the series once he returns from his travels.
12:20 PM on 04/08/12
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16) Director Gary Ross exits The Hunger Games franchise. Good or bad news?

Not entirely true, I read that nothing is official as of yet as Ross is on vacation. A statement will be made as to whether or not he will continue to be a part of the series once he returns from his travels.
I read that on Deadline and thought it was just damage control on Lionsgate's part until they can come up with a more formal parting.
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