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Entertainment Round-Up (10/02/2010)
Entertainment Round-Up (10/02/2010)
10/01/10 at 10:26 AM by Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:

Movies

01) Here are the box office numbers from last weekend (9/24-9/26):

01. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps $19,011,188
02. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 16,112,211
03. The Town 15,605,171
04. Easy A 10,600,497
05. You Again 8,407,513

02) Check out the amazing trailer for the upcoming True Grit here.

03) A couple of casting additions to the newest Mission Impossible installment in Josh Holloway and Michael Nyqvist.

04) Christopher Nolan confirms that he is directing a third Batman film under his helm.

05) Stephen Fry will be playing Sherlock's older brother in Sherlock Holmes 2 and Jared Harris will be playing the role of Moriarty.

06) Of the short list of directors Christopher Nolan has in mind to direct the next Superman film, which would you be most interested in seeing at the head of the project? They are Daren Aronofsky, Matt Reeves, Zack Snyder, Tony Scott, Duncan Jones, and Jonathan Liebesman.

07) There were a number of losses in the film world this week. We lost Sally Menke, Arthur Penn, Tony Curtis, and Greg Giraldo.

08) This is one of those "can't-miss" opportunities in the film world. Back to the Future will be hitting select theaters on 10/23 and 10/25.

09) Lucas has been converting the Star Wars Saga to 3D and is expected to begin releasing them theatrically in 2012. The first film to be released will be Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.

10) Check out this teaser trailer for I am Number Four.

11) I really hope this happens. Cuaron's Gravity is a film with an excellent premise that I hope starts production soon.

12) Here are various posters for Disney's upcoming movie Tangled.

13) Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

14) Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi thriller Looper has strengthened its cast with the addition of Emily Blunt.

15) Wes Anderson's newest film now has a title, will begin filming in Spring 2011 (and is live-action, FWIW), and will feature a boy and a girl, each 12, in the lead roles.

16) Comic Con will be staying in San Diego through 2015.

17) Check out pictures of the HYDRA sub from the upcoming Captain America film.

18) A few set pics from X-Men: First Class can be found here.

Television

1) Final poster for The Walking Dead.

2) Check out this awesome fan made title sequence for The Walking Dead.

3) Last bit of news for The Walking Dead, check out some Behind-the-Scenes footage.

4) Lone Star was canceled after just two episodes.

5) We will get at least another season of Boardwalk Empire.

6) NBC has picked up the series Odd Jobs.

Movies releasing this weekend (10/1-10/3)

The Social Network
Let Me In
Hatchet II (limited)

Movies releasing next weekend (10/8-10/10)

It's Kind of a Funny Story
My Soul to Take
Nowhere Boy

DVDs Out Next Week (10/5):

The Karate Kid
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Splice
Grindhouse
The Secret of Kells
Beauty and the Beast
The Human Centipede

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links

Mad Men
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Social Network
Let Me In
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore

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sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com
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