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Entertainment Round-Up (10/23/2010)
Entertainment Round-Up (10/23/2010)
10/23/10 at 10:40 AM by Thomas Balkcom
contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and tommykb127

Industry News and Rumors:


Box Office:

1. Jackass 3-D $50,353,641 $50,353,641
2. Red $21,761,408 $21,761,408
3. The Social Network $10,317,395 $62,436,364
4. Secretariat $9,318,886 $27,332,941
5. Life as We Know It $8,955,409 $28,620,147

01) The Hobbit has a greenlight and will be released December 2012 and 2013. Oh Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins and here is the casting!

02) Check out a new poster for The Green Hornet.

03) Netflix plans to offer a Streaming-only Subscription.

04) Sam Raimi’s next project sounds... interesting.

05) Magnet has picked up the distribution rights to The Troll Hunter, Black Death, and Vanishing on 7th Street.

06) I enjoyed this piece on the death of video stores from the Chicago Tribune. Check it out here.

07) Looks like Piranha 3D will be getting a sequel that should be coming out around August of 2011. That was quick.

08) Iron Man 3 to be released May 3rd, 2013.

09) Darren Aronofsky will be directing Wolverine 2. Yes, you read that right.

10) Due to Jackass 3D’s popularity, Jackass 3.5 could be coming to theaters.

11) Despite the buzz Mel Gibson will not be in Hangover 2.

12) Colin Farrel is being eyed for the lead in Len Wiseman’s (unecessary) remake of Total Recall.

13) Tea Leoni has joined Ben Stiller, Edie Murphy and Alan Alda in the action comedy Tower Heist.

14) Johnny Depp may join director Rob Marshall on the remake of The Thin Man.

15) Dreamworks may be bringing the award winning animated short Alma to feature length big screen.

16) This weeks bad remake idea is.... Hellraiser.

17) Here is an R-RATED clip from Super starring Dwight.

18) That crafty James Cameron talks about Avatar 2 and 3 and the novel.

19) Brave is Pixar’s next film and was going to be headed by a female director (a first for Pixar) but she has since dropped out. For a little more info on Brave check the link.

20) Good to see Sherlock Holmes back in action.

21) James Tupper and Mark Gregg have joined the cast of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

22) Signourey Weaver is a busy woman. She talks Alien prequel, Ghostbusters 3, Avatar 2 and Vamps.


01) NBC has ordered full seasons for: The Event, Outsourced, Law and Order: LA, Chase, Undercovers, and Chuck.

02) CBS also announced Hawaii Five-O, $#*! my Dad Says, Blue Bloods, The Defenders and Mike & Molly will all get full seasons.

03) A former Idaho middle school teacher faces up to 10 years in prison for downloading Simpsons porn. Say what?

04) Obama set to appear on Mythbusters.

06) Say hello to Conan’s new house band. RIP Max Weinberg 7.

07) How about a How to Train Your Dragon weekly series on Cartoon Network. Done.

08) Demetri Martin has signed a deal with CBS to write, produce and star in a new comedy.

09) D’Oh! The Vatican has declared Homer Simpson Catholic.

10) Fox continues to order new animated shows. Sounds like a conspiracy.

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

01) Liam Neeson thriller Uknown. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810122285/video/22561907
02) Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in I Love You Phillip Morris. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=70990
03) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 SCREAM Awards trailer. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=70930
04) The Rite. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/therite/
05) The Trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/biutiful/
06) Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks and Russel Crowe in The Next Three Days.. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810117984/video/22464562
07) Here’s a teaser trailer for Scream 4. http://aintitcool.com/node/47103
08) Here’s the second trailer for The Fighter. http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/17/movie-trailer-2-david-o-russells-the-fighter/
09) Check out a teaser trailer for Greg Mottola’s “Paul.” http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/18/teaser-trailer-greg-mottolas-paul-starring-simon-pegg-nick-frost-and-seth-rogen/
10) Here is a teaser trailer and concept art for Cars 2. http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/20/teaser-trailer-cars-2-concept-art/

Movies Out Next Week (10/29)

Saw 3D
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

DVDs Out Next Week (10/26)

Back to the Future Trilogy (BD)
Alien Anthology (BD)
Sex and the City 2
Winter's Bone
House (CC BD)
Paths of Glory (CC BD)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links

Paranormal Activity 2

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

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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