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Top stories


Deaths: Photographer Helmut Newton, dancer/actress Ann Miller, childhood icon Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)

Our long national nightmare is over:
The Bennifer is no more.

Oscar Watch: Sasha's Golden Globe Predictions; Scott Braun's Golden Globe Predix!; CAS Nominees; DGA Docu Nods; Mystic and Seabiscuit Tie the Scripter!; WGA Nominations!; Diary of a Hobbit Fiend Continues



New images

Coming Soon: Miracle

Dark Horizons:
Barbershop 2, Welcome to Mooseport, 2004 New Line preview, 50 First Dates, The Passion of the Christ

Empire Movies: Soul Plane poster

Hollywood North Report:
Are We There Yet?

Jo Blo: After the Sunset, Birth, Blade: Trinity, The Butterfly Effect, Cellular, Highwaymen, Laws of Attraction, The Notebook, Son of the MaskThe Machinist, Romasanta, El Cid, Nocturna

Killer Movies: Mr. and Mrs. Smith set pics

Latino Review: poster for Scooby Doo 2: Electric Boogaloo; previews for The Butterfly Effect, Highway Men, Laws of Attraction, The Notebook, Blade: Trinity, Son of the Mask, After the Sunset

Z Review: The Purifiers, Bring It On Again, Chrystal, Agent Cody Banks 2, The Woodsman, Trauma, The Machinist, Employee of the Month, Napoleon Dynamite, Open Water, Saved!, Bridget Jones 2, Color Me Kubrick




Trailers and multimedia

Apple: “Replacing the sky in Open Range”; I’m Not Scared, Valentin, Zatoichi, Son of the Mask, Touching the Void, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Starsky and Hutch

Cinescape: Everyone freak out! Everyone freak out! Raw footage from Episode III might be online somewhere!

Empire Movies: Kill Bill Vol 2

The Movie Box: Envy, Breakin’ All the Rules, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill Vol. 2

Yahoo Movies: Kill Bill Vol. 2

Trailer Park: Kill Bill Vol. 2




Casting calls and future films

Release dates

13 Going on 30: April 23 (Dark Horizons)

The Clearing: May 21 (Dark Horizons)

Secret Window:
Despite my rather dismissive trailer review (which I'm sure had international impact...), Columbia Pictures says that this one’s testing so well that they’re moving it up six weeks to March 12. (Zap2It)



Quick casting


Antarctica:
Josh Duhamel (Cinescape)

Batman: Intimidation: A Latino Review source is “90%” sure that Morgan Freeman will play Lucius Fox; IGN says that Vincent Cassel (Brotherhood of the Wolf) may play a villain

The Conspirator:
Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams. Based on James L. Swanson’s “Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killers” (Jo Blo)

Dreadnought: Apparently they’re retooling the Vin Diesel flick “ so that John Cusack will play the villain (although he’s apparently not interested right now).” So then what’s the point? (Dark Horizons)

Gossip Girl: Lindsay Lohan (Killer Movies)

In Her Shoes:
Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley Maclaine, Mark Feuerstein (Dark Horizons)

The Producers: Nicole Kidman as secretary Ulla (Dark Horizons)

Smile: Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, Mika Boorem, Linda Hamilton, Cheri Oteri, Erik von Detten. (Killer Movies)

Tripods trilogy:
Steven Spielberg? (AICN)



Screenwriters


The Heart of the Matter: Don McPherson will script from the Graham Greene novel. Martin Scorsese will direct. (Empire Movies)

Hulk 2: Kevin Feige. “It also appears that Marvel is definitely moving towards more of an action premise for the sequel. Some critics of Ang Lee's HULK felt that the picture sacrificed good old fashioned action sequences moments for too much psychological angst scenes. Feige promises that HULK 2 will deliver more of the green goliath rumbling and rampaging.” Apparently they really didn't like him when he was Ang Lee. (Cinescape)

Tamara: Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination) is working on this “sexy, supernatural thriller.” (Film Jerk)



More films

Assorted Uwe Boll video game adaptations that I refuse to discuss individually: Hunter: The Reckoning, Fear Effect, Alone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Dungeon Siege (CHUD)

The Amityville Horror: “The remake has been pushed back to sometime next year,” reports Dark Horizons. We’ll let you know when we care.

Batman: Intimidation:
Superhero Hype has possible news on the Batmobile and the Batears.

The Box: Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) and Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) will write what amounts to a film version of the 1980s Twilight Zone episode “Button Button”: “The episode aired back in 1986, and featured a dishonorable couple that were presented a mysterious box with a button on its top. They were instructed that if they should press the button, they would receive one million dollars -- but someone that they didn't know would have to die.” Roth will direct. (Cinescape)

Cabin Fever 2: There’s gonna be one. (Moviehole)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Alfonso Cuarón says it will be the shortest HP so far. Of course, when you actually know what you’re doing, you can rely on skill rather than length. (Empire Online)

Jekyll: “Mr. Hyde living inside a virtual reality”? A “killer bunny”? (Cinescape)

Kingdom of Heaven: Apparently stunt-crazy Orlando Bloom is not going to be satisfied until he has broken every bone in his body. (Orlando Multimedia)

Lassie: What’s that, girl? Timmy’s in a remake? (Cinema Confidential)

M: “In the vein of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,’ are you ready for another comic book adaptation set in the past to make the transition from the printed page to the big screen?” NO! (Film Jerk)

Meet the Fockers: Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro were going to be mistaken for gay in Cuba? (Dark Horizons)

The Ring 2:
Dark Horizons reports that the current script “is part prequel/part sequel,” but that DreamWorks wants to make a fully-fledged prequel, so that part’s being rewritten.

SharkTale 2: There’s gonna be one. Just as soon as they bother to release the first one. (Cinescape)

Shrek 3: There’s gonna be one. (Sci-Fi Wire)




Reviews (Here be spoilers!)

AICN:
Saved!, Edge of America, Redemption, The Woodsman, Tarnation, D.E.B.S., The Dreamers, Flying Fish, Cop Festival, Imelda, Chisholm 72, Farmingville, Eulogy, Sky Blue

CHUD:
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Fog of Ear, Triplets of Belleville

Cinema Confidential:
The Butterfly Effect

Dark Horizons:
Deadwood (script), The Butterfly Effect, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, The Machinist; Synergy (script), The Butterfly Effect, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Film Jerk: The Butterfly Effect, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Dogville

Jam Showbiz: The Butterfly Effect, The Triplets of Belleville, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Jo Blo: The Butterfly Effect

Mr. Cranky: The Butterfly Effect, The Cooler, Torque

Roger Ebert: Along Came Polly, The Butterfly Effect, The Fog of War, The Statement, Torque, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Supercala:
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Torque, The Butterfly Effect




Upcoming DVDs


CHUD:
Where the Boys Are, Freaky Friday, How To Deal

DVD Fanatic: Friends (S6)

DVD File: Planet of the Apes, Comic Book: The Movie, Thorn Birds, Gigli

DVD Savant: The Great Ziegfield, It Should Happen to You!, The Best of Soul Cinema: Coffy/Hell Up in Harlem/Foxy Brown/Cooley High/I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

DVD Talk: The History Channel Presents The Alamo, House of the Dead, Punk’d (S1), Open Range, My Boss’s Daughter, Le Divorce, Cabin Fever, Lost in Translation, Frasier (S2), Swimming Pool, Wildcat Women, Blonde Emmanuelle in 3-D, Gang of Roses

IGN DVD: Director’s Series: Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry (music videos); Swimming Pool, Rain Man: SE, Johnny English

Moviehole: news on “Daredevil 1.5.” Nice steal from X-Men, there, guys

Superhero Hype: a cut Hulk vs. Aliens parody will appear on the Scary Movie 3 DVD




Interviews and profiles

AICN: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber (The Butterfly Effect)

Cinema Confidential:
Josh Duhamel (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!)

IGN: John Rhys-Davies, the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! cast, Terry Jones (“Medieval Lives” on the History Channel)

Jo Blo: Kate Bosworth (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!)

Moviehole: Kate Bosworth (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!), Monet Mazur (Torque)

Sci Fi Wire:
“Potter Stars Talk Cuarón”; Kristin Lehman (Chronicles of Riddick), JK Simmons (Spider-Man 2), Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect)






Other news


Ananova:
Kidman to star in new musical; Britney to produce and star in new movie; Gibson showcases Jesus film; Scorsese to 'make [his] first TV drama'

CNN: Eminem’s mother carjacked on Eight Mile Road

Empire Online: Report and pics from the London Big Fish premiere

IGN: “Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2004”

IMDB: Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan Dies at 76; Ben and Jen Call It Quits; Kutcher Clams Up; No Charges for Irwin After Croc Stunt; Beckinsale in Hospital Dash; Cruz: I Had Nothing To Do with Tom and Nicole's Divorce; Myers and Diaz To Host Nickelodeon Awards; Oliver Stone To Receive Career Achievement Award; Courtney Love Sued by Her Lawyers; Britney Signs Up for Another Movie; ABBA Recluse Returns After 17 Years

Jam Showbiz: Affleck, Lopez split up; Mag to pay Zeta-Jones court costs; Arrest made in movie screener case; Relative sues Dom DeLuise for $2M; Zooey Deschanel keeps life reel; Good girl Smart falls for bad roles; Topher Grace makes move to films; '70's Show' stars face off in films; Henderson heats up in 'Torque'

Sci Fi Wire: Pope Didn’t Endorse The Passion of the Christ?

USAToday: Captain Kangaroo dies at 76; Remembering Ann Miller; No more Bennifer; “Tad” worth your time; Who’s attracting Oscar buzz?; Who will take the gold[en Globe]?

Yahoo: Oscars Statuettes Go on View in Chicago; Dom DeLuise's Daughter-In-Law Suing Him; U.S. Man Charged with Pirating Popular Movies; Zooey Deschanel in the Sundance Spotlight; Jackson Gets Park City Closeup [at Sundance OH MY GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN?]

Zap2It: Deals Go Down at Sundance; 'Spidey 2' Spins Web Mastery; Small Films Dominate WGA Nominees; FBI Arrests Man in Illegal 'Samurai' Screener Case; Premiere Readers Bow to the 'King'; Dancer Ann Miller Dies at 81




Fun and games

CHUD: Win the Cabin Fever DVD 

Fametracker: Hey! It's That Swarthy Mouth-Breather!

Movieweb: Sundance Channel, mtvU contests

Short Attention Span Theater: Britney is a... gladiator...? (With picture); metrosexual breakfast cereals; The Ring Font




Parting shot


IMDB: Nicole Kidman Annoys Chanel Bosses for Third Time

** Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has upset Chanel bosses again - this time for complaining about the label's unflattering clothes. Nicole reportedly infuriated Chanel chiefs earlier this month when she was photographed sporting rival products of the cosmetic giant she endorses. The Cold Mountain beauty signed a $7.5 million deal to promote Chanel's brands last year, but was snapped receiving a free $13,000 Vacheron Constantin Egerie watch from director pal Anthony Minghella. And now Kidman's in trouble for making alleged disparaging remarks about the label's clothes, according to Britain's Hot Stars magazine. Kidman was heard moaning, "They make me so dowdy. I want a younger look - and no more ruffles!" **
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