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SEWARD: Too bad we won't be able to go to the Count's for dinner tonight--I have to meet Van Helsing at the station.

LUCY: Dinner? Count? What?

SEWARD: Oh, it must have totally slipped my mind, and I'm sure Harker didn't mention it because he's a jealous goob. Anyway. Dinner. Count's. Tonight. Can't make it.

LUCY: No, no, you go meet Dr. Van Helsing and I'll go be dinner for the Count.


LUCY: I said, I'll go have dinner with the Count.

SEWARD: Oh. Okay. Well, clearly, we're extremely progressive Edwardians who don't mind young women hanging out with their fiancés while in their nightgowns, so I can't imagine why I'd object to you having dinner with a sexy vampire all by yourself. Have fun!

WOLVES: *howl sexily*

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Box office:
Shrek 2 cleans up at the box office with $125.3 million in its first five days. Yes, it made more than Return of the King (boggle over that for a moment) but still less than Spider-Man. (Empire Movies)

Cannes: Fahrenheit 9/11 took the Palme d’Or. Meanwhile, Jo Blo is still there.

New images

AICN: Alexander

Cinema Confidential: Saved!, The Notebook

Coming Soon:
Meet the Fockers

Dark Horizons:

IGN: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (excellent shots)

IMPA: more Harry Potter character posters

Latino Review: Soul Plane, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Weatherman, Spider-Man 2

The Movie Box:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (tons, newest near bottom of second link)

Movieweb: The Devil’s Rejects: House of 1000 Corpses 2, The Day After Tomorrow, Maria Full of Grace, Napoleon Dynamite, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Superhero Hype: Batman Begins set pics

Z Review: Chronicles of Riddick, 2046, Comme Une Image, Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Trailers and multimedia

Apple: The Day After Tomorrow (clips), Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Empire Movies: Anchorman, King Arthur (final), I Robot (clips), The Day After Tomorrow (clips), Stateside (clips)

The Movie Box: Spider-Man 2 (TV spot), Starship Troopers 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Dateline sneak), Saved! (music video), De-Lovely (featurette), The Notebook (clip), THX-1138, Anchorman, Into the Blue (bts clip)

Official sites:
jkrowling.com revamp

Trailer Park trailer reviews: THX-1138

Casting calls and future films

Quick casting

The Devil’s Rejects (House of 1000 Corpses 2): Rosario Dawson (Movieweb)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
Brendan Gleeson for Mad-Eye Moody; Frances de la Tour for Madame Maxime (Coming Soon)

Tru Blu: Denzel Washington, Benicio Del Toro, dir. Antoine Fuqua. Premise: True story of “the lawman who brought down the biggest drug kingpin in Harlem in the ‘70s.” Stop for a moment and imagine the ‘fros in this one (Latino Review)

Walk the Line: Ginnifer Goodwin will play Johnny Cash’s first wife Vivianne in the James Mangold-directed biopic (IGN)


Breaking the Box: Fox has bought Dan Cutler’s script about “four airline stewardesses that fly the friendly skies by day and steal goodies by the cover of night, using their high flying day job as an alibi as well as a means of escape.” (Cinescape)

Inner Bitch: Paramount has picked up Kara Holden’s comedy pitch for this “broad female-driven comedy along the lines of Liar Liar.” (Movieweb)

More films

Blade: Trinity: The cast and crew will head back to Vancouver next month for additional photography. (CHUD)

Brat Pack Confidential: Is it really too much to ask that biopics focus on people who are, you know, dead? Or at least really, really old? (Movieweb)

Indiana Jones:
A Young Indiana Jones movie? Is George Lucas the cause of all the delays on Indy 4? Jo Blo has the answers.

Mask of Zorro 2: Over at Jo Blo, Antonio Banderas reveals that “the same guys who [wrote] the first one and did Pirates of the Caribbean [yay!] and Godzilla [what?]” have written the script. Principal photography starts July 26. Who’s returning? “Catherine is in the movie. Hopkins, no, because he got killed.” Antonio Banderas: a man who pulls no punches.

Superman: Latino Review reports that ESC Entertainment has been named the lead visual effects house; the movie is in production with a summer 2006 (good luck with that) release.

The Village: Is Shyamalan going back and filming a new ending? (Dark Horizons)

Reviews (Here be spoilers!)

About.com: Shrek 2, Troy

AICN: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Old Boy, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Fahrenheit 9/11, Dig, Azumi, Go Further, Saved!, The Saddest Music  in the World, Thunderbirds

Film Jerk: Raising Helen, Coffee and Cigarettes

Jo Blo:

Occupation: Girl f-list:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Upcoming DVDs

DVD Fanatic: specs for The Ladykillers, Scooby Doo 2; Welcome to Mooseport, Bubba Ho-Tep, Broken Lizard’s Club Dread, The Great Escape, Wyatt Earp, Miracle

DVD File: Saving Private Ryan (60th Anniversary Edition), Paycheck

DVD Savant: The Weather Underground, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mr. Klein, The Tin Star, Cyrano de Bergerac, What Price Glory

DVD Talk: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire, See the Sea, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Great Locomotive Chase, Last of the Summer Wine, Shalako, Stray Dog (Criterion), Naked City: Spectre of the Roses Street Gang, The Wedding Banquet

Empire Movies:
Bubba Ho-Tep, The Statement, Dracula (The Legacy Collection), Frankenstein (The Legacy Collection)

IGN DVD: Wyatt Earp: SE, Miracle, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, Enter the Dragon: SE, Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond

Interviews and profiles

Batman on Film: David Goyer (Batman Begins screenwriter)

Cinema Confidential: Mandy Moore (Saved!)

Empire Online:
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

Jo Blo:
Antonio Banderas (Shrek 2, Zorro 2)

Killer Movies:
Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera)

Latino Review:
cast of Saved!

SciFi Wire: Jake Gyllenhaal (Day After Tomorrow), Jena Malone (Donnie Darko)

Other news

Shrek 2 takes more than 100 million dollars; New Harry Potter 'the best yet'; Del Toro joins Tru Blu; Harry Potter star is huge fan of Brad Pitt; Harry Potter stars step out for world premiere; Students to consult on washing up for Billie film; Anti-Bush film wins top prize at Cannes; Jessica beats Britney to Daisy role

Chicago Sun-Times:
'Shrek 2' bashes box office with $104 million tally; Quitting show biz 'Saved' former child star; The disaster film returns 'The Day After Tomorrow'; In Cannes, it's all about illusion

CNN: How Ellen DeGeneres came out on top; Reality in, comedy out for new season; Bill Moyers: One of a kind; Making things go boom; 'Idol' finalist DeGarmo planning ahead; H'wood hot for Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

IMDB: Tarantino Defends Moore's Palme D'Or Winning Film; Madonna Cancels Gigs After Kidnap Threat; Lohan Blasts Boob Job Reports; Streisand Ordered To Pay Up; Sellers Film: Most Emotional Experience of Ekland's Life; DeGeneres Wins Emmy for Talk Show; Simpson Beats Spears To Daisy Duke Role; Cruz Slams McConaughey Romance Reports; Pitt Congratulates Paltrow; Bosworth Thanks Press for Bloom Romance; Hilton and Porn Star Strip for Each Other

Jam Showbiz: 'Shrek 2' clobbers box office; Moore politics at Cannes Fest; Gyllenhaal fulfils childhood fantasy; Ekland OK with biopic: Theron; The Kid gloves are off; 'Fahrenheit 9/11' wins at Cannes; New high for Snoop Dogg in Soul Plane; Gyllenhaal linked to superhero films; Ray Harryhausen talks about his craft; Charlize Theron plays sexpot Britt; She shoots, she scores; Big stars facing shaky box office

USAToday: Shrek 2 slides in behind Spider-Man in list of best opening tallies; Muggy muggles greet 'Potter' cast at N.Y. premiere; Controversy key in Cannes

Zap2It: Viggo Mortensen's Danish Fourth of July; Hawn Says Laughter is the Best Medicine; Sheryl Crow's 'De-Lovely' Performance at Cannes; DA Wants to Prevent Jackson from Fleeing U.S.; Hobbit Home up for Sale; Newman Opens Sixth Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Fun and games

DVD Fanatic: Win LOTR: ROTK on DVD

Fametracker: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Fame Audit

Something Awful: Turist Omer in Star Trek review

Munchie Strikes Back review

Short Attention Span Theater: “TAKE A LOOK AT MY ART THEFT”; the world’s quickest sex scandal; J.K. Rowling’s new official site; the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere; VH spin-off TV show, “Transylvania,” nixed by NBC

Parting shot

IMDB: "Lohan Blasts Boob Job Reports"

* Freaky Friday and Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan has branded Hollywood's new fixations with her breasts "perverted" after rumors emerged she had undergone cosmetic surgery. The redhead actress has been sporting a fuller cleavage of late, prompting speculation over whether she's gone under the knife and had a breast enhancement operation. But as the rumors circulate at a rapid pace, Lohan, who insists her curves are completely natural, wants to remind everybody of one important factor - she's just 17. She says, "Recently, I heard that I've gotten a boob job. I'm 17! It's kind of perverted, but if they're gonna write about anything to bring attention to my chest, why not!" *
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