August 31, 2009

The Academy makes a rule change involving Best Picture

Indeed, they've addressed (we hope) some of the concerns about a small voting block being able to strong arm their way into a victory for a certain film with this new field of 10. The entire article from Steve Pond can be found here, but this is the basic premise of it:

Instead of just voting for one nominee, the way Academy members have almost always done on the final ballot, voters will be asked to rank all 10 nominees in order of preference -- and the results will be tallied using the complicated preferential system, which has been used for decades during the nominating process but almost never on the final ballot.

As a result, a film could be the first choice of the largest number of voters, but find itself nudged out of the top prize by another movie that got fewer number one votes but more twos and threes.

It sounds crazy, but there’s good reason to make the change at a time when dividing the vote among an expanded slate of 10 nominees could otherwise allow a film to win with fewer than 1,000 votes (out of the nearly 6,000 voting members).

-Sounds like a good plan, though the issue of block voting getting a film a nomination remains a concern...thoughts?

Walt Disney buys Marvel Entertainment for $4 Billion!

The run of news stories continues with this one from Variety:

The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire Marvel Ent. in a stock and cash transaction worth $4 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, Marvel shareholders would receive $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

Disney will acquire ownership of more than 5,000 Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor.

The boards of both companies have approved the pact, which is subject to antitrust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.

Robert A. Iger, Mouse House prexy and CEO, said in a statement: "This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories."

-No idea if this is good or bad news yet...all depends on what happens to the product...Thoughts?

Today's news: The Green Hornet Delayed . . . more to come

In the news:

The Green Hornet has been delayed . . . again.

Today's News: Stallone preps another Rambo, Bad Boys 3 might be in the works, and more...

In the news:

Sylvester Stallone will be bringing back John Rambo with a 5th movie in the franchise that began with First Blood.

The writer of the upcoming Ben Affleck directed film 'The Town' has been hired to write 'Bad Boys 3' with the hopes of reuniting the original cast and crew.

It seems that there will be a third Halloween film coming out (this one not directed by Rob Zombie, for better or worse), this one called 'Halloween 3D'.

Speaking of 3D, the writer and director of 'My Bloody Valentine 3D' will be making another film in the format, this one a revenge film starring Nicolas Cage called 'Drive Angry'.

The Norwegian Film Festival crowned the British film 'Fish Tank' with its top prize at the close of the fest.

Finally, noted composer Hans Zimmer will be making a foray into the world of video games by writing the music for the next 'Call of Duty' game.


August 30, 2009

Today's Posters: The Boys Are Back, The Age of Stupid, and Armored


Today's Trailers: An Internet Trailer for Extract and a first look at The Descent: Part 2

First up we have a new trailer for the Mike Judge comedy 'Extract':

Secondly, and lastly, we have the trailer for the sequel to The Descent, aptly named 'The Descent: Part 2':


Using the Broadcast Film Critics Association as a Best Picture Barometer...

Awards Daily posted that graph a few days ago, and it's interesting enough for me to want to post as well. These are a decent smattering of the highly praised films so far this year, and of this group, we might see as many as 5 get a Best Picture nominee (though that's a real stretch, but who knows at this point).
-Which BFCA top picks do you think will go far this year?

August 29, 2009

Official Trailer for Agora

I tried posting this a day or two ago, but the trailer wouldn't work. That's all cleared up now, so have a look:

-I gotta say, this really doesn't do much for me, and the trouble it's had finding a distributor doesn't inspire much hope...what do you think?

Today's Posters: 3 new ones for 2012


Today's News: Rob Zombie to remake 'The Blob' as his next reinvention, a new project for Daniel Craig, and more...

In the news:

Rob Zombie will next move on to remaking 'The Blob' now that he's finished with the 'Halloween' flicks.

The next movie for Daniel Craig will be a psychological thriller directed by Jim Sheridan.

The cast continues to expand for the James Mangold/Tom Cruise spy thriller.

Robin Williams will make a Disney wedding comedy his next project.

Finally, in a bit of TV news, 'Rescue Me' will be ending its fantastic run with a finale in 2011.


August 28, 2009

A new Trailer hits for An Education!

Take a gander at one of the more anticipated films of the year:

The film continues to impress...I can't wait personally...what about you?

The White Ribbon gets a high honor!

Indeed, the German flick was awarded the Fipresci prize for film of the year. Here's what Variety had to say:

"The White Ribbon," Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or winner and Germany's choice for Oscar consideration, has won the Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year.

The prize will be handed out at the opening ceremony of the San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 18.

San Sebastian has also announced some of its programming choices.

These include the world theatrical premiere of the final edit of Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' "The Shock Doctrine," which screened as a work in progress at Berlin.

A critique of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman's theories on economics and disaster capitalism, "Doctrine" will first be screened on U.K. digital TV channel More4 on Tuesday. San Sebastian is its first cinema audience outing.

"The aim was to get a satisfactory argument in place. The subject's open-ended: the final edit tries to round it off in an effective way," said Josh Hyams, head of TV at pic's producer, Revolution Films.

Winterbottom and producer Andrew Eaton have a long relationship with San Sebastian. Winterbottom won director prize there last year for "Genova."

A second out-of-competition special screening will be the final version of Tom DiCillo's docu about the Doors, "When You're Strange."

"Ribbon" will screen in San Sebastian's Zabaltegi-Pearls section with three other additions: Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," Rachid Bouchareb's "London River," set against the background of the 2005 London bombings, and Sherry Horman's Venice Days' screener "Desert Flower," an adaptation of model Waris Dirie's bestselling autobiography.

-This may in fact be a film to watch out for...thoughts?

Trailer for 'The Men Who Stare At Goats"


-It looks rather bizarre, but perhaps kind of brilliant in an offbeat way...thoughts?

Poster for Capitalism: A Love Story

Not bad at all...thoughts?

August 27, 2009

Steven Spielberg to go to the Crichton well again, this time for a Pirate movie

Here's another movie that Spielberg has in the works to produce and maybe direct (no comment on whether or not Mr. Spielberg's time could be better spent elsewhere) in the near future. This is what Variety had to say on the matter:

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to Michael Crichton's final tome "Pirate Latitudes" for Steven Spielberg to produce and potentially direct.

David Koepp will adapt for the bigscreen. Crichton completed the period action-adventure before his death last November.

Manuscript, which HarperCollins plans to publish on Nov. 24, was found in completed form by Crichton's assistant.

Set in 1665, "Pirate Latitudes" revolves around a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.

Spielberg, Crichton and Koepp have a long history of working together. Crichton penned "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World," both of which Koepp adapted for Spielberg to direct.

Crichton and Spielberg also collaborated on the TV series "E.R."

"Michael Crichton was one of our greatest storytellers who expanded all of our imaginations with his books, films, and television," Spielberg said.

"With the 'E.R.' series and 'Jurassic Park' series, I enjoyed one of the best collaborations of my career. Now with 'Pirate Latitudes,' I and all of us at DreamWorks have the chance to be excited about bringing this new Michael Crichton work to the screen," Spielberg continued.

Acquisition was announced by DreamWorks CEO-Co-chair Stacey Snider.


The House of the Devil gets a cool retro Poster

Pretty cool, no?

Today's News: Tarantino to be feted at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, The Oscars set a deadline for documentaries and shorts, and more...

In the news:

The Santa Barbara Film Festival will be honoring Quentin Tarantino with their Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film when the fest begins.

September 1st is the deadline for documentaries and short subjects to be submitted for Oscar consideration.

It seems Mike Leigh is hard at work on a new film, again to star Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent.

'The White Ribbon' is going to be Germany's entry into the Foreign Film race at the Oscars.

Ben Affleck's next directorial gig has added another cast member to its rather admirable cast.

Katherine Heigl has another romantic comedy coming out, this one with a member of 'Mad Men'.

Look for Hayden Christensen among the cast members of the new film by the director of 'The Machinist'.

Finally, don't look now but Michael Bay might have his eyes on a new franchise to helm.


August 26, 2009

Entertainment Weekly "dares you to look" at these famous movie scenes...

Yes, EW has compiled a list (more or less in honor of Inglourious Basterds, not that the film is as graphic, but I digress) of 16 hard to watch movie scenes. The full list is here, but this is the quick rundown of the movies that contained these scenes:
A Clockwork Orange
Pulp Fiction
Marathon Man
American History X
Requiem for a Dream
Blade Runner
Reservoir Dogs
The Hitcher (not the shitty remake)
The Last King of Scotland
Un Chien Andalou- aka An Andalusian Dog
The Ring

-Irreversible is by far the hardest for me to about you?

Random, but tremendously cool

-Ah, the joys of Lego...

Zombieland gets an International Trailer...for International Zombies, of course

Here it is:


Today's Posters: Whip It and Astro Boy


Today's News: A movie about the manager of the Beatles is in the works, Jet Li returns to his roots, and more...

In the news:

A film about Brian Epstein, the man who discovered the Beatles, is in the works.

Jet Li will be making a Chinese film as his next project.

Susan Sarandon has been cast as Shia LaBeouf's mother in Wall Street 2.

Finally, Joan Jett has confidence that the movie about her life starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning will turn out good.


August 25, 2009

'Trucker' continues its rush of publicity with a Trailer

Michelle Monaghan goes for some awards consideration with this indie drama:

Even though it seems to go to all the expected places, her work here looks very strong and this could be the type of character/lead performance driven film that goes a long way in a wide open year like this...thoughts?


FROM OUR FRIENDS OVER @ 42WEST - Michelle Monaghan may be our surprise Best Actress contender this year. She just missed our Predictions by a day...well there's always next month's. HERE IT IS BELOW

New York (NY) (August 24, 2009) – California based-Monterey Media, which acquired U.S. rights to writer/director James Mottern’s TRUCKER starring Michelle Monaghan, has set an October 9 release date for the film, putting it right into the middle of the Fall awards season. Produced by Plum Pictures (The Great World of Sound, Grace is Gone) and Scott Hanson, and executive produced by Hart-Lunsford Pictures and Monaghan, the film also stars Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Jimmy Bennett and Joey Lauren Adams. The film will open exclusively in New York theaters and then roll out nationally.
TRUCKER tells the story of Diane Ford (Monaghan), a vivacious young truck driver, who leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door.
“I tried to make Trucker for a few problem I was always faced with was finding a lead actress that really spoke to me on a gut level. I looked for a long time,” says Mottern. “Then I saw Michelle Monaghan in a movie called North Country. Her performance in that film is outstanding. But there’s this one scene where the character she plays is standing outside her trailer saying good bye to Charlize Theron’s character and the camera holds on Michelle for a beat, not saying a word; I saw that and it hit me like a freight train - “There she is. Diane.”
The film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, received a strong response with Roger Friedman calling it “a star-making performance for Monaghan, much the same as "Working Girl" once put Melanie Griffith on the map;” Ed Douglas at Coming Soon noted an “unforgettable performance” by Monaghan; and Erik Davis at Cinematical said that “the performances (specifically Monaghan and Bennett) are so good that you almost forget where, how and when you've seen this story before.…Trucker is like Sherrybaby-lite; this is quite obviously Monaghan's ‘Oscar’ role.”
“We bought this film because we just fell in love with it, with Michelle’s amazing performance, and with the beauty of James’ script,” says CFO and Managing Partner Jere Rae-Mansfield. “Our hope is that both audiences and voters will fall in love all the same.”
Monaghan’s previous credits include Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone with Casey Affleck and Amy Ryan, Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer, Niki Caro’s North Country with Charlize Theron and Sissy Spacek.

One of the best films from the first third of the year comes to DVD this week!

Indeed, a favorite of both Myles and myself (just listen to our first podcast for proof) comes out on DVD this week, and headlines what is a very good week overall. First things first, it's time for my PICK OF THE WEEK, and dedicated fans of the site should know the answer by now, but anyway, here it is:
I absolutely loved the story that Greg Mottola told with this film. It on so many levels. It's a coming of age story on par with what John Hughes used to do. It hits on what made graduating college such a let down for some, as well as showing what being home for the summer is really like. The characters and the acting are top notch too, with Jesse Eisenberg doing as good a job as he's ever done and Kristen Stewart doing her best work ever here. It had a disappointing run at the Box Office, but if there's any (cinematic) justice in this world, it'll find a home on DVD and evolve into a cult classic.
-There are plenty of other films out this week worth a recommendation too if for some reason my top pick doesn't do it for you. First up we have Sunshine Cleaning, an indie comedy that is decently good, if tonally challenged, but boosted by the lovely tandem performances of Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. There's Duplicity, the follow up for Tony Gilroy to Michael Clayton. This is a less serious film than the former, but in my mind a better one (though I wasn't a fan of Michael Clayton, so take that as you will). This spy suspense drama has enough humor and charisma to make Clive Owen and Julia Roberts fun to watch, but the story is a little more convoluted than we needed it to be. Rounding out my recommendations is The Informers. This adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis (my favorite author, just to let you know) novel of short stories by the same name is a different beast than the book, but still a compelling, if flawed film. Look for an actual review by me to pop up on the site in the weeks to come as I process this film and rewrite my earlier review that I abandoned.
-Also out but of less quality is Dito Montiel's disappointing follow up to A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, an underground fighting flick called, well...Fighting. It's not bad or anything, just unfortunately mediocre. We also have Rudo y Cursi, which also wasn't bad, but again, nothing to write home (or here) about.
-My Vintage pick is, in honor of both Rob Zombie putting out his second Halloween film (aptly titled Halloween 2, though not to be confused with the original sequel of that name) and the next in the Final Destination franchise, actually a grouping of horror films. You can watch one of Rob Zombie's films, which are House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, or Halloween. The Devil's Rejects is his best film, though I'm one of the few that actually really liked his take on Halloween. If his flicks didn't do it for you, you can watch either of the earlier Final Destination movies, which are Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 3. These three are all about the same, quality wise, so if you like one, you'd like em all.
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?

Today's News: The DGA Awards set a date, a potential sequel to Hancock hires some writers, and more...

In the news:

January 30th will be the date for the DGA Awards, with ballots being mailed out on December 1st.

It appears that there will be a sequel to Hancock., and these guys will be writing it.

The adaptation of Bioshock is going forward, and the director of 28 Weeks Later will now be at the helm, replacing Gore Verbinski.

The next writing and directing gig for Paul Haggis adds both Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks to the cast, a remake of a French film.

David Gordon Green's star studded fantasy comedy has added Justin Theroux to the cast, as the villain.

Finally, for info on a pseudo indie film that will be using James Cameron's Avatar technology, go here for the story.


August 24, 2009

We have 8 new films that we've reviewed for you!

Yes, we at The Awards Circuit have tackled some new reviews...everything from Inglourious Basterds and Ponyo to District 9 and The Time Traveler's Wife, plus more!
-Check them out at our review section here and let us know what you think!

The Teaser for Christopher Nolan's Inception hits the web!

After playing in front of some of the prints of Inglourious Basterds, this teaser trailer now comes out for all to see:

-I couldn't tell you what it's about from the trailer (which is good) but I'm definitely in...thoughts?

Today's Posters: The Vampire's Assistant and The Ministers


August 23, 2009

Updates to our Best Picture and Best Director Predictions, as well as a Tracker update highlight some new updates on the MAIN PAGE!

Yes, we've returned from our short vacation hiatus and have some new updates. Our fearless leader Clayton has updated his predictions in the Best Picture and Best Director fields.
There are also some additions (as well as subtractions) to the Tracker page, so check that out too.
-What do you think of the new predictions? (Be on the lookout for new reviews and predictions as well, they should be hitting soon, so sit tight!)

Today's News: Avatar Day has come and gone, Billy Bob Thornton to box in his next film, and more...

In the news:

James Cameron pimped his new film with Avatar Day, which was Friday and was a mixed bag, though ultimately successful in building buzz.

Billy Bob Thornton will next be teaming with writer/director Ron Shelton on a boxing film from the author of the book 'Million Dollar Baby' came from.

It appears that Zach Galifianakis has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy 'Dinner with Schmucks', also starring Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, and Lucy Punch.

If you thought that Dino De Laurentiis wasn't producing as much as he used to...think again, as he's got a whole slate of movies coming.

Finally, writer/director Roger Avary has plead guilty to manslaughter stemming from a car accident that killed his passenger.


August 21, 2009

Shutter Island has been changed by Paramount into a 2010 release!

Some very strange news indeed, as Scorsese's flick was supposed to be an Oscar contender this year, but according to this scoop, it won't be out until February of 2010 now.
As upsetting as this is for people who are dying to see it, it doesn't hurt its Oscar chances since it's 10 slots now, so early year releases aren't death sentences. Essentially, look at this as Paramount putting extra faith in films like 'The Lovely Bones' and 'Up in the Air'.
-Thoughts on the change?

Today's News: Bryan Singer to remake Excalibur, The next Bourne movie gets a new writer, and more...

In the news:

Bryan Singer has decided to remake 'Excalibur' as one of his next projects.

The 4th Bourne movie has hired a new scribe to finish it off.

It seems Catherine Hardwicke will be tackling a version of Little Red Riding Hood next.

Ed Zwick has added to the cast of his next flick.


August 20, 2009

About that Avatar Teaser...



Capitalism: A Love Story gets a Trailer as well

Mike being Mike...


Trailer for The Wolfman

Looks better than I expected:


The Avatar Trailer hits...on Apple

Go here to watch, or wait for an embed to show up officially tomorrow...but as of now, it looks pretty freaking impressive.


Today's Posters: The White Ribbon, Five Minutes of Heaven, yet another look at Law Abiding Citizen, and a Japanese poster for Shutter Island


Today's News: Robert Zemeckis to remake Yellow Submarine, a Jimi Hendrix biopic may be in the works, AMPAS has a new President, and more...

In the news:

Seems like Robert Zemeckis will be teaming up with Disney to remake 'Yellow Submarine', in 3D of course.

It appears that a Hendrix film is in the works, perhaps making use of the Woodstock anniversary to fuel desire.

Sid Ganis has made way for Tom Sherak to be the new AMPAS president, with Tom Hanks becoming a vice president as well.

Jodie Foster's next film behind the camera, a dark comedy starring Mel Gibson and herself, may have found a distributor in Summit.

The write of 'Ghost' and 'The Time Traveler's Wife' has a new scripting gig, this time a remake of a Japanese film.

Antoine Fuqua's next film may be in some legal trouble due to a lawsuit by an informant.

The reboot of 'Shazam!' has found a writer for the project, to be directed by Peter Segal.


August 19, 2009

IMDb lists the "Top Rated Films of the New Millennium" you agree?

Indeed, the Internet Movie Database has come up with the 15 top rated flicks made since 2000. Most of the movies are somewhat expected, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but a few, like The Pianist or Up, caught me a bit off guard. You can see their page with the entire rankings here, but here are the top 15, for your viewing pleasure:

15. Requiem for a Dream
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
13. Spirited Away
12. The Pianist
11. The Lives of Others
10. The Departed
9. Amelie
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
6. Memento
5. Up
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. City of God
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
1. The Dark Knight

-What do you think of the list? Does The Dark Knight as #1 surprise you? What would you put as your best films of the new millennium so far?

Today's Posters: A new poster for New York, I Love You, SAW VI, and the UK quad for Antichrist


Today's News: Zack Snyder Sucker Punch's Jon Hamm, a new project for Neil LaBute, and more...

In the news:

Jon Hamm has joined the cast of Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch', along with Jena Malone and others.

Neil LaBute has found a new writing/directing project, this time an adaptation of a crime novel.

The director of 'Shoot 'Em Up' will next be tackling a remake of a Sean Connery sci-fi flick called 'Outland'.

Jaime King is among the cast additions to Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of 'Mother's Day'.

Tony Scott's next action flick adds Rosario Dawson to its cast, along with stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

Prepare for another movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel to come to cinemas soon.


August 18, 2009

Up in the Air gets a new Poster


It's quality over quantity this week on DVD!

With the exception of one film this week, all the movies out on DVD are actually pretty good, though none of them are exceptional, but that's been the case for much of the summer. For my PICK OF THE WEEK I'm going with a somewhat controversial choice, mainly because it won't appeal to everyone. It's
The Last House on the Left
A remake getting my top slot? Yes, I found this redo of Wes Craven's old school horror classic to be one of the better horror films of late, both being quite effective and also, with few exceptions, shockingly real. If you don't have a taste for horror, this isn't for you, but if you like this type of movie, it's a real good one.
-Also out this week on the plus side, we have a trio of serious minded films. There's Tyson, the documentary about the controversial boxer. It's not perfect, but it's a good character study, in the man's own words. There's Julia, the drama which is boosted by a great performance by Tilda Swinton. And finally, we have Surveillance, the crime drama by the daughter of David Lynch. It's not perfect, but I certainly want to see what she does next.
-Unfortunately, this week we also have the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie. She's actually not a horrible actress, but the movie,'s horrible frankly. It has no purpose for someone like me, and I almost felt like a pedophile watching it. Moving on...
-For my Vintage pick this week, I'm mixing it up in honor of Inglourious Basterds coming out. If you're a Tarantino fan, watch Pulp Fiction. If you're a WWII fan, watch Saving Private Ryan. And if you are a fan of both!
-What will you be watching this week on DVD?

Today's News: Avatar's site crashes in a rush for IMAX tickets, James McAvoy to star in Seth Rogen's "cancer flick", and more...

In the news:

The official site for 'Avatar" crashed for a while yesterday while people rushed to get free tickets to the 16 minute 3D extended trailer...though yours truly was lucky enough to secure two tickets.

It appears that James McAvoy will star alongside Seth Rogen in the adaptation of the memoir "I'm With Cancer", with the director of 'Friends with Money' (among other things) helming.

Lionsgate has picked up Matthew Vaughn's Comic-Con hit 'Kick-Ass' for release and will be putting it out in 2010.

Robert Redford seems inclined to make his own Lincoln related movie, so watch out Spielberg!

Anthony Mackie has joined the cast of Matt Damon's sci-fi film, also starring the likes of Emily Blunt.

Finally, Martin Hynes, the director of The Go-Getter (one of my absolute favorite films from last year) has signed on to direct a new project, this one an interesting sounding fantasy.


August 17, 2009

Today's Trailers: Roman Polanski's The Ghost and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

The first of our two trailers today is a very very short look at Roman Polanski's new film, called 'The Ghost':

The second and final trailer today is for a film that David Lynch is presenting, directed by Werner Herzog, going by the long name of 'My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done':


The final Poster for Zombieland!


Quentin Tarantino lets us all in on his 20 favorite movies since he began his directing career...

Plenty of interesting choices, as you can see below:


Today's News: Spider-Man 5 and 6 gets a writer, Mike Nichols picks a new project, Today you can get tickets for the IMAX Avatar trailer, and more...

In the news:

James Vanderbilt, the writer of 'Zodiac' and one of the writers on the 4th Spidey flick will get a crack at writing the 5th and 6th installments of Spider-Man. Nothing about plot or cast is really known yet.

Mike Nichols will next be teaming with the writer of 'The Road' on his next movie.

It appears that 'Brewster's Millions' will be headed towards another remake, it's 8th one.

Rod Lurie's reimagining of 'Straw Dogs' has added some people to its cast, among them James Woods.

Dreamworks' supervillain animated flick hires some voices to voice its dastardly characters.

Whether you like it or not, prepare for a sequel to 'White Chicks' to come your way...

Finally, if you're reading this before 3pm on the East Coast, make sure you go here to get a chance at seeing the expanded IMAX trailer for Avatar!