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Marvels One-Shot: Item 47 (A mini-movie that starts where The Avengers left off)

Starring Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) and Jesse Bradford (Swimfan) Item 47 begins where The Avengers left off. After a large portion of the city is destroyed, and the super heroes go back to their normal life, Lizzy and Jesse find one of the alien weapons left behind. They struggle over what to do with it and make the choice that many others would; they use it to rob banks. Item 47 will be available only on the special edition Blu-Ray disc of The Avengers but you can bet your money that I’ll post it on here once it leaks.

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“Cosmopolis” trailer has me thinking

Now, I hate Robert Pattinson and usually he is a perfectly good reason for me to completely write-off a movie. This trailer however, and I don’t know if it is all the questions it leaves me asking, the almost complete lack of continuity and detailed plot-line, or just the fantastic cinematography, but I am so curious that I want, actually I need to see more.

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Ed Helms may be cast as an adult Rusty Griswold for four new “Vacation” Movies

New Line Cinema has been wanting to make more “Vacation” movies ever since Chevy Chase did such an amazing job in the originals. There is now a lot of speculation that Ed Helms has been in talks with the studio to play an adult Rusty Griswold who leads his family on his own ridiculous vacation adventures which I’m guessing will end just as badly as they did for Chevy.

Helms would play Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold played by Chevy Chase in the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise.

Helms was rumored to be involved in the project earlier in the year, but New Line was still closing in on a director before offers were made to thesps.

“Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing from a script they penned.

The new version of the vacation adventures of the quirky dad and his family will follow Rusty, who now has his own family misadventures on the road.

David Dobkin will produce through his David Dobkin Productions banner.

If Helms’ deal closes, production would aim for a spring start after Helms finishes production on “The Hangover 3” and his stint on “The Office.” In that time, New Line will aim to cut the script down a little in order to bring in to the budget they like.

Well that makes me feel better about a new series of Vacation flicks. Helms is a funny actor, and one I can definitely see taking over the Griswold family.


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The best marketing piece for the new Dark Knight film I’ve seen so far.


Billboard found on Sunset and La Brea in Hollywood. Not a graphic, but a 3D hole in a billboard with destruction extruding.


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Paramount temporarily shuts down production fo Michael Bays Ninja Turtles movie

Just as Michael Bay’s TMNT movie was about to go into production, Paramount halted the project temporarily. Temporarily is the key word. Apparently, studio execs weren’t at all happy with the script, so it’s being sent back for rewrites and the release date has been pushed back to spring 2014. We almost dodged a bullet, but not quite.

The issue is said to be the script. Paramount has delayed several big movies from this year to 2013, including G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Brad Pitt’s World War Z, leaving it with a spotty pipeline for the current year. Now it has halted work on its planned holiday movie for 2013, temporarily laying off preproduction staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is “indefinite,” according to sources. Another source close to the production says the movie has been pushed by ten weeks.

A Paramount rep would not immediately comment.

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is producing and Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) is set to direct from a script by Kevin Eastman and Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Other key players include Bourne franchise line producer Denis Stewart and second-unit director Dan Bradley (Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol).

The move comes as analysts have been knocking Viacom’s Nickelodeon division for lower ratings. The Ninja Turtles project, a joint Paramount-Nickelodeon production, was eyed as a chance to bolster Nickelodeon as well as reboot a family film franchise. The studio had paid a hefty sum for rights to the property, which had been the basis for three hit movies for New Line Cinema in the 1990s.

In May, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman touted the Ninja Turtles reboot in a call with investors. “Our pipeline is extremely strong,” he said. “We’re developing more new [episodes] of our popular series and more exciting new series. And of course, we’re particularly excited about the revival of the [Teenage Mutant Ninja] Turtles franchise.”


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Bill Murray guides you through the set of Wes Anderson’s next flick, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Bill Murray guides you through the set of Wes Anderson’s next flick, “Moonrise Kingdom”

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