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The Newsdesk 11.11.09 – First Clash of the Titans Trailer; McAdams in Talks for Spider-Man 4

• The first official photos from Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice have been released. Cage’s wizard still looks a homeless ’80s rock star.

• Rachel McAdams is reportedly in talks to play Black Cat in Spider-Man 4. Word has it British actress Romola Garai is also in the running. Fanboys can argue over who should wear the tight leather costume.

• The first teaser trailer for Clash of the Titans has arrived. Too much CGI, not enough weird Ray Harryhausen stop-motion monsters.

Images from Somewhere and The American, and several more of 2010’s biggest films, have been released. What, nothing from the Tooth Fairy?

• The first trailer for Kick-Ass, the violent teen comic book movie, has been released. It looks like Superbad with superheroes, and not just because “McLovin” is in it.

• J.J. Abrams will not be adapting Stephen King’s Dark Tower anytime soon. He’s too busy with his other major geek franchises. 



BIZ

Comcast closes in on NBC stake

from FT.com – Media

Comcast may seal a deal to buy a controlling stake in NBC
Universal from General Electric by next Monday

Once again TV, not film, drives Lionsgate growth

from L.A. Times – Movie News

Lions Gate Entertainment swung to $31.7 million in net
income during its second fiscal quarter compared with a net loss of $51.8
million a year ago.


AWARDS

‘Twilight’ among People’s Choice Awards nominees

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards
are out, and the people choose vampires….


FILM

Daily Box Office: Monday, November 9, 2009

from Box Office Mojo – Current Box Office Results

A Christmas Carol (2009) tops Monday’s box office with $1.6
million

 

Article: Robert Pattinson’s Pick For ‘Breaking Dawn’ Director:
Gus Van Sant

from Access Hollywood – Movies

A director has yet to be named for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn,” but series star Robert Pattinson is putting in a good word for director
Gus Van Sant.

‘Blocked’ film gets DVD release

from BBC News | Entertainment | World Edition

A documentary which rapper Lil Wayne tried to block being
shown will now be officially released.

Fox Searchlight Buys Aronofsky’s Black Swan

from /Film by orfilms@gmail.com (slashfilm.com)
Just Sunday night Peter reported a couple of great cast additions to Black Swan,
the next film from darren Aranofsky.

 

High Tension’s Cecile de France Joins Eastwood’s Hereafter

from /Film by orfilms@gmail.com (slashfilm.com)
Clint Eastwood works fast. He had two films out last year, Changeling
and Gran Torino. He’s got Invictus opening next month, but is
already shooting his next picture, called Hereafter.

Kevin Spacey Says ‘The Social Network’ Will Be ‘A Lot Funnier’
Than You Think

from MTV Movies Blog by Eric Ditzian
“Se7en.” “Fight Club.” “Zodiac.” Good movies, all
– some even great – yet not exactly laugh riots.


TELEVISION

Total TV Viewership Hits All-Time High

from Advertising Age – MediaWorks by jrash@cmithun.com(John Rash)

MINNEAPOLIS (AdAge.com)
— Americans, a new Nielsen report indicated today, are watching more TV than
ever, with the average viewer spending four hours and 49 minutes a day in front
of the set.

Trump and Omarosa: TV’s New Power Couple

from Defamer by Richard Rushfield
In a time of chaos, the wise mogul keeps his enemies close, and his
off-their-rocker trainwreck creations closer.

Kathy Griffin’s ‘Let’s Dance’ still in works for next year

from Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider by Jennifer
Armstrong

ABC’s planned reality competition Let’s Dance won’t make its
original Nov. 23 premiere, but the Kathy Griffin-hosted show is still in the
works for next year, a production source says.


MUSIC

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry: Band not breaking up

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry says
the legendary rock band isn’t breaking up – although they may be in need a new
singer….

Rihanna’s pain fueled album

from CNN.com – Entertainment

While writing songs for “Rated R,” Rihanna had to
let down her guard, she said.

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