• Sony has canceled Spider-Man 4 and will reboot the franchise without the involvement of Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire. The reboot, slated for a 2012 release, will likely find Peter Parker back in high school.
• Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood will not be released in 3D despite rumors. Meanwhile, 3D versions of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings are in the works
• Tom Hanks will return to directing with the drama Larry Crowne, his first time behind the director’s chair since 1996’s That Thing You Do.
• Will Arnett confirmed that the Arrested Development movie will starting shooting sometime this year.
• Robert Downey Jr. has dropped out of Cowboys and Aliens, an action comedy from his Iron Man buddy Jon Favreau.
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 … by By EMILY FREDRIX
The economic slump has prices for Super Bowl commercial time
falling for only the second time in its history, but it is still the most
expensive on television.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parker Posey, author Russell Banks and
filmmakers Karyn Kusama and Morgan Spurlock are among the jurors for this
month’s Sundance Film Festival….
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi tales “Avatar” and
“Star Trek,” the comedy “The Hangover” and the
recession-era story “Up in the Air” are among nominees for best
screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.
from /Film by firstname.lastname@example.org (slashfilm.com)
Last week when the fantastic slate of name actors was announced for Steven
Soderbergh’s spy/action film Knockout, we were teased with the info that
one more name was yet to be revealed.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Denzel Washington’s latest role in
“The Book of Eli” has him playing a wanderer in a nuclear war-ravaged
America who leans on his Bible for guidance, and the actor says if he was in
that situation, he’d do exactly the same.
The more money “Avatar ” makes at the box office,
the more incensed its critics on the right become.
The completely immersive film may have been a little too
real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal
About 300 inmates are transferred from a Mexican prison to
make way for a film Mel Gibson plans to make there, despite protests from
from NYT > Most Recent Headlines by By DAVE ITZKOFF
Now that James Cameron’s 3-D epic has opened there,
prominent Chinese bloggers are seizing upon themes that also jumped out at
from Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily by Mike Fleming
‘Spider-Man 4’ Officially Has No Start Date As Of Today
Because Of Script Problems
from MTV Movies Blog by Adam Rosenberg
Fans are in almost universal agreement that “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
was a bit of a stumbling return for the series.
from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Simon Vozick-Levinson
John Malkovich has joined the cast of Red opposite Bruce
Willis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) — NBC has announced
plans to remake the 1970s U.S. private detective series “The Rockford
Files” and the contemporary British police drama “Prime
from Hollywood Reporter by By Nellie Andreeva
Fox has given an early second-season renewal to breakout
freshman dramedy “Glee.”
from NYT > Most Recent Headlines by By THE NEW YORK TIMES
The former Alaska governor will not have her own regular program,
one person said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the
network from time to time.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Simon Cowell says that this will be
his last season on “American Idol.”
from Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily by Daniel Kreps
Nearly 40 years after it was recorded at Jimi Hendrix’s
final recording sessions, an unearthed song called “Valleys of Neptune” will
feature on a compilation of the same name on March 9th.
from Spin magazine’s Daily Noise by Matt Kiser
With neon headbands, funky synth melodies, and jokey anthems
about living fast and dying young, MGMT danced their way from Wesleyan’s dorm
rooms onto our iTunes playlists — and were awarded with a pair of Grammy noms just last month.
from Spin magazine’s Daily Noise by Matt Kiser
The third album from Sri Lankan singer/MC M.I.A. might arrive as early as this
spring, and will be “more musical” than her previous efforts.
from Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip by Robbie Daw
With just two more months till the release of the new Goldfrapp
single (“Rocket”) and album (Head First), the duo debuted the cover of
their forthcoming fifth studio LP on their official blog over
from Paste Magazine
Last year certainly had its fair share of supergroups, but
2010 is already making efforts to keep up. Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody
has drafted quite a team of musicians for his latest side project, Tired Pony.
from The Hollywood Reporter – Music by By Mike Collett-White,
Film director Guy Ritchie has launched a record label named
after his London pub The Punchbowl.