Monday, July 11, 2011

Movie News Today

Again, my apologies to News fans. There just hasn't been a whole lot worth linking to lately. We'll get back into the swing of things this week. I'm also taking a day off from the Potter retrospective because it's been a while since I've seen "Order of the Phoenix" and I'm watching it with some other nerds tomorrow.

Here's the first teaser poster for "The Dark Knight Rises." Soooooo excited.

In "worth reporting but not worthy of its own item" casting news, Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") will play the villain in a new Jason Statham movie called "Parker", Chris Hemsworth will play a racer car driver in "Rush", and Walton Goggins (also of "The Shield" and one of my favorite "no one knows who this guy is but he's awesome" actors) has joined Spielberg's Abe Lincoln biopic. Awesome all around.

Spike Lee has been confirmed as the director for a remake of the cult classic "Oldboy."

Peter Jackson has posted a new video diary from the set of "The Hobbit" on the film's Facebook page. You can find a link from Empire here.

The great Alan Rickman has written a brief farewell from the set of "Harry Potter" that will be in Empire's next issue. Gotta say, this gave me some goosebumps.

The Independent asks what will replace Harry Potter? Very, VERY big shoes to fill for a lot of would-be franchises out there.

Marshall and the Movies' F.I.L.M. of the week is one of my favorite documentaries, "King of Kong." Check out his thoughts.

1. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" $47.1 million ($261.08 million total)
2. "Horrible Bosses" $28.3
3. "Zookeeper" $20.07
4. "Cars 2" $15.21 ($148.83)
5. "Bad Teacher" $8.91 ($78.67)
6. "Larry Crowne" $5.93 ($26.19)
7. "Super 8" $4.84 ($118.07)
8. "Monte Carlo" $3.8 ($16.13)
9. "Mr. Popper's Penguins" $3.15 ($58.05)
10. "Green Lantern" $3.15 ($109.73)

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