Sunday, March 4, 2012

Movie News Weekly Digest

Cinema Blend picked the top five moments from the Academy Awards.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Artist will end up with the lowest or second lowest box office total of any Best Picture winner.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s daughter told the Hollywood Reporter that her father would have been smiling over Billy Crystal's appearance in blackface during the Oscars. 

Peter Jackson's latest Hobbit videoblog explores the wonders of New Zealand. 


John Lee Hancock will direct a movie about the making of Mary Poppins.

The Lone Ranger has finally entered production.

Sony Pictures Classic picked up Sundance favorite West of Memphis for distribution sometime later this year.

The Top Gun sequel that doesn't need to exist will be written by Peter Craig who penned The Town.

Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz will join forces in One Hit Wonders.

Rooney Mara will star in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.  

Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join Adam Scott and a host of other funny people in Stuart Zicherman's ACOD

Bruce Willis has signed on for another action film, this one titled Five Against a Bullet

The Indiana Jones trilogy will finally debut on Blu-Ray in the fall of 2012.

The Hunger Games is projected to take home $70 million in its first weekend of release. Though now that The Lorax has topped that number, I would think the valuation will only go up. Could it grab $100 million opening weekend?

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, has given high praise to the film adaptation.

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