Archive for July, 2010

Based on information provided by the Dark Horizons site, here are many of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres starting next year:

Cairo Time
Opens August 6, 2010

While in Cairo waiting for her husband, Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance with her friend, Tareq (Alexander Siddig), a retired cop, who escorts her around the city as they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.

Opens August 6, 2010

The movie is set during the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 117 and is about the legendary Ninth Legion marches north under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth, only to be decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. A splinter group of survivors fight for their lives behind enemy lines. Stars include Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, David Morrissey and Noel Clarke.

Opens August 6, 2010

Based on Wendelin Van Draanen’s young-adult novel and set between 1957-63, the story revolves around the confusing romantic developments of an antagonistic boy and girl neighbors who eventually share a kiss when they reach their teens. Stars include Madeline Carroll, Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Mahoney and Anthony Edwards.

Mao’s Last Dancer
Opens August 6, 2010

In this fact-based movie directed by Bruce Greenwood, who also stars, the life of Li Cunxin is examined as he is plucked from a poor Chinese village at the age of 11 by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. The movies covers the years that follow, including Li’s visit to Texas where he falls in love with an American woman and later manages to defect, going on to perform for both the Houston Ballet and later the Australian Ballet. The film also stars Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen and Amanda Schull (Center Stage).

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Opens August 6, 2010

Two masked men kidnap a millionaire’s daughter and take her to an abandoned soundproofed apartment. They have worked out a meticulous plan, but she is not going to play the perfect victim – she’s not giving in without a fight. The film stars Gemma Atherton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston.

The Other Guys
Opens August 6, 2010

A pen-pushing police accountant and a trigger-happy detective are reluctantly teamed together. When the city’s top cops run into trouble, opportunity arises for this pairing to step up, but things don’t quite go as planned. The cast includes Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson.

Step Up 3D
Opens August 6, 2010

A tight-knit group in New York’s intense street dancing underground team up with an NYU freshman and find themselves pitted against the world’s best breakdancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever. The film stars Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner, Rick Malambri and Sharni Vinson.

Eat, Pray, Love
Opens August 14, 2010

Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, the story focuses on a married woman who seemingly has it all but realizes that she’s not living the life she wants. She divorces her husband and sets off on a journey around the world. The film stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis and Billy Crudup.

The Expendables
Opens August 13, 2010

The story follows a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren and Eric Roberts.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Opens: August 13, 2010

Scott Pilgrim is the bass guitarist for the Toronto garage band Sex Bob-omb who has just met Ramona Flowers, the girl of his dreams. To keep her, though, he must face her increasingly vicious ex’s – from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. The cast includes Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans and Jason Schwartzmann.

Nanny McPhee 2
Opens August 20, 2010

Emma Thompson returns as Nanny McPhee in this movie about the nanny with special powers arriving to help a harried young mother (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. The movie also stars Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans, Ewan McGregor and Ralph Fiennes.

Opens: August 20, 2010

A warrior priest disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a beautiful priestess. The three band together to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece before they turn her into one of them. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q and Lily Collins.

Opens August 20, 2010

Idris Elba stars as the brains behind a high-tech bank-robbing crew out to hit one last score; his sophisticated team of thieves are also known as “takers”. The cast includes Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana and Hayden Christensen.

The Switch
Opens August 20, 2010

Wally (Jason Bateman) can’t believe it when his best friend, Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides to be artificially inseminated by someone else (Patrick Wilson) other than himself. So, while drunk, he decides to switch the donor’s sperm for his own. Things only get more complicated from there. The movie also stars Juliette Lewis.

Going the Distance
Opens August 27, 2010

The story centers of a man and woman in a long-distance relationship who ultimately come to the realization that they would be happier dating someone closer to home. The film stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Christina Applegate and Ron Livingston.

Movies coming out in September will be posted at the end of August.


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Hey All,

Here is the news for today:


TNT has ordered 15 new episodes each of The Closer and Leverage while the network’s new show Rizzoli & Isles gets 13 new episodes. These new seasons will start in 2011. (The Futon Critic)

Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol and Kara DioGuardi has reportedly been fired from the singing contest “show”. Rumors are swirling about who will replace one of them since the show is supposedly going back to a 3-judge panel. Randy Jackson is staying put, but the departure of Simon Cowell leaves a hole that will need to be filled and then the female judge will need to be found. Rumor has it that Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and J. Lo herself will be taking over, but no confirmations on the replacements has been made as of yet. (E! Entertainment Online)

The exhaustive search for a new title for the ABC comedy Cougar Town, one that better reflects the show’s evolution from single-woman-on-the-prowl sitcom to dysfunctional-family comedy, has been scrapped per executive producer Bill Lawrence. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Charles Dance (Bleak House) has been cast in the upcoming George R.R. Martin drama series on HBO called Game of Thrones. He will play Tywin, a wealthy lord and head of one of the most powerful clans in the realm. He is the father of Cersei (Lena Headey), Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). (Maureen Ryan at Chicago Tribune and Televisionary)

HBO has reportedly teamed up with Lizzy Caplan (Party Down and True Blood) and producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to adapt the memoir, “I Don’t Care About Your Band,” by Julie Klauser into a comedy series that will serve as a star vehicle for Caplan. The book is a gritty but comedic look at what it’s like to navigate the dating world in your 20’s, chronicling Klausner’s experiences from her preadolescent sexual awakenings through the unsavory details of sleeping with a gallery of losers throughout her 20s. (Deadline Hollywood Daily and Televisionary)


Terry O’Quinn (Lost) will star Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, which is based on the true story of Tiffany Rubin (Henson) and the daring rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. With the help of Mark Miller (O’Quinn) and his charitable organization The American Association for Lost Children, Tiffany was able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home. (E! Entertainment Online)




Corey Stoll (Lost) will appear as the on-screen detective partner to Skeet Ulrich in the upcoming new NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles. He will play Detective Tomas “TJ” Jaruszalski, who is described as a confident Los Angeles native with a disdain for the entertainment industry and an active social life. The series premieres on September 22 at 10 PM. (Deadline Hollywood Daily and TV Guide)

Gale Harold (Queer as Folk) has signed on for a guest-starring role on the new CW series Hellcats, as Marti’s (Aly Michalka) law professor. This role will be a multi-episode arc, as he becomes a mentor to Marti. (Zap2It)

Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) will also be making an appearance on Hellcats (Comic Con Scuttlebutt)


Television Critics Award nominations: ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family’ showdown


A new adaptation of the movie Total Recall is being done by Sony Pictures and will be directed by Len Wisemen (Underworld). (Nicole Sperling at Entertainment Weekly)


Looks like Clayne Crawford (24 and The Glades) has landed a major role in the new HBO drama pilot All Signs of Death from Alan Ball. The pilot is based on Charlie Huston’s best-selling crime novel, which revolves around a slacker-turned-crime scene cleaner (Ben Whishaw) who gets entangled in a murder mystery. Crawford will play his best friend, a sexy greaser who runs a tattoo parlor. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)


Jennifer Weiner is proud to be the queen of chick lit

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Under the Weather

I stayed home from work today to fight off the dreaded “con crud” (a nasty version of head cold and cough that usually comes from attending Comic Con), which I came down with AFTER I got home from the convention. I was doing okay the first couple of days, but the cold and cough kicked me in the ass last night and I had to stay home to get some much needed sleep. The news will be slow going from my end today, as I nurse myself better; but I will get an update done today if it’s the only thing I do today. Be well my friends!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today, including some great trailers for TV and the box office:


The USA Network has picked up their hit series In Plain Sight for two more seasons. (Deadline Hollywood Daily and TV By the Numbers)

Want some more Supernatural secrets? When the new season opens, Dean has been living with former girlfriend Lisa and her son Ben for a year, believing that Sam is dead. And, Lisa will be recurring for the first half of the season. (Zap2It)

Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights and Trauma) will have a recurring role in the new season of The Mentalist, starring as Patrick Jane’s brother-in-law, Danny Ruskin, who is a hustler, a con artist and a ladies’ man. Rankin will debut in this second episode, slated to air on September 30. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Rachel Bilson will reprise her role as Cindy on How I Met Your Mother, appearing in the show’s sixth-season premiere this fall when Cindy shows up at MacLaren’s bar, the favored hangout of show’s central quintet. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Medium will kick off its seventh season on September with a Freaky Friday episode in which Allison becomes her 13-year-old daughter Bridgette, and Bridgette becomes her thirtysomething mother Allison. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Melina Kanakaredes will be given a dignified send-off from CSI: NY. Her character will not be killed off or go missing. Instead Stella has relocated to New Orleans to run a lab there. The season premiere will pick up several months after the events that took place in the season 6 finale. As previously reported, Emmy winner Sela Ward has been tapped to fill the void left by Kanakaredes. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

ABC confirms the news that was first broken at Comic Con: Charles Mesure has been upgraded to a series regular for the 2nd season of the series V. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) will guest star in the FOX drama House in an episode scheduled to air in October. She will play Abbey, the mother of an infant daughter who is displaying signs of a life-threatening illness. (Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly)

Glee Casting Scoop: Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Javier Bardem…Who’s In and Who’s Out?!


Caprica trailer teases with 1st look at new characters and worlds


Malika Yoba (Defying Gravity) and Laura Mennell (Watchmen) have signed on to star in the 90-minute drama pilot Alphas for Syfy. Yoba and Mennell will star opposite David Strathairn and will play members of the Alpha team, a group of people who have extraordinary mental and physical abilities who investigate difficult-to-solve cases that the CIA and FBI have either passed over or were unable to solve. (Variety and Televisionary)


Paul Giamatti (John Adams) will star in the HBO made-for-TV movie that will depict the two-week tour that Nikita Khruschchev took of the United States in 1959. The movie is based on Peter Carlson’s nonfiction book K Blows Top. Once in the States, Khrushchev famously blew up when he was informed that a planned trip to Disneyland had to be tabled because of security concerns. (Variety and Televisionary)


Sony Pictures has picked up an in-the-works comedy starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as mother and daughter. Stanley Tucci has signed on to direct and he will also co-star. (The Hollywood Reporter and E! Entertainment Online)

Justin Timberlake is in talks to star in the upcoming box office movie I’m.mortal, which is one of the most sought-after sci-fi projects in the marketplace today. A final deal has yet to be made, though. I’m.mortal depicts a future where the aging gene is turned off at age 25, but to avoid overpopulation, time has become the new currency. The lead character is a poor man from the ghetto who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time. Amanda Seyfried has already signed on to play the beautiful rich girl he kidnaps while on the run. (Deadline Hollywood Daily and Nicole Sperling at Entertainment Weekly)

Jordana Spiro (My Boys) has joined the upcoming box office thriller Trespass. The story follows a married couple taken hostage by a group of thieves. Nicole Kidman will play the wife and Nicolas Cage the head thief. Spiro will play Petal, the head thief’s girlfriend who becomes a willing accomplice in the crime. (The Hollywood Reporter and Dark Horizons)


Warner Bros Unveils the First Teaser Trailer for Yogi Bear 3D

Watch The ‘Thor’ Comic-Con Footage!



Being Human (Season Two)


64 Shows That Were Canceled…Too Soon?


John Crichton on Farscape. Col. Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1. That makes two iconic roles for Ben Browder. Now we hear we’re soon going to see him as a noir detective in the year 2030 in the series Naught for Hire. Can the sci-fi lightning strike three times? The web series, adapted from the stories of John Stith, also stars Juliet Landau (Buffy), Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nice) and Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra 2525). No one’s giving away too many secrets about what the series will be about. We imagine Stith’s stories could give a clue, but the way adaptations go, you never know. Here’s what SFX was able to find out about the adventures of Nick Naught: A lighthearted sci-fi romp in the style of ’30s noir movies, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger, Naught For Hire is about a detective who has issues with modern technology, including a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won’t cooperate and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him. The 13-part series is being filmed this summer, but there’s no word yet on when it will run. (Taken verbatim from Blastr)

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Want to see the trailer for the upcoming Kenneth Branagh directed movie Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman?

Well, you’re in luck!!

The Comic Con footage is online and you can see it here


UPDATE: Looks like the link was taken down. This was a “leaked” link and it was only a matter of time until the studio/powers that be had it pulled.

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Hey All,

I think my updates can now get back to normal after being gone for 5 days, attending Comic Con and coming home to a dead computer. At least I hope it’s slowly getting back to normal…

Regardless, now that I have the 3-part entertainment update for July 21 to 27 out of the way, here are the news items for today’s update:


The biggest winners and losers of Comic Con 2010


Jim Beaver (Supernatural) will make a one-time guest appearance on the new NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles. (Zap2It)

ABC Entertainment Group President Steve McPherson resigned from his position yesterday, just days before the network’s session at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour. (Deadline Hollywood Daily and Variety)

Noah Munck has been promoted to series regular on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. (TV Guide)

Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives has had a change of heart, he announced at the Television Critics Association press tour this morning that he could see handling off the show to someone else to run it after the coming 7th season ends. This is a complete reversal of his comments made in 2007. Cherry also gave more details about the new cast additions Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210), who plays a hunky contractor who gets involved with Bree (Marcia Cross); and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), who will play the wife of a Major League Baseball player and Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) former college pal who moves to Wisteria Lane. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)




Casting for the vampire western High Midnight is set to include William Baldwin, Thomas Kretschmann, Ted Raimi and Kevin Weisman. Vincent D’Onofrio, Elizabeth Hurley, Taylor Nichols and Emilio Rivera are also set to star. (Shock Til You Drop and Dark Horizons)

Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Michael Ironside (Terminator Salvation) are to star in the thriller Safe House, which follows a team of US Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter who have relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. Despite its security, the compound’s past is steeped in mystery and violence. Kate Mara and Michael Trucco may also be part of the cast, but no confirmations have been made on that yet. (Dark Horizons and Deadline Hollywood Daily)


Syfy is developing an online prequel to Battlestar Galactica entitled Blood & Chrome, which would focus on the life of William Adama during the first Cylon War. The project would consist of nine to ten episodes of roughly ten minutes each. (Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune)

Anson Mount (Conviction) and Dominique McElligott (The Guard) will star in the AMC period drama pilot Hell on Wheels. Mount will play Cullen, a former slave owner and a Confederate soldier determined to avenge the rape/murder of his beloved wife by tracking and killing the Union soldiers who killed her who ends up working on the Transcontinental Railroad. McElligott will play Lily Bell, an intelligent woman taking care of her ill husband who is part of the team of surveyors mapping the railroad’s course. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)

Isaiah Mustafa will appear in the movie Horrible Bosses alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Q&A SECTION (with the TV gurus at TV Guide)

Question: Got any scoop on The Vampire Diaries’ new season? — Tara

MICKEY: The presence of werewolves in Mystic Falls makes uncomfortable bedfellows of the brothers Salvatore and Alaric. “What I love about Alaric and Damon is that they are both hopeless romantics blinded by love,” Ian Somerhalder tells us. Conveniently, a hottie grad student from Duke will round out their wolf-hunting pack.

Question: Will we see both universes equally next season on Fringe? — Liam

MICKEY: We’re hearing that, at least initially, we’ll see more of “over there.” Executive producer J.H. Wyatt wants viewers to enjoy their visit to the alternate universe. “We’re hoping that the audience will get behind the coolness of the other side, a world where John Lennon still exists and Martin Luther King is still alive, and that it’s actually a harder place to live.” Just ask Olivia, whose plight in captivity will be the subject of the early episodes.

Question: When will Brennan get to meet Booth’s new love interest on Bones? — Evan

ADAM: Booth’s new journalist-girlfriend, who will be played by Kathryn Winnick (House), turns up stateside to surprise Booth in Episode 2, but not before Bones gives Booth a little extra grief about his decision to leave his new love behind in Afghanistan.

Question: I want poor Erica to have a boyfriend on V. Please tell me it’s going to happen this season. — Michelle

MICKEY: Elizabeth Mitchell says she might be at the center of another love triangle. But will Erica succumb to the odd, deepening chemistry she has with Father Jack? Or Hobbs’ raw sexual magnetism? “Erica is going to get together with somebody, but I can’t say who,” she tells us. Care to guess in the comments?

: Any scoop on Smallville’s final season? I can’t wait to see Clark become Superman. — Zach

ADAM: Well, wait you must, it seems. “We’ve got 22 episodes to do it,” says executive producer Kelly Souders. “[Clark] has a few more obstacles and lessons to learn. When you look at the show right now, he’s definitely not the Superman — the bright light, the inspirational guy — that he will be by the end of the season. He’s still in sort of a dark hour. There are things that he’s internally wrestling with, and he really has to get over that in order to become that inspirational hope.”

Question: Got any Supernatural spoilers? — Samantha

ADAM: The show is adding a new angel who’s gone a bit rogue. The possibly recurring character is described as an attractive charmer who appears slightly manic on the surface but carries a great sadness.

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Here is the final part of the update for July 21 to 27:


“Dragon Tattoo” Girl Down To Five

‘Green Lantern’ new Comic-Con images unveiled

First Full Trailer for Tokyopop Movie ‘Priest’ with Paul Bettany

Must Watch: John Wells’ The Company Men Theatrical Trailer

Series of Six Sexy New Character Banners from Sucker Punch

Watch: Captain Jack’s Pirates of the Caribbean Comic-Con Video

High School Musical star Zac Efron is in negotiations to join the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Lucky One, which follows the story of a Marine who returns to North Carolina after having survived three tours of duty in Iraq. He attributes his good luck to a photo he has always carried with him, a photo of a woman he’s never met. Now that he’s returned, he sets out to meet her. (Vulture and Dark Horizons)

Daniel Craig has closed a deal to star in the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium’ novel trilogy starting with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Craig would play Mikael Blomkvist, a divorced, middle-aged hard-nosed investigative reporter in Stockholm famous for his exposing corruption and scandal in business and government. He’s also co-publisher of the magazine Millennium and has had several lovers. (Risky Biz Blog and Dark Horizons)

Now it looks like actor Tom Hardy (Inception) will play one of the two male leads in the box office movie This Means War, starring alongside Chris Pine. The movie is to follow two best friends and veteran spies who fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) who has moved into their spare room. They end up fighting for her affections using their black-ops warfare tactics, a fight which literally demolishes much of New York City along the way. (Vulture and Dark Horizons)

Edi Gathegi (The Twilight Saga movies) is joining X-Men: First Class in the role of Darwin, the first bi-racial mutant, who has the power of “reactive evolution,” which allows him to adapt to any situation or environment. Plunged underwater, he’ll grow gills, he’ll gain night vision in pitch black and his skin grows fire retardant when burned. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)

The box office results for the past weekend were (according to Entertainment Weekly)

1. Inception – 43.5 million
2. Salt – 36.5 million
3. Despicable Me – 24.1 million
4. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 9.7 million
5. Toy Story 3 – 9 million
6. Ramona and Beezus – 8 million
7. Grown Ups – 7.6 million
8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – 7 million
9. The Last Airbender – 4.2 million
10. Predators – 2.8 million


Canadian character actor Maury Chaykin passed away today (July 27). Chaykin appeared in the movie Dances With Wolves, and in TV shows such as C.S.I., ‘Boston Legal and Entourage (among many others). His acting career spans 35 years. He was 61. (TV Guide)


Check Out the new The Guild Music Video


It looks like Pushing Daisies actor Lee Pace may be in line to join the cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. If this comes to pass, Pace will play Garrett, a friend of Edward’s, who is described in the script as a tall, nomadic vampire with sandy hair that he keeps tied back with a leather thong. Garrett is also penned as being down-to-earth, laid-back, rugged and having a lightness and element of humor about him. Production on Breaking Dawn is slated to begin this fall, though no exact date has been announced. No confirmations have been made, though, on this casting so stay tuned. (E! Entertainment Online)



Monk (The Complete Series)

The Tudors

Ghost Whisperer

Stargate Universe

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