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Cher Joins Mamma Mia Sequel

Camilla Belle Set To Star In Paradise Lost

Camilla Belle is Legendary Entertainment and Alex Proyas’ choice for the lead role of Eve in Paradise Lost. She would join Bradley Cooper as Lucifer and Benjamin Walker, who plays the archangel Michael in the action epic battle between good and evil that is inspired by the John Milton poem.

Belle starred in 10,000 B.C. and before that played Daniel Day-Lewis’ daughter in The Ballad of Jack and Rose. Let’s see if her deal works, but this is a role a lot of young actresses wanted. She sparks the war that began all wars for the future of mankind. Warner Bros is distributing and eyeing a fourth quarter 2013 release.

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STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA Best Selling Blu-ray of All-Time

Is this really a shocker. Everything thing Uncle George does turns into gold. 20th Century Fox are proud to announced that STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA pulled in over $84 Million in it's first week of sales making it the bestselling Blu-ray ever.

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that STAR WARS is the bestselling catalog Blu-ray Disc of all time with worldwide sales totaling one million units, including 515,000 units sold in North America in its first week alone. This represents $84 million in worldwide consumer spend including $38 million in North America – unprecedented for a nine-disc Blu-ray collection at a premium price.

The thirteen-month campaign to launch the SAGA Blu-ray and engage consumers around the globe began in August 2010. From Darth Vader at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a first look at San Diego Comic Con, a first-of-its-kind partnership with eBay, to creating the world’s largest lightsaber in the UK, the powe…

Isaac Asimov’s The Caves Of Steel Being Made Into A Film

20th Century Fox, which tapped into Isaac Asimov’s futuristic robot science fiction for I, Robot, is now working on a live-action adaptation of Asimov’s The Caves of Steel. The studio has set Henry Hobson to direct and John Scott 3 to adapt the murder mystery that was first published as a book in 1954. The director and writer are currently in pre-production on Maggie, a spec script that tracks the six-week metamorphosis of a 16-year-old girl into a zombie after she becomes infected and continues to live with her family. Trained at the Royal College of Art in London as a graphic designer, Hobson specializes in creating inventive title sequences for films that included Sherlock Holmes for Prologue Films. The scribe seems well suited to adapt Asimov’s visionary prose. When not writing scripts, Scott builds command systems for NASA’s flagship X-ray satellite. He works with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which takes photos of X-ray photons in deep space.

The Caves of Steel will be produced…

First Image Of The Cast From "Dark Shadows"

EW scored the first photo of Johnny Depp’s vampire from Dark Shadows!

Last week, long-range paparazzi shots of the actor wearing ghostly white makeup, large sunglasses and a pulled down fedora made fans of the original 1966-71 supernatural soap opera bristle nervously, with complaints he looked simply too strange.

Nevermind that he’s playing a 200-year-old vampire, which is strange enough.

As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.

Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes.

Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practically sprin…

Four Minute Long Trailer For Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The whole world has asked for it, and we got our hands on it. Columbia Pictures has delivered this extremely long trailer and new T.V. spot for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

There are some spoilers in the trailer.


Based on the hit novel by Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo stars Daniel Craig (Cowboys & Aliens) as journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is enlisted by a wealthy family to solve the mystery of a young girl’s disappearance. Rooney Mara (The Social Network) stars as Lisbeth Salander, a mysterious hacker who assists Blomkvist in his increasingly dangerous hunt to find the truth.


Directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has a December 21 release date.



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Another Set Back For Terminator Film

Things are starting to move on The Terminator franchise, but a plan by rights owner Megan Ellison and Arnold Schwarzenegger to put the first of two pictures in production for the fourth quarter of 2012 has forced director Justin Lin to drop out. But borrowing the film’s signature phrase “I’ll be back,” Lin has left the door open to a return if Ellison and Schwarzenegger will wait until he completes the sixth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.

The Terminator franchise has been under the radar since Ellison’s Annapurna Films spent over $20 million to buy film rights during the Cannes Film Festival, with Lin and Schwarzenegger attached. Lin wants to make the film but simply won’t be available, the same situation that prompted him to withdraw from Summit’s Highlander. Lin has been working closely with Schwarzenegger and Ellison to figure a way to end the James Cameron-hatched battle between humans and the cyborgs of Skynet. It would require some effort for Ellison to get t…

Win A Chance To Host TOM MORELLO’S "ORCHID" Release Party

ROCK YOUR LOCAL COMIC-BOOK SHOP! WIN A RELEASE PARTY FOR TOM MORELLO’S ORCHID!


Dark Horse Comics is offering one lucky comic-book store the chance to host the official Orchid release party!


That’s right! Tom Morello’s Orchid #1 comes out October 12, and to celebrate, Dark Horse Comics wants you to tell us about your favorite comic-book store and why they should have the party.

From the mind of musician Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman), with art by Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), Orchid is the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.

Entry rules are simple: Enter to win by commenting on the Dark Horse blog. The store with the most love wins! One entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted. The party is to be held the evening of October 12, 2011.

One store will win a release-night party package including:
10 signed copies of Orchid
200 other Dark Horse comics t…

Will Patty Jenkins Direct Thor 2?

Patty Jenkins is the choice to direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios.

No negotiations have begun but Jenkins, who directed the 2003 Charlize Theron movie Monster and recently the pilot for AMC's acclaimed crime show The Killing, vied with several other directors for the gig, and now will become the first woman director in Marvel Studios' stable of helmers.

Some outlets reported in early August that Brian Kirk, a director behind many Game of Thrones episodes, was in early negotiations to direct but those reports were wrong as Kirk never got past the meeting stage.

Kenneth Branagh directed the first Thor movie, which has grossed $448.5 millions worldwide. Creative differences, especially a difficult post-production process, weighed in Branagh’s decision not to return to the director’s chair.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins are expected to return to their respective roles.

Jenkins represents another against-the-grain choice for Marvel, who has shown itself unafraid …

Ghostbusters Coming To A Theater Near You

Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters for a limited run in October.  The film will be screened on  Oct 13th, Oct 20th, and Oct. 27th. Check local listings for showtimes.

This is going to be a special screening for myself and my daughter.  I remember going to see this film when I was my daughters age (8)  and now I get the chance to take her to see one of my all-time favorite films on the big screen. Truly special.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Its Classic Film “Ghostbusters” Back to Theatres

Culver City, CA (September 22, 2011) – Get ready for mass hysteria! This October, Sony Pictures Repertory celebrates the original movie Ghostbusters, its franchise, and its fans by bringing the quintessential modern classic back to theatres for a special limited engagement of one showtime one night a week. Starting on and Thursday, October 13, 2011 continuing every following Thursday in October 2011, fans together will be able to see their favorite paranormal psychologists b…

IT TAKES A THIEF: THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming To DVD

ENTERTAINMENT ONE CRACKS OPEN THE CULT CLASSIC TELEVISION VAULTS TO RELEASE THE NEVER-BEFORE-AVAILABLE ICONIC ‘60s SPY SERIES STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER ROBERT WAGNER AND A DAZZLING LINEUP OF A-LIST GUEST STARS

IT TAKES A THIEF: THE COMPLETE SERIES


Street Date: October 23, 2011
DVD SRP (18 disc set): $199.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Fusing the heist and espionage genres, IT TAKES A THIEF was an action-adventure series that aired on ABC for two-and-a-half seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. Marking the TV debut of six-time Golden Globe Nominee Robert Wagner (Austin Powers, “Hart to Hart”), the cult classic series was inspired by Hitchcock’s 1955 Cary Grant film, To Catch a Thief, and was among the last of the 1960s spy television genre. Never-before-available on ANY format, Entertainment One presents IT TAKES A THIEF: THE COMPLETE SERIES in a collectible 18-disc set containing all 66 digitally remastered episodes and a host of bonus featurettes and extras.

Stealing to f…

Mavericks Invitational's Is On. Get Cast In The Film

Here's an update from the story we reported on Yesterday. The San Mateo County Harbor Commission approved Mavericks Invitational's contest permit application tonight at its regular meeting in South San Francisco.

Mavericks Invitational board members Jeff Clark, Cassandra Clark, Ken Collins and Rocky Raynor all spoke out in regards to the permit fee being raised by $10,000 in the last two months.

The Commission voted 3-1 to approve the permit with a cost of $30,000 to the contest organizers. Pietro Parravano was the lone dissenter of the group, saying that he felt the $30,000 permit cost was too high.


And if you have ever wanted to be in a movie and live in Santa Cruz or anywhere in California they are going to be casting extras for the upcoming film Mavericks, starring Gerard Butler. The Curtis Hanson-directed fact-based drama for Walden Media. The film is based on the true story of Santa Cruz surf phenom Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the treacherous Northern California…

J. Edgar Trailer The Most Powerful Man In The World

Warner Bros. has delivered the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


Eastwood’s latest film explores the public and private life of J. Edgar Hoover, the legendary FBI chief who was one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. J. Edgar also stars Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and Armie Hammer.



J. EDGAR

J. EDGAR, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Armie Hammer, Ken Howard, Judi Dench and Josh Lucas, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Naomi Watts plays Hoover’s secretary Helen Gandy, a Justice Department file clerk Hoover selected as his personal secretary and wound up working for him for over 54 years…

Josh Lucas plays the iconic Charles Lindbergh
Armie Hammer (The Social Network) plays J. Edgar Hoover’s friend, advisor and secret lover Clyde Tolson
Damon Herriman plays Bruno Hauptman, “a German ex-convict who was charged with the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month…

CAPTAIN AMERICA Blu-ray Trailer & Sneak Peak At The Avengers

One of the best movie summer movie is making it's way onto Blu-ray and DVD CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will be available on October 25th, 2011. We have the Blu-ray trailer for the film. Make sure to keep an eye out we get a sneak peak into The Avengers.



Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first a…

Jeremy Renner To Star In " King of Heists"

Jeremy Renner, who received an Oscar nomination for the Ben Affleck-directed heist film The Town, is back in bank robbery mode. Renner is attached to star in King of Heists, an adaptation of the J. North Conway nonfiction book from Lion Press about one of the greatest bank robberies in American history. He’ll play George Leslie, who came to New York appearing to be a mannered gent, but secretly put together a crew and masterminded a heist of nearly $3 million in cash and securities from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878.


Renner and his The Combine partner Don Handfield will produce with Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman. Black Bear Pictures optioned the book and plans to finance development and production.

Will Staples will write the script. Staples most recently sold the science fiction pitch Myth to Fox with Sam Worthington attached and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and James Cameron producing. Staples, who until recently wrote with partner Sean O’Keefe, is teamed with him on a…

THE SON OF NO ONE Trailer Starring Channing Tatum & Al Pacino

We got our hands on the trailer for THE SON OF NO ONE. One of those films that no one has heard of until now. The film stars Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes and Tracy Morgan.

Once you watch the trailer I have a feeling your interest will peak.

A young cop (Tatum) is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about the unsolved murder of two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood.



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MACHINE GUN PREACHER Free Download Of "The Keeper" When You Buy Your Ticket

On behalf of Relativity Media, we are pleased to announce that when you buy tickets for MACHINE GUN PREACHER on MovieTickets.com you will get a FREE download of the song "The Keeper" by Chris Cornell. This offer is valid through October 7, 2011 while supplies last.


MACHINE GUN PREACHER will be released by Relativity Media in New York and Los Angeles on September 23rd and will expand markets in the weeks to follow.

Chris Cornell - The Keeper by chriscornell

The Machine Gun Preacher soundtrack features 15 score cues performed and composed by acclaimed musical group Asche & Spencer (Monster’s Ball) and accompanied by a 60-piece Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. The symphony was recorded in a historic facility outside Vienna Austria in the town of Bratislava. Vladimir Martinka conducted the session which was orchestrated by Sean McMahon & David Shephard.


The soundtrack is NOW available both physically at music retail stores and digitally at iTunes®. On the physical ve…

Get Cast In Mavericks. And Join In "Mavericks Big Wave Invitational"

Gerard Butler has been set to star in Mavericks, the Curtis Hanson-directed fact-based drama for Walden Media. The film is based on the true story of Santa Cruz surf phenom Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the treacherous Northern California breaks known as Mavericks, where winter swells create waves the size of five-story buildings. Butler will play Rick "Frosty" Hesson, the mentor who trained Moriarity for over a year and forged a close relationship with the surfer in the process. Though Moriarity survived those impossible waves, he died at 22 in a diving accident. But he remains an inspiration to surfers, who coined the phrase "Live like Jay."


Have you ever wanted to be in a film? This is your chance, several hundred locals will be needed to be extras in the film. Filming will take place in Santa Cruz sometime in October of this year. Make your way over HERE for more information.

We have an update on the Maverick surf contest.  A group of surfers, business o…

James Cameron’s AVATAR Coming To Disney Parks

We have great news to share today. At a press conference happening right now at Walt Disney Imagineering, Bob Iger and Tom Staggs just announced a long-term creative partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks. And it’ll all begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There are also two sequels to the record setting first film in the works, which will offer more fascinating stories, characters and locations to explore in the AVATAR universe. Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is planned as the site of the first AVATAR-themed land with construction expected to …

Bridesmaids Blu-ray Giveaway

We were able to get our hands on a Blu-ray copy of Bridesmaids. All you have to do is LIKESandwichJohnFilms On Facebook and I will randomly select the winner later next week.

How simple is that, even a child can do it. And don't worry if your already a Fan all you have to do is LIKE the post and your name will also be entered.


Bridesmaids is available on Blu-ray and DVD today.


Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman in her mid 30s, living in Milwaukee. After her bakery failed, she lost her boyfriend and all of her savings, and now works in a jewelry store selling engagement rings. Although her mother (Jill Clayburgh) encourages her to return home, Annie rents a bedroom from Gil (Matt Lucas) and his lazy sister Brynn (Rebel Wilson). She has a sexual relationship with the self-absorbed Ted (Jon Hamm), but hopes for something more. Only her friendship with Lillian (Maya Rudolph) keeps her sane.


Lillian becomes engaged to a wealthy banker (Tim Heidecker) in Chicago and asks Annie to be …

New Poster For The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

A few weeks ago the mysterious behind-the-scenes blog Mouth Taped Shut showed up twitter, immediately proving itself an invaluable resource for gorgeous, informative, or just plain cool photos from behind the scenes of David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Then that same blog tipped people off to the secret screening of 8 minutes of footage from the movie, which Eric wrote up here. It became clear that Mouth Taped Shut was more than just a production blog, but it was being run by someone who knew a lot about what was going on.

Which is why this new image, which showed up at Mouth Taped Shut, seems like it might not just be some funky art, but maybe a new poster design or something else to do with the marketing campaign. As you can see below, it shows Daniel Craig's Mikael Blomkvist being overshadowed, or maybe erased, by the profile image of Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander.

It is, of course, just one of the many striking images at Mouth Taped Shut-- I especially …

LEGEND OF THE MILLENNIUM DRAGON Blu-ray Information

On behalf of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we are pleased to present the official assets for LEGEND OF THE MILLENNIUM DRAGON which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 4th, 2011


A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers.






SYNOPSIS:
A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a hero destined to battle evil and ensure harmony and tranquility in the world.

Actor:
Kensho Ono
Satomi Ishihara
Shidou Nakamura
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Based on a Work by:
Takafumi Takada
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Director:
Hirotsugu Kawasaki

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The Thing Red-Band Shows Alitte To Much

IGN got their hands on the Red-Band trailer for the upcoming film The Thing. If you want the film to be a surprise for you when you see it in theaters. Then you might want to skip this preview.

The Thing (2011) stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen and Kim Bubbs.

Watch the trailer after the Jump...



The Thing (2011) stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen and Kim Bubbs. It's directed by features newcomer Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (and try saying that three times fast). The Thing will hit UK screens on December 2. Pray that it's not snowing by then, or we'll all get the heebie-jeebies on the way home.

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New Poster FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN

We have all seen the trailer for the film, now today we got our hands on a new poster for FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ioan Gruffudd, Hayden Panettiere and Willem Dafoe.


FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN will be in theaters starting October 14, 2011


To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college—decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family’s history and relationships come to light.


Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne M…

THE SITTER F-Bomb Clip. Cover Your Ears

Start your day with a few F-bombs and check out this new red-band TV Spot for THE SITTER, in theaters December 9th. Jonah Hill, babysitter extraordinaire and star of The Sitter.




The Sitter is an upcoming American comedy directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and produced by Michael De Luca. The plot is about a male student who, after being suspended from college, is lured into a babysitting gig for which he is woefully unprepared.

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray Review

Let's face it, there will never be a definitive version of the Star Wars saga in any form.

IGN reviewed the entire boxset and this is what they thought of Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray.

Fans may be irked at the changes George Lucas has been making to the films recently, but the truth is, he's been tinkering with them since they were first released in theaters. He's never stopped, and it now looks like he never will. Say what you will about the man, you've got to admire the confidence he has in his vision, even if that vision doesn't go along with what fans want (and arguably diminishes the quality of the films in the end). When you develop an emotional attachment to something the way many of us have to Star Wars, you develop a sense of ownership about it. But Star Wars has always, and will always, belong to George Lucas. Take it or leave it.

That said, the reaction of the fanbase was understandable when the changes Lucas made to the films for the Blu-ray re…