Super 8 is now hitting the U.S by storm and I am still excited to watch The Green Lantern this weekend, check out this weeks news ….
The Avengers poster leak
A promo poster for Marvel’s The Avengers was spotted at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. It features all the heroes together and you can check it out below! Directed by Joss Whedon, the anticipated Marvel Studios film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård. The movie hits theaters on May 4, 2012.
Laura Ziskin 1950-2011
Laura Ziskin, producer of all four of the big-screen Spider-Man movies, including the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, has died in Los Angeles. She was 61.Ziskin, who also produced the Kevin Costner thriller No Way Out, executive produced Pretty Woman and As Good As It Gets, was the first woman to solo produce the Oscars telecast, in 2002.She was also president of Fox 2000 pictures for five years from 1994, and oversaw a raft of movies, including David Fincher’s Fight Club.She had been battling breast cancer since it was first diagnosed in 2004, and had set up a cancer charity called Stand Up 2 Cancer, along with the likes of Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing and Ellen Ziffren. That charity launched a major all-star telethon in 2008, and conducted another one last year.Ziskin is survived by her screenwriter husband, Alvin Sargent, who worked with her on the last three Spider-Man movies, including Marc Webb’s upcoming reboot, and a daughter, Julia. She will be deeply missed.
Cowboys & Aliens Sneek Peak
We won’t get to see Jon Favreau’s Western/sci-fi mash-up Cowboys and Aliens until this August, but the lucky blighters in America-land get it on July 29th. So Favs and co are going all out with the promotion, including a new extended TV spot that aired during the recent Spike Guy’s Choice Awards. You can watch it below. Out in UK cinemas 19th of August
Larry Crowne Trailer
Check out Tom Hanks’s new movie Larry Crowne, it doesn’t seem to be my cup of tea but I am going to give it a go. Hanks co-wrote, produced and directed, finds the actor as an easygoing everyman content to spend his middle aged years working at a big box megastore. But when the worker bee, who is regularly picked as employee of the month, gets downsized he decides to re-invent himself.Step one is enrolling at a local community college to broaden his education. There, he meets a group of misfit fellow students, joins a scooter gang and starts to fall for fetching lecturer Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), a woman who is also looking for something new in her life. And Larry could be the solution…Out in UK cinemas 1st of July
The Dictator First Snap
Given that pap-snapped set pics of Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator hit the web a few days ago, this isn’t exactly the very first look at the comedian’s latest cinematic character, but it’s Paramount’s response to that early leak – the first official shot of Cohen in costume, released to the Huffington Post. The Dictator follows a distinctly Saddam Hussein-alike ruler who ends up getting secretly replaced by a lookalike (a goat herder, also played by Cohen) and fleeing to New York. There, he meets a comely health food store manager (Anna Faris), who broadens his view of the world. How much, we’re not sure, especially as the film’s basic description still runs as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”It certainly looks like Cohen’s going straight for wacky again, but we’ll see how well it works when the movie, directed by Borat/Bruno collaborator Larry Charles, arrives on May 11 next year.
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