[image-1]Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will have Three Ds, and some rum: Soon, you will be able to see Jack Sparrows long
sword poking out at you in 3-D. It was announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be shot in 3-D not just converted from a 2-D original. Pirates 4 will mark our first chance at seeing Penelope Cruz (left) in 3-D, which is probably worth lining up for all on its own.
Drew Barrymore gets fitted for some ruby slippers: Drew Barrymore, coming off her directorial debut Whip It, is picking up a sequel to the Wizard of Oz. Penned by Stranger Than Fiction screenwriter Zach Helm, the sequel will follow the great-great-granddaughter of Dorothy, who has to learn how to use the power of those ruby slippers to keep the Wicked Witch of the West from taking control of the kingdoms of Earth and Oz. Um, dont you just need a super-soaker?
LeBeouf dropped the fedora: Shia LeBeouf has said what we all always thought, that he dropped the ball on the Indy Legacy. Playing the character of Mutt in Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he said that the responsibility lies with the actor to bring the movie to life, and he took responsibility for the failure. (Note: Failure is relative, as the movie was a huge financial success.) There is no mention of whether he put sugar in George Lucass gas tank in retaliation for the bullshit lines he had written for him.
Conan returns to TV Nov. 8: TBS has announced that Conan OBrien will return to late night television on Nov. 8. OBrien was in headlines after being booted from The Tonight Show so that NBC could give Jay Leno his old time slot back after his 10 p.m. show tanked bigger than a BP oil rig. Now, the big question is can Conan manage to stay on TBS for more than a few months? Stay tuned
[image-2]Emma Watson shows The Perks of Being a Wallflower: It's been announced that we will be seeing the incredibly adorable Hermoine after the last Harry Potter adventure just not as Hermoine, of course. Actress Emma Watson (right) has signed on for a movie adaptation of Chboskys The Perks of Being a Wallflower, along with Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman. And, yes, shes still a kid, so no offering to show her your wand. Perverts.
CL Exclusive: Todd Thompson says Just Do it: This week, Rabid Nick Refer sat down with independent filmmaker Todd Thompson to talk about filming in Florida, and what advice he has to give to aspiring filmmakers. If youve ever thought you could be the next Steven Spielberg, than youre going to want to read this
CL Exclusive: The Super 8 trailer provides plenty of mystery and just a few clues: This week, I went over the J.J. Abrams-directed trailer for Super 8 and checked out the viral marketing that goes along with it. How can I already excited for a movie that hasnt even started filming yet? That J.J. is one clever dude.
CL Exclusive: Romeros Survival of the Dead needs brains: In addition to posting about Super 8 this week, I also reviewed George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead. Longer story short, the flick is a Hatfields-and-McCoys tale with zombies thrown into the mix, and lacks both the shock value and social commentary of Romeros older movies.
CL Exclusive: You need to race you to see Racing Dreams: Movie editor Joe Bardi got a chance to see the documentary Racing Dreams, and seemed really moved by the film. Its not playing many places (currently only slated for Regal Citrus Park and University), but if he tells you its worth the drive, you better believe it.
Box Office Breakdown May 14-16, 2010
1. Iron Man 2 - $52,041,005
2. Robin Hood - $36,063,385
3. Letters to Juliet - $13,540,486
4. Just Wright - $8,284,989
5. How To Train Your Dragon - $5,003,536
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) - $4,657,190
7. Date Night - $3,823,515
8. The Back-Up Plan - $2,387,480
9. Furry Vengeance - $2,242,106
10. Clash of the Titans - $1,231,396
Trailer of the Week
This weeks trailer is for Dreamwork's Megamind, an animated feature with the voices of Will Farrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey. Megamind looks to be an absolutely hilarious movie. Check it out!