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Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Summer Trailers, Academy, Next for Coens, Bale, Russell, Affleck, Crowe

Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Summer Trailers, Academy, Next for Coens, Bale, Russell, Affleck, Crowe


Weekend Preview: Green Lantern and Mr. Popper’s Penguins Could Disappoint, Buck, Page One, Art of Getting By.

Green Lantern Reviews: “Inert, Underwhelming,” Reynolds “Little More than a Torso and a Smirk.”

Summer’s Nine Worst Movie Trailers include Green Lantern, Three Musketeers, Change-Up, Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

– Has Hollywood Stopped Trying? The Smurfs vs. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

– Trailer Watch: Brad Pitt Stars in Moneyball, Could Be Oscar Contender.

John Carter Early Poster Teases, Does Not Inform.

Hero Complex Fest: Captain America, Favreau, Downey, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Avengers, Comic-Con.

– Fox Searchlight Uses Director Cred to Sell The Tree of Life.


Coens Go Musical, Pacino’s Humbling, Rushdie’s Working Tltle/Showtime Sci-Fi TV Series.

Bale for Aronofsky’s Noah, Cruise for One Shot, Gatsby, Dark Knight, 21 Jump Get New Cast Members

Scorsese Does George Harrison, Citizen Kane Goes Blu-Ray, Chastain’s Tree of Life Secrets.

– Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity Shoots First with No Title, Universal’s Huntsman Gets Rewrite.

– David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent.

– Ben Affleck To Direct Tell No One Remake, Holds Actors Hostage for Argo.

– Brando vs. Crowe as Superman Franchise’s Jor-El.

Hamm & McCarthy for Feig/Apatow Comedy, Thornton Casts Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Casting Misfires.

Hooper’s Les Mis Wants Hugh Jackman; Winslet, Brolin, Reitman Triple Threat.


Academy Backs Off Ten Best Picture Nominations.

– Laura Ziskin, Who Produced More Than Spider-Man, is Dead at 61.

– News Wrap: Hamm Talks Mad Men, Hanks Releases New Larry Crowne Trailer, In Talks with Zemeckis.

– News Wrap: Abrams Opens Up on Super 8 Secrets, Apple Threatens Cable, Boondock Saints Web Sequel.

– Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Hit Hollywood July 9 for BAFTA’s First Brits to Watch Event.

Relativity Will Release Soderbergh’s Haywire After All.

– News Wrap: Fincher, Aronofsky In Creative 50, Vudu Adds Mad Men, WB Demands China.

Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Cronenberg’s Dangerous Method.


– Webby Awards Highlight: Dan Savage Acceptance Speech: “Tracy Morgan Can Suck My…”

– Elvis Mitchell is New Film Independent/LACMA Film Curator.

– Lynne Segall Ditches Deadline to Return to Hollywood Reporter.

– Conan O’Brien’s Brilliant Commencement Speech: “Disappointment Stings”

– Jen Grisanti Talks Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, Emotional Truth.

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