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Watercooler – August 11, 2011

Posted on August 10th, 2011

Movie-List’s Watercooler is a “this-week-in-movie-news” aggregated from our friend’s around the ‘net.

▪ Anne Hathaway reacts to Catwoman fan’s response

What did Anne Hathaway have to say about the fan’s response to the above photo of her in The Dark Knight Rises?
MTV News spoke to Anne Hathaway about the reveal of the Catwoman photo from The Dark Knight Rises and not only does she call them out on their reaction but tells fans they haven’t seen anything yet.

Source: /Film

▪ The Amazing Spider-Man sequel gets a release date

There’s still another year before The Amazing Spider-Man hits screens, but Sony are so confident the reboot will be a success that they’ve set a release date for the sequel.

According to Deadline The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a release date set for May 2, 2014. That’s 3 years away and will mean there’s only a two year gap between the films, but Sony are obviously keen to continue the franchise.

Source: Filmonic

▪ First look at Henry Cavill as Superman

Filming on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is now under-way and some set images of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent appeared online earlier this week, so to reduce the risk of someone snapping Cavill in his red and blue costume Warner Bros. have released a polished image of the new Superman.

One noticeable change to the costume compared to previous films is the darker shade of blue, something which could hint at the tone of the reboot. They’ve also got rid of the red underwear, which I approve of. It is 2011 afterall.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from superhero costumes it’s that they always look better in motion, but as a ‘first look’ it looks pretty good.

Source: Filmonic

▪ Laurence Fishburne cast as Perry White in Man of Steel

According to Entertainment Weekly Laurence Fishburne, best known for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, has been cast as Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

Source: Filmonic

▪ Paul Rudd Pitches New Ideas for Marketing ‘Our Idiot Brother’

By now the marketing is already in full force for the Sundance selected comedy Our Idiot Brother starring the hilarious Paul Rudd. However, apparently the comedy star had some ideas of his own regarding the promotion of his new film, so he went straight to the film’s distributor, Harvey Weinstein, to pitch some of these wonderful gems. Obviously every single idea was meticulously crafted as Rudd came up with them while riding the bus and wrote them on a piece of toilet paper. They range from changing the title of the film to interrupting a sex scene in some other movie, but I’ll let you see for yourself. Watch below!

Source: FirstShowing.net

▪ Comic-Con 2011: Kevin Smith Once Told Harvey Weinstein To ‘Shut The F**k Up’ (VIDEO)

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has cast a large shadow over the entertainment business since first hitting it big with “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 and more recently scoring hits with “The Fighter” and “The King’s Speech.” He’s also responsible for introducing the world to Kevin Smith, whose filthy, geek-friendly movies “Clerks” up through “Zack and Miri Make A Porno” have cultivated a devoted audience, if not established Smith as a flamboyant presence that often puts him at odds with the Hollywood establishment.

And Smith seems to wear this badge proudly. At Comic-Con, he told a crowd of fans an entertaining story from Sundance Film Festival, where he publicly told Weinstein to “shut the f*ck up” when Weinstein was talking on his cell phone at a screening for Smith’s newest movie, “Red State.”

Smith, who also blogs for The Huffington Post, has indicated that he’ll likely stop directing movies after his next film, the hockey comedy “Hit Somebody,” and shift his focus to his talents as a producer and media personality.

WATCH: (Warning, NSFW language)

Source: The Huffington Post

▪ Listen To Some Of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” Score

The last time Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored a movie for director David Fincher, they won Oscar gold. Now, Sony has put up our first listen to their next collaboration, the score to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Along with the photos posted on the film’s official website, if you linger on the page, you’ll hear a pretty significant, atmospheric segment of what Reznor and Ross have planned for this December.

Head over to DragonTattoo.com to hear the score. Or just listen to this YouTube rip embedded below.

Source: /Film

▪ ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Gets 2013 Release Date

The Smurfs was narrowly beaten to the top spot by Cowboys and Aliens upon its release, but it has since out-grossed Jon Favreau’s sci-fi movie and has earned $130 million worldwide.

The success is a bit of a surprise for Sony, who spent $110 million to make it, and the potential revenue from DVD and merchandise sales will turn The Smurfs into a profitable venture. Because of this the studio has decided to move forward with a sequel which will be released August 2, 2013.

Source: Filmonic

▪ ‘Contagion’ Character Posters Promote Fear and Alienation

“Dont talk to anyone. Don’t touch anyone.” If you watched the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s viral thriller Contagion and didn’t walk away with a feeling that we’re all doomed to die alone in abject horror, then these six character posters might be enough to hammer that idea home. These images feature the six core cast members (Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Gwyneth Paltrow) in various stages of agitation, tension or distress. Not the most appealing way to look at each one, but the shots definitely get the point across.

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Source: /Film

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