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New Angels & Demons TV Spot March 29, 2009 9:05 pm

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angelsanddemonsew-1309Columbia Pictures has released a brand new TV spot for Angels & Demons.  Check it out after the jump.

Angels & Demons hits theaters on May 15, 2009. (more…)

Watch the First Five Minutes of Mutant Chronicles March 29, 2009 9:01 pm

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mutantchronicles-032909Hulu has posted the first five minutes of Simon Hunter’s Mutant Chronicles.  The film, starring Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Ddevon Aoki and John Malkovich, hits theaters on April 24th.  Watch the clip after the jump. (more…)

First Look: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice March 29, 2009 8:54 pm

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sorcerersapprentice-032909Shooting on Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is currently underway in New York City and thanks to JustJared and Celebrity-Gossip, we’ve got our first look at the film’s cast: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer.  Check out more images of Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel at JustJared, and more of Teresa Palmer at Celebrity-Gossip.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, March 27, 2009 March 28, 2009 11:54 pm

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, March 26, 2009 March 27, 2009 2:26 pm

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ABC To Air Ben Hur Miniseries March 27, 2009 12:56 am

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benhur-032709ABC will be airing a new four-hour Ben Hur miniseries. The $22.5 million production hails from Alchemy Television Group and Spain’s Drimtim Entertainment. Steve Shill (Rome) is on board to direct from a script penned by Alan Sharp (Rob Roy). Production is set to begin in May in Spain, Morocco and Canada. Casting is still underway.

The project will be presented by ABC as a limited series.  No air date has been set yet.

Source: Variety

Six New Harry Potter 6 Character Posters March 27, 2009 12:49 am

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harrypotterposters-032709MSN has debuted six new character posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  The posters feature Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape.  Click the image above to check out all six individually.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits convetional and IMAX theaters on June 17, 2009.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, March 25, 2009 March 26, 2009 11:09 pm

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Where the Wild Things Are Trailer March 25, 2009 6:55 pm

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wherethewildthingsare-032509The first trailer for Where the Wild Things Are has been released.  Watch it after the jump.

Where the Wild Things Are, based Maurice Sendaks’ book of the same name, is directed by Spike Jonze and hits theaters on October 16, 2009. (more…)

Sean Penn Set for The Three Stooges March 25, 2009 6:46 pm

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seanpenn-032509MGM and the Farrelly brothers have settled on their cast for The Three StoogesVariety has confirmed an earlier report that Sean Penn is set to play Larry, while negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly and Benicio Del Toro being targeted to play Moe.

Jim Carrey is expected to gain 40 or so pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Curly.

Variety reports that the film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

How to Train Your Dragon Promotional Image March 25, 2009 6:17 pm

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Animatoons has posted the first promotional image or DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon.

The Peter Hastings-directed animated film hits conventional and IMAX theaters on March 26, 2010.

via ComingSoon.net

40.35M Watched President Obama’s Second News Conference March 25, 2009 5:25 pm

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barackobama-032509The second press conference of President Barack Obama last night drew an audience of 40.35M viewers. The hour-long conference had a combined household rating of a 25.9 and was carried on 11 networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and mun2.

President Obama’s previous news conference was seen by 49.46M viewers in February.  Over the past week, the President has racked up impressive audiences for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (an 11.2 household metered market rating) last Thursday and 60 Minutes on Sunday (17.04M).

For comparative purposes, President Obama’s inauguration day celebration was seen by 37.79M viewers and his address to congress was watched by 52.37M viewers.

Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, March 24, 2009 March 25, 2009 3:27 pm

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New Trailer for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs March 25, 2009 3:22 pm

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Exclusive: 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' Trailer

20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.  You can watch the trailer over at MSN.com by clicking on the image above.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs hits theaters on July 1, 2009.


Two New Angels & Demons Posters March 25, 2009 3:17 pm

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angelsanddemonsposter-1-032509Filmsactu.com has unveiled two new posters, one domestic and one international, for Columbia Pictures’ Angels & Demons.  The prequel to the 2007 hit The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons stars Tom Hanks and is directed by Ron Howard.  Check out the other poster after the jump.

Angels & Demons hits theaters on May 15, 2009. (more…)

New X-Men Origins: Wolverine TV Spot March 25, 2009 3:12 pm

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IGN has posted a brand new TV spot for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  The spot also features an advertisement for X-MenOrigins.com/TimeWarrior, where you can play a new game based on the film.  Watch the TV spot after the jump.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009. (more…)

Transformers’ Megan Fox on the Cover of Empire March 25, 2009 3:06 pm

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meganfoxempirecover-032509Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) is featured on the cover of the new issue of Empire Magazine. The issue hits stores on Thursday, March 26th.  Click the image above to head on over to Empire for more on what’s covered in the issue.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters on June 24, 2009.

Seth Rogen Talks Green Hornet March 25, 2009 2:58 pm

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sethrogen-032509During a press event for his upcoming comedy Observe and Report, actor Seth Rogen talked about the upcoming superhero film The Green Hornet.  Rogen once again confirmed that the film has a “tentative start date” for the end of June.  Rogen also talked a bit about Stephen Chow’s invovlement:

He’s kind of our mascot. (laughs) He may be Kato. I’m not 100% sure if that’s the case, but it’s a very likely possibility. I’m not sure. Honestly, we’re kind of in the very early phases right now. We’re just putting those elements in place so I’m being honest. I honestly don’t know yet.

Similarly to what he told SCI FI Wire, the character will be Lone Ranger’s grandnephew:

He’s actually the Lone Ranger’s grandnephew. The Lone Ranger is owned by Jerry Bruckheimer so that probably limits the amount of involvement we can actually have in that movie. We were inspired by the original. We kind of took what we thought was good and left what we didn’t. Honestly, we didn’t feel any real obligation living up to the original because the radio plays totally different than the TV show which is different than the comic book. There is no real set way.

Source: Superhero Hype!

Bob Barket to Guest Star on The Price Is Right! March 25, 2009 2:25 pm

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thepriceisright-032509Bob Barker, the legendary emcee and former host of The Price Is Right!, will return to the show Wednesday to tape a guest apperance.  His appearance is part of the promotional tour for Priceless Memories, his new autobiography.

CBS plans to air Mr. Barker’s guest spot on April 16th.

Bob Barker stepped down as host of the hit daytime game show in 2007, after 35 years.  Drew Carey currently hosts the show.

Source: TV Week

George Lopez to Host Late-Night TBS Show March 25, 2009 2:19 pm

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georgelopez-032509TBS is entering the late-night talk show ring, tapping actor/comedian George Lopez to host a new talk show.  The network handed the project, still untitled, a 34-week order after seeing a presentation.  The show will launch in November, airing at 11pm Monday-Thursday.

“If change can come to the White House, then change can come to late-night,” Lopez said. “Yes I can!”

According to THR, the show will feature celebrity guests, live music and comedy acts and the audience will be encouraged to interact with Lopez and his guests.

New Astro Boy Trailer March 25, 2009 2:07 pm

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astroboyvideo-032509Summit Entertainment has released a second teaser trailer for the upcoming computer-animated film Astro Boy.  Watch it after the jump.

Astro Boy hits theaters on October 23, 2009. (more…)

Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, March 23, 2009 March 24, 2009 5:31 pm

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ABC’s Dancing With the Stars drew more than 20 million viewers, leading the network comfortably past the competition to take first place on the evening.  Week three of Castle didn’t go so well, however, with the show dipping by double-digits across the board, and falling below 10 million viewers (Note: The numbers will likely fall more when the finals are released because DWTS ran two minutes into the 10:00pm hour).

Following in second place was CBS.  I’m confused about why the network decided to move How I Met Your Mother to 8:00pm and put a repeat at 8:30pm, but whatever the reason, it did not work at all.  The show dipped significantly (by more than double-digits).  Rules of Engagement also slipped a bit at 9:30pm (it led out of a repeat of Two and a Half Men) but managed a still healthy number among adults 18-49, with near 100% retention among the demo (I know it aired out of a repeat, but its still noteworthy).  CSI: Miami closed out the evening as the night’s #2 most-watched program after Dancing With the Stars.

Fox aired a repeat of House last night, but an original episode of 24 kept the network in a solid third place, with very little loss in viewership from the week prior.

NBC was stuck in fourth place with original installments of Chuck, Heroes and Medium. The biggest news is that Heroes hit series lows yet again.

And rounding out the was The CW which failed to get much traction out of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.

Full ratings and breakdown’s, including my full analysis, week-to-week comparisons, etc., follow after the jump.

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New Star Trek TV Spot March 24, 2009 1:50 am

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startrek-032409Paramount has released a brand new 30-second TV spot (#3) for Star Trek.  The new spot recycles some of what we’ve already seen in past trailers/spots, but also includes some new scenes.  Watch it embedded after the jump. (more…)

Survivor: Live Opening in Theme Parks this Summer March 24, 2009 1:06 am

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survivorlogo-032409CBS Consumer Products has sealed a deal to bring the stage show Survivor: Live to three theme parks this summer.

“Audience involvement is key to the success of ‘Survivor,’ and we’ve been looking to make that tangible and real,” said Liz Kalodner, exec VP and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. “It took us a little time to create something that replicated the essence of the show.”

According to Variety, the half-hour program will use clips from the TV series — as well as actors portraying previous contestants — and divide the audience into four “tribes.” Volunteers from the crowd will go through a series of four challenges, leading eventually to a sole winner.

The show will debut May 2 at Denver’s Elitch Gardens and Oklahoma City’s Frontier City.  On May 23rd a third show, at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort in Darien Center, N.Y., will open.

Chelsea Handler Inks 3-year Deal March 24, 2009 1:02 am

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chelseahandler-032409Chelsea Handler, host of the E! Entertainment latenight show Chelsea Lately, has inked a new 3-year deal with parent company Comcast Entertainment Group that will keep her at the network for at least the next three years.

The deal, said to be worth as much as eight figures, means that Handler will continue as the host and executive producer of the latenight show through 2012.

Source: Variety